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The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. "It was a 90 calendar day project and we've finished 12 daysMore >>
The main runway at Lake Charles Regional Airport will reopen Wednesday after months of construction and modernization forced its closure. More >>
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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 >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-22 15:55:03 GMT
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, putting together his latest creation, a water well drilling rig. It's just one of several wooden models he has assembled from hand over the years. "IMore >>
Ralph "Pie" Sonnier stays busy in his Sulphur workshop, creating one-of-kind pieces from various kinds of wood.More >>
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) and Troop D of the Louisiana State Police, along with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), hosted a national Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, encouraging residents to turn in old and expired prescription medications.
According to the DEA, the take back day addresses the issue of public safety and public health by preventing pill abuse and theft by having the public "rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs."
Lake Charles resident J.E. Hebert agrees with the DEA which is why he dropped off a box full of medication that belonged to his brother-in-law before he died.
"We don't have any use for all of this stuff in the house anymore," Hebert said. "This way, it helps the environment because all of this medicine isn't being flushed down the toilet or in the drains."
During the national take back day last April, 552,161 pounds of prescription drugs were collected at over 5,000 sites around the country.