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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ALLEN PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
Everyone has fallen victim to salespeople showing up at the front door adamant to sell any and everything. Now, officials in Allen Parish have passed a new ordinance that will strengthen the laws against door-to-door solicitors.
"We just want a tool that law enforcement can use when we have people coming in that may be doing something on the shady side," said Allen Parish Chief Deputy Ricky Johnson.
"If a person wants you off their property, you need to leave," Johnson added.
The new Allen Parish ordinance makes it a misdemeanor offense for a person to go door-to-door selling items without the necessary permits provided by the Police Jury.
Johnson said the Sheriff's Office has received several complaints in the past year and he said the complaints are coming mostly from elderly people who those annoying salespeople may see as being more vulnerable targets.
"If they're not interested and they tell someone, 'Hey we're not interested,' and at that point in time, the person keeps going on and on ... by this ordinance they're pretty much trespassing at that point," Johnson said.
The new ordinance won't affect legitimate organizations who fundraise like church groups, scouting organizations and those with Police Jury permits.
"It's just sales people that come from mostly out of the parish, they go around and go door-to-door and pretty much harass people," Johnson said.
Similar ordinances are in effect in Cameron, Calcasieu and Beauregard Parish.