May 20, 2013 7:18 PM
Acadia Parish Deputies identified the man who was killed Sunday in a triple shooting as 18-year-old D'Andre Goodley of Eunice.
So far, no arrests have been made. The shooting happened at a gas station off LA-35 in Branch just after eight o'clock Sunday night.
The two others shot... more »
May 17, 2013 12:07 PM
The investigation into a substitute teacher allegedly assaulting a student at Krotz Springs Elementary continues today.
Krotz Springs Police Chief Norman Mouille tells KATC he has called in another agency to assist in the investigation. Mouille says, "I want to make sure we make the right decision."
A... more »
May 17, 2013 9:02 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Overall, crime is down in Lake Charles. That's according to numbers released Thursday by the police department. Criminal offenses reported were down 3 percent and arrests were down 8 percent, according to the department's 2012 crime report. Although murder, rape and robbery numbers were up,... more »
May 16, 2013 7:35 PM
Police are investigating an alleged assault at a St. Landry Parish school.
A substitute teacher at Krotz Springs Elementary is accused of throwing the top of a desk across the classroom and flipping a student out of his seat.
Both the school board and the police department wouldn't... more »
April 25, 2013 8:01 PM
A Lafayette man says his neighborhood is being taken over by "slum lords" and blighted property.
Jimmy LeBouef lives on Chester Street in Upper Lafayette off of Moss Street, one block away from Northside High. He wants blighted houses in his neighborhood condemned and is asking the city to... more »
April 5, 2013 7:18 PM
The US Marshal's Office is joining the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department in the search for a man who ran off before his trial for vehicular homicide.
Wade Lohse is on the run and authorities say he's armed and dangerous. Last week, he walked out of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse... more »
March 1, 2013 7:11 PM
Imagine filing your federal taxes and a message comes back saying you've already filed.
This year alone, the Internal Revenue Service is investigating more than 500 cases of identity theft refund fraud. The IRS is cracking down and has hired three thousand employees to focus solely on identity theft... more »
February 19, 2013 7:01 PM
An Iberia Parish community is shaken after an eight year old boy is shot.
That eight year old is hospitalized in Baton Rouge with serious injuries and tonight the search is on for the shooter.
Iberia Parish Deputies say 21-year-old Akeam Daniels is their suspect, he's also the... more »
January 28, 2013 7:36 PM
"We are united as one. It doesn't matter about the shape of our badges, the colors of our uniforms. Everyday, we come out to do the exact same thing....protect and serve the people which we serve," said Trooper Stephen Hammons.
Three police officers shot over the weekend in Saint... more »
January 25, 2013 7:11 PM
A former Crowley Animal Shelter employee is trying to clear his name after being arrested last year.
Mike Edwards is maintaining his innocence. He was arrested last August after a number of dead, decapitated dogs were found behind the shelter. In December, a grand jury in the 15th Judicial... more »
January 22, 2013 7:43 PM
A woman claiming to have been raped is livid the Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney is reducing the suspect's charges.
Gerald Johnson was accused of raping his step-grandaughter more than twenty-one years ago. He was initially charged with aggravated incest rape and he pleaded to the lesser charge of... more »
January 22, 2013 7:04 PM
Today, the victim of a fatal shooting on Hilda Street was identified as 20-year-old Jordan Melancon, of Lafayette. Jordan leaves behind two children; an 18-month and 4-month old child. Courtney Gothe, who is the mother of one of Melancon children says, "I was shocked, he doesn't do anybody anything. He... more »
January 7, 2013 6:21 PM
Governor Bobby Jindal is coming under fire for cutting the budgets of battered women's shelters.
Funding for family violence prevention and intervention programs was cut by nearly one-million-dollars--that's a 16-percent reduction. The goal is to try and close a 166-million dollar mid-year budget deficit. The Jindal administration says the... more »
December 28, 2012 7:35 PM
Citizens in Abbeville say they want to take back their community after what they're calling "senseless violence."
It has been a violent year in the City of Abbeville, 8 murders, still several unsolved. "It could be anyone at anytime that lose their life over nothing."
Lawrence Levy is... more »
December 13, 2012 9:39 PM
A Lafayette woman is grateful to be alive after being held at gunpoint.
