August 3, 2014 2:42 PM
The Acadiana Chapter of Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) embarked on an "Empowerment Run" in Acadia Parish.
Today's "Empowerment Run" was to equip a young child, who suffered from abuse, with the strength and courage to overcome the obstacles placed in their life. The entire BACA chapter rides to... more »
June 7, 2014 8:03 AM
(CNN) -As the battle surrounding Casey Kasem brought his relatives into the courtroom again Friday, the iconic radio host's health is declining, and his family is preparing to say goodbye.
Kasem "won't be with us much longer," said Danny Deraney, the rep for the "American Top 40" host's daughter,... more »
May 25, 2014 5:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An unidentified man is in critical condition after he tried to save his two children from the waters of Lake Pontchartrain. Police said it happened late Sunday morning at the New Orleans lakefront. An 8-year-old fell in the water. An older sibling then jumped in after... more »
November 4, 2013 7:25 AM
Catfish Productions, LLC. presents the inaugural St. Martinville Catfish Festival. Friday, November 8 through the 10 Catfish Heaven will have it's grounds open to music, fun and food! Musical guest include rock and roll hall of fame star Percy Sledge, Acadiana's own Cupid and 18 other fantastic musical guest. There... more »
June 24, 2013 7:58 AM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - It wasn't so long ago that David Hutchinson spent a month sleeping under a bridge while his wife and young daughter spent their nights at a domestic violence shelter. But this wasn't a case of domestic violence. The couple simply had no choice. There were just... more »
December 20, 2012 11:54 PM
"Home for the holidays" has a whole new meaning for one Acadiana family, as they are reunited for the first time in months. Master Sergeant Jeremy Bellard has been in Afghanistan since June, and Thursday night his children received the greatest Christmas gift of all: His surprise homecoming.
Thursday... more »
April 26, 2012 11:30 PM
Some 200 people gathered Thursday night in Rayne in remembrance of four children killed in a house fire. Jamari McDade, Amos Mouton Jr., LaShay McDade and Brian Steiner were all in the hearts and prayers of an entire community.
"Tonight is about the community coming together as one to... more »
January 20, 2012 9:55 PM
Sunset Police arrested a woman Friday afternoon for allegedly trying to drown her three children. She's now in the St. Landry Parish Jail charged with Second Degree Attempted Murder, while police said her children are safe in State custody.
It started last December when police said 31-year-old Hailey Schramm... more »
January 19, 2012 10:01 PM
Four children were locked in a closet during a home invasion in Scott Monday night. Police said it happened at Acadian Acres Trailer Park, 1410 Westgate Road, around 7:30 p.m.
Scott Police are looking for two suspects, charged with breaking into a home, stealing a couple thousand dollars worth... more »
December 16, 2011 3:20 PM
PHI, INC. helicopter company held a holiday party today for about 50 children who have all been adopted by relatives.
More on this story coming up tonight!
December 12, 2011 3:30 PM
Westbank Oilman's Golf Tournament Committee is raising money for their charity, Camp Challenge. Camp Challenge is two summer camps for Cancer Stricken Kids from Louisiana. Along with their siblings, ages 5 to 14, these kids can attend summer camp completely free! They are having a raffle to start raising funds... more »
November 8, 2011 7:21 PM
A pedestrian was killed Monday night while walking along a frontage road near Centerville, while his children were with him.
It was just a little after 8 o'clock Monday night and very dark along the frontage road of Highway 90, and that's when 40-year-old Lester Redeaux was struck by... more »
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 »
April 6, 2011 9:24 AM
The "You Gotta Move" message is not only for adults. It's for children as well. The rates are alarmingly high... one in three children in the United States is overweight or obese. A booklet compiled by the American Heart Association uncovers some startling realities.
There are many reasons and... more »
January 28, 2011 11:33 AM
Investigators in Iberia Parish this morning say a 3-year-old was taken to a hospital for apparent injuries but is in stable condition, and a 5-year-old was taken in for observations and has since been released.
The mother of the 4-year-old girl, Vanessa Edmond and her boyfriend, Jamal Charles are... more »
December 30, 2010 4:26 PM
At the stroke of twelve (noon that is) on New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 at 12:00 noon there is only one place in Louisiana where a family can dance in a confetti blizzard; use a mallet and ring the bell on a kid-sized high-striker; create a work of... more »
November 3, 2010 8:03 AM
LAFAYETTE, LA- Among the many online threats to children including: exposure to pornography, harassment and cyber stalking, the most dangerous threat is cyber grooming. Cyber grooming is the process of gaining trust and building false relationships to entice victims. What can parents do:
· Recognize techniques used by online... more »
October 26, 2010 7:12 PM
Acadiana's first handicap-accessible playground is now open.
