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  • Reps. Landry & Boustany Disagree Over Proposed Offshore Safety Reforms

    December 6, 2011 12:05 AM

    The United States Senate is considering a bill, which involves offshore safety reforms proposed by Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia. In the wake of recent fatalities offshore, most will agree safety should be a priority in the Gulf, but not everyone is onboard with Landry's ideas. H.R. 2838, also... more »
  • Ortego and Menard Vying for District 39 House Seat

    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 »
  • Guillory & Cravins Sr. Sling Mud in Heated Debate

    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 »
  • Offshore Evacuations Begin Due to Tropical Storm Don

    July 27, 2011 10:48 PM

    With Tropical Storm Don approaching, Shell said it's evacuating about 70 non-essential personnel from rigs in the southwest Gulf of Mexico. And that means helicopter companies in Lafayette are firing up their engines for the first round evacuations. "These are very costly decisions that are being made, but over... more »
  • Drilling Permit Hailed as 'Policy Breakthrough'

    March 1, 2011 2:28 AM

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced Monday that it has approved the first deep-water drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico since last year's oil disaster in the Gulf. "It's certainly a policy breakthrough," said Scott Angelle, Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural... more »
  • Opelousas Mayoral Race

    September 30, 2010 7:59 PM

    Voter turnout is expected to be higher than normal in Opelousas, for the October 2nd election. This, as interest in the Mayor's race grows. Three candidates are challenging incumbent Donald Cravins, Sr.: Harvey Darbonne, the Rev. Frank Ford and Lena Anderson. All three challengers spoke with KATC on Thursday,... more »
  • Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Drug Trafficking

    September 28, 2010 6:03 PM

    The Opelousas Police Dept in conjunction with the Gulf Coast HIDTA DEA Task Force is announcing that Mr. Don Paul “DUKE” Jackson of Opelousas has been sentenced to twenty years in Federal prison on Federal Drug trafficking charges. The sentencing is the result of the joint efforts between the... more »
  • Lafayette's Don Trahan Leaving Department of Education

    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 »
  • Name Your Price: Property Auction

    September 16, 2010 6:47 PM

    Over 60 properties will be up for grabs this weekend, and interested buyers will get to name their own price. The Louisiana Land Trust Auction is selling State owned land that was once used for the Road Home Program. "It's properties that people just didn't see fit to repair.... more »
  • LOGA President Testifies in Washington

    July 27, 2010 11:30 PM

    The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) testified against the moratorium on deepwater drilling Tuesday. "It's time that we get back to doing what we do best in Louisiana, and that's fueling our nation," said Don Briggs as he testified before the Senate Committee for Small Business... more »

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