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  • Troopers Seek A Hit and Run Vehicle which Struck a Child Play Video

    July 5, 2014 9:00 PM

    On Friday, July 4, around 1:30 p.m. Louisiana State Troopers responded to a hit and run crash on LA Hwy 988, River Road. The preliminary investigation discovered a hit and run involving a 7 year old juvenile, from Brusly, riding a bicycle on LA Hwy 988 (River Rd.) north of... more »
  • A Life Lesson from Peanut Tillman Play Video

    May 17, 2014 8:39 PM

    Today, in honor of all his great accomplishments, Charles 'Peanut' Tillman was the UL Lafayette 2014 Spring Graduation commencement speaker. Tillman gave an encouraging message to the new alums starting their next chapter in life from his life mantra; "We become what we think about". He offered graduates the secrets... more »
  • Thousands Now Trained in CPR

    April 10, 2011 12:03 AM

    More than 1,000 people are now certified heart-starters. The 11th annual "Be a Heart Starter By-Stander CPR Training Event" was held on Saturday, and KATC'S Chris Welty was there. "He stopped breathing and he was diagnosed with having sleep apnea." Jan Wyatt, says she was petrified the night... more »
  • Wesley Snipes again asks for a new tax trial

    December 8, 2010 9:50 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Actor Wesley Snipes made a last-minute request for a new trial a day before he is scheduled to report to prison for failing to pay taxes. Snipes' attorney Daniel Meachum has said he received an e-mail from a juror who claims three others on the panel... more »
  • Lafayette Business Woman Arrested on Felony Theft

    November 10, 2010 2:10 PM

    A Lafayette businesswoman was booked into jail after police say she "failed to provide services". The owner of A Little Something Extra/Lagniappe (an advertisement business) is 57- year old Melissa M. Arnaud of Lafayette. In August of 2010, police received eight complaints from businesses wishing to pursue charges because they... more »
  • A Baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset

    October 26, 2010 6:47 AM

    A baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset today. Her mother, Ashley Huval is charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. She's accused of negligence that caused bodily injury to her 8-month old daughter who struck her head against the wooden part of the sofa. Huval... more »
  • Blood Drive Today "Be A Team Player - Join The Team of Life"

    October 22, 2010 6:52 AM

    The United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive. Residents of Lafayette can donate blood to become a part of a winning team in the game of life. The drive is from 1:30 -5:00pm at Sam's Club on Amassador Caffery. All participants will receive a "Be a Saint, Play... more »
  • Jury Seated in trial of a former Winnfield Police Officer Charged in a Taser Death

    October 20, 2010 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has been seated in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is accused in the Taser death of a man he arrested. It took eight days before the panel was seated Wednesday and came only after the district attorney... more »
  • Joe Dennis has called a meeting of the LHA Board

    October 20, 2010 10:55 AM

    Ousted housing authority board member Joe Dennis is calling a meeting of the Housing Authority Board today. Joe Dennis wants the board to meet in the agency's office. KATC is told, the accountant who conducted the controversial audit that sparked the upheaval is supposed to be there.
  • Adopt a Pet from Acadiana Petfinder

    October 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    The12th annual Bark in the Park is Sunday, October 24, 2010 from 10am to 3pm in Girard Park. Adopt a pet! LACC has many wonderful animals available for adoption. As part of progressive changes happening at the shelter, veterinary care is now provided by a dedicated and full-time veterinarian.... more »
  • LSU's Student Body President Pleas For Jindal to Come Home in a New Hampshire Newspaper

    October 18, 2010 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Complaining that Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana, LSU's student body president sent a personal plea to Jindal in a New Hampshire newspaper, asking the governor to come home and work on the state's budget problems. "Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

    October 14, 2010 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf Coast... more »
  • Pope John Paul II Academy is having a Fall Fest on Oct 31

    October 14, 2010 11:13 AM

    Mark your calendars for a family-friendly festival on October 31st! Hosted by Pope John Paul II Academy at the De La Salle Christian Brothers' property, this event will feature old-fashioned, family fun, with terrific music and food from vendors in the area. Costume contests will be held for children, who... more »
  • Hurricane Paula Strengthens into a Category 2

