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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At Angelo's Fireworks shop in Lake Charles, it really is the 'Magical World of Color'. With all types, shapes, sizes and styles, Angelo's is every firework fanatic's dream come true. Perfect example, Phillip Guzzino.
"I got a bunch of artillery shells, one of them that just puts on a large show by itself, then some firecrackers, roman candles and I'll throw a few more miscellaneous items in there before we're done" said Guzzino.
He's a long time firework enthusiast and says fireworks have become a family tradition around the holidays.
But even in the 'ooh's and ahh's' of lighting and watching your favorite fireworks, there are some serious safety concerns.
"You don't expect something to misfire, you don't expect something to fall over" said store employee, Angelina Fagan. "Unfortunately it does sometimes and it's so easy to just assume that it's not going to" she added.
Like Murphy's Law states, if something can go wrong, it will. Still there are some things you can do to minimize harm.
"Flat surface because a lot of things spin so therefore it wouldn't go off properly" said Fagan. "The larger shots need to be stable and grass isn't always that stable surface".
"Mostly, you don't want to re-light a firework. Once it doesn't light, you don't want to re-light it" said store employee Amanda Langley. "You always want to follow your labels... you're warning labels. You don't want to have wars with your friends and try to shoot each other if you're under the age of 15 you always want to be accompanied by an adult" she said.
While they seem like elementary rules, they're steps that these firework experts say will keep you safe, while having a great time.