March 27, 2012 7:27 PM
An FBI investigation into the Lafayette District Attorney's Office could be taking shape, as several indicators point to the handling of DWI and OWI cases.
KATC first reported about the FBI executing a search warrant earlier this month. District Attorney Mike Harson confirmed that search took place on February... more »
November 17, 2011 2:02 AM
Voters in District 39 will elect a new state representative Saturday. In the runoff are Stephen Ortego, D-Carencro, and Don Menard, R-Cankton.
Menard has 34 years experience in politics, most recently as St. Landry Parish President.
"I run on my record," said Menard. "In this day's economy, we... more »
November 7, 2011 11:24 PM
Senator Elbert Guillory and Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins, Sr. are battling it out for the District 24 Senate seat. The two engaged in a heated debate at UL Monday, moderated by the university's chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.
The gloves are off and it's Louisiana politics in full... more »
September 14, 2011 2:54 AM
Due to population shifts in the 2010 census, council lines in Lafayette Parish were redrawn earlier this year. That means some residents will find themselves in new council districts when the changes officially take effect in January. Among the voters impacted by the changes, at least one candidate for public... more »
May 19, 2011 11:13 PM
The Bayou Chene Project in St. Mary Parish was built to prevent back water flooding, but now there are complications.
"Bayou Chene is the biggest project we've got going on right now," said St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin.
Last weekend crews sank a 20,000 ton barge in... more »
April 2, 2011 6:33 PM
A special election is being held today in St. Martin Parish to fill the house seat vacated by state Sen. Fred Mills R-District 22.
St. Martin Parish councilman Mike "Pete" Huval and St. Martinville city councilman Craig Prosper, both republicans, are the only two candidates on the ballot.
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March 31, 2011 12:35 AM
A special election will be held Saturday in St. Martin Parish to fill the seat vacated by state Sen. Fred Mills R-District 22. St. Martin Parish councilman Mike "Pete" Huval and St. Martinville city councilman Craig Prosper, both republicans, will square off at the polls.
Huval and Prosper are... more »
January 22, 2011 9:30 PM
Pulling in 60% of the vote, State Representative Fred Mills is headed to the State Senate. With all 111 precincts reporting, here are your election results:
Simone B. Champagne (R) 19% 4,040 David Groner (N) 12% 2,534 Ruben LeBlanc (N) 1% 208 Fred "T-Fred" Mills, Jr. (R) 60% 12,812 Armond Schwing (R) 8% 1,644 Kenneth "Ken" Squires (R) 1% 172
December 15, 2010 7:06 AM
Qualifying for the district 22 State Senate seat formerly held by Troy Hebert of Jeanerette begins today.
Hebert vacated the post to accept an appointment as commissioner of the Louisiana office of alcohol and tobacco control. The election is Saturday, January 22nd.
November 5, 2010 6:59 AM
Coming up tonight 3 district championships will be determined. In 5A a New Iberia win over STM would move the Yellow Jackets into a tie for the district championship. In 2A Jeanerette hosts Loreauville with the 6 2A titles on the line. And a big one in 1A, the undefeated... more »
November 1, 2010 9:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The former technology chief for the City of New Orleans pleaded guilty Monday in a fraud scheme that prosecutors said brought him more than $860,000 in bribes and kickbacks, paid by a businessman to whom he allegedly steered $4 million in city contracts. Greg Meffert, at... more »
October 7, 2010 3:31 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As Republican contenders for a southeast Louisiana congressional seat fought bitterly for the party nomination, Democrat Ravi Sangisetty avoided the vitriol, quietly traveling the district to drum up campaign cash and votes. Sangisetty's bucolic campaign season is over as he now goes head-to-head with his... more »
September 27, 2010 7:25 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has begun an experimental environmental project that officials hope will save millions of dollars to build hurricane protection levees. The Terrebonne Levee District is the first in the state to use its own staff to restore wetlands, work required by law to make up... more »
September 23, 2010 4:31 PM
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - Heading into the homestretch of the Republican runoff campaign in the 3rd Congressional District, New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry holds a significant money advantage over former Louisiana House Speaker Hunt Downer. Landry led in both raw fundraising totals and had a larger $211,123 account balance... more »
September 2, 2010 10:18 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Republican Party on Thursday backed congressional candidate Jeff Landry for the GOP nomination in a southeastern Louisiana district, in a move designed to pressure Republican Hunt Downer out of the race. Downer, a former Louisiana House speaker, said he wasn't ending his campaign.... more »
August 30, 2010 7:51 PM
Congressional primaries were held Saturday, but voters in three Acadiana parishes will have to recast their ballot in October. This, after none of the three candidates got 50% of the votes in the US Representative-3rd Congressional District race.