    October 12, 2010 2:23 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Paula has strengthened into a Category 2 storm with top sustained winds of 100 miles per hour (160 kph) off the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tuesday that Paula was moving north-northwest at near 10 mph (17 kph). ... more »
  • 88-Year-Old Rose Bowl Stadium Getting a Face Lift

    October 12, 2010 11:08 AM

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - The Pasadena City Council on Monday approved a $152 million renovation plan for the 88-year-old Rose Bowl stadium. The council also approved 30-year lease extensions with UCLA and the Tournament of Roses to continue playing at the bowl. Construction will run in three phases beginning... more »
  • Shriners Hospital in Shreveport Dropped Plans for a Partnership with LSU

    October 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shriners Hospital in Shreveport has dropped plans for a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, now that the national nonprofit has decided to bill insurance companies. The Shreveport hospital began the talks with LSU after the Shriners announced in 2009 that it was among six... more »
  • Jindal's getting a fundraiser and a campaign stop in St. Louis

    October 8, 2010 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's getting in a fundraiser and a campaign stop when he travels to St. Louis for his brother's wedding. Jindal's office said the governor was heading to Missouri on Friday. He planned to attend a fundraiser for his gubernatorial re-election campaign on Friday... more »
  • A Mock Jazz funeral at LSU for Budget cuts

    October 8, 2010 11:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Wearing black and holding signs such as, "Goodbye LSU hello Louisiana State Community College," several hundred students, faculty and staff led a funeral march for education. Billed as a jazz funeral, Thursday's event came one day after higher education officials learned that colleges' share of... more »
  • Two People are Dead after Colliding with a Train

    October 8, 2010 5:48 AM

    A husband and wife are dead this morning in Crowley after being hit by a train. It happened just after 4:30am at the Sydney Richard Highway 90 intersection. According to sheriff's official the couple was killed on impact. The train hit the car and pushed it a 1/2 mile down... more »
  • Suspect wanted as a result of another positive DNA match

    October 7, 2010 10:55 AM

    Opelousas Police Department detectives are searching for 47 year old Arthur Lee Jones of 265 Henry Dr . Jones is wanted the burglary at Dupuis Memorial in January of this year, in which an urn containing the remains of James Elder Sr. was stolen. They are now in need of... more »
  • Adopt a Pet from Acadiana Petfinder

    October 6, 2010 10:46 AM

    Oreo (the white and black dog) is a male Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler/Jack Russell Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Lafayette, LA. This sweet puppy would love to come home and show you how smart he is and how much he loves to learn new tricks. Come by today and... more »
  • State Will Close Books With A $108 Million Deficit

    October 5, 2010 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state will close the books on the last budget year with a $108 million deficit, and agencies will be cut this fiscal year to close that gap. That's according to Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater, the governor's top budget adviser. Rainwater said he called... more »
  • Renewal of a One-Mil Tax Fails For the St. Landry Parish Jail

    October 4, 2010 3:53 PM

    A renewal of a one-mil tax for the maintenance and upkeep of the St. Landry Parish Jail did not pass Saturday night. The jail tax renewal failed, receiving only 7,962 votes, or 47.48 percent. An estimated $215,460 per year property tax renewal would have been committed to maintaining and... more »
  • Geographic Proximity no Longer Plays a Role in Oil Spill Claims

    October 4, 2010 12:09 PM

    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - The administrator of the fund doling out money to Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims says geographic proximity to oil-impacted areas will no longer play a role in whether people and businesses are compensated. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing the Gulf Coast Claims Facility,... more »
  • Cajuns Meet N. Texas in a Sun Belt Conference Game Saturday

    September 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Lance Kelley said he doesn't think it's necessarily complicated when it comes to creating a defensive strategy for the North Texas offense. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette strong safety said he feels he knows what to expect Saturday when the Cajuns meet North Texas... more »
  • Body of a Speech Therapist Found in Car at Middle School

