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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DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -
A meeting was held in DeRidder on Friday to advise the public of the options presented by the U.S. Army under its plan to reduce the Army by 2017.
"Under the plan, soldiers are going to be cut from somewhere," said Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress. "What we want to get across is that cutting them from Fort Polk would hurt the Army and the economies of the surrounding areas."
Fort Polk has long been touted as a premiere Army training post, having a hand in the lives of soldiers who served in World War II and many of the soldiers who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also home to the Joint Readiness Training Center.
More than that, Fort Polk has proved to be a huge economic factor throughout Southwest Louisiana, Vernon Parish and outlying areas.
There are three options the Army has at a number of Army posts around the country, including reducing the number of soldiers, increasing the number of soldiers or taking no action at all.
Fort Polk Progress and the public in attendance at Friday's meeting hope reductions are minimal.
The meeting was held by Fort Polk Progress, an action group of citizens, elected officials and organizations dedicated to the preservation of Fort Polk.