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  • Jennings to name center for slain officer

    April 12, 2014 2:44 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The City Council is moving ahead with plans to name the city's new police training facility in honor of an officer who died in the line of duty. Mayor Terry Duhon told The American Press that the request to name a national guard armory for officer... more »
  • LSU AgCenter: La. Thanksgiving costs up 9 percent

    November 27, 2013 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Thanksgiving dinner costs in Louisiana are up about 9 percent - from $44.35 for a dinner for 10 last year, to $48.50 this year, the LSU AgCenter says. The biggest chunk of that increase is in the turkey. An AgCenter survey found that turkeys in... more »
  • Gerald Roberts with the LSU Agricultural Center

    November 9, 2012 8:58 AM

    Gerald Roberts from the LSU AG Center stops in to give us info about winter maintenance in your garden! For more info or help call: 337-291-7090 or email him at: GRoberts@agcenter.lsu.edu
  • Eyewitness: Shopping center collapses in Ghana

    November 7, 2012 7:39 AM

    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) - Eyewitnesses say that the top three floors of a six-story shopping center collapsed in Accra, Ghana, trapping people. Kojo Boadi, an eyewitness, told The Associated Press that search and rescue teams were working Wednesday to free those caught in the shopping center belonging to the Melcom... more »
  • Trooper Training: Preps Before Troopers Hit the Road

    October 28, 2012 8:53 PM

    Within the past month, State Police have investigated two fatal accidents in Acadiana involving police officers. In Morgan City, investigators say Saint Mary deputies were chasing a car driven by a Morgan City man who was wanted in a drug investigation. Troopers say the man crashed into another vehicle,... more »
  • SU center named most diverse law school

    October 12, 2012 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Southern University Law Center has the most diverse faculty among any law school in the country. That's according to the Princeton Review, an education services company. The Advocate reports the law center is featured in the Princeton Review's 2013 edition of "The Best 168... more »
  • Entergy to close operating center in Pine Bluff

    October 11, 2012 8:56 AM

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) - Entergy Corp. has announced plans to close four system operating centers, including one in Pine Bluff, in 2015. The utility says the 100 people work at the Pine Bluff center, which is responsible for the movement of electricity and monitoring for possible overloads. The Arkansas... more »
  • Budget Cuts Threaten Jobs, Services and Resident Program at UMC

    October 5, 2012 12:06 AM

    Patients and doctors alike are worried about the future of Lafayette's University Medical Center, after another round of drastic budget cuts. "We are saddened, we are dismayed, we are worried," said Chief Resident of Internal Medicine Leah Potter. "For people with no insurance, we don't really have anywhere... more »
  • Center plans zombie flash mob dance for parade

    September 11, 2012 7:33 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Braaains. Daaance. The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is looking for people who want to unleash their inner zombie for a flash mob dance in the city's Halloween parade. The Courier reports that would-be zombies will learn a simplified dance of the undead to Michael Jackson's... more »
  • iFEST in Lafayette set for August 4

    July 31, 2012 6:51 AM

    The Academy of Interactive Entertainment will be hosting iFest, an Independent Game Developers Festival at Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise(LITE) on Saturday, August 4th, from 10:00AM til 5:00PM. iFest is a FREE one day festival to foster and celebrate independent game development within Lafayette and around Louisiana. Independent game companies as... more »
  • AVEC Les Enfants Supervised Visitation Center

    June 20, 2012 10:49 AM

    Pour Les Enfants is having a fundraising event hosted by The Extra Mile, Region IV, Inc. The fundraiser will be held at The Schilling Shack of Lafayette, LA. The fun begins at 6:00 pm with the Rick James Project performing, and ends around 9pm. Tickets are on sale for $20.00... more »
  • Audit: Special education center students too old

    May 3, 2012 10:27 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A state audit has found that more than half of the 79 students at the Louisiana Special Education Center in Alexandria are too old and should be transitioned to community-based homes run by a division of the Department of Health and Hospitals. The Town Talk reports... more »
  • Baton Rouge truancy center set to open

    April 11, 2012 8:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A center to help boost public school attendance and reduce juvenile crime in East Baton Rouge Parish is set to open its doors this fall. The Advocate reports the project recently cleared its final hurdle when Gov. Bobby Jindal signed off on a three-year, no-cost... more »
  • Law center sues N.O. jail over conditions

    April 2, 2012 10:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a class-action lawsuit that accuses New Orleans jail officials of routinely subjecting prisoners to brutal and inhumane conditions. The federal suit filed Monday against Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman and other jail officials claims Orleans Parish Prison is oversized... more »
  • La. Tech to open expanded intramural sports center

    April 2, 2012 10:39 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana cwill soon approach health and fitness in a whole new way. The university is gearing up to unveil an extensive new addition to its Lambright Intramural Sports Center later this month, which will include an indoor competitive pool, an outdoor recreational pool with adjacent sundeck... more »
  • Stan Dutile with the LSU Agricultural Center

    April 2, 2012 10:00 AM

    On April 16th,2012 the LSU AG Center will be giving Master farmers classes. These classes and training intend to increase productivity, and assist farmers in writing an environmentally friendly, conservation plan. For more info call: 337-291-7090 Andre G.: 337-898-4335
  • Bridge City youth center escapees apprehended

    March 26, 2012 9:34 AM

    BRIDGE CITY, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies have captured two juveniles who escaped from the Bridge City Center For Youth over the weekend. Col. John Fortunato tells The Times-Picayune officers received a call Sunday morning that two teen were walking along a canal bank in Avondale. When approached... more »
  • Artist's Sculptures Displayed in the Oil Center

    March 19, 2012 12:20 AM

    If you're driving through the Oil Center on Coolidge Boulevard you might see some interesting sculptures . For the next six weeks the pieces will be on display and as each of the eleven whimsical sculptures were put in place, artist Joseph Jilbert celebrated. He sold his first... more »
  • Women's Conference at the Cajundome Convention Center

    March 12, 2012 8:11 AM

    University of Louisiana at Lafayette will be hosting its 5th annual Women's Conference at the Cajundome Convention Center. This year's theme is "Women's Education - Women's Empowerment." Participants will hear from local leaders on managing personal finances, keys to confidence, and empowering through philanthropy, among other subjects. The conference will... more »
  • LSU AG Center Stan Duthile

    March 8, 2012 8:50 AM

    Stan Duthile from the LSU AG Center stops in to visit with Tracy.
  • No Tobacco at LSU Health Sciences Center

    March 4, 2012 3:11 PM

    Don't light up or take a chew of tobacco at the LSU Health Sciences Center. That's the word from LSU officials who say the center's New Orleans campus has adopted a zero-tolerance policy on the use of tobacco products inside the buildings or outside on the center's grounds. The policy... more »
  • VA to spend $6M on homeless center in New Orleans

    February 28, 2012 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will spend $6 million to open a new homeless center in New Orleans. The homeless center will be in the first floor of an addition to a downtown VA hospital. The center will be a place where veterans and... more »
  • ULL, Drexel University Developing Research Center

    February 11, 2012 1:39 PM

    A partnership of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and Drexel University in Philadelphia is in the planning stages for a research facility that will be known as the Center on Visual and Decision Informatics. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/yGvdYL ) the center will provide research for business and state agencies. The... more »
  • UMC Making Cuts and Closures, Worries About Next Year

    February 6, 2012 10:12 PM

    As University Medical Center plans to make $4 million in cuts, by closing clinics and laying off possibly 80 employees, hospital officials worry what the next fiscal year could bring. Labor and Delivery will be closing its doors, along with Inpatient Pediatrics, Kidmed and the Detox unit. Others, like... more »
  • Krewe of Rio Kicks-Off Carnival Season

    January 8, 2012 12:14 PM

    Mardi Gras season officially kicked off Friday and Saturday was the first ball of the season. The carnival season has officially kicked off and it was a huge party at the Cajun Dome Convention Center as the Krew of Rio kicked off their Mardi Gras celebration Vivid colors,... more »
  • Festival of Light Kicks Off Holiday, Boosts Business

