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  • Lafayette Regional has a Record High, Again!

    January 15, 2014 9:53 AM

    Lafayette Airport Commission Chairman Matt Cruse reports Lafayette Regional Airport saw another record-breaking year for passengers in 2013. For the year, enplanements totaled 236,264 (4,912 more passengers over 2012) and deplanements totaled 235,068 (5,482 more passengers over 2012). The total number of passengers was 471,332 for the year, an increase... more »
  • Student Teacher Let Go After Speaking Out

    March 22, 2013 7:54 PM

    A student teacher at Carencro High is looking for a new place to teach so he can complete his degree requirements and graduate in May. Less than 24 hours after Derrick Comeaux spoke up about discipline problems, he was escorted off campus by police. "You need to get... more »
  • One School is Taking Discipline Issues to the Courtroom

    March 7, 2013 6:23 PM

    One Acadiana high school is taking a unique approach to discipline students. Their own peers are deciding how they should be punished. Teen Court is an alternative to school board policy. It keep students in the classroom and avoids school suspension or after school detention. Every Tuesday and... more »
  • Community Rallies Together to Revitalize Northside High

    May 6, 2012 12:11 PM

    Lafayette's Northside High School has been in the news a lot lately. It's been the target of numerous reforms by the Lafayette Parish School Board and Saturday, students and alumni took a bite at bringing about positive change. One poboy at a time, this group is cooking to boost the... more »
  • Drug court program rates high

    April 9, 2012 9:24 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Ask anyone associated with the 4th Judicial District Court's drug court program and they will say its success has been overwhelming. The News-Star reports the drug court program, which was started in Ouachita Parish in June 1998, consists of judicially supervised court dockets that handle the... more »
  • Northside HS Coach Keeps Job After "Bump" Allegations

    March 6, 2012 7:17 PM

    Northside High School Coach Tawanna Williams testified in her own defense Monday at an administrative hearing at the school board, after being accused of simple battery against a student. Police arrested Williams at school in May 2011, after a student accused her of intentionally bumping into her on campus.... more »
  • Woman Leads Police on High Speed Chase

    February 15, 2012 9:34 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a Washington woman who sped through school zones, ran red lights and wove in and out of traffic at high speeds from Port Barre to Opelousas. The Daily World reports ( http://bit.ly/w7uXiC ) the wild ride of 24-year-old Kandice Castille eventually ended when... more »
  • Administrators Hit the Ground Running in NHS Turnaround

    February 2, 2012 11:25 PM

    Lafayette School Board members and administrators hit the ground running Thursday at Northside High School, just a day after passage of a plan to revamp the school and turn around its failing academic status. With a new face leading the school, there's a new way of doing things at... more »
  • Makeover of Lafayette's Northside High Approved

    February 2, 2012 8:18 AM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board has approved a nearly $2.1 million plan for an academic and physical makeover of Northside High School. Melinda Voorhies, who is starting Friday as the school's interim principal, said she and her team will "hit the ground running," The academic plan includes additional staffing, which... more »
  • Baker High School Student Arrested

    February 2, 2012 8:11 AM

    Police say a Baker High School student was arrested after his principal reported that he threatened to punch her in the face. Police Capt. Darryl Rainwater says that 18-year-old Joshua Franklin became upset because a teacher confiscated his cellphone and Franklin tried to retrieve it from a worker in the... more »
  • Survey: La. schools score high on accountability

    January 13, 2012 10:12 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A national education publication's annual ranking of state education efforts is again a mixed bag for Louisiana, with high scores for standards and accountability but a failing grade for overall student achievement in grades kindergarten through 12. Education Week released the results of its annual "Quality... more »
  • Reported Runaway Returns Home

    January 8, 2012 1:21 PM

    Reported runaway, Desiree deLaunay of Lafayette is now home. Her mother alerted KATC that Desiree returned home around 11:00 Sunday morning with the help of friends and news reports. Desiree is only 15 years old and was reported as a runaway after she was last seen January 5th... more »
  • LHS Band Will Play Huge Gig

