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  • Cool Schools: Dozier Elementary

    Cool Schools: Dozier Elementary

    Monday, April 24 2017 9:43 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:43:57 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Dozier Elementary in Erath!

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Dozier Elementary in Erath!

  • SLEMCO awarding scholarships at $2,000 each

    SLEMCO awarding scholarships at $2,000 each

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:51 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:51:28 GMT
    SLEMCO awarding scholarships / KATCSLEMCO awarding scholarships / KATC

    SLEMCO is awarding twenty college scholarships at about $2,000 each. 

    SLEMCO is awarding twenty college scholarships at about $2,000 each. 

  • Parking limited ahead of Festival International

    Parking limited ahead of Festival International

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:41 AM EDT2017-04-24 09:41:46 GMT
    Downtown Lafayette may offer resident housing options in the area.Downtown Lafayette may offer resident housing options in the area.

    Festival International is only two days away and that means crews will be downtown setting up for the big event.   

    Festival International is only two days away and that means crews will be downtown setting up for the big event.   

  • 2017 St. Jude Dream Home is nearing completion

    2017 St. Jude Dream Home is nearing completion

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-04-19 14:11:22 GMT
    2017 St. Jude Dream Home2017 St. Jude Dream Home

    The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home is over three thousand square feet, with four bedrooms, three baths and two half baths it is another beauty!  

    The 2017 St. Jude Dream Home is over three thousand square feet, with four bedrooms, three baths and two half baths it is another beauty!  

  • Road work could cause slowdowns for motorists in Acadiana

    Road work could cause slowdowns for motorists in Acadiana

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 6:16 AM EDT2017-04-19 10:16:41 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    In traffic news, more closures are in store as the LA 339 widening project continues. 

    In traffic news, more closures are in store as the LA 339 widening project continues. 

  • Lafayette residents set to discuss benefits of proposed half cent sales tax

    Lafayette residents set to discuss benefits of proposed half cent sales tax

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:43 AM EDT2017-04-19 09:43:51 GMT
    Lafayette Parish School SystemLafayette Parish School System

    Lafayette community members will meet today to show their support for the proposed half cent sales tax. 

    Lafayette community members will meet today to show their support for the proposed half cent sales tax. 

  • FoodNet is asking people to stock their shelves with protein during April

    FoodNet is asking people to stock their shelves with protein during April

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-04-18 13:33:30 GMT
    Foodnet asking for summer donationsFoodnet asking for summer donations

    Foodnet is hosting a "Protein Food Drive" during the month of April. 

    Foodnet is hosting a "Protein Food Drive" during the month of April. 

  • Iberia Household Waste Day

    Iberia Household Waste Day

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 7:51 AM EDT2017-04-18 11:51:22 GMT

    Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard invites you to participate in Iberia Parish's annual Household Waste Day on April 22.

    Iberia Parish President M. Larry Richard invites you to participate in Iberia Parish's annual Household Waste Day on April 22.

  • "Les Beaux Jardins" Garden Tour

    "Les Beaux Jardins" Garden Tour

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:56 AM EDT2017-04-18 10:56:48 GMT

    Avec Souci will present this year's "Les Beaux Jardins" Garden Tour on Sunday, April 23.

    Avec Souci will present this year's "Les Beaux Jardins" Garden Tour on Sunday, April 23.

  • Lawmakers hope higher gas tax will raise more money for state

    Lawmakers hope higher gas tax will raise more money for state

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:07 AM EDT2017-04-18 10:07:42 GMT
    Photo: Derek Jensen / Wikimedia  / MGNPhoto: Derek Jensen / Wikimedia / MGN

    A Baton Rouge lawmaker plans to file a bill that would up the state's gas tax by 17 cents per gallon to raise more than 500 million dollars for transportation projects.

    A Baton Rouge lawmaker plans to file a bill that would up the state's gas tax by 17 cents per gallon to raise more than 500 million dollars for transportation projects.

  • Jeep and 4x4 Poker Run Pre-Registration

    Jeep and 4x4 Poker Run Pre-Registration

    Monday, April 17 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-04-17 13:12:43 GMT

    Acadiana's Hope for a Cure Society will hold a fundraiser in May. Pre-Registration for this event will take place April 22nd at Lapeyrouse Motors in Jeanerette.

    Acadiana's Hope for a Cure Society will hold a fundraiser in May. Pre-Registration for this event will take place April 22nd at Lapeyrouse Motors in Jeanerette.

  • 8-year-old boy, sister make McDonald's run in parents minivan

    8-year-old boy, sister make McDonald's run in parents minivan

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-04-13 13:26:43 GMT
    8-year-old and sister make McDonald's run in parents minivan8-year-old and sister make McDonald's run in parents minivan

    Police said an eight-year-old boy in Ohio made a McDonald's run with his little sister after he learned how to drive on YouTube.  

    Police said an eight-year-old boy in Ohio made a McDonald's run with his little sister after he learned how to drive on YouTube.  

