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Saints hold off Chargers to snap preseason losing streak

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Los Angeles - After losing their last ten preseason games, the New Orleans Saints picked up a victory against The Chargers on Sunday. A first quarter touchdown from Alvin Kamara, and an impressive defensive performance sealed the 13-7 win.  A full recap will be posted shortly. 

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AP Analysis: Edwards' tax changes still shaking out

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - More than a year ago, Gov. John Bel Edwards enacted a sweeping set of changes to a 70-year-old lucrative property tax break program for manufacturing facilities in Louisiana, which had been criticized as rubber-stamped giveaways with too few strings attached. The rewrite was aimed at steering the incentive to facilities that will create jobs and that are backed by local communities. Forty-seven tax break applications for certain additions to existing faciliti... More>>

Two children injured in boat accident on Sabine, one critical

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A single-vessel boating accident on the Sabine River near Niblett's Bluff Park Sunday evening has resulted in two children being seriously injured, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries tells KPLC.  

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UPDATE: 10 sailors missing; US Navy ship collides with merchant ship east of Singapore

The USS John S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea, Jan. 22, 2017, while supporting security efforts in the region. Navy photo by Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez The USS John S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea The USS John S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea, Jan. 22, 2017, while supporting security efforts in the region. Navy photo by Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James Vazquez The USS John S. McCain conducts a patrol in the South China Sea
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SINGAPORE - The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. 

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UPDATE Port Barre man arrested in violent crime spree identified

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A Port Barre man has been arrested in Point Coupee Parish, accused of a home invasion and kidnapping in Three Mile Lake, armed robbery, another home invasion in Livonia, and attempted murder of five people, including two police officers.

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Notes from the path of the eclipse

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Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years. 

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Documentary screened, The Ataxian answers questions

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The Ataxian, a documentary about a man with Friedreich's ataxia and Race Across America, was screened at the LITE Center today.

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Lady Cajuns host clinic for DSAA members

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The UL Ragin' Cajuns® Women's Basketball team hosted a basketball clinic for members of the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana today.

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Great viewing conditions expected for solar eclipse

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The dry weather pattern looks to stick around for at least one more day to start the new work week. 

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UPDATE: All lanes open on Interstate 10 WESTBOUND near Grosse Tete

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Interstate 10 WESTBOUND is closed near the Grosse Tete exit, state officials say. 

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Jerry Lewis dead at 91

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Jerry Lewis, an internationally known comedian and long-time host of the Labor Day Telethon, has died, Variety reports.  To read the story click here. 

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Tonight on KATC: Saints Take on Chargers in Preseason Game 2

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After a 20-14 loss in Cleveland last Thursday, the New Orleans Saints (0-1) will face the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) as they continue their 2017 preseason slate.       The game will air on KATC. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.and kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. More>>

Teacher training set for Tuesday, Wednesday at NHS and Carencro High

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Students at Northside High School and Carencro High School will have Tuesday and Wednesday off. The schools will have no class on those days while teachers participate in a training session, officials say. All buses that transport students to other schools, including those that pick up students at those schools, will be running, officials say.  More>>

No class at Delcambre Elementary tomorrow

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There will be no school at Delcambre Elementary on Monday. A transformer serving the school has blown, Superintendent Dale Henderson said. Although crews are working on the transformer, it does not look like power will be restored to the school in time for class. No decision has been made about class on Tuesday. We'll update you as soon as we hear from school officials.  More>>

67th Annual Blessing of the Fleet

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Declambre, La- The 67th Annual Blessing of the Fleet took place on Sunday morning.

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Resident: My councilman is grating my road this morning

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A St. Landry Parish resident contacted us this morning to tell us about her councilman, who is using his own tractor to grate her rode this morning. 

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LPSS offers details of planned eclipse viewing

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Tomorrow, Lafayette Parish public schools will provide teacher-led viewing of the solar eclipse.  

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Opelousas man booked on numerous drug charges

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Opelousas Police arrested a local man Thursday night and booked him on 10 drug and weapon charges.

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Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

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Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized. More>>

Lafayette church hosts youth event

The Gethsemane Church of God hosted a youth lock-in this evening. The Gethsemane Church of God hosted a youth lock-in this evening.
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The Gethsemane Church of God hosted a youth lock-in this evening for children and teens. 

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SUV plows into Johnston Street business

SUV plows into Johnston Street business SUV plows into Johnston Street business
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An SUV drove into Samir Oriental Rugs on Johnston earlier this afternoon. 

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More summertime heat Sunday & Harvey has weakened

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A weak area of high pressure will remain over the region on Sunday setting up another hot and humid day with highs in the mid 90s and feel like temperatures topping out between 104-108. 

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2017 Games of Acadiana captures special moments

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The 17th Annual Games of Acadiana kicked off this morning, honoring some very special guests in their opening ceremony.

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Ragin' Cajuns Wrap Up Fall Camp With Third Scrimmage

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LAFAYETTE – Jordan Davis and Andre Nunez each directed scoring drives on offense while newcomer Julius Perkins had a sack and forced fumble on defense as the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns football team wrapped up fall camp on Saturday with an 80-play, situational scrimmage at St. Thomas More High School.

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LSU wraps up 3rd scrimmage of preseason

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BATON ROUGE – LSU’s third scrimmage of the preseason focused on game situations - including field position, down-and-distance, as well as the two-minute drill and overtime – as the Tigers capped their third week of camp with 70 plays for both the No. 1 and No. 2 units here  Saturday in Tiger Stadium. LSU is now just two weeks away from its season-opener against BYU at NRG Stadium in Houston. Kickoff for the LSU-BYU game will take place at 8:30 p.m. on Saturda... More>>

High-speed chase on I-20 leads to standoff

High-speed chase on I-20 leads to standoff / Courtesy: KTBS High-speed chase on I-20 leads to standoff / Courtesy: KTBS
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A stand-off along I-20 in east Texas leaves eastbound traffic at a standstill, according to KTBS. 

