July 12, 2011 9:05 AM
LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A man booked with murder in connection with a 2009 brawl in which one man was killed and 17 people were arrested, has pleaded guilty to rioting and sentenced to five years probation. In March 2009, Morris Laiche III of Albany was booked with second-degree murder... more »
June 17, 2011 9:13 AM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Gretna man has been indicted in the killings of a teenager, her toddler and another boy and the wounding of an 11-year-old girl. The attacks took place in a Terrytown apartment in the New Orleans area on April 11, 2009. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Dominique Davis... more »
September 28, 2010 8:53 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old Lake Charles man has pleaded guilty to beating another man to death in 2009. Phillips Cooks faces up to 40 years in prison on a charge of manslaughter. Judge Kent Savoie ordered the probation and parole office on Monday to prepare a presentencing... more »
September 20, 2010 10:53 AM
WASHINGTON -It's official: The longest recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009, according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions. The National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists based in Cambridge, Mass., says the recession lasted 18... more »
March 16, 2010 3:30 PM
On March 15, 2010, Ronald Journet, 27, was apprehended by the Lafayette Police Department’s ACTION Team on two outstanding warrants for the St Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office. The warrants were for the charge of Carjacking from an incident on November 5 th , 2009, in the Cecilia area where he... more »
January 19, 2010 11:17 AM
December was another outstanding month in terms of the numbers of passengers flying in and out of Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT), helping to push the airport to one of its best years ever. Throughout the year, 419,734 passengers flew in and out of Lafayette Regional Airport, making it the fifth... more »
January 19, 2010 10:07 AM
The Franklin Police Department responded to 53 complaints over the past holiday weekend and made the following arrests:
1/15/2010 @ 9:32 AM, FELICIA ANN BURRELL, 34, of Ninth Street - Franklin, LA
was arrested on a warrant dated January 15, 2010, charging her with False... more »
January 6, 2010 3:02 PM
The National Transportation Safety Board will open its public docket Thursday on a January 2009 helicopter accident that killed 8 persons.
On January 4, 2009, a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter (N748P), operated by PHI, Inc., crashed into swampy terrain just north of the Gulf of Mexico coastline near Morgan City,... more »
December 22, 2009 12:01 PM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for December 22, 2009.
Brian O'Neil LeDay, age 24, 1514 Merdie St., Opelousas, La., charged with criminal damage to property.
Jai Marcellous Rideau, age 22, 595 Winston Rd., Palmetto, La., arrested on a bench warrant.
Brian Keith... more »
December 22, 2009 12:00 PM
The Franklin Police Department responded to 16 complaints over the past 24 hours and made the following arrests:
The Franklin Police Department received information that the Anderson Food Mart was selling illegal narcotic paraphernalia. An undercover police officer went to the Anderson Food Mart and purchased the paraphernalia which... more »
December 22, 2009 9:19 AM
Name: Ames, Rickey Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 1100 Blk Moss ST Lafayette, La
Name: Campbell, Tyler Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Youngsville Pd Address: 100 Blk S Parkwood Youngsville, La
Name: Charlot, Charles Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address:... more »
December 21, 2009 1:39 PM
Brian Joseph Kirkley, age 27, 138 Ducote Street, #5, Krotz Springs, La., arrested by Krotz Springs Police Dept., charged with felony theft.
Cindy Ann Ramsey, age 47, 138 Ducote Street, #5, Krotz Springs, La., arrested by Krotz Springs Police Dept., charged with principal and felony theft.
