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  • Funeral arrangements set for Gueydan teen killed Friday

    November 23, 2014 10:53 PM

    Funeral arrangements have been set for the Gueydan teen that was killed in a single vehicle crash Friday night. 17-year-old Kaitlin Venissat is survived by her parents and two brothers. Visitation will take place Monday, November 24, from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Tuesday, November 25, from... more »
  • Tornado Aftermath in Gueydan

    March 21, 2012 6:33 PM

    Several Gueydan homes were destroyed and a cemetery was damaged after a tornado touched down early Wednesday morning. The EF-1 tornado stretched about 40 yards wide and winds whipped more than 100 miles per hour. "It sounded like a train whistling, and all of a sudden I felt the pressure... more »
  • Ex-Gueydan Fire Chief Sentenced in Child Porn Case

    April 16, 2011 3:19 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The former fire chief for the town of Gueydan has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to receive child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Friday that U.S. District Judge Rebecca Doherty sentenced 43-year-old Lindsey Troy LeBlanc to 63 months in prison for his... more »
  • Update: Suspicious Device At Gueydan High Was a Prank

    January 6, 2011 4:34 PM

    According to the Vermilion Sheriff's Office, around 11:30 this morning they responded to a call from Gueydan High School about a possible bomb device. Deputies say a student had placed a small electronic device in one of the computer classrooms, and had informed friends of his intentions to place the... more »
  • Suspicious Package Found; Gueydan High Evacuated

    January 6, 2011 2:22 PM

    Right now: Gueydan High is being evacuated because of a "suspicious package". Police there tell us they are taking the kids home as they investigate. We have a crew on the way.
  • Acadiana Kickoff Tour: Gueydan Bears

    September 1, 2010 10:45 PM

    Last season, the Gueydan Bears made it to the second round of the 1A playoffs. But the Bears have big shoes to fill with less than 20 players on the roster to start the season. Gueydan will depend on Running Back Trevor DeReoun after Devante Bourque transferred to Crowley. The... more »
  • Gueydan Duck Festival August 26-29

    August 26, 2010 12:02 PM

    Tonight, Thursday, August 26, Kicks off the 33rd Annual Gueydan Duck Festival. The Duck Festival is always the last full weekend in August. This years activities consist of duck calling, skeet shooting. queen's pageants, great food and bands. Thursday August 26, 2010 6:00 PM Family Night (Rides, Food,... more »
  • Cuts Looming For Vermilion Parish Schools

    July 13, 2010 7:18 PM

    Gueydan families are fired up about the fate of the community's only high school. "This is the heart of our community," said parent Jodie Mayer. It's among two schools potentially on the chopping block as school leaders search for an extra $1.6 million to cover a state mandated increase in... more »
  • Gueydan Fire Chief Arrested

    June 28, 2010 3:34 PM

    According to LA State Police-Today, Louisiana State Police detectives, working in cooperation with Immigration Customs Enforcement agents, the Lafayette Police Department and the Vermilion Parish According to LA State Police-Sheriff's Office arrested the Gueydan fire chief for charges relating to child sex crimes. Several months ago, troopers obtained information... more »
  • Two Vermilion Parish Schools Among "America's Best"

    January 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    (Abbeville, LA) Deputy Superintendent of Education Ollie Tyler recently announced that Gueydan High School and Erath High School were included as two of the best high schools in America in the latest U.S. News and World Report. Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Randy Schexnayder said, "We are extremely proud... more »
  • Gueydan Cleaning Up After Tornado

    December 29, 2009 1:45 PM

    After an F2 tornado hit Gueydan on Christmas Eve, those whose homes were damaged had a lot of work to do. KATC caught up with some of the residents Tuesday morning to see how the clean up is coming along. Houses on South 2nd Street were torn apart,... more »
  • South Gueydan Torn to Bits By Tornando, Residents Speak Up

    December 24, 2009 6:20 PM

    An EF2 Tornado ripped through Vermilion Parish in the town of Gueydan around 8am this morning. Those who live just south of the city are now left without electricity and running water. Some are even without a house. "I heard a noise and it sounded like a freight train... more »
  • Weather Damage: Gueydan

    December 24, 2009 12:14 PM

    According to Colonel Kirk J. Frith with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Department, a tornado touched down in the Gueydan area off LA. 91, just south of La. 14 causing major damage to several homes in that area and within the city of Gueydan. According to the Colonel, there were no... more »
  • Tornado Damage Summary

    December 24, 2009 11:41 AM

    Acadiana is cleaning up this Christmas Eve after an early morning filled with severe thunderstorms, hurricane forced winds and possible tornadoes. The storms are blamed for one death in Scott. Police say 44 year old Ryan Hebert died from injuries he received from a tree falling on his house. It... more »
  • Gueydan Building Given A New Name

    December 16, 2009 5:12 PM

    In Gueydan, the multi-purpose building at Jesse Owens Elementary has a new name, the Jonathan Williams multi-purpose building. A school board member requested the building be named after Williams, who died suddenly at his home in October. Williams served as principal of the school for ten years.

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