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Saints escape with 31-19 victory over Jets

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The New Orleans Saints defeat the New York Jets 31-19.

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The magic behind Lafayette's Acadian Village

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Continuing our "12 Days of Giving," we're highlighting LARC, a nonprofit that puts on its biggest and brightest fundraiser every year with half a million Christmas lights at Acadian Village. 

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Dinosaur dad greets daughter at bus stop

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It's not every day you see a dinosaur greet a student at a bus stop, but one Louisiana father pulled off the ultimate "dad joke."

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Louisiana to partially close shrimp season

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators say the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters beginning at official sunset Monday. 

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Deadline to submit Louisiana flooding insurance form nears

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana residents who had damage from the August 2016 flooding have until the end of December to submit the proof of loss form required for a flood insurance claim.   

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Church Point businesses getting into the Christmas spirit

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Five Church Point businesses are getting in the Christmas spirit. Exterior Cleaning Services, Bob's Tree Preservation, Daigle Hardware, Main Street Shell and Piggly Wiggly are all teaming up to clean Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.  

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Opelousas law office provides presents for kids in need

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Some children in Acadiana are taking home Christmas gifts today, thanks to the Guillory Law Office. 

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Rainy pattern the next several days

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Dig out the umbrella and have the rain gear ready as rounds of showers/storms are heading for Acadiana. 

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Lafayette Wins I-10 Bowl 17-12

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SULPHUR, La. - The Lafayette Cajuns defeat the Lake Charles Cowboys in the I-10 Bowl,17-14. Rayne RB Trent Winbush wins I-10 MVP. The I-10 Bowl pits the best high school football players in the 337 against each other, in one final showcase on the high school gridiron. Lafayette now leads the series 2-0. 

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Gant, Bartley Power Ragin' Cajuns Past New Orleans, 87-65

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Press Release LAFAYETTE – JaKeenan Gant recorded his first career double-double with 21 points and a career-high tying 11 rebounds while Frank Bartley scored all 19 of his points in the second half to lead the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns to an 87-65 win over New Orleans in a non-conference game on Saturday at the Cajundome.  Bryce Washington scored 12 points with Marcus Stroman and Malik Marquetti each adding 10 as Louisiana (9-2) won its sixth straight game and equaled...

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Bayou Bridge Pipeline protesters gather in prayer ahead of groundbreaking

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Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) is getting close to beginning construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

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Lafayette law office gives away new bikes ahead of Christmas

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Dozens of kids in the community are going to wake up Christmas morning to a new bicycle. 

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LSU Men's Basketball Drops a Heartbreaker Against SFA, 83-82

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BATON ROUGE – A wild final 61 seconds resulted in a winning bucket with five seconds left to be followed by a missed layup by LSU with just over one second to play that resulted in a Stephen F. Austin 83-82 upset win over LSU Saturday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Tigers fall for the third time this year and go to 6-3 while Stephen F. Austin is now 10-1 on the year.

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Abbeville family burglarized of Christmas gifts

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An Abbeville family is in need of help after someone broke into their home and left with several items, including the children's Christmas gifts. 

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Vermilionville celebrates Christmas past

Vermilionville hosts their annual Old Time Christmas Family Day Celebration / KATC Vermilionville hosts their annual Old Time Christmas Family Day Celebration / KATC
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Vermilionville is hosting their annual Old Time Christmas Family Day Celebration today until 4 p.m.  

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Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope reports for community service

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Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope arrived at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office this morning for litter abatement community service work.  

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UPDATE: Church hall in Scott receives minimal damage following fire

Crews are on the scene of a fire at St Martin De Porres' church hall in Scott / KATC Crews are on the scene of a fire at St Martin De Porres' church hall in Scott / KATC
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The scene is clear after firefighters responded to a fire at St. Martin De Porres' church hall in Scott.

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Allegation of sexual misconduct between Gonzales pastor and minor

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Officials from the Diocese of Baton Rouge say that on November 8, 2017, a woman in her thirties wrote a complaint of sexual misconduct against Fr. Eric Gyan.

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Family escapes injury during Lafayette house fire

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A family is uninjured after a fire tore through their home in Lafayette last night. 

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Doctors slowly applying for medical marijuana permit

Recreational marijuana is legal in three states. Recreational marijuana is legal in three states.
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The number of doctors who have applied for permission to dispense medical marijuana is edging upward, as the estimated summer start of the program gets closer. 

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Large group of volunteers place wreaths at Arlington

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - A huge number of volunteers are placing wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery. 

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Photo of Evangeline Parish deputy's injuries released

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On Friday, the Evangeline Parish District Attorney released photos of a deputy injured during an incident that left Dejuan Guillory dead. 

