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  • Flood Updates in Carencro

    March 22, 2012 7:13 PM

    Almost two weeks after flooding rains, some Carencro residents are still using boats to get in and out of their neighborhoods. Cynthia Scott lives on Saint Fidelis Street. She says last Monday's storm left five inches of water in her home, which caused her ceiling to cave in and floors... 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 »
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Under Construction

    March 19, 2012 6:10 PM

    Monday marks the beginning of reconstruction of Our Lady Queen of Peace. Construction crews spent the first day working on the church's roof. Since this worship center was destroyed back in April of 2010, parishioners have attended mass in the gym of Truman Montessori School. Peter Broussard has been a... more »
  • 13th Annual Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure

    March 16, 2012 10:51 AM

    Saturday is the 3th annual Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure. Although this special day only comes around once a year, public relations chair for Komen Acadiana Susan Allerdyce says because it's so significant she along with dozens of volunteers plan for it all year long. "This means so... more »
  • Backwater Flooding in Carencro

    March 15, 2012 7:45 PM

    Although it's been three days since neighborhoods flooded, some in Carencro are still under water. Besides the the water not receding, officials say backwater flooding coming from the Vermilion River is also a major concern. Backwater flooding caused several residents on Smith Reed Road to be trapped in their neighborhood... more »
  • Inmates' escape should have raised red flags

    March 14, 2012 7:37 PM

    Saturday, detectives said Tony Jackson and Kevin Gildhouse used a homemade knife to overpower two deputies during their escape. Gildhouse is accused of taking one of the deputy's uniforms to disguise himself and then escort another inmate out of jail. They were caught about five hours after escaping. Director of... more »
  • Flood Cleanup in Carencro

    March 13, 2012 7:08 PM

    Dozens of homeowners in Carencro spent Tuesday morning cleaning up the huge mess Monday's storms left behind. Keith Gorge is one of several homeowners on Magnolia Knee Drive who called a cleaning service for help. "All of the floors are wet. We got about four or five inches of rain... more »
  • Carencro Subdivision Floods

    March 12, 2012 7:08 PM

    After hours of heavy rainfall over night, many homes in Acadiana flooded Monday. Dozens of Carencro homes in Oak Springs Subdivision were hit hard. "I have leather chairs and baby stuff that are under water and floating in my house," said homeowner Tye Moody. Tye Moody and his wife,... more »
  • McDonald's makes Happy Meals healthier

    March 9, 2012 5:28 PM

    Fast food restaurants have a bad reputation for packing on the pounds and in some cases being blamed for childhood obesity. McDonald's is doing something about that, starting with adding fruit to kids' meals. "I was surprised to see the apple slices in it, I think it's wonderful," said parent... more »
  • The final round of the Louisiana Business Challenge

    March 8, 2012 6:43 PM

    High school students from across the state spent Thursday morning on U-L Lafayette's campus competing in the Louisiana Business Challenge. After months of competing, they're in the final round. Six groups are standing before a panel of judges presenting their business plans to boost Louisiana tourism through social media as... more »
  • Tornado relief volunteers say they're returning the favor

    March 7, 2012 8:26 PM

    Since last Saturday volunteers across Acadiana have been collecting tornado relief items for tornado victims in Harrisburg, Illinois. Volunteers say they are eager to help because of the help they received in 2005 after Hurricane Rita. Tammy Landry organized the drive. She says she's returning the favor. "I didn't think... more »
  • Super Tuesday Impacts Louisiana Voters

    March 6, 2012 7:00 PM

    Although Louisiana isn't taking part in Super Tuesday, political analyst Pearson Cross says the outcome of Super Tuesday could greatly influence the way Louisiana residents vote for their preferred republican presidential candidate on March 24th. Presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich are fighting for... more »
  • Body discovered near post office

