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A day after the deadly tornado ripped through Moore, Oklahoma a Red Cross response team from Lake Charles rolled into ground zero. "We got here on Tuesday morning. Tuesday morning at about 7:30 in theMore >>
A local woman is among a group of Red Cross volunteers from Lake Charles in Moore, Oklahoma. While she's been on many disaster recovery trips she said this one has taking on a personal meaning.More >>
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Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday around 9:08 p.m. Employees told police a blackMore >>
Lake Charles Police are investigating an a second armed robbery this month at the Subway restaurant on Ryan Street. The latest incident happened Friday at 9:08 p.m.More >>
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The Lake Arthur Regatta brought in many people to enjoy the music, food and fun, especially boaters out on the lake. But it's all about keeping this fun time a safe one. "We'll have around 200 volunteersMore >>
Keeping an eye on those having fun on the water. More >>
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.
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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 >>
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The deadline has now passed to register to vote in the November 6 presidential election.
It was busy at the old Calcasieu Courthouse as people crowded in to register at the last minute.
Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler came through town to help drum up voter participation and let people know how to honor vets with their vote.
Schedler predicts large voter turnout on election day too, so he urges people to prepare and plan accordingly. " Presidential election means larger voter turnout. We were 72% of 2.9 million voters in 2008. We're anticipating roughly the same, and don't get lulled to sleep because unfortunately voter turnout in local elections is 20-25% which is something we're trying to work on to improve. But keep in mind this will be triple that amount," said Schedler.
And besides the civic duty to vote, those who participate can also dedicate their vote to honor veterans. Schedler says it's a way to show appreciation for servicemen and women on the web and by displaying the bumper sticker and lapel pin you'll receive. "You merely go to my web site. It's honor vets.vote. You go in, you get a nice certificate, whoever you want to honor. If it's your dad, give it to your mom if she's still alive or whatever it may be or to that neighbor for that kid who's over there right now and it just says, you know, Tom Schedler honors Sgt. John Smith, U.S. Air Force. Certificate, you get a lapel pin if you so desire and a nice, little, small, not obnoxious, bumper sticker that's just about five inches. It says I'm honoring a veteran with my vote," explained Schedler.
So much of the voting process is computerized now, it might make some wonder if it all works the way it should. Schedler has complete confidence in Louisiana's system. "We test that constantly. And we have not had an error in an electronic election division in, I can't remember when,"said Schedler.
And so, he urges voters to get informed and participate. early voting starts October 23rd runs to the 30th.