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  • Leesville needs more carts for city golf course

    May 18, 2014 1:33 PM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - City officials say Leesville's Municipal Golf Course is losing business because it doesn't have enough golf carts. In a discussion this past week, the City Council debated whether to buy used carts or lease new ones to boost the fleet. "Recently I saw a commercial for... more »
  • Bogalusa trims city workforce

    March 29, 2014 4:13 PM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The city has cut 13 workers from its payroll after it discovered at budget shortfall of more than $600,000 for 2013. Mayor Charles Mizell told The Daily News that the layoffs affected all five city departments - personnel, finance, public works, police and fire. The layoffs... more »
  • Morgan City Daily Arrest Report

    March 7, 2014 9:32 AM

    The following persons were arrested by the Morgan City Police Department during the last reporting period beginning 03/05/2014: Rasheika K. Nash, 21 years of age, Address-Grace St. Morgan City, La. was arrested on 03/05/2014 @ 5:10am Charge: Warrant: Simple Battery (2 Counts) Rasheika Nash was booked... more »
  • Central City Hall complex could move to old school

    February 11, 2014 7:48 AM

    CENTRAL, La. (AP) - The Central School Board has agreed to sell to the city of Central 14 of the 29 acres it owns to turn into a City Hall complex and community center. The Advocate reports the property, which until 2012 was the home of Central Middle School, is... more »
  • New Iberia Budget Cuts: Layoffs and Reduced Benefits for City Employees

    October 30, 2012 11:17 PM

    The City of New Iberia will lay off nine city workers because of budget cuts. In all they've reduced the 2013 budget by six million dollars and the council approved the budget Tuesday night in a four to three vote. "Y'all laying off other people when what we should... more »
  • Ask Joey 9/13/2012

    September 13, 2012 8:46 AM

    Parish President Joey Durel can be seen on GMA every Thursday around 6:40am to answer your questions. This week Joey Durel answered 2 viewer questions, please watch the video attached to hear the answers. If you have a question for Joey Durel go to www.katc.com under the GMA tap... more »
  • Unresolved Murder Cases in Lafayette City and Parish

    September 4, 2012 11:27 PM

    A murder suspect is still on the loose Tuesday, as Lafayette police and the U.S. Marshals are asking the public for help in the search for 32-year-old Carl Phillips. He's accused of shooting and killing John Dean of Baton Rouge on July 29th in the 600 block of Goldman Street... more »
  • Animal Cruelty Investigation at City of Crowley Animal Shelter

    August 23, 2012 11:26 PM

    Crowley Police confirm an investigation at the City of Crowley Animal Shelter dealing with possible animal cruelty. The shelter is separate from the Acadia Parish Animal Shelter and is located at 220 Jack Mitchell in Crowley. As of Thursday night, Police Chief KP Gibson said they are investigating possible... more »
  • Durel to Council: City of Lafayette Pays More Than Fair Share of Parish Budget

    July 26, 2012 11:45 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel had some tough words for the LCG Council Wednesday night as the administration introduced next year's proposed budget. Durel brought up a new issue at the meeting, saying he believes the City of Lafayette is paying more than it's fair share of the entire Parish... more »
  • Well Blow out North of Intracoastal City

    July 18, 2012 6:42 AM

    There is an explosion just North of Intercoastal City caused by a well blowout of an underground natural gas pipeline. A representative with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's office says they are in the process of evacuating a 1/2 mile radius around the area. It is a lightly populated area. Highway... more »
  • A Conflict of Interest in Youngsville Council?

    July 16, 2012 11:13 PM

    The Youngsville City Council voted last week to propose re-dedicating half of a one cent sales tax. The tax is currently earmarked for police protection, the re-dedication would make it available for use in other departments such as fire and infrastructure, in addition to police. But one of the... more »
  • West Monroe city worker suspected of stealing

    July 13, 2012 10:15 AM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A West Monroe city employee has been arrested on a charge he sold city-owned property. The News-Star reports 44-year-old Marvin Lancaster was booked Thursday into Ouachita Correctional Center on a theft charge. Bond wasn't immediately set. Police say Lancaster admitted he stole and sold scrap... more »
  • Facebook HQ expansion approved by SF Bay city

    May 30, 2012 5:47 AM

    MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) - A Silicon Valley city where Facebook has opened its new headquarters voted Tuesday to support an environmental impact report and development agreement for a project that will allow the social media giant to employ thousands more people at the campus. Under the deal, Facebook could... more »
  • ND oil boom city reaping prosperity, problems

    May 23, 2012 6:23 AM

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Oil has brought enormous economic prosperity to the busiest city in North Dakota's booming oil patch but also has exacerbated problems in housing, infrastructure and traffic, even pushing some "stressed out" older residents to move away, Williston Mayor Ward Koeser told industry and government officials Tuesday.... more »
  • Council Fires Dog Catcher, Passes Horse Introductory Ordinance

    May 8, 2012 11:23 PM

    A controversial case for the Opelousas City Council was closed Tuesday, with another hot topic being opened. Council members had to decide the fate of small animal warden, or dog-catcher, Donald Tyler. "Mr. Tyler was offered two chances, and on both of the chances he failed," said Alderman... more »
  • 3 Arrested Employees Stay on City of Opelousas Payroll

    April 12, 2012 11:26 PM

    An Opelousas police officer and two public works employees remain on the city's payroll, after being arrested and charged with various crimes. Police Officer Yolanda Lewis is charged with obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. She's accused trying to cover up her husband, Quinn Lewis' crime of stealing... more »
  • In a musical city, a plea to turn down the volume

    March 23, 2012 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Like the architecture that gives the French Quarter an ambience of a by-gone era, music is a treasured part of its culture. A thriving club scene is an essential part of the city's tourism-based economy. But there is more to the French Quarter than Bourbon Street.... more »
  • Early Morning Fight Leaves One Dead

    February 4, 2012 8:07 AM

    A 19 year old male is dead after suffering several stab wounds in a fight early Saturday morning. Just after two o'clock, Lafayette Police Officers working in the parking lot of Café Habana City, located in the 900 block of Bertrand Drive, responded to a fight in front of... more »
  • Minimum Wage SF Becomes first US City to Top $10 Minimum Wage

    December 12, 2011 11:45 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - San Francisco will make history on Jan. 1 when it becomes the first city in the nation to top $10 for the minimum wage. It's only a 32-cent hike, from $9.92 to $10.24. But for many low-income workers it's a psychological boost that will help... more »
  • Redistricting Forces Malbreaux to Withdraw From Race

    September 14, 2011 2:54 AM

    Due to population shifts in the 2010 census, council lines in Lafayette Parish were redrawn earlier this year. That means some residents will find themselves in new council districts when the changes officially take effect in January. Among the voters impacted by the changes, at least one candidate for public... more »
  • Are Politician's Statements Degrading Toward St. Martinville?

    September 6, 2011 11:13 PM

    A political candidate takes aim at one Acadiana city, and Tuesday night some city leaders fire back. It's a back-and-forth between State House of Representatives District 96 candidate Raymond "Shoe-Do" Lewis and the City of St. Martinville. Is it a political game, an insult, or maybe just words of... more »
  • Abbeville City Councilman Dies

    July 24, 2011 8:32 PM

    Abbeville City Councilman Carbett Duhon has died. Duhon served on the city council for the past 21 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 am at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. Carbett Duhon was 82 years old.
  • Louisiana is Home to Dirtiest City in the US

    June 19, 2011 2:58 PM

    Louisiana is now home to the dirtiest city in America. New Orleans was ranked number one on Travel & Leisure's Dirtiest City Survey. Visitors gauge "dirty" in a variety of ways: litter, air pollution, even the taste of local tap water. Many of the cities that ranked poorly also... more »
  • Aqua Dam & HESCO Baskets Installed in Morgan City

    May 17, 2011 1:51 AM

    Near the shores of Lake Palourde in Morgan City, crews are working to give the Siracusaville levee more elevation. On the east side of the levee, members of the Army National Guard are working to install HESCO baskets, that will give the levee a few more feet of protection from... more »
  • Homeowner's Group Sues Over Sign for Son

    May 8, 2011 11:48 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City couple's big banner supporting their son's service in Afghanistan has brought a lawsuit from the subdivision's homeowner's association. The multicolored banner bears a Marine Corps portrait of 20-year-old Corey Burr and the sentence "Our son defends our freedom." Jodi Burr and her... more »
  • St. Martinville Crack Down on Loitering, Drinking in Streets

