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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...
  • 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.  

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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...

  • LPSS bus issues linger a month into school year

    LPSS bus issues linger a month into school year

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:48:51 GMT

    It's one month into the school year, and many Lafayette Parish parents are still having bus issues.

    It's one month into the school year, and many Lafayette Parish parents are still having bus issues.

  • 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...

  • New Iberia runaway pig gets adopted

    New Iberia runaway pig gets adopted

    Monday, September 18 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-09-18 22:26:14 GMT
    Travis, the runaway New Iberia pigTravis, the runaway New Iberia pig

    The infamous runaway pig in New Iberia now has a permanent home.

    The infamous runaway pig in New Iberia now has a permanent home.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Comic Con continues in Lafayette

    Comic Con continues in Lafayette

    Monday, September 18 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-09-18 19:10:50 GMT

    Cosplayes, donning capes, masks, face paint-- you name it-- are spending their weekend at Comic Con in Lafayette! 

    Cosplayes, donning capes, masks, face paint-- you name it-- are spending their weekend at Comic Con in Lafayette! 

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Acadiana schools help Texas school in need

    Acadiana schools help Texas school in need

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:17 AM EDT2017-09-18 11:17:47 GMT
    Acadiana schools help Texas school in need / Courtesy: Jennifer RichardAcadiana schools help Texas school in need / Courtesy: Jennifer Richard

    Evangeline Elementary School and Iota Middle School hosted a supply drive to help the students and teachers of Sue Creech Elementary School in Katy, Texas.

    Evangeline Elementary School and Iota Middle School hosted a supply drive to help the students and teachers of Sue Creech Elementary School in Katy, Texas.

  • Sheriff Ackal refutes claims he supports half-cent sales tax

    Sheriff Ackal refutes claims he supports half-cent sales tax

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-09-18 03:42:25 GMT
    Sheriff Louis AckalSheriff Louis Ackal

    Sheriff Louis Ackal is clearing the air after a report stated he supports a half-cent sales tax to fund the resurrection of the New Iberia Police Department. 

    Sheriff Louis Ackal is clearing the air after a report stated he supports a half-cent sales tax to fund the resurrection of the New Iberia Police Department. 

  • Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

    Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-09-18 03:34:40 GMT
    Teche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous BayouTeche: A History of Louisiana's Most Famous Bayou

    An Acadiana historian is shedding a unique light on one of the area's most famous waterways. 

    An Acadiana historian is shedding a unique light on one of the area's most famous waterways. 

  • Have your beer and donate, too

    Have your beer and donate, too

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-09-18 03:29:30 GMT
    Bayou Teche Brewery in ArnaudvilleBayou Teche Brewery in Arnaudville

    Acadiana is continuing its effort to help Hurricane Harvey victims. In Arnaudville, Bayou Teche Brewery is doing its part to contribute to the relief effort.

    Acadiana is continuing its effort to help Hurricane Harvey victims. In Arnaudville, Bayou Teche Brewery is doing its part to contribute to the relief effort.

  • New BMX park coming to Lafayette Parish

    New BMX park coming to Lafayette Parish

    Sunday, September 17 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-09-18 03:24:47 GMT
    New BMX park coming to Lafayette ParishNew BMX park coming to Lafayette Parish

    A new BMX park is expected to open in the next few weeks in Milton. 

    A new BMX park is expected to open in the next few weeks in Milton. 

  • PHOTOS: SMPSO & U.S. Coast Guard conduct joint water patrol operation

    PHOTOS: SMPSO & U.S. Coast Guard conduct joint water patrol operation

    Sunday, September 17 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-09-18 02:14:45 GMT
    SMPSO & U.S. Coast Guard conduct joint water patrol operation / St. Mary Parish Sheriff's OfficeSMPSO & U.S. Coast Guard conduct joint water patrol operation / St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

    The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City joined the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Section and K-9 Unit to conduct a water patrol operation, focusing on the enforcement of state and local boating regulations and promoting safe boating practices. 

    The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City joined the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Section and K-9 Unit to conduct a water patrol operation, focusing on the enforcement of state and local boating regulations and promoting safe boating practices. 

  • Kidnapping suspect out of MS arrested in Duson

    Kidnapping suspect out of MS arrested in Duson

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:59:25 GMT
    Duson PoliceDuson Police

    A fugitive wanted for kidnapping in Mississippi is now in the Acadia Parish Jail. 

    A fugitive wanted for kidnapping in Mississippi is now in the Acadia Parish Jail. 

  • Congestion clears on I-10 West at Henderson

    Congestion clears on I-10 West at Henderson

    Sunday, September 17 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-09-18 00:25:25 GMT
    Congestion on I-10 West at HendersonCongestion on I-10 West at Henderson

    UPDATE: Congestion has cleared on I-10 West from Mile Marker 118 to Mile Marker 115 (Henderson).

    UPDATE: Congestion has cleared on I-10 West from Mile Marker 118 to Mile Marker 115 (Henderson).

  • West Nile detected in St. Mary Parish

    West Nile detected in St. Mary Parish

    Sunday, September 17 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-09-17 23:25:19 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    Mosquito control officials say they have discovered a case of West Nile Virus in Franklin. 

    Mosquito control officials say they have discovered a case of West Nile Virus in Franklin. 

  • Two arrested in connection to St. Martinville shooting, another wanted

    Two arrested in connection to St. Martinville shooting, another wanted

    Sunday, September 17 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-09-17 19:29:14 GMT
    Amber James and Brandon Jones / St. Martinville PoliceAmber James and Brandon Jones / St. Martinville Police

    Investigators with the St. Martinville Police Department say they have arrested two people in connection with a Sunday evening shooting that injured one. 

    Investigators with the St. Martinville Police Department say they have arrested two people in connection with a Sunday evening shooting that injured one. 

  • Youngsville woman dies in motorcycle crash

    Youngsville woman dies in motorcycle crash

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-09-17 16:37:31 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    A Youngsville passenger died hours later at a Lafayette hospital after being in a motorcycle accident.  

    A Youngsville passenger died hours later at a Lafayette hospital after being in a motorcycle accident.  

  • Superheroes run to save lives

    Superheroes run to save lives

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:46:15 GMT
    Superheroes run to save livesSuperheroes run to save lives

    Though Comic Con is happening over at the Cajundome, superheroes were seen running through Moncus Park this morning.

    Though Comic Con is happening over at the Cajundome, superheroes were seen running through Moncus Park this morning.

  • Acclaimed comedy group hosts workshop in Lafayette

    Acclaimed comedy group hosts workshop in Lafayette

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:41:04 GMT
    Acclaimed comedy group hosts workshop at AcAAcclaimed comedy group hosts workshop at AcA

    An actor from a Canadian sketch group is giving comedians here a chance to polish their skills. 

    An actor from a Canadian sketch group is giving comedians here a chance to polish their skills. 

  • Abbeville man who stayed during Irma tells his story

    Abbeville man who stayed during Irma tells his story

    Sunday, September 17 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-09-17 04:18:50 GMT

    In the hours before Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, it looked like a typical cloudy day over the state.

    In the hours before Hurricane Irma hit the state of Florida, it looked like a typical cloudy day over the state.

  • Teacher surprised with community award

    Teacher surprised with community award

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:39:40 GMT
    Teacher surprised with community awardTeacher surprised with community award

    Foster Friends surprised a Carencro Heights Elementary teacher today with the Community Advocate Award.  

    Foster Friends surprised a Carencro Heights Elementary teacher today with the Community Advocate Award.  

  • Port Barre police investigate school vandalism incident

    Port Barre police investigate school vandalism incident

    Saturday, September 16 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-09-17 02:31:21 GMT
    Port Barre police investigate school vandalism incidentPort Barre police investigate school vandalism incident

    Port Barre police are looking for those responsible for vandalizing Port Barre High School. 

    Port Barre police are looking for those responsible for vandalizing Port Barre High School. 

  • Last day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Last day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:57:22 GMT
    Last day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book SaleLast day of the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Looking for something you haven't read before? That vinyl record you haven't been able to track down? Friends of the Lafayette Public Library is hosting their biannual book sale, and today is the last day! 

    Looking for something you haven't read before? That vinyl record you haven't been able to track down? Friends of the Lafayette Public Library is hosting their biannual book sale, and today is the last day! 

  • Plate lunch festival underway in Youngsville

    Plate lunch festival underway in Youngsville

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:56:40 GMT
    Plate Lunch-A-Palooza underway in YoungsvillePlate Lunch-A-Palooza underway in Youngsville

    If you're hungry, head over to the Plate Lunch-A-Palooza at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville.

    If you're hungry, head over to the Plate Lunch-A-Palooza at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville.

