Friday, May 24 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-25 03:20:27 GMT
For a family in Lake Charles, one phone call changed everything. The aftermath of the Moore, Okla. tornado revealed the loss of a loved one. One of the children who died at a school destroyed by the tornadoMore >>
A family in Lake Charles mourns the loss of a young relative in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.
Friday, May 24 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:43:00 GMT
The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a bank robbery suspect. The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon. Investigators say a black male subjectMore >>
The Vernon Bank branch on Colony Boulevard in New Llano was robbed Thursday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:22 GMT
A kindergartner at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles read 875 books in one school year. Sophia Moss is 5-years-old and she loves to read. "A lot of the days I read books. It's justMore >>
Sophia loves to read. She even wrote her own book and did her book report on it! And even though she's just beginning her academic career, it's only the beginning of her story.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:24:38 GMT
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort. In Westlake, people from all over Southwest Louisiana donated items for the tornado victims. It all started with one manMore >>
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:51:00 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 >>
DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - Command Sgt. Major Stephen Hickman is just back from his third tour of duty in the Middle East, a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He remembers most the elections in Iraq and how proud the Iraqi people were when they were allowed to vote in a democratic election.
"Some of these people had to walk 25 miles to the voting polls," said Hickman. "That was a great thing. They let you know that they really wanted to see their country do good. On my recent deployment, I got to see all the good that the U.S. Military had done."
Hickman received a Bronze Star in 2004 when his vehicle was struck by an IED. He led his patrol in suppressing the enemy, repelling an attack without any casualties. He says his experience in the guard has taught him a lot.
"I think it teaches discipline and responsibility. I benefited from those things. I'm a more disciplined person and more responsible than prior to joining National Guard."
Returning home, he felt nothing but support from Americans who greeted him.
"When you land in Dallas and you go through customs and you open the door, there is a walkway. There are 2 or 300 people standing there welcoming you back. Veterans from a hundred to a baby. It's such a great feeling. It literally brings tears to your eyes."
Now a Shift Supervisor at Ampacet, Stephen Hickman says he has gotten nothing but support from his Beauregard parish employer.