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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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VAN, TX (KLTV) -
The Van Independent School District school board has authorized "certain school employees and other persons" to carry authorized firearms on school property.
Officials at Van ISD
say not everyone will be carrying a concealed handgun, but those who do will be
going through some very rigorous training including active shooter training.
And they'll be working very closely with law enforcement.
"We are going to go above and beyond on all out
training," stated Van Superintendent Don Dunn. "We're going to start training immediately. It will be every employee
who is approved to carry."
"From the moment an intruder enters one of our
buildings until we can notify the police and have the police arrive at the
scene is approximately a five minute window," said Dunn. "During this time our teachers and
our kids are completely defenseless. Now then with this policy we feel like we
are able to protect our kids and our staff during this critical time period."
Dunn added that there will be armed employees at all Van campuses, but they're keeping a tight lid on exactly who has the guns.
think at this point by passing this measure and putting these measures in place
that we can say that we are doing everything we possibly can to keep our kids
and our staff safe," said Dunn.
Van is now the third school district in Texas to allow guns on campus. Last week, Union Grove ISD in East Texas approved a similar measure to allow selected school personnel to carry guns on campus. Harrold ISD, a small district north of Wichita Falls, is the other district.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has publicly supported the idea of arming teachers in schools, saying that districts should make their own policies on the issue.