  • Faith House: Spirit of Hope Luncheon

    Faith House: Spirit of Hope Luncheon

    Thursday, April 13 2017 8:24 AM EDT2017-04-13 12:24:02 GMT

    Faith House, a domestic violence crisis center will hold its "Spirit of Hope" luncheon at the UL Student Union Ballroom on April 25th.

    Faith House, a domestic violence crisis center will hold its "Spirit of Hope" luncheon at the UL Student Union Ballroom on April 25th.

  • Cool Schools: Our Mother of Peace

    Cool Schools: Our Mother of Peace

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-04-12 13:54:03 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Our Mother of Peace School in Church Point.

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Our Mother of Peace School in Church Point.

  • Former St. Jude patient recipient of Louisiana Young Heroes Award

    Former St. Jude patient recipient of Louisiana Young Heroes Award

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-04-12 13:04:57 GMT
    Beating cancer and giving backBeating cancer and giving back

    It has been ten years since Kacie Francois made her first trip to Memphis, Tennessee.  

    It has been ten years since Kacie Francois made her first trip to Memphis, Tennessee.  

  • Community Easter Egg Hunt

    Community Easter Egg Hunt

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 8:45 AM EDT2017-04-12 12:45:17 GMT

    A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Heymann Park on South Orange Street in Lafayette on Saturday, April 15th from 11am to 5pm. 

    A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Heymann Park on South Orange Street in Lafayette on Saturday, April 15th from 11am to 5pm. 

  • Road work happening across Acadiana this week could cause delays

    Road work happening across Acadiana this week could cause delays

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 6:09 AM EDT2017-04-11 10:09:22 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    There will be a few possible traffic holdups in Acadiana this week.  

    There will be a few possible traffic holdups in Acadiana this week.  

  • Cool Schools: Erath Middle School

    Cool Schools: Erath Middle School

    Friday, April 7 2017 8:35 AM EDT2017-04-07 12:35:12 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Erath Middle School! 

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Erath Middle School! 

  • Kaplan residents collecting beanies for St. Jude

    Kaplan residents collecting beanies for St. Jude

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 8:44 AM EDT2017-04-05 12:44:22 GMT
    Beanies for St. JudeBeanies for St. Jude

    Inside a small room at Kaplan City Hall--Billie Menard and a group of volunteers gather and stuff beanies.  

    Inside a small room at Kaplan City Hall--Billie Menard and a group of volunteers gather and stuff beanies.  

  • Cool Schools: Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

    Cool Schools: Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-04-05 12:33:29 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts! Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts.

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is the Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts! Magnet Academy for Cultural Arts.

  • 2017 LEF Diamond Masquerade ReProm

    2017 LEF Diamond Masquerade ReProm

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 10:13 AM EDT2017-04-04 14:13:58 GMT

    The Lafayette Education Foundation is holding it's 10th annual ReProm. 

    The Lafayette Education Foundation is holding it's 10th annual ReProm. 

  • New Festival Items Available

    New Festival Items Available

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 9:44 AM EDT2017-04-04 13:44:40 GMT

    Festival International is coming up later this month. There are new items available for you to purchase, and these items will help keep our festival free! 

    Festival International is coming up later this month. There are new items available for you to purchase, and these items will help keep our festival free! 

  • Lafayette Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt

    Lafayette Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 9:31 AM EDT2017-04-04 13:31:49 GMT

    The Lafayette Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Thomas Park this Sunday, April 9th at 2:00 pm. 

    The Lafayette Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt at Thomas Park this Sunday, April 9th at 2:00 pm. 

  • Tickets for the 2017 St. Jude Dream home go on sale today

    Tickets for the 2017 St. Jude Dream home go on sale today

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:55:20 GMT
    2017 St. Jude Dream Home2017 St. Jude Dream Home

    With about three thousand square feet, four bedrooms, three baths and two half baths it is another beauty!  

    With about three thousand square feet, four bedrooms, three baths and two half baths it is another beauty!  

  • Mad Hatter's Luncheon and Style Show

    Mad Hatter's Luncheon and Style Show

    Monday, March 27 2017 12:11 PM EDT2017-03-27 16:11:16 GMT

    The Acadiana Symphony Women's League is proud to present the Mad Hatter's Luncheon and Style Show each year. 

    The Acadiana Symphony Women's League is proud to present the Mad Hatter's Luncheon and Style Show each year. 

  • Toughest Monster Truck Tour comes to the Cajundome

    Toughest Monster Truck Tour comes to the Cajundome

    Friday, March 24 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-03-24 14:19:55 GMT
    GMA's Katie LopezGMA's Katie Lopez

    The Toughest Monster Truck Tour will rattle the Cajundome tonight and tomorrow.      

    The Toughest Monster Truck Tour will rattle the Cajundome tonight and tomorrow.      

  • Vermilionville Spring Celebration

    Vermilionville Spring Celebration

    Friday, March 24 2017 9:04 AM EDT2017-03-24 13:04:20 GMT

    Vermilionville's Spring Celebration is Saturday, March 25th. Join them for a Spring Celebration for the whole family.

