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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DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -
The DeRidder Police Department launched a new smart phone application to allow the public to send in anonymous crime-related tips.
"It's a program that allows people to send anonymous text messages, or videos or pictures so they can make reports to the police anonymously," Communications Dispatcher at the DeRidder PD Jay Purdue said.
The app is called iWatch DeRidder and has only been out for a few weeks now according to Purdue. He believes a lot of people don't call and make complaints because he or she is afraid to give out their identity.
"I think being able to make anonymous complaints is going to be able to help law enforcement receive more tips," Purdue said.
The app allows you to send picture, text and video tips. Once the app is opened, hit the tab "Send A Complete Tip," fill out what you know and follow the instructions from there. The tip will be sent directly to DeRidder Police.
"It's just going to make it much more valuable to law enforcement to be able to have those pictures as evidence and also video and like I said with anonymity it'll let people report things anonymously," he said.
A good tool to have especially for when you least expect it.