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  • Mid summer heat and humidity continues for Acadiana

    Mid summer heat and humidity continues for Acadiana

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:09:09 GMT

    For those sick and tired of this late season heat and humidity I have some bad news as the weather pattern is not changing anytime soon. 

    For those sick and tired of this late season heat and humidity I have some bad news as the weather pattern is not changing anytime soon. 

  • Latest on Jose and Maria

    Latest on Jose and Maria

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-09-20 04:08:22 GMT

    The latest on Tropical Storm Jose and powerful, potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria with 175 mph winds.

    The latest on Tropical Storm Jose and powerful, potentially catastrophic Hurricane Maria with 175 mph winds.

  • Opelousas' new CAO causing controversy

    Opelousas' new CAO causing controversy

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:52:31 GMT

     Members of the Opelousas City Council are questioning Mayor Reggie Tatum's hiring of a new Chief Administrative Officer.

     Members of the Opelousas City Council are questioning Mayor Reggie Tatum's hiring of a new Chief Administrative Officer.

  • Family wants answers after loved one was found dead inside a vehicle

    Family wants answers after loved one was found dead inside a vehicle

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:22:53 GMT
    Tuesday, September 19 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-09-20 00:10:57 GMT

    A Death in Lafayette at Brown Park is leaving the victim's family searching for answers. Police are calling that death a homicide. Police say 22-year-old Jaleel Bonham's body was discovered in a vehicle at the park. ..

    A Death in Lafayette at Brown Park is leaving the victim's family searching for answers. Police are calling that death a homicide. Police say 22-year-old Jaleel Bonham's body was discovered in a vehicle at the park. ..

  • LUS partners with Lafayette Soccer Association for better game experience

    LUS partners with Lafayette Soccer Association for better game experience

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:44:44 GMT
    LUS Fiber partners with Lafayette Soccer Association / LUSLUS Fiber partners with Lafayette Soccer Association / LUS

    LUS Fiber and Lafayette Youth Soccer Association/Cajun Soccer Club are proud to announce an exciting new partnership. Beginning September 2017, LUS Fiber will be the official sponsor of the first recreational soccer stadium in Louisiana.

    LUS Fiber and Lafayette Youth Soccer Association/Cajun Soccer Club are proud to announce an exciting new partnership. Beginning September 2017, LUS Fiber will be the official sponsor of the first recreational soccer stadium in Louisiana.

  • Investigation into BR murders detailed; suspect now booked

    Investigation into BR murders detailed; suspect now booked

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:10:20 GMT
    Courtesy WBRZCourtesy WBRZ

    A man described as a person of interest in two seemingly random Baton Rouge murders will be booked today, our media partners at The Advocate report.  

    A man described as a person of interest in two seemingly random Baton Rouge murders will be booked today, our media partners at The Advocate report.  

  • Judge: Lafayette city marshal can pick up litter as community service

    Judge: Lafayette city marshal can pick up litter as community service

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:58 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:58:55 GMT
    Lafayette City Marshal Brian PopeLafayette City Marshal Brian Pope

    Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope may soon picking up trash as community service.

    Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope may soon picking up trash as community service.

  • 7.1 magnitude quake kills 79 as buildings collapse in Mexico

    7.1 magnitude quake kills 79 as buildings collapse in Mexico

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:36:28 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly.

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A powerful earthquake has shaken Mexico City, causing buildings to sway sickeningly.

  • Shots fired near Berwick Elementary; no injuries

    Shots fired near Berwick Elementary; no injuries

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:03 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:03:19 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    A man has been arrested for firing a gun about a block from Berwick Elementary, Chief James Richard said.  Just before 3 p.m., dismissal time for the school, witnesses called police to report that a man walked out of the back door of his home and fired a gun. No one was injured, the chief said.  Police immediately called the school and placed it on lockdown as a precaution, he said. Berwick and Morgan City Police went to the home and arrested the man, he said.  The m...
    A man has been arrested for firing a gun about a block from Berwick Elementary, Chief James Richard said.  Just before 3 p.m., dismissal time for the school, witnesses called police to report that a man walked out of the back door of his home and fired a gun. No one was injured, the chief said.  Police immediately called the school and placed it on lockdown as a precaution, he said. Berwick and Morgan City Police went to the home and arrested the man, he said.  The m...
  • Lafayette, Jeff Davis, Cenla sheriffs' suits against pharma companies allege fraud, deception in the name of profit

    Lafayette, Jeff Davis, Cenla sheriffs' suits against pharma companies allege fraud, deception in the name of profit

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:02:01 GMT

    Sheriffs allege the makers of drugs like OxyContin, Percocet and fentanyl misled doctors and the public about the safety of their products.

