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  • Appeal court: Teacher furlough day illegal

    November 16, 2012 4:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Public School System illegally cut pay by imposing an unpaid day of leave for every teacher during the last school year, a state appeal court has ruled. The Jefferson Federation of Teachers sued the school board after it voted in July 2011 for... more »
  • 10th Annual Creole Culture Day

    June 6, 2012 9:11 AM

    On June 10th, 2012 the10th annual Creole Culture Day will be held at Bayou Vermilion District's Vermilionville. This celebration of our Creole ancestors will be displayed through oral traditions/storytelling, music, dance, cooking demonstrations, language and crafts. There will be musical performances from the Creole Zydeco Farmers and Donna Angelle. Admission... more »
  • Memorial Day Hits Home for Gold Star Mother, Father

    May 28, 2012 11:27 PM

    As Acadiana paid tribute this Memorial Day, Sybil and Buddy Williamson opened up to the painful emotions of losing their oldest son. "The day means very much to us, it's so special especially since it's so very personal now," said Sybil. Army Sgt. Patrick Williamson was only 24... more »
  • Mother-Daughter Grateful to Celebrate Together This Mother's Day

    May 13, 2012 8:02 PM

    This Mother's Day we bring you the story of a mother and daughter who overcame the odds, and are truly grateful to celebrate with each other this year. "We're like best friends, we do everything together almost," said Tracy Bartholomew Bartholomew and her mom, Bobbie Thibodeaux, are happy... more »
  • Family Adventure Day More Than Just a Fundraiser

    March 30, 2012 11:56 AM

    You might see a lot of blue shirts around Lafayette tomorrow for the fourth annual Family Adventure Day. It's a community fundraiser put on by the Healing House designed to give back to families in Acadiana. Healing House is a place where children and their families can heal after... more »
  • Air conditioner trouble shuts school for a day

    March 16, 2012 9:07 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - Air conditioner trouble sent some classes outdoors at East Feliciana Middle School. And school district official Knight Roddy tells The Advocate that the middle school in Clinton will be closed Friday while mechanics work on the problem. All other East Feliciana Parish schools remain open. The... more »
  • Air conditioner trouble shuts school for a day

    March 16, 2012 8:58 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - Air conditioner trouble sent some classes outdoors at East Feliciana Middle School. And school district official Knight Roddy tells The Advocate that the middle school in Clinton will be closed Friday while mechanics work on the problem. All other East Feliciana Parish schools remain open. The... more »
  • Angels 4 Paws

    January 13, 2012 9:02 AM

    Angels 4 Paws Adoption Day Jan. 14th Angels 4 Paws is having their monthly adoption day Sat.Jan 14th, from 10a-1pm. They will have small to large dogs that are in need of homes. Give them a visti at Tractor Supply - 204 Odd Fellows Rd in Crowley, Louisiana!! ... more »
  • Game Day Means Big Bucks for Acadiana

    January 8, 2012 11:58 AM

    If you're not in New Orleans for the big game, what's a better way to be a part of it, than to be here at home with good food, drinks, and family. Game day in Acadiana means big bucks for local groceries and bars, take Rouses Supermarket, in Lafayette.... more »
  • Acadiana's Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember Day of Infamy

    December 8, 2011 2:22 AM

    70 years since the attack which propelled America into World War II and forever altered the course of history, four Acadiana men who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered to remember that day of infamy. "It happened so fast, I didn't get scared until the next day," said... more »
  • Scott Hazardous Waste Day

    September 18, 2011 1:30 PM

    The City of Scott is doing its part to keep the environment clean. The city held a household hazardous waste event Saturday, residents went to the city maintenance building to properly dispose of paint, motor oil, tires and other hazardous materials. The Mayor tells KATC that they are... more »
  • Mom Goes Into Labor On Labor Day

    September 6, 2011 1:14 AM

    Labor Day will forever have a new meaning for Shannon Bourque of Breaux Bridge, who went into labor early Monday morning. By 8:00 a.m., she had given birth to her second child, Laison, who weighed in at 8 lbs 5 oz. "I'm just so glad that he's out... more »
  • Parade of Flags Memorial Day Celebration

