September 7, 2014 2:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign. Republicans control the House and... more »
November 16, 2012 6:55 AM
Annual African American Catholic Youth Congress will be held at the St. Thomas More Catholic High School. This event take place on Saturday, November 17, 2012, from 8 a.m until 6 p.m. This is a peer-on-peer leadership program filled with: dramatic interpretations, music and dance and workshops. This year's Keynote... more »
May 14, 2012 11:21 PM
Congressman Jeff Landry announced his campaign for re-election Monday night in Youngsville. He will now face fellow Congressman, Dr. Charles Boustany in an election this fall. The political battle is due to redistricting, after Boustany's and Landry's individual districts were combined to form the new District 3.
"If you're... more »
March 22, 2012 6:31 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - One by one, Republicans and Democrats recognized a singular achievement by a singular woman - Sen. Barbara Mikulski, now the longest-serving female member of Congress. The Maryland Democrat reached that milestone this past Saturday. So on her 12,892 day in Congress Wednesday, senators stood on the floor... more »
September 12, 2011 10:50 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is seeking to build public support for his $447 billion jobs plan before formally sending the bill to Congress Monday. The president will promote the jobs plan, which focuses on tax cuts and new spending, during an event in the Rose Garden Monday at... more »
August 10, 2011 11:14 PM
Congressional leadership is rounding up the 12 member Super Committee being put together to reduce the nation's debt. On Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner named his picks, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is expected to name hers in the next few days.
But after bitter bipartisan battles over... more »
July 2, 2011 11:35 PM
A dispute on the roadways led to a shooting and a crash, leaving one man dead.
This all happening in Lafayette at around four o'clock Saturday near the intersection of University and Simcoe.
Two cars were involved, a man and a woman in two separate vehicles, and police... more »
May 28, 2011 12:22 AM
At least eight families are out of their homes as of Friday night.
That's after a fire at an apartment complex in the five-thousand block of West Congress Street in Lafayette. Tenants that we spoke with are very shaken up, and they say they've never seen anything like this... more »
March 3, 2011 11:37 PM
Congress is proposing billions of dollars in cuts to just about every facet of government spending, but the LSU AgCenter argues some of those cuts could cripple local industries like farming. So, the question is, where to cut back? And by how much?
Blair Hebert is one of many... more »
January 25, 2011 5:23 PM
A bicyclist is suffering from critical injuries after being hit by a vehicle. It happened just before two at the intersection of Congress and Somerset. Police say it appears the 20-year old male rode in front of a passing truck on Congress Street.
January 12, 2011 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats in Congress are pledging to push for tougher regulation of offshore drilling and to make oil companies more financially responsible for spills. A recent report from a presidential panel provides an opening for Democrats to rekindle legislative efforts that failed after last year's oil spill.
January 4, 2011 10:12 PM
On Wednesday, Jan. 5, our nation's capitol will undergo a massive change as 96 new members of Congress will be sworn-in. And an overwhelming 87 of those new lawmakers are Republican. Louisiana's own Jeff Landry will be representing District 3, and is one of those freshman Republicans.
Sent by... more »
December 27, 2010 3:27 PM
Right Now: in front of Prairie Elementary at the corner of Congress & Ambassador Caffery Parkway. The accident shut down both northbound lanes of Ambassador Caffery. There are only minor injuries to report.