    Sheriffs allege the makers of drugs like OxyContin, Percocet and fentanyl misled doctors and the public about the safety of their products.

  • Restore task force to meet this week

    Restore task force to meet this week

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:56:33 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    The Restore Louisiana Task Force meets at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at the Vermilion Parish Library branch in Abbeville at 405 E. St. Victor St. 

    The Restore Louisiana Task Force meets at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at the Vermilion Parish Library branch in Abbeville at 405 E. St. Victor St. 

  • Police identify fatality victim

    Police identify fatality victim

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:42:25 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    Police have identified the man who died in a crash near Port Barre yesterday.  

    Police have identified the man who died in a crash near Port Barre yesterday.  

  • Cassidy health bill faces opposition from Louisiana governor

    Cassidy health bill faces opposition from Louisiana governor

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-09-19 21:29:23 GMT
    U.S. Senator Bill CassidyU.S. Senator Bill Cassidy

    U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's legislation would force damaging cuts to care for children, the disabled and pregnant women, according to Health Secretary Rebekah Gee.
        

    U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy's legislation would force damaging cuts to care for children, the disabled and pregnant women, according to Health Secretary Rebekah Gee.
        

  • Grass fire extinguished off I-10 in Lafayette

    Grass fire extinguished off I-10 in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-09-19 20:51:20 GMT
    Crews put out fire on I-10 / KATCCrews put out fire on I-10 / KATC

    Firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire off the interstate. 

    Firefighters are on the scene of a grass fire off the interstate. 

  • Court re-examines reversal of 2004 double murder conviction

    Court re-examines reversal of 2004 double murder conviction

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-09-19 19:32:32 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Allegations of racial bias in jury selection should not have resulted in orders for a new trial for a woman convicted in a grisly double murder in 2004, an attorney for Mississippi authorities told a federal appeals court Tuesday. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the prosecution's striking of some black candidates from the jury that convicted her in the murders of Linda Heintzelman and Heintzelman's boyfriend, Vernon Hulett. Last March, a three-judg...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Allegations of racial bias in jury selection should not have resulted in orders for a new trial for a woman convicted in a grisly double murder in 2004, an attorney for Mississippi authorities told a federal appeals court Tuesday. Lisa Jo Chamberlin is white. But she challenged the prosecution's striking of some black candidates from the jury that convicted her in the murders of Linda Heintzelman and Heintzelman's boyfriend, Vernon Hulett. Last March, a three-judg...
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers asks for help locating fugitive, may be in Lafayette

    Acadia Crime Stoppers asks for help locating fugitive, may be in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:32:26 GMT
    Johnny Rheams Sr. / Acadia Crime StoppersJohnny Rheams Sr. / Acadia Crime Stoppers

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to locate a wanted fugitive. 

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to locate a wanted fugitive. 

  • Abbeville Council votes on flood ordinance

    Abbeville Council votes on flood ordinance

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:11 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:11:24 GMT

    The Abbeville City Council is looking at ways to stop drivers from driving through high water during storms.  

    The Abbeville City Council is looking at ways to stop drivers from driving through high water during storms.  

  • Ivan Bourque, businessman and founder of KATC, dies

    Ivan Bourque, businessman and founder of KATC, dies

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 2:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 18:05:13 GMT
    Ivan Joseph Bourque Sr.Ivan Joseph Bourque Sr.

    Services will be Thursday for Ivan Joseph Bourque Sr., 97, who died Monday at his Kaplan home.  

    Services will be Thursday for Ivan Joseph Bourque Sr., 97, who died Monday at his Kaplan home.  

  • SLCC offers scholarships for students in 5k Fun Run

    SLCC offers scholarships for students in 5k Fun Run

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:53:42 GMT
    SLCC STRIDING SCHOLARSHIPSSLCC STRIDING SCHOLARSHIPS

    South Louisiana Community College is offering current SLCC students the chance to win a Finish Line Scholarship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the conclusion of the college’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. 

    South Louisiana Community College is offering current SLCC students the chance to win a Finish Line Scholarship on Saturday, Oct. 7 at the conclusion of the college’s Striding for Scholarships 5K and 1-mile Fun Run. 