    January 6, 2012 7:18 PM

    The nationally acclaimed Lafayette High School Band will play a pretty big gig Monday morning. The Lafayette High School Band has received top honors, traveling all over the country. Monday, they'll add to their list of accomplishments Governor Bobby Jindal's inauguration. "We just really consider it an extreme honor... more »
  • LHS Teacher Out on Bond, Charged with Fondling Students

    December 5, 2011 10:26 PM

    Lafayette High School teacher Katie Champagne was released from jail Monday night on a $30,000 bond. Police are charging Champagne with six counts of indecency with a juvenile. Police say Champagne willingly went to the Lafayette Police Department for questioning Monday afternoon. After meeting with investigators, she was brought... more »
  • Police Discover Troubling Surveillance Video at LHS

    November 30, 2011 10:51 PM

    An investigation into a Lafayette High School teacher is still ongoing, after a female student claimed a female teacher fondled her and several other students at school. And while Lafayette Police were searching surveillance video of the room where the alleged incidents happened, they discovered another troubling incident. ... more »
  • Bacteria Levels High in Parts of Bayou Terrebonne

    September 9, 2011 8:42 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - An environmental group says a stretch of Bayou Terrebonne between Thibodaux and downtown Houma has extremely high levels of fecal bacteria. Jennifer Roberts, program director of the Bayou Land Resource Conservation and Development Council, says that at some sites the fecal coliform levels were more than... more »
  • Parents: Jennings HS Not Doing Enough in Assault Incident

    August 23, 2011 11:10 PM

    A 13-year-old boy was assaulted at a Jennings football game, and now his parents say school leaders aren't doing enough about it. So they have now involved police. Thursday night at Jerry Simmons Stadium, there was an altercation between a 15-year-old student and Annette Ewing's son. "When my... more »
  • Rayne HS Mourns Death of Student

    August 22, 2011 11:08 PM

    Students and faculty at Rayne High School are dealing with the loss of a 16-year-old student. Jason Petitjean was killed this weekend in a dirt bike accident. He had just started his senior year at Rayne H.S. "Jason was a curly haired little boy that smiled all the time,... more »
  • HS FB Coach Arrested on Indecent Behavior Charge

    June 12, 2011 12:06 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Ellender High School's football coach is free on $100,000 bond after being booked with a charge of indecent behavior with a 15-year-old female student. Authorities tell The Courier that 33-year-old Timothy Betts was released Friday, after his wife posted bond on the charges of indecent behavior... more »
  • Acadiana Marine Killed in Afghanistan

    June 9, 2011 8:07 PM

    Acadiana is mourning the loss of a fallen Marine. Twenty-one-year old Corporal Matthew Richard from Iota was killed in Afghanistan. His mother says three marines and a sailor knocked on their door in full dress around 6'oclock Thursday morning to deliver the grim news. His mother says Mathew's... more »
  • Congratulations Class of 2011

    May 22, 2011 12:32 AM

    Congratulations to the class of 2011! Saturday, all Lafayette Public School seniors got to walk across the stage, and slide their tassels over. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Cajundome where thousands of diplomas were handed out to the now high school grads.
  • High Water Closing Port Allen Lock at Night

    May 19, 2011 5:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is limiting the Port Allen Lock to daylight use, since the waterway to which it links is closed because of high water. The lock links the Mississippi River to a north-south shortcut to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway's Alternate Route runs... more »
  • Board Ends Block Scheduling, Students Outraged

    May 19, 2011 4:34 AM

    Wednesday night, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to end block scheduling at high schools in the parish. That scheduling format has been in place in Lafayette high schools since 2004, allowing students to take 4 classes each day, every other day. That allowed them the opportunity to take... more »
  • Economy Slowed by High Gas Prices, Bad Weather

    April 28, 2011 9:48 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy slowed sharply in the first three months of the year as high gas prices cut into consumer spending, bad weather delayed construction projects and the federal government slashed defense spending by the most in six years. The Commerce Department said Thursday that the economy grew... more »
  • Radiation Near Japan Reactors Too High for Workers

