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 >>
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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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It was July 3, 2010 when Skyliar Motichek was attending a family Independence Day party in Ruston, when he heard cries for help. It seems Skyliar's little brother, Parker, was found underwater in a swimming pool and he wasn't moving.
"He fell in and Miss Donna saw him and was trying to help, but she had her daughter and she was calling for help so I jumped in and got him out," said Skyliar.
The adult in the pool had another child with her and couldn't get Parker out. That's when she called for help and Skyliar dove in.
Jason Modisette heard screams and quickly rushed to the scene.
"We heard the screaming of a child and we knew right away it was ours," said James. "When I ran through the gate, the first thing I saw was Skyliar coming out of the pool with Parker. Then I saw how severe it was."
His mother, Toni Modisette is thankful Skyliar was there.
"I thank God that Skyliar was there at the right place at the right time," recalled Toni. "I don't know where he was or if he was right there when it all happened when it actually took place, or just heard someone hollering for help. I'm glad his instincts kicked in to help."
Once out of the water, Parker started coughing and spitting out water and is fine today.
"I was a little scared after it," said Skyliar. "But anyone would be after that."
For his quick action, Skyliar Motichek of Troop 88 in Westlake was awarded the Heroism Award.... presented by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America for putting into practice his Scouting skills and ideals.