  • New shopping center being developed in Carencro

    New shopping center being developed in Carencro

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:24:53 GMT
    Courtesy Developing LafayetteCourtesy Developing Lafayette

    A new shopping center called, North Point, just started construction at 3730 NE Evangeline Thruway, formerly Desperado’s, Developing Lafayette reports. 

    A new shopping center called, North Point, just started construction at 3730 NE Evangeline Thruway, formerly Desperado’s, Developing Lafayette reports. 

  • UPDATE:Felon arrested in connection with Morgan City High gun case

    UPDATE:Felon arrested in connection with Morgan City High gun case

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:05:11 GMT
    Leroy ByersLeroy Byers

    Morgan City Police have made a second arrest in connection with the Morgan City High case. 

    Morgan City Police have made a second arrest in connection with the Morgan City High case. 

  • Two Mississippi fugitives escape from penitentiary

    Two Mississippi fugitives escape from penitentiary

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:57:05 GMT
    James Sanders and Ryan Young / Louisiana DOCJames Sanders and Ryan Young / Louisiana DOC

    Two escaped fugitives from Mississippi are being sought after they escaped from Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this week.  

    Two escaped fugitives from Mississippi are being sought after they escaped from Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman this week.  

  • New Section of South Bernard Road in Broussard to Open Wednesday

    New Section of South Bernard Road in Broussard to Open Wednesday

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:45:10 GMT
    Road construction in AcadianaRoad construction in Acadiana
    The second phase of the South Bernard Road expansion project in Broussard will open to traffic on Wednesday, September 20. This section of South Bernard Road will connect Heart D' Farm Road to Larriviere Road with a roundabout on Fairfield St.   "We are continuing to work on improving the infrastructure of Broussard to help alleviate the traffic problems," said Charles Langlinais, Mayor of Broussard. "Our team is proactive and dedicated to making Broussard as acces...
    The second phase of the South Bernard Road expansion project in Broussard will open to traffic on Wednesday, September 20. This section of South Bernard Road will connect Heart D' Farm Road to Larriviere Road with a roundabout on Fairfield St.   "We are continuing to work on improving the infrastructure of Broussard to help alleviate the traffic problems," said Charles Langlinais, Mayor of Broussard. "Our team is proactive and dedicated to making Broussard as acces...
  • Delcambre man accused of felony possession of stolen things

    Delcambre man accused of felony possession of stolen things

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:35:36 GMT
    Ty LeBlancTy LeBlanc
    A Delcambre man was arrested Monday and accused of felony possession of stolen things. On Sept 18, 2017, at 3:15 pm, officers of the Delcambre Police Dept, along with members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Narcotics Task Force, served an arrest and search warrant on Ty F. Leblanc, according to Chief James Broussard, spokesman for the Delcambre Police Dept. Police located Leblanc and searched his residence. Police say numerous electronics that were reported stolen by a telecommu...
    A Delcambre man was arrested Monday and accused of felony possession of stolen things. On Sept 18, 2017, at 3:15 pm, officers of the Delcambre Police Dept, along with members of the Vermilion Parish Sheriff Narcotics Task Force, served an arrest and search warrant on Ty F. Leblanc, according to Chief James Broussard, spokesman for the Delcambre Police Dept. Police located Leblanc and searched his residence. Police say numerous electronics that were reported stolen by a telecommu...
  • Movies in the Parc kicks off 2017 Fall season in Lafayette

    Movies in the Parc kicks off 2017 Fall season in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:30:44 GMT
    MOVIES IN THE PARCMOVIES IN THE PARC

    Movies are coming back to Lafayette's downtown this Saturday night. 

    Movies are coming back to Lafayette's downtown this Saturday night. 

  • LSU Police asking for help finding missing student

    LSU Police asking for help finding missing student

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:29:58 GMT
    Michael Nickelotte, image from LSU PoliceMichael Nickelotte, image from LSU Police

     LSU Police are asking for help finding a missing student. Michael Nickelotte, 21, was last seen at his on-campus apartment by his roommate at 1 a.m. Monday.

     LSU Police are asking for help finding a missing student. Michael Nickelotte, 21, was last seen at his on-campus apartment by his roommate at 1 a.m. Monday.

  • Missing Lafayette teen found safe

    Missing Lafayette teen found safe

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:19:39 GMT
    Tylius Washington / Lafayette Parish Sheriff's OfficeTylius Washington / Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office

    The runaway teenager that Lafayette Deputies were searching for Monday evening has been located. 

