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  • Sickness a Possibility from Staying on Carnival Triumph

    February 14, 2013 6:49 PM

    Passengers on the Carnival Triumph are in close quarters and with reports of sewage issues and deteriorating conditions on board, the threat of illness is a strong possibility. For nearly four days, passengers have experienced what they say are miserable conditions. Lafayette Doctor Indria Gautam says one of the... more »
  • Notre Dame High Students Stranded at Sea

    February 13, 2013 9:27 PM

    A group of Notre Dame parents in Crowley are set to leave in a few hours to pick up their children in Mobile, Alabama Thursday. Despite the chaos, the students' parents know their kids are strong. "Can you hear me momma, can you hear me? I want to... more »
  • Voting in Alabama, Mississippi could clarify race

    March 13, 2012 10:20 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Mitt Romney is working to seal his status as the Republican presidential front-runner with a thus-far-elusive victory in the Deep South. Closely fought primaries in Alabama and Louisiana offer the former Massachusetts governor a key opportunity in a region that has been slow to embrace him.... more »
  • Coast Guard Helicopter Crashes in Mobile Bay Alabama

    February 29, 2012 4:44 AM

    The U.S. Coast Guard says three people are missing and one person has been rescued after one of its helicopters crashed in Mobile Bay during a training mission. Spokeswoman Petty Officer 2nd Class Elizabeth Bordelon says an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crashed Tuesday evening near Point Clear, Ala. She says the... more »
  • LSU & Alabama Fans Outraged at Apparent Assault

    January 17, 2012 1:05 AM

    Fans from both LSU & Alabama are disgusted at a video that's surfaced online, showing the apparent sexual assault of an LSU fan by an Alabama fan. The video was shot in a Bourbon Street fast-food restaurant, reportedly after the BCS Championship game. It shows an Alabama fan exposing his... more »
  • House Divided for Big Game

    January 8, 2012 8:30 PM

    Around Acadiana when you hear that expression, you might think UL and LSU, but one family puts a different spin on it. When you think house divided you don't really think Alabama and LSU, but for one Lafayette family that's just the case. Gordon Broussard is an avid... more »
  • La. Lt. Gov. Dardenne issues golf challenge

    January 6, 2012 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is offering golfers in Alabama a chance to win free rounds of golf at Louisiana's Audubon Golf Trail courses if the Crimson Tide is victorious over LSU in the BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans. It's a twist on... more »
  • Mark Ingram has car accident in Huntsville, Ala.

    July 22, 2011 10:57 AM

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a car driven by Heisman trophy winner and former Alabama star running back Mark Ingram has collided with an 18-wheeler in Huntsville. Huntsville police told WHNT that both airbags deployed in Ingram's two-door Infinity. Police say neither Ingram nor his girlfriend, who was also... more »
  • Storm Victims Begin Moving into Ala. FEMA Trailers

    May 14, 2011 11:31 PM

    PHIL CAMPBELL, Ala. (AP) - The first families began moving Saturday into new white FEMA trailers set up for tornado victims on U.S. 43 in Franklin County, near the storm-ravaged towns of Phil Campbell and Hackleburg. Democratic state Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow of Red Bay said five families were moving... more »
  • Charlie Sheen tours tornado damage in Alabama

    May 2, 2011 10:45 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Actor Charlie Sheen says he is organizing a relief event for tornado victims in Alabama. After a tour of the decimated Alberta neighborhood in Tuscaloosa, Sheen told The Associated Press on Monday he was working with local officials to organize a benefit. He said a date... more »
  • Tornado Strikes While Lafayette Students on Field Trip

    May 1, 2011 2:02 PM

    As storms travelled through Alabama last week, also travelling in the state a group of middle school students from Lafayette. It was a field trip these student won't soon forget and a KATC exclusive as parents and students spoke only with us when they returned home. "It was... more »
  • Storms Kill 77 Around South, Including 61 in Alabama

    April 28, 2011 7:40 AM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A wave of tornado-spawning storms strafed the South on Wednesday, splintering buildings across hard-hit Alabama and killing at least 77 people in four states. Some 61 people died in Alabama alone, including 15 in Tuscaloosa when a massive tornado barreled through the area. Sections of the... more »
  • 3 More Storm Deaths in Ala.; 3-State Toll Now 13

    April 16, 2011 3:26 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama official says three adult family members have died when a tornado hit a home in central Alabama. Autauga County Chief Deputy Sheriff Joe Sedinger tells The Associated Press the three were killed late Friday night in the Boone's Chapel community of the county, about... more »
  • Several LSU players injured in Alabama Game

    November 9, 2010 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU coach Les Miles says strong safety Brandon Taylor could be a "long-term loss." Taylor suffered a foot injury Saturday and left to undergo an X-ray. Miles said left cornerback Morris Claiborne is day-to-day after taking a knee to the helmet, possibly resulting in a... more »
  • 'Beetlejuice' actor Glenn Shadix dies in Alabama

