May 9, 2013 7:22 AM
Christopher Broussard, age 20, 125 Jeremy Drive, Opelousas 1)2nd Degree Battery
Breon Rideau, age 20, 1128 Overton Street, Opelousas 1)2nd Degree Battery 2)Disturbing the Peace by Fighting
Luke Terracina, age 58, 1802 W. South Street, Opelousas 1)2nd Degree Battery
Wayne Green, age 34, 117 Kimble Street, Opelousas... more »
May 2, 2013 6:31 PM
The search is on for whoever threatened to blow up Broussard Middle School using a pressure cooker bomb.
The campus is on South Morgan Street off the Amabassador Caffery Extension. Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Broussard Police evacuated students to a nearby church.
After a two hour search, nothing... more »
February 22, 2013 6:48 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 168 complaints in the past 48 hour period.
Travis Tezeno, age 30, 1505 Hale Street, Opelousas 1)Theft
Jeovantay Daugherty, age 17, 820 Jefferson St., Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace - Loud & Abusive Language 2)Resisting an Officer
Sidney Thomas, age 60, 817... more »
February 1, 2013 10:29 AM
Every agency from across Acadiana and the state, even as far away as Hancock County in Mississippi, came to pay their respects to Sergeant Rick Riggenbach of the Chitimatcha police department.
"We all care and actually love each other because we know what each one of us do everyday... more »
January 31, 2013 6:16 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 83 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Kwame Stevens, age 21, 628 Pamella Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Criminal Damage to Property
Andy Guidry, age 33, 185 Cimmaron Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Possession of Schedule III Drugs... more »
January 28, 2013 7:36 PM
"We are united as one. It doesn't matter about the shape of our badges, the colors of our uniforms. Everyday, we come out to do the exact same thing....protect and serve the people which we serve," said Trooper Stephen Hammons.
Three police officers shot over the weekend in Saint... more »
January 2, 2013 6:36 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 185 complaints in the past 48 hour period.
Christopher Esprit, age 35, 608 Bombay Street, Opelousas 1)Improper Telephone Communications
Derrick Boagni, age 34, 212 Paul Pickens Road, Palmetto 1)D.W.I. Driving while Intoxicated
Gregory Haynes II, age 28, 823 E. South Street,... more »
December 18, 2012 7:30 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 72 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Joseph Castille, age 67, 142 Normandie Drive, Opelousas 1)Soliciting for Prostitutes
Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
December 7, 2012 8:42 AM
The Opelousas Police Department responded to 96 complaints in the past 24 hour period.
Anthony Thomas, age 54, 811 Lastrapes Street, Opelousas 1)Aggravated Battery
Joshua Joseph, age 28, 710 Landry Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs 2)Resisting an Officer by Flight 3)Reckless Operation of... more »
October 18, 2012 10:49 PM
St. Martin Parish Schools Superintendent Richard Lavergne is fighting back after the Louisiana Department of Education publicly called out his school system for not following the law.
The law is part of the education reforms pushed through by Governor Bobby Jindal earlier this year and it takes away seniority... more »
October 14, 2012 12:03 PM
Name: Allen, Timothy Charge: Required Position And Method O Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 200 Blk Ben B STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bagwell, Carly Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 200 Blk Worth AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bell, David Charge:... more »
September 5, 2012 9:43 AM
"I basically lost my whole family besides my other two kids I have. I can't believe it sometimes and I hope I'll wake up."
Russell Lambert Senior is mourning the loss of three of his sons who died this year. In a span of three months Lambert and his... more »
August 17, 2012 6:13 PM
With such a high-profile case the Lafayette Sheriff's Department laid out a strict security detail for Brandon Lavergne's hearing.