    Vermilionville's Spring Celebration is Saturday, March 25th. Join them for a Spring Celebration for the whole family.

  • Isle of Iberia Grand Opening

    Isle of Iberia Grand Opening

    Friday, March 24 2017 8:22 AM EDT2017-03-24 12:22:48 GMT

    The Iberia Parish Recreation Department will hold the grand opening of their Isle of Iberia RV Resort Park April 8th from 10am to 10pm. 

    The Iberia Parish Recreation Department will hold the grand opening of their Isle of Iberia RV Resort Park April 8th from 10am to 10pm. 

  • Beau Chene High School Crawfish Boil

    Beau Chene High School Crawfish Boil

    Thursday, March 23 2017 8:25 AM EDT2017-03-23 12:25:53 GMT

    Beau Chene High School student council will hold a Crawfish Boil at the school on Sunday, April 9th. 

    Beau Chene High School student council will hold a Crawfish Boil at the school on Sunday, April 9th. 

  • Mustang Club of Acadiana's Annual Open Show

    Mustang Club of Acadiana's Annual Open Show

    Thursday, March 23 2017 8:15 AM EDT2017-03-23 12:15:23 GMT
    The Ford-Mustang Club of Acadiana will host their annual Open Show at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge. The event is Saturday, March 25th from 10am-3pm. Over 100 cars will be shown. There will be food and drinks, music and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is free to the public. If you have a car you'd like to show, there is a $30 registration fee and you can register early, or the day of the event. For more information you can call Danny Burns at 337-288-3054 or Glenn Mouton at 337-230-3165, or ...
    The Ford-Mustang Club of Acadiana will host their annual Open Show at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge. The event is Saturday, March 25th from 10am-3pm. Over 100 cars will be shown. There will be food and drinks, music and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is free to the public. If you have a car you'd like to show, there is a $30 registration fee and you can register early, or the day of the event. For more information you can call Danny Burns at 337-288-3054 or Glenn Mouton at 337-230-3165, or ...
  • Lace up those running shoes and Race for the Cure

    Lace up those running shoes and Race for the Cure

    Thursday, March 23 2017 6:14 AM EDT2017-03-23 10:14:12 GMT
    Susan G. Komen Race for the CureSusan G. Komen Race for the Cure

    Packet pickup is today and tomorrow from 7am to 6pm each day.  

    Packet pickup is today and tomorrow from 7am to 6pm each day.  

  • Festival International de Louisiane-Tattooed Walls

    Festival International de Louisiane-Tattooed Walls

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:42 AM EDT2017-03-22 12:42:04 GMT
    FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALFESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL

    Festival International de Louisiane 2017 is introducing their sponsors for the festival. 

    Festival International de Louisiane 2017 is introducing their sponsors for the festival. 

  • Ascension Episcopal School presents "The Addams Family"

    Ascension Episcopal School presents "The Addams Family"

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:20 AM EDT2017-03-22 12:20:53 GMT

    Ascension Episcopal School will present The Addams Family this weekend at the Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley. 

    Ascension Episcopal School will present The Addams Family this weekend at the Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley. 

  • Cool Schools: Gueydan High School

    Cool Schools: Gueydan High School

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 8:09 AM EDT2017-03-22 12:09:17 GMT
    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Gueydan High School! The Gueydan High School Honeybears Basketball team won the Class 1A state basketball championship!  Many people around our state have no idea where Gueydan is but this amazing group of girls put Gueydan on the map. The community came together to rally around their girls to show that Gueydan is a community with big hearts!! The school, the Gueydan community and the entire parish of Vermilion are so proud of these outstanding ladies, coa...
    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Gueydan High School! The Gueydan High School Honeybears Basketball team won the Class 1A state basketball championship!  Many people around our state have no idea where Gueydan is but this amazing group of girls put Gueydan on the map. The community came together to rally around their girls to show that Gueydan is a community with big hearts!! The school, the Gueydan community and the entire parish of Vermilion are so proud of these outstanding ladies, coa...
  • A ban on the harvesting of blue crabs ends today

    A ban on the harvesting of blue crabs ends today

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 5:46 AM EDT2017-03-22 09:46:10 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Commercial and recreational crabbers can return to their traps starting 30 minutes before sunrise this morning. 

    Commercial and recreational crabbers can return to their traps starting 30 minutes before sunrise this morning. 

  • Discovery College at SLCC

    Discovery College at SLCC

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-03-21 15:31:10 GMT

    Summer vacation is around the corner and South Louisiana Community College is here to help! 

    Summer vacation is around the corner and South Louisiana Community College is here to help! 

  • 2nd Annual Seed Scatter

    2nd Annual Seed Scatter

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:37 AM EDT2017-03-21 12:37:01 GMT

    Seeds to Success, a non profit organization that dedicated to giving children who turn 18, and are out of the foster care system, the valuable life skills and safe homes while they continue toward adulthood. 

