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  • Storm Damage in Port Barre

    April 4, 2011 11:43 PM

    Reports of a possible tornado and storm damage in Port Barre on Monday at King's Truck Stop on Highway 190. Employees at the truck stop said a gazebo that had been there for five years and made it through two hurricanes was completely destroyed by Monday's storm. A fence... more »
  • Broken Gas Line at Port Barre Truckstop

    January 3, 2011 4:57 PM

    Atmos Energy is repairing a broken gas line at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre. Workers there say a woman ran into the gas meter this morning. They anticipate having the gas station open within the next hour.
  • Vigil in Memory of Girl and Support of Victims

    December 10, 2010 11:28 PM

    A second vigil was held in Port Barre Friday night, this one in remembrance of the little girl who died in the bus crash and to offer support to the children still recovering. KATC's Maddie Garrett shows us how this small community is coping. At 7:00 in the court yard... more »
  • Owners of Tractor Trailer that Hit School Bus Apologize to Parents

    December 7, 2010 11:59 PM

    Owners of the tractor trailer that rear-ended a school bus last week in St. Landry Parish met with parents of the crash victims Tuesday night at Port Barre Elementary School. Representatives with J.B. Hunt dodged our cameras and our questions as they left the closed-door meeting, but St. Landry Parish... more »
  • Truck Company Meeting With Port Barre Residents

    December 7, 2010 7:24 PM

    Right now representatives with J.B. Hunt are at Port Barre Elementary meeting with parents and faculty from the school. J.B. Hunt is the company that owns the truck involved in that fatal bus crash on Friday. KATC Jim Hummel is there and will have the latest from St. Landry Parish... more »
  • Update: Fatal Bus Crash in St. Landry Parish

    December 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Update from Lafayette General Hopspital: 15 year old Colby Richard is in critical, but stable condition. He underwent a second surgery for his legs this morning. His parents want to thank the community for their support and prayers. A fund has been set up for Colby at American Bank and... more »
  • Vigil Held for Victims of School Bus Crash

    December 3, 2010 11:58 PM

    About 100 people gathered in Port Barre Friday night to pray for the victims of a crash involving a St. Landry Parish school bus. A rosary was said for two of the children who are still in critical condition; identified at the vigil as 5 year old Karen Stoute and... more »
  • Port Barre High School Students Arrested For Pot

    September 22, 2010 6:15 PM

    On September 21, 2010, Port Barre Police arrested two Port Barre High School students on drug charges. The arrests resulted from a tip the School Resource Officer, Mike Clark, received from an anonymous source. Officer Clark conducted an investigation and uncovered Marijuana on Daryn Pryor 17 years of age... more »
  • Port Barre Boil Water Advisory

    July 13, 2010 2:51 PM

    The TOWN OF PORT BARRE has restored pressure within the water supply system above the minimum required level established by the Louisiana Administrative Code - Sanitary Code. Water samples collected by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health have been... more »
  • Port Barre Boil Water Advisory

    July 9, 2010 7:23 PM

    Press Release: "The Town of Port Barre has experienced a line break in the water supply system which caused a loss in pressure in the distribution system. Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore,... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: February 12, 2010

    February 12, 2010 10:52 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 12, 2010. Jude David Reed, age 28, 146 Patty St., Lawtell, La., charged with 2 counts of attempted second degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, and felon possession of a firearm. Lee A. Dupre, age... more »
  • Lafayette Woman Arrested on Drug Charges

    January 21, 2010 11:40 AM

    Press release from Port Barre Police Department: On January 18th 2010 at approximately 11:00 pm officers with the Port Barre police department were conducting routine property checks for the businesses on us 190 when they observed a blue Chevy truck with the running lamps on parked on the west... more »
  • It's always gumbo weather for Rita Fontenot

    November 24, 2009 3:09 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - They say truckers know where the really good food is. And at least one truckstop gumbo is a definite winner. The chicken and sausage gumbo that Rita Fontenot simmers at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre was named tops in its category at the Soiree Royale... more »
  • Show Me the Money Winner: October 30, 2009

    November 2, 2009 8:40 AM

    Congratulation's to CECIL ANTIE of Port Barre. Cecil is the winner of the $300 gift card given away on Friday, October 30, 2009. Tune in to KATC's late edition every weeknight as we announce another winner.

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