"We recognize the high risk and the community out pouring for justice," said Captain Kip Judice of the Lafayette Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were not taking chances Friday as Brandon... more »
July 29, 2012 2:41 PM
On July 29, 2012 at 12:34 AM, Scott Fire Department responded to a reported vehicle fire located at 1312 Roper Drive, lot 106. Upon arrival at 12:38 AM, units observed a Chevrolet pickup truck fully involved in fire, next to a mobile home. The fire was quickly extinguished; the truck... more »
June 28, 2012 11:26 PM
Some people in Youngsville are raising the question, why is there a shortage of police officers in the small city? The issue of police staffing came up Monday at a special council meeting to discuss a one cent sales tax that is dedicated to police protection.
At the meeting,... more »
June 25, 2012 11:38 PM
The city of Youngsville is trying to figure out what to do about a $1.3 million surplus for the police department. A one cent sales tax was put in place in 1981, specifically to bring in money for police protection.
But now it's bringing in more than the police... more »
June 20, 2012 10:03 PM
Having too much money is an unusual problem for cities these days, but that's just what's happening in Youngsville. A one cent sales tax, dedicated to fund police protection, has generated a $1.3 million surplus.
Voters just approved different sales tax to fund a sports complex, and the city... more »
March 11, 2012 7:05 PM
For more than five hours Saturday, two inmates led multiple agencies on a manhunt after escaping from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
Kevin Gildhouse and Tony Jackson escaped just after one thirty Saturday morning. Both men are facing aggravated escape charges and already have a serious criminal track record.... more »
March 10, 2012 11:04 PM
It was quite a busy morning for law enforcement in Lafayette.
Twenty-two year old Kevin Gildhouse and 30 year old, Tony Jackson escaped from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center just after one-thirty Saturday morning after over powering a deputy.
The men were on the run for more than... more »
February 26, 2012 1:28 PM
Plenty of police activity along Johnston Street in Lafayette Saturday morning.
Police were called to the Capital One Bank, the alarm sounding but this story, isn't what you might be thinking.
Thankfully there was not a robbery at the Capital One Bank on Johnston and Doucet Road in... more »
February 25, 2012 9:41 AM
Name: Alleman, Erin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 900 Blk S Avenue E STR Crowley, La
Name: Allen, Forrest Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Lasalle ST New Iberia, La
Name: Arnaud, Joy Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette... more »
February 4, 2012 8:07 AM
A 19 year old male is dead after suffering several stab wounds in a fight early Saturday morning.
Just after two o'clock, Lafayette Police Officers working in the parking lot of Café Habana City, located in the 900 block of Bertrand Drive, responded to a fight in front of... more »
January 15, 2012 12:05 AM
A piece of history went up in flames Saturday morning.
Flames engulfed what was once a popular nightclub on Pershing Street in New Iberia. Luckily, no injuries to report and the building hasn't been occupied in years.
"Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Tina Turner, Ike and Tina. Oh there... more »
January 8, 2012 12:27 PM
Name: Booksh, John Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Caldar STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bossier, Wilton Charge: Fugitive Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1500 Blk Louisiana AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Bowie, Michael Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100... more »
January 2, 2012 12:28 AM
The new year holiday marked by tragedy this weekend with three deadly accidents all in the last three days.
It definitely was a busy weekend for emergency officials across Acadiana. Friday and Saturday there was a fatal crash in Lafayette, and Sunday morning was the first fatal accident for... more »
December 20, 2011 5:58 AM
A home sustains major damage in Scott after a fire.
The flames broke out around ten o'clock Monday night in the 100 block of Tressie Street. Flames consumed the porch and outdoor kitchen area of the structure, which sustained substantial damage.
Fire units from Duson and Judice assisted... more »
December 15, 2011 8:49 AM
A homeowner received a rude awakening after a car slammed into his home early Thursday morning.
This all happening in the 300 block of Goldman Street just off of the Evangeline Thruway around 2:30 Thursday morning. The driver lost control, hitting a lamp pole before hitting the home.
... more »
December 10, 2011 10:00 AM
A twenty one year old Carencro male is dead after an officer involved shooting in Lafayette.
