July 27, 2014 12:50 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana agriculture officials say prices for long-grain rice are projected to drop this year. LSU AgCenter economist Mike Salassi says the long-grain variety makes up about 85 percent of the Louisiana rice crop. Salassi says prices averaged about $15.40 per hundredweight but could slip to... more »
May 18, 2014 7:52 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Starting this fall, Louisiana State University's main campus will ban all tobacco products. Spokesman Ernie Ballard tells The Advocate that a committee is working on the policy change, and wants to have it in place by Aug. 1. The university already limits smoking to designated... more »
April 14, 2014 12:09 AM
STOCKHOLM (AP) - For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said Russia increased... more »
July 1, 2013 7:55 AM
LA Wildlife and Fisheries' Agent Ryan Faul stops by GMA to discuss water safety on the 4th of July.
December 19, 2012 7:57 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx, the world's second-largest package delivery company, says its profit slid 12 percent in the second-quarter on weakness in its air network and the impact of Superstorm Sandy. The Memphis, Tenn., company maintained its forecast for the full fiscal year ending in May, hoping that a... more »
October 25, 2012 6:57 AM
Broadmoor Elementary's Annual Fall Carnival hosted by the PTO will take place on October 27, 2012. It begins at 10am, and last until 3pm there will be approximately 30 booths including fun jumps, a dunking booth, games, a train ride, a calk walk and concessions. We are currently searching for... more »
August 3, 2012 7:47 AM
DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - The Ascension Parish Council has agreed to put property tax renewals for six parish road lighting districts on the Dec. 8 ballot. Thursday's vote for the special elections means some parish voters would be considering three separate parish taxes when they head to the polls twice... more »
June 18, 2012 10:53 AM
Acadiana Technical College is offering advance registration from June 28 until July 13, 2012. The times are from 7:30 am until 4:00pm.
For more info call: 337-262-5962
or visit: www.acadiana.edu
January 6, 2012 11:02 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil prices are falling as concerns about Europe outweigh positive U.S. employment numbers. Benchmark crude fell 51 cents to $101.30 per barrel in New York. Brent crude lost 37 cents at $112.37 per barrel in London. Oil prices rose earlier after the government reported the U.S.... more »
July 3, 2011 11:16 PM
A fireworks stand was blown apart Saturday along Highway 90 in Iberia Parish.
It was a big hit for a business typically booming this time of year.
"The rain was coming down so hard that it was just a complete white out as far as the rain, and... more »
June 16, 2011 10:54 AM
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - State police say a 36-year-old Converse man died from injuries sustained in a fall from a moving vehicle. Troopers say William Baldree died at LSU Hospital in Shreveport Tuesday night. The accident happened on the side of La. Highway 481 south of U.S. Highway 84 between... more »
May 15, 2011 2:55 PM
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - Two teenagers were seriously hurt when they were thrown from a carnival ride during a fair on a high school campus in Greensburg. The state Fire Marshal's office said the two had been on a ride called "the Zipper" - described as a huge oval frame... more »
February 8, 2011 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Job openings fell for the second straight month in December, a sign that hiring is still weak even as the economy is gaining strength. The Labor Department says employers advertised nearly 3.1 million jobs that month, a drop of almost 140,000 from November. That's the lowest total... more »
December 21, 2010 5:48 PM
Search and rescue teams are scouring the Calumet River looking for a man who's been missing since Monday night. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office 22-year-old Lewis Mills of Georgia, LA, had fallen into the river just after 11:00 p.m. Monday.
"When officers responded, it was learned that he... more »
December 6, 2010 12:02 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Saints have a name for the ruse. They call it "No-Brainer Freeze." Perfect description for the last-minute deception that got their latest win. New Orleans enticed the Bengals to jump offside in the closing seconds Sunday, giving the Saints a chance to win in regulation. Drew... more »
November 22, 2010 12:16 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A toddler has died after falling 50 feet from a luxury suite at the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Golden State Warriors in the Staples Center arena. Police Sgt. Frank Alvelais says early Monday that the boy, believed to be 2 or 3 years old,... more »
October 30, 2010 11:49 PM
Folks had a spooky good time at Broadmoor Elementary Saturday.
The school held their annual "Fall Carnival" at the Lafayette Campus Saturday afternoon. There were rides, games, a dunking booth, and a space walk. All of the activities had a bit of a halloween twist.
Funds raised go... more »
October 29, 2010 10:05 AM
Fall Craft Fair and Market will be tomorrow in St. Martinville. The event starts at 9am and ends at 4pm
Craft demonstrators, artists, and vendors of handmade items or produce will be showing and selling their goods. Items for sale include paintings, photographs, Native American crafts, quilts, bonnets, baby... more »
October 26, 2010 9:39 AM
Broadmoor Elementary Fall Carnival will be October 30th from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
The Carnival will include approximately 35 booths including fun jumps, games, a dunking booth, a space walk, a cake walk, concessions and more! We invite you to come out and join in the fun!
