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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They are six young people with high ideals and hope for the future riding bikes from New Orleans to Houston.
And this Independence Day they enjoyed the freedom to explore what some call the best of Louisiana.
It's early morning in Cameron parish and the heat is on. The young people from around the country are, in their words riding for the future.
Kaela Bamberger is a student from New York. "Today we're celebrating the birth of America. And maybe we need to be celebrating something of a re-birth in our quest to move beyond fossil fuels."
The locals know good fishing spots and the beauty of marshes and wetlands, but it's new to the riders on their way from Hackberry to Sabine Refuge. Daphne Chang grew up in China but is now a student in Massachusetts. "It's so gorgeous down in Louisiana. I never knew. And today we went to the Sabine natural reserve for wildlife. There was a lot of wildlife," said Chang.
They see wildflowers, birds, rabbits and hear a cacophony of natural sounds from birds and insects.
Today the riders experience the wet and wild side of Louisiana as they learn more about a balance between industry, the environment and recreation.
"I really would say that today has been one of our most beautiful rides," said Kaela.
The scenery is unlike anything they've seen. Ernesto Botello is from San Diego but recently graduated from Boston University. "The ecosystem down here is very different. People depend on the crab, the fish, the shrimp, the local ecosystem. It's very different from growing up in a city," said Botello.
ALONG THE WAY, THEY MEET THOSE CLOSELY CONNECTED TO THE MARSHES AND SEA...Daphne We also saw a lot of boats where local shrimpers and fishermen dock to go fishing for commercial fishing. And right now we're on Holly Beach which is really amazing. We're right on the coast and I've never been here before. I'm stunned how much natural beauty there is and how there are so many communities living next to these natural resources...THEY HOPE TO ENCOURAGE RENEWABLE ENERGY AND A HEALTHIER, MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE.. KAELA BAMBERGER IS FROM NEW YORK... We want to work with people instead of against people and build a wider and wider network of people who want to move beyond fossil fuels..
ALL THE WAY PROMOTING ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND TRANSPORTATION ON A BICYCLE TREK OF A THOUSAND MILES. AT YOUR SERVICE, IN CAMERON PARISH THERESA SCHMIDT KPLC 7NEWS
FROM LOUISIANA THE RIDERS MOVE ON TO PORT ARTHUR AND THEN TO HOUSTON. FOR MORE ON THEIR TRAVELS LOG ONTO KPLCTV DOT COM.