  • Overnight shooting in Lafayette remains under investigation

    Overnight shooting in Lafayette remains under investigation

    Saturday, September 16 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-09-16 23:44:06 GMT
    A shooting near Super 1 Foods on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. in Lafayette leaves one injured.A shooting near Super 1 Foods on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. in Lafayette leaves one injured.

    UPDATE: Lafayette police have located and identified all individuals involved in last night's shooting on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., according to a spokesman for the police department.

    UPDATE: Lafayette police have located and identified all individuals involved in last night's shooting on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., according to a spokesman for the police department.

  • New walking krewe coming to Lafayette Mardi Gras

    New walking krewe coming to Lafayette Mardi Gras

    Saturday, September 16 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-09-16 21:16:20 GMT
    Krewe de CanailleKrewe de Canaille

    The theme for the first Krewe de Canailles parade is "Local Legends."

    The theme for the first Krewe de Canailles parade is "Local Legends."

  • Verot School Road construction update

    Verot School Road construction update

    Saturday, September 16 2017 2:01 PM EDT2017-09-16 18:01:14 GMT

    John Wayne Drive and Beadle Road are now open to the public. Harbor Lights Drive, at its intersection with LA 339 (Verot School Road) in Lafayette Parish, remains closed until Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 a.m., weather permitting.

    John Wayne Drive and Beadle Road are now open to the public. Harbor Lights Drive, at its intersection with LA 339 (Verot School Road) in Lafayette Parish, remains closed until Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 a.m., weather permitting.

  • Restrooms at I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center temporarily closed

    Restrooms at I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center temporarily closed

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-09-16 17:36:01 GMT
    Photo Courtesy Department of Natural ResourcesPhoto Courtesy Department of Natural Resources

    BUTTE LA ROSE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that due to a water main break, all public restrooms at the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center in Butte La Rose are closed until further notice.

    BUTTE LA ROSE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that due to a water main break, all public restrooms at the I-10 Atchafalaya Welcome Center in Butte La Rose are closed until further notice.

  • Boil advisory lifted for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Boil advisory lifted for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-09-16 17:24:40 GMT

    The boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard on Wednesday has been rescinded. 

    The boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard on Wednesday has been rescinded. 

  • 26th Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival continues today, Saturday

    26th Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival continues today, Saturday

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:40 AM EDT2017-09-16 05:40:00 GMT
    Coutesy of St. Martinville Kiwanis Club & Pepper FestivalCoutesy of St. Martinville Kiwanis Club & Pepper Festival

    The 26th Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival continues tonight at the St. Martinville City Fairgrounds.

    The 26th Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival continues tonight at the St. Martinville City Fairgrounds.

  • Home for the Holidays campaign begins

    Home for the Holidays campaign begins

    Saturday, September 16 2017 1:17 AM EDT2017-09-16 05:17:02 GMT
    Home for the Holidays 2017Home for the Holidays 2017

    Ticket sales began this week for this year's Home for the Holidays campaign. 

    Ticket sales began this week for this year's Home for the Holidays campaign. 

  • Operation Kelly's Kids accepting toy donations for Harvey victims

    Operation Kelly's Kids accepting toy donations for Harvey victims

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-09-16 03:16:20 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Operation Kelly's Kids was created to help children affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

    Operation Kelly's Kids was created to help children affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

  • Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parks

    Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parks

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-09-16 01:01:34 GMT
    Park(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parksPark(ing) Day transforms parking spots into mini parks

    Driving in Downtown Lafayette today, you might have noticed something different. Lafayette Consolidated Government along with other downtown associations put on Park(ing) Day where businesses transformed parking spots into mini parks. 

    Driving in Downtown Lafayette today, you might have noticed something different. Lafayette Consolidated Government along with other downtown associations put on Park(ing) Day where businesses transformed parking spots into mini parks. 

  • Scott couple raising money to purchase new Houston PD unit

    Scott couple raising money to purchase new Houston PD unit

    Friday, September 15 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-09-16 00:11:01 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    Annette Fontenot of Scott established a fund with the Community Foundation of Acadiana to support the Houston Police Department. 

    Annette Fontenot of Scott established a fund with the Community Foundation of Acadiana to support the Houston Police Department. 

  • Drago's open for business tonight

    Drago's open for business tonight

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-09-15 23:52:15 GMT
    Drago's Restaurant opening Friday ( Photo Courtesy: David Mouton)Drago's Restaurant opening Friday ( Photo Courtesy: David Mouton)

    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. The Cvitanovich family invites everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and enjoy free oysters, food, and beverages. "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able ...

    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m. The Cvitanovich family invites everyone to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and enjoy free oysters, food, and beverages. "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able ...

  • Funeral arrangements set for Arnaudville woman fatally stabbed while pregnant

    Funeral arrangements set for Arnaudville woman fatally stabbed while pregnant

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:52:07 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    Funeral arrangements have been made for an Arnaudville woman who was stabbed to death on Tuesday. Funeral services for Ashley Nicole Meche, 24, will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, at a 2:00 p.m. at Melancon Funeral Home in Arnaudville. A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until service time on Saturday. Toni Trimble Thomas, 32, of Breaux Bridge, was booked into the St. ...

    Funeral arrangements have been made for an Arnaudville woman who was stabbed to death on Tuesday. Funeral services for Ashley Nicole Meche, 24, will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, at a 2:00 p.m. at Melancon Funeral Home in Arnaudville. A rosary will be prayed at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The family requests that visiting hours be observed from 8:30 a.m. Saturday until service time on Saturday. Toni Trimble Thomas, 32, of Breaux Bridge, was booked into the St. ...

  • DSAA offers seminar on sexuality and body changes

    DSAA offers seminar on sexuality and body changes

    Friday, September 15 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-09-15 20:42:28 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online
    Tomorrow, the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana is hosting a seminar for people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. The "Bodies, Boundaries and Behavior" workshop will be tomorrow at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Cajundome. This program teaches people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers how to be comfortable and confident in addressing sexuality issues and body changes, organizers say.    Registration begins at 8 am, the ...
    Tomorrow, the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana is hosting a seminar for people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. The "Bodies, Boundaries and Behavior" workshop will be tomorrow at the Hilton Garden Inn near the Cajundome. This program teaches people with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers how to be comfortable and confident in addressing sexuality issues and body changes, organizers say.    Registration begins at 8 am, the ...
  • Lafayette man wanted for aggravated assault

    Lafayette man wanted for aggravated assault

    Friday, September 15 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-09-15 15:29:18 GMT
    Clarence BabineauxClarence Babineaux

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance locating Clarence Babineaux, 66.  

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance locating Clarence Babineaux, 66.  

  • 24 Karat Kids Walk for Childhood Cancer

    24 Karat Kids Walk for Childhood Cancer

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-09-15 13:26:28 GMT

    Acadiana Hope for the Cure is hosting its 1st Annual Childhood Cancer Walk entitled "24 Karat Kids Walk for Childhood Cancer" at the Isle of Iberia RV Resort Park in New Iberia.

    Acadiana Hope for the Cure is hosting its 1st Annual Childhood Cancer Walk entitled "24 Karat Kids Walk for Childhood Cancer" at the Isle of Iberia RV Resort Park in New Iberia.

  • Opelousas resident celebrates 102nd birthday with family

    Opelousas resident celebrates 102nd birthday with family

    Friday, September 15 2017 7:00 AM EDT2017-09-15 11:00:35 GMT
    Gladys Chachere / KATCGladys Chachere / KATC

    Gladys Chachere is turned 102 today and she is feeling good. 

    Gladys Chachere is turned 102 today and she is feeling good. 

  • AcA hosts arts symposium

    AcA hosts arts symposium

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-09-15 05:12:47 GMT
    State of the Arts Education Symposium at the Acadiana Center of the ArtsState of the Arts Education Symposium at the Acadiana Center of the Arts

    Several people are bringing awareness for arts right here in Acadiana.

    Several people are bringing awareness for arts right here in Acadiana.

  • Petition circulating Kaplan to recall Police Chief Boyd Adams

    Petition circulating Kaplan to recall Police Chief Boyd Adams

    Friday, September 15 2017 1:08 AM EDT2017-09-15 05:08:28 GMT

    A recall petition is circulating against Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams. Adams was arrested this week, facing theft and malfeasance in office charges. 

    A recall petition is circulating against Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams. Adams was arrested this week, facing theft and malfeasance in office charges. 

  • Congestion on Ambassador Caffery due to accident

    Congestion on Ambassador Caffery due to accident

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:47 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:47:20 GMT
    Congestion on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. due to accidentCongestion on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy. due to accident

    There is congestion in the 4000 block of Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., between Kaliste Saloom Rd. and Verot School Rd., due to an accident.  

    There is congestion in the 4000 block of Ambassador Caffery Pkwy., between Kaliste Saloom Rd. and Verot School Rd., due to an accident.  

  • Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers

    Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers

    Friday, September 15 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-15 04:38:27 GMT

    Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers Crime of the week. 

    Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers Crime of the week. 

  • Lafayette officers help hurricane victims rebuild life in Lafayette

    Lafayette officers help hurricane victims rebuild life in Lafayette

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-09-15 01:35:24 GMT
    Corporal Heather Martin and Sara Leger help Hurricane Harvey victims / Lafayette Police Department FacebookCorporal Heather Martin and Sara Leger help Hurricane Harvey victims / Lafayette Police Department Facebook

    Through the help of some great officers with the Lafayette Police Department, one family affected by Hurricane Harvey can now start rebuilding their lives. 

    Through the help of some great officers with the Lafayette Police Department, one family affected by Hurricane Harvey can now start rebuilding their lives. 

  • Constitution Day at UL set for Thursday

    Constitution Day at UL set for Thursday

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:58:09 GMT
    Pictured: Students registering to vote at last year's Constitution Day event. (Photo Courtesy: UL)Pictured: Students registering to vote at last year's Constitution Day event. (Photo Courtesy: UL)

    Join UL Lafayette in celebrating the United States Constitution on Sept. 14. 

    Join UL Lafayette in celebrating the United States Constitution on Sept. 14. 

  • Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library Biannual Book Sale

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:57:10 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    Thursday, September 14th at 9am the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library will starts its biannual Book Sale in the Heymann Center ballroom. 

    Thursday, September 14th at 9am the Lafayette Parish Friends of the Library will starts its biannual Book Sale in the Heymann Center ballroom. 

  • Household Hazardous Waste Day set in Scott

    Household Hazardous Waste Day set in Scott

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:55:31 GMT
    The City of Scott, city hall building / Photographer Justin Terro KATCThe City of Scott, city hall building / Photographer Justin Terro KATC

    A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday in Scott. 

    A Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is set for Saturday in Scott. 

  • UPDATE: State Police release names of victims in fatality

    UPDATE: State Police release names of victims in fatality

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:20:52 GMT
    Courtesy of Louisiana State PoliceCourtesy of Louisiana State Police

    Three people were killed and two more were injured in a afternoon crash on I-10 between Welsh and Lacassine. 

    Three people were killed and two more were injured in a afternoon crash on I-10 between Welsh and Lacassine. 

  • Immigrants become U.S. citizens at UL

    Immigrants become U.S. citizens at UL

    Thursday, September 14 2017 7:02 PM EDT2017-09-14 23:02:24 GMT
    UL Constitution Day, Naturalization ceremonyUL Constitution Day, Naturalization ceremony

    From Hong Kong to Nigeria, 15 immigrants became U.S. citizens Thursday at UL.

    From Hong Kong to Nigeria, 15 immigrants became U.S. citizens Thursday at UL.

  • Lafayette Parish School Board approves 13th check, pay increase

    Lafayette Parish School Board approves 13th check, pay increase

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:53:50 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    Full-time employees at Lafayette Parish schools will be going home with more money this October. 

    Full-time employees at Lafayette Parish schools will be going home with more money this October. 

  • St. Landry Chamber awards local chefs

    St. Landry Chamber awards local chefs

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:21:19 GMT
    Photo Credit: Melanie DoucetBella Noel PhotographyPhoto Credit: Melanie DoucetBella Noel Photography

    The St. Landry Chamber of Commerce awarded more than $2,000 and honored eight chefs from around Acadiana during their annual Soirée Royale on Wednesday.  

    The St. Landry Chamber of Commerce awarded more than $2,000 and honored eight chefs from around Acadiana during their annual Soirée Royale on Wednesday.  

  • Downtown parking spots transformed into public spaces

    Downtown parking spots transformed into public spaces

    Thursday, September 14 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-14 20:15:17 GMT
    PARK(ing) Day MapPARK(ing) Day Map

    The event is intended to demonstrate an alternative and interesting uses for parking spots such as mini-parks (parklets), art installations or beautiful green spaces. T

    The event is intended to demonstrate an alternative and interesting uses for parking spots such as mini-parks (parklets), art installations or beautiful green spaces. T

  • Jennings mother-of-three claims $2 million Powerball prize

    Jennings mother-of-three claims $2 million Powerball prize

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:56:58 GMT
    Woman wins PowerballWoman wins Powerball

    Sept. 5, just one day before her 26th birthday, Sarah Hebert of Jennings gave herself a pretty big present; she cashed in a $2 million winning Powerball ticket at Louisiana Lottery headquarters.

    Sept. 5, just one day before her 26th birthday, Sarah Hebert of Jennings gave herself a pretty big present; she cashed in a $2 million winning Powerball ticket at Louisiana Lottery headquarters.

  • Hayes man arrested, accused of stabbing another man

    Hayes man arrested, accused of stabbing another man

    Thursday, September 14 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-09-14 19:28:31 GMT
    Leroy Guidry Jr. / CPSOLeroy Guidry Jr. / CPSO

    A Hayes man has been arrested, accused of stabbing another man after an alleged altercation at his home.  

    A Hayes man has been arrested, accused of stabbing another man after an alleged altercation at his home.  

  • Jury finds former Delcambre clerk not guilty

    Jury finds former Delcambre clerk not guilty

    Thursday, September 14 2017 1:53 PM EDT2017-09-14 17:53:08 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    A Vermilion Parish jury found a former clerk for the city of Delcambre not guilty.

    A Vermilion Parish jury found a former clerk for the city of Delcambre not guilty.

  • Port Barre woman accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile

    Port Barre woman accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-09-14 16:52:39 GMT
    Lainnie BenoitLainnie Benoit

    A 33-year-old Port Barre woman is accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile. 

    A 33-year-old Port Barre woman is accused of indecent behavior with a juvenile. 

  • LPSS Satellite bus stops: The latest

    LPSS Satellite bus stops: The latest

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-09-14 16:38:24 GMT
    Lafayette School busesLafayette School buses
    Here is the latest list of satellite bus stops from the Lafayette Parish School System. 
    Here is the latest list of satellite bus stops from the Lafayette Parish School System. 
  • Corporate College offering 10-week project management course

    Corporate College offering 10-week project management course

    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:09 AM EDT2017-09-14 15:09:37 GMT
    Photo Credit: Flickr / MGNPhoto Credit: Flickr / MGN

    The Corporate College division of South Louisiana Community College will be offering a 10-week project management course beginning Thursday, Sept. 21. 

    The Corporate College division of South Louisiana Community College will be offering a 10-week project management course beginning Thursday, Sept. 21. 

  • Dat Dog to hold Grand Opening event

    Dat Dog to hold Grand Opening event

    Thursday, September 14 2017 10:50 AM EDT2017-09-14 14:50:47 GMT
    Courtesy of Dat DogCourtesy of Dat Dog

    Dat Dog, a popular hot dog stop among New Orleans natives, will open its first location outside of the Big Easy on September 30 in Lafayette.

    Dat Dog, a popular hot dog stop among New Orleans natives, will open its first location outside of the Big Easy on September 30 in Lafayette.

  • Acadia Parish Fall Youth Initiative

    Acadia Parish Fall Youth Initiative

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:02 AM EDT2017-09-14 13:02:11 GMT

    Acadia Parish is holding a Fall Youth Initiative this Saturday, September, 17 at the Crowley Middle school gymnasium.

    Acadia Parish is holding a Fall Youth Initiative this Saturday, September, 17 at the Crowley Middle school gymnasium.

  • American Idol advice from former Acadiana finalist

    American Idol advice from former Acadiana finalist

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:52 AM EDT2017-09-14 04:52:23 GMT

    American Idol is coming back to television for its 15th season. 

    American Idol is coming back to television for its 15th season. 

  • Roanoke family to end Christmas lights after 10 years

    Roanoke family to end Christmas lights after 10 years

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:48 AM EDT2017-09-14 04:48:35 GMT

    They say that Christmas is about giving, and one family in Roanoke has given selflessly for the past ten years. 

    They say that Christmas is about giving, and one family in Roanoke has given selflessly for the past ten years. 

  • Opelousas PD owes $100,000 in police car repairs

    Opelousas PD owes $100,000 in police car repairs

    Thursday, September 14 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-09-14 04:34:58 GMT

    The Opelousas Police Department owes at least $100,000 in patrol unit repairs. 

    The Opelousas Police Department owes at least $100,000 in patrol unit repairs. 

  • UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

    UFC strips Jones, reinstates Cormier as 205-pound champion

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-09-14 03:42:06 GMT
    Daniel Cormier UFC Light  Heavyweight Champion, Courtesy: FacebookDaniel Cormier UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Courtesy: Facebook

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound champion after Jones' latest failed doping test.   