The project locals have seen under construction at Girard Gark opened its gates Tuesday afternoon.
Children in wheelchairs and those with developmental disabilities inspired the Kiwanis Club to create "Parc Independence."
"The first place (the idea) came up is I... more »
October 25, 2010 10:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Palmer Reid Long, the last surviving child of 1930s populist Huey P. Long, has died. Long, 89, died on Saturday in Shreveport. His brother was the late U.S. Sen. Russell Long, who died in 2003, while his uncle, Earl K. Long, also was elected governor of... more »
October 22, 2010 9:42 AM
CLINTON, La. (AP) - Two state agencies have removed all of the children in their care from a Clinton group home after a youth was injured earlier this month. Louisiana Department of Social Services spokesman Trey Williams said the agency placed a moratorium on the introduction of additional children at... more »
October 15, 2010 10:18 AM
OAK RIDGE, La. (AP) - State police say three children were rescued but their mother was killed after a car left La. Highway 134 and landed partially submerged in a bayou. The accident happened Thursday near the East Carroll-West Carroll parish line west of Oak Ridge. Trooper Robert Patrick said... more »
October 8, 2010 10:05 PM
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) - West Africa's cocoa industry is still trafficking children and using forced child labor despite nearly a decade of efforts to eliminate the practices, according to an independent audit published by Tulane University. A U.S.-sponsored solution called the Harkin-Engel Protocol was signed in 2001 by cocoa... more »
October 1, 2010 8:58 AM
COUSHATTA, La. (AP) - A Coushatta woman has been arrested in connection witih the deaths of her two children. Red River Parish sheriff's Chief Deputy Tracy Scott told of Shreveport that 29-year-old Janel Nicole Bradford is accused of putting her 1-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son in a vehicle Wednesday for... more »
August 16, 2010 3:13 PM
Class and auditions for WILLY WONKA - The Musical have been announced by The Children's Theatre Company. WILLY WONKA is a musical based on the book of by Ronald Dahl. According to Artistic Director, Kerry A. Onxley, "This season we are thrilled to have CTC alumnus Taylor Simon as our... more »
August 12, 2010 1:02 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The drownings of six teens last week prompt elected, civic and church leaders in Shreveport to create a new program aimed at ensuring that all children have a chance to learn to swim. The Times reports that Shreveport officials will hold a mid-afternoon press conference at... more »
August 6, 2010 8:56 AM
GALLIANO, La. (AP) - Nine-year-old Zack Wilkerson spent a good chunk of his summer on the computer watching video of undersea robots try to fix the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It wasn't his first choice, but the oil that spewed into the Gulf about 100 miles from... more »
July 28, 2010 11:46 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Mindy and Andrew Viteri are on a mission. They want to help children entering the foster care system begin their journey on the right foot. And part of that new beginning includes how they're treated the moment they leave their homes. "We're hearing these children are... more »
July 15, 2010 7:34 PM
It's that time of year when the temperatures are soaring. Those numbers are in the mid-to-high 90's and the heat index in reaching 110-degrees. The hot summer days are also a time when folks often participate in out-door activities. But, officials are warning of the dangers that may come along... more »
July 15, 2010 2:49 PM
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department supports 5 bills Governor Bobby Jindal signed last week, cracking down on sexual offenders that prey on children. The goal is to better track and punish offenders.
The legislative package includes increased sentences for habitual offenders, better ways to get electronic information, and... more »
June 28, 2010 2:14 PM
Acadiana helped raise over 1 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in the dream home giveaway.
The winning couple-Linda and Gerald Courvelle - got their first look inside the home Monday morning.
Linda and Gerald buy dream home tickets every year to support St. Jude's.
... more »
June 17, 2010 7:24 PM
A New Iberia native is tackling a global crisis. 8 year old Isabella Raggette is the founder and president of "Children's Water for Life Initiative." It's a non-profit organization that helps children around the world receive safe and clean drinking water.
