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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
December 28, 2009 12:18 PM
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
November 25, 2009 3:42 PM
The Asphalt Street Repair Project will begin on Monday, November 30, 2009 in the following areas:
Twenty Arpent Road
E. First Street
The duration... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
October 7, 2009 2:53 PM
The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana celebrating 35 years of local service has announced their 17th Annual Awards Program Awards to be held on October 29, 2009. At this year's event Mr. Joey Durel, Lafayette City/ Parish President, will be our guest speaker. Mr. Durel is certainly no stranger to... more »