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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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
The local Patriot Dog program is getting a grant from Petco.
The $4,000 grant for the program was unveiled at an event held at the Petco store on Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles on Monday.
The program matches specially trained dogs with U.S. veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and helps them heal.
Beth Zilbert, executive director of The People's Advocate and representative of the local Patriot Dog program, said the grant is greatly needed and appreciated.
"It's another tool in the toolbox for the vets to be able to heal and re-integrate after serving you know live on the line, serving our country," she said.
Josh Droddy, a veteran, said the program means a lot.
"Because as a veteran, you come home from Iraq or Afghanistan, you come home with emotional scars from the war, maybe you can integrate back home successfully, maybe you can't sleep, maybe you have anger issues. This program gives soldiers new hope a new life. Gives them that feeling of regeneration, that feeling of like that phoenix-approach, where they can come out and shine again," he said.
A major goal of the Patriot Dog program is to reduce the number of suicides among U.S. veterans.