There are 8 board members, all children between... more »
May 11, 2010 10:01 AM
COVINGTON, La. - A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for his role in the killing of a Mandeville woman during an aborted carjacking. Jason Gainey pleaded guilty earlier to armed robbery. Authorities allege that he and Dominic Robinson followed Samantha Jaume and her four children... more »
April 27, 2010 5:47 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposal to let gay parents adopt children together in Louisiana was rejected Tuesday by a Senate judiciary committee, a move expected to kill the bill for the legislative session. Senators on the Judiciary A Committee voted 3-1 against the bill, siding with opponents from... more »
April 15, 2010 12:34 PM
UPDATE: Williams turned himself in to the Calcasieu Parish jail last night at 8 PM.
Eric Williams has been issued grand jury warrant for one count of indecent behavior with a child with a bond of $250,000 and one count of trafficking of children for sexual purposes... more »
March 24, 2010 3:23 PM
Update: St. Martin Parish deputies have arrested Joseph. KATC's Jim Hummel is in New Iberia and has more at 10. ---------------------
A woman who smelled gasoline inside her home looked outside to find a small fire outside of her home and her husband running from her yard. The incident... more »
March 22, 2010 3:48 PM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A St. Tammany Parish man stabbed his wife and two children Sunday then died in a highway crash that injured two other people, authorities said. Daryl Horne, 47, stabbed his wife, a 17-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son after returning to his Covington area home from a... more »
February 23, 2010 7:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana woman has pleaded guilty to selling two children for a cockatoo and $175 in what her attorney called an attempt to do a good thing that went wrong. "It was a really clumsy attempt at an adoption proceeding," said Steve Sikich, attorney for Donna... more »
February 22, 2010 10:43 AM
On 02/20/10 the Morgan City PD received a complaint from an individual who found a cell phone on the ground at a local business. This individual stated that he looked through some of the information in an attempt to identify the owner and return it, and upon doing so noticed... more »
February 12, 2010 12:39 PM
Snow blanketed parts of Acadiana Friday morning. One area seeing the flurries was Opelousas.
Snow twice in one winter is a never-before-seen occurrence for the locals, who were excited when they awoke to see the big snowflakes falling.
"I look at the door and I was like, snow!... more »
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 »
December 1, 2009 9:24 AM
The Children's Theatre Company presents CINDERELLA'S HOLIDAY DINING this Saturday, December 5 at 10:00AM & 3:00PM. Children will dine with Cinderella and a cast of storybook friends to include: Beauty and the Beast, Captain Hook, Snow White, the Little Mermaid, Tinkerbelle, Peter Pan, and Jasmine. The cost is $25.00 a... more »
November 30, 2009 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 146,061 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state. As the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be... more »
November 30, 2009 2:36 PM
UPDATE - Ariel Hines (B/F, age 12) of Harvey was pronounced deceased just after noon today by doctors at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Ariel is the sixth person who has died as a result of injuries sustained in the I-10 crash in Ascension Parish on... more »
November 25, 2009 12:56 PM
Members of the Lafayette Chapter of National Hook-up of Black Women visited two residents in the Moss Street Housing Development to distribute Thanksgiving Basket filled with many Thanksgiving favorites.
The first picture is of Desiree Hardy and her 3 girls and 1 grandchild. The second is of Twanna Livings... more »
November 17, 2009 2:09 PM
November 12, 2009- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has requested school districts to participate in providing H1N1 vaccinations to Louisiana's school children. The campaign offers vaccinations to school-aged children identified as the highest risk factor for contracting the infection during this year's flu season. As a result, St.... more »
November 13, 2009 5:55 PM
A new trial date has been set for a woman accused of swapping two children in her care in exchange for a pet bird and $175. Donna Greenwell's trial was originally set for Monday, but the parish Clerk of Court's Office says the new trial date is February 22. The... more »
November 12, 2009 2:33 PM
There will be Free flu and H1N1 shots (while supplies last)including Free health screenings (cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and sickle cell) at the SWLA Center for Health Services - St. Antoine Gardens at 716 Hellen St. in Lafayette. The health screening event takes place on Saturday, November 14th from 8AM... more »
November 12, 2009 11:42 AM
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign.
