December 27, 2012 8:02 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An alleged coordinator for an Ecstasy organization in Vietnam is scheduled to appear in federal court Friday to answer charges that he conspired to send more than 1.1 million tablets of the illegal drug from Canada to Baton Rouge, La. The Advocate reports Vinh Van... more »
July 13, 2012 7:37 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top higher education board is considering whether to reverse a decision that would keep Southern University at Shreveport from raising tuition by 10 percent this fall. The Board of Regents had refused to approve the increase because officials said Southern's Shreveport campus fell short... more »
July 13, 2012 6:43 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Health care providers and patients who rely on Louisiana's Medicaid program are expected to learn today how the Jindal administration plans to slash $859 million in the program that takes care of the poor, elderly and disabled. The cut is tied to a congressional reduction... more »
June 29, 2012 5:40 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Time is about to run out for eligible families to apply for state-paid tuition to private schools. The voucher program was approved in the last legislative session. It allows students from low- to moderate-income families who attend low-performing public schools to switch to an approved private... more »
May 24, 2012 10:11 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Friday is the deadline to apply for its free summer day camps in Baton Rouge. The camps are for children 12 to 16 years old who don't have a hunter or boater education certificate. They're scheduled June... more »
April 26, 2012 10:10 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jazz horns, Cajun fiddles, zydeco washboards and rock guitars - they'll all be heard at the same place when the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Friday. Performances by soul singer Irma Thomas, the Beach Boys, the rock band Zebra, jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin,... more »
April 6, 2012 6:43 PM
Thousands of Christians across the world are celebrating Good Friday, including right here in Acadiana.
For many, the day is spent enjoying family and food. KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with church-goers Friday who get closer to the true meaning of the holiday.
A re-enactment of one of... more »
April 3, 2012 9:27 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police have identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed on Interstate 55 in Hammond Friday night. Troopers say 50-year-old Joan Walters of Ponchatoula stepped directly in the path of a car driven by 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite around 9 p.m. Impairment for the... more »
February 17, 2012 10:07 AM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is coming to Barksdale Air Force Base to say thank you to the men and women who keep the aircraft used for long-range bombing in top condition. Panetta will present medals on Friday to airmen who have served in... more »
June 29, 2011 9:06 AM
YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - Residents in Youngsville will pay higher garbage collection fees beginning Friday. Rick Garner, the city's chief executive officer, say the monthly charge will rise from $14 to $16 with the next billing cycle. According to the minutes of a recent Youngsville City Council meeting, The Advertiser... more »
April 24, 2011 10:59 AM
Louisiana State Troopers are continuing their investigation into a bad crash in Vermilion Parish that left a man dead.
According to investigators, 76 year old Minos Baudoin was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Upon arrival, emergency personnel removed the seatbelt before State Police arrived.
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November 15, 2010 9:46 AM
This Friday is international "Stand up to Bullying day." Schools across Acadiana will be taking in part in various events.
And we want to remind you we here at KATC have taken the pledge, "Bullying Stops with Me!" The campaign between us here at TV 3, the Family Tree... more »
October 28, 2010 9:50 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - In the opening moments of ABC's "20/20" on Friday, a 21-year-old blonde named Ashley says in her suburban Minneapolis bedroom, "I don't look like a heroin addict." It's a pointed introduction to an hourlong special about the phenomenon of suburban youngsters being targeted by drug dealers... more »
October 22, 2010 6:58 AM
Don't forget we'll have all the high school football action covered like always tonight with Friday Night Football. Tonight is a special edition. FNF flashback night, you don't won't to miss it! Several special guests are scheduled to appear on the show.
Friday Night Football starts at 10:35pm
October 14, 2010 2:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Suspense-filled dramas, psychological thrillers, romantic triangles and stories based on real-life events take center stage Friday as independent filmmakers convene for the 21st annual New Orleans Film Festival.