Three armed robberies in the past four days. The most recent one happened today around 11:49 in the 2000 block of Johnston St. behind a business. A man pulled a gun on a woman who was... more »
December 5, 2012 6:37 PM
Lafayette Police need your help solving a church burglary.
It happened at East Bayou Baptist Church on Kaliste Saloom Road late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. The suspect or suspects forced their way into the church, breaking a window, stealing several music instruments and computers.
"I don't... more »
October 14, 2012 12:03 PM
Name: Allen, Timothy Charge: Required Position And Method O Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 200 Blk Ben B STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bagwell, Carly Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 200 Blk Worth AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bell, David Charge:... more »
September 5, 2012 9:43 AM
"I basically lost my whole family besides my other two kids I have. I can't believe it sometimes and I hope I'll wake up."
Russell Lambert Senior is mourning the loss of three of his sons who died this year. In a span of three months Lambert and his... more »
June 13, 2012 6:25 PM
A busy morning for deputies in Acadia Parish armed with 19 warrants for 13 people suspected of distributing illegal narcotics.
A rude awakening for several suspected drug dealers in Crowley.
All of Wednesday's warrants were issued by Acadia Parish Deputies and agents with the Louisiana Department of Probation... more »
March 11, 2012 7:05 PM
For more than five hours Saturday, two inmates led multiple agencies on a manhunt after escaping from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
Kevin Gildhouse and Tony Jackson escaped just after one thirty Saturday morning. Both men are facing aggravated escape charges and already have a serious criminal track record.... more »
February 25, 2012 9:41 AM
Name: Alleman, Erin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 900 Blk S Avenue E STR Crowley, La
Name: Allen, Forrest Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Lasalle ST New Iberia, La
Name: Arnaud, Joy Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette... more »
February 11, 2012 1:32 PM
Officials in this small town in southwest Louisiana are asking for state help in fighting a wave of violent crime that has killed three young men in less than a year. The American Press reports ( http://bit.ly/qjfACs ) Police Chief Tommy Chaisson told the Town Council earlier this week that... more »
February 6, 2012 10:55 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Crime in the Monroe Housing Authority's family developments fell 2.2 percent over the past year, though since 2009 is up about 9.7 percent. The News-Sta r reports burglary and damage to property were the leading crimes reported. Data provided by the authority shows crime was most... more »
February 4, 2012 11:34 PM
In Kaplan, a major break in a string of arsons that have had residents on edge for years. 55-year-old Felecian Primeaux of Kaplan is facing 12 counts of arson, dating back to 2007. He was arrested at his home Saturday morning after police say the suspect was caught on tape.... more »
February 4, 2012 10:11 AM
An Avoyelles Parish girl abducted by her biological father is safe this morning.
Three-year-old Riley Renee Gautreaux and her father, Corey Gautreaux, were discovered in the Turkey Creek area this morning.
Friday afternoon, Corey Gautreaux allegedly abducted Riley by force from a residence in Bunkie around 3 o'clock... 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 »
February 3, 2012 11:50 PM
Crime in your neighborhood may be going down. In the City of Lafayette, murder has decreased by 50-percent, rape by 57-percent. The FBI is reporting every major crime is going down but how are police doing it?
Violent crimes in particular, down an average of 28-percent. Police attribute these... more »
January 24, 2012 10:55 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 45-year-old Sulphur man accused of committing sex crimes against juveniles has pleaded not guilty in state district court. The American Press reports Damon T. Skipper was indicted on one count of aggravated rape, along with his wife, 33-year-old Janice R. Skipper, on Jan 5.... more »
January 8, 2012 12:27 PM
Name: Booksh, John Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Caldar STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bossier, Wilton Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1500 Blk Louisiana AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bowie, Michael Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100... more »
December 13, 2011 6:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is set to hear from a former NHL player whose accusations of sexual abuse helped lead to the imprisonment of his former junior coach in Canada. Sheldon Kennedy will headline Congress' first hearing in the wake of the Penn State scandal. Last week, Kennedy's former coach,... more »
December 10, 2011 10:00 AM
A twenty one year old Carencro male is dead after an officer involved shooting in Lafayette.
