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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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:22 GMT
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Friday, May 24 2013 7:24 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:24:38 GMT
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort. In Westlake, people from all over Southwest Louisiana donated items for the tornado victims. It all started with one manMore >>
Southwest Louisiana is doing its part in the Oklahoma tornado recovery effort.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 5:51 PM EDT2013-05-24 21:51:00 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 >>
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - For many businesses uptown, the convention brought one of two things - feast or famine.
"All this extra cheese right here. You know, we thought we were going to use all of this and maybe still run out," James Haney said, pointing at a fridge full of mozzarella. At the restaurant where he works, Pie in the Sky, tucked away in the historic Latta Arcade on South Tryon, they did very little in sales at all.
"We just didn't do good," Haney said. "We were expecting to have lines through the door. Most restaurants raised their prices you know for the DNC. We kept ours exactly the same. You know, not what we were expecting."
Over at Harvest Moon Grille, however, Sheldon Schrieber says they had a very different experience.
"We were busy for dinner last night, slammed for breakfast," he said. Harvest Moon is also on South Tryon, but it sits where all the action was. "It was like a real big party and everyone is invited," he said.
The clubs and bars at EpiCenter were absolutely packed. A source says one pulled in about $100,000. And back at Pie and the Sky's end of town, this CVS did well too, packing in hundreds of extra customers.
Haney is disappointed, but he doesn't blame himself. "I even put a pizza suit on, and stood out in front. I looked like a slice of pizza. It didn't work."