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 >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:33 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:33:22 GMT
A kindergartner at T.S. Cooley Elementary Magnet School in Lake Charles read 875 books in one school year. Sophia Moss is 5-years-old and she loves to read. "A lot of the days I read books. It's justMore >>
Sophia loves to read. She even wrote her own book and did her book report on it! And even though she's just beginning her academic career, it's only the beginning of her story.More >>
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 >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
"It was poor judgment and poor taste in some of the wording," Terry Danieley said.
"I don't see why anyone would downplay what he is doing," Kaleb Francis said.
The family of the soldier released this statement:
"We as a family are extremely proud of our son and his accomplishments. He has always been an exceptional and driven individual. Caleb had other opportunities, yet chose to join the USMC. We respect him for that decision. The current situation concerning the Madison County Crier and its editor, Frances Madeson, has become extremely convoluted. Our community coming together in support of one of their own has been incredible. The dialogue that is currently taking place is equally as incredible. There have been many articulate views expressed by those in the community insulted by her actions (and follow-up responses). While she has now written hundreds of words further criticizing the community, she has yet to write the three simple words everyone, especially my son, deservedly needs to hear, "I am sorry". If her desire is to see change, then perhaps she should begin with humility."
The editor of the paper could not be reached for comment at this point.
Killian will report to Camp Pendleton, Calif. at the School of Infantry for next round of training.