This all happening around 9:30 Friday night at Campus Crossings Apartments on Theatre Street, off of Congress Street, near the Cajun Dome. Officers were called to the complex for an alleged armed robbery.... more »
December 4, 2011 11:38 AM
Name: Balbeisi, Ismail Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Antigua DRV Lafayette, La
Name: Bauer, Reginald Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 600 Blk 1/2 Carmel Lafayette, La
Name: Beard, Boyd Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd... more »
December 3, 2011 12:14 PM
Name: Arceneaux, Bradley Charge: Simple Burglary Of Inhabited D Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 400 Blk Heidi Cir Scott, La
Name: Arnold, Cornelius Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Guidry STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bates, Jennifer Charge: Second Degree Cruelty... more »
October 22, 2011 10:07 AM
A Lafayette Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after a shooting early Saturday morning.
Just after 11:00 PM Friday night, officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Peggy Street. Once on scene, officers discovered the 74 year old male victim stabbed multiple times. The victim... more »
October 16, 2011 9:56 AM
Name: Bell, Jacob Charge: 2nd Deg Battery Charge: Int'L Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Fortune RD Youngsville, La
Name: Benoit, Jelani Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1000 Blk Westend DR New Iberia, La
Name: Brooks, Shenek Charge: Aggravated Assault Charge Arresting... more »
October 15, 2011 4:04 PM
CHATHAM, La. (AP) - Police are looking for two men who robbed a bank in Chatham on Friday. Jackson Parish Sheriff Andy Brown tells the News-Star (http://bit.ly/n9MECr ) that the incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. when two men dressed in dark clothing entered Peoples Bank in Chatham. Brown says both... more »
October 15, 2011 3:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police have arrested Ryan Poree for the shooting deaths of two sisters and the wounding of a 7-year-old boy in east New Orleans on Friday. John Gagliano, chief investigator for the coroner, tells the Times-Picayune (http://bit.ly/n0jLx9s ) that the victims were 34-year-old Alcee Perry and her... more »
October 15, 2011 9:05 AM
Name: Calais, Cordera Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk Marme STR Lafayette, La
Name: Francis, Nicholas Charge: Municipal Purposes (Free Text) Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Endwood RD Lafayette, La
Name: White, Randolph Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency:... more »
September 14, 2011 10:56 PM
Known as "legal herb," "spice" or "herbal incense," synthetic marijuana has been around for a few years now. But getting it off the streets hasn't been easy for law enforcement.
"They're called synthetic cannabinoids, they're not actually cannabinoids," said Acadiana Crime Lab Director Kevin Ardoin.
Ardoin sees packets... more »
August 28, 2011 12:17 PM
Name: Anders, Allen Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk Wallnut STR Melville, La
Name: Anson, Shane Charge: Iberia Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700 Blk Mixon STR New Iberia, La
Name: Arnold, Michael Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S... more »
July 24, 2011 12:12 PM
Name: Alfred, Laura Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Oak Dale Lafayette, La
Name: Andrepont, Kandy Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Coker ROA Eunice, La
Name: Bevacqua, Karin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address:... more »
July 23, 2011 10:09 AM
Name: Arevalo, Jose Charge: Careless Operation - No Accid Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Fairfa STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bailey, Charles Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk S Andre ST Duson, La
Name: Batiste, Jeremiah Charge: Prohibited Acts -... more »
July 16, 2011 11:08 AM
Name: Alexander, Paul Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 3300 Blk Main HWY Breaux Bridge, La
Name: Amy, Bill Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 6800 Blk Clyde ROA Maurice, La
Name: Andrus, Jeanne Charge: Probation (Free Text) Arresting Agency: La Doc... more »
July 9, 2011 11:59 PM
Tense moments at the Iberia Parish Jail Saturday morning as three inmates take a prison guard hostage.
In the end one deputy was sent to the hospital, he's since been treated and released. The three inmates now facing attempted first degree murder of a police officer for what deputies... more »
July 3, 2011 1:18 PM
On July 3, 2011, at approximately 1:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to 130 Northern Avenue regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, a 36 year old male of Lafayette, lying on the ground with 2 gunshot wounds to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim and the... more »
July 3, 2011 1:14 PM
The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound.
Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... 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 »
July 2, 2011 2:37 PM
Is picking up the daily paper part of your daily routine?
Thursday night, someone in Crowley picked up more than a paper, they picked up the whole stand! The Crowley Post Signal says "They were trying to open the armored head where the money is and they had difficulty,... more »
June 26, 2011 11:29 AM
Name: Batiste, Derek Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 3700 Blk Landry Lot #21 RD Scott, La
Name: Broussard, Daniel Charge: Disturbing The Peace Charge Arresting Agency: Youngsville Pd Address: 300 Blk S Larriviere ROA Youngsville, La
Name: Cao, Nam Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency:... more »
June 25, 2011 12:12 AM
An inmate who escaped in Lafayette Parish is back behind bars, but not before taking police on a high-speed chase.
