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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By McNeese SID Matthew Bonnette
LAKE CHARLES – McNeese senior wide receiver and kick returner Diontae Spencer has been named this week's Southland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after his record-setting performance in the Cowboys' 58-14 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
The New Iberia native set a single-game school record with a 40.5 kick return yards average on four returns. He had returns of 6, 80, 35 and 41 yards with the 80-yarder being a career-long and the longest for McNeese since a 94-yard return by Toddrick Pendland in 2007.
Spencer will enter Saturday's game against West Alabama ranked No. 1 in the Southland Conference in both season kickoff return average (33.3) and all-purpose yards (147.5) while ranking Nos. 10 and 16 in the NCAA respectively.
Sam Houston State running back Tim Flanders was named the league's offensive player of the week after he rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns against Texas A&M. T.J. Lumar of Nicholls earned defensive honors following the Colonels' upset win at Western Michigan where he finished with nine tackles and had a crucial interception in the final minute of the game.
Also on Monday, McNeese jumped five spots to No. 13 in this week's Sports Network Top 25 poll while moving up two spots to No. 18 in the FCS Coaches poll.
North Dakota State, Eastern Washington and Montana State continue to rank as the top three teams in both polls. Sam Houston State is No. 5 in both polls while Central Arkansas holds down the No. 7 spot in the coaches poll and 8th in the Sports Network poll.
The Cowboys return to action on Saturday when they host Division II power West Alabama at 7 in Cowboy Stadium.