    April 18, 2011 11:22 AM

    TOKYO (AP) - A pair of thin robots on treads sent to explore buildings inside Japan's crippled nuclear reactor came back Monday with disheartening news: Radiation levels are far too high for repair crews to go inside. Nevertheless, officials remained hopeful they can stick to their freshly minted "roadmap" for... more »
  • Rayne High Closed

    March 7, 2011 3:30 PM

    Rayne High school will be closed on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 due to tornado damage. All other schools will be open and school employees are to report for work.
  • Court date set for man arrested after chase

    February 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - A state judge in Bossier Parish has set an Aug. 8 trial for an Oregon man accused of trying to kill a state trooper after a high-speed chase in 2007. The Bossier Press-Tribune reported that 33-year-old Adam Jackson, of Portland, will stand trial on charges filed... more »
  • Louisiana-Monroe introduces stadium improvements

    February 11, 2011 8:11 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana-Monroe plans to add a new high-definition video display board and state-of-the-art sound system at Malone Stadium just in time for the 2011 football season. The project is pending final approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Director of Athletics... more »
  • Soccer Player With Downs Syndrome Impacts Two HS Teams

    February 9, 2011 11:33 PM

    Last weekend's soccer game turned out to be monumental for Lafayette and Pineville High Schools. But it wasn't because of the score or stakes of the game, instead it was all because of one extraordinary player. There were 15 minutes left in the game, that's when Lafayette Soccer Coach... more »
  • Lafayette Teen Collapses and Dies on the Basketball Court

    February 2, 2011 12:36 AM

    A Lafayette teenager collapsed and died while at basketball practice Monday night. 15 year old Shane Ozene was a sophomore at Acadiana High School, but was at practice for a recreational basketball league at Northside High School when he fell to the floor. "We were getting set to run... more »
  • LHS Takes You "Into the Woods"

    January 31, 2011 12:15 AM

    Lafayette High School is preparing to showcase it's newest musical..."Into the Woods." KATC'S Chris Welty has a preview from the final rehearsal before the curtain opens this week. For forty years Lafayette High School has brought Broadway to Lafayette. The tradition started back in 1972 with the musical "Li'l... more »
  • Man, woman accused of setting fire at Lutcher High

    January 25, 2011 8:19 PM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - A 21-year-old man an 18-year-old woman are in jail tonight, accused of setting fire to the Lutcher High School football stadium. The stadium burned November 15th. St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin tells WAFB-TV that Adam Lambert faces a charge of arson while Lindsey Matherne was... more »
  • LPSB Moves Forward with Plans to Renovate N.P. Moss

    January 19, 2011 11:30 PM

    Plans are getting underway for the transition of N.P. Moss Middle School to Thibodeaux Technical and Career High School. Wednesday night the Lafayette Parish School Board made a very preliminary, but important decision. The board authorized the administration to look for an architectural firm that would make changes at N.P.... more »
  • Acadiana High State Champs Parade Today

    January 8, 2011 10:55 AM

    The City of Scott and will host a parade to celebrate the Acadiana High School Wreckin Rams 5-A State Football Championship today at 11:00 AM. The principal, coaches, players and cheerleaders will be escorted from AHS to Dulles Rd, left on Westgate Rd., left on Hwy 90(at CVS) to... 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 High Parade Rescheduled

    January 4, 2011 3:57 PM

    The City of Scott and will host a parade to celebrate the Acadiana High School Wreckin Rams 5-A State Football Championship. The rescheduled parade will be on Saturday January 8, 2011 and will begin at AHS for 11:00am. The principal, coaches, players and cheerleaders will be escorted from AHS to... more »
  • Students Help Save a Life at Football Game

    December 6, 2010 7:23 PM

    Student trainers are usually worried about the players on the field. But last week several Lafayette teens came to the rescue of someone unexpected. A referee at a football game Wednesday night collapsed on the side lines, and the LHS student trainers immediately sprang into action. "We teach them... more »
  • New High-Tech Tool to Help Find Most Festive Homes

    December 5, 2010 11:51 PM

    The holiday spirit can be found throughout Lafayette with Christmas lights and decorations going up in every neighborhood. There's now a new high-tech tool to help you find the most festive homes. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas across Acadiana...Just like most families Jaci Russo hits the... more »
  • Graduation Rates Up in Acadiana

    December 3, 2010 7:47 PM

    High school drop-out rates are on the decline in Acadiana. A nationwide study found from 2002 to 2008 the number of high school graduates is rising. In Acadiana, the parish with lowest graduation rate is Evangeline with just 55% of students receiving diplomas. Vermilion Parish with the highest graduation... more »
  • Official: Hostages released from Wis. high school

    November 29, 2010 10:08 PM

    MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say two dozen people have been released from a Wisconsin high school classroom where a student armed with a handgun had held them hostage. The office of Emergency Management Director Eric Burmeister says all 23 students and a teacher who were taken hostage about 3... more »
  • Upset! High-Scoring Brandy Axed from 'Dancing'

    November 17, 2010 11:58 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Brandy earned a perfect score for her Argentine tango on Monday's "Dancing With the Stars," only to learn Tuesday it would be her final dance in the competition. The 31-year-old singer and actress was eliminated from the hit ABC dance-off just before next week's final showdown... more »
  • Holder honors first black La. high court justice

    November 11, 2010 10:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The nation's first black attorney general has visited New Orleans to pay tribute to the Louisiana Supreme Court's first black justice. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke Thursday at Dillard University's dedication of a mock trial center named after Justice Revius Ortique Jr., who died in 2008... more »
  • Funeral Set For Lafayette Teen Killed in Crash

    October 28, 2010 4:20 PM

    Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 30, 2010 in the Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Matthew Joseph Hebert, 16, who passed away on October 27, 2010 at 10:06 pm. Pastor Pamela Lainhart, Matthew's Grandmother, will conduct the funeral services. Mr. Hebert, a... more »
  • School Board to Discuss Thibodaux High Location

    October 20, 2010 6:07 PM

    Tonight at the Lafayette Parish School Board meeting, the board will hear an introductory item on the permanent location for David Thibodaux Career & Technical High School. The board members have been given financing options and a Powerpoint about the proposed sites. Thibodaux Career & Technical High School is currently... more »
  • HS Football Player Dies after Collapsing at Practice

    October 13, 2010 5:35 PM

    A 16-year old high school football player who collapsed and died had an underlying health condition. Dontrel Claiborne collapsed during football practice at Carver Senior High School Tuesday afternoon. He was pronounced dead at Tulane Medical Center. Preliminary findings show he had a congenital heart defect. The information was released... more »
  • Lafayette High School Dance Clinic

    October 13, 2010 9:11 AM

    Lafayette High School Dance Team is having their Dance Clinic on Saturday October 16th, from 1pm - 5pm. Registration starts at 12:30pm. The clinic will be in the girls gym at Lafayette High. It is $20 and girls K - 8th are invited. For more information call, 337-303-4772
  • Greenpeace: High Arsenic, Mercury Levels in Sludge

    October 8, 2010 8:52 AM

    VIENNA (AP) - Greenpeace is warning of "surprisingly high" levels of arsenic and mercury in the red sludge that seeped out of a burst reservoir in Hungary and has devastated the surrounding area. The activists say samples taken Tuesday in the town of Kolontar showed 110 milligrams of arsenic and... more »
  • 4 Star School

    October 7, 2010 7:47 PM

    School performance scores were released Thursday by the Louisiana Department of Education. Among the results, was some good news for the Lafayette Parish School System. The district is now home to six 4-star schools, more than any other district in Acadiana. Joining Woodvale Elementary and Paul Breaux Middle, from last... more »
  • Researchers High in Demand Due to BP Oil Spill

    September 29, 2010 3:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Once a backwater in the world of oceanographic research, the Gulf of Mexico has suddenly become the site of a scientific gold rush, all because of the BP oil spill. The environmental disaster represents a once-in-a-generation research opportunity that has oceanographers salivating. There's big money -... more »
  • Audit Finds Former Head of LA High School Athletic Assoc. Fraudulently Spent Thousands of Dollars

