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  • 2 found dead on I-10 in New Orleans

    August 9, 2014 1:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Homicide Detectives in New Orleans are investigating the fatal shooting of two men on Interstate 10. Police say the killings are believed to have occurred around 3:30 a.m. Saturday in eastern New Orleans. Officers responding to a call about shots fired on the interstate found two... more »
  • Single Vehicle Crash in Lafourche Parish leaves Kenner Man Dead

    August 2, 2014 3:39 PM

    Just 8 a.m. Saturday, a 20 year old Kenner man was killed when his vehicle traveled off the road in Lafourche Parish. The investigation revealed that a 2000 Ford Expedition was traveling north on LA 308 about a mile and a half south of the Lafourche Crossing in Thibodaux,... more »
  • Body of Boy Who'd Been Dead For Days Found in Home

    August 2, 2014 3:06 PM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania say the body of an 8-year-old boy was found inside his home several days after he died, and his father is facing criminal charges. Pennlive.com reports that police were called to the Harrisburg home late Friday and found the boy's body. ... more »
  • Discoveries convince family pregnant woman is dead

    July 18, 2014 8:17 AM

    MAKAWAO, Hawaii (AP) - Four days into searching for her pregnant half-sister, Phaedra Wais trudged through a rugged, wet jungle on Maui to chase a new lead in the disappearance. Following a locator ping from a cellphone, the 16-year-old found a skirt, shirt and bra stained with blood that belonged... more »
  • Mamou Native Jimmy C. Newman dead at 87

    June 22, 2014 1:06 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WKRN)- Longtime Grand Ole Opry star and member Jimmy C. Newman passed away on Saturday night in Nashville following a brief illness. According to a press release, a public service will be held on Wednesday at the Ryman Auditorium at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a... more »
  • Motorcyclist dead in hit-and-run accident

    June 21, 2014 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a motorcyclist was killed in a hit-and-run crash. The victim in Friday morning's accident was identified as 20-year-old Eric Fabre of Slidell. He died at the scene. Patrol officers responded just before 1 a.m. and found Fabre lying unresponsive in the... more »
  • New Jersey commissioner's wife among dead in crash

    June 2, 2014 1:25 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Family members say the wife of a New Jersey borough commissioner was among seven dead in a plane crash that also killed the co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer. James P. Leeds Sr. tells The Associated Press that his 74-year-old wife, Anne, died Saturday night in the Massachusetts... more »
  • 6 Missing Mount Rainier Climbers Feared Dead

    May 31, 2014 9:17 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Mount Rainier National Park officials say six climbers are presumed dead after helicopters detected pings from emergency beacons buried in the snow and a debris field that may indicate an avalanche. Park spokeswoman Patricia Wold told KOMO-TV on Saturday that there's no way the group could... more »
  • Troopers ID Fifth Person Dead and Relation of Victims

    May 31, 2014 1:31 PM

    Louisiana State Troopers confirm that a fifth person, 24-year-old Joshua Lejeune, has died in a fatal head-on collision south of Eunice Friday afternoon. Lejeune, along with 22 year old Jacob Courville of Eunice, 44-year-old Laura Bartram, and her son 23-year-old Justin Bartram of Opelousas, were in the 2005 Honda... more »
  • Sheriff: Would-be burglar found dead in oven vent

    April 19, 2014 8:31 PM

    MARRERO, La. (AP) - Authorities in a New Orleans suburb say a business owner arrived at work to find the legs of dead man dangling from an oven vent in the building's kitchen. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says the discovery was made Saturday morning by the owner of Greg's... more »
  • Body Found Near Breaux Alley in New Iberia

    March 30, 2014 8:24 PM

    Iberia Sheriff Depuites were dispatched to the 1000 block of South hopkins Street near Breaux Alley Sunday morning. Upon arrival, they discovered the remains of an unidentified body. Investigators are not sure of the amount of time the body had been there, but suspect there was no foul play. ... more »
  • 3 La. teens dead after Friday night shooting

    March 29, 2014 5:04 PM

    BAKER, La. (AP) - Police in Baker, La., say two teenage boys and a 15-year-old girl were killed when gunfire broke out at a birthday party at a privately owned club. Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said the girl died at the scene of the late Friday night shooting. Two... more »
  • Two found dead in Lake Charles

