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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 >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
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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The International Olympics Committee has decided to drop wrestling from the 2020 Games, removing one of the oldest Olympic sports.
The board, meeting in Switzerland, made the decision after reviewing the 26 sports on the current program. It was thought that the modern pentathlon would be removed from the games, but wrestling ultimately was the sport cut.
Wrestling has been contested at the Olympic Games since the sport was introduced in the ancient Olympics Games in 708 B.C. When the modern Olympic resumed in 1896, wrestling was one of nine sports on the program.
Dropping wrestling will allow the IOC to add another sport in the future. Wrestling is the first sport dropped by the Olympics since baseball and softball were removed in the 2008 Beijing Games. Golf and rugby will be added to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
The 25 sports that are considered as the core for the 2020 games are athletics, rowing, badminton, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, gymnastics, weightlifting, handball, field hockey, judo, swimming, modern pentathlon, taekwondo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, archery, triathlon, sailing and volleyball.
Wrestling will now join seven other sports on a list to apply for inclusion in 2020. Those sports include baseball and softball (a combined application), karate, squash, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu.
The United States has won 125 medals in wrestling, including 50 golds, one of the country's top-medaling sports.
The three candidate cities to host the 2020 Games are Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid.