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  • Band Life Better than a Solo Career

    December 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Is rock and roll hazardous to your health? A new study indicates it might be - for those who play it. The academic study finds that rock and pop musicians are more likely to die prematurely than the general population. The researchers from Liverpool, England looked at... more »
  • Better fire rating for Bayou Boeuf

    May 16, 2012 9:13 AM

    BAYOU BOEUF, La. (AP) - Some property owners in Bayou Boeuf may be seeing a drop in their property insurance costs. The Courier reports that the Bayou Boeuf Volunteer Fire Department's rating has improved. The department got a 10, the lowest rating possible after an audit in 2008, but the... more »
  • Layaway Makes Big Comeback for Holidays

    December 8, 2011 11:30 PM

    Layaway used to be something your parents or maybe your grandparents used, but thanks to the economic downturn this shopping trend is back and taking hold in Acadiana. It might seem old fashioned, in fact many stores haven't even offered the layaway for over 20 years. But as families... more »
  • Old, but Common Scam Hits Acadiana

    January 16, 2011 12:25 AM

    An old but common scam is hitting Acadiana...KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with one of the victims and has tips on how to protect yourself and your pocket book. "I felt violated." Ashley foster is a victim of the latest scam to hit Acadiana. Officials with the Lafayette Sheriff's... more »
  • Gay community sends video message: It gets better

    October 7, 2010 9:52 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - David Valdes Greenwood was 15 when he climbed to the highest arch of a bridge in his small Maine town and got ready to jump. It was 1982. He was distraught over a pastor's Sodom and Gomorrah sermon that his homosexuality would bring God's wrath down... 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 »
  • Louisiana Crops Looking Better This Year

    September 7, 2010 8:51 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana farmers are well ahead of where they were at this time last year, but Rapides Parish County Agent Matt Martin said it's too early to tell how farmers will fare when harvests are complete. Figures from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistics Service... 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.
  • Sick Dolphin Rescued in Good Shape and Getting Better

    August 16, 2010 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Program says a sick dolphin rescued from the Gulf of Mexico in June is now in good shape and getting even better. Audubon Aquarium spokeswoman Meghan Calhoun says the 7-foot-9-inch male weighed 232 pounds when it stranded June... more »
  • Sensors Deployed to Better Track Oil Spill in Gulf

    June 13, 2010 4:19 PM

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) - Undersea sensors were deployed to a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday in an effort to better track the amount of oil gushing into the sea as pressure mounted on BP to create special accounts that would set aside billions of dollars to... more »
  • BBB Explains New Credit Card Regulations

    February 23, 2010 11:45 AM

    Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
  • H1N1 Flu - Swine Flu Scams

    October 22, 2009 11:44 AM

    Swine flu has been in the news BIG TIME and that means swindlers/crooks are looking to prey on the concerned. Any period of upheaval and concern offers a chance for scammers to capitalize on fear. Here are a few swine flu scams that are currently in circulation. Swine Flu... more »

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