Thursday, December 5 2013 11:20 AM EST2013-12-05 16:20:45 GMT
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.According to federal officials, the helicopter was attempting to leave a field when the wind shifted, causingMore >>
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:25 AM EST2013-12-05 14:25:11 GMT
The holiday season is supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But for those who have lost a loved one, Christmas can be very blue - lasting into the start of a new year. December 5th marksMore >>
The holiday season can be very blue for someone who has lost a loved one. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how to find joy in new traditions and move past holiday depression.More >>
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.
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Military veterans have long awaited a new medical clinic in Lake Charles, but it's being delayed. A letter from the Veterans administration to Congressman Charles Boustany says there was a bureaucratic mistake dealing with the bid proposals for the clinics in Lake Charles and Lafayette.
Boustany is furious and seeking a meeting with the Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington D.C. Mistakes made that now require them to repeat the process of seeking proposals. He hoped the clinic would open this year or next. But now another delay of at least a year. "This is just unacceptable. And for those who have waited and have worked, they've organized, they've been patient, it's absolutely wrong. You cannot treat our veterans that way," said Boustany.
Boustany was in Jennings for a town hall meeting during which he gave an overview of his priorities--such as what he calls Medicare's "unsustainable path" and the "tidal wave of debt." "We're basically telling our children and our grandchildren, 'you're gonna owe China, and Japan and other foreign countries all this borrowed money,"said Boustany.
He also heard concerns from constituents. Former State Senator Jerry Theunissen talked about the need for an energy policy. He favors the Keystone pipeline. Said Theunissen, "That's something that could be done in a hurry and also help reduction of the price at the pump."
Boustany agreed. "It would create 20,000 new construction jobs and God knows how many thousands of jobs on the Gulf Coast in our refineries here in Louisiana and Texas. And yet the Obama administration is intent on shutting that project down. They've blocked it after it's been studied to death. That means the oil in Canada will have to be shipped by truck which is very expensive to get it to our Gulf Coast refineries. And the Canadian prime minister said, 'If you all don't want our oil, we're gonna send it to China. We'll send it to Asia.' That doesn't help American energy security."
Boustany is up for re-election in November. When Louisiana lost a congressional seat the 7th District, which he represents now, became part of District 3. The process threw Boustany and current District 3 Congressman Jeff Landry into what will be the new District 3. It's likely Landry will also run, though he's not yet made an official announcement.