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Ritz Cracker Sandwiches recalled over salmonella concerns

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The makers of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits products announced today that there is a voluntary recall of Ritz sandwich products over possible salmonella contamination.

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Louisiana sales tax holidays shelved in legislative tax deal

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The tax deal struck by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance this year's budget will end Louisiana's state sales tax holidays for seven years.

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Drum corps competition takes Cajun Field tonight in Lafayette

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 KATC's Abby Breidenbach was at Cajun Field this morning for more details on tonight's "Drums Across Cajun Field" music competition.

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Agencies respond to chemical spill at railroad crossings in St Mary Parish

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The Franklin Police Department says that several railroad crossings across St. Mary Parish are reopening after a railcar was discovered to have leaked an oil material across the parish.

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Heat Advisory Again Monday

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Another hot one today, with heat index values surging into the Heat Advisory range again. The advisory will be in effect from noon to 8pm with afternoon temperatures in the mid 90s from I-10 southward to the Gulf of Mexico, and mid to upper 90s north of the interstate. Heat index values will run from 105-110, with a few areas up to 113 over northern sections. There is a "front" in the region and it will bring a slight bit of relief on Tuesday. The front may bring a few wide... More>>

Disaster Relief seminar held

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Indivisible Acadiana and the Democratic Socialists of SW Louisiana hosted a two-day workshop from Mutual Aid Disaster Relief this weekend.

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Jennings Fun Day celebrated today

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Jennings Police, Fire and EMS were on hand today to host a fun day for area kids at the Jennings Public Pool. 

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Increasing clouds and slight chance for storms Monday

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No surprise the hot and humid conditions will continue Monday as another heat advisory has been issued for Acadiana as highs will top out near 94-95° with feel like temperatures getting as high as 104-108°. 

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Viewer catches two bull sharks at Cypremort Point

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KATC TV3 viewer Chad Boudreaux is having his own "shark week" over at Cypremort Point. Boudreaux said he caught two bull sharks at the point's beach Saturday, within one hour. 

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No more state sales tax holidays

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The tax deal struck by lawmakers and Gov. John Bel Edwards to balance this year's budget will end Louisiana's state sales tax holidays for seven years.    When lawmakers renewed 0.45 percent of an expiring 1 percent state sales tax, they also reworked sales tax breaks. Louisiana's revenue department says that means shoppers won't see annual state sales tax holiday weekends through mid-2025.    Those state sales tax holidays that won't be hel... More>>

KATC's Super 16 - Christian Archangel

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LAFAYETTE, La -- What's in a name? Well if you're an athlete, a lot. Just think about it. Tiger Woods. Michael Jordan. Wayne Gretsky. Iconic, right?  In our latest edition of Super 16, it just so happens that there's another name swirling around Acadiana football fields. A name that's been garnering a lot of attention in recent years. And after this coming season it just might be a name you won't soon forget. Introducing Comeaux High School's Christian Archangel.

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DOTD: Heavy congestion on I-10 West

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 DOTD reports that there is heavy congestion I-10 West from LA 3000 (Ramah) to mile marker 128 (Before Whiskey Bay). Please use caution in the area.  More>>

Julian's Diaper Drive helps women in Acadiana

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If you're out and about today, you can help local families in Acadiana's women's shelters by donating to Julian's Diaper Drive. 

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Coast Guard to raise sunken duck boat

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BRANSON, Missouri – The Coast Guard will oversee salvage operations, coordinated by Ride the Ducks, of the sunken duck boat Stretch Duck 7, Monday morning.  

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A look ahead to next week: Across Acadiana

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Here's a look at some of the events and activities taking place across Acadiana this week.  

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A look ahead to next week: St. Landry Parish

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Here's a look at some activities and events scheduled for the coming week in St. Landry Parish.

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LNG training in Mississippi

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The Louisiana National Guard's Second Battalion is training in Mississippi. 

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A look ahead to next week: Lafayette Parish

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Here's a look ahead at some events and activities over the next week in Lafayette Parish. You can also find things to do every day by checking out our online calendar here. 