The seven-day festival launches with British film director Jake Scott's drama, "Welcome to the Rileys," starring James... more »
September 17, 2010 5:08 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state's flagship university has boosted its enrollment, even as budget cuts have slashed programs and services at the campus. LSU announced Friday that its overall enrollment is 28,771 this semester, a 3 percent increase from last year when the school had 27,992 students. The... more »
September 10, 2010 5:15 PM
Nearly 200 years ago Andrew Jackson joined forces with Jean Lafitte and organized a volunteer force of Native Americans, Baratarian pirates, Southern militia, and free men of color. Defending their homeland-this diverse group of out numbered citizen warriors defeated the British army in one of the most decisive victories in... more »
September 9, 2010 9:28 AM
KATC's Tracy Wirtz will serve as emcee at this Friday's Downtown Alive.
For 27 years, Downtown Alive! has united community and culture to create a weekly tradition and celebration in Downtown Lafayette every Fall and Spring. The Fall 2010 season continues September 17, 2010, with Nik-L Beer in Parc... more »
August 31, 2010 3:29 PM
MYRTLE GROVE, La. (AP) - Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says it will be Friday or later before efforts can resume to remove the failed blowout preventer from the deep water well that caused the huge Gulf oil spill. Allen told a news conference Tuesday in Myrtle Grove that... more »
July 9, 2010 6:14 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three of Louisiana's congressmen remain unopposed for their fall elections as the candidate sign-up period enters its final day. Candidates must file their paperwork and pay their registration fees by 5 p.m. Friday to run in the upcoming election. Republican U.S. Reps. Steve Scalise of... more »
June 3, 2010 10:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama will return to the Louisiana Gulf Coast Friday to assess the latest efforts to counter the largest oil spill in U.S. history. This will be Obama's third trip to the region since the April 20 accident that started the spewing... more »
May 25, 2010 3:30 PM
On Friday morning, May 28, President Barack Obama will travel from Chicago to the Louisiana Gulf Coast to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Administration has mobilized one of the largest responses to a catastrophic event in history, with more than 1,200 vessels... more »
May 20, 2010 10:24 AM
FERRIDAY, La. -Funeral services will be held Friday for a Concordia Parish sheriff's deputy who was killed in a traffic accident. John T. Mott Jr. of Ferriday died in the crash Sunday on La. Highway 568. He was 41. The Alexandria Town Talk reports Mott's funeral will be at 2... more »
November 27, 2009 1:48 PM
United Blood Services in Lafayette hosts a special Black Friday Blood Drive on Friday. Donors will be entered to win several prizes. If you'd like to donate blood, call 235-LIFE(5433) for more information. Acadiana will be walking in remembrance this Saturday. The 3rd Annual World Aids Walk begins at 11am,... more »
November 25, 2009 7:45 PM
It's the day most retailers and consumers dream of, Black Friday. Jamie Delaughter is not one of those consumers, he was out getting his shopping done Wednesday afternoon, hoping to avoid the crowds. "I mean getting up early to try and get any kind of deal that you actually want,... more »
November 23, 2009 12:46 PM
Congratulations to Glen Clark of Duson!
Glen is the winner of KATC's Show Me the Money giveaway for Friday, November 20th, 2009.
November 18, 2009 9:34 AM
Walmart Serves Up a Week of Early Savings with Prices Like The Day-After-Thanksgiving Retailer Offers Deep Price Reductions Starting This Weekend on Select Toys, Vizio HDTV and a $40 Gift Card with Select "Hero" Gaming Packages
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Nov. 17, 2009) - Focused on bringing families tremendous savings this... 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 »
September 29, 2009 1:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reminding all providers interested in administering the H1N1 influenza vaccine to register with the state before 5 p.m., Friday, October 2. Due to federal requirements, states are required to electronically report all administered doses of the H1N1 vaccine, which... more »
September 21, 2009 2:52 PM
Friday, September 25, 2009 7:30pm Heyman Performing Arts Center www.acadianasymphony.org 291-5555 The Acadiana Symphony would like to invite everyone to an upcoming concert. A Baton Rouge composer who has arranged four traditional cajun songs for orchastra and chorus will be performing. Also, Paul Baker and the L.J. Alleman Chorus will... more »
September 21, 2009 1:38 PM
A Palmetto pedestrian is dead after being hit by a car. It happened around 10:25 Friday night in the westbound lane of Louisiana-ten in St. Landry Parish. 48-year old Wallace Zachary Junior was walking when a vehicle in the eastbound lane tried to pass another vehicle and hit him. Zachary... more »