    March 5, 2012 6:17 PM

    Brandi Mitchell's boyfriend, 30-year-old Russell Lambert Junior, was found dead around 2:00 in the morning at the corner of Moss Street and Donlon Avenue on Monday. Detectives say he was stabbed once. "They didn't have to kill him, he had kids and a family," said Mitchell. Mitchell says Lambert got... more »
  • Body discovered near post office

    March 5, 2012 10:19 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA. (AP) - Lafayette Police are investigating the death of a man whose body that was found lying on the side walk near the post office. A news release says that the body of 30-year-old Russell Lambert Jr., was found about 2 a.m. Monday. The body was spotted by... more »
  • Plans Underway to Reopen Opelousas' Boys and Girls Club

    March 2, 2012 6:55 PM

    Good news for kids in Opelousas! Chris Martin with the Boys and Girls Club confirms the facility in Opelousas reopen. The center shut down last summer because of budget problems. "We're in the process of getting board approval to make an announcement of reopening our Opelousas club," said Martin. ... more »
  • Local Schools Celebrate Dr.Seuss' Birthday

    March 2, 2012 2:01 AM

    In Youngsville, Green T. Lindon Elementary School kicked off their Dr. Seuss birthday celebration early Thursday morning. Kids enjoyed a plate of green eggs and ham while listening to the book.The school's principal says it's a great way to promote literacy. "Reading at a very young age is the... more »
  • St. Mary Parish celebrates Mardi Gras!

    February 22, 2012 8:43 AM

    "Happy Mardi Gras Franklin," said a group of parade goers. From Franklin to Morgan City, many people celebrated Mardi Gras in St. Mary Parish. School bands excited dozens of parade goers with music and funky dance moves! "I like the dancers," said a parade goer in Franklin. In Morgan City,... more »
  • French Embassy Officials Visit Lafayette Schools to Encourage French Immersion

    February 6, 2012 3:40 PM

    Kirby Jambon's 5th grade social studies class is one of the French Immersion classes at Prairie Elementary that French Embassy representatives visited. Carley Dupre and Kalin Laborde say they enjoy learning social studies and other subjects in French. "An acute angle is smaller than 90 degrees," Laborde said in French.... more »
  • State of the Union Responses

    January 25, 2012 8:55 PM

    Oil experts and U.S. officials shared their thoughts about parts of President Obama's State of the Union speech that highlighted energy policy. President Obama talked about finding ways that will allow the U.S. to relying more on American energy. Obama says his plan includes pushing his administration to open more... more »
  • Cultural District Coming to Opelousas?

    January 20, 2012 3:33 PM

    Because Opelousas is filled with lots of history and culture, there's a chance it may receive a cultural district. "We have theatres, we have museums and the wonderful Cajun cuisines and stores and shops and restaurants," says Melanie Lee-Lebouef, Tourism Director. A stroll around the tourist center, you'll quickly learn... more »
  • UL CUTS

    January 9, 2012 7:45 PM

    To tackle the state's deficit across Louisiana, higher education was hit with a $50-million cut which directly affects UL with a $3.3-million cut back. Starting with a $1-million cut from external research centers in manufacturing, the LITE center and the Picard Center for Child Development. Jerry Leblanc, the VP of... more »
  • IRAQ VET OUTRAGED OVER AMERICAN FLAG

    January 5, 2012 9:10 PM

    Iraq veteran, Brian Harper says he is beyond angry after watching a driver toss an American flag out a car window. "He just wadded it up and threw it in the street like it was mere garbage," said Harper. Harper says this happened Tuesday afternoon at the in intersection of... more »
  • Marcelle Gives Birth

    January 4, 2012 8:03 PM

    The baby is finally here, and it's a boy!! Marcelle and her husband, Jay welcomed their big bundle of joy baby Langston at 9:31 Wednesday morning. Langston was ten pounds and six ounces when he was born.
  • Milton Family Homeless After House Fire