    September 28, 2010 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit finds the former head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may have fraudulently spent thousands of dollars of association money including as much as $50,000 on cigars. The audit claims Tommy Henry, who served as LHSAA commissioner from 1983 until he... more »
  • Money Available to LA Aquaculture Producers for Last Year's High Feed Costs

    September 24, 2010 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says $20 million in federal money is available to Louisiana aquaculture producers who need help because of last year's high feed costs. Strain says it covers producers whose feed costs last year were 25 percent higher than the 2003-07... more »
  • Port Barre High School Students Arrested For Pot

    September 22, 2010 6:15 PM

    On September 21, 2010, Port Barre Police arrested two Port Barre High School students on drug charges. The arrests resulted from a tip the School Resource Officer, Mike Clark, received from an anonymous source. Officer Clark conducted an investigation and uncovered Marijuana on Daryn Pryor 17 years of age... more »
  • Peabody Magnet High Opens a Credit Union Branch

    September 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Peabody Magnet High School student Keverick Tanner, 17, looked pleased after he realized he successfully helped a customer open his first savings account. "It felt pretty good," Keverick said with a smile as he completed his first day as a teller at a Pelican State Credit... more »
  • Motive Behind Assumption Teen's Threats Unclear

    September 17, 2010 10:04 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - Assumption Parish authorities aren't discussing the possible motivations behind a black student's posting of racially oriented threats against other black students on the social networking site Facebook. 17-year-old Feronta Thompson was arrested Thursday and booked with terrorizing, cyberstalking, hate crime and theft of utility service. Sheriff... more »
  • Arraignment Set For Teenager in Deaths of Parents

    September 16, 2010 10:44 AM

    In Monroe, Louisiana, a 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in connection with the second-degree murder of his parents will be arraigned on Sept. 22. A spokeswoman with the Ouachita Parish District Attorney's Office said the arraignment date was set Wednesday afternoon. The teen is being held at the... more »
  • UPDATE-2 People Shot to Death Son Being Questioned

    September 10, 2010 1:30 PM

    UPDATE-WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A Ouachita (WASH-uh-tah) Parish sheriff's detective says two people were shot to death and their son is being questioned. Deputy Meghan Russell wouldn't give the victims' names, but said both were killed by shotgun. KNOE-TV reports that they were killed sometime Thursday night and the... more »
  • Farmerville High School Lineman has Died at Practice

    September 6, 2010 12:56 PM

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - Union Parish Schools Superintendent Steve Dozier says a Farmerville high school lineman has died after a light football practice. He tells The News-Star that 15-year-old sophomore Kebrion Morgan had watched film with the team and was about to start conditioning Sunday, but collapsed after telling a... more »
  • High Seas Delayed Operations to Raise Failed Blowout Preventer

    August 30, 2010 12:56 PM

    BP PLC says high seas on the Gulf of Mexico have delayed operations to raise the piece of equipment from the seabed that failed to prevent the massive oil spill. The oil giant, in a Twitter posting Monday, did not say how long the delay would be. Engineers were supposed... more »
  • Substitute Teacher Accused of Having Sex with a Student

    August 27, 2010 7:52 PM

    A substitute teacher at Carencro High School has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a student. 21 year old Dayne Leger (left) was arrested Thursday by the Lafayette Police Department, charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Police say earlier this week a 16-year-old girl at Carencro... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Presenting Billboards to Local High Schools

    August 24, 2010 12:02 PM

    St. Landry Crime Stoppers is presenting the high schools in St. Landry Parish with a large 4ft by 8ft billboard to be placed at the schools. This is being done in hopes the students take part in the crime stoppers program, making schools in St Landry parish a safe... more »
  • Policies Being Drawn for Students Planning to Graduate Early

    August 19, 2010 11:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Uniform policies are being drawn for Louisiana students who plan to graduate from high school in less than four years. The regulations will be presented to the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in October, said Nancy Beben, director of curriculum standards for the... more »
  • Lafayette Superintendent Scores High on Evaluation

    August 5, 2010 8:46 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish School Board has voted unanimously to allow its president to negotiate a possible contract extension for Superintendent Burnell Lemoine. The board evaluated Lemoine's performance Wednesday, giving the superintendent a cumulative average of 6.92, rounded to a 7 on an 8-point scale. Last year, the... more »
  • Ville Platte High School to Get Face Lift

