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  • St. Bernard hires community development director

    April 20, 2014 1:29 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish has a new community development director. Nola.comThe Times-Picayune reports Michael Albert replaces Candice Watkins, who left several months ago to become a disaster recovery specialist with the state Office of Community Development. Albert, previously a planner with the Guilford County Planning Department in... more »
  • AOC's Internet Radio Station Offers Platform for Public

    October 15, 2012 8:21 PM

    Do you have a story to tell, a non-profit to promote or music to share? There might be a place to broadcast yourself, through AOC Community Media's new internet radio station. It's called Cypress Street Radio and will soon be available to listeners for free on AOC's website through SHOUTcast.... more »
  • Community Coming Together in Search for Keiosha Felix; Vigil Sunday

    July 27, 2012 10:34 PM

    A candlelight vigil for missing Duson teen Keiosha Felix is set for Sunday. Friends, family and community members will gather at 6:00pm at the park in Duson, off of 4th Street. The 15-year-old girl hasn't been seen since April 30, 2012, and three people have been arrested in connection with... more »
  • Opelousas Catholic Student Fights Brain Tumor, Community Gives Support

    June 22, 2012 11:22 PM

    Opelousas Catholic School, already experiencing a difficult year after two other teens died in a car accident, once again bonds together to help another student. 15-year-old Meghan Briley is a sophomore and runs track at Opelousas Catholic. One of three triplets, her sisters said you can always tell her... more »
  • Crowley Community Protests City Job Cuts

    July 7, 2011 11:57 PM

    A slew of positions are on the chopping block for the City of Crowley, but those budget cuts won't be made without a fight from the community. Dozens of community members showed up at Thursday Finance Committee meeting to show their support for city workers, especially at the fire and... more »
  • Rebuilding Communities in Spirit of MLK Day

    January 17, 2011 10:54 PM

    In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, volunteers are helping rebuild a community in Acadiana. Monday was the first day of work and more than 75 volunteers and AmeriCorps members from across the country were already making a difference. "It's a matter of community investment and not so... more »
  • Donations Replace Stolen Christmas Presents

    December 16, 2010 11:52 PM

    After KATC first told you about a family who last weekend lost all of their Christmas presents to burglars, many of you have called us wanting to help. And already on Thursday people from across Acadiana have come together to turn a holiday nightmare into a Christmas miracle. The... more »
  • Helping hands reach out to Opelousas preacher

    October 15, 2010 8:21 PM

    Monday afternoon, preacher Elton Sam picked up his phone. It was his neighbor. "She said that the house was on fire and there were four fire trucks." Sam said, "but the whole house was consumed at the time." Sam and his family lost everything but each other. His wife and... more »
  • Gay community sends video message: It gets better

    October 7, 2010 9:52 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - David Valdes Greenwood was 15 when he climbed to the highest arch of a bridge in his small Maine town and got ready to jump. It was 1982. He was distraught over a pastor's Sodom and Gomorrah sermon that his homosexuality would bring God's wrath down... more »
  • First Degreed Midwife Training Program at Lafayette Community College

    October 4, 2010 11:51 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting... more »
  • Midwife Progam At Lafayette College

    October 4, 2010 11:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The community college in Lafayette plans the first degreed midwife training program in Louisiana and four nearby states. South Louisiana Community College dean Annette Accomando tells The Advocate that the program could begin as early as January if it wins fall approval from the regional accrediting... more »
  • Out of the Darkness Community Walk

    October 4, 2010 9:50 AM

    The America Foundation for Suicide Prevention will have their Out of the Darkness Community Walk on October 9th. The event will take place at Parc Sans Souci from 8am - Noon. There will be music, breakfast snacks, coffee, and drinks. Along with a raffle filled with wonderful prizes. Tickets for... more »
  • Barber Shop Murder

    September 24, 2010 7:24 PM

    Iberia Parish deputies have two men in custody but are looking for more murder suspects tonight. Deputies say it happened Thursday night just before 10 on St. Mary Street. Four men wearing masks entered "Cliff's Impressive Cuts" demanding money. Then, one of the men shot barber and... more »
  • Bromwich to Hold Community Forums on Gulf Spill

    September 1, 2010 7:20 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The head of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement will hold forums in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana this month and get briefed on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and deep-water drilling. Michael R. Bromwich, the agency's director, will hold forums in Houston... more »
  • BP Louisiana Community Outreach Centers

    August 30, 2010 11:07 AM

    As the response effort to the Gulf spill progresses, BP remains committed to the affected local communities and to making it right for the people of the Gulf Coast. BP has eight Community Outreach Centers and two Community Liaisons throughout coastal Louisiana to serve the public. These Centers provide... 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 »
  • FEMA to Forgive $18 million Community Disaster Loan to St. Bernard Parish

