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  • Cameron residents urged to buy flood insurance

    October 8, 2012 6:38 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Cameron Parish residents without flood insurance should buy coverage before the new Federal Emergency Management Agency flood maps become effective Nov. 16 so they can get the best premiums, a FEMA official says. Agency spokesman Robert Alvey tells The American Press that getting flood insurance early... more »
  • Cameron beaches fare badly in groups survey

    July 4, 2012 8:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An environmental group's annual look at water quality at the nation's vacation beaches rates Louisiana's among the most contaminated. The report by the Natural Resources Defense Council says 29 percent of water samples taken at Louisiana beaches showed elevated bacterial levels. The national average is 8... more »
  • Cameron still rebuilding from Rita and Ike

    July 2, 2012 8:29 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - Cameron Parish Administrator Tina Horn says she never thought it would take so long to recover from disaster. The parish was battered in 2005 by Hurricane Rita and in 2008 by Hurricane Ike. Horn says the parish is still working on a new $12.6... more »
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • Restaurant to Donate to St Jude

    September 25, 2011 2:17 PM

    Every year nearly 5,700 patients visit Saint Jude Children's Research Center for treatment. Even if families can't pay, no child is ever denied treatment, treatment that can often get very expensive which is where the public comes in. KATC'S Chris Welty found out that this month there is a way... more »
  • Ambassador at Cameron Shutdown

    February 4, 2011 3:36 AM

    The Ambassador Caffery Bridge at Cameron Street in Lafayette is closed at this time due to icy conditions. Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say that the DOTD is salting the road and they are expecting more road closures as the morning progresses.
  • Lafayette Store Destroyed By Fire

    December 14, 2010 11:55 PM

    Firefighters are investigating a massive fire that destroyed a Lafayette business in the 900 block of Cameron Street Tuesday night. The clothing store "Logo Wear" was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived on scene at 7:00 p.m. The fire was put out within two hours. One firefighter was hospitalized... more »
  • FEMA Funds $28 Million to Construct Cameron Parish School

    October 14, 2010 6:01 PM

    Hurricane Rita destroyed South Cameron High School in 2005 and today was the school's grand opening ceremony. FEMA has provided more than $28.0 million to the Cameron Parish School Board toward projects relating to this school. KATC's Shawn Kline was there and will share their story at 10.... more »
  • Cameron Parish Burn Ban Today

    September 30, 2010 4:52 PM

    The Cameron Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security has issued an outdoor burn ban today Thursday September 30, 2010. Police Jury Vice President, Thomas McDaniel, ordered the outdoor burn ban in accordance with the Louisiana Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act of 1993. Officials say current drought conditions potentially... more »
  • Stabbing in Lafayette

    September 18, 2010 10:57 PM

    Update: Victim was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Lafayette police say the victim was a black male, but are not releasing his name, until his family is notified. ----- Authorities are on scene of a stabbing in Lafayette. It happened around 9pm Saturday night at the intersection... more »
  • Cameron Parish Resident Arrested for Possession of Child Porn

    August 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    On May 25, 2010, the Lake Charles office of the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation conducted a child pornography investigation which led to the execution of a search warrant at Johnathan Spivey's residence in Hackberry, LA. Spivey's computer was seized for forensic analysis and no arrests were made at... more »
  • No Plans of Evacuation for Cameron Parish at this Time

    July 23, 2010 11:17 AM

    Due to recent developments with tropical storm Bonnie and trajectory currently to our east Cameron OEP officials will continue to monitor the situation. There are no plans to issue any evacuations at this time for Cameron Parish. Residents living in travel trailers or mobile homes should continue to... more »
  • Vessels of Opportunity Classes in Cameron

    July 13, 2010 7:10 PM

    Fishermen and boaters in Cameron have built their lives around the city's coastal waters, but now many have to shift their focus further into the gulf. Ben Welch, owner of Airboats and Alligators, said there are a lot of local fishermen who are worried about what's going to happen.... more »
  • Hurricane Alex Destroyed 1,000 Feet of Cameron Parish Sand Wall

    July 1, 2010 3:45 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - High tides from Hurricane Alex destroyed 1,000 feet of a sand wall the Louisiana National Guard built in Cameron Parish as a barrier against oil from the BP well. KPLC-TV reports a tide 3 feet above normal seeped through the barriers Wednesday and washed the sand... more »
  • Smoke Looming Over Lafayette

    May 6, 2010 3:08 PM

    A scrap yard on fire near Cameron St. is producing a large cloud of dark smoke over Lafayette. Fire is reportedly growing to nearby trees. Fire crews are on scene.
  • 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 »
  • Boater's body found

    December 10, 2009 11:56 AM

    HACKBERRY, La. (AP) - The body of a 26-year-old Hackberry man has been recovered by state Wildlife and Fisheries Department agents and Cameron Parish officials. Deputies tell the American Press that Jack Welch left from a boat launch in Hackberry Monday morning to set out crab pots. He was... more »
  • Boustany Asks President to Include Cameron Parish

    October 2, 2009 1:24 PM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is asking President Obama to include southwest Louisiana on his upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast. The president said this week that he will visit the coast by the middle of October, thereby keeping a campaign pledge to do so within a... more »
  • Opelousas Child Drowns Over Weekend

    September 21, 2009 9:07 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say 12-year-old boy from Opelousas apparently drowned in Vinton over the weekend. Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton disappeared from a party Saturday and was found floating in swimming pool. Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office lead... more »

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