Saturday, May 25 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:58:41 GMT
A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
A local woman is among a group of Red Cross volunteers from Lake Charles in Moore, Oklahoma. While she's been on many disaster recovery trips she said this one has taking on a personal meaning.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:31:47 GMT
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday around 9:08 p.m. Employees told police a blackMore >>
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday at 9:08 p.m.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:18:04 GMT
The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
Keeping an eye on those having fun on the water. More >>
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 >>
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The only mental health initiative of its kind in Calcasieu Parish, Positive Connections holds grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at their address on Weaver Road in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Positive Connections is a school that provides services to children within the Calcasieu Parish School System with serious mental health concerns.
The mission statement: "To empower the student with academic difficulties and mental health concerns to maximize their educational potential in close collaboration with family and community agencies."
The school is opened to residents of Calcasieu Parish who are Pre-K through High School. High School students are helped through hospital homebound services. High school students' mental health services are provided by Positive Connections.
There are currently 9 children enrolled. The maximum capacity at the school is 12 students.
Wayne Savoy, Superintendent of Schools for Calcasieu Parish boasts a 45 community agency collaboration. Savoy says when it comes to Positive Connections, there is a united front as it relates to mental disorders and issues that affect our children.
Project Director for Positive Connections, Ernest Fruge, says the school's grant is will end June 2012. Fruge says officials plan on looking to billing sources like medicaid, private insurance and corporate donations to pull through with funding the school an additional year. Fruge says it take about $500K a year for Positive Connections to operate fully.