Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
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 >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
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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Like many vets returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, Billie Miller has to adjust to civilian life again here back home. Miller served with an M-P battalion and relates well with other combat veterans.
"As a veteran with PTSD, I'm one of those people that don't like therapists," said Miller. "But these guys, they give me somebody to talk to. They shared a lot of what I went through so it's a lot different than hearing a therapist say, ‘you've got to change this in your life.' It's not about changing your life, it's about being around people you can trust."
That's the purpose of the Combat Motorcycle Veterans Association.
"There's no camaraderie like the camaraderie of combat veterans," said Mallory Lessard. "We're able to speak to each other more openly about the experiences that we've had and things that we've seen and done. The person you're talking to understands what you've been through so it's a lot easier to speak with them. It's therapeutic."
The group is holding a motorcycle run on Saturday, March 16 to help out Army Specialist Zach Parker, who became a triple amputee after being wounded last year in Afghanistan. Other proceeds will help homeless veterans at the City of Refuge Shelter in Vinton.
"It's a charitable motorcycle organization," Lessard said. "Our motto is ‘Vets helping Vets.' We do a lot of poker runs and raising of funds for veterans that need help."
The motorcycle run begins at Jimbo's Truck Stop in Lake Charles, and one hundred miles later ends up in Sulphur at BeeBops.
For more information, contact Denise at 337- 532-4271.