... more »
October 19, 2010 7:17 AM
St. Bernard School is having their Fall Fest along with a Chili Cook-Off and a 5K Crusader Classic Run. This is the 2nd Annual School Fair. The fair will be broadcasting LSU vs. Auburn Game (on Saturday) and the Saints vs. Browns Game (on Sunday). There will be Gumbo Dinners,... more »
October 14, 2010 11:13 AM
Mark your calendars for a family-friendly festival on October 31st! Hosted by Pope John Paul II Academy at the De La Salle Christian Brothers' property, this event will feature old-fashioned, family fun, with terrific music and food from vendors in the area. Costume contests will be held for children, who... more »
October 5, 2010 11:30 AM
The investigation into a fatal roller coaster accident continues this month. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning tells KATC his office will meet with German manufacturer of the ride, Maurer Sohne. Lindsay Zeno, 21, of Lafayette was killed July 11 when she fell 30 feet from the Xtreme roller coaster at... more »
October 1, 2010 1:02 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators say they've gotten too little information from the Jindal administration about where deep budget cuts should fall in the upcoming year. They're also saying the cost savings and consolidations talked about by Jindal administration leaders won't be enough to deal with the $1.6 billion... more »
August 18, 2010 11:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
August 17, 2010 12:51 PM
The first day of school for University of Louisiana at Lafayette students is Monday August 23. This year, there's a new requirement for many of the school's first time freshmen. Students will be required to take a two credit hour course. It's part of the university's Quality Enhancement Plan. The... more »
August 5, 2010 8:57 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A spokeswoman says Raymond "Coach" Blanco - a former vice president at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and husband of the former governor - is recovering at Tulane Medical Center after a weekend fall. Family spokeswoman Marie Centanni tells The Advertiser that Blanco and former... more »
August 3, 2010 9:41 PM
DETROIT (AP) - Aretha Franklin says she's recovering from a fall and will miss two free concerts in New York. Franklin's office says the Queen of Soul broke ribs and has abdominal pain from Sunday's fall. Franklin says her doctors advised her to undergo tests. She says efforts are under... more »
August 3, 2010 6:55 PM
Acting Up (in Acadiana) announces that its classes begin the week of September 13th. Registrations will be accepted through the end of September for the fall semester. Acting classes are available for students ages 7-adult. Students will perform a public showcase in January. All activities take place at the Acadiana... more »
July 26, 2010 6:55 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A $1.5 million housing rehabilitation effort will begin in Opelousas this fall. Joe Sandley, a housing specialist with the Shaw Group that will oversee the program, said only owner-occupied houses that were damaged during either hurricanes Gustav or Ike will qualify. For the first round of... more »
July 11, 2010 3:51 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Want a preview of the congressional campaign trail and the candidates' stump speeches heading into the November election? The three-day candidate sign-up period offered a peek into politicians' playbooks, and very little was surprising - or really inspiring. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter doesn't want... more »
June 13, 2010 5:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's chief political adviser says the president will be out on the campaign trail for Democratic candidates in the fall elections. Adviser David Axelrod says he believes Obama is the party's greatest political asset. But Axelrod also says he doesn't know if everyone shares that... more »
June 11, 2010 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The tea party movement shows some growing pains, but it still wields remarkable powers to shape the Republican Party and set up a fall election with unconventional candidates and stark choices for voters. In two high-profile primary elections Tuesday, establishment GOP candidates were stunned by come-from-behind winners... more »
June 6, 2010 11:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A containment cap was capturing more and more of the crude pouring from a damaged oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, but that bit of hope was tempered Sunday by a sharp dose of pragmatism as the federal government's point man warned the crisis could... more »
December 20, 2009 3:58 PM
A big day for about 12-hundred UL students it's fall graduation for the class of 2009. We caught up with the College of Liberal Arts at noon. This was one of nine ceremonies taking place around the Cajundome and Convention Center. Four KATC employees got their diplomas this afternoon. Good... more »
December 16, 2009 11:06 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials have extended the fall inshore shrimp season in Zone 1, which extends north of the south shore of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne.
The shrimp season in the rest of Zone 1 and all of... more »
December 15, 2009 4:55 PM
From UL Lafayette's Press Office:
UL LAFAYETTE OUTSTANDING GRADS FOR FALL 2009
LAFAYETTE - Michelle Abadie always wanted to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming a teacher.
Shawntel Smith knew from the time... more »
October 20, 2009 2:05 PM
With fall comes Halloween costumes, pie, apple cider and of course, pumpkins.
One Lafayette church sets up fall festivities each year, and gives the money from their pumpkin sales back to the community. "The Punkin Patch" is at the Covenant United Methodist Church. Schools go on field trips to... more »
September 28, 2009 10:26 AM
The Covenant United Methodist Church will be holding the annual "Punkin Patch" begining October 1-31 (every day). Mon- Sat 9:00am-7:00pm and on Sunday 1:00-7:00 pm. The "Punkin Patch" is located at the Covenant United Methodist Church on 300 E. Martial Ave. Lafayette. For more information log on to www.covenantum.org or... more »