    September 29, 2010 3:56 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says the body of a speech therapist from Plain Dealing has been found in her car at a middle school after she failed to return home. Spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says the sheriff's office and coroner are investigating the death of 57-year-old... more »
  • Man Charged With Conspiring To Commit a Hate Crime

    September 27, 2010 4:54 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana man accused of helping hang a dead raccoon in a noose outside a school to intimidate black students has been charged with conspiring to commit a hate crime. Friday's four-count indictment also charges 33-year-old Christopher Shane Montgomery, of Bastrop, with tampering with a... more »
  • Lisa Weakening to a Tropical Depression

    September 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Lisa is drifting slowly far out over the Atlantic Ocean after weakening to a tropical depression. The depression has maximum sustained winds Thursday near 35 mph (55 kph) with some strengthening forecast during the next two days. Lisa is located about 340 miles (550 kilometers) west-northwest of... more »
  • Bermuda Dodged a Bullet

    September 20, 2010 1:03 PM

    HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) - Hurricane Igor swept past Bermuda and kept lashing at the Atlantic island with high winds and furious waves on Monday as power failures in many areas plunged people hunkered down at home into darkness. The storm knocked boats from their moorings and littered the tiny British... more »
  • Peabody Magnet High Opens a Credit Union Branch

    September 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Peabody Magnet High School student Keverick Tanner, 17, looked pleased after he realized he successfully helped a customer open his first savings account. "It felt pretty good," Keverick said with a smile as he completed his first day as a teller at a Pelican State Credit... more »
  • Karl Has Become a Hurricane

    September 16, 2010 11:47 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Karl has become a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico after dumping heavy rains on the Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm. A hurricane warning was issued Thursday for Mexico's coast from Palma Sola to Cabo Rojo. Also, a tropical storm warning has been issued for the... more »
  • Former New Orleans Saint Rickey Jackson Pays a Visit to a Fan

    September 16, 2010 11:32 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - Health problems had kept Jimmy Rhymes in bed for days. But when his wife phoned to say former New Orleans Saint Rickey Jackson was dropping by, he had a daughter help him to the front porch - even though he thought his wife was kidding. Or,... more »
  • Coyotes a Problem at Acadiana Regional Airport

    September 16, 2010 10:49 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - A biologist says coyotes are a problem at Acadiana Regional Airport. Zachary Lissard told the Iberia Parish Airport Authority on Tuesday that coyotes are plentiful around the airport, and airplane lights can make them freeze on a runway. The Daily Iberian says he told the... more »
  • Nucor Corp. Has Chosen a LA Site for a $2 Billion Pig Iron Plant

    September 15, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A state lawmaker says Louisiana officials will announce Wednesday that steelmaker Nucor Corp. has chosen a Louisiana site for a $2 billion pig iron plant. Rep. Alton Aubert of Vacherie says he was informed of the decision Wednesday by the administration of Gov. Bobby Jindal. The... more »
  • Federal Judges Have Agreed to a Pilot Project That Could Televise Some Trials

    September 14, 2010 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's federal judges have agreed to a pilot project that could televise some civil trials - 16 years after the judges ended a similar experiment. Appeals court judge David Sentelle told reporters Tuesday that many of the details remain to be worked out, but that cameras... more »
  • Material Witness to a Quadruple Killing Expected in Calcasieu Parish Court

    September 14, 2010 12:00 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The man held on $5 million bond as a material witness to a quadruple killing wasn't expected in Calcasieu Parish court for a hearing about his right to an attorney. Calcasieu District Attorney John DeRosier says 52-year-old Lee Roy Williams Jr. also had a similar... more »
  • Cuba Says It Will Fire Half A Million State Workers

    September 13, 2010 1:00 PM

    HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says it will fire at least half a million state workers by mid-2011 and will free up private enterprise to help them find new work - radically remaking employment on the communist island. The layoffs will start immediately and run through the first half of next... more »
  • Traffic Deaths Plummeted Across US to Lowest Levels in More Than Half A Century

    September 9, 2010 12:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Traffic deaths have plummeted across the United States to levels not seen in more than a half century, spurred by technology, more safety-conscious drivers and tougher enforcement of drunken driving laws. The Transportation Department said Thursday that traffic deaths fell 9.7 percent in 2009 to 33,808, the... more »
  • Man Arrested for Alleged Sexual Abuse of a Juvenile