This all happening around 9:30 Friday night at Campus Crossings Apartments on Theatre Street, off of Congress Street, near the Cajun Dome. Officers were called to the complex for an alleged armed robbery.... more »
December 5, 2011 1:00 AM
This time of year stories like a house fire might seem especially heart-breaking, but this story in Carencro has a happy ending.
In all, crews from five different departments were called in to fight the fire. Flames taking just a matter of minutes to destroy a place, the Davis... more »
December 4, 2011 11:38 AM
Name: Balbeisi, Ismail Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Antigua DRV Lafayette, La
Name: Bauer, Reginald Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 600 Blk 1/2 Carmel Lafayette, La
Name: Beard, Boyd Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd... more »
December 3, 2011 12:14 PM
Name: Arceneaux, Bradley Charge: Simple Burglary Of Inhabited D Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 400 Blk Heidi Cir Scott, La
Name: Arnold, Cornelius Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 100 Blk Guidry STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bates, Jennifer Charge: Second Degree Cruelty... more »
October 16, 2011 9:56 AM
Name: Bell, Jacob Charge: 2nd Deg Battery Charge: Int'L Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Fortune RD Youngsville, La
Name: Benoit, Jelani Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1000 Blk Westend DR New Iberia, La
Name: Brooks, Shenek Charge: Aggravated Assault Charge Arresting... more »
October 15, 2011 9:05 AM
Name: Calais, Cordera Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 300 Blk Marme STR Lafayette, La
Name: Francis, Nicholas Charge: Municipal Purposes (Free Text) Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk Endwood RD Lafayette, La
Name: White, Randolph Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency:... more »
August 28, 2011 12:17 PM
Name: Anders, Allen Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 500 Blk Wallnut STR Melville, La
Name: Anson, Shane Charge: Iberia Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700 Blk Mixon STR New Iberia, La
Name: Arnold, Michael Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S... more »
August 7, 2011 11:29 PM
The Grand 16 Movie Theater is back open again, but it was a different story early Sunday afternoon.
The theater was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a fire alarm malfunction. The Lafayette Fire Department as well as technicians came out to fix the problem..
Customers who were incovenienced were... more »
August 7, 2011 2:39 PM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Thibodaux Police Chief Scott Silverii says all officers in his department have been asked to take lie-detector tests, and he's asked outside agencies to help investigate two incidents in which a total of 54 police car tires were slashed outside police headquarters. Silverii tells The Courier... more »
August 1, 2011 12:43 AM
I-10 Eastbound is re-opened after an accident partially shut it down near mile marker 98 in Scott.
The accident happened around 10:30 Sunday evening, and traffic was diverted off I-10 at exit 97 to the frontage road.
It's unclear if there are any injuries at this time and... more »
July 24, 2011 4:06 PM
A 26 year old Church Point man wanted by authorities in Acadia Parish was arrested by the Lake Charles Police Department Sunday.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Reginald Robins of N Wilson Street, Church Point was arrested after authorities in Lake Charles received information through Crime Stoppers... more »
July 24, 2011 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - An audit suggests the town of Washington owes state government $222,130 from speeding tickets issued by police officers on Interstate 49. State law requires fines collected by local law enforcement from motorists exceeding the speed limit by less than 10 miles per hour on an interstate... more »
July 24, 2011 12:12 PM
Name: Alfred, Laura Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Oak Dale Lafayette, La
Name: Andrepont, Kandy Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Coker ROA Eunice, La
Name: Bevacqua, Karin Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address:... more »
July 23, 2011 10:09 AM
Name: Arevalo, Jose Charge: Careless Operation - No Accid Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Fairfa STR Lafayette, La
Name: Bailey, Charles Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 200 Blk S Andre ST Duson, La
Name: Batiste, Jeremiah Charge: Prohibited Acts -... more »
July 21, 2011 6:24 PM
A missing man in Port Barre has yet to be seen.
It's been a week and day since Dale LaFleur left home. "I'm thinking it's not good and I don't believe Dale would commit suicide," said R.J. LaFleur, Dale's brother.
