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  • Bridge over canal in Houma will close

    November 8, 2014 2:35 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Transportation authorities in Terrebonne Parish say the South Van Avenue Bridge over the Houma Navigation Canal Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic for periods over the next month. The Courier reports the bridge is expected to be closed from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. Vehicle traffic... more »
  • 2 killed when hit by train on bridge, boy survives

    June 29, 2014 10:44 PM

    CHILHOWIE, Va. (AP) - A man and a girl were hit by a train and killed Sunday while fishing from a railroad bridge, and a boy who was with them survived by dropping roughly 30 feet to the ground below, officials said. The Norfolk Southern train was traveling near Chilhowie... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Negligent Homicide After Car Travels Over Side of Bridge

    June 14, 2014 4:27 PM

    Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A are investigating a fatal crash on I-10 which claimed the life of a Florida woman after the vehicle she was riding in traveled over the side of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. At 8:12 p.m. June 13, 24 year old Lois Rudd of... more »
  • Repairs planned for New Orleans bridge

    March 23, 2014 1:52 PM

  • Iberville bridge closed after barge accident

    March 4, 2014 10:59 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - State highway officials have closed the La. Highway 77 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway after a barge slammed into the bridge over the weekend. Rodney Mallett with Department of Transportation and Development tells The Advocate there is no timeline to reopen the bridge. He says... more »
  • Schriever bridge to close until Sunday

    February 4, 2014 6:03 AM

    SCHRIEVER, La. (AP) - Authorities in Terrebonne Parish say the St. Bridget Church Bridge that crosses Bayou Terrebonne will be closed beginning Wednesday while workers repair an adjacent water line. The Courier reports the bridge will close at 6 a.m. and is expected to remain closed until Sunday. The work... more »
  • Youngsville Asks LCG to Repair Bridge

    July 24, 2012 11:35 PM

    The City of Youngsville made an unusual request to Lafayette Consolidated Government Tuesday night. Mayor Wilson Viator wrote the council a letter, asking LCG to pay for repairs on one of Youngsville's bridges. The mayor said the city doesn't have the money for the bridge project; this comes at a... more »
  • Mickey's Bike Found, Search Expands to Atchafalaya Basin for Clues

    May 27, 2012 10:58 PM

    A big development in the Mickey Shunick case with Lafayette Police confirming to KATC Sunday that they found Mickey's bicycle. It was found 30 miles away from where Mickey was last seen, beneath the Whiskey Bay I-10 bridge, at exit 127 in Iberville Parish. Investigators spent much of the day... more »
  • Church Helps Breaux Bridge Fire Victims

    May 15, 2012 7:02 PM

    A Lafayette church is stepping up to the plate to help a Breaux Bridge family rebuild after they lost everything in a fire. "I opened that door and the fire shot out after me you know." Preston Tebow and his family have lived on Mim Callier road for... more »
  • Bridge work to start in Winn Parish

    April 9, 2012 8:23 AM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Work is scheduled to begin Monday to replace the southbound U.S. Highway 167 bridge crossing the Dugdemona River in Winn Parish. TheTown Talk reports the bridge is about two miles north of Winnfield. Traffic will be detoured onto the northbound bridge of U.S. Highway 167 during... more »
  • Estherwood Pontoon Bridge Open

    March 26, 2012 10:59 AM

    La.91, Estherwood Pontoon Bridge in Acadia Parish is now open to the motoring public.
  • Replacing Bridge Railing's Crossed Pistols

    January 28, 2012 4:04 PM

    About 50 pairs of cast-iron crossed pistols that used to decorate the Interstate 10 bridge over the Calcasieu River are under lock and key in Lake Charles. They're damaged and are being replaced. But Steve Jiles district administrator for the Louisiana transportation department says that there's a lot of interest... more »
  • Industrial Canal bridge closing for repairs

    January 23, 2012 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Florida Avenue Bridge over the Industrial Canal in New Orleans will be closed for repairs much of the day on Wednesday. Officials of the Port of New Orleans said vehicle traffic will be prohibited between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Marine and rail traffic is... more »
  • Bayou Tortue Road bridge closed