    May 30, 2011 8:02 PM

    Several memorial day services were held across Acadiana, honoring our fallen soldiers. Monday was not only a day for remembrance, but also a day for celebration. It was a somber but celebratory day as dozens gathered at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens in Lafayette to honor veterans and the ones who... more »
  • Obamas Honor America's Veterans on Memorial Day

    May 30, 2011 7:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will spend Memorial Day paying tribute to the military. The Obamas will visit Arlington National Cemetery where the president will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns. Following the ceremony, the president will participate in... more »
  • Out-of-Date Weather Information Used the Day Student Dies

    April 18, 2011 11:31 AM

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame said Monday that football staff responsible for advising whether it was safe to practice outside used out-of-date weather information the day a student videographer fell to his death when the hydraulic lift he was on toppled over in high winds. Declan Sullivan, a... more »
  • Lafayette Middle Celebrates Earth Day

    April 16, 2011 11:58 PM

    With Earth Day less than a week away on April 22nd, one Lafayette middle school got in on the green action Saturday. KATC'S Chris Welty was there as the school hosted it's annual Earth Day celebration, the theme this year "100-Ways to Save Louisiana." Dozens of Lafayette Middle School... more »
  • 5 Day Special Shrimp Season May Not Be Worth It

    April 15, 2011 10:54 PM

    Commercial shrimpers in Acadiana are hoping for a pay day next week, thanks to a special five-day season. Shrimpers were out at the Delcambre public docks Friday preparing their boats, repairing nets and just getting ready to hopefully make a profit. But with just part of zone 2 opening... more »
  • First Annual Patty in the Parc Huge Success

    March 17, 2011 8:21 PM

    The first annual Patty in the Parc kicked off at 5:00 p.m. Thursday night to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in downtown Lafayette. Organizers said they expect at least 2,000 people to come out to Parc International for the Irish holiday. There was a lot green, from shirts to hats... more »
  • January 17th: saddest day of the year?

    January 17, 2011 7:56 AM

    Get the tissues handy the saddest day of the year is here. One researcher pegs that as January 17th, which is today, is the saddest day for a host of reasons-the presents are gone, the bills are due, the resolutions are busted,and it's cold ... you get the picture.
  • Martin Luther King Day

    January 17, 2011 6:23 AM

    Today is Martin Luther King day and the commemoration will be held all across the Nation. First up in Lafayette at the MLK Center a Flag Raising Ceremony at 8:30 this morning. Then there will be a community luncheon at 11:45. Also at the MLK center. And in... more »
  • Acadian Day Means One More Day Off Of Work

    November 25, 2010 12:52 PM

    State government employees are getting a long Thanksgiving weekend. State offices will be closed Friday, in a holiday declared to commemorate the state's Cajun heritage. Gov. Bobby Jindal has continued the annual tradition of designating Friday as Acadian Day, which remembers the arrival in Louisiana of the Acadians, many of... more »
  • Stormy Saves the Day

    November 25, 2010 9:48 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - This is the story of a little girl and her horse, Stormy. It begins before the two met. Stormy, a 30-year-old mare of unknown lineage, was starving to death when she was rescued by Calcasieu sheriff's deputies who were alerted to her condition by a... more »
  • CORRECTION: Some Schools Get Time Off in Early November

    October 21, 2010 4:14 PM

    Many Acadiana public schools have adjusted their school calendars due to election day and voting precincts located in the public schools. Students in the following districts DO NOT report to school Election Day, November 2: Acadia Parish Lafayette Parish St. Martin Parish St. Mary Parish These districts... more »
  • Household Chemical Collection Day

    October 20, 2010 7:43 AM

    Household Chemical Collection Day is Saturday, October 30th, from 8a.m. until noon in the Cajun Field parking lot. Anybody who lives in the city of Lafayette, or in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish are attend. This collection day is so that residents can properly dispose of household chemicals... more »
  • Family Adventure Day