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Former Acadiana Star Bry'Kiethon Mouton announces transfer from LSU

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BATON ROUGE - LSU Junior Fullback Bry'kiethon Mouton is transferring from the program.  The former Acadiana star announcing the move on twitter Friday, but has not said where his next destination is.  Mouton played 11 games in 2015 as a freshman, including five starts. He was the lead blocker for All-American Leonard Fournette. He scored his only touchdown with the Tigers in 2016 versus Jacksonville State. More>>

Rain and storms likely Saturday night into Sunday

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Acadiana is on track for a good soaking for the latter half of the weekend, with a rather unsettled, milder, and occasionally wet pattern through much of the week that follows. 

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Sen. Kennedy reacts to criticism of viral video questioning the president's judicial nominee

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Senator John Kennedy is responding to criticism over his line of questioning to one of President Trump's judicial nominees. 

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Congressman Mike Johnson holds final town hall in Evangeline Parish

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Congressman Mike Johnson hosted a town hall today in Evangeline Parish the last of his initiative to give the public a chance to voice their concerns.  

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Foster children in Acadiana open presents after toy drive

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After a community toy drive, children in foster care in the community opened gifts on their wish lists. 

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Rapper gets nostalgic about Louisiana festivals with song

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If you're longing for the return of festival season, you're not alone. 

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Alternating lane closures on U.S. 90 in St. Mary Parish this weekend

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There will be alternating lane closures in the eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 90 on the Atchafalaya River Bridge, Bayou Ramous Bridge and Bayou Boeuf Bridge, in St. Mary Parish, for roadway maintenance. 

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Blanco receives honorary degree

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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco walked into the Cajundome’s Mardi Gras Ballroom Friday morning before the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Fall Commencement. 

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Just who is Billy Napier?

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Billy Napier may be new to Louisiana but his coaching career has had southern ties since the beginning. Napier began his coaching career in 2005 at South Carolina State. In 2009, Napier became the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Clemson under Dabo Swinney. Perhaps one of the biggest influences on Napier's coaching career is none other than Nick Saban.  Napier served as an offensive analyst for the Crimson Tide's national championship season in 2011, before ...

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Council on Aging asking for help

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The St. Martin Council on Aging is asking for help.

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12 Days of Giving: Susan G Komen

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For decades Komen Acadiana has been helping women and men as they navigate through the difficult journey of breast cancer.

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Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco speaks at UL graduation

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Governor Blanco now has an honorary doctorate from her alma mater, UL. She was the commencement speaker at Friday's general assembly. 

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More than 1,200 graduated at UL today

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette awarded degrees to 1,218 graduates during Fall 2017 Commencement ceremonies on Friday.

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Youngsville plans to build sand volleyball complex

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A sand volleyball complex is coming to the Youngsville Sports Complex. 

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W. Gilman Road in Lafayette closed tomorrow for repairs

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W. Gilman Road, between Railroad Street and N. Pierce Street, will be closed tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

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Where to pay your property taxes

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Lafayette Consolidated Government issued a press release with information for those who wish to pay in-person where to pay Lafayette City and Parish property taxes. City property tax bills can be paid in-person at the LUS Customer Service Center located at 1875 West Pinhook Road, Suite B. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Cash, check or money order are accepted at the center and checks should be made payable to Lafayette Consolidated Governme... More>>

LSU employee laptop stolen, private information possibly compromised

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Over 5,000 individuals could be at risk for compromised information after a laptop owned by LSU was stolen from an employee.  l

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Chain sued for selling gun to Texas church shooter

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The family of three people killed in a Texas church shooting has filed a lawsuit seeking $25 million in damages against a sporting goods chain that sold two firearms to the shooter. 

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3 sentenced in Texas alligator snapping turtles sales case

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - Two men have been sentenced to federal prison in a scheme to catch alligator snapping turtles in Texas and sell the rare reptiles for up to $1,000 apiece.   

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Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly

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An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot.

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  • Saints escape with 31-19 victory over Jets

    Saints escape with 31-19 victory over Jets

    Sunday, December 17 2017 4:28 PM EST2017-12-17 21:28:46 GMT
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    The New Orleans Saints defeat the New York Jets 31-19.

    The New Orleans Saints defeat the New York Jets 31-19.

  • Lafayette Wins I-10 Bowl 17-12

    Lafayette Wins I-10 Bowl 17-12

    Sunday, December 17 2017 12:48 AM EST2017-12-17 05:48:17 GMT

    SULPHUR, La. - The Lafayette Cajuns defeat the Lake Charles Cowboys in the I-10 Bowl,17-14. Rayne RB Trent Winbush wins I-10 MVP. The I-10 Bowl pits the best high school football players in the 337 against each other, in one final showcase on the high school gridiron. Lafayette now leads the series 2-0. 

    SULPHUR, La. - The Lafayette Cajuns defeat the Lake Charles Cowboys in the I-10 Bowl,17-14. Rayne RB Trent Winbush wins I-10 MVP. The I-10 Bowl pits the best high school football players in the 337 against each other, in one final showcase on the high school gridiron. Lafayette now leads the series 2-0. 

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