August 17, 2014 12:51 PM
FINDLAY, Ohio (AP) - The government wants to recoup benefits paid to the daughters of a man who was declared legally dead and then turned up alive years later. Donald Miller Jr. disappeared in the 1980s, and a death ruling in 1994 allowed his family to get Social Security benefits.... more »
July 26, 2014 2:57 PM
Matthew Campbell of Billings, Montana, was just 19 years old when he was arrested in 2010 after being accused of hiring a hit man and plotting the murder of his mother, Dana Campbell. He pleaded guilty to using a cellphone with intent to commit murder for hire. He was sentenced... more »
July 19, 2014 5:26 PM
LAFAYETTE - Only eleven months after the sudden and untimely death of their Joe, the family of Joseph "Joe Joe" Meyer will hear their son's heart beat for the first time. They will also meet the recipient of his kidneys and pancreas. On August 19, 2013, Jacobi Carter received Joe's... more »
July 18, 2014 8:17 AM
MAKAWAO, Hawaii (AP) - Four days into searching for her pregnant half-sister, Phaedra Wais trudged through a rugged, wet jungle on Maui to chase a new lead in the disappearance. Following a locator ping from a cellphone, the 16-year-old found a skirt, shirt and bra stained with blood that belonged... more »
July 6, 2014 6:19 PM
LOS ANGELES -- The family of a woman captured on video being tackled and punched by a California Highway Patrol officer has spoken out for the first time.
"He punched and pound and pound on her, the only thing she could do was block her face," Mayisha Adams, the... more »
June 8, 2014 5:27 PM
On Saturday, June 7, just after 4:30 p.m. Lafayette police and multiple area fire departments responded to a residential fire in the 2800 block of South Fieldspan Road.
At the time of the blaze, 6 of the 10 residents were inside the home, and managed to escape. Fortunately, there... more »
May 4, 2014 7:45 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a man who arrested for threatening to kill his estranged wife has shot her to death while he was out on bail and then turned the gun on himself. The Times reports that Michael Scott Salley, of Stonewall, was arrested Tuesday, but was released... more »
April 12, 2014 5:48 PM
LAHORE, Pakistan April 9, 2014 (AP)- A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has been swept up in an attempted murder investigation that highlights the country's dysfunctional criminal justice system where even children are not immune from questionable legal decisions.
The toddler was brought to court last Friday as part of an... more »
March 22, 2014 12:52 PM
While the nation watches the frantic search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, one local family sees a sad irony in the story.
Lafayette residents Robin and Ricky Wright, parents of University of Louisiana at Lafayette student Danielle Wright, missing at sea, say they are sickened by what they... more »
March 20, 2014 7:15 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 25-year-old Sulphur man has been accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says its deputies were dispatched Feb. 14 to a local hospital after receiving a complaint regarding a child's assault. Deputies were told a family acquaintance of the... more »
January 13, 2014 8:51 AM
The first Monday of each month, Superintendent of Lafayette Parish Schools, Dr.Pat Cooper visits GMA. Today the topic of discussion was the Family Engagement Event "An Academic Super Bowl: We are in it to WIN it!". This event will allow parents to engage in academic activities in support of student... more »
September 24, 2013 6:53 AM
The Inaugural St. Landry Abilities Walk & Family Fun Day will take place on Saturday, September 28 through Sunday, September 29, 2013. This event will take place at Port Barre Veterans' Memorial Park from 8:30 a.m. until 12 noon. There is a one time fee of $15 that provides a... more »
December 26, 2012 7:14 PM
A family is searching for their 81-year-old loved one after he took off on foot Christmas Eve. 81-year-old Ray Nino disappeared mid-morning on Christmas Eve. He left his step-son's home on Southfork Drive in Youngsville. His family had no idea where he was until Jennings Police told them they found... more »
December 10, 2012 11:21 PM
A vigil and rally was held at Carl Williams Memorial Park in Breaux Bridge Monday night in support of teenager Daraneisha Harris, who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge Police officer a week ago.
