Thursday, May 23 2013 1:42 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:42:36 GMT
It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:37 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:37:34 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:06:56 GMT
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area. In Lake Charles, swarms could be seen in several areas including around the Racquet Club on Lake Street. We have alsoMore >>
You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:03:25 GMT
The week of May 18-24 is National Boating Safety Week and the officers of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are patrolling the waterways making sure everyone is following the rules andMore >>
As the holiday weekend approaches, officers of the LDWF want boaters to be safe on the waterways.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:30:09 GMT
When we think about tough jobs, working in the funeral industry is probably pretty close to the top of the list. While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles manMore >>
While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles man has found his calling: Cremating pets inside the region's only retail pet crematory.More >>
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U.S. Army Captain Debbie McElhannon began her military career as a diesel mechanic in the Marines. But after marriage and a child, she decided to settle down, so to speak, in the Army Reserves.
"Coming from active duty Marine Corps to Army Reserves, it was a lot more relaxed atmosphere, than what I was used to in the Marines," said McElhannon. "It wasn't difficult to switch, because I'm pretty flexible, but it was very different."
Captain McElhannon has served in both Kuwait and Iraq, in the Army's 336th Finance division, where she worked with contractors.
"We funded a lot of what they call commander emergency response missions, which help the economy, the civilian populations, so that they could have schools and that kind of thing."
Currently training at the Army Reserve Center in Lake Charles, Captain McElhannon says she wants to stay in the reserves.
"Just being able to serve your country and make sure the freedoms that you have now are going to continue when my kids grow up to be my age. That's the biggest thing that keeps me here."
For now, McElhannon enjoys living at home with her husband two sons. She could get a call anytime for another tour of duty overseas.