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It's not the scenario the Cameron Parish School Board thought they would be facing. "I would like to say that I'm ashamed of Cameron Parish. They voted to pass the road and bridge and the health unitMore >>
The Cameron Parish School Board is searching to offset nearly $4 million after voters decided not to renew to tax propositions earlier this month. As KPLC's Lee Peck reports, while they're set to give it another try, they'll have to find a way to cut costs in the meantime.More >>
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An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at last six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, Craft said. Accused in the case is 31-year-old JamesMore >>
An Anacoco man is accused of shooting at six people, according to a news release from Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft. No injuries were reported, however.More >>
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Brice Joseph will be arraigned for the Intentional exposure of the AIDS virus after spitting on a police officer while being arrested.
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
If you were driving on Interstate-10 the past couple of days, you may have seen a young man running along the eastbound shoulder of the highway.
With his beard and his slow, steady pace, he looks a little bit like Forrest Gump.
But unlike the famous movie character, this man is running for a very particular reason: The memory of a friend.
"I'll hear them whisper, 'Hey, he looks like Forrest Gump,' and I'll say, 'Well, actually, I do, and here's why.' "
Michael Morris is running across Texas and Louisiana to raise money for the fight against cystic fibrosis, a progressive disease that attacks the lungs and digestive system.
Today, there is no cure for CF, which claimed the life of Michael's friend, Debbie Cheramie, one year ago.
"I lost a friend last February to CF. She was 27 years old and underwent 83 surgeries in her life span. She was a fighter, she didn't let it stop her from touching many lives around her, and she's still touching those lives today," he said.
On Jan. 23, Michael began his run in Rosenberg, Texas, Debbie's hometown. Averaging more than 26 miles -- the equivalent of running a marathon -- every day, Michael will complete his 560-mile journey and arrive in New Orleans on Feb. 16, the one-year anniversary of Debbie's death.
"People I've met along the way with CF, or who have a relative who has it or who has passed from it, it's been amazing, uplifting, and it's given me the strength and energy to continue on through this run," he said.
It's a run Michael hopes will honor the past and bring hope to the future.