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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The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard are cleaning the Houston River. The clean up started on Aug. 15.
Residents say the stretch in Sulphur hasn't been cleaned since Hurricane Rita.
"It was so heartbreaking to see all the trees down after Rita. I had just bought and cleared my property along the river and it was all devastated," said Tina LeDoux.
LeDoux said the heavy limbs and trees under the water have made it hard for boaters to navigate the area and for fishing.
Huey Royer said since the storm this stretch of river near Sulphur has been dangerous, even for people who grew up on the river.
"I was born and raised here on this river. Even before the storm the logs were bad, but at least we knew where they were at because were always in the river. After the storm, it was like take a risk because it was so dangerous for boaters," said Royer.
Cleanup has been going on for about a week. Crews have cleaned up nearly 20 miles of waterway and are beginning to wrap up the scope of their work.
"It really needed to be cleaned. But it has its pros and cons. It's going to mess my fishing up, laughs. And there will be a lot more boat traffic coming through," said Royer.
The cleanup is being done with several barges and excavators. Everything is being burned, including cypress trees. Officials said this is strictly a clean up effort and sorting through the debris would be too costly.