R.J. is searching for answers as to why... more »
July 17, 2011 11:50 PM
A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly.
A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
July 16, 2011 11:08 AM
Name: Alexander, Paul Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 3300 Blk Main HWY Breaux Bridge, La
Name: Amy, Bill Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 6800 Blk Clyde ROA Maurice, La
Name: Andrus, Jeanne Charge: Probation (Free Text) Arresting Agency: La Doc... more »
July 14, 2011 5:58 PM
Crowley police are investigating a rash of car thefts over the past two weeks. During that time period, five passenger vans and one truck were stolen.
"The person who is doing them really feels comfortable with being able to jump start the vehicle, hot-wire the vehicle and go," said... 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 25, 2011 12:12 AM
An inmate who escaped in Lafayette Parish is back behind bars, but not before taking police on a high-speed chase.
25-year old Matthew Keyes had just been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for home invasion.
For nearly 15 hours Matthew Keyes was a free man.... more »
June 19, 2011 3:15 PM
The results are in from Saturday night's OWI checkpoint in Lafayette.
The Lafayette Police and Sheriff's Departments conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the 2700 Block of Louisiana Avenue. 274 cars passed through the checkpoint, of those vehicles seven were pulled over for additional testing, and three citations were issued... more »
June 18, 2011 11:11 PM
An update on that oil spill in Crowley we told you about last month.
According to the Department of Environmental Quality, some eight thousand gallons of oil have been picked up since a leak at an oil storage tank.
The D.E.Q also reports that there are no longer... more »
June 12, 2011 10:22 AM
Name: Attwood, Paul Charge: Theft Under One Hundred Dolla Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk St Christopher STR Lafayette, La
Name: Avila, Will Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 300 Blk Malapart ROA Lafayette, La
Name: Babineaux, Johnathan Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency:... more »
June 11, 2011 11:38 AM
A few less drugs are on the streets of Rayne thanks to the Rayne Police Department.
Saturday morning, Rayne police officers arrested a juvenile for possession with intent to distribute a schedule two controlled dangerous substance.
The juvenile was observed in a high drug area when police attempted... more »
June 4, 2011 11:24 AM
One person is in stable condition after a gunshot wound to the hip area.
Around two am Saturday morning, at least one shot was fired in the 400 block of Stevenson Street in Lafayette. Investigators say that a disturbance took place amongst a group of male suspects at a... more »
May 30, 2011 8:26 PM
In Acadia Parish, crews are cleaning up an oil spill in Crowley.
The oil started spilling Saturday from a storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue. Oil has already made its way through drainage canals and into Bayou Blanc.
Contractors were hired... more »
May 30, 2011 12:02 AM
In Acadia Parish, crews are working to clean up an oil spill in Crowley.
The oil began spilling Saturday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue, and that oil has made it's way into nearby Bayou Blanc.
"We are... more »
May 29, 2011 7:03 PM
In Acadia Parish, crews are working to cleanup an oil spill in Crowley.
The oil began spilling yesterday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of Standard Mill Road and Highway 13. That oil has made it's way through drainage canals and into nearby Bayou Blanc.
Area... more »
May 22, 2011 12:13 AM
Acadiana homes are a bit more safe after Saturday's Operation Save a Life event.
Dozens of fire fighters partnered up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's Office, Home Depot, and KATC. The event was all about the number one fire alert system, smoke detectors.
"We could have still... more »
May 15, 2011 8:55 AM
ame: Angelle, Kendelle Charge: Flight From An Officer; Aggra Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 200 Blk Rampart ST Carencro, La
Name: Baudoin, Kyle Charge: Schedule Ii Arresting Agency: Penalties Address: 300 Blk Goldengrain ROA Duson, La
Name: Benoit, Natia Charge: St. Martin Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette City... more »
March 27, 2011 11:52 PM
A major fire in Abbeville sent two people to the hospital including a firefighter, but not before he was able to make a dramatic rescue.
