Saturday, May 25 2013 11:58 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:58:41 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 8:31 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:31:47 GMT
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 >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:18:04 GMT
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.
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 >>
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Flying targeted missions over North Africa and Europe, William E. Krebs of Lake Charles served as a bombardier navigator on board a B-25 in World War Two. Krebs says his crew narrowly missed an eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
"We had been to North Africa, Sicily and then were just getting into Italy when Vesuvius blew," said Krebs. "It wiped out all of our airplanes. We lost 80 airplanes to that mountain."
Krebs says their main objective was to knock out specific targets at a relatively low altitude of 10 thousand feet.
"We didn't do aerial bombing at all. Everything we did was pinpoint. Railroad bridge, highway bridge, ferry landings. We locked onto the auto pilot system. So the bombardier flew the airplane and dropped the bombs."
Krebs says he lost some of his original flight squad in the missions.
"The radio man and the tail gunner ended up in a pow camp. The pilot was killed."
William Krebs survived and later worked with the helicopter industry in Southwest Louisiana after the war. He's now a member of American Legion Post 1 in Lake Charles.