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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You may have noticed the sailboats on the lake already. It's no accident. The Lake Charles Yacht Club's Wednesday night sailing and weekend races are underway.
"All types of people show up for our racing events," said club member Sheron Faulk. "From kids to grandparents or the parents. They're bringing their kids along as well. We have a very active junior sailing program for the teenagers. They use our club sailboats and they travel around southwest Louisiana and the gulf coast and race against other yacht clubs."
The Yacht Club is located at the foot of the I-10 Bridge at north beach and always sees an increase in activity this time of year. Folks like Richard Doss Sr. got hooked years ago and can't seem to quit.
"Sailing is just as relaxing as it can be," said member Richard Doss Sr. "You get out on the water. The wind is pulling you along. It's just a very relaxing time."
Members of the Lake Charles Yacht Club say it's the best kept secret in town. Don't let the word "yacht" scare you. You don't even have to own a boat to be a member of the club.
"You can belong the to the Lake Charles Yacht Club and not own a boat," said Faulk. "The Yacht Club has boats for members to use or if you have a sailboat or powerboat, we now allow power boats as well. You can dock or leave your powerboat at the Yacht Club grounds."