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  • UPDATE: I-10 Eastbound now open near Welsh

    UPDATE: I-10 Eastbound now open near Welsh

    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:50:03 GMT

    I-10 East remains closed at LA 99 (Welsh) due to an accident, DOTD says. 

    I-10 East remains closed at LA 99 (Welsh) due to an accident, DOTD says. 

  • Cancer survivor celebrates new "birthday" in style

    Cancer survivor celebrates new "birthday" in style

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:46:42 GMT
    Jason and Candace EstaJason and Candace Esta

    A Lafayette man celebrated his 10-year survival of cancer today with a sense of humor. 

    A Lafayette man celebrated his 10-year survival of cancer today with a sense of humor. 

  • Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

    Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

    Saturday, June 23 2018 4:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 20:05:59 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale today, after he found a loaded pistol in his home, KPLC reports.

    A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale today, after he found a loaded pistol in his home, KPLC reports.

  • Port Barre Police: Two year old shot with dad's gun

    Port Barre Police: Two year old shot with dad's gun

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:44:35 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Port Barre Police say a two year old in his dad's truck found a loaded pistol with a round chambered and shot himself in the leg today.

    Port Barre Police say a two year old in his dad's truck found a loaded pistol with a round chambered and shot himself in the leg today.

  • Wal-Mart employee booked in connection with bomb threat

    Wal-Mart employee booked in connection with bomb threat

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:42 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:42:55 GMT
    Courtesy JDPSOCourtesy JDPSO
    Courtesy JDPSOCourtesy JDPSO

    An employee at the Jennings Walmart was booked Friday in connection with a bomb threat that emptied the store on Thursday.

    An employee at the Jennings Walmart was booked Friday in connection with a bomb threat that emptied the store on Thursday.

  • Deputies identify suspect wanted in Lafayette armed robbery

    Deputies identify suspect wanted in Lafayette armed robbery

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:00 AM EDT2018-06-22 14:00:49 GMT
    Taylor Sehati / Lafayette Parish SheriffTaylor Sehati / Lafayette Parish Sheriff

    Deputies have identified the woman wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Lafayette. 18-year-old Taylor Sehati is believed to be somewhere in the Acadiana area. 

    Deputies have identified the woman wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Lafayette. 18-year-old Taylor Sehati is believed to be somewhere in the Acadiana area. 

  • Miss Louisiana crowned in Monroe

    Miss Louisiana crowned in Monroe

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:56 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:56:50 GMT
    Courtesy Hometown ProductionsCourtesy Hometown Productions

    Miss Louisiana 2018 will be crowned live on CW tonight. 

    Miss Louisiana 2018 will be crowned live on CW tonight. 

  • Bee keepers concerned about program aimed at tallow trees

    Bee keepers concerned about program aimed at tallow trees

    Sunday, June 24 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-06-24 17:02:29 GMT

    The Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention was held in New Orleans this weekend and the Louisiana Bee Keepers Association held a conference. One of the main discussions was about a controversial project that will work to get rid of a tree that serves as the primary food source for honey bees in Louisiana. 

    The Annual Louisiana Farm Bureau Convention was held in New Orleans this weekend and the Louisiana Bee Keepers Association held a conference. One of the main discussions was about a controversial project that will work to get rid of a tree that serves as the primary food source for honey bees in Louisiana. 

  • Former Lafayette deputy pleads guilty in Knight conspiracy; former CEO set for trial

    Former Lafayette deputy pleads guilty in Knight conspiracy; former CEO set for trial

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:55:21 GMT
    Jason KinchJason Kinch

    The state says it plans to introduce new money-laundering evidence against former Knight Oil Tools CEO Mark Knight.

    The state says it plans to introduce new money-laundering evidence against former Knight Oil Tools CEO Mark Knight.

  • Getting Answers: What's going on with grocery store bread

    Getting Answers: What's going on with grocery store bread

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:56:11 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online

    KATC is getting answers about the strange smell and taste that many of our viewers have noticed in bread and buns purchased from stores around Acadiana.

    KATC is getting answers about the strange smell and taste that many of our viewers have noticed in bread and buns purchased from stores around Acadiana.

  • Early Childhood training holds graduation

    Early Childhood training holds graduation

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:55 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:55:54 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    Sixteen people graduated Saturday from a program aimed at improving early childhood education for local children. 

    Sixteen people graduated Saturday from a program aimed at improving early childhood education for local children. 

  • WATCH : Crowley couple wins St. Jude Dream Home

    WATCH : Crowley couple wins St. Jude Dream Home

    Sunday, June 24 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-06-24 18:54:02 GMT

    A couple in Crowley is the new owners of the St. Jude Dream Home. 