    Seeds to Success, a non profit organization that dedicated to giving children who turn 18, and are out of the foster care system, the valuable life skills and safe homes while they continue toward adulthood. 

  • Acadia Parish Youth Initiative -Teen Summit 2017

    Acadia Parish Youth Initiative -Teen Summit 2017

    Monday, March 20 2017 9:03 AM EDT2017-03-20 13:03:09 GMT

    The Acadia Parish Youth Initiative -Teen Summit 2017 will take place in the Crowley Middle School Gymnasium on March 25th from 10am -1pm. 

    The Acadia Parish Youth Initiative -Teen Summit 2017 will take place in the Crowley Middle School Gymnasium on March 25th from 10am -1pm. 

  • Cool Schools: Opelousas High School

    Cool Schools: Opelousas High School

    Monday, March 20 2017 8:07 AM EDT2017-03-20 12:07:09 GMT
    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Opelousas High School! Opelousas High School students competed in the State Social Studies Fair earlier this month at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. These students fought hard through parish and regional competitions to qualify for the state competition. All three projects presented placed in the top five ranking.  Freshman Mugadas Swati won 4th place in Anthropology with “Islam: the Religion of Peace; in Geography, Senior Chante Stephens achie...
    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Opelousas High School! Opelousas High School students competed in the State Social Studies Fair earlier this month at the Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles. These students fought hard through parish and regional competitions to qualify for the state competition. All three projects presented placed in the top five ranking.  Freshman Mugadas Swati won 4th place in Anthropology with “Islam: the Religion of Peace; in Geography, Senior Chante Stephens achie...
  • World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff

    World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff

    Friday, March 17 2017 8:52 AM EDT2017-03-17 12:52:46 GMT

    The World Championship Crawfish Etoufee Cookoff will be held in Eunice on Sunday, March 26.

    The World Championship Crawfish Etoufee Cookoff will be held in Eunice on Sunday, March 26.

  • A Walk for Education

    A Walk for Education

    Friday, March 17 2017 8:38 AM EDT2017-03-17 12:38:08 GMT

    The National Society of Black Engineers will hold "A Walk For Education" this Saturday in Lafayette. 

    The National Society of Black Engineers will hold "A Walk For Education" this Saturday in Lafayette. 

  • Cool Schools: Alice Boucher Elementary

    Cool Schools: Alice Boucher Elementary

    Friday, March 17 2017 8:30 AM EDT2017-03-17 12:30:37 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Alice Boucher Elementary in Lafayette! 

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Alice Boucher Elementary in Lafayette! 

  • Mire Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fundraiser

    Mire Volunteer Fire Department Annual Fundraiser

    Thursday, March 16 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-03-16 12:12:44 GMT

    The Mire Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual fundraiser this weekend in Rayne. 

    The Mire Volunteer Fire Department will have their annual fundraiser this weekend in Rayne. 

  • Cajun French Music Association Honors Andrew Cormier

    Cajun French Music Association Honors Andrew Cormier

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:12:51 GMT

    The Chapitre de Lafayette of the Cajun French Music Association will hold a tribute to honor musician Andrew Cormier at La Poussiere in Breaux Bridge Saturday, March 18th.

    The Chapitre de Lafayette of the Cajun French Music Association will hold a tribute to honor musician Andrew Cormier at La Poussiere in Breaux Bridge Saturday, March 18th.

  • Cool Schools: Katherine Drexel Elementary

    Cool Schools: Katherine Drexel Elementary

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:03 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:03:18 GMT
    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Katherine Drexel Elementary! Katherine Drexel celebrated students reaching their AR goal by allowing them to "pie face" their teachers. After the pie facing was over, the teachers got revenge on the students.  If you have a COOL SCHOOL, let us know! Send Dave Baker an email to weather@katctv.com. Put COOL SCHOOLS in the subject line. Include a picture and a short story about why your school is COOL. We do COOL SCHOOLS every Monday, Wednesday, an...
    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Katherine Drexel Elementary! Katherine Drexel celebrated students reaching their AR goal by allowing them to "pie face" their teachers. After the pie facing was over, the teachers got revenge on the students.  If you have a COOL SCHOOL, let us know! Send Dave Baker an email to weather@katctv.com. Put COOL SCHOOLS in the subject line. Include a picture and a short story about why your school is COOL. We do COOL SCHOOLS every Monday, Wednesday, an...
  • Hospital volunteer shows the power of human touch

    Hospital volunteer shows the power of human touch

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 8:00 AM EDT2017-03-15 12:00:37 GMT
    Women's and Children's cuddle volunteersWomen's and Children's cuddle volunteers

    "They should know that their baby is well taken care of here and loved."

    "They should know that their baby is well taken care of here and loved."

  • Free Formula Giveaway

    Free Formula Giveaway

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 8:27 AM EDT2017-03-14 12:27:48 GMT

    The Pregnancy Center and Clinic of Lafayette will hold  a free formula giveaway Saturday, March 18th. 