    The runaway teenager that Lafayette Deputies were searching for Monday evening has been located. 

  • Swabbing at UL to Fight Childhood Cancer

    Swabbing at UL to Fight Childhood Cancer

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:19:12 GMT
    UL LafayetteUL Lafayette

    UL students are partnering with Be The Match this week to help raise awareness and fight childhood cancer.  

    UL students are partnering with Be The Match this week to help raise awareness and fight childhood cancer.  

  • DeRidder man electrocuted in work-related accident

    DeRidder man electrocuted in work-related accident

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-09-19 16:13:08 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online
    A DeRidder man working for an electric company was killed in a work-related accident Tuesday morning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Elliswood Drive in Sulphur in reference to an accidental death around 8:50 a.m. When deputies arrived they discovered Edward D. Diaz, 47, deceased.  During further investigation, it appears Diaz was working for an electric company up in a bucket truck when he unintentionally brushed up against an exposed powerline, which el...
    A DeRidder man working for an electric company was killed in a work-related accident Tuesday morning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Elliswood Drive in Sulphur in reference to an accidental death around 8:50 a.m. When deputies arrived they discovered Edward D. Diaz, 47, deceased.  During further investigation, it appears Diaz was working for an electric company up in a bucket truck when he unintentionally brushed up against an exposed powerline, which el...
  • Art Education Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

    Art Education Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:50:43 GMT
    ELOISE VOORHIES GARYELOISE VOORHIES GARY
    The Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund, a scholarship fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting applications. One award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding student in art education to help pay tuition and/or educational expenses. The award is open to any junior or senior pursuing an art education degree at any Louisiana college or university who meets criteria as specified in the application. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1,...
    The Eloise Voorhies Gary Memorial Award Fund, a scholarship fund at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), is accepting applications. One award of $500 will be presented to an outstanding student in art education to help pay tuition and/or educational expenses. The award is open to any junior or senior pursuing an art education degree at any Louisiana college or university who meets criteria as specified in the application. Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1,...
  • Overall enrollment at UL rises for fourth consecutive year

    Overall enrollment at UL rises for fourth consecutive year

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:29:45 GMT
    Credit: Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at LafayetteCredit: Doug Dugas/University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

    For the fourth year in a row, a record number of students have enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

  • Spirit of Acadiana: Zach Jones, youth trainer

    Spirit of Acadiana: Zach Jones, youth trainer

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-09-19 15:08:44 GMT
    Zach Jones Spirit of AcadianaZach Jones Spirit of Acadiana

    It's never too early to start developing healthy living habits. In this Spirit of Acadiana, a former Ragin Cajun football player is inspiring some of Acadiana's youngest athletes to stay fit.

    It's never too early to start developing healthy living habits. In this Spirit of Acadiana, a former Ragin Cajun football player is inspiring some of Acadiana's youngest athletes to stay fit.

  • The Latest: Trump slams Iran at United Nations

    The Latest: Trump slams Iran at United Nations

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:47:08 GMT
    Trump addressing United NationsTrump addressing United Nations
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says at the United Nations that the Iranian government is an "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence. Trump is telling world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that the world cannot allow the "murderous regime" to continue its destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles. The pr...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations (all times local): 10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump says at the United Nations that the Iranian government is an "economically depleted rogue state" whose chief export is violence. Trump is telling world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly that the world cannot allow the "murderous regime" to continue its destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles. The pr...
  • September on the calendar, summer in the forecast

    September on the calendar, summer in the forecast

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:25 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:25:34 GMT

    The calendar says late September, but if you hadn't checked you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was still mid summer with the way the weather has been and will continue to be moving forward. 

    The calendar says late September, but if you hadn't checked you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was still mid summer with the way the weather has been and will continue to be moving forward. 

  • Louisiana Lions Camp Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

    Louisiana Lions Camp Sporting Clay Shoot Fundraiser

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:07 AM EDT2017-09-19 14:07:22 GMT
    Lions Club Clay ShootLions Club Clay Shoot

    The Louisiana Lions Club and its Staff Alumni Association will hold a Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser Saturday, September 23 to benefit children with challenges.

    The Louisiana Lions Club and its Staff Alumni Association will hold a Sporting Clay Shoot fundraiser Saturday, September 23 to benefit children with challenges.

