Thursday, December 5 2013 11:20 AM EST2013-12-05 16:20:45 GMT
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.According to federal officials, the helicopter was attempting to leave a field when the wind shifted, causingMore >>
A Sikorsky S76 helicopter crashed at Port Fourchon at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, KATC-TV 3 reports.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:25 AM EST2013-12-05 14:25:11 GMT
The holiday season is supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year." But for those who have lost a loved one, Christmas can be very blue - lasting into the start of a new year. December 5th marksMore >>
The holiday season can be very blue for someone who has lost a loved one. KPLC's Britney Glaser finds out how to find joy in new traditions and move past holiday depression.More >>
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.
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
As the nation observes Veterans Day, a new veterans' memorial wall was dedicated Monday at the Combre Cemetery in Lake Charles.
The idea to build a veterans' memorial at the cemetery came when Sgt. Ernest Mitchell visited a memorial at a cemetery out-of-state.
Mitchell said he was so moved by the memorial he visited that he wanted to bring one to a Lake Area cemetery.
Mitchell worked with veterans from the American Legion Post 551 to fund and build the wall. He said he was determined to build something that would appropriately honor the men and women who sacrifice daily for America's freedoms.
"Somebody has to do the ultimate sacrifice and God put us on this earth to go out and do this and that's what we're doing. The ones that fought the Vietnam War, the veterans, the World War II all of that stuff, we want to make this a place for them also to let them know that we care and that's the main thing about it. It's caring for one another and treating them like brothers. Even though they're not here ... Their families are here," Mitchell said.
Once the memorial is complete, people will have the chance to purchase space on the wall to dedicate to veterans that they wish to honor.