    September 6, 2010 11:22 AM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-On September 3, 2010, an investigation was initiated in reference to a report of alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile female for incidents that occurred from July 2010-September of 2010. Through the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Jerome Thomas, 53, Parks, and a Warrant... more »
  • The Search Continues for a Homicide Suspect in Lafayette

    September 3, 2010 7:33 PM

    The sheriff's office is assisting the US Marshal's office in the search for a homicide suspect along highway 90 in southern Lafayette. Traffic is backed up as the search continues. KATC has learned that people accused of harboring the man are being brought to the Broussard police department for... more »
  • Hurricane Earl Weakened to a Category 1

    September 3, 2010 11:28 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Earl has weakened to a Category 1 storm as it heads for the Northeast and some watches and warnings have been reduced or dropped from Long Island to Maine. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Friday that a hurricane warning for the southeast coast of... more »
  • Co-owner of painting missing in NY ID'd as a thief

    September 1, 2010 10:01 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - First it was a curious tale of a $1.3 million painting a middleman said he drunkenly lost while trying to help a friend sell it in New York. Now a part owner of the painting is withdrawing her lawsuit against the middleman - after she identified... more »
  • Jindal's "Building a Better Louisiana for Our Children" Tour

    September 1, 2010 2:03 PM

    Governor Bobby Jindal will continue his 2010 "Building a Better Louisiana for Our Children" parish tour at the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Lafayette. KATC's Mike Magnoli is at this meeting...Hear what Jindal had to say at 5,6, and 10.
  • Hurricane Earl has Become a Major Hurricane

    August 30, 2010 12:18 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Earl has become a major hurricane in the Caribbean, reaching Category 3 status with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph (195 kph). Also, a new hurricane warning has been issued Monday for the Puerto Rican islands of Culebra and Vieques. Earl has been lashing the northeastern... more »
  • Earl Becomes a Category 1 Hurricane in Atlantic

    August 29, 2010 12:38 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Earl has strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane as it barrels toward several islands in the eastern Caribbean. Meanwhile, the Category 1 Hurricane Danielle was bringing dangerous rip currents to the U.S. East Coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Earl could make... more »
  • Car explodes next to a major Mexican television network office

    August 27, 2010 10:12 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A major Mexican television network says a car has exploded in front of its offices in a northern state where officials are investigating the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants. The Televisa network reports that the explosion happened early Friday in front of its... more »
  • Colorful Find: A rare katydid colored pink

    August 26, 2010 9:40 PM

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - It's the prettiest bug in town - bubblegr discrimination, gly rare and was likely headed for an early demise in a bird's beak. That is until Kay Hrycko stumbled upon the shockingly pink katydid in the yard of her Springfield Township home on Tuesday. "We were... more »
  • 'What a Wonderful World' songwriter Weiss dies

    August 25, 2010 9:34 PM

    OLDP DK, N.J. (AP) - George David Weiss, who helped write chart-topping pop hits including "Can't Help Falling in Love" and "What a Wonderful World," has died. He was 89. He died Monday of natural causes at his home in Oldwick, N.J., his wife, Claire, said. Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley... more »
  • A Natural Gas Compressor Station Exploded Near Shongaloo

    August 25, 2010 5:40 PM

    SHONGALOO, La. (AP) - An explosion at a natural gas compressor station near Shongaloo has left an employee critically injured. The explosion at the DCP compressor station happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday. Officials say an employee was conducting a site inspection when the accident occurred. The employee, identified as... more »
  • CBS' Afghanistan Trip Unrewarded, A Ratings Downer

    August 24, 2010 11:21 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Television news divisions may be thinking twice about ambitious travel plans. That was the ominous message delivered to the "CBS Evening News" last week. The Nielsen Co. said Katie Couric's broadcast reached just under 5 million viewers, a low point for evening newscasts for at least... more »
  • A Mother's Tragic Nightmare: 4 Year Old Son Killed in the Road