    April 18, 2011 11:21 PM

    The city of St. Martinville is cracking down on loitering and people gathering and drinking in the streets. The mayor and police department discussed the problem at Monday night's city council meeting, including a two-day fight that took place between two families a week ago. It happened on... more »
  • Jury in racketeering case to return Tuesday

    February 17, 2011 8:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury will resume deliberating Tuesday in the trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker charged in a plot to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs. Jurors deliberated for more than nine hours Wednesday and Thursday without... more »
  • Ville Platte City Hall Closed

    February 3, 2011 11:19 PM

    Ville Platte City Hall will be closed Friday. Mayor Jennifer Vidrine says business will resume as normal on Monday morning.
  • Stepmother charged in child's death

    January 25, 2011 8:09 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City woman being held on negligent homicide charges in the death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter has seen the charge upgraded to first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Bossier Parish Undersheriff Doyle Dempsey said the charges were upgraded because his investigators feel Catherine Murray Lowe intended... more »
  • Lafayette's city-parish attorney to resign

    December 29, 2010 8:33 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger says he is leaving his post in January. In a statement released this week, Ottinger says he believes the administration and City-Parish Council would be well served by a fresh face. Ottinger has held the job since 2004. The Advocate reported Wednesday... more »
  • Embezzlement Investigation in City of Delcambre

    December 13, 2010 11:40 PM

    One small Acadiana town is working through big money problems. KATC's Maddie Garrett was at the Delcambre City Council meeting Monday night and uncovered new information about an embezzlement investigation in the city. After its yearly audit, the City of Delcambre came up short by roughly $7,000. "It's significant for... more »
  • Friend: ND murder-for-hire suspect discussed plan

    December 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A woman who hired an Oklahoma City handyman for remodeling projects and became his friend told a North Dakota jury Monday that the man told her about a plan to beat a Fargo dentist with a hammer, but she didn't think he was serious. Michael Nakvinda... more »
  • Tracy Tries Yoga and Pilates

    December 6, 2010 11:23 AM

    City Club Manager Mary Beth Langlinais says yoga is a mind and body form of exercise that compliments other workouts. It enhances coordination, balance, strength, muscular endurance, flexibility and helps with breathing. Pilates incorporates many yoga poses and a class with Pilates instructor Toni Heinen certainly gets the heart pumping!... more »
  • You Gotta Move Goes Cycling

    November 18, 2010 9:17 AM

    I climbed on a stationary bike and tried out a cycling or spin class... and it was not easy. But there are a few things that make it a GREAT choice if you wanna get moving. First, you control the resistance on the bike with the knob. Second, you aren't... more »
  • Madonna to open string of gyms, starting in Mexico

    October 25, 2010 9:52 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pop singer Madonna is opening a chain of fitness centers around the world to be known as Hard Candy Fitness global gyms. A partnership between Madonna, her manager and New Evolution Ventures plans to open the first gym in a posh neighborhood in Mexico City on... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in human trafficking case

    October 20, 2010 10:03 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man from Uzbekistan who was accused of running a 14-state human trafficking ring in Kansas City has pleaded guilty to four charges under a plea agreement in which he will serve at least 10 years in federal prison. Abrorkhodja Askarkhodjaev, 31, was facing more... more »
  • Sale of video game "Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City" must be halted

    October 19, 2010 3:13 PM

    SAO PAULO (AP) - A Brazilian court says worldwide sales of the video game "Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City" must be halted because it allegedly uses a song without the composer's consent. The Third Civil Court in the city of Barueri says Rockstar Games and Brazilian... more »
  • Candidate for Council Squashes Dropping Out Rumor

    September 27, 2010 12:54 PM

    Candidate for City Council in Ville Platte wants to put a stop to a rumor about ending her candidacy. Myra "Griffin" Fontenot is still running for City Council District D in Ville Platte. "I have been receiving phone calls and I have been confronted by people of my community about... more »
  • Prosecutors say corruption ran deep in Calif. city

    September 22, 2010 9:53 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eight current and former officials of the city of Bell appeared in shackles before judges Wednesday in a corruption case prosecutors said was so ingrained in the blue-collar suburb that almost anyone who could have blown the whistle was benefiting from it. Former city manager Robert... more »
  • Heated arguments over a zoning change in Opelousas