  • Suspicious death ruled a homicide

    Suspicious death ruled a homicide

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:45 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:45:06 GMT
    Lafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATCLafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATC

    The body found in a Lafayette park has been ruled a homicide.   T

    The body found in a Lafayette park has been ruled a homicide.   T

  • School car rider lines causing traffic issues for neighborhoods

    School car rider lines causing traffic issues for neighborhoods

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:30 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:30:58 GMT
    Prairie Elementary car rider linePrairie Elementary car rider line

    At some schools in Lafayette Parish, the line for car riders is causing traffic issues in surrounding neighborhoods. 

    At some schools in Lafayette Parish, the line for car riders is causing traffic issues in surrounding neighborhoods. 

  • Opelousas Music and Market Fall Concerts start Friday

    Opelousas Music and Market Fall Concerts start Friday

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 9:17 AM EDT2017-09-19 13:17:38 GMT

    The Opelousas Music and Market Fall Concerts series will begin this Friday, September 22 with the Bon Ami Cajun Band.

    The Opelousas Music and Market Fall Concerts series will begin this Friday, September 22 with the Bon Ami Cajun Band.

  • Two central Louisiana sheriffs sue several pharmaceutical companies

    Two central Louisiana sheriffs sue several pharmaceutical companies

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-09-19 04:06:32 GMT

    Two central Louisiana sheriffs are suing large pharmaceutical companies, working to combat the opioid epidemic from the top. Monday, the sheriffs of both Rapides and Avoyelles parishes announced they are joining forces to fight the opioid problem-- in court. "A lot of people who are addicted to drugs, they're not there by choice. They just become a victim of maybe something a doctor prescribed or maybe something they did on their own. But they are a victim, and we don't need th...

    Two central Louisiana sheriffs are suing large pharmaceutical companies, working to combat the opioid epidemic from the top. Monday, the sheriffs of both Rapides and Avoyelles parishes announced they are joining forces to fight the opioid problem-- in court. "A lot of people who are addicted to drugs, they're not there by choice. They just become a victim of maybe something a doctor prescribed or maybe something they did on their own. But they are a victim, and we don't need th...

  • Summer Heat Continues-Tropics Remain Busy

    Summer Heat Continues-Tropics Remain Busy

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:53 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:53:02 GMT

    We'll start our work week with muggy conditions with patchy fog across Acadiana. With a ridge of high pressure over the area, conditions will remain generally calm. Just a few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms can be expected. 

    We'll start our work week with muggy conditions with patchy fog across Acadiana. With a ridge of high pressure over the area, conditions will remain generally calm. Just a few isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms can be expected. 

  • Tools for School: Cecilia Primary

    Tools for School: Cecilia Primary

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:42:55 GMT
    Cecilia Primary Tools for School / KATCCecilia Primary Tools for School / KATC

    Tool's For Schools was at Cecilia Primary to help out students in Mrs. Guidry's Class.

    Tool's For Schools was at Cecilia Primary to help out students in Mrs. Guidry's Class.

  • Eunice has new council focused on economy

    Eunice has new council focused on economy

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:05 PM EDT2017-09-19 01:05:17 GMT
    City of EuniceCity of Eunice

    Eunice now has a new council to focus on expanding the city's economy. 

    Eunice now has a new council to focus on expanding the city's economy. 

  • Despite setbacks, Louisiana Cattle Festival to celebrate 69th year

    Despite setbacks, Louisiana Cattle Festival to celebrate 69th year

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:30 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:30:14 GMT

    Less than a month now until the 69th Louisiana Cattle Festival takes over downtown Abbeville for the weekend, after overcoming more than a few bumps in the road along the way. The biggest challenges this year come out of unexpected financial and fund raising obstacles.

    Less than a month now until the 69th Louisiana Cattle Festival takes over downtown Abbeville for the weekend, after overcoming more than a few bumps in the road along the way. The biggest challenges this year come out of unexpected financial and fund raising obstacles.

  • Water out for City of Patterson as crews change valve

    Water out for City of Patterson as crews change valve

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-09-18 23:28:32 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The City of Patterson is reminding residents that a major valve replacement will shut down the water in the city. 

    The City of Patterson is reminding residents that a major valve replacement will shut down the water in the city. 

