Saturday, May 25 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:58:41 GMT
A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
A local woman is among a group of Red Cross volunteers from Lake Charles in Moore, Oklahoma. While she's been on many disaster recovery trips she said this one has taking on a personal meaning.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:31:47 GMT
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday around 9:08 p.m. Employees told police a blackMore >>
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday at 9:08 p.m.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:18:04 GMT
The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
Keeping an eye on those having fun on the water. More >>
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 >>
MOSS BLUFF, LA(KPLC) - Keith Waddell of Moss Bluff knows what hard work, dedication and commitment mean to his job. Not just as Commander of the 139th Support Group for the Louisiana National Guard, but also as an educator in Calcasieu Parish. Waddell served in Iraq in 07 and 08 in Baghdad...making a neighborhood safe from insurgents.
"A large part of our work took part in Sadr City," said Waddell. "While we were there, we constructed the wall that separated the market from Sadr City as an initiative to get them economy going again."
It wasn't always easy.
"You're in a combat situation. We did have some of our vehicles that were hit by IEDs and EFPs. There's always a lot of concern with that. We lost one soldier when I was there, my new Sgt. Terrell Gilmore. We had several injured along the way."
Waddell says the things he learned in the military translate well into his current job as coach and teacher at Sam Houston High.
"Those values I learned from my parents and from the military I think have given me everything I have. I'm just trying to pass it on. I know I'm at a very influential point as a teacher and a coach."