    December 2, 2011 11:33 PM

    Friday night was the 18th annual Festival of Light in Lafayette's Oil Center. While it's always a good way to get in the holiday spirit, it's also a much needed boost for small businesses, looking to jump start holiday shopping. This year's Festival of Light was complete with a... more »
  • Hotel Pushed at Civic Center Site

    October 15, 2011 10:19 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A local development official says a hotel at the Lake Charles Civic Center grounds would attract events and boost the economy of Lake Charles. The possibility of building a hotel there is under study. Lori Marinovich, executive director or the Downtown development Authority, told the... more »
  • Greyhound Settlement Pending Council Approval

    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 »
  • Acadiana Religious Leaders Reflect on 911

    September 11, 2011 12:19 PM

    Everyone remembers where they were 10 years ago tomorrow, but how people have dealt with the pass 10 years has been very different. KATC'S Chris Welty shows us, for many its been about keeping the faith. With the tenth anniversary of 9-11 just hours away, the world is reflecting... more »
  • Why St. Landry Lost New Juvenile Center to Avoyelles Parish

    July 18, 2011 11:28 PM

    The Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) celebrated a landmark Monday with the start of a new therapeutic center for juvenile offenders in Bunkie, LA. The center will be the first of its kind in Louisiana, and it could have been built in Acadiana. Now, what was St. Landry Parish's... more »
  • Moving Day for Lourdes

    June 25, 2011 11:24 PM

    It was a big day for healthcare in Lafayette Saturday as the new Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center officially opened for business. The new hospital opened it's doors Saturday morning, after more than two years of construction. It is the largest, single construction project to date in Lafayette... more »
  • Multi-Chem Claims Center Busy on First Day

    June 16, 2011 12:02 AM

    Many people are already out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars as a result of the Multi-Chem explosion on Tuesday. Now those people are turning to the company for help. KATC was at the Multi-Chem claims center Wednesday afternoon as the reimbursement process began. Whether it's the little things... more »
  • Rosa Parks Memorial Unveiled

    May 31, 2011 7:20 PM

    A new monument was unveiled in Lafayette Tuesday. Dozens gathered as the Rosa Parks Memorial Statue was unveiled at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center. Last Friday, the installation on the project was completed and KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with the artist who sculpted the piece. "I've been... more »
  • Official: New Center in Columbia Will Help Monroe

    May 30, 2011 7:49 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The head of Louisiana's Office of Juvenile Justice says that a new detention center should open in Columbia later this year or early next year - and that should let the one in Monroe cut dorm size from 16 juveniles to 12. Deputy Undersecretary Mary Livers... more »
  • Med center: Groundbreaking Set, Arguments Continue

    April 18, 2011 5:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for a new medical center in New Orleans is taking place amid continued arguments over the size and cost of the new facility. The medical center will replace the Katrina-shuttered Charity Hospital. Gov. Bobby Jindal and directors of the board set up... more »
  • Why TIF works for one development area, but not another

    March 25, 2011 11:03 PM

    Two areas of Lafayette are both seeing growth and development, but the funding isn't an equal match. At the shopping center in upper Lafayette, crews are making way on a new Academy sports store. At the same time across town, construction of the Parc Lafayette hotel development is also... more »
  • Spring is Here!

    March 20, 2011 11:21 PM

    Spring is officially underway, and it's a time when gorgeous weather looms and budding flowers bloom. KATC'S Chris Welty talked with some of the busiest folks this time of year, gardeners. "I just love what God has created here. All these beautiful flowers. I just like to show them... more »
  • Egyptian UL Student Supports Protests In His Native Country

    February 1, 2011 9:46 PM

    Many Egyptians here in Acadiana watch the unfolding protests from a distance. But one UL student says he wishes he was in his home country of Egypt to join in the protests. Abdelhamid Moursy came to UL with his wife and children five years ago to study computer science.... more »
  • First Annual Zydeco Music Awards Show