25-year old Matthew Keyes had just been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for home invasion.
For nearly 15 hours Matthew Keyes was a free man.... more »
June 24, 2011 8:40 PM
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the body floating in Lake Martin early Friday morning.
Twenty-nine year old Cory Sonnier of Lafayette was found with multiple stab wounds shortly after 6 a.m. Friday morning by a boater in Lake Martin.
The investigation remains ongoing and keep... more »
June 19, 2011 2:43 PM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Madison Parish Sheriff's Deputies have released the identity of one of two young black females found dead within the city limits of Tallulah this weekend. Police say the body of 18-year-old Nikesha Washington was discovered behind Wright Elementary School Friday night. The second victim who was... more »
June 19, 2011 12:23 PM
Name: Breaux, Terry Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1000 Blk Renard DRV Scott, La
Name: Breaux, Kasderall Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk W Foch ST Lafayette, La
Name: Chamapgne, Edward Charge: Calcasieu Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette... more »
June 12, 2011 10:22 AM
Name: Attwood, Paul Charge: Theft Under One Hundred Dolla Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk St Christopher STR Lafayette, La
Name: Avila, Will Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Malapart ROA Lafayette, La
Name: Babineaux, Johnathan Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency:... more »
June 11, 2011 11:38 AM
A few less drugs are on the streets of Rayne thanks to the Rayne Police Department.
Saturday morning, Rayne police officers arrested a juvenile for possession with intent to distribute a schedule two controlled dangerous substance.
The juvenile was observed in a high drug area when police attempted... more »
June 11, 2011 11:26 AM
Name: Abshire, Morgan Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Wadsworth Lafayette, La
Name: Alexander, Anjennette Charge: No Lamp Over License Plate Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Cantel ST Lafayette, La
Name: Andrus, Shawn Charge: Theft Of Goods Charge Arresting Agency:... more »
June 5, 2011 10:54 AM
Name: Babineaux, Jason Charge: Viol Of Protective Orders Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 401 D Blk Arceaneaux ROA Scott, La
Name: Bibbins, Kenneth Charge: Tail Lamps Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1600 Blk 12th ST Lafayette, La
Name: Dalcourt, Martel Charge: Operating Veh. With Suspended... more »
June 4, 2011 11:46 AM
An early morning crash claims the life of an Abbeville man.
The crash happened just after one am on LA 82 South of Abbeville. Troopers say that the driver of the vehicle, 52 year old Gregory Menard attempted to pass several cars in a no passing zone, and collided... more »
June 4, 2011 11:24 AM
One person is in stable condition after a gunshot wound to the hip area.
Around two am Saturday morning, at least one shot was fired in the 400 block of Stevenson Street in Lafayette. Investigators say that a disturbance took place amongst a group of male suspects at a... more »
June 4, 2011 11:02 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to order a new trial for a former New Orleans police officer convicted of writing a false report on a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina. A notice of appeal filed Friday by U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office says... more »
June 4, 2011 10:54 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A man who pleaded guilty to participating in a murder-for-hire plot has been sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Erick Dewayne Crain pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the death of Ernest Luttrell. The Times reports that state District Judge John Mosely sentenced Crain to... more »
June 4, 2011 10:48 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - For the second time in a month, Thibodaux police are faced with the vandalism of tires on cars parked at their headquarters. In early May, vandals slashed 34 tires on 11 new Chevy Tahoes parked at the headquarters. Early Friday morning, vandals again entered the parking... more »
June 4, 2011 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A social worker at a state juvenile detention center has been booked with malfeasance in office and fired for an alleged sexual relationship with a 20-year-old inmate, according to a Baton Rouge newspaper. The Advocate reports that 39-year-old Lashonda Lang, of Baton Rouge, was a... more »
May 28, 2011 9:30 PM
Two people are dead after a single vehicle accident and police are still searching for the driver.
