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Lake Charles man rebooked as more items reported stolen


30 a.m. Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 3256 east of Lake Charles. State police say a single-vehicle crash in Calcasieu Parish has claimed the life of a passenger and resulted in the arrest of the driver for vehicular homicide.The accident happened at about ...

Comment period begins for Trunkline LNG’s proposed expansion


LAKE CHARLES, La. — Trunkline LNG’s proposed plant expansion has reached the public comment stage and residents have about a month to let their voices be heard. Brian Johnston, an environmental scientist with the state’s Department of Environmental ...

Symphony to serve up authentic Louisiana cusine at Wild Beast Feast


Authentic Louisiana cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Historic Cash and Carry Building. This year’s options include quail breast in green curry with ...

3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana


3 astronauts to blast off for 1-year trip to space station BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) - An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are to blast off early Saturday to begin a year away from Earth. Of the three-man team, American Scott Kelly and Russian ...

Vidor man dies in Lake Charles PD custody


As with any in-custody death, the Lake Charles Police Department asked the Louisiana State Police to conduct the investigation. During the last two weeks, the Lake Charles Police Department had been in contact with Hill in reference to disturbances at ...

Couple Spends Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean


Christopher Catrambone, a wealthy businessman from Lake Charles, La., docks his boat these days in Malta, the Mediterranean island he now calls home. That boat, called the Phoenix, has been getting outfitted for a series of trips set to begin in May.

Police: Unrestrained woman dies in drunken crash in Lake Charles


LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) -- State police say a single-vehicle crash in Calcasieu Parish has claimed the life of a passenger and resulted in the arrest of the driver for vehicular homicide. The accident happened at about 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Louisiana ...

Gerry McCracken Named OM At Cumulus/Lake Charles, LA


Programming vet GERRY MCCRACKEN has been tapped as OM at CUMULUS/LAKE CHARLES, LA's five-station cluster, with day-to-day PD chores for the cluster’s two Country outlets, KYKZ and KQLK (NASH ICON). Other stations in the LAKE CHARLES group include Classic ...

Downtown Lake Charles development a years-long spider web


LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — On paper, the plan to develop downtown Lake Charles doesn't really look like a step-by-step process. It's more of a spider web, where every new project connects to an old one. Future successes can be directly attributed to ...

Lake Charles Pit Bull Rescue raffling off Microsoft Surface Pro & Apple watch.


"DSI Customs" is also sponsoring a tattoo fundraising event on April 18, 2015 from 12 to 6 p.m. at 3415 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA. Darren Owen, the owner of DSI is donating 100% of the proceeds from all tattoos during the fundraiser to LCPBR. To stay ...

Police: Unrestrained woman dies in drunken crash in Lake Charles


LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — State police say a single-vehicle crash in Calcasieu Parish has claimed the life of a passenger and resulted in the arrest of the driver for vehicular homicide. The accident h…

2010 Bass Tracker Pro 16 Bass Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $7,500.00


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2010 Bass Tracker Pro 16 Bass Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $7,500.00


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2010 Bass Tracker Pro 16 Bass Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $7,500.00


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2010 Bass Tracker Pro 16 Bass Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $7,500.00


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2010 Bass Tracker Pro 16 Bass Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $7,500.00


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2010 Bass Tracker Pro 16 Bass Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $7,500.00


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2010 Bass Tracker Pro 16 Bass Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $7,500.00


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1998 Cobia 224CC Deck Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $14,286.00


“Voted the #1 Boat Dealer In Terrebonne Parish for 2010, 2011 & 2012″ Also ranked the #1 Alweld boat dealer in Louisiana. Mississippi’s #1 full line dealer for Honda ATV’s, motorcycles, watercraft, Bi…

1998 Cobia 224CC Deck Boat For Sale in Lake Charles – $14,286.00


“Voted the #1 Boat Dealer In Terrebonne Parish for 2010, 2011 & 2012″ Also ranked the #1 Alweld boat dealer in Louisiana. Mississippi’s #1 full line dealer for Honda ATV’s, motorcycles, watercraft, Bi…




SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR LAKE CHARLES

The importance of local education funding in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Tips to Prevent Data Theft in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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Get a Homeland Security Job in LAKE CHARLES LOUISIANA

What You Need to Know

The Department of Homeland Security has unique career opportunities that will challenge your mind and reward your skills and talents. As a Homeland Security employee, you will help secure our borders, airports, seaports and waterways; research and develop the latest security technologies; respond to natural disasters or terrorists acts; and analyze intelligence reports.

Next Steps

  1. Find the Job Right for You. Find DHS jobs at dhs.usajobs.gov.

    You can also use USAJOBS through an Interactive Voice Response Telephone System
    phone: 703-724-1850
    TDD: 978-461-8404.

    From general mission support to law enforcement to immigration and travel security to prevention and response, exciting professional growth opportunities exist throughout the Department.

  • Mission support careers involve the following fields: medical, human resources, facilities, budget, procurement, science and technology, training, intelligence, planning and coordination, detection, civil rights, fraud detection and more.
  • Law enforcement careers offer positions in protection of the President, Vice President, their families, heads of state and other designated inpiduals; securing the nation’s borders and enforcing immigration laws; interagency law enforcement training; and enforcing economic, transportation and infrastructure security.
  • Immigration and travel security careers involve protecting the nation’s transportation systems, as well as overseeing lawful immigration to the U.S.
  • Prevention and response careers protect the public, environment and U.S. economic and security interests in any maritime region, as well as provide preparedness, protection, response, recovery and mitigation to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation from all hazards are what these careers are all about.
  1. Read the Job Announcement. The announcement will provide you with information about job qualifications, duties, salary, duty location, benefits, and security requirements. Here you will be able to determine if your interests, education, and professional background make you a good candidate for the job.

A list of common terms is available to assist you in understanding Department job announcements.

Most Homeland Security jobs require U.S. citizenship and successful completion of a full background investigation and drug screening.

  1. Apply for the Job. Follow the instructions in the “How to Apply” section of each USAJOBS announcement (upper right tab). Instructions will guide you through the application process, providing you detailed information on the questions, forms, and format that must be addressed and used to capture your qualifications for the job. Submit all required documents and pay close attention to the application due date and application procedures, which will vary by job and the Department component.

    During the application process, veterans may be asked to identify Veterans Preference status.

    To post your resume online, apply to certain federal jobs, check on the status of your application, and receive automated job alerts, you must create a USAJOBS member account.

  2. Interview for the Job. The names of best-qualified candidates will be forwarded to the supervisor or hiring official. If you are one of the best-qualified candidates, the supervisor or hiring official may interview you in person or by telephone, or in rare cases may hire you based solely on your application materials. Selection procedures are subject to Federal Civil Service laws, which ensure that all applicants receive fair and equal treatment in the hiring process.

Tips

No matter where you are in your career - at the very beginning, transitioning to the federal government mid-career, or another stage in your professional life - the Department of Homeland Security has a place for you.

  • Student and Recent Graduate Job Opportunities - Learn about internships, fellowships and training programs available across the Department.
  • Experienced Professionals - Use your technical skills and management experience to contribute to the homeland security mission. Explore meaningful career opportunities today.
  • Retirees - The Department offers retirees meaningful work opportunities, including short- and long-term projects, on a part-time or flexible schedule.
  • Veterans - The Department is committed to recruiting and employing eligible veterans for suitable jobs.

LEARN MORE

Last Published Date: December 16, 2014

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