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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 >>
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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.
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VERNON PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
An Opelousas man was killed early Tuesday morning in a crash in Vernon Parish, according to Louisiana State Police.
Troopers responded to the crash around 5:30 a.m. which occurred on La. 10 east of U.S. 171.
Troopers said the crash involved a 2000 International (18-wheeler), driven by Carl W. Rollins Jr., 43, of Leesville, and a 2007 Freightliner (18-wheeler), driven by Charles L. Theriot, 56, of Carencro.
The Freightliner was westbound on La. 10, cresting a hilltop, when the International entered the roadway from a private drive, troopers said.
Troopers said the action resulted in the two vehicles colliding. Rollins Jr. was not injured. He was charged with failure to yield, according to troopers.
Theriot was not wearing his seatbelt and received moderate injuries. He was transported to Lake Charles Memorial Hospital. His only passenger, identified as Earl P. Prudhomme Jr., 50, was not wearing his seatbelt and was pronounced dead, according to troopers.