The accident happened at milepost 42 in northern St. Landry Parish just after 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, entered the grass median,... more »
May 15, 2011 8:55 AM
ame: Angelle, Kendelle Charge: Flight From An Officer; Aggra Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Rampart ST Carencro, La
Name: Baudoin, Kyle Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency: Penalties Address: 300 Blk Goldengrain ROA Duson, La
Name: Benoit, Natia Charge: St. Martin Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette City... more »
May 14, 2011 11:19 PM
In Iberia Parish, four men are under arrest for allegedly shooting at sheriff's deputies.
The shooting happened just before two Saturday morning on East Pershing Street in New Iberia, where deputies tried to pull over an SUV with four men inside. That's when deputies say the suspects began firing... more »
May 14, 2011 9:04 AM
Name: Broussard, Chasitty Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 1700 Blk S Simcoe Apt 1 ST Lafayette, La
Name: Guillory, Keenan Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 7600 Blk I-49 Service RD Opelousas, La
Name: Livings, Devona Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant... more »
May 8, 2011 11:57 PM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Two days after the Thibodaux Police Department bought 11 new SUVs, someone slashed 34 of the tires on the Chevrolet Tahoes. Chief Scott Silverii tells The Daily Comet he had planned to add the vehicles to the fleet by the middle of this week - replacing... more »
May 7, 2011 11:29 PM
A murder investigation underway in Ville Platte.
According to Evangeline Today.com http://evangelinetoday.com/view/full_story/13167848/article-Robbery-turned-shooting-claims-the-life-of-one?instance=home_news_lead it all started with an armed robbery at a nail salon on West Main Street Friday night. The paper reports a man broke into the business and fired several shots, hitting the store owner who later died.... more »
May 2, 2011 3:32 AM
Lafayette police are investigating an apparent vandalism spree that took place Sunday morning.
Many residents at two separate apartment complexes woke to find their cars keyed and their tires slashed. KATC'S Chris Welty spoke with victims and one of the men that had his name etched into several cars.... more »
April 24, 2011 1:48 PM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Authorities say Ouachita Parish High School band director Jon G. Lindsey has been charged with obscenity after being accused of performing a sex act on a 17-year-old boy in a car at a service station. Police reports reviewed by the News-Star said Lindsey denied performing oral... more »
April 24, 2011 11:02 AM
Name: Abshire, Kevin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 2400 Blk Edia ST Maurice, La
Name: Alexander, Garnet Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Rosewood AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bourque, Stephen Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City... more »
April 16, 2011 3:19 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former fire chief for the town of Gueydan has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to receive child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Friday that U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty sentenced 43-year-old Lindsey Troy LeBlanc to 63 months in prison for his... more »
April 4, 2011 12:28 AM
While investigating an early morning car burglary Saturday, Lafayette police had something of their own stolen....their car.
This all happened at around 5-am on South Audubon Boulevard. While an officer was talking to the victim in that car burglary, the officer heard the police cruiser accelerate down the street.... more »
April 4, 2011 12:13 AM
Two UL students targeted at their off campus apartment.
The two women had just arrived home to Campus Edge, shut the door, and then two men entered their apartment--with a gun---demanding valuables.
"I thought we were going to be dead." After a night out on the town one... more »
February 13, 2011 11:13 PM
Before Sunday morning's service at St. James Baptist Church in Lafayette members were shocked to see explicit graffiti spray painted on their church. KATC'S Chris Welty found out neighbors, and police are calling this act a hate crime. "You wouldn't think people would stoop down that low...and then the n'word... more »
February 9, 2011 7:42 PM
Twenty Acadiana law enforcement agencies are learning all about a new program, aimed at attacking quality of life issues through traffic and crime data. They're gathering at the Lafayette Police Department for a three day training seminar on "Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety," or "D-DACTS."
With... more »
October 15, 2010 2:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans is dropping its crime camera program. In seven years, the program has yielded six indictments. They include three for crimes caught on video and three for bribes and kickbacks a vendor is accused of paying a former city official to sell... more »
October 12, 2010 7:24 PM
The rural area in Acadia Parish off Highway 13-- near Ebenezer is usually a peaceful community, but resident Nujay Guidry says his safety was compromised when a burglar invaded his home.
He said he didn't wake up during the home invasion, but his wife did. The thief broke in... more »
October 6, 2010 11:35 AM
Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire.
Tuesday afternoon the Sheriff's Office received a call concerning a fire in... more »
October 5, 2010 2:05 PM
An investigation is underway into the death of 28-year old Jayvon Rakestrau.