    January 20, 2011 11:25 PM

    It was a milestone for Zydeco music Thursday night, with the inaugural Zydeco Music Awards Show. The red carpet was rolled out at the Heymann Performing Arts Center as people came from all over the south to honor and showcase Zydeco artists. "It's incredible, it's an adrenaline rush actually,"... more »
  • Gun Found on Lafayette Campus

    January 19, 2011 3:27 PM

    A semi-automatic hand gun was recovered at the W.D. Smith Career Center in Lafayette Wednesday. A 15 year old was arrested for being in possession of the weapon; it was actually in his shoe. The gun was not loaded, and the student didn't have any ammunition. The resource officer at... more »
  • Outreach Center in Emergency Mode for Cold Weather

    January 10, 2011 10:36 PM

    When the temperature drops, it means even tougher times for the homeless and the organizations trying to help them. The Acadiana Outreach Center has enacted it's Freeze Plan for this week, meaning it's giving out emergency blankets and coats. But workers there say they're running out of supplies for the... more »
  • Town Hall Meeting To Discuss St. Landry Detention Center

    November 10, 2010 1:01 PM

    There will be a town hall meeting at the Morrow Community Center concerning the Juvenile Detention Center they are proposing there. The meeting will be held Thursday, November 11th at 6:00pm. ------------------------------------------------------ For over a year residents in St. Landry Parish have been hearing that a juvenile detention... more »
  • Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center Opens

    November 2, 2010 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE: Helping adults and adolescents with concerns relating to emotional, chemical dependency, mental health, and parenting is the mission of the recently opened Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge according to Johnny Patout, LCSW and partner in the new center. "We have brought together an experienced and talented... more »
  • Gaines Center Opens

    October 31, 2010 11:57 PM

    UL Lafayette is now home to a unique collection. Sunday, a new center opened at Edith Dupre Library in honor of novelist Ernest Gaines. The famed author was on hand to dedicate the space which will allow scholars and students to work with his papers and manuscripts. The... more »
  • New Orleans Film Festival Takes Center Stage Friday

    October 14, 2010 2:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Suspense-filled dramas, psychological thrillers, romantic triangles and stories based on real-life events take center stage Friday as independent filmmakers convene for the 21st annual New Orleans Film Festival. The seven-day festival launches with British film director Jake Scott's drama, "Welcome to the Rileys," starring James... more »
  • Fruit of the Loom Announces Closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette

    October 4, 2010 3:17 PM

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced today the permanent closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Approximately 178 employees are affected by this announcement. The decision is the result of continued consolidation efforts by the company to remain competitive in a global market. The phase down is expected to... more »
  • The LA Small Business Development Center

    September 28, 2010 9:30 AM

    The LA Small Business Development Center at UL Lafayette will be hosting a "small business record-keeping" seminar. The event will be on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 10am - 2pm at the South Regional Library. For more information call: (337) -262-5344 or visit: www.acadianasmallbiz.com
  • Car Burned At Islamic Center

    September 21, 2010 7:21 PM

    The F.B.I. is investigating how a car was torched today in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of Lafayette. Due to the sensitive location and the mysterious circumstances, whoever is responsible could be charged with a hate crime. As traffic passed by the Islamic Center of Lafaytte Tuesday... more »
  • Update: Possible Hate Crime Investigated by FBI

    September 21, 2010 4:23 PM

    Update: The FBI has joined the investigation, but they're not leading it. It's also being investigated by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and fire department. Sheila Thorne with the FBI tells KATC they're interested as it relates to a possible hate crime due to the proximity of the car to... more »
  • Turtle egg rescue at space center billed success

    September 8, 2010 9:39 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The unprecedented turtle rescue effort at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is winding down. A total of 278 sea turtle nests were trucked to the space center from the Gulf Coast from the end of June until mid-August. Wildlife officials organized the relocation because of fears... more »
  • Baton Rouge Hospital Shooting

    September 3, 2010 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a man shot two people at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City injuring one seriously. A statement from police says they're looking for a man named Darrell F. Garner. The brief report doesn't say what prompted the shooting or how... more »
  • Platform Workers Released