    September 7, 2010 9:44 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Glenn Shadix, the actor best remembered for his portrayal of a portly, pretentious designer in the comedy "Beetlejuice," has died. He was 58. Personal manager Juliet Green told The Associated Press that the Alabama native died in his Birmingham home Tuesday morning. Green did not immediately... more »
  • Candidate Faked Photo to Tout Saban Backing

    August 19, 2010 12:57 PM

    BESSEMER — A candidate for Bessemer mayor, Dorothy Davidson, used a fake photo of herself with Alabama coach Nick Saban and a false claim that Saban had endorsed her candidacy. When the fake photo came in question, Davidson at first claimed it was legitimate, then admitted it had been... more »
  • Alabama grand jury gets drug case against Russell

    August 11, 2010 8:52 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A judge sent the drug possession case against former Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell to a grand jury Wednesday despite testimony that the codeine drink found at Russell's home belonged to a longtime friend. District Judge Charles McKnight questioned the credibility of the testimony given by... more »
  • Increase In Tourism On Alabama Beaches

    July 16, 2010 6:54 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - It didn't even take a full day for Alabama beaches to see an increase in tourism after BP PLC said it capped the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. Rental lounge chairs were full outside of hotels and condominiums on the Alabama coast on... more »
  • Some Alabama Communities Canceling Fireworks Due To Oil

    July 2, 2010 4:06 PM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Fireworks displays have been canceled. White-sand beaches that should be crowded with sunbathers are instead dotted with cleanup workers, booms and sand-sifting equipment. Normally packed hotels are trying to fill rooms ahead of what is a crucial weekend for beach businesses. Across the oil-stained Gulf... more »
  • Waves From Hurricane Alex Damaged Alabama Steel Booms

    July 1, 2010 3:59 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Six-foot waves from Hurricane Alex have damaged a new, $4.6 million system meant to prevent oil from flowing into Perdido Bay. The structure is composed of more than 3,000 feet of long steel pipes that are strung together in Perdido Pass between dozens of pilings... more »
  • Oil Returns to Alabama Beaches

    June 23, 2010 8:21 PM

    ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) - Oil is again fouling coastal Alabama beaches. Scattered tar balls and blobs of weathered crude were again washing up on the sand from Orange Beach to Gulf Shores on Wednesday. The oil stained the tide and left the sand streaked brown up to the tide... more »
  • Buffett Plans Free Concert on Alabama Beach

    June 20, 2010 7:03 PM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - Jimmy Buffett and a few of his friends plan to give a free concert on the Alabama coast to show support for the Gulf region. Alabama tourism director Lee Sentell says show will be July 1 on the beach at Gulf Shores. Buffett's website says... more »
  • Alabama Gov. Wants All Harmed by Oil Spill Compensated

    June 13, 2010 3:35 PM

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says he wants everyone who has been harmed financially by the BP oil spill to be compensated. Riley was interviewed Sunday on Dauphin Island on CNN's "State of the Union." The show's anchor, Candy Crowley, asked who he wanted to receive... more »
  • Coast Guard Decisions to Remove Oil Barriers Angers Alabama Gov.

    June 2, 2010 3:34 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill. Riley says the Coast Guard wrongly decided to remove oil barriers from the Alabama and Mississippi coasts... more »
  • Oil Spill Shifts Summer Travel Plans to GA, SC

    May 14, 2010 2:24 PM

    Acadianians worry the oil spill will affect their travel plans this summer to the usual popular places like Gulf Shores and Destin, Florida. Many families tight on a budget waited until last minute to make plans, so travel agent Robbie Bush says he has seen a change from the... more »
  • Oiled Bird 1st to be Treated at Ala. Rescue Center

    May 14, 2010 9:41 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Bird rescue workers say a royal tern found on a Mississippi barrier island is the first oiled bird to be treated at a rescue center in Alabama. Jay Holcomb, spokesman for the rescue groups, says it was caught on Horn Island and brought Wednesday to... more »
  • Redneck Riviera

    May 7, 2010 10:02 AM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. - Confederate-flag bikinis. An entire festival focused on a fish-tossing contest. Countless nights ended at bars on beaches of pure white sand, the strains of local boy Jimmy Buffett's odes to drinking and sailing mixing with the surf. It's easy to see why generations of Southerners have... more »
  • Iberia Parish Company Debuts on Science Channel

    October 16, 2009 9:58 AM

    A Loreauville business is taking center stage on the Science Channel. Berard Transportation will be featured on a new show called Heavy Metal Taskforce. It airs at tonight (Friday, October 16) at nine. The Iberia Parish company specializes in moving extremely heavy objects. For the show workers transport a 13-hundred-ton... more »
  • Chick-Fil-A Sandwich Giveaway

    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 »

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