  • Lafayette Police investigating car crash involving gunfire

    Lafayette Police investigating car crash involving gunfire

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:47:16 GMT

    Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that led to a car crash overnight.  Officers responded to the incident on Gloria Switch Rd. near I-49 at about 1 a.m.  Police say two vehicles, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed as they exchanged gunfire.  One black male was shot. He is in stable condition at an area hospital.  Three other black males were injured in the crash.  They are also hospitalized.  One is listed in stable condition and t...

    Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that led to a car crash overnight.  Officers responded to the incident on Gloria Switch Rd. near I-49 at about 1 a.m.  Police say two vehicles, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed as they exchanged gunfire.  One black male was shot. He is in stable condition at an area hospital.  Three other black males were injured in the crash.  They are also hospitalized.  One is listed in stable condition and t...

  • 2 La. sheriffs file lawsuits against companies linked to alleged opioid abuse

    2 La. sheriffs file lawsuits against companies linked to alleged opioid abuse

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:42:39 GMT
    (Photo Courtesy: KALB)(Photo Courtesy: KALB)

    Two Central Louisiana sheriffs have teamed up to fight the opioid epidemic in court.  Their sights set on the pharmaceutical companies, according to KALB. Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson held a press conference Monday to announce they're filing lawsuits against multiple companies, and some doctors around the country. Laborde-Earles Firm is representing the two sheriffs. They explain that opioid addiction is an epidemic that...

    Two Central Louisiana sheriffs have teamed up to fight the opioid epidemic in court.  Their sights set on the pharmaceutical companies, according to KALB. Rapides Parish Sheriff William Earl Hilton and Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Doug Anderson held a press conference Monday to announce they're filing lawsuits against multiple companies, and some doctors around the country. Laborde-Earles Firm is representing the two sheriffs. They explain that opioid addiction is an epidemic that...

  • Police investigating body at Brown Park

    Police investigating body at Brown Park

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:05:48 GMT
    Lafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATCLafayette Police working suspicious death at Brown Park in Lafayette / KATC

    City Police are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" at Brown Park. 

    City Police are investigating what they're calling a "suspicious death" at Brown Park. 

  • Boring summertime pattern locally while tropics remain active

    Boring summertime pattern locally while tropics remain active

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:02:15 GMT

    The upper level ridge in place over the eastern United States, combined with a surface high in the Gulf of Mexico, are working together to prevent any shots of cool, Canadian air from heading our way keeps us locked in this hot and humid pattern. 

    The upper level ridge in place over the eastern United States, combined with a surface high in the Gulf of Mexico, are working together to prevent any shots of cool, Canadian air from heading our way keeps us locked in this hot and humid pattern. 

  • Police investigating fatal crash in Port Barre

    Police investigating fatal crash in Port Barre

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:01 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:01:56 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    Port Barre Police responded to a fatal crash on Hwy 190 Monday afternoon.

    Port Barre Police responded to a fatal crash on Hwy 190 Monday afternoon.

  • Louisiana Department of Health continues efforts to reduce opioid abuse

    Louisiana Department of Health continues efforts to reduce opioid abuse

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:38:16 GMT
    Governor John Bel EdwardsGovernor John Bel Edwards

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana.

    Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that the Louisiana Department of Health will utilize new and expanded federal grants to continue implementing innovative, effective strategies for combating the opioid problem in Louisiana.

  • St. Martinville man accused of burglary

    St. Martinville man accused of burglary

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:16:11 GMT
    Harry SmithHarry Smith
    A 37-year St. Martinville man is accused several burglaries in St. Martin Parish. Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on  September 17, 2017, patrol deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a residential and vehicle burglary in the 1100 block of Wilfred Champagne Road, according to Major Ginny Higgins, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.  While deputies were investigating the complaint, they observed a white F150 driving in an erratic manner in t...
    A 37-year St. Martinville man is accused several burglaries in St. Martin Parish. Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on  September 17, 2017, patrol deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a residential and vehicle burglary in the 1100 block of Wilfred Champagne Road, according to Major Ginny Higgins, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.  While deputies were investigating the complaint, they observed a white F150 driving in an erratic manner in t...
  • Texas man allegedly admits to Lake Charles robbery

    Texas man allegedly admits to Lake Charles robbery

    Monday, September 18 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-09-18 21:13:15 GMT
    Lionel BaltimoreLionel Baltimore

    A Texas man has been arrested in Colorado in connection with a Friday bank robbery in Lake Charles.

    A Texas man has been arrested in Colorado in connection with a Friday bank robbery in Lake Charles.