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Got milk? Maybe - and maybe not

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By CANDICE CHOI AP Food Industry Writer    NEW YORK (AP) - Soy and almond drinks that bill themselves as "milk" may need to consider alternative language after a top regulator suggested the agency may start cracking down on use of the term.    The Food and Drug Administration signaled plans to start enforcing a federal standard that defines "milk" as coming from the "milking of one or more healthy cows." That would be a change for the... More>>

One in critical condition after alleged beating

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A man is in critical condition today after a fight that happened early Sunday. 

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New Iberia woman's eighth and final shot at 'Idol' success

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NEW ORLEANS -- For some singers auditioning for American Idol is a one shot chance at the dream of a lifetime. But for Sarah Olivier, 28, of New Iberia, it's the culmination of years of work for one last chance at Idol glory. Olivier has auditioned for Idol eight times before. But at 28, Olivier will age out of Idol's contestant age-range after this year. Making Friday's audition for the show her last.  "I want my daughter to see that momma always did what she wanted t... More>>

Dangerously hot on Sunday

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Another heat advisory has been issued for Sunday as temperatures will soar into the upper 90s with heat indices getting as high as 107-111°. 

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Los Angeles standoff: Gunman in custody

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A gunman who led police on a pursuit and then ran into a Los Angeles supermarket, holding bystanders inside hostage, has been taken into custody.

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Zydeco musicians standing against violence

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The movement to stop the violence had a zydeco rhythm today. 

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Happening now: The Bearded Circus

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Things are getting pretty hairy over at Dat Dog.  MudCat Whiskers is hosting a regional Beard Competition as part of a circus-themed event to raise money for the Autism Society of Acadiana.  

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Camel replaces tiger at I-10 Truck Stop

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A camel named Caspar fills Tony the tiger's cage at the Tiger Truck Stop in Iberville Parish, that's according to our partners at The Advocate.

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KATC's Super 16 - Malik Criner

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LAFAYETTE, La -- At a record of (6-5) in 2017, North Vermilion football secured its first winning season on the gridiron since 2012. And while the Patriots underwent some changes this offseason -- most notably Brett Blakey moving from defensive coordinator to head coach -- Seth Lewis explains why the transition on the sidelines might be made smoother because of who's carrying the ball for the Patriots in the backfield. More>>

Fix-It Cafe offers a second chance for your stuff

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When something breaks, typically it ends up in the trash. 

But No Waste Lafayette and Project Front Yard are hoping to change that. 

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Back to School Bash held today

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Life Changing Solutions hosted a Back to School Bash today. 

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Endymion drunk driver released from jail

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Neilson Rizzuto, the man who plowed a truck into a crowd of spectators at the 2017 Endymion parade while driving drunk, was released from prison on Friday, his defense attorney told our media partners at The Advocate. 

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UPDATE: Shooting victim dies

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Crowley Police are investigating a shooting that happened early Saturday. The shooting happened about 2 a.m. in the 1800 block of JD Miller Street in Crowley, a spokesman said.  One person was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound, the spokesman said.  We're following this story and will update it as we receive more information. 

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Rapides deputies searching for escaped inmate

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A felon waiting trial on domestic violence and gun charges escaped from the Rapides Parish Detention Center this afternoon. 

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Unfathomable tragedy: Survivor recounts accident

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"Grab the baby!" Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members. A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel known as a duck boat into Table Rock Lake near Branson, Coleman said, recounting the ordeal from a hospital bed. 

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Still lots of congestion from prior accident

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There is heavy congestion I-10 Eastbound from MM 86 to LA 1111 (Rayne) due to an accident. 

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No winner Friday; Mega Millions now almost half a billion

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Nobody matched all the numbers in last night's Mega Millions drawing, and that means the July 24 jackpot is estimated at $493 million.

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UPDATE: All lanes now open I-10 west near Butte La Rose

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 The left lane is blocked I-10 West at Mile Marker 122.5 (before Butte La Rose) due to an accident. Congestion has reached two miles in length.

