June 7, 2014 4:40 PM
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - After a cold winter and heavy spring rains, Mississippi authorities say shrimp just aren't big enough to catch yet. Officials with the Department of Marine Resources tell WLOX-TV that the cold and overabundance of fresh water has slowed the growth of shrimp. The state won't open... more »
March 4, 2014 10:57 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Despite rain and cold in Tuesday's forecast, thousands of people were expected to line the traditional parade routes overnight to get a prime spot for Mardi Gras - New Orleans' biggest show. Mark Nelson, of St. Louis, will be attending his first Fat Tuesday. He said... more »
December 11, 2012 7:32 PM
Authorities in Rapides Parish are searching for clues into who killed 25 year old Dorothy Rosier.
About three weeks ago, hunters discovered human remains in LaSalle Parish. Using dental records, the LSU FACES Lab positively identified the remains as Rosier.
Nearly three years ago, Dorothy Rosier disappeared without... more »
December 4, 2012 11:44 PM
It's been 28 years of waiting for an Acadiana family, waiting for answers in the 1984 murder of Gary Kergan. Gary disappeared on November 29, 1984, and while a body was never found, Baton Rouge Police believe he was murdered. Two people were arrested just weeks later, but they were... more »
October 25, 2012 12:02 AM
A family in St. Mary Parish is still looking for answers after their loved one was found dead over two years ago. The case has been cold ever since. Now the family of Glenn Lemoine is asking for the public's help and hope to breath new life into the case.... more »
February 12, 2012 12:57 PM
The temperatures in the 40's and even 30's for some of the parades Saturday, but that didn't really keep the crowds away.
What started out as a mild winter quickly changed within just a matter of days just in time for the first big parade of the carnival season.... more »
October 6, 2011 11:37 PM
An arrest could be made soon in the seven year murder investigation of 62-year-old Carrie Billeaud. The New Iberia Sheriff's Office confirms it has a person of interest, and have presented its case to the District Attorney's Office. But as of Thursday, Sheriff Louis Ackal said this is still an... more »
February 15, 2011 9:08 AM
CLINTON, La. (AP) - East Feliciana Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Clinton man after reopening a 1997 rape case last year. Sgt. Kevin Garig says that 46-year-old Gary Miller surrendered at the parish jail on Friday after deputies got an arrest warrant accusing Miller of aggravated rape. Garig says... more »
February 1, 2011 11:28 PM
Whenever weather makes a drastic change, complaints about getting sick are sure to follow. But is there really a link between infection and climate? KATC's Maddie Garrett talked to an Acadiana doctor to separate fact from fiction.
The Lourdes After Hours Clinic has been busy this winter. Doctor Joseph... more »
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 »
January 10, 2011 12:45 AM
With freezing temperatures expected overnight this week it's time to make preparations. You know the rule---protect the p's....that's pipes, plants and pets.
As showers poured down across Acadiana, the temperatures were also moving down. The threat of near freezing temperatures means it's time to protect the plants, pets, and... more »
January 9, 2011 12:25 PM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A blast of winter weather gripped parts of the South on Sunday, bringing snow, sleet and freezing rain that coated bridges and roads and causing hundreds of flight cancelations. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency in preparation for severe conditions. He said the... more »
December 26, 2010 11:26 PM
How are you staying warm? If you're using a space heater, KATC'S Mike Magnoli has some safety tips for you. Space heaters are among the top three causes for fires in America, and you need to be careful.
"The guys up north don't think it gets cold down here... more »
December 1, 2010 3:28 PM
Shelters across Acadiana are open tonight for those with no place to stay in the cold. There are house rules: no booze, no drugs but there are also warm beds for Lafayette's homeless. In this story we profiled two of the guys spending the night.
"It's enlightening, you get... more »
April 29, 2010 12:24 PM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal has hired a retired state police investigator to head up the department's cold case division.
