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.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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Colors for a Cause raised awareness and funding to help fight childhood cancer. The nonprofit organization held its first annual "Be Bold Go Gold" 5k run and one mile walk Saturday morning in Westlake.
"We had more than 400 people participating in the run and walk, but we expect more than a thousand to come through here today at Pinederosa Park. We have a bike run and fun jumps for the kids. The turn out has been great," said Todd Parker, with Colors for a Cause.
According to Parker on average 46 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every day. Seven of those diagnosed lose their battle. The Colors for a Cause organization is the legacy of 10 year old Brennan Daigle who lost his battle with cancer in May of 2011.
"I would just like for everybody to look around at some of the families that have a child with cancer and see how you can help them out because these families are under a tremendous burden. If you know of a family put them in contact with Colors for a Cause Louisiana and we will try to help them the most that we can," said Parker.
Chase Smith, 8, is a cancer survivor and walked with family and friends to raise awareness. He was diagnosed with leukemia at 4 years old after his mom and swim instructor detected early signs.
"My swim teacher noticed me swimming under because I was supposed to be kicking up and then my mom saw I had a lot of bruises on my leg and then they brought me to the doctor and that's how I got diagnosed," said Smith.
All proceeds raised will help Colors for a Cause continue their mission of helping cover expenditures for families dealing with childhood cancer.