    September 15, 2010 9:18 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is sent looking for a new site for an administrative building. This comes after a heated discussion at an Opelousas city council meeting. A deal was in place for the Sheriff's office to buy an old Courvelle Toyota dealership between Main St. and Union... more »
  • Hit and run caught on tape

    September 14, 2010 7:15 PM

    A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista. Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away. It's something you'll only find on KATC.com: video... more »
  • Crowley City Marshal Former Assistant Arrested

    September 13, 2010 5:51 PM

    At the request of the Crowley City Marshal, Crowley Police have conducted an investigation into missing funds from the office of the City Marshall. The investigation revealed that over a 6 month period, funds from a checking account through the City Marshal's Office were taken. Investigators began an... more »
  • Home Opener Countdown is On!

    September 8, 2010 4:12 PM

    The defending Superbowl Champion Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings this Thursday for their season home opener. Thousands are flocking to the city for all the excitement leading up to the game. The activities include: The NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival at Woldenberg Park Thursday from 10:00 a.m. -... more »
  • BP invests in Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    September 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    It's the 75th year for Morgan City's Shrimp and Petroleum Festival but it's been a tough year for both industries. The crisis in the Gulf spurred a rough shrimping season and a drilling moratorium but the cash is flowing at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and BP is one of... more »
  • Lafayette City-Parish Must Pay IRS $475,000

    September 2, 2010 9:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service is seeking at least $475,000 from the Lafayette Consolidate Government in tax rebates and penalties for what the federal agency argues was too long a delay in spending bond money. The city-parish finance department submitted a request to the City-Parish Council this... more »
  • Hurricane Ike-Battered Dike in Texas City Reopening

    August 31, 2010 3:22 PM

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) - The Hurricane Ike-battered dike in Texas City will reopen Sept. 11. Officials say repairs are being completed for the dike to reopen two days before the second anniversary of the hurricane. Boat ramps, fishing piers and bait camps lined the 5-mile-long dike before Ike stormed... more »
  • New Iberia Growth

    August 25, 2010 6:06 PM

    New Iberia is moving forward with its initiative to grow and prosper. Wednesday, city and state officials met with residents about the "Louisiana Development Ready Community" program. "This is about the business community, the private citizenry and the government coming together, to grow," said Mike Tarantino with Iberia Industrial... more »
  • New Chief Plans to Cleanup NOPD, City Crime

    August 23, 2010 6:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man charged with cleaning up both the New Orleans Police Department and the city's violent crime has a plan and a warning for his officers - "if you lie, you die." In the wake an investigation that left 18 current or former officers facing federal... more »
  • City Prosecutor Marcus Allen Fired

    August 20, 2010 1:42 PM

    City Prosecutor Marcus Allen has been fired after refusing to resign from his position. He says it stems from an incident with a bail bondsman in October of last year. A bondsman is accusing Allen of simple battery, which is a charge Allen denies. More on this story tonight at... more »
  • Lt. Governor extends local invite to President Obama

    August 12, 2010 7:27 PM

    The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is coming-up Labor Day weekend. Among the new attractions, organizers are trying to construct the world's largest poboy- but that may be overshadowed by a visit from President Obama. It's all speculation at this time- Lt. Governor Scott Angelle extended the invite to his coworker... more »
  • San Diego's city council has banned "floatopia" parties

    July 26, 2010 9:33 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's City Council has banned so-called "floatopia" parties where people booze it up on inner tubes offshore. The council voted 8-0 Monday to close the loophole on a beach alcohol ban that was approved by voters in November 2008. Several speakers told the council that... more »
  • Morgan City Woman Arrested For Leaving Kids in Car

    July 26, 2010 1:03 PM

    Naomi P. Campbell 18 yoa of Morgan City was arrested on 7-24-2010 at 11:55 am for Child Left Unattended in a Motor Vehicle. Deputy was patrolling the Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista, when he was advised by two subjects that they observed two small children left in a vehicle... more »
  • Jefferson Parish Trying to Change Fat City

    July 10, 2010 4:28 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - They've tried for decades to rehabilitate, re-imagine and remake Fat City, only to see the Metairie nightlife district stubbornly cling to its rough and rowdy ways. So Jefferson Parish officials now are trying a more persistent, relentless approach. An ambitious plan is in the works to... more »
  • New Trial in Central City Killing of 5 Teens

