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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 >>
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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SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) -
Spencer Butts, a 7th grade student at Leblanc Middle School in Sulphur, has been chosen to attend the upcoming presidential inauguration.
Butts will attend the Middle School Presidential Inauguration Conference, a five-day program which provides attendees with background information on the electoral process and on the traditions of the Inauguration.
Butts was nominated to attend the conference by several teachers at his school.
"Spencer has always strived to give 100 percent in all he does," said Sabrina Butts, Spencer's mother. "My husband and I often get complimented on him by his teachers, beginning when he attended Frasch in elementary school. Teachers always rant and rave about his manners and tell us how he is reliable and dependable and a pleasure to teach ... He often acts as a leader to make sure everyone is included in everything."
During the conference, Butts and other "Inaugural Scholars" like him will hear from first daughters Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager. They will also attend a special viewing party of the inaugural parade, and they will attend a Gala Inaugural Celebration at National Harbor.
"The Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide students with an opportunity to take part in historic events that coincide with the inauguration of the President of the United States... We certainly hope this will inspire the next generation of U.S. leaders," said Dr. Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Presidential Inaugural Conference.
At Leblanc Middle School, Spencer is an officer in the student council, the Beta Club, the Robotics Club and the Fellowship of Christian Students. He is also involved in the school's band and in the Spanish Club.