George White,... more »
December 21, 2009 1:38 PM
The Franklin Police Department responded to 46 complaints over the past weekend and made the following arrests:
12/18/2009 @ 10:46 AM, JIMMY RENE BILLIOT, 36, of Funderburk Avenue - Houma, LA
was arrested and charged with Simple Battery on a Juvenile. Mr. Billiot was processed and released on... more »
December 21, 2009 1:36 PM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 72 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 110 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Celeste Francis 211 Jones Road, Berwick was arrested on 12-18-2009 at 11:17 am on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks. Suspect turned herself into the Sheriff's... more »
December 21, 2009 1:34 PM
Bryce Lane Richard, 19, arrested on 12-20-2009 by Louisiana State Police. 1007 Cherry Street, Mamou, La. charged: D.W.I. 1st , Littering, Open Container. Bond $1,750.50, Made Bail. David Stuart Johnson, 43, arrested on 12-20-2009 3143 Glenmora / Turkey Creek Highway, Ville Platte, La. charged: Domestic Abuse Battery, Resisting an Officer.... more »
December 21, 2009 1:33 PM
As you've requested, this report contains the daily arrests for Dec 21, 2009 Name: Auguillard, Janet Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1100 Blk Grand Bois ROA Breaux Bridge, La Name: Bares, John Charge: One Way Roadways And Rotary Tr Arresting Agency: Broussard Pd Address: 100... more »
December 20, 2009 3:58 PM
A big day for about 12-hundred UL students it's fall graduation for the class of 2009. We caught up with the College of Liberal Arts at noon. This was one of nine ceremonies taking place around the Cajundome and Convention Center. Four KATC employees got their diplomas this afternoon. Good... more »
December 18, 2009 10:22 AM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for December 18, 2009.
Corrina Anne Fontenot, age 38, 1151 East Laurel, Apt. 42, Eunice, La., ankle bracelet violation.
Anthony Christopher Bruno, age 32, 356 Tony Rd., Church Point, La., charged with possession of schedule I drugs with... more »
December 18, 2009 9:51 AM
THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO 8 COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS AND MADE THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS:
12-17-09 @ 8:34 AM, 49, MARK PATTERSON, OF ASH STREET - FRANKLIN, LA
WAS ARRESTED ON A WARRANT FOR 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR PROBATION VIOLATION. MR. PATTERSON WAS PROCESSED... more »
December 18, 2009 9:17 AM
Leroy Phillip Hardy, 66, arrested on 12-16-2009 2348 Guillory Street, Basile, La. charged: Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Bond $20,000.00, Made Bail. Mary Florence Dejean, 51, arrested on 12-16-2009 930 South Chataignier Road, Ville Platte, La. charged: Forgery [ 16 Counts ]. Bond $5,000.00, Made Bail. Jason Alfred, 39, arrested on... more »
December 18, 2009 8:58 AM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 32 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Heidi H. Prevost 18 yoa of 384 Verdun Lane, Verdunville and a Female Juvenile 16 yoa of Verdunville were arrested on 12-17-2009 at 10:40 am for... more »
December 18, 2009 8:56 AM
As you've requested, this report contains the daily arrests for Dec 18, 2009
Name: Arceneaux, Daniel Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 213-B Blk Westgate ROA Scott, La
Name: Arceneaux, Dwayne Charge: Unaut Use Of Movable Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk... more »
December 16, 2009 5:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New estimates show Louisiana farmers stand to lose $363 million in revenue for major row crops due to late-season drenching rains. That's nearly $90 million more than in late October, when Louisiana State University agricultural economist Kurt Guidry made preliminary estimates with much of the cotton,... more »
December 16, 2009 11:13 AM
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. Crowley Police are investigationg a business burglary which occurred on December 4, 2009 at Valero Convenience Store located in the 1700 block of North Parkerson Ave. Suspects gained entry through the south side door to the business. Once... more »
December 16, 2009 9:38 AM
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »
December 15, 2009 4:55 PM
From UL Lafayette's Press Office:
UL LAFAYETTE OUTSTANDING GRADS FOR FALL 2009
LAFAYETTE - Michelle Abadie always wanted to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher.
Shawntel Smith knew from the time... more »
December 15, 2009 4:25 PM
From UL Lafayette's Press Office:
LAFAYETTE – Leonard Marks of Arnaudville is not your average graduate. The U.S. Army veteran is a retiree who worked in the insurance field for 36 years.
On Saturday, he will earn two degrees – one in finance and the other in economics... more »
December 7, 2009 10:54 AM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for December 7, 2009.
Amanda Marie Figueron, age 32, 146 Vidrine Lane, Church Point, La., arrested on a bench warrant, also charged with theft and forgery.