    January 17, 2012 9:38 AM

    Tom Carroll, Director of the Public Works Department, announced today Bayou Tortue Road bridge between N. Girouard Rd and La Flamme Rd will be closed beginning Wednesday, January 18, 2012 for approximately 6 months. Gray Construction will be working on the bridge replacement. A detour route will be provided.... more »
  • Complete closure of bridge this weekend

    January 12, 2012 10:41 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - The Hale Boggs Bridge in Luling will be closed this weekend. The bridge on Interstate 310 will be completely closed to move equipment to the west bank side of the bridge, for the continuation of a cable replacement project. Construction crews will be moving heavy equipment.... more »
  • I-10 Westbound closure tonight in LC

    January 3, 2012 4:26 PM

    Lake Charles Police advise motorists that the I-10 WEST Bound side of the Calcasieu River Bridge will be CLOSED to ALL traffic tonight from 9pm-5am. Motorists should use I-210 during this time.
  • Lafayette's Ayreshire Bridge Set to Re-Open

    November 10, 2011 12:34 AM

    It's been closed for five months, but come Friday afternoon the Ayreshire Drive bridge will re-open to the 15,000 drivers that cross the bridge everyday. "The contractor has built this bridge in five months, and he's actually ahead of schedule," said the LCG Director of Public Works, Tom Carroll.... more »
  • Barge hits New Orleans bridge

    October 27, 2011 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Chef Menteur Pass bridge in New Orleans is closed after a barge hit the structure Wednesday. The Coast Guard says a cement barge being towed by the Shannan C and Portier I struck the bridge about 11:15 a.m. The accident has closed the waterway indefinitely... more »
  • Atchafalya Bridge has Second Name

    October 2, 2011 1:39 PM

    Some call it the Long Bridge, the Basin Bridge, or the Almost Home Bridge. We're talking of course about the bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin, KATC'S Chris Welty found out what the bridges name really is. Everyday, thousands of cars drive the 18 and a half miles over the... more »
  • Bridge Closed Due to Fatal Accident

    September 10, 2011 12:16 AM

    The Atchafalya Basin Bridge West Bound is closed at this time due to a fatal accident at mile marker 132. Louisiana State Police is on scene and say at least two cars are involved in the crash and it is unknown if there are any other injuries. Troopers... more »
  • State to Restripe I-10 Bridge Exit

    September 9, 2011 8:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State officials say workers next week will revamp a controversial exit route off the new Mississippi River Bridge. The current setup requires westbound traffic on the bridge headed for La. 1 to use the right "exit only" lane. The change will return traffic patterns to... more »
  • US 190 Morganza Bridge Closures Headache for Drivers

    August 14, 2011 8:20 PM

    More headaches for drivers on U.S. 190 with road closures on the Morganza Floodway bridge taking place the next several weekends. This was the first weekend of construction, and already drivers are talking about the inconvenience. "My wife's going to beat me home now, I'll be in trouble," said... more »
  • Feds set aside offshore money for bridge, road

    July 7, 2011 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Iberia and Cameron parishes have been given $532,000 in federal offshore drilling funds to replace a bridge for the Port of Iberia and repair an industrial road. The money is coming from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, a fund set up by the Energy Policy Act... more »
  • Bridge Expected To Be OK For Cars This Weekend

    June 2, 2011 10:46 AM

    JEAN LAFITTE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish officials say the state transportation department expects to reopen a bridge at the town of Jean Lafitte to vehicles this weekend - though it will remain closed to marine traffic. In the meantime, there will be regular ferry service during the day, and... more »
  • Highway 31-16 Closure

    June 2, 2011 9:32 AM

  • Unique Tradition at Crawfish Festival

    May 8, 2011 12:06 AM

    Crawfish-lovers from all over are pouring into Breaux Bridge this weekend for the annual Crawfish Festival. KATC'S Chris Welty was there and gives us a closer look at one of the festivals unique traditions. Music, dancing, and of course good food. A similar scene at any festival, including the... more »
  • Update: Breaux Bridge Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    April 3, 2011 8:11 PM

