November 18, 2012 11:55 PM
Search efforts are ramping up for the remaining missing worker of the oil platform fire Friday morning. Black Elk Energy released a statement Sunday night, saying it has now hired a total of three commercial dive boats and started a beach search with Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Department.
The company... more »
February 13, 2012 10:44 AM
MANSURA, La. (AP) - State police say a car hit and killed a pedestrian wearing black when he walked into Louisiana Highway 115 near Hessmer in Avoyelles Parish. The driver was not cited, but the accident is still being investigated. Trooper Scott Moreau says 76-year-old Wilbert J. Ducote of Mansura... more »
October 13, 2011 7:14 PM
There's a new neighbor in Lydia, just outside New Iberia, and it's 300 lb black bear. Several residents on Coulee Road said they've actually seen the bear, and they definitely know when it's paid a visit to their house.
They get into garbage cans, hang out in car ports... more »
July 4, 2011 10:16 AM
MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The city returned to a surplus in 2010 after registering deficits in 2008 and 2009, an audit of Morgan City's finances shows. The Daily Review reported the city achieved a surplus of $770,000 in 2010 after deficits of $3.2 million in 2008 and $2.2 million... more »
March 30, 2011 11:33 PM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a black bear shooting involving Carencro Police that happened last Tuesday.
"I honestly thought they were having a shoot out with another person because there was at least 10 to 15 shots fired," said Mary Brinkley, who lives in the... more »
February 14, 2011 9:31 PM
A black bear could till be roaming the streets of Lafayette. Since Thursday night, when the bear was first spotted at Dulles and Ambassador Caffrey, Lafayete Police have received at least a dozen calls concerning a black bear sighting.
"He has a direction in mind where he wants to... more »
December 26, 2010 11:47 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Blacks made up nearly two-thirds of the Democrats removed from Louisiana's voter rolls because they hadn't voted in at least two years. State election officials tell The Advocate it's a result of Hurricane Katrina's displacement of people from heavily Democratic and black New Orleans. After... more »
November 11, 2010 10:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The nation's first black attorney general has visited New Orleans to pay tribute to the Louisiana Supreme Court's first black justice. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Thursday at Dillard University's dedication of a mock trial center named after Justice Revius Ortique Jr., who died in 2008... more »
September 21, 2010 12:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first-ever scientific count shows Louisiana's largest black bear concentration, in a northeastern refuge, had about 300 animals in 2008. State biologist Mike Hooker, who recently completed analysis of data collected from 2006-08, said nearly 50 sows and about 100 cubs were moved from the area... more »
September 14, 2010 7:15 PM
A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista.
Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away.
It's something you'll only find on KATC.com: video... more »
August 27, 2010 9:42 PM
SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - The role of black Civil War troops in gaining the freedom of black Americans was pushed to a distant corner of the national memory for decades. But the little-known story of the more than 200,000 blacks who served in the Union forces is one that... more »
August 24, 2010 10:51 AM
WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., will speak at the Fairness Now for Black Farmers Summit in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, August 24, at 1 p.m.The summit will be hosted by the National Black Farmers Association.
Sen. Landrieu will join the National Black Farmers Association in... more »
July 6, 2010 7:07 AM
JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say two Catahoula Parish fishermen apparently drowned in the Black River. Concordia Parish Sheriff Randy Maxwell tells The Natchez Democrat that the bodies of bodies of Kevin Posey and Michael Mason were recovered Sunday morning. Maxwell said the two men, both of whom were 46,... more »
June 21, 2010 8:10 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has reversed a lower court's decision to grant a new trial to a former member of the Black Panther Party who was convicted of murdering a Louisiana prison guard. U.S. District Judge James Brady had ruled in 2008 that Albert Woodfox's defense... more »
May 12, 2010 1:02 PM
MONROE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana black bear that strayed into human territory one time too many is now in the Monroe Zoo. Police and the state wildlife agents caught the 350-pound, 5-year-old animal Tuesday in woods within a mile of a major highway through Lafayette. Maria Davidson, large carnivore... more »
April 16, 2010 12:51 PM
Bayou Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival Committee are hosting the Teche Black Bear and Birding Festival in Franklin, La. The festival is set to promote the education of the LA Black Bear and migrant birds not to mention promote family.The event is an all day event that will take... more »
April 8, 2010 11:39 AM
Members of the new black panther party say they will not protest outside American Legion Hospital in Jennings .
Activists say a black man was fired after he was accused of sexually harassing a white female.
Now, they say they will protest the Jennings company who fired that... more »
March 26, 2010 12:22 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's black state lawmakers say they are "appalled" by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's decision to join the lawsuit against the federal government over the newly passed health care overhaul. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus issued a statement Friday calling the lawsuit frivolous and saying it... more »
February 26, 2010 4:39 PM
Mardi Gras is over but barricades are up again in Lafayette.
A black history month parade is set for 2pm Sunday on Willow Street.
The parade starts at Willow and the Evangeline Thruway. It rolls down Willow and wraps up at Truevine Ministries.
January 25, 2010 1:28 PM
The "Black and Gold" flu is going around the state. There's a good chance the Saints Fever hit some in your workplace hard! Tell us, how did you get out of work today? We could air your "excuses" in our 10:00 report tonight!
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November 27, 2009 1:48 PM
United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »
November 25, 2009 7:45 PM
It's the day most retailers and consumers dream of, Black Friday. Jamie Delaughter is not one of those consumers, he was out getting his shopping done Wednesday afternoon, hoping to avoid the crowds. "I mean getting up early to try and get any kind of deal that you actually want,... more »
November 25, 2009 12:56 PM
Members of the Lafayette Chapter of National Hook-up of Black Women visited two residents in the Moss Street Housing Development to distribute Thanksgiving Basket filled with many Thanksgiving favorites.
The first picture is of Desiree Hardy and her 3 girls and 1 grandchild. The second is of Twanna Livings... more »
November 19, 2009 12:38 PM
Victims Robbed Walking to Vehicle
On November 19, 2009, at approximately 12:30 am, two victims were leaving the McKinley Street area and walking to their parked car on Taft Street when they were approached by a black male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victim's valuables.... more »
November 18, 2009 9:34 AM
Walmart Serves Up a Week of Early Savings with Prices Like The Day-After-Thanksgiving Retailer Offers Deep Price Reductions Starting This Weekend on Select Toys, Vizio HDTV and a $40 Gift Card with Select "Hero" Gaming Packages
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Nov. 17, 2009) - Focused on bringing families tremendous savings this... more »
October 28, 2009 6:20 PM
People living at Ridgeview Apartments in Broussard say the apartments are making them sick.
Ridgeview resident Lela Mark says she really believes mold is in all of the apartments.
Mark blames her upper respiratory problems on what she believes is mold growing in in the complex.
"It's... more »
September 26, 2009 3:03 AM
According to State Police, the hunt for Jonathan Latham has ended in a shoot-out.
The 34-year-old was shot at a home near Breaux Bridge late Friday, following attacks in Iberia and Vermilion parishes.
State Police spokesman Sgt. David Anderson said St. Martin Parish deputies went to the home... more »
September 25, 2009 10:57 AM
Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a 911 call at 6:52am on Fremin Road from an 11-year-old girl who told Deputies that her grandfather was dead. When Deputies arrived they found the brown honda in the driveway that had been stolen from the Thursday night case in Vermilion Parish and discovered... more »
September 24, 2009 8:09 AM
State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »