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  • Allen audit shows finances sound

    August 10, 2014 2:03 PM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - An annual audit of the Allen Parish Police Jury shows government to be in good financial standing with little debt and a slight deficit. The American Press reports the audit was conducted by Tim Gates of the Sulphur firm Stutzman and Gates and was released Aug.... more »
  • Trial date set for Allen school board member

    April 4, 2012 10:57 AM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - A July 16 trial date has been set for an Allen Parish School Board member accused of stealing more than $2,100 from an area casino where he worked. The American Press reports 46-year-old Keith Welch of Oakdale pleaded not guilty last April. He was arrested on... more »
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • High Water Closing Port Allen Lock at Night

    May 19, 2011 5:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is limiting the Port Allen Lock to daylight use, since the waterway to which it links is closed because of high water. The lock links the Mississippi River to a north-south shortcut to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway's Alternate Route runs... more »
  • Man Arrested for Online Solicitation of a Minor in Lafayette

    January 5, 2011 7:11 PM

    Today, detectives with the Lafayette field office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation arrested a Baton Rouge man for several charges involving indecent behavior with a juvenile. Yesterday, while working undercover in various on-line chat rooms, troopers posing as a 14-year-old girl say they were contacted by... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in collision with cane truck

    October 22, 2010 9:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a sport utility vehicle collided with a sugar cane truck on La. Highway 413, leaving one man dead and another injured. Troopers say 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was southbound Thursday when his vehicle crossed the highway's center line and struck the northbound cane... more »
  • Allen Says Nation Needs to Change Law to Better Handle Oil Spills

    September 30, 2010 3:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the nation needs to change the law to better handle major oil spills in the future. Allen spoke Thursday in New Orleans, one day before the end of his mission overseeing the response to the BP PLC oil spill.... more »
  • Port Allen mayor, police chief indicted

    September 1, 2010 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Port Allen's mayor and police chief have been indicted on federal racketeering charges for allegedly taking bribes from businesspeople. The charges against Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Frederick Smith in Wednesday's 22-count indictment include violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, mail fraud... more »
  • Allen on Being Fired: "I think it's definitely political."

    August 20, 2010 11:32 PM

    After 6 years serving as a prosecutor for the City of Lafayette, Marcus Allen was fired Friday after being charged for simple battery. It all supposedly stems from an alleged altercation at the courthouse last October with a bail bondsman, but Allen has other suspicions. "I think it's definitely political,... more »
  • Update: Marcus Allen No Longer City Prosecutor

    August 20, 2010 6:24 PM

    A Lafayette city prosecutor is out of a job tonight. He says he was asked to resign, but when he didn't, he was fired. Marcus Allen tells us this all stems from a charge of simple battery that was brought against him last month. Allen has been a prosecutor... more »
  • City Prosecutor Marcus Allen Fired

    August 20, 2010 1:42 PM

    City Prosecutor Marcus Allen has been fired after refusing to resign from his position. He says it stems from an incident with a bail bondsman in October of last year. A bondsman is accusing Allen of simple battery, which is a charge Allen denies. More on this story tonight at... more »
  • Thad Allen Will No Longer Give Timeline Plugging Well

    August 18, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man on the Gulf oil spill said Wednesday he is no longer giving a timeline for completing the final stages of plugging BP's runaway well. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen told reporters that he will give the order to complete the so-called... more »
  • Thad Allen Starts to Finalize His Plans For Leaving Post

    August 11, 2010 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's point man on the oil spill in the Gulf is starting to finalize his plans for leaving the post. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Wednesday he wants to get several things done before he leaves and hopes to turn the job... more »
  • Port Allen Police Capture Escapee

    August 2, 2010 7:00 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A man who escaped custody Saturday while being escorted to a Port Allen Police Department patrol unit was caught Sunday. Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith said that 21-year-old Darryl Pierre was captured shortly after he entered an unlocked home. Smith said the people inside... more »
  • Admiral Thad Allen Comments on Capped Well

    July 15, 2010 6:29 PM

    Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander: "We're encouraged by this development, but this isn't over. Over the next several hours we will continue to collect data and work with the federal science team to analyze this information and perform additional seismic mapping runs in the hopes of gaining a better... more »
  • Coast Guard Adm. Allen in Hot Seat Over Oil Spill

    June 11, 2010 2:20 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The oil spoiling the teeming marshes and white-sand beaches of the Gulf Coast is also threatening the pristine image of the burly, take-charge leader who has become the federal government's go-to guy in a disaster. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, one of the few federal officials whose... more »
  • Lafayette Authorities Search For Helen Street Suspect

    December 7, 2009 5:48 PM

    The Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force has identified the previously unidentified subject who is wanted in connection with the Lafayette Police Department Operation on Helen st. He has been identified as John Allen Trahan. Mr. Trahan is wanted on two counts of Distribution of crack cocaine. Anyone with information... more »
  • Show Me the Money Winner: November 6, 2009

    November 7, 2009 10:02 AM

    Congratulations to Michelle Allen of Jeanerette. Michelle is the winner of KATC's $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for Friday, November 6, 2009. Keep watching each night at 10pm to see if your the next winner!
  • Allen Parish police jurors vote to cut jobs

    October 27, 2009 1:58 PM

    OBERLIN, La. (AP) - The Allen Parish Police Jury has voted to eliminate 10 road crew positions and cut funds to various agencies in a bid to save the parish more than $550,000 through 2010. Jury President Sonny Weatherford said on Monday the cannot operate without a balanced budget. Parish... more »

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