Police said last Sunday Harris ran her vehicle into a Breaux Bridge police... more »
November 26, 2012 3:52 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana-born minister is back home in Brazil, nearly a month after a mentally disturbed homeless man attacked her on a Rio de Janeiro beach. Her mother, Mary Johnson Sarradet, spoke to Renee Elliott Murdoch for about 45 minutes on Thanksgiving, the day Murdoch returned... more »
November 22, 2012 8:57 AM
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Friends and family remembered actor Sherman Hemsley at his funeral Wednesday in Texas by showing video clips of him as George Jefferson, the TV role that was his best known. About 150 people attended the service at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso. Hemsley, 74,... more »
October 25, 2012 12:02 AM
A family in St. Mary Parish is still looking for answers after their loved one was found dead over two years ago. The case has been cold ever since. Now the family of Glenn Lemoine is asking for the public's help and hope to breath new life into the case.... more »
September 17, 2012 7:18 PM
Eunice Police are painting a clearer picture of the events leading up to the murder of a Eunice woman over the weekend. Police arrested her husband, Robert Lee Heard, on Saturday and charged him with murder. Heard is accused of stabbing his wife, 35-year-old Demetra Doyle Heard.
Police Chief... more »
September 5, 2012 11:42 PM
A fatal stabbing is still a mystery Wednesday, as the victim's family and friends gathered together to pray for answers. Russell "Rusty" Lambert was killed in March, his body was found on Moss Street near the post office not far from his home. It's there that his relatives held a... more »
August 21, 2012 10:42 PM
A Lawtell family of six escaped a house fire Sunday night with nothing but their lives. Denise Ned grew up in the home on Courville Lane and was now raising her four daughters and taking care of her 35-year-old brother there. The home and everything inside was a total loss.... more »
July 13, 2012 3:45 PM
St. Martinville Police are asking for the public's helping in finding a missing teen. 18-year-old Dylon Boudreaux was least seen Tuesday evening around five o'clock. Police say he was wearing a black suit and black fedora, and was seen walking along Main Street in front of St. Martinville High School.... more »
July 6, 2012 10:08 AM
Friends and Family of Shane Cayce are hosting the Shane Cayce Benefit Skeet Shoot it will take place at GOL Shooting Range. The event takes place on July 14th 2012 from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. This skeet shoot is being held to help raise money for medical expenses for... more »
June 13, 2012 9:34 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Family members of a man who died after a weekend fight with police in a Houma Wal-Mart say they have met with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office to discuss the investigation into his death. The dead man was 41-year-old Randolph Bonvillian Jr. of Houma. Police said... more »
June 9, 2012 9:14 PM
A man charged with fatally shooting his sister and wounding her boyfriend was a paranoid schizophrenic who was off his medication, his brother says Joseph Voisin, 44, has been arrested for killing Mary Voisin, 47, and wounding Christopher Smith, 45, Thursday at their home in Gray, La. Sam Voisin, the... more »
April 19, 2012 7:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for the family of a 20-year-old unarmed man fatally shot by police says a funeral home report indicates Wendell Allen had a hole in his back, which they contend is evidence he was shot from behind. That would contradict findings of the Orleans Parish... more »
April 12, 2012 11:26 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - The parents of late singer Amy Winehouse officially launched the U.S. branch of a foundation named for their daughter at New York's Joe's Pub, where the embattled pop star made her American debut five years ago. The Amy Winehouse Foundation - aimed at assisting disadvantaged youth... more »
March 30, 2012 11:56 AM
You might see a lot of blue shirts around Lafayette tomorrow for the fourth annual Family Adventure Day. It's a community fundraiser put on by the Healing House designed to give back to families in Acadiana.
Healing House is a place where children and their families can heal after... more »
March 22, 2012 11:26 PM
All eyes are on Louisiana for this Saturday's republican presidential primary. And in Lafayette the reality TV family the Duggars, from TLC's show "19 Kids and Counting," made an appearance at the Family Life Church to support Rick Santorum's campaign.
"It's been a long and hard campaign trail and... more »
January 16, 2012 12:03 AM
A family of eight is lucky to be alive after flames destroyed their home.
The fire broke out Sunday morning at a home along Highway Ten in Washington. Literally everything this family owns is gone.
"I just felt like it was the end of time the way it... more »
December 1, 2011 11:13 PM
A Lafayette family lost almost everything in a house fire Thursday morning. Lafayette Fire Department said the cause was a gas burning stove, which the family was using to heat the home.
"I just saw some flame that was coming up so I got up to go see what... more »
October 23, 2011 11:58 PM
A man wanted in connection with a stabbing Friday night in Lafayette was shot and killed by a Lafayette Police Officer.
