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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ASHDOWN, AR (KSLA) -
An Arkansas teen being treated for what is believed to be a rare case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) as died.
A spokesperson for the Little Rock Children's Hospital where 13-year-old Coleman Pearson was being treated for the rare disease has confirmed that the teen passed away on Tuesday.
Pearson was a student at Ashdown Arkansas Junior High. Due to HIPPA laws, the school district has not been able not say much about Coleman's condition, except that he came to school sick earlier this month.
Pearson played football for Ashdown Junior High and wore jersey #32. That number has been posted throughout the school in his honor.
On Monday, Principal James Jones said the whole community was coming together and offering prayers. "He is a wonderful kid very personable lot of friends at school he really enjoys the outdoors he is a member of our football team our eighth grade football team, and we really miss him," Jones said.
State health officials say the teen's condition has not been confirmed by the federal Centers for Disease Control, but would be the first human case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Arkansas in the more than 50 years the state has been keeping records.
The CDC's web site says the disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito and causes inflammation of the brain. There is no specific treatment and care is based on symptoms that can include disorientation, seizures, or coma.
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