    September 2, 2010 6:13 PM

    UPDATE: all 13 men have completed their injury assessments at Terrebonne General Medical Center and are now released.
  • BR center to continue supplement study

    August 31, 2010 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU campus gets a second, five-year federal grant to study whether plant extracts can keep people from getting fat and developing other conditions which often lead to diabetes. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is one of five centers getting the $7.5 million awards announced... more »
  • Early Learning Center Applications Available

    August 20, 2010 1:47 PM

    Press Release: United Way of Acadiana is accepting application for two Early Learning Centers in Vermilion and Lafayette parishes to open later this year. By the end of 2010, FREE childcare and early childhood education programs for qualifying families with infants and toddlers up to three years of age, as... more »
  • LPSS Bus Call Center

    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 »
  • Shrimp season to start, but is it safe to eat?

    August 10, 2010 7:25 PM

    Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found. "People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
  • Chair of the NOLA Medical Center Board Replaced

    August 2, 2010 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director was ousted as chair of the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans, before the first board meeting. The LSU System announced Monday that Elaine Abell has been replaced as chair of the... more »
  • Bird Rehab Center Moving Out of Hurricane Zone

    July 5, 2010 10:07 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - A center where birds oiled by the BP spill have been cleaned is being moved about 100 miles inland to Hammond, La. Officials of the oil spill joint command center said the move will put the facility out of the coastal hurricane danger zone. Hammond... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 5, 2010 7:09 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 4, 2010 3:26 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • BP Community Outreach Center

    June 25, 2010 7:20 PM

    People looking for answers about the Crude Disaster now have a new way to access information. No more searching websites or calling hotlines. Instead, BP employees are standing by, in the flesh, to talk with you face to face. "Our goal is pretty simple, we're here to protect the... more »
  • Oil spill response command center moving to New Orleans

    June 14, 2010 3:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The unified command center coordinating the response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is moving to New Orleans. Coast Guard Lt. Eric Halvorson said Monday the center will shift its operations from a Royal Dutch Shell training facility in Robert, La., to larger... more »
  • Daughters of Charity Open New Health Center

    May 21, 2010 9:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans will dedicate its new state-of-the-art health center next week. The center, and another one the Daughters have opened, are the first new, permanent primary care facilities to open in the city since Hurricane Katrina. The new structure, built... more »
  • Lafayette Awarded $850,000 Check for Transportation Center

    May 17, 2010 5:56 PM

    The Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority will present the city of Lafayette with $850,000 outright grant of local dollars in order to cause the construction of the formally know Multi-Modal Transportation Center, now known as the Rosa Parks Transportation Center on Thursday, May 20, 2010. The $850,000 check provides... more »
  • Oiled Bird 1st to be Treated at Ala. Rescue Center

    May 14, 2010 9:41 AM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Bird rescue workers say a royal tern found on a Mississippi barrier island is the first oiled bird to be treated at a rescue center in Alabama. Jay Holcomb, spokesman for the rescue groups, says it was caught on Horn Island and brought Wednesday to... more »
  • Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Mississippi Gearing up

    April 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A marine wildlife rehabilitation center in Mississippi is gearing up to take in possibly hundreds of oily sea mammals from Texas to Florida. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has surgery, necropsy and exam rooms, walk-in freezers full of frozen fish for food,... more »
  • New 911 Center in St. Landry Parish

    March 30, 2010 1:07 PM

    From the USDA: Community officials, police, fire, and emergency personnel were joined today by Congressman Charles Boustany and USDA Rural Development State Director Clarence W. Hawkins to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of a E-911 Emergency Response Center. This E-911 Emergency Response Center was constructed... more »
  • La. gas storage project faces opposition

    February 15, 2010 11:48 AM

    FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »
  • AcA Awards Acadiana Teachers

    January 21, 2010 11:31 AM

    The AcA's Arts In Education Program is excited to announce the 2009/2010 Round I Arts Grants For Teachers recipients. Through funding provided by the Lafayette Parish School System the AcA was able to administer $7,878 in grant funds that will affect more than 553 students in the Lafayette Parish public... more »
  • Haiti Earthquake Response