    A couple in Crowley is the new owners of the St. Jude Dream Home. 

  • Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Vermilion Parish

    Deputies investigate fatal shooting in Vermilion Parish

    Friday, June 22 2018 5:26 PM EDT2018-06-22 21:26:05 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon  at approximately 06:38 am this morning deputies responded to a call of a b/m subject laying on the shoulder of Lormand Road just south of Maurice.          Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased male subject laying with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.         The deceased victim has been identified as 24 year old Stephain Brailey b/m of ...

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon  at approximately 06:38 am this morning deputies responded to a call of a b/m subject laying on the shoulder of Lormand Road just south of Maurice.          Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased male subject laying with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.         The deceased victim has been identified as 24 year old Stephain Brailey b/m of ...

  • Mom arrested after 3-year-old shoots self in arm

    Mom arrested after 3-year-old shoots self in arm

    Saturday, June 23 2018 5:32 PM EDT2018-06-23 21:32:54 GMT
    Shreveport Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman after a shooting left her 3-year-old son injured.
    Shreveport Police have arrested a 27-year-old woman after a shooting left her 3-year-old son injured.
  • Chambers family reunion happening in St. Martinville

    Chambers family reunion happening in St. Martinville

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:51:37 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    More than 300 members of the Chambers family are spending the weekend together in St. Martinville. 

    More than 300 members of the Chambers family are spending the weekend together in St. Martinville. 

  • Cajuns Host "Battle on the Bayou" 7v7 Tournament

    Cajuns Host "Battle on the Bayou" 7v7 Tournament

    Sunday, June 24 2018 12:19 AM EDT2018-06-24 04:19:02 GMT

    During the summer in football it's officially 7 on 7 season. UL hosting their Battle on the Bayou 7 on 7 camp Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns held 5 round robin games for each team inside their practice facility before starting tournament play in the afternoon. Then the Final Four moved onto Cajun Field for the semifinals.  19 teams were in attendance including Lafayette, Comeaux, Northside, Teurlings and STM.

    During the summer in football it's officially 7 on 7 season. UL hosting their Battle on the Bayou 7 on 7 camp Saturday. The Ragin' Cajuns held 5 round robin games for each team inside their practice facility before starting tournament play in the afternoon. Then the Final Four moved onto Cajun Field for the semifinals.  19 teams were in attendance including Lafayette, Comeaux, Northside, Teurlings and STM.

  • Second Annual basketball tournament held today

    Second Annual basketball tournament held today

    Saturday, June 23 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-06-24 03:26:51 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online
    We Are Opelousas hosted its second annual benefit basketball tournament. The tournament, which was held at Opelousas High, raises money to support disadvantaged kids by sponsoring their participation in summer programs.  The group was founded by three Opelousas Police officers.  "We just want to show a different side of the city," said Nelson Simmons, Tournament Organizer. "We're not just violence. We're here to support our youth."
    We Are Opelousas hosted its second annual benefit basketball tournament. The tournament, which was held at Opelousas High, raises money to support disadvantaged kids by sponsoring their participation in summer programs.  The group was founded by three Opelousas Police officers.  "We just want to show a different side of the city," said Nelson Simmons, Tournament Organizer. "We're not just violence. We're here to support our youth."
  • Tickets SOLD OUT for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home

    Tickets SOLD OUT for the 2018 St. Jude Dream Home

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:15:20 GMT

    One more week remains to register for the St. Jude Dream Home, and tickets are going quickly. Only 650 tickets remain for the home which will be given away on Sunday, June 24. 

    One more week remains to register for the St. Jude Dream Home, and tickets are going quickly. Only 650 tickets remain for the home which will be given away on Sunday, June 24. 

  • Pilez Mosquito Week starts tomorrow

    Pilez Mosquito Week starts tomorrow

    Saturday, June 23 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-06-24 02:20:54 GMT

    Governor John Bel Edwards has declared June 24 through June 30 "Pilez Mosquito Week."  

    Governor John Bel Edwards has declared June 24 through June 30 "Pilez Mosquito Week."  

  • Inmate found hanged in Calcasieu jail

    Inmate found hanged in Calcasieu jail

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:59:07 GMT
    Courtesy CPSOCourtesy CPSO
    Courtesy CPSOCourtesy CPSO

    Calcasieu Parish deputies are investigating the death of an inmate at the parish prison.  

    Calcasieu Parish deputies are investigating the death of an inmate at the parish prison.  

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