  • Statewide youth job fairs; national retailer among top employers

    Statewide youth job fairs; national retailer among top employers

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:47:44 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)’s Business and Career Solutions Centers (BCSCs) will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24.

    Several locations of the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)’s Business and Career Solutions Centers (BCSCs) will host job fairs this month for out-of-school youth ages 18-24.

  • Morgan City High student arrested, accused of having gun near campus

    Morgan City High student arrested, accused of having gun near campus

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:09:17 GMT
    Morgan City High SchoolMorgan City High School

    Morgan City High Student arrested accused of having a gun near the high school.

    Morgan City High Student arrested accused of having a gun near the high school.

  • IPSO: Ackal supports return of NIPD - but not a tax

    IPSO: Ackal supports return of NIPD - but not a tax

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:39:05 GMT
    Sheriff Louis AckalSheriff Louis Ackal

    Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal fully supports the re-establishment of the New Iberia Police Department.

    Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal fully supports the re-establishment of the New Iberia Police Department.

  • Young girl, 911 operators recognized for coolness in face of adversity

    Young girl, 911 operators recognized for coolness in face of adversity

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:42:25 GMT
    From left: Benjamin Hall, Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office 911 dispatcher, Rebecca Goodrich, VPSO dispatcher, Kendra Fosberg, Emma Fosberg, 5, Julie Pruitt, Fort Polk Directorate of Emergency Services supervisory lead 911 dispatcher and Daniel Cole, DES disFrom left: Benjamin Hall, Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office 911 dispatcher, Rebecca Goodrich, VPSO dispatcher, Kendra Fosberg, Emma Fosberg, 5, Julie Pruitt, Fort Polk Directorate of Emergency Services supervisory lead 911 dispatcher and Daniel Cole, DES dis

    Fort Polk’s Directorate of Emergency Services orchestrated a celebration worthy of a few local heroes —large and small. It all started on July 19 when Emma Fosberg, 5, found her mother unresponsive on the couch and called 911. 

    Fort Polk’s Directorate of Emergency Services orchestrated a celebration worthy of a few local heroes —large and small. It all started on July 19 when Emma Fosberg, 5, found her mother unresponsive on the couch and called 911. 

  • Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed

    Man in horror-film mask shoots 3 in Mississippi; 1 killed

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:24:23 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two. 

    Police say a man wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the horror movie "Friday the 13th" shot three people in Mississippi, killing one and injuring two. 

  • UPDATE: National removes LSU frat charter

    UPDATE: National removes LSU frat charter

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:17:16 GMT
    Courtesy Gruver FamilyCourtesy Gruver Family

    The national Phi Delta Theta fraternity announced Monday that it is formally suspending and removing the charter of its LSU chapter in the wake of the death of prospective member Maxwell Gruver, our partners at the Advocate report. 

    The national Phi Delta Theta fraternity announced Monday that it is formally suspending and removing the charter of its LSU chapter in the wake of the death of prospective member Maxwell Gruver, our partners at the Advocate report. 

  • Louisiana's first medical marijuana grower contract is done

    Louisiana's first medical marijuana grower contract is done

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:47:05 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

     Louisiana State University has completed its contract with a company that will grow medical marijuana and says the drug is expected to reach patients by mid-2018. 

     Louisiana State University has completed its contract with a company that will grow medical marijuana and says the drug is expected to reach patients by mid-2018. 

  • Report: Car lodged under school bus; some students hurt

    Report: Car lodged under school bus; some students hurt

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:32 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:32:48 GMT
    Car plows into bus gets stuck underneath / KTBSCar plows into bus gets stuck underneath / KTBS

    Authorities say a car has crashed into a stopped Louisiana school bus, injuring as many as three students. 

    Authorities say a car has crashed into a stopped Louisiana school bus, injuring as many as three students. 

  • Iberia Parish to spray for mosquitoes ahead of Sugar Cane Festival

    Iberia Parish to spray for mosquitoes ahead of Sugar Cane Festival

    Monday, September 18 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-09-18 17:03:23 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations Monday, September 18, 2017, and Tuesday, September 19, 2017, during the evenings ahead of the Sugar Cane Festival activities.

    The Iberia Parish Mosquito Abatement District will conduct aerial operations Monday, September 18, 2017, and Tuesday, September 19, 2017, during the evenings ahead of the Sugar Cane Festival activities.