    August 23, 2010 11:29 PM

    Her 4 year old son, Ty'zell Williams, rode his bike often enough she felt it was okay for him to go out of her sight. Now Shauda Williams regrets letting her boy pedal just the few yards down the road-- because while riding in the neighborhood where everyone knew his... more »
  • Geographical Location Will Play a Key Role in Oil Spill Claims

    August 20, 2010 11:44 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Details released Friday about how claims will be paid from BP PLC's $20 billion fund show that how close geographically a person or business is to the Gulf oil spill will play a key role. The claims process is shifting from BP to the Gulf Coast Claims... more »
  • Jindal Wants a $173 Million From BP to Monitor Seafood

    August 19, 2010 5:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal wants a $173 million program - paid for by BP PLC - to monitor the safety and quality of Louisiana seafood for the next five years. The program also would provide marketing funds to promote the state's seafood to consumers. During a news... more »
  • Evidence Of A Deep Underwater Oil Plume

    August 19, 2010 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists are reporting the first conclusive evidence of a deep underwater oil plume from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But don't go looking for it. It's invisible. A team from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts mapped a 22-mile-long mist of oil with special... more »
  • LA State-Licensed Casinos Bounced With a Strong July

    August 19, 2010 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos bounced with a strong July, taking in almost as much from players as in July 2009. State police report the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos won $219.4 million last month. That's down... more »
  • Armed Robber Bites Victim

    August 19, 2010 12:02 PM

    Press Release: On August 18, 2010 Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Jawyne Keiwane Sweat for attempted armed robbery. Sweat was wanted for the attempted robbery that occurred on August 14, 2010. The details of the incident are as follows. The victim was standing in a front yard... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Holds Field Hearing on the Impact of Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Today, August 17, 2010, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will hold a field hearing on the impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium on small businesses in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. The field hearing entitled... more »
  • A Boat Ride and Ice Cream Cap Obama's Trip to Gulf

    August 15, 2010 2:52 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family cruised the waters off their Florida Panhandle hotel on Sunday, offering a portrait of a family on vacation to boost a region struggling with the economic damage wrought by the nation's worst oil spill. The Obamas boarded the... more »
  • Juvenile has Pleaded Guilty to a Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession

    August 13, 2010 5:03 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Rap artist Juvenile has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge stemming from his February arrest in St. Bernard Parish. The parish sheriff's office said Friday that Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, entered the plea Thursday before District Judge Manny Fernandez. The judge... more »
  • Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Deputy Arrested for Allegedly Raping a 6-Year-Old Girl

    August 11, 2010 12:14 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested on allegations that he raped a 6-year-old girl. The Daily Comet reports 33-year-old David Lewellen, of Thibodaux, was booked Tuesday night with aggravated rape. He is being held at the Lafourche jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.... more »
  • A Stretch of the Gulf will Reopen to Fishing

    August 10, 2010 12:48 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities are set to announce that a stretch of the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle will be reopened for commercial and recreational fishing. Large swaths of the Gulf of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have been closed to fishing since the... more »
  • A Plane Carrying 9 People has Crashed

    August 10, 2010 11:35 AM

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A plane carrying nine people - including former Sen. Ted Stevens and former NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe - crashed in southwest Alaska, killing five people on board, authorities said Tuesday. It was unclear whether Stevens or O'Keefe were among the dead. Reports from officials in Alaska... more »
  • Weather Could be a Hurdle for Crews Working on Well

    August 10, 2010 11:27 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Crews finishing work meant to forever stop oil from leaking from a blown-out undersea well into the Gulf may have one more hurdle to overcome: the weather. The National Hurricane Center is watching a cluster of thunderstorms in the far eastern Gulf of Mexico that forecasters... more »
  • RANT-Should it be a worldwide law that new mothers nurse for at least six months?