    The Pregnancy Center and Clinic of Lafayette will hold  a free formula giveaway Saturday, March 18th. 

  • Winter storm causing flight cancellations

    Winter storm causing flight cancellations

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 7:03 AM EDT2017-03-14 11:03:18 GMT
    Flights canceledFlights canceled

    A huge winter storm is targeting the East Coast prompting several flight cancellations across the country. 

    A huge winter storm is targeting the East Coast prompting several flight cancellations across the country. 

  • A Louisiana couple will be given a "Gift of Hope"

    A Louisiana couple will be given a "Gift of Hope"

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 6:12 AM EDT2017-03-14 10:12:52 GMT
    Fertility Answers giving a "Gift of Hope."Fertility Answers giving a "Gift of Hope."

    For eight years Shawna and her husband Colby tried to expand their family.  "It was a long journey," Shawna explained. "We tried for 8 years and did 7 IUI's."  

    For eight years Shawna and her husband Colby tried to expand their family.  "It was a long journey," Shawna explained. "We tried for 8 years and did 7 IUI's."  

  • Cool School: Evangeline Elementary

    Cool School: Evangeline Elementary

    Monday, March 13 2017 8:36 AM EDT2017-03-13 12:36:13 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Evangeline Elementary School in Acadia Parish! 

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Evangeline Elementary School in Acadia Parish! 

  • Helping to make dreams come true

    Helping to make dreams come true

    Friday, March 10 2017 10:07 AM EST2017-03-10 15:07:23 GMT
    Cinderella Project 2017Cinderella Project 2017

    Everywhere you turn in the Americorps office there is one prom dress after another.  

    Everywhere you turn in the Americorps office there is one prom dress after another.  

  • Cool Schools: Hanson Memorial High School

    Cool Schools: Hanson Memorial High School

    Friday, March 10 2017 8:12 AM EST2017-03-10 13:12:49 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Hanson Memorial High School in Franklin. 

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is Hanson Memorial High School in Franklin. 

  • Teche Theatre presents: Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin'

    Teche Theatre presents: Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin'

    Thursday, March 9 2017 9:16 AM EST2017-03-09 14:16:28 GMT

    The Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin'. 

    The Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Fats Waller's Ain't Misbehavin'. 

  • Cool Schools: J. Wallace James Elementary

    Cool Schools: J. Wallace James Elementary

    Thursday, March 9 2017 9:05 AM EST2017-03-09 14:05:24 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is J. Wallace James Elementary! 

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is J. Wallace James Elementary! 

  • Cool Schools: Vermilion Parish Talented & Gifted

    Cool Schools: Vermilion Parish Talented & Gifted

    Thursday, March 9 2017 9:03 AM EST2017-03-09 14:03:50 GMT

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is the Vermilion Parish Talented and Gifted Program. 

    Today's COOL SCHOOL is the Vermilion Parish Talented and Gifted Program. 

  • Taking steps to make a difference

    Taking steps to make a difference

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:39 AM EST2017-03-02 11:39:30 GMT
    Making a difference one step at a timeMaking a difference one step at a time

    For every 2400 steps sixth graders at Ville Platte High take, they help to change a child's life.  

    For every 2400 steps sixth graders at Ville Platte High take, they help to change a child's life.  

  • It's time to "Read Across America"

    It's time to "Read Across America"

    Thursday, March 2 2017 5:47 AM EST2017-03-02 10:47:14 GMT
    Cat in the Hat visits Evangeline ElementaryCat in the Hat visits Evangeline Elementary

    The month of March marks the beginning of National Reading Awareness.  

    The month of March marks the beginning of National Reading Awareness.  

  • Read Across America event planned in Lafayette

    Read Across America event planned in Lafayette

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 8:18 AM EST2017-03-01 13:18:18 GMT

    Readers will be there, as well as Dr. Seuss birthday cake!

    Readers will be there, as well as Dr. Seuss birthday cake!

  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Blood Drive

    Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Blood Drive

    Monday, February 27 2017 8:26 AM EST2017-02-27 13:26:57 GMT

    A blood drive will be held by the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity March 3rd from 12-4pm. 

    A blood drive will be held by the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity March 3rd from 12-4pm. 

  • 2017 Bowl for Kids' Sake

    2017 Bowl for Kids' Sake

    Friday, February 24 2017 8:15 AM EST2017-02-24 13:15:13 GMT
    The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana will hold their annual Bowl For Kids' Sake at Acadiana Lanes, Saturday March 4th from 9am-3pm. You can sign up as a team. Individual registration fees are $40. You can get more information, sponsor or register online at www.acadianabigs.com/bowl-for-kids-sake/ or call 337-269-0454.
    The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana will hold their annual Bowl For Kids' Sake at Acadiana Lanes, Saturday March 4th from 9am-3pm. You can sign up as a team. Individual registration fees are $40. You can get more information, sponsor or register online at www.acadianabigs.com/bowl-for-kids-sake/ or call 337-269-0454.
  • National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

    National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 8:33 AM EST2017-02-21 13:33:58 GMT

    The Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of selling Girl Scout Cookies! This weekend is the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! Girls will be selling cookies at cookie booths throughout the Acadiana area. Your favorite cookies such as Thin Mints, Samoas, and the new brand of S'mores and all other will be available. Cookie buyers can download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app and search by zip code to find the nearest cookie booth.

