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  • Dentist on road, treats elderly in nursing homes

    July 13, 2014 1:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Add this to the list of things that get more difficult as we grow older: Going to the dentist. If you're in a nursing home, a trip to the dentist can be near impossible, financially or even physically. At the same time, our stake in good... more »
  • Elderly Upper Lafayette Man Missing

    April 20, 2014 10:36 PM

    A Lafayette family is asking for help with finding their missing relative. 73 year old Werlyn Simon has been missing since 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Family of Simon say he was headed from his residence in Upper Lafayette, of off Gloria Switch Road, to meet them in Maurice. ... more »
  • Elderly Jarreau man dies in house fire

    March 3, 2014 10:47 AM

    JARREAU, La. (AP) - Authorities say the body of an 85-year-old Jarreau man was pulled from the charred remains of his mobile home. The chief deputy for the state Fire Marshal's Office, Brant Thompson, identified the victim as Henry H. Jipson. Thompson said the agency is withholding some information, including... more »
  • Man accused of holding elderly parents captive

    March 3, 2014 10:43 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Deputies say an elderly Gonzales couple's son is accused of holding them captive in their own home for five days until their granddaughter came to their rescue. Maj. Ward Webb of the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office tells The Advocate 44-year-old Richard Miley was arrested last week... more »
  • Elderly Leesville man dies after being hit by SUV

    October 31, 2012 7:37 AM

    LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - An 88-year-old Leesville man died when he was hit by an SUV on La. Highway 121 in Vernon Parish, but his body wasn't discovered for a few hours. State Police responded to the accident around 8 a.m. Tuesday. The pedestrian, identified as Eddard L. Morrison, was... more »
  • Elderly Woman Issued Court Summons for 911 Calls

    September 12, 2011 11:40 PM

    In St. Mary Parish, a 73-year-old woman was issued a court summons. Deputies said it's because she called 9-1-1 a total of nine times in two days. The Sheriff's Office Chief of Staff, Steve Clarke told KATC, each call was a non-emergency, and since issuing the summons, she hasn't... more »
  • 4 teens arrested in Norco woman's beating death

    November 29, 2010 9:55 PM

    NORCO, La. (AP) - Four teenagers have been arrested in the death of a 78-year-old Norco woman who apparently was killed in a robbery attempt. St. Charles Parish sheriff's spokesman, Capt. Patrick Yoes, says two 16-year-old boys were booked Monday with first-degree murder in the slaying of Mary N. Mule... more »
  • Woman Booked for Neglect of an Elderly Relative

    October 29, 2010 11:48 AM

    BAYOU BLUE, La. (AP) - Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre calls it one of the worst cases of elderly neglect his deputies have ever seen. A 30-year-old Bayou Blue woman arrested Thursday was booked with cruelty to the infirmed. April Johnson's arrest comes after deputies called to a house last... more »
  • Hit and run caught on tape

    September 14, 2010 7:15 PM

    A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista. Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away. It's something you'll only find on KATC.com: video... more »
  • St. Landry Man Holding On For Life

    February 17, 2010 6:50 PM

    A hole in her fence will serve as a lasting memory for Alida Howard. "When I first saw what was going on I though how did this man get on the other side of this fence," says Howard. She says it was her husband who first spotted the... more »
  • Suspect Accused Of Robbing Elderly Woman Arrested

    January 7, 2010 5:50 PM

    Update: The suspect responsible for battering and robbing an 86-year-old woman has been identified as Labrente Noel (21) of Lafayette. He was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery, 2nd Degree Battery, 3-counts Auto Theft, and Violence against a person 65-years or older. On Thursday, December 31, 2009, the victim... more »
  • Wayne Toups and Friends Spread Christmas Cheer

    December 15, 2009 2:17 PM

    Wayne Toups and other well-loved local musicians spread Christmas cheer Tuesday morning. For the second year 97.3 The Dawg rounded up the group to sing to the elderly. The others 6 performers were: Dustin Sonnier, Kip Sonnier, Chalan Thibodeaux, Sal Melancon, Blaine Roy and Gordon Bradberry. They went to... more »
  • Red Kettle Volunteers Needed

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
  • Health secretary expecting Medicaid deficit

    September 22, 2009 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health secretary says costs of the state Medicaid program are running over expectations, and he expects a mid-year deficit that will have to be closed. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine wouldn't put a dollar figure on the deficit projection Monday, but he says... more »

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