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  • Man convicted of rape gets 35 years behind bars

    February 5, 2014 8:23 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Authorities say a man convicted of rape has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for the March robbery and attack of a Raceland woman. Lafourche District Attorney Cam Morvant II says 18-year-old Devon Richard, of Raceland, is one of three men accused in the March... more »
  • Lafayette Bars Go Smoke-Free for a Night; Could Change be in the Air?

    November 14, 2012 11:17 PM

    A smoking ban in Lafayette bars and gaming facilities was brought up again Wednesday night, but it wasn't at a council meeting, but rather at the bars themselves. The advocacy group, "Let's Be Totally Clear" sponsored a smoke-free event in downtown Lafayette Wednesday night. It coincides with The Great... more »
  • Councilman to Hold Public Forum on Smoke-Free Bars

    April 9, 2012 7:09 PM

    A program to recognize Lafayette bars for becoming smoke-free didn't get much recognition itself. With no bars voluntarily agreeing to make the transition, the question is being raised: should smoking in bars be a choice or not? "I was hoping that the industry would quote unquote fix itself and... more »
  • Meetings proposed to discuss smoking-free bars

    April 9, 2012 8:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette city-parish program to publicly commend bars that go smoke-free has attracted no interest, prompting the councilman who proposed it to consider town hall meetings on the issue. The Advocate reports Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux proposed the recognition program about a month ago after hearing from... more »
  • $7B swindle may keep Stanford behind bars for life

    March 7, 2012 6:00 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford spent more than 20 years charming investors, who handed him billions of dollars they had spent their lives accumulating through hard work and saving. Stanford promised them safe investments that would help fulfill their dreams of being able to retire comfortably or... more »
  • Bars Not Forced to Pay Police Tax, But Patrols Stay the Same

    January 17, 2012 11:26 PM

    Seven downtown bars appealed hefty liquor license suspensions at Tuesday night's Lafayette City-Parish council meeting. B.E.D., Bootleggers, Rabbit Hole, Karma, Guamas and Shakers are all facing one year suspensions and Nite Town facing a three day suspension, after the bars failed to pay a controversial security tax. But Tuesday... more »
  • Downtown Bars Appeal Liquor License Suspensions

    January 17, 2012 4:33 PM

    Seven Lafayette bars in the downtown area are appealing hefty liquor license suspensions at tonight's Lafayette Consolidated Government Meeting. The suspensions come after the bars failed to pay a controversial tax, specially levied against them to pay for downtown police detail. Coming up at 5 & 6, KATC's Maddie will... more »
  • Restaurants, Bars and Businesses Prep for NYE

    December 30, 2011 10:54 PM

    Many restaurants, bars and businesses are banking on big celebrations this New Year's Eve weekend. And whether you're going out or staying in, there's bound to be some prep work. For restaurants and bars, the New Year means more party-goers, more drinks and more work getting ready. "Disco... more »
  • Downtown Bars Re-File Lawsuit Against LCG

    December 22, 2011 11:09 PM

    In a tie vote this week, Lafayette Consolidated Government shot down the proposal to end the downtown bar levy. But some bar owners aren't giving up their fight against the levy, and are re-filing a lawsuit in federal court. As David Lawson gets ready to open his bar on... more »
  • Senate Rejects Smoking Ban For Louisiana Bars

    June 2, 2011 9:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bid to ban smoking in Louisiana bars has again failed to win support in the state Legislature. Senators voted 22-15 Wednesday against the proposal by Sen. Rob Marionneaux, a Democrat who has repeatedly pushed the smoking ban. Louisiana prohibits smoking in restaurants, public places,... more »
  • "Go-Cups" Gone

    November 3, 2010 8:23 PM

    Taking your alcoholic drinks "to-go" will soon be a thing of the past in parts of Lafayette. The City Parish Council passed the so called "Go-Cup" ordinance late last night, after about three hours of debate. But, now some residents are questioning the details of the ordinance. KATC brought your... more »
  • Frozen fruit bars recalled after typhoid outbreak

    August 26, 2010 9:22 PM

    SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) - Fruiti Pops, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs has recalled its mamey frozen f: "There is a of a possible link to a rare U.S. outbreak of typhoid fever. The company said Thursday that the fruit bars were distributed in California, Arizona and Texas since... more »
  • Smoking Ban Snuffed Out

    May 25, 2010 1:12 PM

    Smoking will continue in bars and casinos. Did lawmakers make the right decision? RANT to Hoyt at We could air your opinions tonight BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Senate-backed attempt to ban smoking in Louisiana bars and casinos has been snuffed out. The... more »
  • Broussard Bars To Open For The Super Bowl

    February 1, 2010 5:47 PM

    Officials in Broussard are showing their support for the home team Sunday. Bars there are normally closed on Sunday, but they will be open eight hours for the game. The hours for these businesses are from 2-30 to 10-30.
  • Bars, Police and City Officials Meet

    December 8, 2009 12:02 AM

    D owntown bar owners in L afayette are processing why they have to pay more for security. I n M arch , the C ity- P arish C ouncil approved an ordinance requiring bar owners to pay a monthly fee for extra police patrols. B ars are paying approximately... more »
  • UPDATE: Wanted Vermilion Man Behind Bars

    November 10, 2009 6:36 PM

    An update now on a story we told you about on Monday. Jordan Huntsberry is now behind bars in Vermillion Parish after turning himself over to police. According to Kaplan Police, Huntsberry was wanted for the murder of Kevin Robinson. Another suspect, Romondo Brown, is already in custody. The case... more »
  • Police Target Underage Alcohol Sales

    October 9, 2009 2:57 PM

    On October 8, 2009, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Lafayette Police Department's Youth Services Section conducted an operation within the City of Lafayette targeting alcohol sales to those persons under the age of 21 at convenient stores and bars. During the course of the operation a total of 20 stores... more »

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