Voters in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary were among 13... more »
August 28, 2010 11:33 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A runoff election will deciitethru-3rd Add,597 By The Assination for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District. New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry fell just short of winning Saturday's primary. With all precincts reporting, the secretary of state's office shows Landry with 49.6 percent of the vote and former... more »
August 28, 2010 10:41 PM
BULLETIN (AP) - Cedric Richmond, Dem, nominated U.S. House, District 2, Louisiana.
August 28, 2010 10:37 PM
BULLETIN (AP) - David Melville, Dem, nominated U.S. House, District 4, Louisiana.
August 28, 2010 8:36 PM
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some of the campaigns were heated but voter interest appeared light for Saturday's congressional party primaries in Louisiana. The only statewide races were for Senate nominations. Incumbent David Vitter was expected to easily win... more »
August 27, 2010 7:33 PM
Polls across Louisiana will open at 6am Saturday morning. Acadiana voters will decide on three races, including the 3rd Congressional District Seat. Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination: Hunt Downer of Houma, Jeff Landry , and Kristian Magar , both of New Iberia.
All three candidates say... more »
July 23, 2010 6:19 PM
Due to the threat of Tropical Depression Bonnie, the Terrebonne Levee & Conservation District (TLCD) will close the sector gates on Bayou Little Caillou and Bayou Terrebonne at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Friday July 23. TLCD officials also anticipate the closing of the Bayou Dularge sector gate the morning of Saturday,... more »
February 22, 2010 7:45 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has approved midcity Baton Rouge and downtown Lafayette for cultural products districts. It's a designation that seeks to promote arts development by waiving sales taxes on original works sold within the districts and providing tax credits for rehabilitating the districts' historic buildings. Kerry... more »
February 12, 2010 10:36 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge rules that a former Vermilion Parish police juror cannot run for Abbeville City Council because he pleaded guilty in 2005 to a felony. Ernal "E.J." Broussard says he will appeal the ruling handed down Thursday by Judge Marilyn Castle. Councilman Francis Touchet... more »
January 14, 2010 1:31 PM
From 1:00 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. Friday January 15,2010 the water pressure will be very low due to a shutdown of the main trunk line. The shutdown enables us to complete a tie in of new lines with the ongoing water plant improvement project. For a quick return of normal... more »
January 9, 2010 4:58 PM
Vermilion Parish Waterworks District No. 1 is asking that customers connected to the water system conserve water in the next few days with the freezing temperatures. Customers are allowed to let the water run over night, but please make sure as little water as possible is running. This request is... more »
December 15, 2009 12:39 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A district judge on Monday dismissed the state's civil suit against a private work release center seeking reimbursement of money earned by inmates that allegedly went missing. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections filed suit earlier this year against the Lafayette Community Correctional Center... more »
December 8, 2009 4:41 PM
State Representative Rickey Hardy was in the spotlight today after denying the Lafayette Parish School System $746,000 last month.
Tuesday morning in Baton Houge, Hardy had Harsh words for Parish Director of Curriculum and Instruction Louise Chargois.
While the parish has received the tobacco settlement money to keep... more »
December 3, 2009 3:40 PM
DESCRIPTION: A family oriented evening of strolling, shopping, and dining. The event features artists, live entertainment, free refreshments, Santa Claus, a drawing for a gift basket give away, and white light holiday displays all within Abbeville's gaily decorated Downtown Historic District. Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be at 5:30... more »
November 19, 2009 11:51 AM
(Baton Rouge, LA)-Investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested William J. Chaucer, Jr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana today for creating a Ponzi scheme that has cost at least 200 investors over $11 million dollars. This arrest is the result of a... more »