Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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LOUISVILLE (WAVE) - Gas prices have begun to slide in some areas, but expectations are that they will once again approach the four-dollar mark before long. So, we're all looking for any way we can to save money, and your Smart phone may actually be able to help, at least a little, when it comes to relieving the pain at the pump.
There's new app's out there that can help you save on gas. Smart phone app's like 'Gas Buddy' might end up being this year's most popular. This app can allow the user to check for the cheapest gas prices in any given area. The information comes from like-minded consumers utilizing a concept called crowd-sourcing, according to CNET Editor Brian Cooley.
"Crowd sourcing means people like you who have the app installed when you go to a gas station while you're filling up you say 'uh, I got a second or two, I'll enter the gas prices at this gas station and then everyone else can see that information."
Apple's app for the I-Phone is called 'Fuel Finder', but relies on 'Gas Buddy' for its information, which is constantly being updated from people standing right at the gas pump.
"I think the real value here is that you're going to get a very community oriented take on where the cheapest gas is in a way that only thousands of real eyeballs in the street could ever do," says Cooley.
These app's cost very little or nothing at all, and a serious upswing in use is expected if gas prices go even higher.