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The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. "It was a 90 calendar day project and we've finished 12 daysMore >>
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. More >>
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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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Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, putting together his latest creation, a water well drilling rig. It's just one of several wooden models he has assembled from hand over the years. "IMore >>
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, creating one-of-kind pieces from various kinds of wood.More >>
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End of life decisions are incredibly tough to make, yet every day, family members make arrangements for the death of a loved one. But what about for a beloved pet? I take you inside the region's onlyMore >>
Six hundred family pets were cremated at the region's only retail pet crematory, Pet Angels in Lake Charles, last year. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how the operations work and talks to a family that knows the pain of losing pets.More >>
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June 6, 1944 is day George Babineaux will never forget. He was part of the U.S. Army's first wave to storm Omaha beach at Normandy on D-Day. Just like in the movie, "Saving Private Ryan," the minute the doors to his Higgins boat dropped down, they were attacked.
"They were waiting for us," recalled Babineaux. "I couldn't believe it. They opened up on us. I was the machine gunner. I had to pick up my gun and a wave came up and it almost drowned me."
Once he hit land, he took off. He says a Bible and a metal spoon in his front pocket saved his life from a German bullet.
"I started running. I didn't bother about the gun. I just took off. I got halfway and they hit me in the Bible and it threw me on my back."
George was the only one of his 17 member platoon to survive D-Day. He says it's something that has haunted him ever since.
"It's unspeakable. It was 60 something years ago and I have to think about it. I tried to forget it."