    A Breaux Bridge woman was killed Sunday in a two vehicle crash on LA 352 (Henderson Levee Road) in Henderson. According to Louisiana State Police, 20 year old Ciera Lafleur was driving a motorcycle, negotiating a left curve, when she crossed the center line and struck a pickup truck head... more »
  • Milton Bridge Closing Again, This Time for 2 Months

    March 16, 2011 8:19 PM

    More major road construction is coming to Highway 92, with the Milton Bridge closing for over two months on Thursday. It's the third road construction project happening right now on the highway. "It's kind of like any place you want to pass on 92 right now to pretty much... more »
  • Milton Bridge Closure

    March 15, 2011 5:52 PM

    The Department of Transportation and Development will be closing the LA 92 Bridge over the Vermilion River in Milton, Louisiana in Lafayette Parish beginning Thursday, March 17, 2011, for approximately 10 weeks, weather permitting. The closure is needed to replace mechanical equipment on the bridge. Detour routes will be posted... more »
  • Lafayette bridge is being replaced

    March 15, 2011 6:12 AM

    In Lafayette the 100 block of Vincent Road will close today at 8:30am and remain closed for about the next three months. The bridge is being replaced. Detour routes will be posted.
  • Bridge closing in St. Landry Parish on Wednesday

    March 7, 2011 9:10 AM

    Drivers in St. Landry Parish are reminded that they might need to change their regular route. The Benny Pitre road bridge over drainage bayou is closing Wednesday for the next three months. Crews will be working to replace the bridge.
  • Franklin Man Survives After Vehicle Knocks Him Off Bridge

    February 4, 2011 7:24 PM

    A Franklin man, Christopher Newsom, is recovering tonight after a car knocked him off a bridge yesterday morning. His stepmother, Bonita Newsom, said "that is one of the worse things a parent can go through--not knowing the condition of their child." She said she was bracing herself for the worst,... more »
  • Bridge to Close for Five Months

    January 31, 2011 12:05 AM

    A portion of a busy road in Lafayette will be closed starting this week. The bridge on Eraste Landry, near Bertrand will be shut down for five months starting Monday. Crews will replace the bridge as part of a drainage improvement project. Detours will be posted.
  • Breaux Bridge Fatal Accident

    January 30, 2011 11:40 PM

    One person was killed in car crash in Breaux Bridge. It happened on East Bridge Street on the bridge at around six Sunday night. Police say the crash involved two vehicles, Chad Bourque, of Breaux Bridge was killed and two others were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.... more »
  • New police chief for NO bridge

    January 19, 2011 8:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Peter E. Maggiore has been hired as the chief of the Crescent City Connection police force. According to a Wednesday news release, Maggiore served as deputy chief for the bridge's police department since 2008. The bridge police are responsible for providing security and traffic management for... more »
  • Did You See That Fireball in the Sky?

    January 12, 2011 10:45 PM

    A streak of light that illuminated the skies above Acadiana Tuesday night had many curious viewers calling the KATC newsroom. "I just saw a white flash and then there was this big black circle of flame all the way around it with a tail," said Samantha Singletary who was... more »
  • Bridge blockade claims thrown out

    December 28, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out the remaining claims in a lawsuit that said police violated people's constitutional rights by firing warning shots to stop them from crossing a bridge to escape flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Having dismissed about 90 percent of the claims in September,... more »
  • Man Missing After Fall Off Calumet River Bridge

    December 21, 2010 5:48 PM

    Search and rescue teams are scouring the Calumet River looking for a man who's been missing since Monday night. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 22-year-old Lewis Mills of Georgia, LA, had fallen into the river just after 11:00 p.m. Monday. "When officers responded, it was learned that he... more »
  • Popular Breaux Bridge Cafe Files Suit

    November 27, 2010 11:51 PM

    In Breaux Bridge, a legal battle is brewing over a name. The popular "Cafe des Amis" has filed suit against a California company that apparently opened a restaurant by the same name out in California. In the suit, lawyers for the Breaux Bridge restaurant claim they've had the name... more »
  • Girl Dies Under Bridge In Acadia Parish