Kenderrick Jamal Lamb, age 17, 335 Plantation Rd., Opelousas, La., charged with... more »
December 4, 2009 9:49 AM
Due to weather, The Festival of Light has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 5 pm to 10 pm in the Oil Center of Lafayette. The following streets will be closed: Coolidge Blvd. between Oil Center and St. Mary Blvd. from Friday, December 4 to Saturday, December 5... more »
November 25, 2009 12:48 PM
Arrested: 11/24/09 @ 5:45am Location: Brownell Hms. Apts. MC Willis Junifer, 51yoa, Federal Ave. Morgan City Charges:1.) Unauthorized Entry Of Inhabited Dwelling 2.) Poss. Of Crack Cocaine Details: MCPD Officers responded to a call of a subject breaking into a residence in Brownell Homes. While enroute officers were advised... more »
November 25, 2009 12:09 PM
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 32 complaints and reports the following arrests:
A 12 year old male juvenile was arrested on 11-24-09at 3:06 p.m. and charged with Simple Burglary. Deputies responded... more »
November 25, 2009 12:05 PM
St. Landry Serhiff's Press Release
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for November 25, 2009.
Lance Mark Briley, age 34, Cosey Rd., Washington, La., charged with simple robbery.
Dennis Mitchell, age 45, Hwy. 1045, Amite, La., hold for outside agencies.
Bobby W.... more »
November 25, 2009 11:58 AM
Acadiana Film Industry Continues Expanding with Marquis Productions' "Fight or Flight"
The feature film "Fight or Flight," a co-production of Los Angeles based Remember Dreaming, LLC, Freefall Films, Inc and MKM, LLC is set to begin filming in Lafayette, LA on Dec 2, 2009.
Producers for the picture... more »
November 24, 2009 8:46 AM
Congratulations to Buffy Himel of Scott!
Buffy is the winner of KATC's Show Me the Money giveaway for Monday, November 23, 2009. more »
November 6, 2009 12:09 PM
La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish scheduled to be closed Monday, November 9, 2009, and Tuesday, November 10, 2009, has been cancelled.
Bill Fontenot, Jr. District Engineer Administrator
November 3, 2009 1:26 PM
A New Iberia teen has been arrested and charged with attempted simple burglary, criminal damage and criminal trespass after a DNA match was confirmed by the Acadiana Crime Lab. Joseph Touchet is accused of attempting to break in to a home in the 4500 block of Freetown Road back in... more »
October 30, 2009 12:48 PM
School officials at Mamou High have announce that the homecoming 2009 parade has been canceled, however, the football game is still scheduled.
October 26, 2009 10:22 AM
October 26, 2009; PRESS RELEASE
The Franklin Police Department responded to 37 complaints over the past weekend and made the following arrests:
10/24/2009 @ 1:18 AM, CHRISTINE BATTAGLIO, 40, of Parish Road - Verdunville, LA
was arrested and charged with Resisting An Officer With Force, Remaining Where... more »
October 6, 2009 12:30 PM
The Morgan City Police Department arrested an individual in connection with a stolen vehicle which was involved in a fatal crash in the Gibson area on October 4, 2009. Arrested on October 5, 2009 at 4:04pm was Terry Wilson Joseph, 34years of age, of Bowman St. Morgan City. Joseph was... more »
October 6, 2009 11:30 AM
The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (LMHOF) brings its recognition program to Acadiana in a major way with inductions of Louisiana and Cajun music legends Doug Kershaw, D. L. Menard, Jimmy C. Newman and Jo-El Sonnier at the Festivals Acadiens on Friday, Oct. 9 in Lafayette.
