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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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
LSU Campus police are cranking up the investigation into Monday's bomb threat and looking for the responsible for making the phone call.
"When we get a threat like this we're going to do an assessment and we're going to respond," said Colonel Mike Edmonson of the Louisiana State Police.
That response equaled a multi-agency effort at the local, state and federal levels. Those agencies are working together in the Fusion Center at the State Police compound pursuing leads by analysts as the investigation rolls on. What is not in question however, are the serious charges the person responsible for the threat faces.
"As silly as this phone call could end up being think about the fact that you could spend 15 years in hard labor behind bars for this and that's just state charges, that's not counting federal charges," added Edmonson.
The evacuation of the LSU campus was more like shutting down a city ranking in the top ten in the state in size and while the cost of that evacuation is hard to tabulate, officials say there is no doubt it is massive.
"Probably a high cost involved not only in a dollar amount but in emotions and everything that goes into shutting down a campus, a small city as you said, and then bringing that back up," said LSU Vice Chancellor Herb Vincent.
"You're certainly looking at thousands of dollars when you look at people's salaries and equipment that has to be moved over to do that but you're not only looking at it from State Police and Department of Public Safety, but from LSU, police department, sheriff's department, our federal partners who had to stop what they're doing and respond to something like this," said Edmonson.