    August 4, 2010 12:50 PM

    RANT: The benefits of breastfeeding are well known-- both for newborns and their mothers. But supermodel Gisele Bunchen created such a stir, saying it should be a worldwide law that new mothers nurse for at least six months. What do you think? We could air your thoughts at 10:00 tonight!... more »
  • DNA Exonerates a Zion Man of First-Degree Murder

    August 4, 2010 11:12 AM

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) - Prosecutors in northern Illinois have dropped first-degree murder charges against a Zion man who's been jailed since 2005 in the stabbing deaths of two young girls. The move came during a hearing Wednesday after DNA evidence found on one of the girls was linked to someone... more »
  • `Glee' co-creator says Paul McCartney is a big fan

    August 2, 2010 9:20 PM

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - "Glee" co-creator Ryan Murphy says he thought he was being "punked" when a fan note arrived from Paul McCartney. But Murphy discovered that the pop legend is indeed an admirer of the hit Fox TV show and wants his music to be part of it.... more »
  • Man Wanted for Allegedly Killing a Man in Jeanerette

    August 2, 2010 4:49 PM

    39-year-old Wilfred "Billy" Matthews from St. Mary Parish is wanted for allegedly shooting and killing a man in Jeanerette. It happened around 2:30 satruday morning on Martin Luther King Drive across the street from Puggys sports bar. Matthews is considered armed and dangerous. If you know his whereabouts call Jeanerette... more »
  • House Approved a Bill To Boost Safety Standards

    July 30, 2010 7:14 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House approved a bill Friday to boost safety standards for offshore drilling, remove a federal cap on economic liability for oil spills and impose new fees on oil and gas production. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil... more »
  • Lafayette to Profile as a Top Retirement Town in the September/October Issue

    July 30, 2010 5:37 PM

    Press Release: Where to Retire magazine, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions, has selected Lafayette, LA, to profile as a top retirement town in the September/October issue which mails to subscribers nationwide on July 30, 2010. Where to Retire editor Mary Lu Abbott... more »
  • LA Company Pleaded Guilty to Discharging Waste Oil

    July 30, 2010 4:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Justice Department says a Louisiana company has pleaded guilty to discharging waste oil from one of its vessels on the high seas. Offshore Vessels LLC entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors say the company admitted that crew members... more »
  • Autopsy Shows a LA College Dean Died From an Overdose

    July 30, 2010 4:18 PM

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Warren County Coroner Doug Huskey says an autopsy shows a Louisiana college dean died in April from a prescription drug overdose. The body of Greg Leader, dean of the pharmacy school at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, was found April 19 in a room at... more »
  • Debate on a Bill to Boost Safety Standards for Drilling

    July 30, 2010 4:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has begun debate on a bill to boost safety standards for offshore drilling and remove a $75 million cap on economic liability for oil spills. Democratic leaders hailed the bill as a comprehensive response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and said it would... more »
  • Fortune Road At Chemin Metarie Will Be Getting A Stop Sign

    July 30, 2010 1:38 PM

    A traffic engineering study of the intersection of Fortune Road at Chemin Metarie has been completed. Based upon this analysis, the subject intersection has met the requirements contained in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for a multi-way stop condition. Therefore, the traffic control at this location will be... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help Locating A Utility Trailer

    July 30, 2010 11:26 AM

    Stolen from 228 US HWY 190 in Eunice July 25th, 2010 a 2004 STS 16 foot utility trailer, black in color, dual wheels, pull out ramps was stolen. Simmular to this picture. If anyone has information, call St Landry Crime Stoppers at 337-948 8477.
  • Lawmakers Will Not Hold a Legislative Session

    July 27, 2010 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal stripped millions of dollars in lawmakers' pet projects from the budget, scuttled a spending plan to help cash-strapped coastal communities responding to the oil spill and rejected several bills overwhelmingly approved by legislators. But none of that was enough to persuade lawmakers... more »
  • This Year's First Case of West Nile Virus in a Human

    July 15, 2010 6:22 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first case of West Nile virus in a human in 2010. The case was confirmed July 14 in East Baton Rouge Parish. Health officials characterize West Nile infections three ways: neuroinvasive, West Nile fever and asymptomatic. A neuroinvasive illness... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Locating A Missing Person