    October 11, 2010 7:33 PM

    A 15 year old girl died suddenly this weekend and her death is being investigated by the Acadia Sheriff's Office. Here's what we know: An ambulance was dispatched to the boat launch area underneath the bridge in Mermentau. The young victim was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead... more »
  • Early Morning Fire in Breaux Bridge

    October 10, 2010 12:26 AM

    Flames broke out just after 2 Saturday morning in the 700 block of Cormier Street in Breaux Bridge. According to reports, two separate residences were involved. Luckily no one was injured, but the cause is still under investigation.
  • Coast Guard searches for N.O. bridge jumper

    October 6, 2010 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard and New Orleans Harbor Police are searching the Mississippi River for a woman who reportedly jumped from the bridge connecting the river's east and west banks. The Coast Guard received a call just before 1 p.m. Wednesday from an off-duty Coast Guard... more »
  • Deputies Search for Kidnap and Battery Suspect

    October 5, 2010 6:24 PM

    The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a kidnapping and battery suspect. Brandon Anderson, 17, of Breaux Bridge is wanted for the kidnapping and beating of his girlfriend. Anderson is accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and beating her on a gravel road where police couldn't find them. He... more »
  • House Fire in Breaux Bridge Injures Two

    October 4, 2010 3:20 PM

    A house fire in Breaux Bridge injures two. A man and his one year old son were burned and flown to the Baton Rouge Burn Unit after a kitchen fire. Family members say the fire started as the man was cooking with oil on the stove. The two are said... more »
  • Former Police Who Helped Cover Up Deadly Bridge Shooting Sentenced To 3 Years

    September 22, 2010 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police detective who admitted he helped cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jeffrey Lehrmann, one of five former officers who have pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's... more »
  • Judge rules no rights violation in bridge blockade

    September 21, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon has ruled in favor of the police in the lawsuit alleging constitutional rights violations on the part of the Jefferson Parish police in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. WWL-TV reported Tuesday that Lemmon dismissed most of the claims against... more »
  • Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    September 20, 2010 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a New Orleans man was killed after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into the guardrail of the Judge Seeber Bridge over the Industrial Canal. John Gagliano, chief investigator at the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, says that 28-year-old Early Brooks died about 5 a.m. Saturday... more »
  • Bridge Repairs Close Chicot Boat Launches

    September 20, 2010 6:57 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - Chicot State Park is closing its three boat launches because the lake has been drawn down for routine inspections and repairs on the bridge over Walker's Cove. Sharon Broussard, spokeswoman for the state Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, says the launches are closing Monday... more »
  • Swing Bridge Near Loreauville is Officially Historic

    September 16, 2010 11:07 AM

    LOUREAUVILLE, La. (AP) - A one-lane swing bridge near Loreauville is officially historic. Members of the grass-roots group Save Vida Bridge recently got a certificate stating that the Vida Shaw bridge built in the 1930s is on the National Register of Historic Places. Member Danny David Jr. tells The Daily... more »
  • Robley Drive Bridge Open

    September 15, 2010 6:46 PM

    The Robley Drive Bridge has been a work in progress for over two years, but now the bridge is back in business. It was being rebuilt because it was considered unsafe for drivers. The Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Vermillion Police Jury and the Louisiana Department of Transportation all pitched... more »
  • Robley Bridge Opens At Lafayette/Vermilion Parish Line

    September 15, 2010 11:58 AM

    Lafayette, LA-- The bridge on Robley Drive at the Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish line opened yesterday. The bridge was closed over two years ago because of deteriorated support pilings, and funding was not immediately available to make the bridge safe. After further investigation, government officials determined that repairs were... more »
  • Judge won't delay sentencing in bridge shooting

    August 31, 2010 9:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge refused Tuesday to postpone a sentencing hearing for Jeffrey Lehrmann, a former New Orleans police detective who pleaded guilty to helping cover up a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina. Justice Department lawyers had asked U.S. District Judge Lance Africk to reconsider an... more »
  • Update: Person of Interest Being Questioned

    August 27, 2010 7:11 PM

    Update: The person of interest in this case is being questioned. So far, no charges have been filed. ----------------------------------- On August 27, 2010 the Breaux Bridge Police Department was called in reference to a wallet. The suspect in the pink shirt allegedly took the wallet from off of... more »
  • Bridge on Ambassador Caffery to Close Sunday