  • Tulane Medical School gets $25 million gift for research

    Tulane Medical School gets $25 million gift for research

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:54:58 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: TULANE'S WEBSITEPHOTO COURTESY: TULANE'S WEBSITE
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University School of Medicine has received its largest donation ever: $25 million, to support research. The school will rename its Department of Medicine for John W. Deming, a medical school graduate who died in 1996, at age 76. Medical school dean Dr. Lee Hamm said in a news release Monday that the money will provide critical support to launch the careers of junior investigators while also helping senior faculty members. Deming's wife, Bertie Deming Smith...
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tulane University School of Medicine has received its largest donation ever: $25 million, to support research. The school will rename its Department of Medicine for John W. Deming, a medical school graduate who died in 1996, at age 76. Medical school dean Dr. Lee Hamm said in a news release Monday that the money will provide critical support to launch the careers of junior investigators while also helping senior faculty members. Deming's wife, Bertie Deming Smith...
  • Shots fired after Ohio man chases daughter in clown mask

    Shots fired after Ohio man chases daughter in clown mask

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:46:50 GMT
    File photo of a clown maskFile photo of a clown mask

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man has been charged after chasing his 6-year-old daughter around a neighborhood while wearing a clown mask and another man is charged for firing a gun. 

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio man has been charged after chasing his 6-year-old daughter around a neighborhood while wearing a clown mask and another man is charged for firing a gun. 

  • Man accused of shooting from car was intoxicated, cops say

    Man accused of shooting from car was intoxicated, cops say

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:16 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:16:58 GMT
    Arturo GarciaArturo Garcia

    A 36-year-old Patterson man was arrested after a police officer working a security detail observed gunshots being fired out of a vehicle traveling on Victor II Blvd in Morgan City early Saturday morning. Arturo Garcia picked up another person at a bar in the area of Victor II Blvd. and gave the passenger the firearm and attempted to have him fire it out the window of the vehicle, according to Lieutenant John Schaff, spokesman for Morgan City Police Department  The passenger refu...

    A 36-year-old Patterson man was arrested after a police officer working a security detail observed gunshots being fired out of a vehicle traveling on Victor II Blvd in Morgan City early Saturday morning. Arturo Garcia picked up another person at a bar in the area of Victor II Blvd. and gave the passenger the firearm and attempted to have him fire it out the window of the vehicle, according to Lieutenant John Schaff, spokesman for Morgan City Police Department  The passenger refu...

  • 3 squirrels apprehended following 6 attacks on humans

    3 squirrels apprehended following 6 attacks on humans

    Monday, September 18 2017 12:10 PM EDT2017-09-18 16:10:28 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    Following reports of up to six attacks on humans, three squirrels have been apprehended in New Orleans. 

    Following reports of up to six attacks on humans, three squirrels have been apprehended in New Orleans. 

  • Port Barre Police arrest two juveniles, two others after theft investigation

    Port Barre Police arrest two juveniles, two others after theft investigation

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-09-18 14:43:40 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    Port Barre Police Department investigated a report of a burglary that occurred in the 100 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Cherry Blossom Apartment Complex.

    Port Barre Police Department investigated a report of a burglary that occurred in the 100 Block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Cherry Blossom Apartment Complex.

  • 2017 S.W.A.P. Meet set for Thursday

    2017 S.W.A.P. Meet set for Thursday

    Monday, September 18 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-09-18 13:04:46 GMT

    The Lafayette Social Service Agency Network will host the 2017 S.W.A.P Meet on Thursday, September 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

    The Lafayette Social Service Agency Network will host the 2017 S.W.A.P Meet on Thursday, September 21 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

  • 4th Annual 5k Boot Camp Bash

    4th Annual 5k Boot Camp Bash

    Monday, September 18 2017 8:50 AM EDT2017-09-18 12:50:06 GMT

    The Dreams Foundation will be hosting a 5k Boot Camp Bash on October 7.

    The Dreams Foundation will be hosting a 5k Boot Camp Bash on October 7.

  • 'Red flag' calls signaled post-Irma deaths at nursing home

    'Red flag' calls signaled post-Irma deaths at nursing home

    Saturday, September 16 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-09-16 12:19:31 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-09-17 14:04:23 GMT
    Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills came in. Then came another call. Then another.
    Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills came in. Then came another call. Then another.
  • Jury: Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

    Jury: Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-09-16 06:09:15 GMT
    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-09-17 12:12:03 GMT
    Jury finds Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate to appease horror character Slender Man.
    Jury finds Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate to appease horror character Slender Man.
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