Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:46:29 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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:23:47 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 >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:36:47 GMT
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducingMore >>
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducing that deficit.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:58:28 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 >>
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As a truck driver for the U.S. Army during World War Two, Leo Bradley saw his share of battle in the Pacific. He vividly remembers Kamikaze attacks on his fleet while traveling from Australia to New Guinea.
"They played ball with us..with the ships," said Bradley. "They had a one way trip. They fueled one way into your smoke stack. I saw one miss the ship I was on. I said, "thank you Jesus." He hit the water. Boom. You never saw him no more."
The Japanese used an English speaking radio personality named Tokyo Rose to intimidate U.S. Soldiers in the pacific. Bradley remembers hearing her broadcasts.
"She'd play low-down blues for us. Then she'd say "tonight you bloody Americans, I'll be sending 18 bombers over on you boys. She wasn't lying. And we'd be waiting."
And to this day, Bradley has nightmares about what he saw in wartime, including the Battle for Okinawa.
"Sometimes now I can't look at a war picture. And when I look at it, I think that's where I was and sometimes my eyes get full."