    January 3, 2012 7:12 PM

    A Milton family is left homeless after a Tuesday morning fire destroyed their house. After smelling smoke from their air vents, the family called 911 for help. Investigators say by the time they arrived, the fire was out of control. It took two hours and four fire departments to put... more »
  • Updates on Eric Manuel

    December 29, 2011 8:35 PM

    On Wednesday, Eric Manuel was arrested because of an inappropriate relationship with a teenage. He's accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old boy he befriended on Facebook. We also found out for years Manuel has had access to kids, through volunteering at St. Thomas More Catholic High School in... more »
  • National Commercial has Ties to Acadiana

    December 28, 2011 4:53 PM

    Lafayette musician, Sarah Lipstate is the artist behind the instrumental you hear in the latest Chevy commercial. For about seven years Lipstate wrote music, recorded albums and performed at concerts in Austin, Texas and now in the New York City where she lives. Lipstate says her career officially launched two... more »
  • Record Sugar Cane Harvest Expected

    December 27, 2011 6:58 PM

    It was a great year for sugar-cane farmers. Experts believe farmers produced record levels of raw sugar this year. Chad Hanks is a sugar-cane farmer in Duson. For nearly two decades he has worked in the business and says he's seen good and bad harvest seasons. Because this season was... more »
  • Acadiana Pilot Talks About the Stress that Comes with Flying Tired

    December 26, 2011 7:39 PM

    James Thibodeaux has been a commercial pilot for near thirty years. Without a doubt he says he's been tired in the cockpit. "At the end of the flight is when you're the most fatigued. It's also when you have the heaviest work load trying to transition from 30 to 40... more »
  • Acadiana Businesses Left with Storm Damage

    December 22, 2011 6:49 PM

    On Thursday, several businesses owners were left with a huge mess to clean after strong winds ripped through Acadiana Weather experts say early morning thunderstorms produced strong winds that ranged from 40 to 60 miles per hour. In Port Barre, power was knocked out. Police spent the morning directing traffic.... more »
  • Troopers Crack Down During Seat Belt Safety Campaign

    December 21, 2011 7:51 PM

    State police are heading out in full force, cracking down on seat belt use. The troopers' new holiday campaign means you can still get a ticket, even if you are wearing a seatbelt. So far this year, across the state there's been 64 fatal crashes which resulted in 66 people... more »
  • Dr.Pat Cooper is Officially the New Superintendent for LPSS

    December 20, 2011 11:55 PM

    Dr.Pat Cooper seals the deal by officially becoming Lafayette Parish School System's new superintendent Tuesday. We caught up with him right after he signed his contract. He says now that he's official, he's ready to roll up his sleeves and start working. Cooper's initial plans are to tackle budget issues... more »
  • Updates on 12 Year Old Cold Case

    December 19, 2011 8:35 PM

    A major break in a Lafayette cold case dating back to 1999. 86 year old Irene Schoofs was found murdered in her home on Adrienne street. Thursday police arrested and charged Willie Robertson with second degree murder. Police arrested Roberstson on unrelated burglary charges last month aswell.
  • Cajun Fans Partied Hard in the Big Easy

    December 19, 2011 8:03 PM

    New Orleans was the place to be Saturday night. Lots of excitement after the Cajuns' big win. Dozens of fans hit Bourbon street right after the game. With the Cajuns getting their first bowl championship since 19-44, this party lasted well into Sunday morning.
  • The Gulf Coast is Back on the Market for Oil Companies

    December 14, 2011 9:34 PM

    Wednesday is marked as a big day for the oil industry. Oil and gas leases are up for grabs. This is the first time lease sales have been available since the BP spill. Oil companies can now buy leases for the 21 million acres in the western Gulf of Mexico... more »
  • LPSS SUPERINTENDENT CANDIDATE PUBLIC FORUM

    December 13, 2011 11:55 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board will select a new superintendent Wednesday evening. The final three candidates spent Tuesday evening introducing themselves to the community. After months of interviews, board members say Katie Landry, Walter Gonsoulin and Pat Cooper are their strongest candidates based on their track records. Katie Landry... more »
  • Family Members and Girlfriend of Deceased Say the Fatal Shooting at Campus Crossings Apartments was a Big Misunderstanding

    December 10, 2011 11:37 PM

    On Friday night police were called to Campus Crossings Apartments for reports of an armed robbery. The suspect that was shot and killed by police is identified as 21-year-old Quamaine Mason of Carencro. Police had building seven at Campus Crossings blocked off. State police reported that multiple shots were fired,... more »
  • Coteau Family Loses Everything in House Fire

    December 9, 2011 8:40 PM

    Elnora Romero says she lost her home Wedensday afternoon. She says the blazé started in the kitchen area and within 15 minutes it was a total loss. The fire started while Romero was using the stove and heaters to stay warm. She says thats when flames sparked. Her 9-year-old granddaughter... more »
  • Chemical Spill on Pine Prairie Highway

    December 4, 2011 9:01 PM

    A portion of Highway 13 shut down after 18 wheeler flipped around 2am Saturday morning. The accident caused asphalt and diesel to spill on the roadway. Officials say the mess stretched about two blocks. The driver of the truck is okay. Pine Prairie Mayor, Terry Savant says the driver told... more »
  • Reguladores Toys for Tots Drive

    December 4, 2011 12:13 PM

    Many organizations are bracing for a hit this holiday season. A U.S. Census Bureau report shows that the poverty level has increased. More than 16 million children are living in Poverty. This issue not only effects demand but also the ability to give. However, in Acadiana many organizations are trying... more »
  • Memorial at Lafayette Airport Causes Controversy

    December 2, 2011 11:45 PM

    A monument that's been standing at Lafayette Regional Airport for nearly 20 years is causing controversy in Lafayette's Aviation Community. Commercial pilot James Thibodeaux says he's upset because a monument built in honor of a well respected pilot, Paul Fornet is gone. Thibodeaux says the name plaque that's currently standing... more »
  • Vermilion Parish is Declaring a State of Emergency

    November 27, 2011 7:01 PM

    Plans are underway to declare a state of emergency in Vermilion Parish. Officials say the parish's economy may take a hard hit due to high salt content in the Mermentau Basin. Officials say this has been an ongoing problem that's getting worse. Back in October the "Leland Bowman Lock" sustained... more »
  • Shop Small Business Saturday in Acadiana

    November 27, 2011 2:29 PM

    In support of "Shop Small Business Saturday" customers throughout Acadiana are out spending big bucks at small businesses. Chazzie Fallo bought a fancy Christmas ornament from San Suci Fine Crafts Gallery. "it feels great to be able to support Louisiana," says Fallo. At Genterie Supply Company customers are buy several... more »
  • Family shops for Christmas Tree Just a Day after Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2011 2:16 PM

    Christmas tree shopping at Lisa's Christmas Tree Farm is an annual tradition for Russell Babineaux and his children. They say every year after Thanksgiving they come out and search for the perfect tree to take home. This year the family chose a six foot tall tree. The Babineauxs say they... more »
  • Suicide Among Acadiana's LGBTQ Youth

    November 9, 2011 10:32 PM

    Teen suicide has been a growing issue in American culture. Now, it seems there's story after story about teens who are gay, taking their own lives. Katc's Herbie Smith finds out it's happening right here in Acadiana. Two courageous University of Louisiana Lafayette students shared their stories with the hope... more »
  • GENERATIONS LATER IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

    November 9, 2011 12:25 AM

    For decades men and women from the LGBTQ community have fought for equality. Some activists say it all started with The Stonewall Riots back in 1969. KATC'S Herbie Smith spoke with some from the LGBTQ community who say society has come a long way since the hatred many faced in... more »
  • Problems with Property Tax Proposal