That officer pulled the driver over on the Evangeline Thruway and when he approached the vehicle, police say 46 year old Anthony Sonnier backed up and hit the... more »
August 8, 2011 9:25 AM
AP- Some had young children, wives and girlfriends. Others were just starting to make their way in the world. But the brothers, fathers, sons and uncles who died when a U.S. military helicopter was shot down in eastern Afghanistan all had something in common: a love of family and country,... more »
May 16, 2011 11:26 PM
Eunice Police say a man was shot and killed by his step father in front of his family Saturday afternoon on Acadia Street.
Vivian Doucet said she was enjoying a family cook-out with her children and husband, 32-year-old Gary Keith Doucet, until there came a disturbance from her mother-in-law's... more »
March 23, 2011 11:46 PM
A murder suspect is found dead in St. Landry Parish Wednesday afternoon, over two weeks after the crime was committed. The family of the victim, Shantell Williams, said despite knowing who's responsible for their sister's death, they still don't feel like justice has been served.
"It's like the moment... more »
February 18, 2011 12:01 AM
An off shore worker from Breaux Bridge died on a platform south of Lake Charles Wednesday morning. The family of Joseph Bruno said they're still in shock after finding out their father and husband had died in an accident doing the job he loved. "He was a loving father, loving... more »
January 31, 2011 9:13 PM
Thousands of Americans stranded in Egypt are trying to flee the country, including a family from right here in Acadiana. The past week has been difficult for former mayor of Eunice, Curtis Joubert, because his daughter and two young grandchildren have been trapped in Cairo, fearing for their lives.
... more »
January 3, 2011 9:41 AM
LAFAYETTE - Healthy eating is important for the entire family. The good news is: Even a few small changes in your eating habits can make a big difference in how your family looks and feels.
Some healthy tips for nutrition:
* Eat more pasta, cereal, bean, and whole-grain... more »
December 17, 2010 7:05 AM
The holidays are upon us and one Acadiana family needs your help. We told you about Kaylin Dugas and her four children who last weekend lost all of their Christmas presents to burglars.
Since we first ran the story our newsroom has been flooded with residents wanting to help.... more »
November 2, 2010 2:41 AM
KATC has teamed up with The Family Tree and Acadian Open Channel (AOC) for a one of a kind campaign in Acadiana: "Bullying Stops With Me!"
"Bullying Stops With Me is a campaign aimed at stopping bullying in our community," said Dr. Dena Moore, CEO of The Family Tree.... more »
October 29, 2010 10:27 AM
Family Fun Fest will be this weekend, October 30th in Breaux Bridge from 5:00pm-8:00pm. This is a safe alternative to Trick or Treating! Free games, fun jumps, music, face painting, door prizes and lots of candy!!!!!! Bring your lawn chairs!
For more information call, 337-332-5163 or visit, mylighthouse.org
October 19, 2010 7:43 AM
The Family Tree Information, Education and Counseling Center is have their 2nd Annual "Go to Bat for The Family Tree" Softball Tournament at Pelican Park in Carencro. This tournament will be November 14th, 2010 from 9am - until.
Local businesses and groups will play on amateur/co-ed softball teams to... more »
October 16, 2010 7:29 PM
If you were out in Lafayette, you might have noticed a lot of gold t-shirts roaming around. Most of those shirts came in an extra small size. More than 200 parents taxied their kids around the parish for one thing: a stamp. "It ends up to be almost a thousand... more »
October 15, 2010 8:21 PM
Monday afternoon, preacher Elton Sam picked up his phone. It was his neighbor. "She said that the house was on fire and there were four fire trucks." Sam said, "but the whole house was consumed at the time." Sam and his family lost everything but each other. His wife and... more »
October 13, 2010 9:31 AM
This weekend families can spend quality time together while raising money for a good cause. Saturday is the 3rd Annual " Family Adventure Day" All the proceeds benefit the healing house. It costs 40-dollars for a family of 4 to participate, each additional person is$10.00. Last year healing house raised... more »
September 29, 2010 10:33 AM
Healing-House is having their Family Adventure Day, October 16th from 9am - 6pm. The Family Adventure Day will take place throughout the city of Lafayette.
