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 >>
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Joining the U.S. Navy exactly one year to the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor, Don Lovitt knew he wanted to serve his country. In fact, Lovitt was on board the U.S.S. Saratoga out in the Pacific when Pearl Harbor was attacked. They returned to Pearl three days later.
"We went into the bay and the big battleships were laying on the bottom," said Lovitt. "The Arizona...oil was still coming up from the Arizona and it was a terrible, terrible sight."
Lovitt served as a radioman on board a dive bomber. He was eventually transferred to the U.S.S. Yorktown and witnessed the Battle of Midway.
"We sent out 42 torpedo planes and 41 were shot down. We lost all of them without a torpedo hit. The Japanese thought they were really victorious in doing all that. So they were refueling and putting on more bombs when our dive bombers hit them. They had a field day."
Many feel the Battle of Midway was a turning point in the war.
"Us veterans knew it was the battle we had to win. The Japanese would have been supreme over the seas. They could have easily taken Hawaii and attacked the U.S. Mainland."