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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The White House says Louisiana could lose $97,000 in federal funding for programs that help remove women from abusive relationships. Officials broke that down further, saying that roughly equates to 400 women that will not get help.
Jacki Warner of Shreveport can now say she has a job, an apartment of her own, and is raising her three girls in peace. A lot is going right for her small family, but that was not always the case.
"I had broken blood vessels in my eye, scratches on my nose and choke marks on my throat," said Warner. Those choke marks, and bruises, Warner says, were put there by her former husband. Warner decided to leave, not for herself but for her young girls."They heard him beating me. They remember. Now it's time for them to have happier thoughts."
Those happier thought are plentiful now. Warner and her girls found shelter at the Providence House. There Warner says they gave her a safe place to live, and food. But, even more importantly, they gave her confidence, the tools to start over and now the will to push forward.
"If it wasn't for Providence house I don't know where me and the girls would be. But we probably wouldn't have made it."
Simone Hennessee with Providence House said they have been forced to cut back over the years and now they could be forced to cut some more. 60 percent of their funding comes from private donors. The rest comes from the public sector.
"That's a tidy sum of dollars, and so we're trying to work ahead of the game, a little bit, to try and replace some of those dollars right now. We know it's coming," said Hennessee.