Thursday, May 23 2013 1:42 PM EDT2013-05-23 17:42:36 GMT
It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:37 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:37:34 GMT
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday: Lake Charles: The City of Lake Charles will observe the Memorial DayMore >>
The following are closures and changes in garbage collection schedules in Southwest Louisiana related to the Memorial Day holiday:More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:06:56 GMT
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area. In Lake Charles, swarms could be seen in several areas including around the Racquet Club on Lake Street. We have alsoMore >>
You may have noticed more termite swarms around your area.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:03 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:03:25 GMT
The week of May 18-24 is National Boating Safety Week and the officers of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are patrolling the waterways making sure everyone is following the rules andMore >>
As the holiday weekend approaches, officers of the LDWF want boaters to be safe on the waterways.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:30:09 GMT
When we think about tough jobs, working in the funeral industry is probably pretty close to the top of the list. While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles manMore >>
While working in death care can be emotionally and mentally draining, a Lake Charles man has found his calling: Cremating pets inside the region's only retail pet crematory.More >>
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
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.