    July 22, 2010 7:24 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School board has award a $3 million contract that will give Ville Platte High school a long awaited face lift. The contract was awarded Wednesday to Skip Converse. The school board will pay for the project through a special federal low-interest program... more »
  • High Court Reinstates 30-Year Prison Sentence

    July 8, 2010 7:40 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated the 30-year sentence of a woman who pleaded guilty to killing one person and injuring three others while driving under the influence of legal and illegal drugs. Marilyn LeBlanc pleaded guilty in March 2008 to one count of vehicular homicide... more »
  • Tour Sheds Light on Louisiana's High HIV-AIDS Rate

    July 3, 2010 5:11 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - It's not something people like to talk about, but Louisiana has one of the highest HIV-AIDS rates in the country, and the problem particularly plagues the black community. "This is something that needs to be discussed at every dinner table, every school, every church," Dr. David... more »
  • LA Ranks High In Child Obesity

    June 29, 2010 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Most parents think childhood obesity is a problem. Just not their kids' problem. An annual obesity report by two public health groups includes more bad news - obesity rates increased in 28 states last year - and also a new survey of parental attitudes about the issue.... more »
  • Thibodaux Career & Technical High School Open House

    June 25, 2010 12:01 AM

    Lafayette Parish students were given a sneak peek Thursday at the Thibodaux Career and Technical High School. The school is part of the "Schools of Choice" program and any student who will be a freshman this fall is welcome to apply. The curriculum will allow students to explore various... more »
  • LA Sheriffs' Scholarship-Lauren Ortego, Breaux Bridge High School

    May 28, 2010 3:17 PM

    Sheriff Theriot announced that Lauren Ortego, Breaux Bridge High School, has been named the recipient of a $500.00 academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program for the 2009-2010 school year. The Sheriffs' Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program. Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to... more »
  • Westlake High School Storm Damage

    May 26, 2010 6:38 PM

    There has been storm damage reports at Westlake High School near Lake Charles after storms came through the area on Wednesday afternoon. Westlake Police confirm that there was damage to the roof of the school. The press box at the stadium was completely destroyed. No injuries reported and... more »
  • New Orleans Cannot Account for Millions Spent on Technology

    May 24, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The city of New Orleans cannot account properly for millions of dollars spent on high technology, including a software system that no one at City Hall ever heard of. That's according to a state audit released Monday. The report covers early 2005 through the end of... more »
  • Bullying in Lafayette Schools

    May 10, 2010 11:06 PM

    The recent spotlight on bullying cases across the nation may have you questioning how safe your child is in the Lafayette Parish School System. Maxine Hamilton, the Safe and Drug Free Schools Supervisor in Lafayette, said "We're seeing bullying incidents with young kids basically from kindergarten through 12th grade."... more »
  • Lafayette High Student Wins President Scholar Award

    May 6, 2010 6:08 PM

    Lafayette High Schools' Daniel Comeaux is one of two in the state and 141 in the nation to win the Presidents Scholar Award. Comeaux received a perfect score on the SAT in math and reading. That qualified him to be nominated after filling out a lengthy application with... more »
  • Update: Acadiana High Teacher Tries to Resign

    April 6, 2010 10:07 AM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board must approve the resignation of an arrested Acadiana High teacher. Stephen Hurst is accused of inviting students to his apartment and videotaping them having sex. Hurst is on leave with pay, but he turned in his letter of resignation last week. However, the board... more »
  • Acadiana High Teacher Jailed on Sex Charges

    April 2, 2010 7:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal agents have arrested an Acadiana High School teacher who allegedly had allowed students to have sex in his Lafayette apartment while he filmed them. According to court records unsealed Wednesday, 37-year-old Stephen McKay Hurst was arrested March 26 on federal counts of sexual exploitation... more »
  • Lafayette High School Wins Mock Trial Competition