    The Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of selling Girl Scout Cookies! This weekend is the National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! Girls will be selling cookies at cookie booths throughout the Acadiana area. Your favorite cookies such as Thin Mints, Samoas, and the new brand of S'mores and all other will be available. Cookie buyers can download the Girl Scout Cookie Finder app and search by zip code to find the nearest cookie booth.

  • DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

    DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 6:30 AM EST2017-02-21 11:30:41 GMT
    Bao Bao, the panda cub will makes it move to China/Courtesy: The National ZooBao Bao, the panda cub will makes it move to China/Courtesy: The National Zoo

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.      

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.      

  • Healthy Louisiana: What Does Your Louisiana Health Plan Cover?

    Healthy Louisiana: What Does Your Louisiana Health Plan Cover?

    Monday, February 20 2017 8:07 AM EST2017-02-20 13:07:26 GMT
    Families Helping Families of Acadiana will present: Healthy Louisiana: "What does your Louisiana Health Plan Cover?" The meeting will be at Building C of the Clifton Chenier Center at 220 West Willow Street Thursday, February 23rd from 9:30am to 3:00pm. There will be a light lunch served. If you'd like to attend, Families Helping Families recommend you RSVP by calling 337-984-3458. More information can be found on the Families Helping Families of Acadiana webs...
    Families Helping Families of Acadiana will present: Healthy Louisiana: "What does your Louisiana Health Plan Cover?" The meeting will be at Building C of the Clifton Chenier Center at 220 West Willow Street Thursday, February 23rd from 9:30am to 3:00pm. There will be a light lunch served. If you'd like to attend, Families Helping Families recommend you RSVP by calling 337-984-3458. More information can be found on the Families Helping Families of Acadiana webs...
  • Traffic Alert: Part of I-10 Eastbound closing for construction

    Traffic Alert: Part of I-10 Eastbound closing for construction

    Monday, February 20 2017 6:01 AM EST2017-02-20 11:01:44 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    Crews will begin construction of a cable barrier system - closing off I-10 Eastbound from mile marker 134 to 136. 

    Crews will begin construction of a cable barrier system - closing off I-10 Eastbound from mile marker 134 to 136. 

  • Scott Mardi Gras Parade Rolls Sunday

    Scott Mardi Gras Parade Rolls Sunday

    Friday, February 17 2017 9:25 AM EST2017-02-17 14:25:00 GMT
    Get ready for the Scott Mardi Gras parade Sunday at 1pm. The Scott Business Association is still taking float entries through Friday at First Turn at 712 South Frontage Road. For more information you can go to www.scottsba.org, www.cityofscott.org or call 337-207-7527 or 337-591-0417. 
    Get ready for the Scott Mardi Gras parade Sunday at 1pm. The Scott Business Association is still taking float entries through Friday at First Turn at 712 South Frontage Road. For more information you can go to www.scottsba.org, www.cityofscott.org or call 337-207-7527 or 337-591-0417. 
  • Heartstrings & Angel Wings Gumbo Cook Off

    Heartstrings & Angel Wings Gumbo Cook Off

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 8:29 AM EST2017-02-15 13:29:01 GMT

    The Heartstrings and Angel Wings 9th Annual Gumbo Cook Off is coming up March 11th at Henry Guidry Memorial Park in Henderson. This is the foundation's only fundraiser for the year. Live music will be provided by Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns, Brenda C and the Cajun Jammers, and Hunter Courville and Cajun Beat. Teams can register for $60 per category, there will be a silent auction a raffle and all you can eat Gumbo for $10. To register, head over to their website www.hsaw.or...

    The Heartstrings and Angel Wings 9th Annual Gumbo Cook Off is coming up March 11th at Henry Guidry Memorial Park in Henderson. This is the foundation's only fundraiser for the year. Live music will be provided by Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns, Brenda C and the Cajun Jammers, and Hunter Courville and Cajun Beat. Teams can register for $60 per category, there will be a silent auction a raffle and all you can eat Gumbo for $10. To register, head over to their website www.hsaw.or...