    August 24, 2010 11:39 AM

    Ambassador Caffery Parkway will be closed at the Vermilion River crossing on Sunday, August 29, 2010, for bridge inspection from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Motorists should use alternate routes.
  • DOTD Reminds Motorists Permanent Lane Adjustments to the I-10 Miss. River Bridge

    August 19, 2010 5:21 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds motorists that permanent lane adjustments to the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge went into effect on Sunday, August 8, at 8 a.m. The lane adjustments have been implemented as part of the ongoing I-10 Mississippi Bridge signing and striping project, and will... more »
  • Lake Chicot Drawn Down for Bridge Repairs

    August 18, 2010 3:38 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - Visitors to Chicot State Park are advised that lake levels will be drawn down, beginning in early September, in order for the Dept. of Transportation & Development (DOTD) to perform routine bridge inspection and repairs during the first two weeks of October. Initial inspections of the... more »
  • Lake Chicot Drawn Down for Bridge Repairs

    August 18, 2010 3:10 PM

    Lake Chicot Drawn Down for Bridge Repairs VILLE PLATTE - Visitors to Chicot State Park are advised that lake levels will be drawn down, beginning in early September, in order for the Dept. of Transportation & Development (DOTD) to perform routine bridge inspection and repairs during the first two weeks... more »
  • Deadline Extended for Death Penalty Decision

    August 18, 2010 5:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) A federal judge has extended a deadline for the Justice Department to decide whether to seek the death penalty against four current or former New Orleans police officers charged in deadly shootings on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. At the request of defense attorneys, U.S. District... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Police Car Flipped on HWY 354

    August 16, 2010 1:21 PM

    There is a Breaux Bridge police car flipped over on HWY 354 . Louisiana State Police are investigating the accident. This is not a fatal crash. KATC will have more information as soon as it is available.
  • Body Found Under Bridge in Baton Rouge

    August 16, 2010 5:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man whose body was found under a canal bridge. Police say the man was identified Sunday as John Ricky Wilson of Baton Rouge. A passerby found his body on Saturday. Police say some injuries were... more »
  • Surrey Street Bridge Now Open

    August 6, 2010 6:25 PM

    The Surrey Street Bridge is now open. It's been closed for almost a month now for repairs. Officials say they were determined to make the fix before school started.
  • Seafood and Booze Taken From Breaux Bridge Restaurant

    August 4, 2010 5:56 PM

    Crazy Bout Crawfish Restaurant in Breaux Bridge was buglarized around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4. Over 100 pounds of frozen crawfish, 30 pounds of alligator and 50 pounds of shrimp were stolen. Bottles of Crown Royal and beer were also missing. The thief or thieves are believed... more »
  • No bond for ex-cop accused in bridge shootings

    August 3, 2010 9:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal magistrate ruled Tuesday that a former New Orleans police officer accused of shooting two unarmed men days after Hurricane Katrina cannot be released before trial because he is dangerous and a flight risk. Magistrate Judge Louis Moore ordered Robert Faulcon, one of four defendants... more »
  • Officers Charged In Shooting Deaths On Danziger Bridge Pleaded Not Guilty

    July 14, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three of the officers charged in the shooting deaths of two unarmed residents on the Danziger Bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath have entered not guilty pleas. Sgts. Robert Gisevius and Kenneth Bowen and officer Anthony Villavaso made their initial court appearances in New Orleans on Wednesday.... more »
  • 4 NOPD Charged in Danziger Bridge Shooting

    July 13, 2010 3:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four New Orleans police officers have been charged with federal civil rights violations in the deadly shootings of unarmed people on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Two others were charged in the same indictment with trying to cover up the shootings. The indictment unsealed Tuesday charges... more »
  • Surrey Street Bridge Closed for Repairs

    July 12, 2010 11:37 PM

    Lafayette drivers who frequent Surrey Street may need to detour over the next month while repairs are made to the Surrey Street bridge. Motorists trying to travel south on Surrey to the airport will instead need to head west on Pinhook Road and turn left onto University Avenue, which connects... more »
  • Surrey Street Bridge Will Be Closed Starting July 12 For 30 Days