    October 16, 2010 7:29 PM

    If you were out in Lafayette, you might have noticed a lot of gold t-shirts roaming around. Most of those shirts came in an extra small size. More than 200 parents taxied their kids around the parish for one thing: a stamp. "It ends up to be almost a thousand... more »
  • Family Adventure Day is this Weekend

    October 13, 2010 9:31 AM

    This weekend families can spend quality time together while raising money for a good cause. Saturday is the 3rd Annual " Family Adventure Day" All the proceeds benefit the healing house. It costs 40-dollars for a family of 4 to participate, each additional person is$10.00. Last year healing house raised... more »
  • No jurors on 1st day of ex-cop's stun gun trial

    October 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield police officer charged with repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron Pikes, who was... more »
  • Neighborhood Cleanup Day Planned for Lafayette

    October 11, 2010 6:25 PM

    This weekend, Lafayette residents will have the opportunity to clean up their homes and neighborhoods in a community-wide event. The "Community Pride" Neighborhood Clean-Up Day will be held this Saturday. The Clean-Up Day is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of the city and unincorporated areas of the... more »
  • Lawsuit claims $200M owed to 'rainy day' fund

    October 4, 2010 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit filed Monday challenges the way state lawmakers balanced last year's budget with $200 million from Louisiana's "rainy day" fund and seeks a repayment that could damage this year's budget. Former state Rep. Ron Gomez of Lafayette is one of two plaintiffs on the... more »
  • 4-H National Youth Science Day

    October 4, 2010 10:34 AM

    4-H will have their 3rd annual 4-H National Youth Science day on Wednesday October 6th. This years experiment, 4-h2o, youth will learn about carbon dioxide and discover how we as a nation can reduce our environmental impact. For more information visit, www.4-h.org/nysd or www.lsuagcenter.com
  • Family Adventure Day

    September 29, 2010 10:33 AM

    Healing-House is having their Family Adventure Day, October 16th from 9am - 6pm. The Family Adventure Day will take place throughout the city of Lafayette. For a family of 4 this is only $40 which includes: Adventure Day Map featuring 20 locations with a free activity at each location, and... more »
  • LSP Reporting Zero Fatalities over Holiday

    September 7, 2010 5:07 PM

    Louisiana State Police had an increased number of troopers on patrol this Labor Day holiday. This extra allocation in manpower was due to overtime availability made possible by federal grants via the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Louisiana State Police investigated zero fatality crashes this Labor Day weekend. Last year, there... more »
  • Final Plugging of Well Will Begin After Labor Day

    August 19, 2010 10:59 AM

    WASHINGTON — BP aims to permanently seal the ruptured Gulf of Mexico oil well in the second week of September, a US official said Thursday, as pressure concerns further delayed final "bottom kill" operations. "We should be looking somewhere in the week after Labor Day," US spill chief Thad... more »
  • Louisiana Shrimpers Reporting Clean 1st Day Catch

    August 17, 2010 6:56 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Commercial shrimpers out for the first season since BP's disastrous spill indicated their catch was plentiful and free of oil, despite a report by scientists that much of the crude remains below the surface of the Gulf. Fishermen spent much of the summer mopping up... more »
  • First Day of Shrimp Season

    August 16, 2010 8:10 PM

    It's the start of the new shrimping season in Louisiana, the first since the BP Oil Well was capped. KATC connected with a shrimper, "Big Al" Granger, who reports the rough waves and the weather forecast are making the first day back on the water a rough one. Big's... more »
  • 100 Days of Oil: Gulf Life Will Never Be the Same

    July 28, 2010 7:03 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A hundred days ago, shop owner Cherie Pete was getting ready for a busy summer serving ice cream and po-boys to hungry fisherman. Local official Billy Nungesser was planning his wedding. Environmental activist Enid Sisskin was preparing a speech about the dangers of offshore drilling.... more »
  • 4 day week could hurt students

    July 26, 2010 2:06 PM

    COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - Four-day school weeks in Caldwell Parish are a favorite of students and teachers, but a comparison of test scores before and after shortened weeks show student achievement could be suffering. With funding in short supply statewide, many local school districts... more »
  • Alarm System Was Shut Down Day of Rig Explosion