    November 3, 2011 6:52 PM

    Almost two weeks ago, voters overwhelmingly voted against the property tax proposal to help schools throughout Lafayette Parish. But problems began after some school board members shared their opinions that the proposal should be re-voted. Mark Cockerham with Lafayette Parish School Board says it's flat out wrong to go against... more »
  • Body Found in Burning Car

    October 8, 2011 11:19 PM

    In Lafayette, deputies were called to Felix Road at around five in the morning for reports of a car fire. The vehicle was a blue 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and a body was found in the trunk of the car. By the time detectives arrived the entire car was completely engulfed... more »
  • Remembering Denise Bertrand

    October 4, 2011 7:49 PM

    Tuesday morning family and friends gathered in Opelousas at Amedisys Home Health Center to remember 54-year-old Denise Bertrand. She died on July 30th during surgery. Friends presented family members with gifts honoring Bertrand's 25 years in health care. Besides gifts, friends hosted a blood drive to help the next person... more »
  • Body found in St. Landry Parish linked to Lafayette murder

    September 28, 2011 5:02 PM

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office has confirmed the man found dead at a rest area in St. Landry Parish is the same man connected to a woman's murder in Lafayette. Forty-seven-year old Mellissa Lair, of 108 Lamas Circle, was found dead in her home overnight. Forty-seven-year old Alanzo Denson,... more »
  • Acadiana Outreach Center Seeks Financial Help

    September 27, 2011 7:56 PM

    A public trust is considering helping financially strapped Acadiana Outreach Center. Major financial problems at the non-profit organization were discovered a few months ago. At a Tuesday meeting , Acadiana Outreach officials asked Lafayette Public Trust Financing Authority to consider acquiring the Joie De Vivre housing development. It's a 16-million... more »
  • Six Years After Hurricane Rita

    September 23, 2011 11:30 PM

    Six years ago Hurricane Rita hit and caused more than eleven billion dollars in damage along the gulf coast. Cody Vice is from Abbeville. He says some parts of his nieghborhood were under 5 feet of water. Rita destroyed his home and everything in it. "You get to your house... more »
  • Wealth Gap

    September 22, 2011 7:11 PM

    Nation wide statistics show the net wealth of white households is 20 times more than black households and 18 times more than hispanic households. Senator Mary Landrieu held a hearing Thursday in Washington D.C. to address this problem. She says the key to fixing this issue is to create more... more »
  • Eunice Cops Cracking Down on Crime

    September 14, 2011 8:23 PM

    In Eunice, some locals say lately their towns seems a bit more peaceful. Chief Ronald Dies with Eunice Police Department says he and his officers are raising the bar when it comes to cracking down on crime. There are still a few months left in this year and officers have... more »
  • Father of Missing Offshore Workers Talks

    September 9, 2011 11:30 PM

    Mexican officials are searching for ten offshore workers who've been missing since Thursday. They're using five helicopters, a fixed-wing plane and two vessels to search for the men in the Bay of Campeche where Tropical Storm Nate caused commotion. Of the ten men missing, three are from New Iberia and... more »
  • Aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee

    September 5, 2011 7:32 PM

    In Evangeline Parish, we learned Lee not only left behind huge piles of debris but the storm also left many people without electricity. Residents on Crooked Creek Parkway say they felt the effects of the storm and are now dealing with the aftermath. Ted Guillory says he expected some heavy... more »
  • Tropical Storm May Hit During Festival

    August 31, 2011 7:46 PM

    A tropical storm may take aim at Morgan City. The owner of Skipper's Sporting Goods says business is great because he sells dozens of festival shirts each year at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival. But, workers are concerned business might not be as good if weather keeps festival-goers away. However,... more »
  • Opelousas Junior High School on Lockdown

    August 26, 2011 8:41 PM

    School leaders put Opelousas Junior High School on lockdown Friday morning after they heard rumors of a gun on campus. Opelousas police say they have investigated and have found there was no substance to that claim. But after a shooting happened last week just outside the school, police are taking... more »
  • Remains Exposed at Colored Cemetery in Rayne