    January 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    " Monetary donations are preferred to commodity contributions. " Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on Jan 12, 2010, is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information at www.cidi.org or call 703-276-1914. "... more »
  • DOTD changes Customer Service Center hours of operation

    January 14, 2010 11:24 AM

    The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that they will change the operation hours of the DOTD Customer Service Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting January 19, 2010. "We adjusted the hours of operation to meet... more »
  • Candlelight Mass for earthquake victims in Haiti

    January 13, 2010 3:52 PM

    Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center (ULL campus) will be having a Candlelight Mass Thursday, January 14 at 8 p.m. for the victims of Haiti's recent earthquake. Following Mass there will be a Prayer Service.
  • Update: Church Point Community Center theft

    December 31, 2009 12:52 PM

    Two 15 year old girls who attended the church point learning center are under arrest for the burglary at the center last week. Also arrested is 21 year old Luis Pascual Ramires De Lira. Both girls attended the World Wide Learning Center in the past and both have been charged... more »
  • Ceremonies set for 256th deployment

    December 30, 2009 11:36 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Ceremonies are planned throughout the state next week as about 3,000 members of the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare to deploy for duty in Iraq. The main headquarters ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7, at Lafayette's Cajundome Convention... more »
  • ULĀ Graduation

    December 20, 2009 3:58 PM

    A big day for about 12-hundred UL students it's fall graduation for the class of 2009. We caught up with the College of Liberal Arts at noon. This was one of nine ceremonies taking place around the Cajundome and Convention Center. Four KATC employees got their diplomas this afternoon. Good... more »
  • District Judge Dismisses Civil Suit Against Work Release Center

    December 15, 2009 12:39 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A district judge on Monday dismissed the state's civil suit against a private work release center seeking reimbursement of money earned by inmates that allegedly went missing. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections filed suit earlier this year against the Lafayette Community Correctional Center... more »
  • Opelousas Building May Be Forced To Change Name

    December 7, 2009 12:48 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - An Opelousas resident says the city must rename the North Park Civic Center because the man it was recently named after is still alive. Lena Anderson says former Alderman Louis Butler Sr., who also was among the first black sheriff's deputies in St. Landry parish, is... more »
  • Freeze Plan into Affect

    December 4, 2009 6:01 PM

    "The tough part is keeping warm and having something in your stomach," says Kyle Cooper. Cooper, who is homeless, says he has someone who takes him in when condition are tough. But, when looking for shelter from the elements, others are not as fortunate. "You could see people... more »
  • Freeze Plan

    December 4, 2009 4:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA LA The Outreach Center's philosophy is to assist those in need and they work diligently with their partners to secure a safe shelter from the cold outdoor elements expected tonight. The Lighthouse Women & Children Shelter will open it's doors to accommodate as many women and children as... more »
  • Festival Of Lights rescheduled for Dec. 5, 2009

    December 4, 2009 9:49 AM

    Due to weather, The Festival of Light has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 5 pm to 10 pm in the Oil Center of Lafayette. The following streets will be closed: Coolidge Blvd. between Oil Center and St. Mary Blvd. from Friday, December 4 to Saturday, December 5... more »
  • 2009 Lafayette Christmas Parade

    November 30, 2009 3:56 PM

    Santa is coming to Acadiana! Get ready for Christmas festivities in Lafayette when the Lafayette Christmas Parade rolls on Sunday, December 6th at 3pm. The 17-float parade will travel downtown to the Oil Center and will include at least 10 bands.
  • Coushatta Heritage Center set for 2010

    November 30, 2009 2:04 PM

    ELTON, LOUISIANA (November 30, 2009) - The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana is working to protect and showcase it's rich culture and proud history, investing in the development of a new, 20,000-square-foot Coushatta Heritage Center that is set to be completed in 2010. The Center will house a theater, interactive... more »
  • ACA Upcoming Events 2009-2010