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The UFC has stripped its light heavyweight title from Jon Jones for a third time and reinstated Daniel Cormier as the 205-pound champion after Jones' latest failed doping test.   

  • Boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Boil advisory issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:20 PM EDT2017-09-14 03:20:52 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    A boil advisory has been issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard.  

    A boil advisory has been issued for Le Triomphe Subdivision in Broussard.  

  • I-10 West reopens in Jeff Davis Parish following fatal crash

    I-10 West reopens in Jeff Davis Parish following fatal crash

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-09-14 03:06:25 GMT
    Fatal Crash on I-10 near Welsh / State PoliceFatal Crash on I-10 near Welsh / State Police

    I-10 West is now open following a fatal crash in Jeff Davis Parish. 

    I-10 West is now open following a fatal crash in Jeff Davis Parish. 

  • UPDATE: Sister booked with murder; deputies say boyfriend not involved

    UPDATE: Sister booked with murder; deputies say boyfriend not involved

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-09-14 02:51:46 GMT

    This morning, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators along with the assistance of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office located Mark Trimble, 29, in the Loreauville area. A short time later, Toni Trimble, aka Toni Trimble Thomas was also located in the Bayou Fuselier area of St. Martin Parish and both are currently in the custody of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Mark Trimble has been identified as the boyfriend of the victim of last night’s hom...

    This morning, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigators along with the assistance of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office located Mark Trimble, 29, in the Loreauville area. A short time later, Toni Trimble, aka Toni Trimble Thomas was also located in the Bayou Fuselier area of St. Martin Parish and both are currently in the custody of the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office.  Mark Trimble has been identified as the boyfriend of the victim of last night’s hom...

  • Students in Lafayette start new business project

    Students in Lafayette start new business project

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-09-14 01:41:54 GMT
    Students in Lafayette start new business projectStudents in Lafayette start new business project

    Students at Paul Breaux Middle School are some of the newest entrepreneurs in Lafayette. 

    Students at Paul Breaux Middle School are some of the newest entrepreneurs in Lafayette. 

  • Big donation to St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter

    Big donation to St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:58:20 GMT
    COURTESY: MGN ONLINECOURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Following the two big storms this past month, National Animal Organizations are seeing donations come in faster than they can hand them out. 

    Following the two big storms this past month, National Animal Organizations are seeing donations come in faster than they can hand them out. 

  • Ribbon cut on Evangeline Parish communications building

    Ribbon cut on Evangeline Parish communications building

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:58:05 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The new Evangeline Parish Communications building is now open. The 8,000-square-foot facility houses all 911 operations for the parish, as well as offices and facilities for the Office of Emergency Preparedness. The building cost $1.9 million to build, and is constructed to withstand a Category 3 Hurricane. Director Liz Hill said it has taken about a year to work all the kinks out, so that they were ready for today's ribbon cutting. "This facility was built as a hub of commun...

    The new Evangeline Parish Communications building is now open. The 8,000-square-foot facility houses all 911 operations for the parish, as well as offices and facilities for the Office of Emergency Preparedness. The building cost $1.9 million to build, and is constructed to withstand a Category 3 Hurricane. Director Liz Hill said it has taken about a year to work all the kinks out, so that they were ready for today's ribbon cutting. "This facility was built as a hub of commun...

  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers for Sept. 13, 2017

    St. Landry Crime Stoppers for Sept. 13, 2017

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:56:24 GMT
    Call 337-948-TIPS if you have information on this crimeCall 337-948-TIPS if you have information on this crime

    St. Landry Crime Stoppers and Deputy Ray Duplechain of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office need your help in solving a stabbing in the Opelousas area.   

    St. Landry Crime Stoppers and Deputy Ray Duplechain of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office need your help in solving a stabbing in the Opelousas area.   

  • Iberia Parish could soon be part of 20-parish emergency aid alliance

    Iberia Parish could soon be part of 20-parish emergency aid alliance

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:54:56 GMT
    Iberia Parish could soon be part of  20 parish emergency aid allianceIberia Parish could soon be part of 20 parish emergency aid alliance

    Iberia Parish could soon be a part of a 20-parish emergency aid alliance.

    Iberia Parish could soon be a part of a 20-parish emergency aid alliance.

  • UL Credit Union officially open

    UL Credit Union officially open

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:54:15 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union celebrated its new Main Branch with a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday.    University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their families can open savings and checking accounts and apply for loans.    Founded in 1958, University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union provides banking services to University of Louisiana at Lafayette and S...

    University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union celebrated its new Main Branch with a Grand Opening Celebration and Ribbon Cutting on Wednesday.    University of Louisiana at Lafayette and South Louisiana Community College faculty, staff, students, alumni, and their families can open savings and checking accounts and apply for loans.    Founded in 1958, University of Louisiana Federal Credit Union provides banking services to University of Louisiana at Lafayette and S...

  • 26th Annual Pepper Festival kicks off in downtown St. Martinville

    26th Annual Pepper Festival kicks off in downtown St. Martinville

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:53 PM EDT2017-09-13 23:53:51 GMT

    The 26th Annual Pepper Festival kicks off in downtown St. Martinville.  

    The 26th Annual Pepper Festival kicks off in downtown St. Martinville.  

  • Duson man indicted in rape of child

    Duson man indicted in rape of child

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:33:18 GMT
    Leordarde MeauxLeordarde Meaux

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury indicted a Duson man in connection with the rape of a child that allegedly happened 30 years ago. 

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury indicted a Duson man in connection with the rape of a child that allegedly happened 30 years ago. 

  • Lafayette man indicted in fatal shooting

    Lafayette man indicted in fatal shooting

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:11:44 GMT
    Elies CharlesElies Charles

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted a local man in connection with the May shooting death of Adam James Noel, 26.

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted a local man in connection with the May shooting death of Adam James Noel, 26.

  • Grand jury indicts woman in May slaying of Lafayette man

    Grand jury indicts woman in May slaying of Lafayette man

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:05:52 GMT
    Melissa NeilsonMelissa Neilson

    A Lafayette grand jury has indicted a local woman in the May slaying of Leroy Hamilton. 

    A Lafayette grand jury has indicted a local woman in the May slaying of Leroy Hamilton. 

  • St. Martin Animal Services to open "Haunted Shelter" in October

    St. Martin Animal Services to open "Haunted Shelter" in October

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-09-13 22:02:25 GMT
    St. Martin Animal Shelter / Courtesy of St. Martin Animal Shelter Facebook pageSt. Martin Animal Shelter / Courtesy of St. Martin Animal Shelter Facebook page

    The Animal Shelter in St. Martin Parish is getting a spooky makeover in order to raise money for their spay and neuter program. 

    The Animal Shelter in St. Martin Parish is getting a spooky makeover in order to raise money for their spay and neuter program. 

  • Handley indicted for conspiracy, kidnapping charges

    Handley indicted for conspiracy, kidnapping charges

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:50:46 GMT
    Lawrence HandleyLawrence Handley

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted Lawrence Handley in the kidnapping of his estranged wife.  

    A Lafayette Parish grand jury has indicted Lawrence Handley in the kidnapping of his estranged wife.  

  • Drago's announces Lafayette grand opening

    Drago's announces Lafayette grand opening

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:25 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:25:22 GMT
    Tommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago'sTommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago's
    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.  "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able to succeed here. I can tell you, from the quality of our employees to the overwhelming support from the community - our family and this location, are ...
    Drago's Seafood Restaurant, home of the Original Charbroiled Oysters and one of New Orleans' most recognized eateries, has announced its fourth location at 3151 Johnston Street will open Friday, September 15 at 5:00 p.m.  "We've heard a lot of rumblings that this location may be cursed because other concepts haven't been able to succeed here. I can tell you, from the quality of our employees to the overwhelming support from the community - our family and this location, are ...
  • Diocese: Community comes through for Fatima student

    Diocese: Community comes through for Fatima student

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:17:11 GMT
    Griffin Luke Vincent LeBlancGriffin Luke Vincent LeBlanc

    Griffin Leblanc, 11, died in a jet-ski accident, and his friend was seriously injured.

    Griffin Leblanc, 11, died in a jet-ski accident, and his friend was seriously injured.

  • Morgan City man accused of stealing more than $160 K from local business

    Morgan City man accused of stealing more than $160 K from local business

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-09-13 21:08:36 GMT
    Ludger CouvillionLudger Couvillion

    A 35-year-old man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Morgan City business.

    A 35-year-old man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Morgan City business.

  • Thieves steal Lafayette Sheriff vehicle with rifle, pistol inside

    Thieves steal Lafayette Sheriff vehicle with rifle, pistol inside

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:15 PM EDT2017-09-13 20:15:03 GMT
    Items stolen from patrol unit.Items stolen from patrol unit.