    July 15, 2010 12:00 PM

    This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a missing person from Opelousas. On March 26, 2010, Earl John Kidder Jr, also known as "Bubba" left his residence at 614 Chickasaw Dr. in Opelousas. Mr. Kidder was supposed to be going camping at the Sherburne Wildlife Management... more »
  • US Marshals Seeking Assistance In Locating a Sex Offender

    July 15, 2010 11:54 AM

    Lafayette, LA -. Jose A. Ventura is wanted for Violating his Conditions of Parole. Ventura's Original Charge is for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, which occurred in Iberia Parish. Ventura pled guilty to the Cocaine Charges on 11/18/2003 and was eventually sentenced to 7 years Hard Labor. Ventura was... more »
  • Broadcasters Being Fined For Allowing Even A Single Curse Word On Live TV Unconstitutionally Vague

    July 13, 2010 1:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday found that a government policy that can lead to broadcasters being fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television is unconstitutionally vague. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan tossed out the Federal Communications Commission's... more »
  • Roman Polanski Declared A Free Man

    July 12, 2010 5:57 PM

    GSTAAD, Switzerland (AP) - In a stunning ruling, Roman Polanski was declared a free man on Monday - no longer confined to house arrest in his Alpine villa after Swiss authorities rejected a U.S. request for his extradition because of a 32-year-old sex conviction. The decision left the Oscar-winning director... more »
  • Spain's Football Team Returned To A Jubilant Nation After Winning The World Cup

    July 12, 2010 4:18 PM

    MADRID (AP) - Spain erupted with its biggest fiesta in memory Monday when its football team returned to a jubilant nation after winning the World Cup, giving elated Spaniards a break from months of economic gloom and political squabbling as nationalist regions fought for greater autonomy from the central government.... more »
  • A Series Of Free Beach Concerts Courtesy Of BP

    July 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - A series of free beach concerts may be in the works on the Alabama coast, courtesy of BP. A free Jimmy Buffett concert Sunday drew thousands to the beach in Gulf Shores. Officials say they hope to line up a string of big-name performers through... more »
  • Qualifying a Preview of Fall Campaigns

    July 11, 2010 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Want a preview of the congressional campaign trail and the candidates' stump speeches heading into the November election? The three-day candidate sign-up period offered a peek into politicians' playbooks, and very little was surprising - or really inspiring. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter doesn't want... more »
  • Vitter Has Picked Up A Challenger

    July 9, 2010 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter has picked up a little-known Republican challenger who will force the incumbent senator into an August party primary election. Nick Accardo, a Republican doctor from Franklin, signed up for the race Friday. His entry means Vitter will have to win the... more »
  • ACLU Filed A Federal Lawsuit Against LA Jail Claiming Prisoner Cruelty

    July 8, 2010 3:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana jail routinely humiliates suicidal prisoners by forcing them to wear skimpy shorts that say "Hot Stuff" on the rear and confines them in tiny "squirrel cages" for weeks at a time, a civil liberties group said Thursday. In an open letter to St. Tammany... more »
  • Here's A Look At Races People Are Qualifying In

    July 7, 2010 6:50 PM

    Here's a look at races people are qualifying in: Parish of Lafayette SCHOOL BOARD D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, D6, D7,D8,D9 Mayor Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville Duson Chief of Police Broussard Carencro Scott Youngsville Councilman at Large Scott Brousard Alderman... more »
  • Alleged 2004 Sexual Assault Of A Middle School Student- LPSS Not Responsible

    July 7, 2010 2:00 PM

    The Louisiana Supreme Court says the Lafayette Parish School Board is "not" responsible for the alleged 2004 sexual assault of a middle school student. That's a reversal of last year's court of appeal ruling. The initial lawsuit said....the girl was walking home from an after school behavior clinic when she... more »
  • Cleanup For The Spill Has Been Landlocked For More Than A Week

    July 5, 2010 4:27 PM

    PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. (AP) - Across a wide stretch of the Gulf of Mexico, the cleanup of the region's worst-ever oil spill has been essentially landlocked for more than a week, leaving skimmers stuck close to shore. Last week, the faraway Hurricane Alex idled the skimming fleet off Alabama, Florida... more »

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