"There was so much smoke and flames" Justin Roy was on his way back home when he noticed smoke billowing over Robie Circle just... more »
February 4, 2011 9:21 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Court records indicate that the owner of a Brownsboro, Texas, security firm might plead guilty in a case accusing him of plotting with a New Orleans police commander to get kickbacks from a hurricane security contract. Both Joseph Branch of Gladius Inc. and police Capt. Michael... more »
November 30, 2010 8:00 PM
University of Louisiana students might have fewer choices when it comes to signing up for classes soon, as another program could be on the chopping block. KATC's Maddie Garrett talked with students and University officials Tuesday about the budget problems and what it could mean for students.
University officials... more »
October 27, 2010 9:28 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A hacker broke into the state Department of Health and Hospitals' database for paramedics and other first responders last month. A letter from DHH dated Oct. 8, obtained Wednesday by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, says the incident happened Sept. 17. It also says although access... more »
October 22, 2010 4:16 PM
From DHH: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein today announced mid-year reductions in department spending of state general funds, and proposed utilization of other means of financing, in order to save $20.8 million in fiscal year 2010-2011. DHH's savings are part of an overall mid-year reduction... more »
October 8, 2010 5:19 PM
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) firefighting crews continue to battle an unusually large number of fires for this time of year, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. Thursday Oct. 7, LDAF crews suppressed 23 wildfires that burned 111.58 acres. Since Oct. 1, LDAF crews have suppressed 189 wildfires that... more »
October 5, 2010 12:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - No more grade inflation for new cars and trucks. The Transportation Department outlined changes Tuesday to the government's 5-Star Safety Rating System that will make it more difficult for new cars and trucks to earn top scores. Only two of the first 34 vehicles tested under the... more »
September 23, 2010 9:34 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - Officials say a former state legislative leader who joined the state Department of Education is leaving the agency. Don Trahan, former chairman of the Louisiana House Education Committee, was hired in 2008 at $110,000 per year to spread the department's message to business leaders and others.... more »
August 27, 2010 7:36 PM
Board positions with the Lafayette Housing Authority are still up in the air... following an audit highlighting questionable payroll practices.
City-Parish President Joey Durel is still waiting on commitments from two candidates.
He now expects the board to be ready by Tuesday... questions still surround HUD and who... more »
August 24, 2010 7:24 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz confirms... An officer-involved shooting happened on the corner of Hebert Road and Louisiana-31 in Arnaudville early Sunday morning... The officer, a Dallas Barron, has since been placed on administrative leave... Barron has been with the Arnaudville Police Department for about four months and now... more »
August 13, 2010 4:35 PM
The Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles will begin phasing in a new vehicle registration certificate beginning August 16, 2010. All Office of Motor Vehicle locations will be utilizing the new registration certificate by September 1, 2010. In an effort to make the transition as easy as possible for everyone involved,... more »
August 12, 2010 11:39 AM
Franklin Police Department will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the City of Franklin on both Thursday, August 12, 2010, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. and Friday, August 13, 2010, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. All drivers traveling... more »
June 14, 2010 11:19 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says its regional offices will be open Saturday for taxpayers who need help. Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges says individuals and businesses can get help from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers should bring all relevant... more »
June 11, 2010 2:28 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Education is laying off 31 employees because of budget cuts. The department announced the layoffs Friday. They will take effect July 1 and include positions in management and finance, the regional education centers, and the school and community support office. Superintendent... more »
June 8, 2010 2:22 PM
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following opening to recreational and commercial fishing in portions of inside waters near Cocodrie and south of Dulac, LA and in portions of the territorial seas in Terrebonne and Vermilion parishes effective immediately today, June 7. Inside Waters... more »
May 26, 2010 12:34 PM
Press Release: Following historic gains in 2009, today Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) officials announced a second straight year of growth in the percentage of students scoring Basic and above for all grades and subjects tested on the state's LEAP, GEE and iLEAP assessments. While this year's increase of one... more »