This will be... more »
October 5, 2009 2:44 PM
Mall of Acadiana is pleased to announce the arrival of Charming Charlie. The 6,795 square-foot store is visually appealing with color-coordinating product displays and a broad selection of accessories and fashion items. Charming Charlie is located next to Finish Line in the Macy's wing. Be the first to experience Charming... more »
October 5, 2009 1:32 PM
Water service in Pecan Island will be shut down tomorrow (Tuesday, October 6) from 8:00 am --- for the rest of the day. Customers should boil water or drink bottled water until further notice. Work is being done to elevate pumps to prevent future damage due to flooding from hurricanes. more »
September 30, 2009 2:35 PM
Sections of LA 1252, in Lafayette Parish, will be reduced to one lane for the installation of cross drain culverts beginning Thursday, October 1, 2009. Work to replace the culverts should last about 2 weeks. Louisiana DOTD regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause and appreciates your patience. more »
September 29, 2009 7:11 AM
October 8 - 10 @ 7:30pm October 11 @ 2pm Angelle Hall, UL Campus www.pfar.louisiana.edu 337-482-6357
The UL Department of Performing Arts presents State of La Dance. Beginning October 8th a group of approximately 30 dancers will perform their fall dance concert displaying classical ballet and contemporary dance. Tickets... more »
September 28, 2009 2:56 PM
The Hornets will host their open practice for fans at the Earl K. Long Gym on Saturday, October 3. Tickets for the event are free and will be available to the public (maximum of four per person) starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 29 at the Cajun Dome Box... more »
September 28, 2009 10:31 AM
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Detectives with the Sheriff's Office, State Fire Marshalls Office, Acadiana Crime Lab and State Police Auto Theft are investigating the cause of death associated with that of a body found in a burning vehicle early this morning on Adier Road north of Abbeville.... more »
September 28, 2009 9:46 AM
5th Annual Taste of Acadiana Fundraiser October 14, 2009 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Parc International Downtown 337-993-3354 Taste of Acadiana consists of several restaurants in the Acadiana area who will participate and bring food for our guests to taste. Net proceeds will benefit the Acadiana Apartment Association and the... more »
September 28, 2009 8:17 AM
Two local ladies are made their national TV debut Monday night. Martha Herbert and Becky Guidry, the two sisters behind Southern Ladies Designer Cakes competed on the Ultimate Cake Off on The Learning Channel. The St. Martinville natives won the competition with their automobile inspired cake. more »
September 28, 2009 7:53 AM
Time now for our big three stories for Monday, September 28th: The manhunt ended in death after a child was raped, an elderly man murdered and a teen slashed. Suspect John Lathan was fatally shot while authorities attempted to arrest him. Lathan was wanted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
September 26, 2009 10:46 PM
Deadline to enter: October 30, 2009
If you know a teacher who has "gone above and beyond" their duties as an educator, consider nominating them for the upcoming LEF Awards. Students and parents are encouraged to nominate any active teacher in Lafayette... more »
September 26, 2009 10:22 PM
Steak & Burger Night
October 8, 2009
Cajundome Convention Center
Enjoy a night of art work and skits created and preformed by the youth of the Boys & Girls Club. Individual tickets are $150 and for a table (seating 6 people... more »
September 26, 2009 10:09 PM
Boogie Nights benefiting Habitat for Humanity
October 23, 2009
7pm - 11pm
City Club River Ranch
Everyone is encouraged to dress in Disco attire. Crossfire will be among the entertainment including an appearance by "The Village People" featuring KATC's own Tom Voinche... more »
September 24, 2009 4:10 PM
Acadian Baptist Center held a ground-breaking ceremony on September 16, 2009, to celebrate the expansion project of its dining hall. Completion of the 8,000 square-foot cafeteria/multi-purpose room is anticipated near the end of the year and will enable the camp and retreat center to more effectively serve approximately 12,000 people... more »
September 24, 2009 9:49 AM
Saturday, September 26, 2009
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Rice Theatre, Crowley, La
337-783-0824 Visit the Rice Theatre for a night of country music featuring Pee Wee White Wing, Charlene Howard, Mac Johnson and more. Proceeds benefit Kris Kringle for Kids. Tickets are $12 and $6 for... more »
September 24, 2009 8:35 AM
NP Moss middle and Carencro high school students are eligible for some free tutoring. The supplemental education is part of the No Child Left Behind law. Parents should contact the school board for more information. Applications are due next Tuesday (September 29th). more »
September 23, 2009 12:29 PM
Thursday, October 29, 2009
The Petroleum Club
The March of Dimes will be hosting the Signature Chef's Phantom GALA. This benifit will feature a signature dish from 14 chef's from around Acadiana. Tickets are needed to attend and new sponsers are welcomed; call 233-8476 or... more »
September 23, 2009 8:03 AM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »
September 22, 2009 2:30 PM
Please be advised that LA 699, 3 miles west of US 167 in Vermilion Parish will be closed to vehicular traffic for bridge replacement beginning on Monday, September 28, 2009, weather permitting.