    July 23, 2010 2:06 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - An electronics technician aboard the ill-fated oil rig Deepwater Horizon told an investigative panel Friday that an alarm system was partially shut down on the day the rig exploded. Mike Williams said the system was turned on to monitor for fire, explosive gas and toxic gas... more »
  • July 19, Day 90 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    July 19, 2010 5:00 PM

    A summary of events Monday, July 19, Day 90 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • July 14, Day 85 Of The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

    July 14, 2010 12:42 PM

    A summary of events Wednesday, July 14, Day 85 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • July 13, Day 84 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    July 13, 2010 11:04 AM

    A summary of events Tuesday, July 13, Day 84 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • Day 78 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    July 7, 2010 4:16 PM

    A summary of events Wednesday, July 7, Day 78 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • June 25, Day 66 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    A summary of events Friday, June 25, Day 66 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • Day Of Prayer In TX Over Lives Lost And The Environmental Disaster In The Gulf

    June 24, 2010 12:47 PM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has declared Sunday a day of prayer in Texas over lives lost and the environmental disaster of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Perry, who Wednesday returned to Austin after more than a week in China on an economic development trip, issued a... more »
  • June 24, Day 65 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 24, 2010 11:14 AM

    A summary of events Thursday, June 24, Day 65 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • June 22, Day 63 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 22, 2010 11:45 AM

    A summary of events on Tuesday, June 22, Day 63 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • BP CEO relieved of day-to-day responsibility for managing oil spill

    June 18, 2010 4:20 PM

    LONDON (AP) - The chairman of BP says embattled chief executive Tony Hayward is being relieved of day-to-day responsibility for managing the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. According to the transcript of an interview with Sky News television released Friday, chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg says that Hayward "is now handing over... more »
  • June 17, Day 58 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 17, 2010 2:04 PM

    A summary of events on Thursday, June 17, Day 58 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • June 16, Day 57 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 16, 2010 11:46 AM

    A summary of events on Wednesday, June 16, Day 57 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • June 15, Day 56 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 15, 2010 12:49 PM

    A summary of events on Tuesday, June 15, Day 56 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • June 14, Day 55 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 14, 2010 11:53 AM

    A summary of events on Monday, June 14, Day 55 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • BP's Shares Climb For a Second Day in a Row

    June 11, 2010 2:09 PM

    BP shares are climbing for a second straight day despite new estimates that the Gulf oil spill could be worse than previously forecast. In morning trading Friday, BP's shares rose $1.35, or 4.1 percent, to $34.13. Some scientists believe the amount of oil spewing from the blown-out well in the... more »
  • BP Capturing 630,000 Gallons A Day-Could Double Next Week

    June 9, 2010 2:21 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest announcement on how much oil is being captured from the gushing BP oil well on Wednesday raised additional doubts about the validity of government estimates on how much crude actually has been spewing into Gulf waters. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, who is in charge... more »
  • June 9, Day 50 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 9, 2010 10:57 AM

    A summary of events on Wednesday, June 9, Day 50 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Day 49 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 8, 2010 11:02 AM

    A summary of events on Tuesday, June 8, Day 49 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Gulf Containment Cap Closely Watched in 2nd Day

    June 6, 2010 2:01 PM

    ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - A containment cap that sucked some of the oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico offered a small sign of progress for a region that has seen its wildlife coated in a lethal oil muck, its fishermen idled and its beaches... more »
  • House Members Expect A Full Day Of Haggling Over The $25 Billion Budget

    June 4, 2010 1:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House members expect a full day of haggling over the $25 billion budget bill to pay for state operations next year. House debate on the budget began Friday morning. The House and Senate remain in a near-stalemate over financing plans. To make the numbers work... more »
  • Day 45 Of The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

    June 4, 2010 12:18 PM

    A summary of events on Friday, June 4, Day 45 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Biden Salutes Soldiers

    May 31, 2010 1:23 PM

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden is saluting the sacrifices of the men and women of America's fighting forces at the nation's most hallowed burial ground. He said the United States has "a sacred obligation" to provide its servicemen and women - "these new warriors"... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule

    May 30, 2010 5:53 PM

    Allied Waste will not run its residential garbage and yard waste routes tomorrow because of the Memorial Day Holiday. Customers will receive collection the next day, and Friday customers will get pick up on June 4th.
  • DOTD-Work Schedules for the Memorial Day Weekend

    May 25, 2010 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31). DOTD Interim Secretary Sherri LeBas urges drivers to use extra caution... more »
  • Monday, May 24, Day 33 of the oil spill

    May 24, 2010 7:40 PM

    By The Associated Press A summary of events on Monday, May 24, Day 33 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest: Memorial Day Weekend

    May 24, 2010 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Bayou Country Superfest organizers expect at least 80,000 people from across the United States and Europe to file into LSU Tiger Stadium Memorial Day weekend. Superfest producer-director Quint Davis tells The Advocate that the number of ticket holders far exceeds his initial projections for the... more »
  • Tube Siphons Less Oil From Gulf for 2nd Day

    May 24, 2010 9:41 AM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The amount of oil siphoned by the mile-long tube inserted into the leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico has fallen again. BP PLC spokesman John Curry told The Associated Press on Monday that the tube collected some 47,040 gallons of oil on Sunday. BP said... more »
  • Day 29 of Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010 5:46 PM

    (AP) Events May 18, Day 29 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast killed 11 workers.... more »
  • BP: 2,000 Barrels a Day Now Captured From Oil Leak

    May 18, 2010 9:21 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - BP says its mile-long tube siphoning oil from a blown-out well is bringing more crude to the surface. In a news release Tuesday, BP PLC says the narrow tube is now drawing 2,000 barrels a day for collection in a tanker, double the amount when it... more »
  • Day 23 of The Oil Spill

    May 12, 2010 5:23 PM

    By The Associated Press Events May 12, Day 23 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire on April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Senate Backs Up on Rainy Day Fund

    May 12, 2010 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Senate has backed the use of the state's "rainy day" fund to help close a $319 million deficit and rebalance this year's budget. The Senate voted 35-zero Tuesday to authorize the use of as much as $198 million from the Budget Stabilization Fund... more »
  • Mother's Day Fight Leads to Death

    May 11, 2010 10:50 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A 27-year-old man has died from injuries suffered in a weekend fight, turning Mother's Day into a day of mourning for a family. Courtney "Bleek" Allen had been on life-support since Friday when he was knocked to the ground and hit his head, said Thibodaux Police... more »
  • Day 21 Of The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    May 10, 2010 6:54 PM

    By The Associated Press Events May 10, Day 21 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire on April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • May 13: Police Memorial Day Ceremonies

    May 10, 2010 5:58 PM

    On Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 6:00 pm, the Lafayette Police Department will host Police Memorial Day Ceremonies at St Barnabas Episcopal Church, located at 400 Camellia Boulevard. The public is invited to attend the church service. Relatives of area slain officers will be in attendance along with law enforcement... more »
  • Grand Prize Winner of KATC River Ranch Mother's Day Giveaway

    May 7, 2010 12:34 PM

    For the last couple of weeks viewers have been sending KATC stories about the special mothers in their lives. Every one of them is touching and every mother deserves to be honored. KATC's panel of judges sifted through the hundreds of entries and chose a grand prize winner. ... more »
  • Day 17 of The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    May 6, 2010 3:59 PM

    By The Associated Press Events May 6, Day 17 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire on April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Happy Star Wars Day

    May 4, 2010 4:55 PM

    ABC News- by LIZ HERON Help me, Google, you're my only hope ... to figure out why everyone on the web is wishing each other a Happy Star Wars Day. It turns out today is an unofficial holiday celebrating the George Lucas blockbusters, twisting the famous quote, "May... more »
  • Senate Considers Tapping "Rainy Day" Fund

    April 21, 2010 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The haggling between the House, Senate and the governor's office over the best way to rebalance this year's budget and close a $319 million gap began Wednesday, when a Senate committee suggested lawmakers should consider tapping the "rainy day" fund. Without objection, the Senate Finance... more »
  • Lafayette Household Chemical Drop-Off Day