    July 9, 2010 3:53 PM

    Surrey Street Bridge will be closed beginning Monday, July 12, for approximately 30 days. Detour routes will be posted.
  • Breaux Bridge Man Beaten to Death

    June 30, 2010 12:03 AM

    A Breaux Bridge man has died of injuries sustained in an assault last week. Family members tell KATC, 62 year old Larry Williams was beaten into a coma early Thursday morning on Babineaux Street in Breaux Bridge. He underwent surgery in Lafayette over the weekend but died Sunday night. "Everybody's... more »
  • Morbihan Bridge in Iberia Parish Closure

    June 16, 2010 5:19 PM

    On Monday, June 21, 2010, the Morbihan Bridge in Iberia Parish over Bayou Teche on LA 344 will be closed at 6:30 A.M. to vehicular traffic for bridge modifications. The site will be continuously closed for a period of approximately 3 weeks, weather permitting. A detour will be provided and... more »
  • LA Sheriffs' Scholarship-Lauren Ortego, Breaux Bridge High School

    May 28, 2010 3:17 PM

    Sheriff Theriot announced that Lauren Ortego, Breaux Bridge High School, has been named the recipient of a $500.00 academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program for the 2009-2010 school year. The Sheriffs' Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program. Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Woman Wanted For Issuing Worthless Chesks

    May 24, 2010 4:15 PM

    Press Release-Breaux Bridge woman wanted on outstanding warrant for issuing worthless checks. Melody Lewis is wanted for five counts of issuing worthless checks totaling $1922.48. If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Ms. Lewis, they are asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Motorist Jumps From Causeway Bridge To Save Man

    April 19, 2010 5:18 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A motorist jumped from the causeway bridge that connects the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain to rescue another man who had jumped from the bridge just moments before. Authorities said the first man who jumped Monday was a passenger in a car driven by... more »
  • 3rd Ex-Officer Pleads Guilty In Danziger Bridge Shootings

    April 7, 2010 4:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police officer has told authorities he saw a fellow officer shoot and kick unarmed, wounded civilians in a deadly incident on a bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. The former officer, Michael Hunter, pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping cover up the shootings on... more »
  • Plea Agreement In Danziger Bridge Shooting

    April 6, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for a civilian charged with lying to the FBI about deadly police shootings on a New Orleans bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath says his client has a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. A court filing last week says Marion David Ryder falsely claimed he... more »
  • Opelousas Man Connected to Danziger Bridge Shooting

    April 2, 2010 6:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A convicted felon was charged Thursday with lying to the FBI about deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath that led to a police cover-up. David Ryder, 45, of Opelousas, falsely claimed that he was chasing a group... more »
  • Update: Danziger Bridge Shooting

    March 30, 2010 1:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A third New Orleans police officer is expected to plead guilty in a federal probe of a deadly shooting in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath. A person familiar with the case said a bill of information is expected to be filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court against Officer... more »
  • Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Reduced To One Lane

    March 25, 2010 5:36 PM

    Interstate 10 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will be reduced to one lane nightly in the westbound direction over the period of the next six weeks beginning with closure between mile marker 131 and mile marker 127 on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Iberville Parish. The lane closure is... more »
  • US 90 Morgan City Bridge Lane Closed

    March 25, 2010 11:27 AM

    This is to advise that US 90 Morgan City Bridge (Berwick to Morgan City) on ramp east bound as well as 1 lane on the bridge in St. Mary Parish will be closed for navigation light repairs on Sunday, March 28, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. DOTD appreciates... more »
  • Person Drives Off New Orleans' Bridge

    March 24, 2010 6:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A person has driven off the Judge Seeber bridge, which spans New Orleans' industrial canal, after running a red light and driving through barricades and cones that were set up for construction work. Witnesses who were fishing nearby told WWL-TV they saw the car, heard a... more »
  • Computers Stolen From Walmart in Breaux Bridge

