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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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Louisiana State Police have identified and arrested 32 year old Greenwell Springs resident Russell W. Vaughn as the man who carried a gun to the top of the State Capitol steps Wednesday morning.
On June 19, 2013 around 11:15 am, Louisiana State Police say Vaughn walked to the top of the State Capitol steps holding what officials believed was a rifle.
LSP says Senate security approached Vaughn outside of the State Capitol doors and ordered Vaughn to drop the rifle. Vaughn refused to put down the rifle and ignored all directives from security.
The Senate security officer was able to secure the rifle, which turned out to be a BB/Pellet gun, before Vaughn fled the State Capitol grounds. Senate security was unable to detain or identify Vaughn before he fled in a black Chrysler 300.
On the morning of June 20, 2013, Vaughn was arrested on unrelated charges by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. Shortly after Vaughn was arrested, LSP CIU investigators received an anonymous tip that Vaughn was involved in the State Capitol incident.
LSP CIU investigators verified that Vaughn owns a black Chrysler 300 before they questioned him in connection with the State Capitol incident. During questioning, Vaughn made incriminating statements to investigators. LSP CIU Investigators conferred with the EBR District Attorney's office before Vaughn was charged with Resisting Arrest.
The Louisiana State Police will continue to review all security measures currently in place at the State Capitol.