Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:46:29 GMT
It was a call from coworkers on April 24, 1989 that led Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies to the 923 S. Division Street after Beryl Robichaux, 35, failed to show up for shift at a local cab company. "OnceMore >>
It's been more than 24 years since a Lake Charles woman was discovered stabbed to death inside her apartment and authorities still don't have a suspect. In this week's Cold Case Investigation KPLC's Lee Peck takes a look at the circumstances leading up to the murder of Beryl Robichaux.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:23:47 GMT
One family in Iowa, La. felt helpless as the EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., a town where relatives lived. For Lisa Farque and Sara LaFargue, it was a terrifying moment watching the tornadoMore >>
Imagine having family in the pathway of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. For one family in Iowa, that nightmare was a reality. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:36:47 GMT
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducingMore >>
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducing that deficit.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:58:28 GMT
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at "Downtown at Sundown" in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Since 2004, the group has blended together various musical stylesMore >>
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at Downtown at Sundown in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 24.More >>
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - They started coming home on Saturday. Members of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade based out of Southwest Louisiana had been in Iraq since February of this year. But having served their country for the required amount of time, many of them are back here for good.
"It's been a long year," said Neil Conner, father of soldier Kade Conner. "I am very happy to have him home now."
"It's pretty exciting being back for Christmas," said Kade. "At first, we weren't sure we were gonna make it back in time."
In January, the 256th mobilized and deployed about 3,000 troops to Iraq as they began their second tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The Louisiana Guardsmen helped set the conditions for the withdrawal of U.S. Armed Forces and equipment.
"My son Brian Allen has been in Iraq since February," said Jeanne O'Quinn of Sulphur.
And so we salute these young men and women of the 256th brigade of the National Guard as this week's KPLC Billy Navarre Hometown Patriots.