    July 2, 2010 5:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors have asked the Louisiana Supreme Court to overturn an order for a new trial for the man accused in a shooting spree that killed five teenagers. The Times-Picayune reports that the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal ruled 2-1 this week that Criminal District Judge Lynda... more »
  • Lafayette Annexation

    June 2, 2010 10:48 AM

    A decision yesterday from the Lafayette City Parish Council over a hot piece of property. The council voted to annex the Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course again. Earlier, the council voted to rescind its April vote that did the same thing, that decision came after the city of Broussard... more »
  • Lafayette City-Parish Council to Consider Allowing Advertising on Buses

    May 17, 2010 6:15 PM

    The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider a resolution on Tuesday to allow advertising on the exterior and interior of Lafayette Transit System Buses. Right now, some buses advertise "The University of Louisiana at Lafayette." This would expand revenue sources by opening up ad space to any business.
  • Lafayette Wins Cleanest City Contest

    May 10, 2010 12:32 PM

    Louisiana Garden Club State judges have awarded Lafayette with the State Cleanest City title. Lafayette was awarded the District title at its March 31 judging and reception at Lafayette City Hall. The City of Lafayette hosted a breakfast on Tuesday, May 4, at the Hilton Hotel for the judges and... more »
  • Changes Coming to Lafayette Government

    May 3, 2010 11:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The process of forming an official commission to review the Home Rule Charter for Lafayette city-parish government is taking shape. A formal announcement about the vacancies on the nine-member commission will be read at Tuesday's City-Parish Council meeting, and resumes will be accepted until... more »
  • New Iberia: Cleanest City Winner

    April 27, 2010 3:51 PM

    The City of New Iberia is the proud winner in the Cleanest City Contest for their district. Now the city moves on to the State level. Judges will be in town on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 5th. The judges are from the Louisiana Garden Club Federation and they will... more »
  • US Navy Brings Jobs To Morgan City

    April 10, 2010 4:20 PM

    US. Navy Brings Jobs to Morgan City Dozens of Iraqi naval sailors will arrive in St.Mary Parish this month to learn to operate Louisiana built boats intended to defend oil platforms in the Persian Gulf. Swiftships Shipbuilders of Morgan City has been awarded a $180 million contract to build... 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 »
  • Arrest in Dog Shooting Case

    March 16, 2010 12:27 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old man has been arrested in Berwick after he fatally shot two dogs after one bit him. Chad Barras, of Stephensville, was arrested Monday and charged with discharging a firearm in the city limits, resisting a police officer, illegal... more »
  • UPDATE: Warrant Issued for City-Parish Councilman's Arrest RECALLED

    March 1, 2010 5:04 PM

    UPDATE: According to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the warrant for the arrest of city-councilman Brandon Shelvin has been recalled. ****************************** A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Brandon Shelvin. Shelvin was due to appear in court Monday over a debt owed to... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Drug Task Force Arrests: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 8:50 AM

    Date: February 26, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Donald Byrd Jr. 40 yoa of Terrebonne St.,... more »
  • Love Handles Shooting

    February 24, 2010 8:16 AM

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Score one for the love handles. Samantha Lynn Frazier says her love handles saved her life. The Florida woman was shot in the left side while walking into an Atlantic City bar. The Press of Atlantic City reports the 35-year-old says she heard two pops... more »
  • Lost cell phone leads to pornography arrest

    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 »
  • Mogan City Residents Not Worried About High Water

    February 18, 2010 7:03 PM

    Diane Martin lives in the Wilmore Home, the oldest house in Morgan City. She's lived there on and off for 20 years. The house is right around the corner from the Freret St. flood wall. "I really don't pay that much attention to it. It doesn't scare... more »
  • Lafayette council set vote on security fee

    February 16, 2010 8:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to... more »
  • Judge: Felony bars ex-police juror from election

    February 12, 2010 10:36 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge rules that a former Vermilion Parish police juror cannot run for Abbeville City Council because he pleaded guilty in 2005 to a felony. Ernal "E.J." Broussard says he will appeal the ruling handed down Thursday by Judge Marilyn Castle. Councilman Francis Touchet... more »
  • City of Eunice Fights To Keep DMV

