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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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>
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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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One of Cajun music's most respected musicians has died, according to KATC-TV.
Hadley Castille, a Louisiana fiddling legend, died following a fight with cancer, the Lafayette television station reports.
Castille, 79, was best known for his Cajun Swing-style of fiddling. He admired the music of another Cajun fiddler, Harry Choates, whom Castille first heard play as a child. Choates, who died in 1951 at age 28, was known as the "Fiddle King of Cajun Swing."
Noted DeRidder fiddler Ron Yule featured Castille in his book, Louisiana Fiddlers. Yule said that Castille loved to perform and loved people.
"He was a great fiddler and very unique," Yule said. "He played Cajun music well, but he also played Swing fiddle real well. He played a rhythmic, swingy fiddle."
Castille was born in Leonville in 1933. According to Yule's Louisiana Fiddlers, Castille took an interest in the fiddle around age nine.
"On days when it was too hot for 'little' Hadley to help with the farming, he'd stay in the house. He had been listening to his brother play and decided to try it, so he would take the fiddle off the armoire and start trying to learn," Yule wrote.
According to KATC-TV, funeral arrangements are pending for Castille.