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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U.S. Congressman John Fleming says he saw the military pay cuts coming and voted against the legislation that made them possible - sequestration. That's the automatic cutting of about $1.2 trillion dollars from spending that will go into effect if congress does not pass a budget.
50% of those cuts go to the military. And that's why those in the military will likely see a 1 percent pay raise instead of the 1.7 percent that was expected.
Rep. Fleming, of Louisiana's 4th congressional district, says he was asked to support sequestration by fellow republican and Speaker of the House, John Boehner, but says he refused because of this very situation – deep cuts to the U.S. military.
So Fleming wants to pass laws that would fight the cuts.
"I'm not at all happy about this. I don't think it's necessary at all. And we can fight sequestration, and in fact republicans have already passed, not once, but twice, legislation that would restore funding to the department of defense," said Fleming.
The Pentagon alone faces a $42.7 billion budget cut starting in March and ending in September.
Both sides will be fighting to stave off cuts they don't like, because by design the cuts are repulsive to legislators- Democrat and Republican.
Sequestration, already law, is set to begin in March.