    March 9, 2010 3:24 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA, MARCH 6, 2010- The Lafayette Young Lawyers Association hosted its annual Mock Trial Tournament in which 7 high school teams competed at the 15th Judicial District Courthouse on March 6, 2010. The Richard M. Ware Region III Mock Trial was held in a real courtroom setting where teams... more »
  • Sandbagging Begins In St. Mary Parish Due To High Water Worries

    March 5, 2010 9:59 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff David A. Naquin, in conjunction with the St. Mary Parish Council, announced that inmates have started sandbagging operations in anticipation of high water threats this spring. Sheriff Naquin advised "we just wanted to get a head start before actually needing sandbags". In addition, we have been... more »
  • Parents React to Caillier's Child Porn Arrest

    March 1, 2010 7:17 PM

    Parents opinions are split and a Superintendent is left wondering after a teacher was arrested on child pornography charges. Larry Caillier Jr. a former biology teacher at Opelousas High was arrested Friday on three counts of child pornography. The first is production of child pornography meaning sexually exploiting... more »
  • Teacher/Former Councilman Arrested for Child Porn

    February 26, 2010 6:26 PM

    Former Opelousas City Council member Larry Caillier Junior is under arrest tonight. Caillier was picked up by federal authorities Friday morning at his Opelousas home and was in court before a federal judge the same afternoon Caillier has been charged with 3 counts of child pornography. The... more »
  • SLU to raise admission standards

    February 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Southeastern Louisiana University is aiming to raise admission standards for next fall semester. President John Crain said he will seek approval to raise the minimum high school grade point average from the current 2.0 GPA to 2.5, or an ACT composite score from the current 20... more »
  • Student Suffers Burn at Hands of Bullies

    February 24, 2010 6:50 PM

    North Central High 8th grade student Mick Wiltz says he was sitting talking to a friend Tuesday during P.E. when the unthinkable happened. "I seen some boys they had a copper pipe and they were bending it. Next thing I know they came stuck it on my neck," says... more »
  • Schools of Choice Lottery

    February 24, 2010 1:31 PM

    The Schools of Choice held its lottery last night (February 23, 2010) and some openings still remain. All slots at this time will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. The application process will reopen at midnight on March 1st. For those families who are interested, visit www.lafayettechoice.com. For... more »
  • Mogan City Residents Not Worried About High Water

    February 18, 2010 7:03 PM

    Diane Martin lives in the Wilmore Home, the oldest house in Morgan City. She's lived there on and off for 20 years. The house is right around the corner from the Freret St. flood wall. "I really don't pay that much attention to it. It doesn't scare... more »
  • Audrey Menard appointed as STM's new principal

    February 18, 2010 12:30 PM

    Lafayette, Louisiana - February 18, 2010 - The Board of Pastors for St. Thomas More Catholic High School has named Audrey C. Menard as the new Principal of the school effective July 1. Rev. Louis J. Richard, Chancellor of St. Thomas More Catholic High School in Lafayette and Pastor... more »
  • 2 Louisiana broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has awarded grants and loans totaling $33.5 million to two Louisiana broadband companies to expand high-speed Internet into rural areas. The money comes from the federal economic stimulus program. Allen's TV Cable, Inc., which serves Morgan City and several other areas, received a... more »
  • New Rules For Student Athletes

    January 29, 2010 7:25 PM

    The Louisiana High School Athletic Association met in Baton Rouge to go over new policies for next school year. High school principals voted on two issues that have been on the minds of many high school sports fans. One issue was whether to let home-schooled kids play high school... more »
  • Lafayette Teachers Investigated For Battery

    January 15, 2010 3:14 PM

    KATC has learned Lafayette Police are investigating two cases in the parish in which teachers may have injured students. Investigators say a Lafayette Middle School teacher, 22-year-old John Breaux, is accused of pushing a 13-year-old student over a desk, resulting in the student HURT his leg. He has been... 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 »
  • Low Temperatures Could Mean High Prices For Crawfish

    January 12, 2010 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Colder-than-normal weather in January is hurting the crawfish harvest, and that's expected to increase prices for mudbugs. LSU AgCenter research Ray McClain says catch is related to water temperature. Once temperatures go below 60 degrees, crawfish become less active and are less likely to become... more »

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