  • Get Fit With The Family Tree

    Get Fit With The Family Tree

    Friday, February 10 2017 9:11 AM EST2017-02-10 14:11:37 GMT
    It's time to get fit this March with the Family Tree! Events will take place at the Fitness Studios in Lafayette. For more information you can visit www.acadianafamilyfree.org or call 337-981-2180. A calendar of events can be downloaded HERE.
    It's time to get fit this March with the Family Tree! Events will take place at the Fitness Studios in Lafayette. For more information you can visit www.acadianafamilyfree.org or call 337-981-2180. A calendar of events can be downloaded HERE.
  • Red Cross Acadiana Golf Classic

    Red Cross Acadiana Golf Classic

    Friday, February 10 2017 8:53 AM EST2017-02-10 13:53:40 GMT
    The 2017 Red Cross Acadiana Golf Classic is happening March 7th at Oakbourne Country Club. $600 entry fee per team of 4. There's still time to register a team and a few spots are still open. The fee includes the cart, green fees, driving range, food, and beverages. Great prizes will be offered including a hole in one prize. During 2016, the Louisiana Red Cross responded to two historic floods affecting 92% of parishes across our state and most recently tornadoes. The relief provided ...
    The 2017 Red Cross Acadiana Golf Classic is happening March 7th at Oakbourne Country Club. $600 entry fee per team of 4. There's still time to register a team and a few spots are still open. The fee includes the cart, green fees, driving range, food, and beverages. Great prizes will be offered including a hole in one prize. During 2016, the Louisiana Red Cross responded to two historic floods affecting 92% of parishes across our state and most recently tornadoes. The relief provided ...
  • United Way VITA program offering free tax help

    United Way VITA program offering free tax help

    Thursday, February 9 2017 9:09 AM EST2017-02-09 14:09:42 GMT

    When people are financially stable, they can make financial decisions that benefit themselves and their families, which, in turn, benefits the community. Being financially stable also puts families in a better position to handle crisis – job loss, illness or other unforeseen expenses. The VITA program is just one way United Way of Acadiana is creating financial stability. In the last two years, this program put approximately $9 million back in the hands of hardworking families ...

    When people are financially stable, they can make financial decisions that benefit themselves and their families, which, in turn, benefits the community. Being financially stable also puts families in a better position to handle crisis – job loss, illness or other unforeseen expenses. The VITA program is just one way United Way of Acadiana is creating financial stability. In the last two years, this program put approximately $9 million back in the hands of hardworking families ...

  • Symphony orchestra presents "Heartstrings: Love and Sax" this weekend

    Symphony orchestra presents "Heartstrings: Love and Sax" this weekend

    Thursday, February 9 2017 8:20 AM EST2017-02-09 13:20:52 GMT

    Tickets are going fast.

    Tickets are going fast.

  • Beyonce faces $20M copyright suit from YouTube star's estate

    Beyonce faces $20M copyright suit from YouTube star's estate

    Thursday, February 9 2017 6:34 AM EST2017-02-09 11:34:54 GMT

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her song "Formation."      

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The estate of a late New Orleans YouTube star has filed a $20 million copyright infringement lawsuit against Beyonce over the use of his voice in her song "Formation."      

  • Celebrating National Pizza Day with discounts

    Celebrating National Pizza Day with discounts

    Thursday, February 9 2017 6:18 AM EST2017-02-09 11:18:48 GMT
    Photo: Courtesy-USDA by Scott Bauer / MGNPhoto: Courtesy-USDA by Scott Bauer / MGN

    No need to wonder what is for dinner because Thursday is National Pizza Day.    

    No need to wonder what is for dinner because Thursday is National Pizza Day.    

  • Cajuns Women's Basketball "Think Pink" Game

    Cajuns Women's Basketball "Think Pink" Game

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 8:23 AM EST2017-02-08 13:23:31 GMT
    Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun women's basketball team will hold it's "Think Pink" breast cancer awareness game against Troy at the Cajundome February 11th. The game starts at 5pm and everyone is encouraged to wear pink! For t-shirts ahead of the game, call 482-6978. If you need tickets, you can visit ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster ticket outlets in the area. Tickets will also be available at the box office at the Cajundome. Come out and cheer on our Cajuns and support ...
    Louisiana's Ragin' Cajun women's basketball team will hold it's "Think Pink" breast cancer awareness game against Troy at the Cajundome February 11th. The game starts at 5pm and everyone is encouraged to wear pink! For t-shirts ahead of the game, call 482-6978. If you need tickets, you can visit ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster ticket outlets in the area. Tickets will also be available at the box office at the Cajundome. Come out and cheer on our Cajuns and support ...
  • Acadiana Zydeco Football

    Acadiana Zydeco Football

    Tuesday, February 7 2017 8:21 AM EST2017-02-07 13:21:47 GMT
    Bet you didn't know we have a Women's National Championship Football team in Acadiana. Acadiana Zydeco is a full contact, tackle football team. They play at Teurlings Football Field and their season starts in April. Before the season the team will be holding a raffle for Valentine's Baskets. In March the team will be holding their 2nd Annual Boys and Girls Football Camp. The Acadiana Zydeco team has been in Acadiana for the past eight years and is currently the WFA 2016 Tier III Nati...
    Bet you didn't know we have a Women's National Championship Football team in Acadiana. Acadiana Zydeco is a full contact, tackle football team. They play at Teurlings Football Field and their season starts in April. Before the season the team will be holding a raffle for Valentine's Baskets. In March the team will be holding their 2nd Annual Boys and Girls Football Camp. The Acadiana Zydeco team has been in Acadiana for the past eight years and is currently the WFA 2016 Tier III Nati...
  • Lafayette Habitat For Humanity Taking Applications

