Thursday, May 23 2013 1:18 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:18:53 GMT
It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:37 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:37:34 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:06:56 GMT
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area. In Lake Charles, swarms could be seen in several areas including around the Racquet Club on Lake Street. We have alsoMore >>
You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:03:25 GMT
The week of May 18-24 is National Boating Safety Week and the officers of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are patrolling the waterways making sure everyone is following the rules andMore >>
As the holiday weekend approaches, officers of the LDWF want boaters to be safe on the waterways.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:30:09 GMT
When we think about tough jobs, working in the funeral industry is probably pretty close to the top of the list. While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles manMore >>
While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles man has found his calling: Cremating pets inside the region's only retail pet crematory.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.