    January 29, 2010 4:46 PM

    The City of Eunice is fighting to keep it's DMV. According to Representative Mickey Guillory, he's heard rumors the office may close in March and he thinks it's a huge mistake. Not only does the city provide the building and utilities free of charge, it serves more than 12,000 people... more »
  • Atchafalaya River Remains At Flood Stage In Morgan City

    January 14, 2010 7:19 PM

    MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - The Atchafalaya River is already above flood stage at Morgan city, raising worries about spring floods. Mike Lowe of the Army Corps of Engineers' New Orleans District says the corps has been in a flood fight since November. He says that's very early. The Atchafalaya... more »
  • Eunice: 2 arrested after car chase

    January 7, 2010 1:28 PM

    January 6, 2010 1634 hours A Deputy Eunice City Marshal observed a silver colored vehicle operated by Michael Ray Thomas, East bound on US 190 at it's intersection with La 13 in the City of Eunice. Michael Thomas had an outstanding warrant issued by Eunice City Court for failing to... more »
  • H1N1 program in St. Mary parish

    January 7, 2010 11:50 AM

    St. Mary Parish School Board in partnership with the Office of Public Health will be offering free H1N1 vaccine (nasal or injectable) from 10am to 2pm on January 9th, 2010 at Morgan City High School and January 16th at Franklin High School to anyone 3 yrs and older in the... more »
  • Morgan City: December 26 shooting suspect arrested

    December 30, 2009 12:42 PM

    Arrested: 12/30/09 @ 2:58pm, Location: Duke St. MC Travis R. Ray, 19yoa, Duke St. MC Charges: Warrant- Aggravated Battery Details: The MCPD has been investigating the shooting of a 21-year-old female, which occurred on December 26, 2009, at approximately 1:00pm, in the Orange St. area of Morgan... more »
  • UPDATE: Power Restored To Lafayette City Hall After Malfunction

    December 28, 2009 12:18 PM

    UPDATE: Due to an electrical switchgear malfunction within City Hall, the LUS Customer Service Center was forced to shut down today. LUS customers will not be able to make payments in the lobby or drive-thru. In addition, the LUS call center will only be able to take a limited... more »
  • Lafayette City Marshals Arrest Joseph Mickens Sandifer

    December 22, 2009 5:22 PM

    Lafayette City Marshal deputies arrested one JOSEPH MICKENS SANDIFER in the 900 block of East St. Mary Blvd on a BENCH WARRANT from the 15th Judicial District Court in Lafayette. The warrant was ordered on November 30, 2009 when SANDIFER failed to appear for trial on 3rd Offense OWI. In... more »
  • New Charges for a Lafayette Man With a Long Record

    December 15, 2009 4:23 PM

    From the City Marshal's Office: PATRICK J. BATISTE was arrested by Lafayette City Marshal Deputies in the 100 block of Lincoln Street. Deputies responded to a disturbance in progress involving a male subject with a gun. On arriving at the location deputies observed a male subject identified as... more »
  • Morgan City Police Issue Warning To Businesses

    December 15, 2009 3:17 PM

    The Morgan City Police Department is issuing an advisory and also asking for assistance in locating a suspect. The MCPD has had several cases of an unknown suspect committing thefts at local stores by conducting a "Quick Change" scheme. The suspect will pick a busy cashier at various stores... more »
  • Jeanerette's Christmas Celebration

    December 1, 2009 12:14 PM

    The City of Jeanerette's annual Christmas Celebration will be held on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6pm at the Sugar City Plaza next to City Hall.
  • Two arrested for drug possession in Bayou Vista

    December 1, 2009 10:33 AM

    The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Press Release Date: December 1, 2009: The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: ... more »
  • Morgan City Police Arrest Report: November 30, 2009

    November 30, 2009 1:33 PM

    Arrested: 12:35am 11/28/09, Loc: Egle St. MC Terrell E. Poole, 18yoa, Ramos St. MC Charges: 1.) Armed Robbery 2.) Agg. Battery 3.) Illegal Carrying of weapons 4.) Resisting An Officer Arrested: 12:35am 11/28/08, Loc: Terrebone St. MC Travin K. Smith, 19yoa, Lily St. Thibodaux La. Charges: 1.) Armed... more »
  • Franklin man arrested for cultivation of Marijuana