    The patrol vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex.

    The patrol vehicle was stolen from an apartment complex.

  • Boil advisory lifted for Evangeline Parish subdivision

    Boil advisory lifted for Evangeline Parish subdivision

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:37:33 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The boil water advisory issued for some people in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

    The boil water advisory issued for some people in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

  • St. Martin Parish high schools may get metal detectors

    St. Martin Parish high schools may get metal detectors

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:10 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:10:16 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN OnlineCourtesy: MGN Online

    Metal detectors may be coming to St. Martin Parish high schools.

    Metal detectors may be coming to St. Martin Parish high schools.

  • Iberia Parish to consider emergency aid agreement

    Iberia Parish to consider emergency aid agreement

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:47 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:47:05 GMT
    New Clerk of Courts records office in New Iberia / KATCNew Clerk of Courts records office in New Iberia / KATC

    Tonight, the Iberia Parish Council will consider joining a multi-parish mutual aid agreement. 

    Tonight, the Iberia Parish Council will consider joining a multi-parish mutual aid agreement. 

  • Sulphur man arrested, accused of having sex with 14-year-old

    Sulphur man arrested, accused of having sex with 14-year-old

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:22:44 GMT
    Stephen Carbone / CPSOStephen Carbone / CPSO

    A Sulphur man has been arrested after deputies say he allegedly admitted he had sex with an underage girl.  

    A Sulphur man has been arrested after deputies say he allegedly admitted he had sex with an underage girl.  

  • Project to air-condition Lafayette Parish school gyms moving forward

    Project to air-condition Lafayette Parish school gyms moving forward

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:21:12 GMT
    Lafayette High School Might Lion band performs one last show before Grand Nationals / KATCLafayette High School Might Lion band performs one last show before Grand Nationals / KATC

    The Lafayette Parish School Board will consider approving more than $3 million in bids to air condition five gyms.

    The Lafayette Parish School Board will consider approving more than $3 million in bids to air condition five gyms.

  • Construction underway at UL

    Construction underway at UL

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:18:48 GMT
    Cypress Lake PlazaCypress Lake Plaza

    Construction of Cypress Lake Plaza is underway at the corner of Hebrard and Boucher, a post from UL says. 

    Construction of Cypress Lake Plaza is underway at the corner of Hebrard and Boucher, a post from UL says. 

  • Delta Downs cancels $1M Jackpot, blames Hurricane Harvey

    Delta Downs cancels $1M Jackpot, blames Hurricane Harvey

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-09-13 17:02:43 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

     Delta Downs is canceling the $1 million Jackpot race for 2-year-olds on Nov. 18 that offers qualifying points for next year's Kentucky Derby.   

     Delta Downs is canceling the $1 million Jackpot race for 2-year-olds on Nov. 18 that offers qualifying points for next year's Kentucky Derby.   

  • Downtown Alive! kicks off with new features

    Downtown Alive! kicks off with new features

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:46 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:46:33 GMT

    The 2017 Fall Season of Downtown Alive! starts this Friday at Parc International with Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie headlining the event. 

    The 2017 Fall Season of Downtown Alive! starts this Friday at Parc International with Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie headlining the event. 

  • 2017 Pins and poster released for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

    2017 Pins and poster released for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:44:28 GMT
    Poster and Pin for 2017 Festivals Acadiens et CreolesPoster and Pin for 2017 Festivals Acadiens et Creoles

    Festivals Acadiens is celebrating the makers of Cajun and Creole musical instruments this year with artwork featured on their pins and posters.

    Festivals Acadiens is celebrating the makers of Cajun and Creole musical instruments this year with artwork featured on their pins and posters.

  • Statewide Events Offer Free Safety Seat Inspections

    Statewide Events Offer Free Safety Seat Inspections

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 12:29 PM EDT2017-09-13 16:29:07 GMT
    KATC-TV3KATC-TV3

    The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, in association with University Medical Center New Orleans, will offer free child car seat inspections in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 17-23, 2017. Seat Check Saturday events are scheduled throughout the state. Professionals will be on hand to ensure that child safety ...

    The Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force, in association with University Medical Center New Orleans, will offer free child car seat inspections in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday and Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 17-23, 2017. Seat Check Saturday events are scheduled throughout the state. Professionals will be on hand to ensure that child safety ...

  • Dr. William H Johnson Jr, longtime Morgan City doctor, dies at 81

    Dr. William H Johnson Jr, longtime Morgan City doctor, dies at 81

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:49 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:49:41 GMT
    DR WILLIAM H JOHNSON JR.DR WILLIAM H JOHNSON JR.

    Dr. William Johnson, a long-time resident, and physician for the Morgan City area passed away Monday.  He was 81 years old. Johnson was a native of Gideon, Missouri.  

    Dr. William Johnson, a long-time resident, and physician for the Morgan City area passed away Monday.  He was 81 years old. Johnson was a native of Gideon, Missouri.  

  • Three arrested in child pornography investigation

    Three arrested in child pornography investigation

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:10:13 GMT
    Kleinpeter, Simoneaux and PocheKleinpeter, Simoneaux and Poche

     Attorney General Jeff Landry has arrested three South Louisiana men on nearly 50 counts of Child Pornography. 

     Attorney General Jeff Landry has arrested three South Louisiana men on nearly 50 counts of Child Pornography. 

  • Southbound right lane of Ambassador Caffery closed for road repairs

    Southbound right lane of Ambassador Caffery closed for road repairs

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 11:08 AM EDT2017-09-13 15:08:35 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    DOTD has announced an emergency closure of the Southbound right lane of LA 3184 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway), between US 90 and I-10 today for emergency road repairs.

    DOTD has announced an emergency closure of the Southbound right lane of LA 3184 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway), between US 90 and I-10 today for emergency road repairs.

  • Scott police searching for two alleged theft suspects

    Scott police searching for two alleged theft suspects

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-09-13 14:54:46 GMT
    Courtesy of the Scott Police DepartmentCourtesy of the Scott Police Department

    The Scott Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying two alleged theft suspects.

    The Scott Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying two alleged theft suspects.

  • Hunter's for the Hungry: It's that time of year to clean out your freezer for those in need

    Hunter's for the Hungry: It's that time of year to clean out your freezer for those in need

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-09-13 14:54:24 GMT
    Photo Courtesy: Hunter's for the HungryPhoto Courtesy: Hunter's for the Hungry

    The Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held at five locations across Acadiana soon.  

    The Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held at five locations across Acadiana soon.  

  • SLCC sees an increase in student enrollment

    SLCC sees an increase in student enrollment

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-09-13 14:29:53 GMT
    South Louisiana Community CollegeSouth Louisiana Community College

    Enrollment numbers for the fall are up, according to South Louisiana Community College.

    Enrollment numbers for the fall are up, according to South Louisiana Community College.

  • Acadiana Symphony kicks off season with list of events

    Acadiana Symphony kicks off season with list of events

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 9:43 AM EDT2017-09-13 13:43:23 GMT

    On Thursday, September 28, The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will hold it's red carpet opening event entitled "From Scala to Broadway." 

    On Thursday, September 28, The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra will hold it's red carpet opening event entitled "From Scala to Broadway." 

  • New executive order changes infrastructure rules

    New executive order changes infrastructure rules

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 7:22 AM EDT2017-09-13 11:22:18 GMT

    Recently president trump signed an executive order  that would lessen the restrictions on environmental permits when it comes to infrastructure But some environmentalist in louisanna say this order is doing more harm than good With a new executive order in place , when it comes to infrastructure there are less rules in place regarding environmental permits. But there are still rules in place.  DOTD's Secretary, Shawn Wilson, says he thinks the order will help the state of...

    Recently president trump signed an executive order  that would lessen the restrictions on environmental permits when it comes to infrastructure But some environmentalist in louisanna say this order is doing more harm than good With a new executive order in place , when it comes to infrastructure there are less rules in place regarding environmental permits. But there are still rules in place.  DOTD's Secretary, Shawn Wilson, says he thinks the order will help the state of...

  • Two people wanted In Arnaudvile homicide investigation

    Two people wanted In Arnaudvile homicide investigation

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:12:56 GMT
    Wednesday, September 13 2017 6:40 AM EDT2017-09-13 10:40:29 GMT
    Image courtesy: MGN OnlineImage courtesy: MGN Online

    Deputies are seeking persons of interest in Arnaudville homicide investigation.

    Deputies are seeking persons of interest in Arnaudville homicide investigation.

  • Ochsner Health Center for children set to open in Lafayette

    Ochsner Health Center for children set to open in Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:50:39 GMT
    LGH and Ochsner Health System hold ribbon cutting for new pediatric clinic in Lafayette / KATCLGH and Ochsner Health System hold ribbon cutting for new pediatric clinic in Lafayette / KATC

     Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System held a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric clinic in Lafayette. 

     Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System held a ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the opening of a new pediatric clinic in Lafayette. 

  • Iberia Parish family finds closure following arrest in California cold case

    Iberia Parish family finds closure following arrest in California cold case

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-09-13 00:01:50 GMT

    In 1986, one week after moving to the Golden State, a Jeanerette man was stabbed and beaten to death in San Diego. 

    In 1986, one week after moving to the Golden State, a Jeanerette man was stabbed and beaten to death in San Diego. 

  • LEF looking for outstanding 5th graders in Lafayette Parish

    LEF looking for outstanding 5th graders in Lafayette Parish

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:48:51 GMT
    LEF logoLEF logo

    Lafayette Education Foundation (LEF) is looking for outstanding fifth graders in Lafayette Parish. 

    Lafayette Education Foundation (LEF) is looking for outstanding fifth graders in Lafayette Parish. 

  • Chief announces crackdown on cell phones

    Chief announces crackdown on cell phones

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:48 PM EDT2017-09-12 23:48:26 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    If you drive through Youngsville and can't seem to put down the phone, you've got a week to learn. 

    If you drive through Youngsville and can't seem to put down the phone, you've got a week to learn. 

  • St. Landry Parish animal shelter affected by Hurricane Irma

    St. Landry Parish animal shelter affected by Hurricane Irma

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:10:59 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:55:41 GMT

    The effects of Hurricane Irma is stretching to Acadiana and affecting a St. Landry Parish animal shelter. The shelter has partnered with rescue groups in Florida for years, but Irma has put that on a hold. 

    The effects of Hurricane Irma is stretching to Acadiana and affecting a St. Landry Parish animal shelter. The shelter has partnered with rescue groups in Florida for years, but Irma has put that on a hold. 

  • New community space created for kids in downtown Lafayette

    New community space created for kids in downtown Lafayette

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-09-12 22:46:43 GMT
    Children's MuseumChildren's Museum

    Downtown Lafayette has a new community space for children and parents.

    Downtown Lafayette has a new community space for children and parents.

  • Adams attorney: Chief blindsided by arrest

    Adams attorney: Chief blindsided by arrest

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-09-12 21:55:34 GMT
    Boyd AdamsBoyd Adams

    Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams has no plans to resign, his attorney said Tuesday. 

    Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams has no plans to resign, his attorney said Tuesday. 

  • Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs help locating wanted fugitive

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs help locating wanted fugitive

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:15 PM EDT2017-09-12 21:15:27 GMT
    Reid ThibodeauxReid Thibodeaux

    Detectives with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office need your help in locating Reid Thibodeaux, 39. 

    Detectives with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office need your help in locating Reid Thibodeaux, 39. 

  • $50,000 match for Harvey donations

    $50,000 match for Harvey donations

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:23:32 GMT
    Second Harvest Food Bank logoSecond Harvest Food Bank logo
    Summit Financial Wealth Advisors, a Lafayette-based company, has offered to match donations to Second Harvest Food Bank dollar for dollar up to $50,000 through September 30 to support the food bank's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.   "We are so grateful to Summit Financial Wealth Advisors for stepping up and making this generous gift," says Natalie Jayroe, Second Harvest President and CEO. "Thanks to this matching offer, we can raise twice as much money for r...
    Summit Financial Wealth Advisors, a Lafayette-based company, has offered to match donations to Second Harvest Food Bank dollar for dollar up to $50,000 through September 30 to support the food bank's Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.   "We are so grateful to Summit Financial Wealth Advisors for stepping up and making this generous gift," says Natalie Jayroe, Second Harvest President and CEO. "Thanks to this matching offer, we can raise twice as much money for r...
  • CPSO looking for theft suspect accused of fraudulent money withdrawals

    CPSO looking for theft suspect accused of fraudulent money withdrawals

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:10:30 GMT
    Picture of suspect wanted in bank withdrawl theft in Lake Charles / CPSOPicture of suspect wanted in bank withdrawl theft in Lake Charles / CPSO

    Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect they say withdrew money fraudulently from a victim's banks account.  

    Deputies with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office are looking for a suspect they say withdrew money fraudulently from a victim's banks account.  

  • Sulphur Police make prostitution busts at local hotels

    Sulphur Police make prostitution busts at local hotels

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:03:03 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Sulphur Police made multiple arrests recently after a prostitution sting. Officers had received complaints of suspected prostitution and solicitation for prostitution at Sulphur area hotels. Using the online service known as Backpage.com, officers began an undercover investigation. Undercover officers found customers who were trying to hire prostitutes, and also some that were willing to exchange drugs for prostitutes. Arrested and booked into the Sulphur City Jail were: Tristen Tr...
    Sulphur Police made multiple arrests recently after a prostitution sting. Officers had received complaints of suspected prostitution and solicitation for prostitution at Sulphur area hotels. Using the online service known as Backpage.com, officers began an undercover investigation. Undercover officers found customers who were trying to hire prostitutes, and also some that were willing to exchange drugs for prostitutes. Arrested and booked into the Sulphur City Jail were: Tristen Tr...
  • Suspect sought in Sunday shooting

    Suspect sought in Sunday shooting

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-09-12 19:21:19 GMT
    St. Martinville police is investigating a shooting that landed one person in jail and has police looking for another.   A spokesman with the department says Amber James and the victim were in an altercation Sunday afternoon on Theatre Street, when James allegedly shot the victim.   Detectives say the victim's brother Brandon Jones pulled a gun out of his vehicle and shot at James' vehicle.   Police later arrested James on attempted second degree murder.   Police ar...
    St. Martinville police is investigating a shooting that landed one person in jail and has police looking for another.   A spokesman with the department says Amber James and the victim were in an altercation Sunday afternoon on Theatre Street, when James allegedly shot the victim.   Detectives say the victim's brother Brandon Jones pulled a gun out of his vehicle and shot at James' vehicle.   Police later arrested James on attempted second degree murder.   Police ar...
  • Jeanerette to continue operating as they have been, in contrast to AG's opinion

    Jeanerette to continue operating as they have been, in contrast to AG's opinion

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:14 PM EDT2017-09-12 18:14:27 GMT

    More questions in Jeanerette over the future of the police department. The former chief was fired by the Board of Alderman on August 7th and since then there have been questions about whether the authority to hire and fire a police chief belongs to Mayor April Foulcard or to the Board of Aldermen. In the attorney general's opinion, Mayor Foulcard did have the authority, based on how the city is supposed to be governed under he Lawrason Act. The council voted to continue ope...

    More questions in Jeanerette over the future of the police department. The former chief was fired by the Board of Alderman on August 7th and since then there have been questions about whether the authority to hire and fire a police chief belongs to Mayor April Foulcard or to the Board of Aldermen. In the attorney general's opinion, Mayor Foulcard did have the authority, based on how the city is supposed to be governed under he Lawrason Act. The council voted to continue ope...

  • 20-year-old sentenced to life plus 40 for murder of older man

    20-year-old sentenced to life plus 40 for murder of older man

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-09-12 17:16:13 GMT

    A district judge sentenced Roderick Cawthorne Jr. to life in prison plus 40 years Monday for the 2015 slaying of Charles Talen Sr., 73. 

    A district judge sentenced Roderick Cawthorne Jr. to life in prison plus 40 years Monday for the 2015 slaying of Charles Talen Sr., 73. 

  • Grand Prairie boil advisory lifted

    Grand Prairie boil advisory lifted

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-09-12 16:36:15 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    The Grand Prairie Water System boil advisory has been lifted.  

    The Grand Prairie Water System boil advisory has been lifted.  

  • Arrest made in Ville Platte shooting

    Arrest made in Ville Platte shooting

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:54:06 GMT
    Lawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte PoliceLawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte Police

    The search for Lawrence Fontenot ended today as he was apprehended by Officers with Probation and Parole at the Probation and Parole Office in Ville Platte.  

    The search for Lawrence Fontenot ended today as he was apprehended by Officers with Probation and Parole at the Probation and Parole Office in Ville Platte.  

  • Patterson voters to decide charter changes

    Patterson voters to decide charter changes

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:50:45 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    The City of Patterson has called a special election for November to make changes to the charter. 

    The City of Patterson has called a special election for November to make changes to the charter. 

  • Free to Breathe 5k Walk/Run opens registration

    Free to Breathe 5k Walk/Run opens registration

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-09-12 14:04:21 GMT

    The 6th Annual Free to Breathe 5k Walk/ Run will be held Saturday, September 30. 

    The 6th Annual Free to Breathe 5k Walk/ Run will be held Saturday, September 30. 

  • Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. accepting donations for Hurricane Irma relief

    Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. accepting donations for Hurricane Irma relief

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-09-12 13:29:18 GMT

    The Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. is now taking donations to assist with relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma.  

