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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It is not every day that you will see the staff at a high school with hot pink hair and punk rock clothes! But Friday at Barbe High School, it was a sight that could not be missed!
Students there started collecting money for lung cancer awareness and research after they got back from their Mardi Gras break. An extra incentive to raise the money was that everyone in the front office would show their "punk power" if students raised more than $4,000.
These go-getter students are now at $8,000 and counting! It is an amazing outpouring of support that hits close to home for one student, 11th grader Katie Henning. "One of my lifelong friends, Mr. Ben Mount, passed away this past winter and I just wanted to do whatever I could to try to help get more people involved to raise money to stop lung cancer," she said.
The money raised will be donated to the local Free to Breathe chapter and will be used to help fund research for lung cancer.
Jillian Nunez is the girls' P.E. coach at Barbe and the official leader in the fundraising efforts. Her classes have donated a total of $2,500. "It's just the feeling they get to give, because every time they hand us money and donate money I explain to them: you're saving lives and they get excited about that and they really understand the cause and why they're donating," she said.
Nunez lost her grandfather to lung cancer and says that is one of the driving forces behind her push to give.
Every school in Calcasieu Parish is helping to raise money for Free to Breathe with ideas that can be duplicated anywhere - like a jeans day for $1 or concession stand donations.
You can also get involved by making plans to attend the 4th annual Free to Breathe Lake Charles Lung Cancer 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk. This year's event is in memory of Ben Mount, who recently lost his battle with lung cancer. It is in honor of Cindy Hornsby - who is still fighting her own battle today.
All proceeds will benefit the Louisiana Lung Cancer Partnership's research, education and awareness programs.