    August 13, 2010 5:23 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro has signed the paperwork needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the agency to forgive an $18 million Community Disaster Loan granted after Hurricane Katrina. According to a Friday news release, Craig Fenton, a loan analyst working with FEMA,... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Announces the Creation of Community Roots

    August 13, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office announces the creation of Community Roots a collaborative project whose goal is to foster community ties and pride through the creation and maintenance of neighborhood food gardens. Lafayette Community Roots is a partnership between The Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Consolidated Government, EarthShareGardens and others. Together, each... more »
  • Community Leaders Recall Their First Jobs

    July 4, 2010 3:19 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Shoe-shining brought self-confidence. Painting boats in the summer heat awakened a passion. Wrapping meat and sweeping floors taught discipline. First jobs, often in the muggy days of summer, are seldom glamorous. But Houma-area business leaders say the jobs they held when they were teenagers or even... more »
  • BP Community Outreach Center

    June 25, 2010 7:20 PM

    People looking for answers about the Crude Disaster now have a new way to access information. No more searching websites or calling hotlines. Instead, BP employees are standing by, in the flesh, to talk with you face to face. "Our goal is pretty simple, we're here to protect the... more »
  • Community Draws Closer to Faith as Oil Spill Grows

    May 30, 2010 3:50 PM

    BOOTHVILLE, La. (AP) - The reality that the Gulf oil leak could keep flowing for months was setting in for some somber churchgoers in Louisiana. In Plaquemines Parish near the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Rev. Theodore Turner said Sunday some of his congregants are getting desperate because BP... more »
  • KATC Wins LAB Community Service Award

    May 19, 2010 2:10 PM

    Today KATC-TV3 won a Louisiana Association of Broadcasting Award for the St. Jude Telethon.
  • Community Meeting on Lafayette Schools Tonight

    March 16, 2010 2:36 PM

    A community dialogue meeting will be held tonight to discuss the Masters Facilities Plan which assesses the current and future needs of schools and facilities within the parish. TECHNICAL PLAN.pdf Tuesday, March 16, 2010. 6 – 8 PM Lafayette High School Cafeteria Northside High School... more »
  • Call For Support Gets Answered

    January 7, 2010 6:09 PM

    The story of an elderly Lafayette woman having to tough it out through the cold touched the hearts of many in Acadiana. Emails and calls came pouring in. Many people made a donation at the Cajun Area Agency on Aging. "Lady living in a trailer busted windows and... more »
  • Update: Church Point Community Center theft

    December 31, 2009 12:52 PM

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

    December 27, 2009 10:43 PM

    Double devastation for a Church Point group that serves the community. The Christmas Eve tornado caused a tree to topple over onto The Food Pantry destroying it. The "Community Investors" pantry provided free supplemental food for more than 300 families. The group's "World Wide Learning Center" featured on... more »
  • Church Point: Community Investors food pantry

    December 24, 2009 1:11 PM

    Heavy winds blew a tree onto the Community Investors food pantry on Harmon Street in Church Point. 360 families in the Church Point, Mire and Branch areas are served by the Center. Only 20 bags of food remain and those will be distributed to needy families for the holiday.... more »
  • Opelousas Walmart Donates Through Community Grant

    December 21, 2009 3:07 PM

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. DC 6048, of Opelousas, LA, awarded the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office with a community grant for $1000. This money was used to purchase Christmas presents for families in need in St. Landry Parish. The presents will be distributed by Sheriff Bobby J.Guidroz, Santa Clause and... more »
  • Free H1N1 shots

    December 11, 2009 12:11 PM

    Church point H1N1 vaccine to be given to residents free. From 3 to 6 pm on thursday december 17th. Church point community center at south city park.
  • Community Leaders Recognized at League of Women Voters Soiree

    November 16, 2009 9:11 AM

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

    October 8, 2009 12:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy says changes will be made in the city's community policing model following three recent murders. Roy said Wednesday that he still needs to have some conversations with Police Chief Daren Coutee, but he said there soon will be some "revamping" of... more »
  • Carencro to Host Durel's Listening Tour

    September 23, 2009 9:10 AM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel continues his listening tour today in Carencro. Durel's goal is to listen to what the people of Lafayette Parish want the community to look like 10, 20, or 30 years down the road. Tonight's meeting begins at 5:30 at The Hall on Gloria Switch Road.
  • Joey Durel Listening Tour: Youngsville

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel is continuing his listening tour this week. The next meeting will be held this evening (Monday, September 21) in Youngville. His goal is to hear what residents want their community to look like in the future. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm inside the Youngville... more »

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