    The Cajun Navy Relief, Inc. is now taking donations to assist with relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma.  

  • Drivers concerned about construction on Verot School Road

    Drivers concerned about construction on Verot School Road

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:03 PM EDT2017-09-12 01:03:27 GMT
    Monday, September 11 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-09-12 03:54:08 GMT

    Construction continues on a major thoroughfare in Lafayette Parish and it's causing headaches for some drivers. A widening project for Verot School Road has been underway since 2015 and now some drivers are taking a second look at the construction. 

    Construction continues on a major thoroughfare in Lafayette Parish and it's causing headaches for some drivers. A widening project for Verot School Road has been underway since 2015 and now some drivers are taking a second look at the construction. 

  • UPDATE: State Police accuse Kaplan Chief of stealing money

    UPDATE: State Police accuse Kaplan Chief of stealing money

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:38 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:38:43 GMT
    Boyd AdamsBoyd Adams

    Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams has been arrested by Louisiana State Police. 

    Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams has been arrested by Louisiana State Police. 

  • All clear after possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary

    All clear after possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:37:09 GMT
    Charles Burke Elementary / KATCCharles Burke Elementary / KATC

    School Officials report a possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary School in Duson. 

    School Officials report a possible gas leak at Charles Burke Elementary School in Duson. 

  • LPSB to consider step increase for teachers

    LPSB to consider step increase for teachers

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:12:12 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    The Finance Committee of the Lafayette Parish School Board meets today to discuss a staff recommendation to fund a step increase for teachers.  

    The Finance Committee of the Lafayette Parish School Board meets today to discuss a staff recommendation to fund a step increase for teachers.  

  • Lafayette Fire Department holds 9/11 memorial ceremony

    Lafayette Fire Department holds 9/11 memorial ceremony

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:49:45 GMT
    9/11 Memorial in downtown Lafayette / Lafayette Fire9/11 Memorial in downtown Lafayette / Lafayette Fire

    The Lafayette Fire Department held their 9/11 memorial Monday morning to honor those who died during the terror attacks in 2001.  

    The Lafayette Fire Department held their 9/11 memorial Monday morning to honor those who died during the terror attacks in 2001.  

  • Lafayette Police working armed robbery

    Lafayette Police working armed robbery

    Monday, September 11 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-09-11 23:06:51 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    Lafayette Police are on the scene of an armed robbery on West Willow Street. 

    Lafayette Police are on the scene of an armed robbery on West Willow Street. 

  • Recreational For-Hire Meetings Scheduled Across the Coast

    Recreational For-Hire Meetings Scheduled Across the Coast

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:05:34 GMT
    MGN ONLINEMGN ONLINE

    Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF), in conjunction with the Louisiana Charter Boat Association (LCBA), will host a series of educational meetings for inshore recreational for-hire captains. 

    Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF), in conjunction with the Louisiana Charter Boat Association (LCBA), will host a series of educational meetings for inshore recreational for-hire captains. 

  • LPSS raises over $20,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims

    LPSS raises over $20,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:51:09 GMT
    LPSSLPSS

    The Lafayette Public School System has raised funds for Hurricane Harvey victims with a jeans day.  

    The Lafayette Public School System has raised funds for Hurricane Harvey victims with a jeans day.  

  • La. breweries plan weekend fundraiser for Harvey victims

    La. breweries plan weekend fundraiser for Harvey victims

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:49:36 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    Three Louisiana breweries are banding together this weekend to raise money in their taprooms for the Houston Food Bank Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September,  15 through 17, Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, Bayou Teche Brewing, Arnaudville and Royal Brewery New Orleans are donating two dollars from every pint of beer sold at their breweries. 

    Three Louisiana breweries are banding together this weekend to raise money in their taprooms for the Houston Food Bank Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, September,  15 through 17, Abita Brewing Company, Abita Springs, Bayou Teche Brewing, Arnaudville and Royal Brewery New Orleans are donating two dollars from every pint of beer sold at their breweries. 

  • Capital Management Consultants figure sentenced

    Capital Management Consultants figure sentenced

    Monday, September 11 2017 5:28 PM EDT2017-09-11 21:28:59 GMT
    Courtesy Morgan City police -- Armond DuhonCourtesy Morgan City police -- Armond Duhon

    Armond Duhon has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison at hard labor. 

    Armond Duhon has been sentenced to serve 20 years in prison at hard labor. 

  • UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in Ville Platte shooting

    UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in Ville Platte shooting

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:55:51 GMT
    Lawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte PoliceLawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte Police

    UPDATE: Ville Platte Police are currently searching for a suspect wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

    UPDATE: Ville Platte Police are currently searching for a suspect wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

  • Rayne City Council considers budget

    Rayne City Council considers budget

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:44:09 GMT

    The City of Rayne's new budget is on the agenda tonight. 

    The City of Rayne's new budget is on the agenda tonight. 

  • SLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday

    SLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:38 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:38:40 GMT
    SLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday / Courtesy: Mary LaurentSLEMCO crews heading to Florida on Monday / Courtesy: Mary Laurent

    SLEMCO crews will head to Florida earlier than expected and travel deeper into the Florida peninsula after Hurricane Irma's storm track shifted slightly westward over the weekend. 

    SLEMCO crews will head to Florida earlier than expected and travel deeper into the Florida peninsula after Hurricane Irma's storm track shifted slightly westward over the weekend. 

  • Judge took leave to treat alcoholism months after complaint

    Judge took leave to treat alcoholism months after complaint

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:28:21 GMT
    Judge Patricia Minaldi (Courtesy: Lake Charles American Press)Judge Patricia Minaldi (Courtesy: Lake Charles American Press)

    A court filing shows a now-retired federal judge took medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism more than seven months after court officials in Louisiana received a complaint questioning her ability to serve on the bench. 

    A court filing shows a now-retired federal judge took medical leave for treatment of severe alcoholism more than seven months after court officials in Louisiana received a complaint questioning her ability to serve on the bench. 

  • Preserve your family's history at Vermilionville's History Harvest

    Preserve your family's history at Vermilionville's History Harvest

    Monday, September 11 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-09-11 16:47:00 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Vermilionville's History Harvest will take place on Sunday, September 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

    Vermilionville's History Harvest will take place on Sunday, September 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

  • Junior League announces Tinsel and Treasures event

    Junior League announces Tinsel and Treasures event

    Monday, September 11 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-09-11 14:58:45 GMT
    Courtesy of Junior League of LafayetteCourtesy of Junior League of Lafayette

    The Junior League of Lafayette is getting ready for their ever-popular event, Tinsel and Treasures.

    The Junior League of Lafayette is getting ready for their ever-popular event, Tinsel and Treasures.

  • I-10 West now OPEN near Jennings after accident

    I-10 West now OPEN near Jennings after accident

    Monday, September 11 2017 9:13 AM EDT2017-09-11 13:13:29 GMT
    Courtesy of DOTDCourtesy of DOTD

    8:00 a.m. UPDATE: All lanes are now OPEN on I-10 West at mile Marker 67 near Jennings after an accident temporarily closed the interstate.

    8:00 a.m. UPDATE: All lanes are now OPEN on I-10 West at mile Marker 67 near Jennings after an accident temporarily closed the interstate.

  • Lafayette ceremony to honor 9/11 heroes and victims

    Lafayette ceremony to honor 9/11 heroes and victims

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-09-11 12:45:18 GMT

    The Lafayette Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 on the sixteenth anniversary of the terrorist attack.

    The Lafayette Fire Department will honor the heroes and victims of 9/11 on the sixteenth anniversary of the terrorist attack.

  • Florida evacuees seek shelter in Acadiana

    Florida evacuees seek shelter in Acadiana

    Sunday, September 10 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-09-10 22:10:58 GMT
    Sunday, September 10 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-09-11 03:58:56 GMT

    Some Florida residents are finding shelter in Acadiana. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Scott is housing several families who evacuated from Florida because of Hurricane Irma. 

    Some Florida residents are finding shelter in Acadiana. The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Scott is housing several families who evacuated from Florida because of Hurricane Irma. 

  • Former hospital in Arnaudville is focal point of college project

    Former hospital in Arnaudville is focal point of college project

    Sunday, September 10 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-09-10 21:22:37 GMT
    LSU students meet outside the former St. Luke Community Hospital facility / Courtesy: Jacqueline Cochran of NUNU Arts and Culture CollectiveLSU students meet outside the former St. Luke Community Hospital facility / Courtesy: Jacqueline Cochran of NUNU Arts and Culture Collective

    The former St. Luke Community Hospital facility is the subject of a joint LSU College of Design senior class project that concludes this December with completed landscape and interior design proposals, provided at no cost to the parish.

