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.
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 >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
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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Welsh businessman Emery Lyon says he learned how to fly when he was only 13.
That's when his older brother went off to college and left his airplane and flight books behind.
And I decided, heck, I know how to fly. I've read these books. I stole his little airplane and I in fact did learn enough in the books to handle the airplane. And I got it back on the ground.
Without his parents knowledge, Emery would fly to air shows as far away as Houston and Shreveport. He got away with it until one day, a federal agent showed up at his home and started talking with his dad.
He said that airplane that's parked over there in that hangar has been flown by an underage kid on the weekends. He showed a picture of me in Houston sitting on the wheel of the airplane watching the air show. A picture! My dad looked at that and said, "emery!"
At the age of 15, he started crop dusting, earning $400 a weekend in 1952. From there, he started bought his own business and has been crop dusting ever since. He's seen a lot of changes over the years, but the biggest has been GPS tracking of spraying.
That was the biggest change in the industry from the time I started until current day, two things, first devoted airplanes to this industry and the flagging of the airplanes across the field.
Now with new owners arriving next month, Emery Lyon is looking forward to retirement. But he says he'll still fly every now and then.