The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
November 9, 2009 8:57 AM
11:04AM; Monday, November 9, 2009:
According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, missing mother, Racheal Mechelle Peeks has been safely located in the New Orleans area. That is all the information that has been given at this time. KATC will update this story should any extended information be... more »
November 6, 2009 1:35 PM
LAFAYETTE, LA- October 17, 2009- Seventeen children and their families joined in a fun filled trip to the Covenant United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch, through the Junior League of Lafayette's SMILES program. Junior League of Lafayette volunteers assisted the children in picking out and decorating pumpkins that the children took... more »
October 27, 2009 9:43 AM
LAFAYETTE COLLECTS GIFTS FOR SAMARITAN'S PURSE AND THE WORLD'S LARGEST CHRISTMAS PROJECT
Nov. 16-23: Lafayette Hopes to Gather 8,000 Gift-Filled Shoe Boxes for Hurting Children Overseas
LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 26, 2009-Christmas is arriving early all over Lafayette, as local churches prepare to serve as collection points for Operation... 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 22, 2009 2:03 PM
POLL: Swine Flu Vaccine, Parents Doubt Safety ABC News-Washington Post Poll: 30 Percent Not Confident Vaccine Is Safe
October 22, 2009 12:51 PM
Hearts of Hope, formerly known as Stuller Place, is a non-profit agency whose aim is to reduce the trauma experienced by child and adult victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. All services are confidential and are completed without expense for the clients. Located in Lafayette, LA, Hearts of Hope... more »
October 22, 2009 10:08 AM
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Mandeville Police detective whose adult children were allegedly growing marijuana in his home has been disciplined but will not face criminal charges. Mandeville Police and St. Tammany Parish deputies raided the home of Leonard Pfleider on Oct. 8 after learning that his child... more »
October 20, 2009 12:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., today held a press briefing to update influenza activity in Louisiana as well as the state's H1N1 vaccination campaign. Dr. Guidry emphasized that as the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their... more »
October 15, 2009 7:43 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana couple admitted giving an exotic bird to a woman in exchange for two children, a district attorney said Wednesday. Paul and Brandy Romero, of Eunice, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sale of a minor child, Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac's... more »
October 13, 2009 2:57 PM
After a joint investigation with the Louisiana State Police, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's office has arrested Sergeant Keith Koen of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's office for pornography involving juveniles. Sgt. Koen was assigned to the Support Services Division since July 2008 but immediately submitted his resignation upon his arrest. Investigators... 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 6, 2009 2:41 PM
Dr. Richard Besser explains which states have doses of the H1N1 vaccine .
October 2, 2009 3:19 PM
One of Louisiana's primary education initiatives is ensuring literacy for all students. A recently announced grant of more than $1 million will help enrich the state's current efforts. Louisiana is one of eight states to earn a portion o f the highly competitive Striving Readers grant. Awarded by the United... 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 »
October 1, 2009 2:00 PM
Early learning: that is what United Way of Acadiana promotes through their Day of Literacy. Thursday morning 100 volunteers came out to Head Start locations in Lafayette, Acadia, Vermillion, and St. Martin parishes.
They read "The Little Engine That Could" to more than 1,100 children. The Read United crew... more »
September 26, 2009 10:22 PM
Steak & Burger Night
October 8, 2009
Cajundome Convention Center
Enjoy a night of art work and skits created and preformed by the youth of the Boys & Girls Club. Individual tickets are $150 and for a table (seating 6 people... more »
September 24, 2009 9:49 AM
Saturday, September 26, 2009
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Rice Theatre, Crowley, La
337-783-0824 Visit the Rice Theatre for a night of country music featuring Pee Wee White Wing, Charlene Howard, Mac Johnson and more. Proceeds benefit Kris Kringle for Kids. Tickets are $12 and $6 for... more »
September 24, 2009 8:24 AM
Iberia Parish leaders tell KATC, homelessness is a growing problem and for homeless couples and women, finding shelter is especially difficult. In New Iberia there is just one shelter for homeless families, the problem is, it is at capacity. The main shelter is only for homeless men, and the only... more »
September 23, 2009 8:03 AM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... 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.
... more »
September 8, 2009 2:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama will tell the nation's schoolchildren he "expects great things from each of you."
The White House posted Obama's remarks, scheduled for Tuesday, in advance on its Website at midday Monday. Obama's planned... more »
September 4, 2009 2:23 PM
Formally the UL Children's Choir, this organization will be continuing the Christmas holiday event at the Cathedral but are in need of participants.
Those who are interested should be between the ages of 10 to 14-years-old. Please note that this is a treble choir, so young men with unchanged... more »