    August 21, 2011 12:23 AM

    At the Rayne Colored Cemetery some say the dead are not resting in peace or with dignity. Verna Henderson and Jean Gaspard say they've crossed some very disturbing sites, from human skulls lying around to decaying tombs covered with tarp. "This tomb here shows the whole body. You can even... more »
  • Day of Remembrance

    July 28, 2011 4:06 PM

    KATC's Herbie Smith is working on Day of Remembrance for 5:00 and 6:00. It's an annual event dedicated to the memory of the Acadian victims who died during the years of the deportation from 1755 - 1785. July 28 has been the day set aside by the Queen of England,... more »
  • 2 lafayette Hospitals Say "No" to Inducing Labor Early

    July 19, 2011 9:47 PM

    The Department of Health and Hospital's 39 Week Initiative allows doctors throughout the state to stop inducing labor if the mother isn't at least 39 weeks pregnant. Lafayette General and Women's and Children's are among the newest names in Acadiana on the list. Dr. Tina Stefanski with the Department of... more »
  • LCG Employee Arrested

    July 17, 2011 8:44 PM

    Jeff Larcade works for Lafayette Consolidated Government as a planner in the department of "planning, zoning and codes." He's facing charges of video voyeurism. Police were called yesterday to the Clifton Chenier Center on West Willow Street. That's where an employee discovered a camera, duct taped to the inside of... more »
  • Toddler Drowns in Jeanerette

    July 5, 2011 9:54 PM

    Two year old, Zyri Alfred drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool in Jeanerette. This happened around three o'clock, monday afternoon when the child's family was together celebrating the 4th of July. Family members say the minutes leading up to Zyri's death happened so fast. Within 20 minutes, he wandered away,... more »
  • Lafayette Woman Finds Son

    July 2, 2011 11:17 PM

    For many this 4th of July weekend is a patriotic celebration with family and friends, and for one Lafayette family it's a reunion of a lifetime in the making. After searching for more than 20 years Shelia Richard says she finally found her first born,Kevin Thomas after being forced to... more »
  • Krotz Springs Refinery Workers Burned on the Job

    June 25, 2011 7:04 PM

    In Krotz Springs, two workers at an oil refinery were hospitalized today after being burned on the job. This happen around noon-time on Saturday at the Alon facility on South Levee Road. It's still unclear exactly what happened but the company's spokesperson, Blake Lewis says two workers received burns after... more »
  • Escaped Inmate Back Behind Bars

    June 24, 2011 8:13 PM

    25-year old Matthew Keyes had just been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison and then he escaped Thursday evening. The search began in Lafayette where Keyes jumped out of the prison transport vehicle. However, Keyes was captured Friday morning in Evangeline Parish. It all started in Pine Prarie... more »
  • Casino Fire

    June 22, 2011 7:52 PM

    Firefighters are investigating a casino fire near New Iberia. Bernard Terradot, the owner of spanish lake casino says when he arrived at his casino Wednesday morning,fire and smoke were coming from the front of the facility. The flames caused some damage to the exterior of the casino but mostly to... more »
  • Heavy Rains Caused Streets to Flood

    June 22, 2011 7:46 PM

    Across Acadiana, heavy rains caused several busy streets to flood. Firefighters were called early Wednesday morning to rescue a woman who said she was trapped in her car on Broadmoor Boulevard. Fortunately she was able to get out before they arrived. On Johnston Street in Lafayette a drive was stuck... more »
  • Lieutenant Governor Race Heats Up

    June 21, 2011 8:08 PM

    Plaqemines Parish President, Billy Nungesser announced Monday that he's running for lieutenant governor, which is also the same day Louisiana's current lieutenant governor, Jay Dardenne's camp released an automated voice message of Nungesser endorsing Dardenne back in November. The automated phone message sent to voters was about eight months ago.... more »
  • Air Quality Updates in New Iberia

    June 18, 2011 6:15 PM

    Since the day of the Multi Chem explosion, New Iberia's air has been tested everyday. As a matter of fact, it has been tested more than 350,000 times. Dr. John Kind with the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health says they've been using these two types of air monitors to... more »
  • Budget Cuts in Crowley

    June 17, 2011 7:36 PM

    Crowley's Mayor, Greg Jones says a budget cut will happen across the board in Crowley. Jones says budget cuts are necessary because the town has had 25 straight months of declining sales tax and the town's revenue is 92 percent below than what he projected last year. The fire and... more »
  • Checking Air Quality in New Iberia

    June 16, 2011 7:27 PM

    Ray Clement,the regional manager for the Department of Environmental Quality says they've been using monitors to detect volatile organic compounds. Methanol, toluene and xylene are some of the major chemicals they've been searching for because those are some of the main products Multi-Chem sells. These chemicals could be harmful if... more »
  • 5 Vehicles Discovered in Vermilion River

    June 13, 2011 9:54 PM

    After combing the bottom of the Vermilion River at Rotary Point Monday morning, dive teams with with Calsasieu Parish and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Offices discovered five vehicles. Major Art Lebreton says it all started Saturday when a woman called 911 to get help after accidentally driving her suv off of... more »
  • Only One Gate Left Open on Morganza Spillway

    June 9, 2011 8:08 PM

    Thursday afternoon officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers closed the second to last gate on the Morganza Spillway. They made the decision to close the gate because the heavy flow that was coming from the Mississippi River decreased. "It's the operational procedure of the spillway. When we opened... more »
  • New Map Shows Wetland Losses on Louisiana Coastline

    June 2, 2011 10:42 PM

    In Baton Rouge, scientists released a new map Thursday that shows the amount of land wiped away on the Louisiana coastline. The map will help scientists locate exactly where land is breaking apart to help them identify where coastal restoration is needed. In the past 78 years scientists say coastal... more »
  • More Jobs Coming to Iberia Parish

    May 31, 2011 7:47 PM

    In Iberia Parish, Governor Jindal announced more jobs are coming to the area. More jobs will be available because Carbo Ceramics Company is expanding by creating a plant in New Iberia. The company's plant will produce ceramic propant which is used when recovering oil and gas. Jindal says the project... more »
  • Butte Larose Residents Returning Home

    May 30, 2011 8:23 PM

    St. Martin Parish Officials lifted mandatory evacuations in parts of Butte Larose. Officials say it was necessary to evacuate but the decision to let residents return came after water levels turned out to be not as bad as first expected. Some residents believe they should have never left home. Steven... more »
  • Frustrated Butte Larose Resident

    May 27, 2011 11:21 PM

  • Teachers Say Goodbye to N.P. Moss Middle School

    May 27, 2011 12:10 AM

    Thursday was the last day of school for teachers at N.P. Moss Middle School. Because of poor test scores, the school will be closed down and turned into the David Thibodaux Career and Technical Highschool. Faculty spent the day packing their belongings and saying goodbye as they left campus for... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Emergency Shelter Closed

    May 21, 2011 11:38 PM

    Residents of Happy Town and Sherburne were ordered to leave town Saturday morning. Because of the mandatory evacuations, American Redcross volunteers setup an emergency shelter at Breaux Bridge High School to assist evacuees. However, volunteers say only one evacuee came to the shelter the entire day. Because of the low... more »
  • Police Memorial Week 2011

    May 19, 2011 11:44 PM

  • Lafayette School Leaders Eliminates Block Scheduling

    May 18, 2011 11:46 PM

    High school students throughout Lafayette Parish started block scheduling seven years ago, but Wednesday evening at the Lafayette Parish School Board Meeting administrators voted to eliminate block scheduling and go to traditional scheduling which is a seven period day. It was a six to three vote to end block scheduling.... more »
  • Scientists Measure Mississippi River Flood Levels

