August 9, 2014 12:16 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Bus riders may soon be able to use their phones to find out when a bus will arrive at their stop. The Lafayette Transit System is working on a smartphone app that would allow riders to check the status of a bus, one of several changes... more »
July 13, 2014 3:03 PM
RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say a car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway had been stolen and was traveling the wrong way. Wayne County Sheriff Jeff Cappa says Phillip Lloyd, who was driving the stolen Ford Mustang, died in the Sunday morning crash on Interstate... more »
February 10, 2014 7:01 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The National Association of Motorcoach Operators has selected Shreveport for its 2014 convention. The Times reports the proposal offered to the bus group by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau won out over Niagara Falls, N.Y. The convention will be Aug. 15-17. More than 100 motorcoach... more »
December 18, 2012 7:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say that when a man was shot in the Treme neighborhood, a stray bullet hit a school bus where flying glass injured a girl. Officer Frank Robinson says the man was shot in the hip and leg Monday afternoon. His injuries are not... more »
September 20, 2012 7:24 PM
It's an image that has many parents outraged - a school bus driver caught texting while driving a bus full of children. A student in St. Mary Parish took a picture of the bus driver allegedly texting while driving the bus Tuesday morning. The parent called the St. Mary Parish... more »
August 7, 2012 7:17 PM
When students walk into their school buses on Friday, they may notice something a little different: cameras.The Lafayette Parish School System is testing out new surveillance systems on some buses.
You may remember the video of a school bus monitor in New York being taunted by students. One student... more »
May 9, 2012 6:57 PM
Almost seventy girl scouts from Opelousas are heading to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th birthday of Scouting, but their trip was close to being cancelled.
Almost a month before troop 20-22 was set to depart, USA Bus Charter wanted an extra four thousand dollars as an increase in... more »
March 26, 2012 7:01 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver has been arrested and booked for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. The Advocate reports Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton... more »
September 22, 2011 12:28 AM
Pending approval by the Lafayette City-Parish council, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) has tentatively reached a settlement with Greyhound Lines.
Greyhound filed suit against LCG back in June of 2008, after the newly-seated council rescinded a zoning change approved by the outgoing council the previous fall. The new council took... more »
July 7, 2011 6:48 PM
Out with the old and in with the new.
The city of Lafayette is upgrading its transit system they're going green.
Everyday nearly four thousand people board one of the twenty-one Lafayette city buses, but with an ageing fleet, the city is upgrading to an eco-friendly bus.
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June 26, 2011 11:39 PM
In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus.
It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
April 15, 2011 10:48 PM
Iberia Parish school bus drivers are asking the school board to spend more cash to run their routes. The proposal cites increased operational costs (gas, break-downs) and the lack of bus attendants for pre-k students. The board asks, 'can we afford it?' "I love my job- every morning: get up,... more »
March 15, 2011 11:25 PM
The school bus driver involved in the deadly accident in Milton is now receiving counseling. While driver Harold Thibeaux is unable to comment on the accident due to the investigation, his younger brother did speak out, saying his brother and their entire family are struggling with the tragic loss of... more »
March 14, 2011 11:34 AM
NEW YORK - A 15th victim has died after a tour bus crashed on a New York City highway in a horrific weekend accident. Police say a 70-year-old man died from his injuries at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. His name and the names of 14 other victims haven't been released.... more »
February 20, 2011 1:14 PM
More than two months after the school bus crash that claimed the life of 5 year old Karen Stoute, a fundraiser was held Saturday for her family.
It was great weather for a band and a car show in Opelousas, the "Kare Bear Car Show" included vintage cars, jeeps,... more »
February 1, 2011 5:58 PM
This afternoon at 3:17 p.m., a Jefferson Davis Parish school bus carrying 39 children was involved in a single-vehicle crash on Dave Williams Road 1/10 mile west of Louisiana Highway 26. Troopers say the bus driven by 49-year-old Bertha Benoit of Jennings crossed the opposing lane, entered a ditch, and... more »
February 1, 2011 5:09 PM
There was a school bus accident in Jennings, around 3:00 this afternoon, on Dave Williams Road off of Highway 26. There were students on the bus at the time, but no injuries were reported.
January 26, 2011 6:12 PM
Update: The bus driver was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and operating an unsafe vehicle.
Original Story: Lafayette Police tell us a bus from Fisher Early Childhood Development Center hit a home at the corner of Robley Drive and Broadmoor Boulevard. Police tell us the... more »
January 26, 2011 5:27 PM
School bus accident involving Acadian Middle School students. Angie Simoneaux with the Lafayette Parish School Board says it's a fender bender, and there no injuries. The bus is able to finish its route. Police gave the bus driver a ticket for failing to yield.
