Lake Charles

Rita Remembered

Sep 24, 2015

Ten years ago today, the second of 2005’s hurricane one-two punches hit southwest Louisiana.

“Hurricane Rita is aiming at Louisiana. It will impact much of the coastline from the Texas border over to St. Mary Parish,” then-Governor Kathleen Blanco warned the day before landfall.

Louisiana State Police

“Steven Vincent epitomized what it meant to be a Louisiana State Trooper. When you talk about courtesy, loyalty and service – that was him!” Louisiana State Police Commander Mike Edmonson said, his voice husky with unshed tears.

Senior Trooper Steven Vincent is being laid to rest tomorrow, following a noon mass at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church in Lake Charles. He was killed in the line of duty, after stopping to render assistance.

Guest Host Robert Travis Scott discusses the current industrial boom going on in Lake Charles with Mayor Randy Roach, Lake Charles state Representative Mike Danahay and newspaper columnist Jim Beam.

Susannah Montandon and Jodie Hanet highlight their Baton Rouge Kids' Orchestra.