The new structure should be completed in approximately 3 weeks. A detour will be provided and consists... more »
September 22, 2009 8:40 AM
16th Annual Tinsel & Treasures:
The fun begins on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 and ends on Friday, September 25, 2009 at the Cajundome Convention Center. Tickets are needed and can be purchased at "Headquarters"(504 Richland Ave.) for $8 or later at the door.
Preview Party: 7pm Wednesday, September... more »
September 21, 2009 3:18 PM
It is with great sadness that the St. Landry Homestead family announces the untimely death of its Chairman of the Board, CEO and President, Mr. J. Harold Fontenot, on Sunday, September 20, 2009. The employees of the Homestead wish to extend to Mr. Fontenot's family their sincere condolences and sympathy.... more »
September 21, 2009 2:52 PM
Friday, September 25, 2009 7:30pm Heyman Performing Arts Center www.acadianasymphony.org 291-5555 The Acadiana Symphony would like to invite everyone to an upcoming concert. A Baton Rouge composer who has arranged four traditional cajun songs for orchastra and chorus will be performing. Also, Paul Baker and the L.J. Alleman Chorus will... more »
September 21, 2009 2:43 PM
Saturday, September 26, 2009 10am - 3pm White Diamond Billiard Hall firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 984-3818 Joseph Simien, Exeutive Director of U-Touch, explains that you do not have to wait 24-hours to report a missing child or adult. This organization is deisgned to lessen the "Down Time" concerning any missing person. U-Touch... more »
September 21, 2009 2:24 PM
New Iberia has always had flooding, water buildup, and drainage problems after it rains, and locals are doubtful that anything will change.
"We've always been promised that something's going to be done and we've yet to see anything done about it," said one resident.
A big railroad reconstruction... more »
September 21, 2009 2:00 PM
Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel is continuing his listening tour this week. The next meeting will be held this evening (Monday, September 21) in Youngville. His goal is to hear what residents want their community to look like in the future. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm inside the Youngville... more »
September 21, 2009 1:44 PM
The asphalt street repair project in Iberia Parish kicks off this morning (Monday, September 21). Crews will be repairing roadways at the following railroad crossings throughout the parish: Bahon Street, Oswald Street, Edward Street, Doremus Road, Barbin Reaux Drive, Landry Drive and Marjie Street. The project should take about a... more »
September 21, 2009 1:38 PM
A Palmetto pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car. It happened around 10:25 Friday night in the westbound lane of Louisiana-ten in St. Landry Parish. 48-year old Wallace Zachary Junior was walking when a vehicle in the eastbound lane tried to pass another vehicle and hit him. Zachary... more »
September 21, 2009 12:01 PM
Our BIG 3 STORIES for Monday, September 21st: Governor Bobby Jindal is projecting a one-billion-dollar cut from the state budget. Much of it will come from higher education and health care. Last year higher education was cut by 120-million-dollars, and this year the Governor is proposing an additional 140-million-dollar cut.... more »
September 21, 2009 9:07 AM
VINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say 12-year-old boy from Opelousas apparently drowned in Vinton over the weekend. Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton disappeared from a party Saturday and was found floating in swimming pool. Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office lead... more »
September 21, 2009 8:54 AM
Hospice of Acadiana: Healthcare Decision Seminar
On Wednesday, September 23, 2009 , beginning at 5pm until 7pm , there will be a free healthcare seminar (open to the public). Billy Mouton will be offering legal advise, a social worker will be on hand to help you start the conversation... more »
September 7, 2009 8:57 AM
Chick-Fil-A is kicking off the 2009 college football season with a FREE chicken sandwich giveaway.
Today (Monday, September 7th), from 10:30am to 8pm, customers can visit any participating restaurant wearing their favorite sports-related apparel to receive a free Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich.
This includes any article of clothing with... more »