January 26, 2011 3:57 PM
Breaking News: Lafayette Police tell us a bus from Fisher Early Childhood Development Center hit a home at the corner of Robley Drive and Broadmoor Boulevard. Police tell us the bus was travelling east on Robley, and a SUV was traveling north on Broadmoor. The SUV stopped, then proceeded through... more »
January 17, 2011 9:29 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a small bus carrying several members of a church crashed, injuring six to eight young adults. Lafayette police spokesman Cpl. Kyle Soriez said the shuttle-type bus and an SUV collided along Acadian Hills Lane, which parallels Interstate 10, about 7 p.m. Monday. He says... more »
January 17, 2011 6:18 AM
A heads up if you plan on taking the bus in Lafayette today. In honor of Martin Luther King Day. LCG is suspending the regular fixed route, para-transit and night owl bus service. The transit service will resume Tuesday as normal.
December 31, 2010 4:45 AM
Lafayette Transit System will suspend regular fixed route, para-transit and night owl bus service today after 12:30pm and Saturday, January 1, 2010 due to the holiday. Regular scheduled transit services will resume on Monday January 3th from 6:15am-10:30pm.
Passengers having questions regarding the above service may call LTS office... more »
December 24, 2010 6:35 AM
Lafayette transit system will suspend its regular fixed route, Paratransit and Night owl bus service tonight after 12:30 pm and tomorrow, December 25th due to holiday.
Regular scheduled transit services will resume Monday December 27th from 6:15 am to 11:30 pm.
December 16, 2010 12:00 AM
Drunk driving charges are still pending for a Lafayette Parish bus driver, leaving his job up in the air. The Lafayette Parish School Board tabled the motion to return the bus driver to work at Wednesday night's meeting. Kenny Mire was arrested in October 2009 for driving while intoxicated off-duty.... more »
December 11, 2010 11:08 PM
In Port Barre, one day after 5 year old Karen Stoute was laid to rest, support continued for the family's impacted by last week's school bus crash.
Saturday, a car wash fundraiser was held for the Stoute family and also for the family of 15 year old Colby Richard,... more »
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 »
December 9, 2010 11:17 PM
Friday marks one week since the deadly bus accident in Port Barre. KATC'S Maddie Garrett sheds light on a different perspective, from the man who drives that route everyday. Michael Haynes is the regular driver of that bus and he's still picking up and dropping off kids on those... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 3, 2010 7:19 PM
Questions about a bus stop location are being raised after a semi-truck crashed into a school bus early Friday morning. With speed limits up to 65 miles per hour and 18-wheelers constantly on the highway, this isn't the first accident involving a semi on Highway 190. But it was a... more »
October 19, 2010 6:33 PM
More than 40 Youngsville Middle School students are shaken up after their school bus t-bones a pickup truck. It happened just after 3:30 p.m. at School Street and LA92 in Youngsville. The bus driver had just left Youngsville Middle School with a full load of students. LPSS officials tell KATC... more »
September 29, 2010 10:28 AM
A crash involving two vehicles killed a man from Texas and injured two school children. It happened Tuesday in Vernon Parish. Troopers responded to the crash around 3:45 pm, which occurred on LA Hwy 28 east of LA Hwy 8. The crash involved a 2010 GMC pickup, driven by Jimmy... more »
September 24, 2010 6:43 PM
One day after a school bus crash in Meaux, another Vermilion Parish school bus gets in a wreck. It happened Friday just after 3 o'clock along highway 14 business route in Erath. The bus driver rear ended a car, after the car suddenly stopped. The bus had completed its elementary... more »
September 24, 2010 1:47 PM
Vermilion Parish- Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash involving a school bus on LA 700 at Gladu Road. According to the investigating troopers, on September 23, 2010, at 4:08 p.m., a 2009 Blue Bird Vermilion Parish school bus, driven by 40-year-old Tanya Primeaux of Kaplan,... more »
September 23, 2010 5:37 PM
An update on the bus accident in Meaux has sent two students from Indian Bayou Elementary to the hospital with minor injuries.
It happened at highway 700 and Gladu Road in Vermilion Parish. In addition two people in a Ford Explorer which was also in the accident are headed... more »
September 22, 2010 4:35 PM
55-year old Warner Trosclair was cited for no proof of insurance, careless operation, suspended license and expired registration. --------------------------------------------
There were 15 kids on the bus.The students left from Lafayette High School. Some were released to their parents, otheres were taken home by another bus. William Samec with the... more »
September 20, 2010 11:37 AM
Press Release: On Monday September 20, 2010 at approximately 5:47am Lafayette Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, in the 1000 Block of Janvier Road. Upon arrival deputies discovered that a 2000 Toyota Corolla driven by 48 year old Marc Broussard veered off the... more »
September 13, 2010 2:39 PM
A bus carrying 35 school children ended up on it's side in a ditch this morning on highway 1165 outside of Chataignier. According to State Police the driver failed to properly navigate a curve in the road, overcorrected and the bus toppled over. The kids, 29 from the local elementary... more »
August 13, 2010 5:10 PM
Lafayette Parish School System has a call center for bus stops: 521.RIDE will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday 8-14-10.
