Safety

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Gets More Funding For Traffic Stops
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Gets More Funding For Traffic Stops
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Gets More Funding For Traffic Stops
A recent press release states The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has received$153,155 in grant funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to conduct additional traffic safety enforcement activities. This funding is for DUI safety checkpoints and other driver safety enforcement.
Are Your Car Mirrors Adjusted the Right Way? Mine Were Not!
Are Your Car Mirrors Adjusted the Right Way? Mine Were Not!
Are Your Car Mirrors Adjusted the Right Way? Mine Were Not!
For those of us who have been driving for a while, we think we've got the rules of the road down pat.  But sometimes even veteran drivers think they're doing things the right way and they're not.  When you learn the right way -- such as the proper way to set up your car's rear view mirrors -- you wonder how you ever got along without it!
Eye-Patch? Check! Peg-Leg? Check! The Contraband Days Boating Safety Checklist
Eye-Patch? Check! Peg-Leg? Check! The Contraband Days Boating Safety Checklist
Eye-Patch? Check! Peg-Leg? Check! The Contraband Days Boating Safety Checklist
A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries official reminded festival goers of the boating safety checklist to make for smooth sailing for the 2012 Contraband Days Pirate Festival. "We're going to be out there on the water in Prien Lake and Lake Charles, along with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office and the US Coast Guard," said Senior Agent Beau Robertson with the La. Dept. of
Calcasieu’s Burn Ban is Over
Calcasieu’s Burn Ban is Over
Calcasieu’s Burn Ban is Over
The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury set its parishwide burn ban on fire this past week, allowing residents in the unincorporated areas of the parish to resume whatever burning activities they need to perform. The ban was officially lifted Friday.
Playgrounds: Danger or Menace? New York Times Says Maybe Both!
Playgrounds: Danger or Menace? New York Times Says Maybe Both!
Playgrounds: Danger or Menace? New York Times Says Maybe Both!
Most parents (let’s face it, there’s some 'loony tunes' people out there) will do anything to protect their children, especially at a public place like a playground. But according to today’s New York Times, we might be messing up our kids even more by keeping them safe.  In other words, playgrounds are so safe now that they're making our kids into weenies.
Sheriff Mancuso Advises Parents on Water Safety for Kids
Sheriff Mancuso Advises Parents on Water Safety for Kids
Sheriff Mancuso Advises Parents on Water Safety for Kids
When the weather warms up, everyone turns to beaches, pools and lakes to beat the Louisiana heat. But water can also be a dangerous place for children. Nearly 1,000 kids die each year due to drowning, and for people between the ages of 5 and 24, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death.
Fireworks Safety Tips For Your 4th Of July
Fireworks Safety Tips For Your 4th Of July
Fireworks Safety Tips For Your 4th Of July
With the dry conditions in Southwest Louisiana and the danger of using fireworks without knowledge, we thought we would give you some good tips on how to use fireworks this 4th of July and be safe at the same time. Here are some important safety tips for you: