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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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. more »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
February 17, 2010 12:32 PM
Lafayette Police Department investigators have identified the male victim found behind a convenience store on Monday evening as Richard Ronald Fuller (51), originally from Echo, Louisiana. On February 15, 2010, at approximately 8:20 pm, patrons walking behind a convenience store at 2400 West Congress Street discovered the body of a... more »
February 16, 2010 6:43 AM
UPDATE: Police say a cause of death and identity for the body found will be released on Wednesday.
The body of a middle-aged man was found Monday (February 15) evening behind the Chevron gas station at the corner of Congress and Bertrand. Investigators tell KATC, three girls went into... more »
February 12, 2010 11:20 AM
CYBERSPACE (AP) - Back in the day, it was called the "Pluto Platter" - and no, it wasn't some kids' meal at one of the Disney resorts. The Pluto Platter was the original name for what we know today as the Frisbee. The man credited with inventing it has died.... more »
December 5, 2009 6:40 PM
Four accidents in Lafayette Parish have left 6 people dead and it all happened in a 24 hour period.
It started Friday morning at 2:20 in Carencro.
Police arrived on the scene in the 3300 block of University Ave.
Adrunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian crossing... more »
November 26, 2009 12:24 PM
A Franklin man was struck from behind and killed while walking along La 87 in Jeanerette last night (November 25, 2009). According to Troopers a Jeanerette man failed to properly negotiate the curve he was traveling and drove off the roadway. It was the attempt to re-enter the roadway when... more »
November 24, 2009 9:59 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing a 20-year-old man, then torching a pickup truck with the body in it, is being held on $2 million bond in the Vermilion Parish jail. Deputies brought 29-year-old Ferdinand Nickles to Abbeville over the weekend from Atlanta, where U.S. Marshals arrested... more »
November 23, 2009 1:16 PM
One person was killed in a Sunday morning crash when the vehicle he was a passenger in ran off Highway 12 west of Starks and struck a tree.
Killed was James English, 18, from Orange, Texas. English was seated in the rear of vehicle behind the driver when the... more »
November 20, 2009 4:35 PM
A man's body is found under his truck in a ditch in Jeff Davis Parish.
A passer-by called authorities after seeing this truck in a ditch off highway 1126 South of Roanoke. When sheriff's investigators came closer they found 23-year-old Kenneth Wayne Harmon dead. He had at least one... more »
November 18, 2009 2:05 PM
BOLIVER LEE HAIT
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 19, 2009, in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Bolivar Lee Hait, 98, who passed away peacefully at 9:57 pm at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center. Reverend Perry Sanders, retired Pastor of... more »
November 6, 2009 8:27 AM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A senior U.S. official in Washington isn't ruling out the possibility that the alleged Fort Hood shooter had ties to radical groups, but isn't saying whether there's evidence to back it up. Officials now say a 13th person has died in yesterday's rampage in Texas... more »
November 6, 2009 8:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The base commander at Fort Hood says survivors of the shooting rampage have told him that the Army psychiatrist suspected in the violence carried out his gunfire in "a very calm and measured approach." Lt. Gen. Robert Cone said in a nationally broadcast interview Friday that authorities... more »
October 28, 2009 2:49 PM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities have boosted the reward from $35,000 to $85,000 for information about whoever dumped the bodies of eight women in rural Jefferson Davis Parish since 2005. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said Wednesday the FBI, his office, and the parish district attorney's office are offering the reward. He... more »
October 28, 2009 1:12 PM
The agencies comprising the Multi-Agency Investigative Team have called you here today to provide you with an update regarding where we are in the investigation, to give you facts as we have them, and to announce an increase in the reward that is being offered. We will take no questions... more »
October 27, 2009 8:22 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A mother who allegedly left her 8-month-old daughter in a running car with the heater on for five hours in 2008 is scheduled for a sanity hearing next month. Natalie Thornton is scheduled to appear in state court on Nov. 2 for a sanity hearing in... more »
October 26, 2009 2:48 PM
On August 3rd, 2009, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of a suspicious vehicle located on Hwy 743 in the Opelousas, LA area. When deputies arrived, the vehicle was identified by officers as one being connected to a reported missing person from Alexandria, LA. Upon investigating the... more »
October 22, 2009 1:58 PM
Body Found in Dump Matches Somer Thompson Birthmark, Clothing Sheriff Warns, 'There Is a Child Killer on the Loose." more »
October 21, 2009 12:00 PM
CHENEYVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 53-year-old Lafayette man died in a single-vehicle accident in Evangeline Parish, about five miles south of Cheneyville. Troopers say that Theodore Oliver was the passenger in a car driven by 73-year-old Virginia Hebert of Mermentau. Investigators say Hebert was driving north on... more »
October 17, 2009 8:41 PM
A body is discovered today in St. Mary Parish just outside of Baldwin. Sheriff's investigators are working the case. Passers-by stopped off highway 90 and Penn Road Saturday morning, drawn to the site by flashing lights and badges.
Officials say the body was found by someone who was fishing.... more »
October 9, 2009 9:41 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say they will continue an investigation begun in Morgan City that led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a car that was later driven in a deadly crash. The investigation could reveal how a 15-year-old ended up behind the wheel... more »