For a family of 4 this is only $40 which includes: Adventure Day Map featuring 20 locations with a free activity at each location, and... more »
September 16, 2010 4:28 PM
"It is with profound sorrow that I make the following statement. This morning at St. Theodore/Holy Family School in Moss Bluff, a student acting alone inflicted upon himself a gunshot wound. This incident occurred at the very start of the school day. The school, civil, diocesan, and emergency authorities were... more »
August 26, 2010 9:49 PM
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A jury has convicted a Louisiana man on five counts of manslaughter in the 2008 deaths of a Texas family headed home from church. David Calhoun Jones of Metarie, La., was found guilty Thursday in the Dallas suburb of McKinney. He faces up to 20 years... more »
August 13, 2010 9:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heeding his own advice to American vacationers, taking his family to the Gulf Coast this weekend to help the sagging tourism industry. The president will arrive Saturday and spend just over 24 hours in the Panama City, Fla., area, a quick jaunt in... more »
August 12, 2010 9:05 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman has been arrested after a 12-year-old homeless girl was reported missing and returned safely to her family hours later. Clackamas County sheriff's deputies said Elisabeth Shambaugh was reunited with her father and two siblings after a traffic stop Wednesday night by Hood River... more »
July 20, 2010 11:19 AM
Sammy Kershaw and other artists have scheduled a July 20 concert to raise money for the family of Lafayette siblings hit by a drunk driver while in South Africa to see the World Cup. The June 16 accident killed 24-year-old Nicole Murphy and severely injured her brother Brian, who remains... more »
July 12, 2010 8:52 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Sammy Kershaw and other artists have scheduled a July 20 concert to raise money for the family of Lafayette siblings hit by a drunk driver while in South Africa to see the World Cup. The June 16 accident killed 24-year-old Nicole Murphy and severely injured her... more »
July 8, 2010 11:16 AM
A Sammy Kershaw and Friends benefit concert has been announced to help raise money for Lafayette's Murphy Family. The rain or shine concert will take place on Tuesday July 20th at Parc International in downtown Lafayette beginning at 6pm. Participating artists include Sammy Kershaw, Jamie Bergeron, River Road, Jared Lane... more »
July 3, 2010 5:01 PM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The family of a New Iberia woman strangled two years ago is offering a $10,000 reward for tips leading to the conviction of her killer. Buddy Blanchard, of Bakersfield, Calif., says someone has to know something about who killed his sister, Judy Blanchard Landry. Another... more »
July 1, 2010 1:57 PM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers approved a $20 million settlement Thursday with the family of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a girl and held captive in a secret backyard for 18 years by a paroled sex offender. Dugard, 30, resurfaced last August with two daughters she bore with... more »
June 10, 2010 5:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Family members of the 11 men killed in the Gulf oil rig explosion say they're satisfied President Barack Obama and lawmakers will help them get just compensation for their loss. Widows, parents and other relatives spoke at a news conference Thursday with senators who want to change... more »
April 6, 2010 6:19 PM
The family has opened a donation account for help with the cost of the funeral expenses, below is the following information.
Iberia Bank Daniel and Amanda Jeoffroy Donation Account Account # 12101991748
Tanner Jeoffroy (left), the St. Martin Parish boy struck by a car while... more »
February 5, 2010 7:36 PM
Over the past month at Camp Shelby, it's been a life of regiment for the 256th Infantry Brigade. Long days of training that for some, serve as a distraction from the emotions of missing friends and family back home. "Being away from home is always tough, but we've been very... more »
January 29, 2010 11:14 AM
LAFAYETTE - A well-known and respected family and a restaurant with long-standing traditions in Lafayette, have forged a greater tie with the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The Judice family and the Judice Inn have established the $100,000 Marc and Alcide Judice of Judice Inn Endowed Professorship in Business.... more »
January 24, 2010 4:47 PM
Saturday afternoon Forty-One year old Regis Reymon Madison was arrested by US Marshals and others at the Holy Family Apartment Complex located on the 1500 Block of Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette. Madison was the last known suspect wanted in connection to a Pensacola area Homicide that occurred less than a... more »
January 15, 2010 1:01 PM
In response to the crisis in Haiti caused by the recent earthquake, The Family Church of Lafayette is establishing a drop-off center for emergency supplies. All donations will be delivered upon receipt to emergency transports.
If you're in the Acadiana area, you can bring relief supplies (listed below) to:... more »
December 28, 2009 2:02 PM
Only 2 days after Christmas an Acadiana family lost everything-- including presents-- to a house fire. Sunday afternoon a home on Old Spanish Trail in Cade caught fire; officials believe it occurred because of a space heater.