Parents who need help with bus transportation can call during those hours for assistance. They also can go to our website to look up stops: www.lpssonline.com... more »
August 12, 2010 2:45 PM
Lafayette school bus routes ran smoothly the first morning, according to the transportation department-- but one furious mom disagrees.
Just one day before school was to start, Amanda Keyser of Duson found out her son would not get to ride the bus like she had originally thought.
"They... more »
August 11, 2010 7:13 PM
The start of the school year, has some parents in St. Martinville concerned for their children's safety. A few parents filed complaints about the same St. Martin Parish school bus driver last year. This year the driver is back on the route and they say they're not happy about it.... more »
July 21, 2010 1:32 PM
Press Release: The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating a vandalism case where 8 school buses were damaged while parked on Acadia Parish School Board property located at 2402 North Parkerson Avenue.
On July 16, 2010, the school buses where observed to have broken windows and mirrors. There... more »
April 6, 2010 4:15 PM
A Truman Montessori student was left on a bus for almost 3 hours. The 5 year old had fallen asleep and woke up to an empty bus. The hot sweaty child pushed the door open and walked for a block before being discovered by a man who brought the child... more »
March 23, 2010 2:58 PM
HAUGHTON, La. (AP) - One person was killed and three injured Tuesday when a driver ran a stop sign and hit a school bus broadside, overturning the bus into the path of an SUV, state police said. It was Louisiana's second fatal school bus wreck in two days. Monday afternoon,... more »
March 22, 2010 5:26 PM
Update: A bus traveling northbound on LA 339 near Erath was involved in an accident with a pickup attempting to pass the bus as it turned left. The truck broadsided the bus, pushing it partially into a ditch. There were 30 kids on board, 10 with minor injuries. The bus... more »
March 16, 2010 5:36 PM
A Calcasieu Parish School System Head Start bus with 7 three and four year olds was struck by what appeared to be a bb from a bb gun. The side window of the bus cracked, but no glass fell. There were no injuries to the students, nor to the driver.... more »
February 11, 2010 1:28 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of... more »
February 4, 2010 1:52 PM
It was a rude awakening for residents who live along West Simcoe.
Selena Dugas who lives next door says, "my lights went out and I heard a loud noise. I ran to the front door and that's when I saw the bus."
The bus had crashed into... more »
February 4, 2010 11:18 AM
On February 4, 2010, at 7:45 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of West Simcoe and Lafayette Street regarding a crash involving a school bus. Traffic investigators advise that a red two-door Pontiac was traveling south on Lafayette Street the wrong way on a one-way.... more »
December 8, 2009 3:06 PM
The Acadia Parish School Board adopted a new DWI policy during a scheduled school board meeting on December 7th.
Officials say this is a proactive step in case they ever have an issue such as Lafayette school board had earlier this school year.
Employees are now expected to... more »
November 25, 2009 2:54 PM
Buses with the Lafayette Transit System will not be operating Thursday for Thanksgiving. The Saturday bus schedule 6:15 am until 10:30 pm will be utilized on Friday and Saturday. Call the Lafayette Transit System at 291-8570 for details or CLICK HERE to view the website.
November 16, 2009 9:02 AM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting the "Reading in Red" Bus Tour on November 16-17, 2009. "Reading in Red" is a bus tour to promote literacy and give back to student-athletes' former elementary schools. Student-athletes will be visiting elementary schools in the Acadiana area, and... more »
October 23, 2009 9:28 AM
On October 23, 2009, at approximately 7:40am, officers with the Carencro Police Department responded to the 300 block of Veterans Drive in reference to a vehicle crash involving a school bus.
Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered that a Lafayette Parish School bus, which was traveling east on Veterans... more »
October 8, 2009 9:24 AM
At this time State Police have confirmed that the two vehicle accident happened near US 90 and 318 in St. Mary Parish. The accident involves a school bus and a passenger vehicle. The 34 children on board the bus were not harmed, however, the driver in the passenger... more »
October 6, 2009 11:24 PM
UPDATE: Kenny Mire has been suspended for three days without pay. The decision was made at the regular meeting of the Lafayette Parish School Board.
Lafayette Parish school bus driver Kenny Mire will learn his fate in less than 24 hours. Mire was recently arrested for driving... more »
October 2, 2009 2:26 PM
On October 2, 2009, at approximately 7:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Johnston Street regarding a crash involving a school bus. Traffic investigators indicated that a vehicle was attempting to turn left from Johnston Street onto a private lot, when the vehicle... more »
September 22, 2009 7:50 PM
We see school buses every day. But how familiar are you with the laws requiring you to stop?
It's that time of day, kids at Woodvale Elementary are lining up on this rainy afternoon, ready to board the bus. A common route that each rider is familiar with.
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