    November 27, 2009 12:40 PM

    December 9, 2009: "Animalia" The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series presented by the Acadiana Center for the Arts continues its 2009 - 2010 series on December 9 with master puppeteer Hobey Ford's Animalia. Animalia explores the beauty and movement of whales, dolphins, birds, butterflies, wolves and a menagerie of... more »
  • Acadiana Outreach Center taking donations

    November 25, 2009 3:10 PM

    The Acadiana Outreach Center needs your help this holiday season. The center needs: washing powder for laundry coats new unwrapped toys new packages of men & women's underwear various sizes, medium and large cleaning supplies Remember the less fortunate and homeless when... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-B

    November 20, 2009 12:08 PM

    While Lafayette is beginning to climb out of the "Oil Pits" by the mid 80's, oil companies are moving out of the Oil Center and the medical industry starts moving in. USL is an unrealized asset and downtown is becoming an international festivity; this was Lafayette in the late 1980's.
  • Newspapers needed for animal center

    November 18, 2009 11:32 AM

    The Lafayette Animal Control Center is in need of many items, especially with the cooler months ahead of us, however, old newspapers or towels for their four-legged residents would be much appreciated. If you or someone you know is capable of donating or maybe interested in adopting an animal... more »
  • LGMC receives surgery excellence award

    November 17, 2009 11:41 AM

    Lafayette General Top 5% in Nation for Orthopedic Surgery, HealthGrades 2010 Lafayette General again receives surgery excellence award, this time for Orthopedic Surgery Excellence, 2010, from HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings company. The hospital will recognize staff and physicians at announcement/celebration on November 17, at 11:30 am, hospital... more »
  • Community Leaders Recognized at League of Women Voters Soiree

    November 16, 2009 9:11 AM

    Seven community leaders were honored at the 2nd Annual Just Desserts Awards Soiree, an event of the League of Women Voters of Lafayette held November 12. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, excellence in performance, and leadership through motivating others, in keeping with the missions and policy commitments of... more »
  • City of Opelousas Hopes to Find Missing Contest Winner

    November 13, 2009 2:09 PM

    (Opelousas, LA) City of Opelousas Special Project Manager Darryl Wagley says the City is issuing its first "missing person" alert. That's because the final winner in the 'Name the EventCenter' Contest has yet to be found. Last week, a drawing was held after eight people submitted the same winning name.... more »
  • Lafayette History

    November 13, 2009 9:48 AM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel recently wrapped a series of listening tours. Hhe wanted to know what vision Lafayette residents had for the hub city in 10... 20... or 30 years. But as one wise man said, in order to figure out where we're going, we must remember where we've... more »
  • Lafayette History Pt. 2

    November 13, 2009 9:35 AM

    We go back to Lafayette during the 70s and the greatest drilling boom its ever seen. What began as a trickle in the 60's was a gusher in the 70's... Lafayette was all about black gold. With oil prices hovering near $30 a barrel unemployment hung around a low four... more »
  • "Just Desserts" awards slated for tonight

    November 12, 2009 11:18 AM

    The League of Women Voters of Lafayette will present its second annual Just Desserts community awards event this evening at 7:00 p.m. Honorees are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, excellence in performance, and leadership through motivating others, in keeping with the missions and policy commitments of the League. ... more »
  • Vermilion Group Home plans appeal of closure

    November 10, 2009 9:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - An official with a Lafayette group home said the company will appeal the state's recent decision to revoke its license. Last week, the state cited at least 10 infractions in its decision to revoke the license of the Vermilion Group Home. Collis Temple, executive director of... more »
  • PGCA hosts annual Philanthropy Day Awards

    November 6, 2009 1:25 PM

    The Planned Giving Council of Acadiana (PGCA) is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for the exchange of planned giving ideas in the Acadiana area of Louisiana. The mission of the PGCA is to help ensure that planned giving donors in our communities are professionally served, and that their... more »
  • Evangeline Thruway lane closure

    November 4, 2009 2:01 PM

    The outside and center lanes of US 167 (Evangeline Thruway) southbound approximately 0.5 of a mile south of Willow Street in Lafayette will be closed for railroad repair beginning 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 10, 2009. This closure will allow vehicles 11-feet wide or smaller to... more »

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