    March 11, 2010 3:10 PM

    The Breaux Bridge Police Department is requesting any assistance on identifying two suspects which images were captured on video at the Wal-Mart Super Center. The male subject in the video used a pair of bolt cutters to cut the chain from two computers from electronics. As the male subject in... more »
  • Second Police Officer Pleads Guilty

    March 11, 2010 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A second former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty Thursday to covering up the deadly shooting of unarmed residents after Hurricane Katrina, with a judge calling the plot a "despicable" scheme that immeasurably compounded the storm's damage. Jeffrey Lehrmann, who left the police department in 2006... more »
  • Senator Vitter Announces Bridge Grants For Cameron and Iberia

    February 12, 2010 3:55 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the award of three grants for bridge restoration projects in Southwest Louisiana. Cameron Parish received a $930,919 grant for the West Big Burn Bridge Restoration project to create a new water control structure that will restore approximately 10,000... more »
  • Chastant Road Bridge Closed

    February 12, 2010 1:54 PM

    Parish President Ernest Freyou announces the closure of the Chastant Road Bridge between Highway 88 and Freetown Road effective immediately. The bridge is located approximately 1¼ miles southeast of Highway 88. The closure is necessary due to the deplorable condition of the bridge and will remain closed until further notice.... more »
  • Road Closures: February 12, 2010

    February 12, 2010 9:35 AM

    State Police have reported that US 190 is opened. For more information visit or . *************************** I-49 from exit 80 (McArthur Drive exit) in Alexandria to Exit 94 (the Rapides Station Exit) is closed. Two bridges in the KATC viewing area are closed due... more »
  • LCG: Robley Bridge is open

    February 11, 2010 1:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Consolidated Government Public Works Department announced that the bridge on Robley Drive at the Broadmoor Coulee was opened to traffic today, as all but minor items of work are completed. The actual structure is a box culvert designed to be compatible with the future permanent... more »
  • New Grade "Standards" For High School Athletes To Play

    February 3, 2010 6:46 PM

    New grade standards are causing Breaux Bridge High head football coach Michael Mowad to scratch his head. "Depending on the school board or the school itself,what is a C," asked Coach Mowad. Many school boards still consider a 1.5 a C. So what exactly did the Louisiana High... more »
  • UPDATE: Wrongfully Accused Man Released From Jail

    January 28, 2010 7:12 PM

    New details about a Lafayette man who says he was falsely arrested and imprisoned in Breaux Bridge. Sam Brown III says he was accused of robbing the Dollar General in January of 2009. He spent a year in jail before he was released Monday, cleared by the District... more »
  • Wrongfully Accused Man Released From Jail

    January 27, 2010 8:18 PM

    Sitting a jail cell for a year was "a nightmare" for Sam Brown III. To make matters worse, it was for a Dollar General armed robbery he did not commit. "Thats a pill you can't swallow, that's something you can't never take back or nothing cause you know... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Police Investigate Armed Robbery At Loan Business

    January 18, 2010 3:57 PM

    Breaux Bridge Investigators are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Security Finance Loans in Breaux Bridge, La. A black male subject had entered into the place of business dressed in dark colored clothing listed as being: black pants, black colored hooded sweater, dark sunglasses, and what appear to... more »
  • St. Martin Parish School Closure

    January 10, 2010 11:15 PM

    Breaux Bridge Christian School will be closed Monday because they have no water. The closure is for Monday only.
  • Breaux Bridge fire destroys a family's home

    January 9, 2010 5:45 PM

    In Breaux Bridge fire destroys a family's home. It happened around 6 o'clock this morning at 1016 Sovil Davis Road. The Acadiana Red Cross has stepped in to help the family of five providing them with clothes and shelter. Fire Officials have yet to determine the cause of the... more »
  • Suspect Arrested In Breaux Bridge Pedestrian Death

    January 4, 2010 10:00 AM

    Breaux Bridge Detectives have now made an arrest in connection to a hit in run incident which occurred on New Year's Day on Mills Ave. As a result of the hit and run 53 year old Robin Hinrichs of Breaux Bridge die. Breaux Bridge Detectives have arrested 49 year Sidney... more »

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