    May 17, 2011 11:21 PM

  • Hailey's New Home

    May 17, 2011 12:08 AM

    An 11-year old girl battling cancer had to evacuate her Butte Larose home with her mom and grandparent after learning that her home could be destroyed by water flowing from the Mississippi river. Monday evening volunteers with "Sky High for St. Jude" teamed up to give 11 year old, Hailey... more »
  • Barge on the Bayou

    May 13, 2011 7:37 PM

    In Amelia, officials are working on the Bayou Chenes Closure Project. The project is essentially placing a barge in the bayou to prevent back water flooding in Amelia and surrounding areas. Officials with St.Mary Levee District say Friday is day one of the project. They're gathering all of the material... more »
  • State Officials Discuss Pros and Cons of Morganza Spillway Opening

    May 8, 2011 12:22 PM

    In Pointe Coupee Parish, state officials spent Saturday morning informing dozens of farmers who live and work near the Morganza Spillway about the pros and cons of opening it. Mike Strain with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry told farmers they will lose millions of dollars worth of crops... more »
  • Carencro Clinic Offers Free Services to Hundreds of Students

    May 5, 2011 8:17 PM

    When Carencro Middle School's health center opened last April, free services were only available for students there. But now it has expanded. Students at Ossun Elementary, Live Oak, Carencro Heights and Carencro High School can now be treated at the clinic. Nurses treat injuries, check students' hearing,vision and also check... more »
  • Roundabout May Replace Lafayette Intersections

    May 3, 2011 7:11 PM

    In Lafayette, city officials are proposing an idea to make an intersection near Lafayette General Medical Center safer by replacing it with a roundabout. The city's transportation department wants to convert Coolidge Boulevard, South College Drive and Bendel Road intersections into a two lane roundabout. Studies show roundabouts improve traffic... more »
  • Construction Company Loses Thousands of Dollars After Copper Theft

    April 27, 2011 6:53 PM

    In Lafayette, a construction company takes a nearly twenty thousand dollar loss after someone stole copper from its work site. The owner of Venus Construction Company, Patrick Colvin says earlier this week someone stole about three thousand dollars worth of copper from the home that he's currently working on. In... more »
  • Detectives Say Explosive Device Went Off Near River Ranch Bar

    April 22, 2011 8:15 PM

    Late Thursday night witnesses at Tap Room Bar say they heard a loud noise outside of the bar. Moments later firefighters and police came out to evacuated everyone from the bar. Detectives haven't found out what kind of explosive it was but they do believe it could have been a... more »
  • Low Cost Airline Coming to Lafayette Regional Airport

    April 21, 2011 10:29 AM

    Plans are underway to welcome a low cost airline to Lafayette Regional Airport. Vision Airlines will offer a special price where passengers can pay under 100 bucks to fly to and from Destin, florida. Paul Guilbeau with Lafayette Airport commission says they are still negotiating with the new airline. Guilbeau... more »
  • Buddy Ball Season Kicks Off

    April 17, 2011 12:04 AM

    In Iowa, dozens of kids spent Saturday afternoon playing Buddy Ball. Buddy Ball is a baseball game that family members, mentors and kids with special needs take part in. Its season kicked off April 16th. Organizers say every year kids look forward to playing outdoors and listening to music while... more »
  • The New Iberia 911 Center is Getting a System Upgrade

    April 15, 2011 12:07 AM

    In Iberia Parish, the 911 dispatch center will soon have a way to increase emergency response. Parish leaders hired "Geo Comm," a company that upgrades 9-1-1 dispatch maps using a gps unit. Parish officials say the maps they're using now for emergencies are old and somewhat inaccurate when finding exactly... more »
  • Program to Help Pay for Prescription Medication

    April 13, 2011 7:09 PM

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