October 13, 2010 3:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A watchdog group - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington - has released it's annual list dubbed the "Most Corrupt Members of Congress." Both Louisiana senators are on it. Democrat Mary Landrieu made the list for accepting $30,000 in campaign contributions in 2001 from employees... more »
October 7, 2010 3:31 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Republican contenders for a southeast Louisiana congressional seat fought bitterly for the party nomination, Democrat Ravi Sangisetty avoided the vitriol, quietly traveling the district to drum up campaign cash and votes. Sangisetty's bucolic campaign season is over as he now goes head-to-head with his... more »
September 23, 2010 4:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - Heading into the homestretch of the Republican runoff campaign in the 3rd Congressional District, New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry holds a significant money advantage over former Louisiana House Speaker Hunt Downer. Landry led in both raw fundraising totals and had a larger $211,123 account balance... more »
September 13, 2010 11:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge from Louisiana is corrupt and unfit to serve on the bench, House members said Monday as they began a rare congressional impeachment trial by laying out their case against the jurist. Playing the role of prosecutors, Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,... more »
June 17, 2010 11:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - BP's humbled CEO sat grim-faced Thursday as a House chairman accused him of being oblivious to the risks of the company's deep water operations. Tony Hayward waited his turn to tell Congress he was "deeply sorry" for his company's catastrophic oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.... more »
June 7, 2010 1:51 PM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The widows of two workers killed in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion are calling on Congress to repeal a 90-year-old law that limits the amount of money survivors can recover in the deaths of family members. Natalie Roshto of Liberty, Miss., and Courtney Kemp... more »
June 2, 2010 9:13 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - President Barack Obama pressed Congress to scrap billions in oil company tax breaks and pass legislation to help the nation kick a dangerous "fossil fuel addiction" Wednesday, trying to channel disgust over the worsening oil disaster into a force for clean energy. Seeking opportunity in a crisis,... more »
May 27, 2010 5:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two workers injured when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico tell Congress that the companies in charge of the doomed drilling operation cut corners and neglected maintenance in a race toward higher profits. Laborer Stephen Stone told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the... more »
April 15, 2010 11:43 AM
On April 15, 2010, at approximately 6:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of West Congress Street and Bertrand Drive regarding a shooting. Information from witnesses indicates that two men were inside of a vehicle at the intersection when one of the men jumped... more »
February 25, 2010 12:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana Republican will be among dozens of Congress members attending the White House health care summit. Rep. Charles Boustany, a physician from southwestern Louisiana, opposes the plan backed by President Obama and Democratic members of Congress. Among Boustany's proposals is a plan to allow individuals... more »
February 17, 2010 12:32 PM
Lafayette Police Department investigators have identified the male victim found behind a convenience store on Monday evening as Richard Ronald Fuller (51), originally from Echo, Louisiana. On February 15, 2010, at approximately 8:20 pm, patrons walking behind a convenience store at 2400 West Congress Street discovered the body of a... more »
February 16, 2010 6:43 AM
UPDATE: Police say a cause of death and identity for the body found will be released on Wednesday.
The body of a middle-aged man was found Monday (February 15) evening behind the Chevron gas station at the corner of Congress and Bertrand. Investigators tell KATC, three girls went into... more »
December 5, 2009 6:40 PM
Four accidents in Lafayette Parish have left 6 people dead and it all happened in a 24 hour period.
It started Friday morning at 2:20 in Carencro.
Police arrived on the scene in the 3300 block of University Ave.
Adrunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian crossing... more »
November 25, 2009 2:51 PM
Victims Held Up in Parking Lot of Downtown Library
On November 25, 2009, at approximately 12:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Congress Street regarding an armed robbery. The victims, four females of Baton Rouge, were walking in the parking lot... more »
November 13, 2009 11:38 AM
Lafayette Police conducted an operation Thursday, November 12, 2009 between the hours of 9pm and 3am, targeting impaired drivers. The checkpoint location was the 3800 Block of West Congress Street. Officers observed 396-vehicles travel through the checkpoint and pulled over 12-drivers for further testing. As a result 2 were charged... more »
October 27, 2009 1:49 PM
As of today, no one has stepped forward to claim a $10,000 Powerball prize won on May 30. The winning ticket was purchased at Hit-N-Run #6 on West Congress Street in Lafayette and is set to expire Nov. 26.
The ticket matched four of the five white ball numbers... more »
October 14, 2009 1:47 PM
The Lafayette Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1106 W. Congress; the call apparently came in around 11:45am today.
At this time KATC has learned that the driver of a pick-up was backing out of the drive way and inadvertently clipped a gas meter.
Lafayette Fire... more »
September 28, 2009 8:29 AM
For the second straight week a Lafayette cleaners has been robbed. This time Congress Cleaners was targeted. It's in the 39-hundred block of West Congress Street. Lafayette Police say a suspect entered the business with a knife and demanded money from the cashier. He got away with the cash around... more »