    Lafayette Habitat For Humanity Taking Applications

    Friday, February 3 2017 8:25 AM EST2017-02-03 13:25:53 GMT
    The Lafayette Habitat for Humanity will be accepting applications for their Affordable Home Ownership Program. Applications will be accepted through March 3rd. To see if you qualify, visit their office at 823 W. Congress Street in Lafayette or go to www.habitatlafayette.org or call 337-261-5041. 
    The Lafayette Habitat for Humanity will be accepting applications for their Affordable Home Ownership Program. Applications will be accepted through March 3rd. To see if you qualify, visit their office at 823 W. Congress Street in Lafayette or go to www.habitatlafayette.org or call 337-261-5041. 
  • Young women invited to mentor event

    Young women invited to mentor event

    Thursday, February 2 2017 8:13 AM EST2017-02-02 13:13:31 GMT

    Young ladies from grades 6-12 are invited.

    Young ladies from grades 6-12 are invited.

  • Outreach Center Charity Challenge

    Outreach Center Charity Challenge

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 8:13 AM EST2017-02-01 13:13:48 GMT
    Golfers and sponsors are needed for this year's Outreach Center Charity Challenge. The tournament will be held April 10th at Le Triomphe. For more information and sign up forms, go to http://www.outreachcenterlafayette.com/landing-1-1/.
    Golfers and sponsors are needed for this year's Outreach Center Charity Challenge. The tournament will be held April 10th at Le Triomphe. For more information and sign up forms, go to http://www.outreachcenterlafayette.com/landing-1-1/.
  • Veterans Corner

    Veterans Corner

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 9:08 AM EST2017-01-31 14:08:09 GMT

    The Veterans Corner mission is a non profit to help veterans with employment and in meeting their needs. Check out their website www.veteranscorner.vet or call 337-315-3259.

    The Veterans Corner mission is a non profit to help veterans with employment and in meeting their needs. Check out their website www.veteranscorner.vet or call 337-315-3259.

  • Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception

    Monday, January 30 2017 8:49 AM EST2017-01-30 13:49:27 GMT
    The Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception will be held at the Hilliard University Art Museum on Friday February 3rd from 6-8 pm. Exhibits include: Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art from the Becky & Wyatt Collins Collection Yun-Fei Ji: Looking for Lehman Brothers Sandra Eula Lee: Make of / Make do Spotlight on Shawne Major The Hilliard University Art Museum is located on the University of Louisiana-Lafayette campus at 710 East St. Mary Boulevard. For more information you can cal...
    The Spring Exhibitions Opening Reception will be held at the Hilliard University Art Museum on Friday February 3rd from 6-8 pm. Exhibits include: Spiritual Journeys: Homemade Art from the Becky & Wyatt Collins Collection Yun-Fei Ji: Looking for Lehman Brothers Sandra Eula Lee: Make of / Make do Spotlight on Shawne Major The Hilliard University Art Museum is located on the University of Louisiana-Lafayette campus at 710 East St. Mary Boulevard. For more information you can cal...
  • Rayne High School Super Chili Bowl Cook Off

    Rayne High School Super Chili Bowl Cook Off

    Monday, January 30 2017 8:13 AM EST2017-01-30 13:13:41 GMT

    The First Annual Rayne High School Parent Teacher Organization Super Chili Bowl Cook Off is scheduled for Saturday February 4th. Cooking teams can still register for just $20. They've got a great music line up planned, a washer board tournament and a live auction. For more information you can check our their Facebook page or call Nicole Broussard at (337) 288-9921.

    The First Annual Rayne High School Parent Teacher Organization Super Chili Bowl Cook Off is scheduled for Saturday February 4th. Cooking teams can still register for just $20. They've got a great music line up planned, a washer board tournament and a live auction. For more information you can check our their Facebook page or call Nicole Broussard at (337) 288-9921.

  • Books, Buddies & Breakfast Lunch-N-Learn

    Books, Buddies & Breakfast Lunch-N-Learn

    Wednesday, January 25 2017 8:41 AM EST2017-01-25 13:41:05 GMT

    The Books, Buddies, & Breakfast Lunch-n-Learn session combo is coming up January 30th. 

    The Books, Buddies, & Breakfast Lunch-n-Learn session combo is coming up January 30th. 

  • Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope surrenders to LPSO

    Lafayette City Marshal Brian Pope surrenders to LPSO

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    Brian Pope booking photo 8/18/16Brian Pope booking photo 8/18/16

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said that Lafayette City Marshall Brian Pope surrendered himself to the care, custody and control of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office earlier this morning. 

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said that Lafayette City Marshall Brian Pope surrendered himself to the care, custody and control of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office earlier this morning. 

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