    January 9, 2014 6:11 AM

    Just after 12 noon on Wednesday, January 8, Lake Charles officers responded to a welfare concern call in the 100 block of Arlington Street. When investigators knocked at the door of 164 Arlington Street there was no response. Upon entry in to the dwelling two individuals were found deceased. Mia... more »
  • Reward offered for information on dead black bear

    December 24, 2013 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials are offering up to $6,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever shot and killed a black bear in Concordia Parish. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division was notified Dec. 20 about a dead black bear in the... more »
  • Family Mourns After Fiance & Father is Murdered Play Video

    October 13, 2013 9:15 PM

    The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder near Mamou. It happened before 5:00 Saturday afternoon on Reeton School Road off LA 13. Detectives say one person was shot and later died at the hospital. Saturday afternoon, Crystal Reed's life changed forever. Deputies knocking on her front... more »
  • Female Dead After Break In

    August 29, 2013 5:48 AM

    Late Wednesday night Lafayette Police Officers responded to the report of a burglary. It happend around 11:00 p.m. in the 1300 block of West University Ave. According to investigators a white female was located in the apartment shot dead. Detectives are investigating the scene, and interviewing witnesses. The victim's identity... more »
  • 3 found dead inside Shreveport home

    July 19, 2013 8:34 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say three people have been found dead in a Shreveport home. Police spokesman Marcus Hines tells The Times a relative returning to the house Thursday night found a woman, her daughter and a man dead. Hines says the male was found in the living room... more »
  • 2 Dead in Patterson Shooting

    June 5, 2013 6:22 AM

    At approximately 2215 Patterson Police Department received a call from 911 and multiple calls from citizens in regards to a domestic violence dispute with weapons on scene. Responding officers found a male victim suffering from a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head in the yard of a Camille Drive... more »
  • Inmate found dead at Beauregard Parish Jail

    June 3, 2013 6:25 AM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office says foul play is not suspected in an inmate's death. The American Press reports that a news release from Chief Deputy Joe Toler says 49-year-old David Peak was asleep when lunch was brought to his cell on Friday, and was found... more »
  • 410 pigs and 122 dogs found dead in central China

    April 17, 2013 9:22 AM

    BEIJING (AP) - Hundreds more pigs have been found dead in China - this time together with dozens of dogs. A total of 410 pigs and 122 dogs were discovered in homes and at farms earlier this week in a village that comes under Yanshi city's jurisdiction in central Henan... more »
  • Man found dead inside car in NO neighborhood

    November 23, 2012 3:49 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' homicide detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old man, whose body was found in the driver's seat of a car. Police say the victim, whose name has not been released, was discovered just before 9 a.m. Thursday. Authorities say he had been... more »
  • Dead dolphin retrieved from river at Baton Rouge

    October 5, 2012 8:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says biologists did not see any external sign of trauma in a young dolphin found dead along the Mississippi River bank at Baton Rouge. Spokeswoman Ashley Wethey said Thursday that the body was moderately to severely decomposed when... more »
  • UPDATE: Police: 7 Dead, Including Suspect, at Sikh Temple

    August 5, 2012 3:18 PM

    Police in Wisconsin say seven people are dead at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee, including the suspected gunman. Greenfield Police Chief Bradley Wentlandt says tactical officers have been through the temple where shots were fired about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. He says they found four people inside the building and three... more »
  • Researcher: Big Drought Means Smaller 'Dead Zone'

    July 28, 2012 2:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - This year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone," an area of low oxygen that develops every spring and summer, is the fourth-smallest since measurements of the zones began in 1985, a new report says. The zone measured 2,889 square miles, said the report released Friday by the... more »
  • 3 Dead in 12 Hours in BR

    July 11, 2012 10:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three Baton Rouge residents were killed in two unrelated shootings within a 12-hour period Monday and Tuesday. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/Nnxrmd ) that the mother of one of the shooting victims found her son and his girlfriend dead inside their apartment just after 8... more »
  • Teenager dead in accidental shooting

    June 27, 2012 7:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff's deputies say a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself. The Advocate reports deputies were called to the teen's home at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said the boy, Devaronte Carter, had already been taken to... more »
  • Fatal Hit and Run

    May 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    State Police are investigation a hit-and-run crash on LA Highway 675 near Leon Landry Road which claimed the life of a New Iberia man. According to troopers, last night shortly before 9:00 p.m., 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was walking south on LA 675. An unknown vehicle was traveling... more »
  • Hollygrove Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

    March 28, 2012 9:18 AM

    A 31-year-old man was killed after a shooting that happened at around 5:25 am. The man was found with one shot in the head at a Hollygrove residence in the 3800 block of Cambronne st. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call... more »
  • One Dead in Crash Involving Motorcycle

    March 26, 2012 10:20 AM

    Lafayette, LA - On March 25, 2011, at approximately 8:40 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 3100 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway regarding a crash involving a motorcycle. Investigators indicate that a Ford F-250 was traveling south on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy in the left travel lane, when a motorcycle entered... more »
  • Homeless man found dead in Baton Rouge

    March 12, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a homeless man. Cpl. Tommy Stubbs tells The Advocate they found the body Sunday inside an abandoned home. Stubbs said the 52-year-old man appeared to have been shot several days ago. He said the victim had... more »
  • Louisiana's 2nd Gulf Dead Zone from E La to Ala

    February 2, 2012 8:41 AM

    A new study finds that Louisiana's second Gulf of Mexico dead zone stretches at least from the Chandeleur Sound off Louisiana to Alabama's Dauphin Island - and could be bigger. The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation says it could check only as far as Dauphin Island last year. Officials hope to... more »
  • 'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicide

    February 1, 2012 10:31 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 75. Officers responding to a report of a shooting found Cornelius at his Mulholland Drive home at around 4 a.m.,... more »
  • Police Shooting Leaves One Dead

    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 »
  • One Stabbed After Late Night Altercation

    October 2, 2011 12:15 PM

    One person is dead after a late night altercation in Opelousas. Opelousas Police say the fight happened just after 11:00 Saturday night at the intersection of Perry Lane and Oak Street. 19 year old Markell Roberts is in custody after allegedly stabbing 20 year old Cadric Kennerson of Opelousas... more »
  • One Dead in Fire

    August 20, 2011 3:01 PM

    At 7:21 this morning, Lafayette and Carencro fire officials were called out to 224 Printemps Road on Carencro to investigate a fire at Thunder Ridge Farms. Upon arrival, Lafayette Sheriff deputies were on the scene. Sheriff officials were originally called out to a medical emergency situation. When deputies arrived, they... more »
  • US Officials Conducting Dead Bird Study in Gulf

    August 7, 2011 2:29 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A new study being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to determine how many birds may have died during the Gulf oil spill last year. The Press-Register in Mobile (http://bit.ly/qD83rW ) reports that in the "Carcass Drift Study" funded by BP PLC, researchers... more »
  • Woman, husband dead in apparent murder-suicide

    July 26, 2011 9:28 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A husband and wife are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide at a house in south Shreveport. Multiple gunshots were reported about 4:20 a.m. Monday. Police identified the victims as 40-year-old Ryan Douglas, and his 49-year-old wife, Carolyn. Authorities say the husband was the... more »
  • One Dead, One Injured in Late Night Crash

    July 24, 2011 12:07 PM

    One person is dead and one is injured after a single vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish. The crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night in the 1300 Block of Herman Dupuis Road. Investigators say twenty-year-old Jude Barras of Parks lost control of his car, leaving the roadway, struck a... more »
  • Early Morning Crash Leaves One Dead

    July 10, 2011 12:20 PM

    One person is dead after a single vehicle crash in Evangeline Parish. It all happened around 4:00 Sunday morning. Troopers say, seventeen year old Jeannine Shafer of Ville Platte was traveling on LA 106 when she lost control of her car. For unknown reasons, Shafer crossed the center line... more »
  • One Dead, One Charged with Second Degree Murder

    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 »
  • Name Released in Fatal Domestic Dispute

    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 »
  • Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

    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 »
  • UPDATE: 2 People Dead, Driver Arrested on Fourth Offense DWI

    June 12, 2011 10:41 AM

    Two people are now dead after a wreck last weekend. Twenty-three year old Emily Landry passed away around one Sunday morning at a Lafayette hospital. The crash first happened last Saturday on LA 82 South of Abbeville. Troopers say that the driver of the vehicle, 52 year old... more »
  • Largest-Ever Gulf Dead Zone Predicted This Summer

    June 6, 2011 11:22 PM

    As the threat of flooding dwindles, a new threat rises to the surface: All of that excess water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico. 2011 was supposed to be a good year for shrimpers, hoping to regain some of the revenue lost last year after the BP oil spill.... more »
  • One Dead, Driver Arrested on DWI Fourth Offense

    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 »
  • Two Dead After Single Vehicle Accident: Police Searching for Driver

    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 »
  • Single Car Crash Leaves One Dead

    May 14, 2011 9:00 AM

    One person is dead after a single car crash in New Iberia. It happened around 10:30 Friday night on LA 86 near Crochet Road when according to State Police, twenty year old Ronald Noel attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing curve. Noel then lost control of... more »
  • Bin Laden Took a Path of Fanaticism and Terror

    May 2, 2011 1:52 AM

    UNDATED (AP) - Osama bin Laden was born in Saudi Arabia in 1954, one of his father's 54 children. His path to militant Islam began as a teenager in the 1970s when he got caught up in the fundamentalist movement then sweeping Saudi Arabia. In the 1980s, Bin Laden joined... more »
  • BREAKING NEWS: Source: Al-Qaida Head Bin Laden Dead

    May 1, 2011 11:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks against the United States, is dead, and the U.S. is in possession of his body, a person familiar with the situation said late Sunday. President Barack Obama was expected to address the nation on the developments Sunday... more »
  • Mining Company: Trapped Idaho Miner Presumed Dead

    April 24, 2011 2:15 PM

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho miner trapped underground nine days ago most likely was buried when the collapse occurred and is presumed to be dead, mining company officials said Sunday. Hecla Mining Company President Phil Baker said that after days of an around-the-clock rescue effort, officials now believe 53-year-old... more »
  • Motorcyclist Dead After Acadia Parish Crash

    April 24, 2011 12:15 AM

    A motorcyclist is dead after a two vehicle crash on LA 1111 near LA 1112 in Acadia Parish. Troopers say 35-year-old Robert Hollier of Crowley crossed the center line on Highway 1111, colliding head-on with an oncoming car. Hollier was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced... more »
  • Friday Night Crash Leaves One Dead

    April 24, 2011 12:04 AM

    A bad crash in Vermilion Parish leaves a man dead. It happened Friday night just after 8 at the intersection of LA 3267 and John Hardy Drive. According to troopers, 76-year-old Minos Baudoin of Abbeville ran the stop sign at the intersection and was broadsided by an oncoming vehicle.... more »
  • Update: Murder Suspect Kills Himself, Victim's Family Reaction

    March 23, 2011 11:46 PM

    A murder suspect is found dead in St. Landry Parish Wednesday afternoon, over two weeks after the crime was committed. The family of the victim, Shantell Williams, said despite knowing who's responsible for their sister's death, they still don't feel like justice has been served. "It's like the moment... more »
  • New Orleans Police: 5 Teens Shot in Bar, 1 Dead

    March 13, 2011 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded. Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages 14... more »
  • Scientist Finds Gulf Bottom Still Oily, Dead

    February 19, 2011 4:59 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A University of Georgia scientist has gone public with video and slides showing how oil from the BP spill remains stuck on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. The images demonstrate that the oil isn't degrading as hoped and has decimated life on parts of the... more »
  • Child Enforcement Round-up

    February 16, 2011 10:34 AM

    Ride along with St. Martin Parish Sheriff Deputies, while they round up dead beat dads, with KATC's own Jenise Fernandez. We'll have more on that story at 5 and 6.
  • Dead Birds in Lake Charles

    February 10, 2011 12:31 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Residents of Lake Charles noticed dozens of dead birds on Lake Street Thursday morning. The birds were found on Lake Street between Gauthier Road and Tank Farm Road in Lake Charles. No word yet on what caused their deaths.
  • Geological Scientist Discusses Bird Deaths

    January 5, 2011 10:49 PM

    South Louisiana can be added to the growing list of places to report massive bird deaths, but what does it all mean? KATC's Maddie Garrett sat down with geological scientists to find the answers. Dr. Wylie Barrow is the expert when it comes to migratory birds in South Louisiana.... more »
  • Update: Louisiana has mass bird kill just days after Arkansas

    January 4, 2011 7:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It isn't easy being a blackbird in the South. First, New Year's Eve fireworks were blamed in central Arkansas for making thousands of blackbirds confused, crashing into homes, cars and each other. Then 300 miles to the south in Louisiana, power lines likely killed about 450... more »
  • Louisiana state wildlife vet: 450 dead birds had trauma

    January 4, 2011 4:01 PM

    Louisiana's state wildlife veterinarian says at least some of an estimated 450 birds that died in Pointe Coupee Parish may have flown into a power line. Jim LaCour says about 50 were near a power line off of La. 1, and the other 400 or more were about a quarter-mile... more »
  • 500 birds found dead in Louisiana

    January 4, 2011 10:03 AM

    LABARRE, La. (AP) - State biologists are trying to determine what killed an estimated 500 birds that littered a quarter-mile stretch of highway in Point Coupee Parish. The birds included red-winged blackbirds and starlings. Monday's discovery along Louisiana Highway 1 came just three days after more than 3,000 blackbirds fell... more »
  • Woman found dead in her Moss Bluff home

    December 6, 2010 9:19 AM

    MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a woman in Moss Bluff. Sheriff Tony Mancuso tells The American Press that a man called authorities at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and told dispatchers that he killed his wife. Mancuso said deputies responding to the... more »
  • Man Found Dead on New Orleans Sidewalk

    November 15, 2010 8:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police are investigating the shooting death of a 22-year-old man. Investigators said officers responding to a call of shots fire in a residential neighborhood Sunday night found the man laying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Emergency medical technicians pronounced... more »
  • FBI: Man Once Thought Dead Arrested in Kidnapping

    November 15, 2010 6:45 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A man who was declared legally dead 16 years ago in Mississippi was arrested Sunday in the kidnapping of a slain Las Vegas girl whose body was found in the woods of central Louisiana, the FBI said. FBI spokeswoman Sheila Thorne said Thomas Steven Sanders was... more »
  • New 'Walking Dead' already given life for season 2

    November 8, 2010 10:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - AMC network is rewarding its new zombie drama "The Walking Dead" with life for a second season after just two episodes have aired. The series premiered Halloween night as an instant hit, drawing 5.3 million viewers. The second episode, which aired Sunday, was seen by 4.7... more »
  • Scientists find dead, dying corals near BP well

    November 4, 2010 9:37 PM

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Federal scientists say they have found damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles from where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with Penn State University... more »
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Will Be Available Online

    October 19, 2010 6:04 PM

    JERUSALEM (AP) - The Dead Sea Scrolls, among the world's most important, mysterious and tightly restricted archaeological treasures, are about to get Googled. The technology giant and Israel announced Tuesday that they are teaming up to give researchers and the public the first comprehensive and searchable database of the... more »
  • Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

    October 14, 2010 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf Coast... more »
  • ID Released for Teen Found Under Mermentau Bridge

    October 14, 2010 5:26 PM

    The 15 year old girl from Jeff Davis Parish found dead on Sunday under the Mermentau Bridge will be laid to rest Saturday October 16, 2010. Kimberly Hollier was a freshman at Jennings High School. She was a member of Little Sunlight Baptist Church of Silverwood. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • 250 square-mile dead zone in La. sound

    October 12, 2010 10:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers mapped a 250-square mile area of low oxygen this summer in Chandeleur Sound and say the dead zone possibly formed after state officials opened a river diversion to keep oil from a damaged BP well from fouling marshes. The report by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin... more »
  • Two People are Dead after Colliding with a Train

    October 8, 2010 5:48 AM

    A husband and wife are dead this morning in Crowley after being hit by a train. It happened just after 4:30am at the Sydney Richard Highway 90 intersection. According to sheriff's official the couple was killed on impact. The train hit the car and pushed it a 1/2 mile down... more »
  • Mexican Governor: Hundreds Feared Dead in Slide

    September 28, 2010 11:00 AM

    OAXACA, Mexico (AP) - A hillside collapsed on a rural Mexican community on Tuesday and the region's governor said hundreds of people are feared dead. Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa television network that the early morning landslide in the town Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec buried 100 to... more »
  • Jennings Attempted Murder, Suicide

    September 24, 2010 7:36 PM

    A Jennings man is dead and a woman is in critical condition, after a domestic dispute leads to gunfire. Police are calling it an attempted murder, suicide. They say 44 year old Rocky Domingue was arguing with his girlfriend Thursday night when he shot her and then pulled the trigger... more »
  • Former LSU Football Star Mickey Mangham Dies

    September 16, 2010 3:38 PM

    Former LSU receiver and Chairman of the Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission, Mickey R. Mangham has passed away. Mangham died this morning at the age of 71. He was a star LSU Fighting Tiger Football player from 1958-1960. Mangham is known catching the pass that secured the national title for the... more »
  • BP Well Permanently Sealed and Declared Dead by Sunday

    September 15, 2010 12:06 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The U.S. government's point person on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill says the well that blew out is expected to be permanently sealed and declared dead by Sunday, nearly five months after a rig explosion set off the disaster. National Incident Commander Thad Allen told... more »
  • Body of a missing man found in Vermilion River

    September 8, 2010 6:23 PM

    Hours after reporting him missing, Deputies discover the body of Breaux Bridge man along the banks of the Vermilion River. Deputies have identified him as 32-year-old Bobby Lindsey. He was found right on the parish line between St. Martin Parish and Lafayette Parish. Deputies in St. Martin were investigating the... more »
  • Dead Fish Likely killed from Lack of Oxygen

    August 24, 2010 4:32 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - State officials say thousands of dead fish floating at the mouth of a shipping channel likely died from a seasonal lack of oxygen - and not the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Bettween 5,000 and 15,000 dead fish were found Sunday, collected in pockets of spill... more »
  • One Dead & One in Custody After Fatal Lafayette Shooting

    August 20, 2010 12:08 AM

    One person is dead after a fatal shooting in the 900 block of Webb Street in Lafayette.The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says a white male is in custody and four other people that were inside the residence were taken into the department for questioning. Keep it tuned to KATC and... more »
  • One Year Since Necole Guillory's Body was Found

    August 19, 2010 7:05 PM

    One year ago, 26 year old Necole Guillory's body was found near interstate 10 in Egan. Guillory is the last of eight Jennings women killed and dumped since 2005. Guillory leaves behind four children--her killer has never been brought to justice. One year later, the multi-agency task force made... more »
  • Dangerous Heat in Cars

    July 15, 2010 7:34 PM

    It's that time of year when the temperatures are soaring. Those numbers are in the mid-to-high 90's and the heat index in reaching 110-degrees. The hot summer days are also a time when folks often participate in out-door activities. But, officials are warning of the dangers that may come along... more »
  • Dead sperm whale has been found in Gulf

    June 17, 2010 11:17 AM

    A dead sperm whale has been found floating 77 miles south of the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to a news release, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is conducting tests to determine the circumstance around the whale's death. It wasn't known if exposure to... more »
  • Missing Lafourche Teen Found Dead in Wrecked Car

    June 15, 2010 10:13 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old reported missing after he failed to return home in a borrowed car was found dead, in the car, in the marsh. Sgt. Lesley Hill Peters, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said that Michael Wells' body was found Sunday... more »
  • Officials: No dead, oiled birds found in Texas

    June 7, 2010 9:49 AM

    ROBERT, La. (AP) - Federal officials responding to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico say no dead, oiled birds have been found in Texas. Authorities at an oil spill command center in Robert, La., said Monday that a tally it released Sunday was incorrect. Petty Officer 1st... more »
  • Former ABC News Anchor Son Found Dead

    June 1, 2010 11:43 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A son of former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel was found dead in an apartment after a day of bar hopping with a man he'd just met, a law enforcement official said Tuesday. A drunken Andrew Koppel, 40, had been placed in a back bedroom of... more »
  • Vehicle Goes Over Interstate Railing Leaving 2 Dead

    June 1, 2010 7:27 AM

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Florida couple died when their motor coach went over a guardrail where Interstate 55 and Interstate 10 meet near Laplace. Trooper Bryan Zeringue says the accident happened around 9:45 a.m. Monday. Zeringue identified the victims as 72-year-old Joseph P. Ridgedell and... more »
  • Two Dead & One Missing After Boating Accident

    May 30, 2010 6:40 PM

    MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - The bodies of two victims of a weekend boating accident in Lake Maurepas have been found. The bodies of 20-year-old Ann Hite and 14-year-old Mikayla Thibodeaux, both of Gonzales, were found Sunday, said Adam Einck of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A third person,... more »
  • Vehicle Accident Leaves Two Dead

    May 24, 2010 7:27 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A single vehicle accident on I-10 has left two passengers dead. State police say the accident happened at around 4 p.m. Sunday just west of Jennings. Troopers say 26-year-old Steven P. Rider of Jennings was traveling west on the north I-10 service road when he lost... more »
  • 2 Dead in Apparent Land Dispute Near Woodville

    May 20, 2010 10:07 AM

    WOODVILLE, Texas - The Tyler County Sheriff's Office says an apparent land dispute has left two cousins dead and the suspected gunman in custody. The sheriff's department says 77-year-old Donald David Legg of Shreveport, La., was held without bail Thursday on two counts of capital murder. Dispatcher Natalie Minton says... more »
  • Animals Found Dead After Oil Spill

    May 18, 2010 3:04 PM

    Federal officials say 189 dead sea turtles, birds and other animals have been found along Gulf of Mexico coastlines since a massive oil spill started last month. The total includes 154 sea turtles, primarily the endangered Kemp's ridley variety, plus 12 dolphins and 23 migratory birds. But in a phone... more »
  • Dead Dophins Wash Up on Coast

    May 12, 2010 7:46 AM

    HORN ISLAND, Miss. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other factors may be to blame. Blair Mase (MACE') of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday that the carcasses have all been found in Louisiana, Mississippi... more »
  • Six Dead Dolphins Found on the Gulf Coast

    May 11, 2010 4:52 PM

    SHIP ISLAND, Miss. (AP) - Federal wildlife officials are treating the deaths of six dolphins on the Gulf Coast as oil-related even though other factors may be to blame. Blair Mase (MACE') of the National Marine Fisheries Service said Tuesday that the carcasses have all been found in Louisiana, Mississippi... more »
  • Dead Sea Turtles: Oil may not be Cause

    May 3, 2010 5:08 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Necropsies completed on five of the 25 dead sea turtles found along Mississippi beaches in the past few days show no evidence of oil killing the reptiles. Brian Gorman of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Gulfport, Miss., said Monday that no evidence of oil or... more »
  • Memorial Service for Blair Manuel: Oil Platform Worker Presumed Dead

    April 27, 2010 12:48 PM

    A memorial service for Blair Manuel, 56, a Eunice native presumed dead in the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform, will be held in early May. The service, according to his mother, will be on May 7 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Manuel was... more »
  • Energy Drink Ban Dead

    April 21, 2010 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A proposed ban on the sale of energy drinks in Louisiana to anyone under the age of 16 is likely dead for the session, after it was rejected by a Senate committee. Republican Sen. Robert Adley, of Benton, says he offered the bill on behalf... more »
  • Fort Polk Soldier Found Dead at Base

    April 15, 2010 2:33 PM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A soldier based at Fort Polk has been found dead in his home on the central Louisiana Army base. Military officials say the soldier's body was found about 6 a.m. Wednesday by his wife, who called emergency personnel. The soldier... more »
  • New Iberia Robbery Leaves One Dead

    April 13, 2010 12:10 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies say an attempted robbery in the parking lot of a New Iberia grocery store has left one man dead. Lt. Ryan Turner said deputies received a call around 9:10 p.m. Monday about a shooting at D&K Grocery. Turner says the unidentified... more »
  • Police identify body found on Congress Street

    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 »

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