    November 30, 2009 8:35 AM

    The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Funded by the Louisiana Law Enforcement Commission Through the Evangeline Law Enforcement Commission District Press Release Date: 11-30-09 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept.,... more »
  • New Iberia street repair to begin

    November 25, 2009 3:42 PM

    The Asphalt Street Repair Project will begin on Monday, November 30, 2009 in the following areas: Rita Street Danny Street Weldon Street Bergerie Street Calhoun Street Twenty Arpent Road E. First Street Carter Street Rex Street The duration... more »
  • Morgan City Arrest Report: November 25, 2009

    November 25, 2009 12:48 PM

    Arrested: 11/24/09 @ 5:45am Location: Brownell Hms. Apts. MC Willis Junifer, 51yoa, Federal Ave. Morgan City Charges:1.) Unauthorized Entry Of Inhabited Dwelling 2.) Poss. Of Crack Cocaine Details: MCPD Officers responded to a call of a subject breaking into a residence in Brownell Homes. While enroute officers were advised... more »
  • St. Mary Parish teen facing 2 to 30 years hard labor

    November 18, 2009 12:24 PM

    November 17, 2009, Franklin, La- It took a St. Mary Parish jury only 17 minutes to return a guilty verdict against Caleb Guerrero, age 18, of Morgan City for Distribution of Cocaine. Guerrero faces a sentence of 2 to 30 years at hard labor. Guerrero sold cocaine to an undercover... more »
  • St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force Arrests

    November 17, 2009 8:58 AM

    The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Patterson Police Department Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept., report the following arrests: Jesse Edmond age 22 of 618 J. A. Hernandez St. Franklin, La.... more »
  • Morgan City Police Arrest Report: November 16, 2009

    November 16, 2009 1:07 PM

    MCPD Release 11/16/2009 Arrested: 11/15/09 @ 5:46pm, Location: Florida St MC Wayne L. Haynes, 36yoa, Garber St. MC Charge: 1.) Warrant: Armed Robbery,& Poss. Of Firearm By Convicted Felon 2.) Resisting An Officer 3.) Warrant-for State Probation and Parole Officers responded to a tip that Haynes was in... more »
  • Racy vehicle at Louisiana aviation history museum

    November 13, 2009 4:01 PM

    Souped-up speedster from the ‘30s lands At Louisiana's aviation history museum There's something new - and very racy - at the Louisiana State Museum's aviation history museum in Patterson, Louisiana. It's the souped-up and streamlined WW-45, one of the fastest and most advanced airplanes of the 1930s. The... 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 »
  • Morgan City man arrested for in-home counterfeit device

    November 11, 2009 12:56 PM

    The Morgan City Police Department was investigating a complaint of an individual passing counterfeit currency in the Morgan City area. The bills were in $20.00 and $100.00 denominations. Investigators developed 66-year-old Gary Click as a suspect and conducted a search of his home. During the search Investigators located and seized... more »
  • Louisiana Guard assists with flood operations in Bossier Parish

    November 4, 2009 2:37 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. -Louisiana National Guardsmen have been assisting with flood abatement operations since Saturday, Oct. 31, when flood waters threatened neighborhoods in Bossier City, La. Since Saturday evening, approximately 400 Louisiana Guardsmen have been running around-the-clock operations to help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bossier City... more »
  • Lafayette Police Urge Halloween Safety

    October 26, 2009 10:13 AM

    Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday October 31, 2009, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, within the City of Lafayette. The Lafayette Police Department has the following recommendations to assure a safe and enjoyable Halloween. • Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant and add reflective tape or... more »
  • Local Faces Take Part In Boogie Nights At City Club

    October 23, 2009 11:07 AM

    Boogie Nights will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at City Club in River Ranch. The Lafayette Village People will perform at the event benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Performers include KATC's own Tom Voinche, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Terry Huval of LUS, Marcus Brown, Ben Berthelot, and councilman Keith Patin.
  • City of New Iberia Unveils New Website

    October 16, 2009 3:52 PM

    NEW IBERIA, Louisiana (October 15, 2009). The City of New Iberia is proud to announce the launch of its new website: www.cityofnewiberia.com. The City partnered with Firefly Digital of Lafayette to design the site and to integrate a feature called "The Website Gadget." The Gadget enables City staff to manage... more »

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