He died after being tased in front of the Jackson Square Apartments in Duson around 11 o'clock Tuesday night.
His mother, Deborah Rakestrau said her son was rounding up friends to watch a movie at the... more »
September 27, 2010 4:54 PM
MONROE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana man accused of helping hang a dead raccoon in a noose outside a school to intimidate black students has been charged with conspiring to commit a hate crime. Friday's four-count indictment also charges 33-year-old Christopher Shane Montgomery, of Bastrop, with tampering with a... more »
August 31, 2010 7:40 PM
A Lafayette mother says she's still waiting for justice, but there's a new wrinkle in the investigation of her daughter's death. KATC has uncovered further details surrounding an Internal Affairs Investigation within the Lafayette Police Department. Major Glen Dartaz has been placed on administrative leave as a result.
Montie... more »
August 30, 2010 5:02 PM
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.
The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating 2 separate burglaries which occurred at Crowley Middle School. The first incident occurred July 21, 2010 and the second incident occurred August 23, 2010.
During both burglaries, entry was... more »
August 27, 2010 6:41 PM
A Lafayette man, Isreal Ason, was attacked in his own home on Delorde St. Friday morning. He was bound with duct tape and his mother shot in the leg.
Ason said he couldn't believe someone would try to take his mother's life over a vehicle. He and his mother... more »
August 24, 2010 12:02 PM
St. Landry Crime Stoppers is presenting the high schools in St. Landry Parish with a large 4ft by 8ft billboard to be placed at the schools.
This is being done in hopes the students take part in the crime stoppers program, making schools in St Landry parish a safe... 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 16, 2010 1:55 PM
Officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the "Circle K" 1803 Eraste Landry Road regarding an armed robbery. According to the clerk, the suspect entered the business at 1:30 a.m. August 16th and demanded the money from the register. The suspect was armed with a handgun and was able... more »
August 9, 2010 9:52 PM
LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Naomi Campbell flirted with Liberia's former president across the dinner table at Nelson Mandela's presidential mansion in 1997 and boasted the following morning that Charles Taylor had given her a huge diamond during the night, Mia Farrow and another witness testified at Taylor's war crimes trial... more »
August 3, 2010 11:53 AM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving an attempted burglary that happened near Eunice, La. On Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
St. Landry Sheriff's Deputies responded to an alarm activation at Dr. Monty Heinen's office located at 3448 Hwy 190, East of Eunice.
Upon arrival... more »
August 2, 2010 4:55 PM
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.
The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating a burglary which occurred at the business of Fire House Café located at 723 South Parkerson Ave. The burglary occurred between the dates of July 17 - 18, 2010.
... more »
July 30, 2010 11:26 AM
Stolen from 228 US HWY 190 in Eunice July 25th, 2010 a 2004 STS 16 foot utility trailer, black in color, dual wheels, pull out ramps was stolen. Simmular to this picture. If anyone has information, call St Landry Crime Stoppers at 337-948 8477. more »
July 27, 2010 4:09 PM
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime.
The Church Point Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred on or around the date of May 18th on Melissa Street in Murrell Subdivision. The victim of this crime was out of town at the time... more »
July 27, 2010 10:51 AM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in apprehending a wanted person. Eunice City Marshal's Office currently has 10 - Theft arrest warrants for Sara Beth Cart, total value of theft is $710.00. Cart is a White Female 5'-1", 120 lbs, 22 years of age. Last known address... more »
July 15, 2010 12:00 PM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a missing person from Opelousas. On March 26, 2010, Earl John Kidder Jr, also known as "Bubba" left his residence at 614 Chickasaw Dr. in Opelousas. Mr. Kidder was supposed to be going camping at the Sherburne Wildlife Management... more »
July 7, 2010 3:52 PM
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a Burglary.
The Acaida Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a burglary, which occurred at Riviana Foods Inc., located at 2034 West Mill St. just west of Crowley. The incident occurred between the dates of July 3 - July... more »
May 10, 2010 11:06 PM
The recent spotlight on bullying cases across the nation may have you questioning how safe your child is in the Lafayette Parish School System.
Maxine Hamilton, the Safe and Drug Free Schools Supervisor in Lafayette, said "We're seeing bullying incidents with young kids basically from kindergarten through 12th grade."... more »