Engaged couple Becky Matt and Greig Gachassin were just getting back to... more »
November 27, 2009 1:08 PM
New Iberia, LA - November 23, 2009 Epiphany Day School third grade students recently focused on the relevance of artifacts in detailing a family's geneology and history. Students brought interesting artifacts from home to collaborate in a classroom exhibit and also completed a family tree. Some were surprised to learn... more »
November 27, 2009 12:40 PM
December 9, 2009: "Animalia"
The Fugro Chance Family Performance Series presented by the Acadiana Center for the Arts continues its 2009 - 2010 series on December 9 with master puppeteer Hobey Ford's Animalia. Animalia explores the beauty and movement of whales, dolphins, birds, butterflies, wolves and a menagerie of... more »
November 25, 2009 1:36 PM
Life has been a roller coaster for sisters Page and Ashley. They have been in adoption since last year around Christmas time, but have been in care for almost two years. In 2007, they lost their mother to a car crash on HWY 90.
After their father chose not... more »
November 25, 2009 12:56 PM
Members of the Lafayette Chapter of National Hook-up of Black Women visited two residents in the Moss Street Housing Development to distribute Thanksgiving Basket filled with many Thanksgiving favorites.
The first picture is of Desiree Hardy and her 3 girls and 1 grandchild. The second is of Twanna Livings... more »
November 15, 2009 6:48 PM
Families try their best to prepare for when their loved ones get deployed, but what about the little ones?
The Louisiana National Guard has been holding pre-deployment workshops all month to teach families how to deal.
Five-year-old twins Christian and Athen Sellers, are struggling to handle their father... more »
November 10, 2009 1:09 PM
Rayne - Funeral services will be held at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church, Friday, November 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. for Lucille Jolivette Senegal, 100, who died Thursday, November 5, 2009 in Meadowbrook Specialty Hospital in Lafayette, LA.
Interment will be in the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery... more »
November 6, 2009 1:25 PM
The Planned Giving Council of Acadiana (PGCA) is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for the exchange of planned giving ideas in the Acadiana area of Louisiana. The mission of the PGCA is to help ensure that planned giving donors in our communities are professionally served, and that their... more »
November 6, 2009 8:59 AM
ENID, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma couple driving home from church hit an animal - a really big one. An elephant that escaped from a nearby circus collided with the couple's SUV Wednesday night when it ran across a rural highway in Enid, about 100 miles north of Oklahoma City.... more »
October 29, 2009 6:50 PM
Swine Flu vaccinations are now available for Acadiana residents.
Lourdes Family Clinic in Scott is one of the first giving out the vaccinations. The shots are for those six months to twenty-six years old. Normally the clinic sees 600 patients a month, but in September that number jumped to... more »
October 25, 2009 7:01 PM
A hit and run victim's family is left wondering who would do this and leave him to die. His name is Russell Lewis Sr. He was discovered in a ditch on the side of highway 85, at mile post 5.7. Authorities say he was hit Friday night but was found... more »
October 23, 2009 8:55 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A series of workshops is planned for families of soldiers in the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, which is to deploy in January. The purpose of the workshops is to share information with family members regarding programs and support available to them... more »
October 21, 2009 2:04 PM
Where is Somer Thompson? Police 'Desperately' Seek Tips in 7-Year-Old's Disappearance Mom Diena Thompson: 'She's One of the Most Loving Little Girls in the Whole Wide World'
October 19, 2009 7:26 PM
Changes are coming to a Lafayette hospital after two bodies were mixed up at the morgue.
Lafayette General Medical Center says they'll now have two representatives on hand to double check every corpse leaving their facility. Those representatives will make sure the correct body is taken when the funeral... more »
October 15, 2009 7:18 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is giving four parishes more than $135,000 each for housing counseling grants. The grants for agencies in Jefferson,Lafayette, New Orleans, and Shreveport were announced on Wednesday. Officials say they will help families facing foreclosure, seeking affordable rental housing,... more »
October 6, 2009 2:50 PM
Mellody Hobson Reveals Warning Signs, Ways to Stop Financial Freeloaders .
September 30, 2009 7:42 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government is warning owners of Toyota and Lexus vehicles about safety problems linked to removable floor mats. They say the mats could interfere with the vehicle's accelerator and cause a crash. The Transportation Department says owners should take out the floor mats on the driver's side... more »