Wednesday, May 22 2013 9:13 AM EDT2013-05-22 13:13:42 GMT
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 >>
600 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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:14 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:14:05 GMT
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at "Downtown at Sundown" in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Since 2004, the group has blended together various musical stylesMore >>
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at Downtown at Sundown in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 24.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:04 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:04:58 GMT
One family in Iowa, La. felt helpless as the EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., a town where relatives lived. For Lisa Farque and Sara LaFargue, it was a terrifying moment watching the tornadoMore >>
Imagine having family in the pathway of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. For one family in Iowa, that nightmare was a reality. More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:01 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:01:06 GMT
It was a call from coworkers on April 24, 1989 that led Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies to the 923 S. Division Street after Beryl Robichaux, 35, failed to show up for shift at a local cab company. "OnceMore >>
It's been more than 24 years since a Lake Charles woman was discovered stabbed to death inside her apartment and authorities still don't have a suspect. In this week's Cold Case Investigation, KPLC's Lee Peck takes a look at the circumstances leading up to the murder of Beryl Robichaux.More >>
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As the recently elected commander of Louisiana's American Legion, Larry Abshire is putting a lot of miles on his car. As commander, he's expected to travel 40 to 50 thousand miles in a year's time, meeting with fellow veterans, lawmakers and others about veterans' causes and pushing for the flag amendment.
"The flag amendment is to protect our flag," said Abshire. "Not burn it. Not desecrate it. It's unbelievable that our senators and congressmen can't come to grips on this when over 90 percent of all the people in the United States wants this."
Abshire served in the Vietnam war, on board the USS Coral Sea. His job was to make sure the planes were safe to fly.
"We literally went underneath the plane with the engine at 100 percent. We checked to make sure there were not hydraulic leaks, no mechanical malfunctions, pulled some pins out of the bombs to arm the bombs."
As a Vietnam veteran, Abshire is concerned that Iraqi War Veterans get the help they need.
"They're suffering a lot of trauma. They're coming back very much like we did from Vietnam with PTSD. We didn't know what PTSD was at that time. We know now. Those kinds of things hopefully they're getting proper care for".