May 17, 2010 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The fallout from the Gulf oil spill has claimed its first casualty at the Interior Department. Chris Oynes, who oversees offshore drilling programs at the Minerals Management Service, will retire at the end of the month, according to an e-mail sent by an agency official to staff... more »
May 6, 2010 3:23 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Veterans Affairs Department is limiting the types of surgeries performed at some of its hospitals following a review of surgical deaths at its hospital in southern Illinois. Under a new system, the VA has given each hospital a "surgical complexity" level. Because of that, hospitals in... more »
April 27, 2010 3:08 PM
The Youngsville Fire Department placed first in the Louisiana State Firemen’s Association Jason Simon Memorial Competitive Drills held in Marksville. Each year, fire departments from around the state compete as teams of four in five drills demonstrating common fire ground tasks. The team with the best time wins. This... more »
April 15, 2010 6:35 PM
Opelousas Police Press Release: On Thursday the Opelousas Police Department's Crime Suppression Team closed down another crack dealers business. Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said the CST Team has been watching a residence in the 700 block of Lourdes Street for a few weeks and gathered enough information to get... more »
February 23, 2010 11:30 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers should consider requiring "tax clearances" for individuals and businesses that contract with the state, a new audit report concludes. The Legislative Auditor's Office made the recommendation in a report released to the public Monday. The office looked at the state revenue department's methods for... more »
February 19, 2010 12:57 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect for a recent robbery. On February 17, 2010, at approximately 4:00 am, the suspect approached an employee on the exterior of the business at 101 South College Road and forced the employee back inside at... more »
February 19, 2010 6:21 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The director of a company that operates several wastewater treatment facilities in Louisiana has been arrested on charges he allowed untreated wastewater to be illegally dumped. The state Department of Environmental Quality said 57-year-old Joseph L. Jones, of Opelousas, faces 12 felony charges involving alleged violations... more »
February 17, 2010 7:37 AM
Investigators have identified the victim in the car crash as Shonte Yvette Frank (46) of Heflin, Louisiana. The other passengers and driver remain hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation.
On February 16, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2700... more »
February 15, 2010 12:09 PM
SCOTT, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating an incident at a nightclub that has left one man dead, another injured and a third facing criminal charges. A news release from the Scott Police Department says 37-year-old Christopher Marmottin has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the Sunday incident at... more »
February 15, 2010 11:48 AM
FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network has asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to... more »
February 2, 2010 4:19 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue will host a series of meetings across the state to provide information and answer questions about the series of tax deductions known as the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction.
The Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deduction applies to... more »
January 28, 2010 7:12 PM
New details about a Lafayette man who says he was falsely arrested and imprisoned in Breaux Bridge.
Sam Brown III says he was accused of robbing the Dollar General in January of 2009.
He spent a year in jail before he was released Monday, cleared by the District... more »
January 26, 2010 11:10 PM
The Department of Transportation is trying to put the breaks on a very dangerous trend.
According to a USA Today poll, 80% of all accidents are caused by distracted drivers.
Drivers who text are 6 times more likely to get in an accident according to a msnbc poll.... more »
January 25, 2010 3:00 PM
Franklin Police Department will conduct an impaired driver checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the City of Franklin on Thursday between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m.
All drivers traveling through the checkpoint will be screened for alcohol and drug impairment, and any that are impaired will be removed from... more »
January 15, 2010 11:45 AM
The Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR) will save more than $2 million and improve the efficiency of its tax collection program when its 2010 streamlining plan goes into full effect.
Key cost-saving measures have already been implemented, such as a decision to cease mailing paper tax booklets to taxpayers,... more »
January 14, 2010 4:04 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the identity of a suspect that is believed to have stolen over $500 worth of cigarettes at 6 convenience stores. The suspect approaches the sales counter and requests a carton of cigarettes. When the carton is placed onto the counter, the suspect... more »