    The former St. Luke Community Hospital facility is the subject of a joint LSU College of Design senior class project that concludes this December with completed landscape and interior design proposals, provided at no cost to the parish.

  • Garber's babysitter speaks out for the first time

    Garber's babysitter speaks out for the first time

    Sunday, September 10 2017 12:20 PM EDT2017-09-10 16:20:19 GMT

    The lake on Sheriff Mark Garber's property is all too familiar to Julianna Brooks. She has taken his children out on the lake multiple times.

    The lake on Sheriff Mark Garber's property is all too familiar to Julianna Brooks. She has taken his children out on the lake multiple times.

  • Boil advisory lifted for Bayou Teche Water Works customers

    Boil advisory lifted for Bayou Teche Water Works customers

    Saturday, September 9 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-09-09 22:30:07 GMT

    The boil advisory previously issued for Bayou Teche Water Works customers has been rescinded.  

    The boil advisory previously issued for Bayou Teche Water Works customers has been rescinded.  

  • A Louisiana native is weathering Hurricane Irma

    A Louisiana native is weathering Hurricane Irma

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-09-09 03:40:16 GMT

    A Louisiana native, Gregory Williams, who now lives in Miami, is choosing to stay during Hurricane Irma.

    A Louisiana native, Gregory Williams, who now lives in Miami, is choosing to stay during Hurricane Irma.

  • Suspects steal safe through large hole made in an Opelousas building

    Suspects steal safe through large hole made in an Opelousas building

    Friday, September 8 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-09-09 01:13:06 GMT

    Opelousas Police are investigating a business burglary that happened last week.

    Opelousas Police are investigating a business burglary that happened last week.

  • Beau Chene High may be able to play first home game in one year

    Beau Chene High may be able to play first home game in one year

    Friday, September 8 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-09-08 23:50:24 GMT
    Beau Chene High School football fieldBeau Chene High School football field

    The Beau Chene High School football team may be able to play a home game after a year without one. 

    The Beau Chene High School football team may be able to play a home game after a year without one. 

  • New borders for taxing district

    New borders for taxing district

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:16:52 GMT
    St. Landry Parish GovernmentSt. Landry Parish Government

    In St. Landry Parish, the Harry Guilbeau Economic Development District will soon have new borders and a new name. 

    In St. Landry Parish, the Harry Guilbeau Economic Development District will soon have new borders and a new name. 

  • OPD to add resource officer to Center for Academic Programs

    OPD to add resource officer to Center for Academic Programs

    Friday, September 8 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-09-08 20:09:11 GMT
    St. Landry Parish School Board logoSt. Landry Parish School Board logo
    St. Landry Parish superintendent Patrick Jenkins will begin negotiating a contract with Opelousas Police to put a resource officer at the Center for Academic Programs.  School Board members say the school system will pay the officer's salary, while the Police Department would pay the officer's benefits. 
    St. Landry Parish superintendent Patrick Jenkins will begin negotiating a contract with Opelousas Police to put a resource officer at the Center for Academic Programs.  School Board members say the school system will pay the officer's salary, while the Police Department would pay the officer's benefits. 
  • Boil advisory issued for parts of Grand Prairie Water System

    Boil advisory issued for parts of Grand Prairie Water System

    Friday, September 8 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-09-08 18:39:57 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The Grand Prairie Water System is under a Boil Advisory until further notice, due to repairs being done on a leak. Repairs will be started this afternoon, and it will affect half of the water system (the elementary school and everything east of it, including HWY 103, 748, and all adjoining streets). So far this year, this water system also issued boil advisories on February 24 (lasted until March 2); on April 7 (lifted April 13) and April 28 (lifted May 2). 

    The Grand Prairie Water System is under a Boil Advisory until further notice, due to repairs being done on a leak. Repairs will be started this afternoon, and it will affect half of the water system (the elementary school and everything east of it, including HWY 103, 748, and all adjoining streets). So far this year, this water system also issued boil advisories on February 24 (lasted until March 2); on April 7 (lifted April 13) and April 28 (lifted May 2). 

  • Arrest made in connection with August shooting in New Iberia

    Arrest made in connection with August shooting in New Iberia

    Friday, September 8 2017 1:21 PM EDT2017-09-08 17:21:39 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    An arrest has been made after a New Iberia man was shot in August.

    An arrest has been made after a New Iberia man was shot in August.

  • SLCC expands Adult Education Program to Ville Platte campus

    SLCC expands Adult Education Program to Ville Platte campus

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-08 15:05:36 GMT
    South Louisiana Community CollegeSouth Louisiana Community College

    South Louisiana Community College has announced the expansion of it's Adult Education Program to it's C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte.

    South Louisiana Community College has announced the expansion of it's Adult Education Program to it's C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte.

  • Word Crawl 2017 this Saturday in Downtown Lafayette

    Word Crawl 2017 this Saturday in Downtown Lafayette

    Friday, September 8 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-09-08 14:19:51 GMT

    The Festival of Words Arts Collective will be hosting  Word Crawl 2017 on Saturday, September 9th, from 12 pm until 12 midnight in Downtown Lafayette.

    The Festival of Words Arts Collective will be hosting  Word Crawl 2017 on Saturday, September 9th, from 12 pm until 12 midnight in Downtown Lafayette.

  • Local organization to hold supply drive on Sunday

    Local organization to hold supply drive on Sunday

    Friday, September 8 2017 9:51 AM EDT2017-09-08 13:51:56 GMT
    Local organization to hold supply drive on SaturdayLocal organization to hold supply drive on Saturday

    In Delcambre, the Little Ladies Society is holding a school supply drive for students in Texas. 

    In Delcambre, the Little Ladies Society is holding a school supply drive for students in Texas. 

  • St. Landry seeking displaced students

    St. Landry seeking displaced students

    Thursday, September 7 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-09-07 23:51:37 GMT

    In response to the catastrophic flooding in Texas and western Louisiana, St. Landry Parish Schools are prepared to see an influx of displaced students, a statement from the school system says.   

    In response to the catastrophic flooding in Texas and western Louisiana, St. Landry Parish Schools are prepared to see an influx of displaced students, a statement from the school system says.   

  • Henderson store manager accused of selling drugs out of store

    Henderson store manager accused of selling drugs out of store

    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-09-07 20:37:26 GMT
    Omar Azal AljawiOmar Azal Aljawi

    A 19-year-old Celia man is accused of selling drugs out of the store he managed in Henderson. 

    A 19-year-old Celia man is accused of selling drugs out of the store he managed in Henderson. 

  • Authorities identify man who died after falling into Crowley rice bin

    Authorities identify man who died after falling into Crowley rice bin

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-09-07 16:57:33 GMT
    Wayne Richard, 45, died today after falling into a rice bin in Crowley.Wayne Richard, 45, died today after falling into a rice bin in Crowley.

    The man who died after falling into a rice bin Wednesday afternoon just south of Crowley has been identified.  

    The man who died after falling into a rice bin Wednesday afternoon just south of Crowley has been identified.  

  • Abbeville teen accused of attempted murder, robbery

    Abbeville teen accused of attempted murder, robbery

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:48 PM EDT2017-09-07 16:48:05 GMT
    Shooting incident on Graceland Ave in Abbeville, LAShooting incident on Graceland Ave in Abbeville, LA

    A teen is accused of attempted murder for shooting a man in Abbeville Wednesday night. On September 6, 2017, at 6:10 pm, officer with the Abbeville Police Department were dispatched to Graceland and Alley streets in reference to a medical emergency, according to Sgt. Ryan Boutte.

    A teen is accused of attempted murder for shooting a man in Abbeville Wednesday night. On September 6, 2017, at 6:10 pm, officer with the Abbeville Police Department were dispatched to Graceland and Alley streets in reference to a medical emergency, according to Sgt. Ryan Boutte.

  • Funeral arrangements set for Sunset Alderwoman

    Funeral arrangements set for Sunset Alderwoman

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-09-07 16:45:06 GMT
    Cheryl Lemelle MonroeCheryl Lemelle Monroe

    Funeral arrangement have been released for Cheryl Lemelle Monroe. Monroe served as an Alderwoman for Town of Sunset Council since 2015. 

    Funeral arrangement have been released for Cheryl Lemelle Monroe. Monroe served as an Alderwoman for Town of Sunset Council since 2015. 

  • Rockin on the River hosts benefit for child with rare disorder

    Rockin on the River hosts benefit for child with rare disorder

    Thursday, September 7 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-09-07 16:24:57 GMT
    Hudson Saucier / KATCHudson Saucier / KATC

    Whitetail's Bar and Grill in Krotz Springs will be hosting a benefit for a child diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. 

    Whitetail's Bar and Grill in Krotz Springs will be hosting a benefit for a child diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. 

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