    April 15, 2010 4:20 PM

    If you live in the city of Lafayette or in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish, city-parish government would like you to attend their household chemical drop-off day this Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Cajun Field parking lot. Residents can properly dispose of old household chemicals such as... more »
  • Days Indicted in Lake Charles Child Abuse Case

    April 9, 2010 4:12 PM

    A Calcasieu Parish grand jury has indicted a Lake Charles couple after deputies reportedly found the man's 9-year-old son malnourished and confined to a room. The American Press reports 27-year-old Jaime B. Day was indicted on three counts of second-degree cruelty to a juvenile and... more »
  • Child Abuse Update: Jaime Day Files for Divorce

    March 10, 2010 11:28 PM

    Court records show that Jaime Day filed for divorce from her husband, Murry Day on March 5th. Murry Day's 9 year old son was discovered in their Lake Charles home February 19th with injuries and malnutrition consistent with child abuse. KATC has learned that Jaime Day worked from home,... more »
  • Update: Child Abuse Allegations

    March 10, 2010 4:42 PM

    3:30 update: KATC spoke with neighbors of Jaime Day who have mixed feelings about the arrest. Most we talked to say they were shocked to hear the news, one to the point of not being able to sleep because she was so distressed. They had no indication of any... more »
  • Captive 9-Year-Old Boy Found Weighing 38 Pounds

    March 9, 2010 6:43 PM

    On February 19 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint from a woman living in Moss Bluff concerning the welfare of a nine year old child. When questioned by a deputy, the complainant advised him the child was very thin and possibly being forced to stay in his bedroom.... more »
  • Superintendent Choices for a Snowday

    February 23, 2010 7:18 PM

    St. Landry Superintendent Michael Nassif has a big decision to make if snow finds comes to the parish. Nassif says his main concern is the ~2,200 faculty and staff members and the ~15,000 students at 39 sites. He says, "some safety issues really come into play, want to... more »
  • Rep. Charlie Melancon Comments On MLK Day

    January 18, 2010 1:42 PM

    Baton Rouge, LA - Rep. Charlie Melancon today released the following statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: "Today we remember not only the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to the long struggle for civil rights, but the contributions made by countless others toward the fulfillment of... more »
  • Abbeville Police Investigate New Years Day Shooting

    January 1, 2010 3:51 PM

    Abbeville Police are investigating the city's first shooting of the year. It happened Friday afternoon on Lamar Street after an argument between three men. One of those men pulled out a gun and shot another, before fleeing the scene. The victim is said to be in stable condition. If... more »
  • 10 scholarships to be awarded at Louisiana Champions Day

    December 3, 2009 10:17 AM

    Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Champions Day (New Orleans, La.) - Louisiana Champions Day will take place on December 12, 2009 at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award 10 scholarships each valued at $1,000 during the event.... more »
  • Local Historian Visits Epiphany Day School 3rd Grade

    November 27, 2009 1:08 PM

    New Iberia, LA - November 23, 2009 Epiphany Day School third grade students recently focused on the relevance of artifacts in detailing a family's geneology and history. Students brought interesting artifacts from home to collaborate in a classroom exhibit and also completed a family tree. Some were surprised to learn... more »
  • UL Lafayette Preview Day

    November 19, 2009 11:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE - High school juniors and seniors from across Louisiana are invited to visit the University of Louisiana at Lafayette during Preview Day on Nov. 21. This is an excellent opportunity for students and parents to learn more about the university, meet with current students and faculty and tour... more »
  • UL and UL Monroe team up for Military Appreciation Day

    November 11, 2009 1:57 PM

    LAFAYETTE - In celebration of the Second Annual Military Appreciation Day, both bands from UL Lafayette and UL Monroe will perform together during the halftime entertainment on November 21st when Financial Concepts presents the Ragin' Cajuns and the Warhawks at Cajun Field. "The ULM band will perform with the Pride... more »
  • Landrieu Commemorates Veterans Day

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