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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McNeese wrapped up its 10th consecutive day of practice on Friday with its third two-a-day session of the week and will strap it up for the preseason's first scrimmage on Saturday evening at 6 in Cowboy Stadium.
Friday afternoon's practice lasted just over an hour with much of the session being consumed with team passing and running drills.
Like most fall scrimmages, Saturday's outing will be scripted.
"We're looking for speed," said head coach Matt Viator. "Looking at different situations. We'll be trying to get the players to make plays on either side of the ball. We're going to cover every possible situation we can.
"Another thing is we're going to try to get enough players in the game as we can and evaluate as many as possible."
After 13 practices in 10 straight days, Viator is pleased with what he has seen so far.
"I think things are coming along really good," said Viator. "It seems like the last three practices we've gotten our legs back under us. It kind of comes and goes during August, you get the camp legs and some things seem to be moving slower. You kind of have to work through it and I think we're doing a good job of doing that."
Following Saturday's scrimmage, the Cowboys will have their first day off of the preseason on Sunday as the team holds its annual media and fan day from 5-6 p.m. in Cowboy Stadium.
The second and final scrimmage of the preseason will come on Wednesday at the annual Cowboy Night event beginning at 6:30.
McNeese opens the season on Aug. 31 at South Florida at 6 p.m. central time in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3.