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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March 1, automatic cuts hit unless those in Congress can agree on measures to reduce spending by more than a trillion dollars as explained by 3rd District Congressman Charles Boustany.
"It's across the board cuts shared equally between defense and non defense items. It's law, so unless equal cuts that are selected out that we agree with are put into place, plus a path forward to further reduce spending is laid out, then we're going to say let it happen," he said.
Boustany disputes the Obama administration's claims that the sequestration would have dire consequences.
"Some are predicting doomsday. I think that's overblown. It's not going to be an issue. You're talking about cuts across a multitude of government programs," he said.
Also, Boustany said he supports the second amendment and calls the President's gun control proposals a non-starter.
"I do believe our gun laws are fine. We just need good enforcement. But we also need a better means of dealing with mental health problems. That is the big deficiency. And so the President's proposal is not really a solution to the problem. The solution to that problem is to look into the deficiencies in our mental health delivery system and figure out how to fix that," said Boustany.
Yet, the administration says if the March 1 sequestration is allowed to take place, up to 373,000 seriously mentally ill adults and emotionally disturbed children could go untreated.