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Young Lawyers playing tennis for a cause

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The Lafayette Bar Association Young Lawyers Section is hosting its second annual Tennis Tournament today at Red Lerille's Racquet & Health Club. 

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Two families lost everything in house fires: You can help

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Two families in St. Landry Parish lost everything in house fires recently need help.

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Stuff to do today: Movies in the Parc

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is tonight's showing for Movies in the Parc. 

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Stuff to do today: Morgan City grudge match

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Alumni of Morgan City High School and Central Catholic High School will play a game tonight to raise money for their schools.

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Port Barre Police annual school supply drive underway

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Collections have begun for the annual Port Barre Police Department School Supply Drive.

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  • Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

    Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

    Sunday, July 22 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-07-22 21:26:14 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Alex Sanz). The black-tie Apollo Celebration Gala is held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration of the upcoming 50-year anniversary...(AP Photo/Alex Sanz). The black-tie Apollo Celebration Gala is held under a Saturn V rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The event kicked off a yearlong celebration of the upcoming 50-year anniversary...
    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin noticeably absent from a gala kicking of a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing.
    Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin noticeably absent from a gala kicking of a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing.
  • Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud

    Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud

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    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes grows on the sidewalk outside the Los Feliz Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 22, 2018. A day earlier, Trader Joe's employee Melyda Corado was shot and kille...(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes grows on the sidewalk outside the Los Feliz Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 22, 2018. A day earlier, Trader Joe's employee Melyda Corado was shot and kille...
    A relative says a deadly shootout at a Los Angeles supermarket started with a domestic feud miles away.
    A relative says a deadly shootout at a Los Angeles supermarket started with a domestic feud miles away.
  • Drought forces emergency measures for US West's wild horses

    Drought forces emergency measures for US West's wild horses

    Monday, July 23 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-07-23 05:16:43 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this June 29, 2018 photo, wild horses walk to a watering hole outside Salt Lake City. Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them. F...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). In this June 29, 2018 photo, wild horses walk to a watering hole outside Salt Lake City. Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them. F...
    Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them.
    Harsh drought conditions in parts of the American West are pushing wild horses to the brink and forcing extreme measures to protect them.
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  • KATC's Super 16 - Christian Archangel

    KATC's Super 16 - Christian Archangel

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:28 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:28:21 GMT

    LAFAYETTE, La -- What's in a name? Well if you're an athlete, a lot. Just think about it. Tiger Woods. Michael Jordan. Wayne Gretsky. Iconic, right?  In our latest edition of Super 16, it just so happens that there's another name swirling around Acadiana football fields. A name that's been garnering a lot of attention in recent years. And after this coming season it just might be a name you won't soon forget. Introducing Comeaux High School's Christian Archangel.

    LAFAYETTE, La -- What's in a name? Well if you're an athlete, a lot. Just think about it. Tiger Woods. Michael Jordan. Wayne Gretsky. Iconic, right?  In our latest edition of Super 16, it just so happens that there's another name swirling around Acadiana football fields. A name that's been garnering a lot of attention in recent years. And after this coming season it just might be a name you won't soon forget. Introducing Comeaux High School's Christian Archangel.

  • KATC's Super 16 - Malik Criner

    KATC's Super 16 - Malik Criner

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:51:35 GMT
    LAFAYETTE, La -- At a record of (6-5) in 2017, North Vermilion football secured its first winning season on the gridiron since 2012. And while the Patriots underwent some changes this offseason -- most notably Brett Blakey moving from defensive coordinator to head coach -- Seth Lewis explains why the transition on the sidelines might be made smoother because of who's carrying the ball for the Patriots in the backfield.
    LAFAYETTE, La -- At a record of (6-5) in 2017, North Vermilion football secured its first winning season on the gridiron since 2012. And while the Patriots underwent some changes this offseason -- most notably Brett Blakey moving from defensive coordinator to head coach -- Seth Lewis explains why the transition on the sidelines might be made smoother because of who's carrying the ball for the Patriots in the backfield.
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