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Mississippi police dog dies after being left in hot squad car

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Southaven police have confirmed a 6-year-old K-9 officer died after his handler left him in a police car. 

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Victim's relatives arrested following alleged Morgan City kidnapping

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UPDATE: Two women have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping their seven-year-old relative from a Morgan City residence.

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Hundreds gather in New Orleans amid Charlottesville violence

Large crowd chants after arriving in Jackson Square during "Take 'Em Down NOLA" march / Courtesy: The New Orleans Advocate Large crowd chants after arriving in Jackson Square during "Take 'Em Down NOLA" march / Courtesy: The New Orleans Advocate
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Video courtesy of The New Orleans Advocate Large crowds marched in New Orleans this afternoon, condemning the violence stemming from a recent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, The Advocate reports. 

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Louisiana wildlife agent shot in traffic stop back on patrol

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An enforcement agent for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries who was shot in a January traffic stop is back at work.   

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Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of Fla. officers

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Florida and the grave wounding of a sergeant was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday.   

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One killed in crash on Ambassador Caffery

Reports of an ejection on Ambassador Caffery this morning / Courtesy: Manuel Lara-Cruz Reports of an ejection on Ambassador Caffery this morning / Courtesy: Manuel Lara-Cruz
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One man has died following a two-vehicle crash this morning on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy.

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United Way hosts school supply drive in Opelousas

United Way hosts school supply drive in Opelousas United Way hosts school supply drive in Opelousas
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United Way in St. Landry and Evangeline parishes hosted their Zydeco School Supply Drive this evening in Opelousas. 

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Habitat for Humanity hosts home dedication for family

Habitat for Humanity hosts home dedication for family Habitat for Humanity hosts home dedication for family
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Lafayette's Habitat for Humanity completed their 110th home, and one family gets the keys!

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Acadiana schools prepare for solar eclipse

Third graders at Green T. Lindon Elementary School prepare for the solar eclipse. Third graders at Green T. Lindon Elementary School prepare for the solar eclipse.
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The solar eclipse is only days away, and schools across Acadiana are getting ready.

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Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

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Mourners will gather in Charlottesville on Wednesday to honor the woman who was killed when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally. More>>

Trump signs bill expanding college assistance for veterans

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President Donald Trump has authorized the largest expansion of college assistance for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit on using the benefits. More>>

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      A "PORT BARRE" MAN IS UNDER ARREST...ACCUSED OF LEADING A CRIME SPREE INVOLVING TWO HOME INVASIONS....ARMED ROBBERY...AND ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER OF AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE....INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICERS.

      A "PORT BARRE" MAN IS UNDER ARREST...ACCUSED OF LEADING A CRIME SPREE INVOLVING TWO HOME INVASIONS....ARMED ROBBERY...AND ATTEMPTED FIRST-DEGREE MURDER OF AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE....INCLUDING TWO POLICE OFFICERS.

  • Blessing of Fleet At Delcambre

    Blessing of Fleet At Delcambre

    In Declambre, the 67th annual shrimp festival is a wrap. The faithful showed up this morning for the "blessing of the fleet"--marking the start of "shrimping" season.

    In Declambre, the 67th annual shrimp festival is a wrap. The faithful showed up this morning for the "blessing of the fleet"--marking the start of "shrimping" season.

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  • Saints hold off Chargers to snap preseason losing streak

    Saints hold off Chargers to snap preseason losing streak

    Monday, August 21 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-08-21 04:10:01 GMT
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    Los Angeles - After losing their last ten preseason games, the New Orleans Saints picked up a victory against The Chargers on Sunday. A first quarter touchdown from Alvin Kamara, and an impressive defensive performance sealed the 13-7 win.  A full recap will be posted shortly. 

    Los Angeles - After losing their last ten preseason games, the New Orleans Saints picked up a victory against The Chargers on Sunday. A first quarter touchdown from Alvin Kamara, and an impressive defensive performance sealed the 13-7 win.  A full recap will be posted shortly. 

  • Tonight on KATC: Saints Take on Chargers in Preseason Game 2

    Tonight on KATC: Saints Take on Chargers in Preseason Game 2

    Sunday, August 20 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-08-20 18:45:11 GMT
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    After a 20-14 loss in Cleveland last Thursday, the New Orleans Saints (0-1) will face the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) as they continue their 2017 preseason slate.       The game will air on KATC. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.and kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
    After a 20-14 loss in Cleveland last Thursday, the New Orleans Saints (0-1) will face the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) as they continue their 2017 preseason slate.       The game will air on KATC. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.and kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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  • Shark-n-Social Dinner & Auction

    Shark-n-Social Dinner & Auction

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:01 AM EDT2017-08-18 13:01:11 GMT

    Impact Acadiana will hold the first Shark-n-Social Dinner and Auction. This fundraiser will help Southside High School sports, clubs and other organizations get a good financial start in a brand new school. 

    Impact Acadiana will hold the first Shark-n-Social Dinner and Auction. This fundraiser will help Southside High School sports, clubs and other organizations get a good financial start in a brand new school. 

  • Join the Girl Scouts!

    Join the Girl Scouts!

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-08-17 12:35:26 GMT

    The Girl Scouts of Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf chapter is looking for new girl scouts and girl scout leaders! 

    The Girl Scouts of Louisiana-Pines to the Gulf chapter is looking for new girl scouts and girl scout leaders! 

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