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  • Jindal Vetoes Public School Donation Tax Break

    June 9, 2012 8:57 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have created a tax rebate for donations to public schools. House Bill 1106 would have created a tax rebate for those who give to low-performing schools. The size of the rebate would have depended on the school's performance grade. Jindal wrote... more »
  • Wheelchair Donated to Lacey Ray After Her Chair was Stolen

    May 7, 2012 12:58 AM

    This weekend we've been reporting on a story, which highlighted the worst and now the best side of people. A young woman, confined to a wheelchair was out camping with her family when her wheelchair was stolen. It left her with no way to get around, but that's not the... more »
  • Teen Organ Donation: From Friends' Perspective

    May 2, 2012 10:38 PM

    On Tuesday, KATC featured an Acadiana mother who lost 15-year-old son, 15 years ago. He was an organ donor and went on to save five people's lives and gave two people sight. His death and gifts of life not only impacted his family, but his friends as well. "Justin... more »
  • Teen Organ Donation: Through a Mother's Eyes

    May 1, 2012 10:40 PM

    Becoming an organ donor can be an important decision for any adult, but it's an even bigger decision for teens. Two Opelousas teens made that choice a few weeks ago, right before a deadly car accident. Opelousas Catholic High School students Sarah Jarrell and Morgan Adams have now impacted many... more »
  • Donation to fund Nicholls' 'geomatics' scholarship

    February 8, 2011 5:51 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Nicholls State University program in geomatics has received $100,000 to establish an endowed scholarship. The geomatics program prepares students for careers as land surveyors, construction surveyors, mappers and planners. The new scholarship is named in memory of Jules Oreste Chustz, the late child of Jimmy... more »
  • Should Louisiana be an Automatic Organ Donation State?

    February 2, 2011 9:00 PM

    In Colorado, Lawmakers are thinking about becoming automatic organ donation state. This means everyone in the state will automatically get have their organs donated when they die if they don't opt out. Suzanna Morton with Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency believes the proposal is not necessary for the state. "Why change... more »
  • Coat and Blanket Drive a Success

    January 29, 2011 11:57 PM

    More than 100 coats and blankets will go to those in need...KATC'S Chris Welty was in St. Martinville for the donation drive and for the distribution. Temperatures across Acadiana this winter have been like a roller coaster ride...though recently we have seen pleasant temperatures, there are still many cold... more »
  • Bikers Help a Local Charity

    January 15, 2011 11:19 PM

    Bikers in Scott are helping a local charity. Saturday, the "Rig Riders Motorcycle Club" donated 75-hundred dollars to help the elderly in need. Representatives from the Lafayette Council on Aging's "Meals on Wheels" were on hand at Cajun Harley Davidson to accept the donation.
  • '30 Rock' actor speaks up for organ donation

    August 4, 2010 10:06 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Actor Grizz Chapman of NBC's "30 Rock" is serving as an advocate for organ donation, just a month after undergoing a kidney transplant. Spokeswoman Anne Finn says Chapman will speak Thursday at New York's Montefiore Medical Center at an event observing National Minority Organ Donor Awareness... more »
  • Man Steals Fire Fund

    May 25, 2010 4:26 PM

    $300 in a donation jar was stolen by a man who distracted a cashier and then reached into the jar and removed the money. The jar is for donations to help the LeBleu family. (Ragley fire which claimed the lives of 4 children). The video clip is taken... more »
  • LPD Adds New K9 Unit After Private Donation

    January 20, 2010 6:54 PM

    A new member of the Lafayette Police Department was introduced today. Barry, a 4-year-old Belgian Malawa, will be starting his service immediately. The K9 was an unexpected donation to the police department by K9 concepts. The owner of the company Jack Robicheaux says he wanted to give back to the... more »
  • United Blood Services is asking you to donate

    January 6, 2010 12:48 PM

    The recent holiday season, high patient usage, and a lack of blood donations have caused an urgent and critical need for blood. Local hospitals are experiencing a high increase in blood usage and United Blood Services is down to a one day supply to service all local hospitals. Your blood... more »
  • Heaters needed

    January 6, 2010 11:44 AM

    Hey everyone, CUPS received a generous grant from Ascension Episcopal, which allowed us to purchase about 30 electric space heaters for families in Acadiana - just in time for this cold spell. We picked them up yesterday and began distributing them fast and furiously because the cold weather is... more »
  • OGHS staff makes donation to men's shelter

    November 25, 2009 2:37 PM

    The Opelousas General Health System Environmental Services Department made a food donation to the Lighthouse Mission of Opelousas today, just in time for Thanksgiving. Garland Roberts, Director of the ES Department said Wednesday, "By giving, we are able to show our thanks and appreciation for the blessings in our lives.... more »
  • Cargill supports Breaux Bridge community through donations to education programs

    October 19, 2009 3:00 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - As part of its longstanding commitment to supporting the communities in which it does business, Cargill announced today it has donated a total of $9,300 to two local education programs. Funds from Cargill will help send Comeaux High School students, along with other students from... more »
  • AADE Lafayette Chapter Donates $3,000 for Well Control Training

    October 12, 2009 1:32 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (Oct. 12, 2009) - The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) made it possible for 12 University of Louisiana students to receive well control training through Wild Well Control Inc. The students completed International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) WellCAP training covering well control... more »

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