Ackal tells The Advocate that Richard Fleming started last week by first investigating the 2004 homicide of Carrie Billeaud, a 62-year-old New Iberia woman... more »
March 22, 2010 11:49 AM
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Coast seafood shop owners say below-freezing temperatures in January have made crawfish scarcer, keeping prices higher. Todd Rosetti of Quality Seafood in Biloxi tells The Sun Herald that the ponds are producing about half of what they should be. Those ponds lie near the Louisiana-Texas state... more »
March 3, 2010 11:53 AM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Continued winter chill has brought a slow start to the crawfish season. Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Association Director Stephen Minvielle says his 1,100 traps brought in 261 pounds last week and 258 the week before. That compares to 900 pounds a day at this time last... more »
March 1, 2010 1:51 PM
The "winter blues" is a phrase usually unheard of in south Louisiana, but this year's freezing temperatures, streaks of gloomy days and general wet season have brought many people down.
This winter season has brought the roughest weather Acadiana has seen in a long time, and it has made... more »
February 22, 2010 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Earlier this year, Crawfish farmers expected heavy rains to bring a bountiful harvest, but that was before periods of subfreezing temperatures pushed the mud bugs back into their holes. Now producers wonder if early projections of a strong crop will pan out. And some restaurant... 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 »
February 12, 2010 9:35 AM
State Police have reported that US 190 is opened.
For more information visit www.511la.org or www.lsp.org .
I-49 from exit 80 (McArthur Drive exit) in Alexandria to Exit 94 (the Rapides Station Exit) is closed.
Two bridges in the KATC viewing area are closed due... more »
February 11, 2010 1:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With up to seven inches of snow predicted in parts of Louisiana, universities closed early in north Louisiana and at least one Carnival parade was postponed in New Orleans. The National Weather Service said snow in much of the area was likely to be heavy and... more »
January 11, 2010 1:51 PM
More than 800 people were left without power-- and thus, heat-- Monday morning after a power line went down on Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Included in this outage was Westside Elementary School in Scott.
School principal Lisa Thomas says she got a call at 6:45 that there was no power... more »
January 7, 2010 6:37 PM
If you or someone you know needs a place to keep warm in Opelousas, there is shelter available.
City officials are opening the North Park Civic Center. Cots and supplies are already moved in. Contact the City Police Department and their staff will make arrangements to get you there.... more »
January 7, 2010 5:45 PM
Breaux Bridge Detectives in conjunction with Lafayette Branch of the FBI and the New Orleans Branch of the FBI have now made an second arrest in a three year cold case bank Arm robbery of Farmer's & Merchant Bank & Trust which dated back from May 26, 2006.
As... more »
January 6, 2010 6:51 PM
Temperatures will be as low as they've been in Acadiana in over a decade.
They're many people in this area who have no way to stay warm.
A cause for concern--especially for the elderly and disabled.
"People get chilled when they're elderly they get chilled and that... more »
January 6, 2010 3:25 PM
As all of us are keenly aware, the state of Louisiana is bracing for very uncommon extremely cold temperatures this week.
All residents and citizens should prepare themselves, their families and their homes for the arctic winter blast heading to Louisiana.
The high cost of home heating fuels... more »
January 5, 2010 1:59 PM
Acadiana is home to almost as many cattle and horses as people, so local farmers are working hard to protect these animals-- a big source of revenue-- from the cold.
For months they have been preparing the livestock for winter through proper feeding and care.
"The most important... more »
December 23, 2009 11:55 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It may not be a white Christmas but it sure will be cold across Louisiana.
The National Weather Service expects up to 3 inches of rain across northern stretches through Thursday. A flash flood watch has been issued for parts of northeast Louisiana and west... more »
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 »
October 15, 2009 3:33 PM
1. What's the difference between Colds and Allergies? Colds: A cold is a virus that gets into your body and your immune system attacks. Some of the effects of this immune response are the classic symptoms of a cold, such as congestion and coughing. The germs that cause colds are contagious.... more »