March 29, 2013 7:22 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Most Louisiana state offices are shut down for the Good Friday holiday. The Friday holiday is a legal day of rest in state law. Some legislative employees may be working, however, since Friday is the final day for bills to be pre-filed for the regular... more »
November 5, 2012 7:14 AM
Merchants and Mistletoe Holiday Market will take place at Sts. Leo-Seton Catholic school's gym. The market will start at 8am and last until 6pm on Friday, November 9, 2012. This is a one day event where merchants from Lafayette/Acadiana will be gathered in one spot displaying their merchandise. Categories available... more »
May 7, 2012 7:16 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Stocking up on flashlights, batteries and other items to get ready for hurricane season this summer? You might want to wait until May 26 and 27, when the state holds a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness items. That weekend, Louisiana residents won't have to... more »
February 14, 2012 11:09 PM
Valentine's Day can get a lot of flack, often called nothing more than a "corporate holiday." But this day of romance and gushy gifts actually helps pump up the economy, especially for small businesses in Acadiana.
Employees at Leona Sues Florist didn't get much sleep last the night before... more »
December 22, 2011 10:11 AM
Taking fire safety seriously is something St. Landry Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz wants residents to keep in mind.
Annually, during the two months surrounding the holiday season, more than 14,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms due to injuries related to holiday decorating. In addition, Christmas trees are... more »
December 20, 2011 11:24 AM
There are some changes to trash pick-up for the holidays that residents of New Iberia need to be aware of.
Allied Disposal will be running their regular routes over the holidays.
Gordon's Disposal will not be running their normal schedule. Gordon's will be closed on December 26th and... more »
December 15, 2011 4:30 PM
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is advising drivers of upcoming road work schedules for the interstate and all other major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Christmas and New Year's holidays (Friday, December 23 through Sunday, December 25, and Friday, December 30 through Sunday, January 1).
In... more »
December 2, 2011 11:33 PM
Friday night was the 18th annual Festival of Light in Lafayette's Oil Center. While it's always a good way to get in the holiday spirit, it's also a much needed boost for small businesses, looking to jump start holiday shopping.
This year's Festival of Light was complete with a... more »
April 24, 2011 2:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter service Sunday at a Washington church founded in 1863 by freed slaves. The first family entered Shiloh Baptist Church to a round of applause on a sun-splashed day in the nation's capital as members of a choir dressed in... more »
December 27, 2010 11:21 PM
The holidays are a time for celebration, but a drunk driving arrest or worse, an accident, can ruin your holiday season. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has contracted with 87 agencies this year in a DWI crackdown during the Christmas and New Years holiday season.
There were already several... more »
December 26, 2010 12:17 PM
HONOLULU (AP) - President Barack Obama eased into the first day of his Hawaiian vacation Thursday, opting for privacy over publicity after wrapping up a frenzied lame-duck legislative session. The president began with what's become a familiar routine during his trips to Hawaii - a morning workout at a gym... more »
December 15, 2010 12:34 PM
In New Iberia, Allied Disposal will be picking up extra garbage that will overflow regular cans during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please place overflow in plastic garbage bags and place them along with boxes next to garbage cans. more »
November 22, 2010 3:06 PM
Wednesday, December 1 at, 6:00 p.m. Heart Hospital of Lafayette invites anyone planning to bake over the holidays that are interested in learning how to bake heart-healthy by using delicious alternative substitutes.
Claudia Neef, R.D. and her staff of dieticians will provide a cooking demonstration, while sharing healthy holiday... more »
November 21, 2010 8:28 PM
This holiday season an estimated 24 million people will take to the air and that's happening amid controversial changes to aiprort security. KATC's Mike magnoli reports from Lafayette Regional. --- Eva Von Thury tell us, "There was this woman on the plane who wanted to make sure no one was... more »
October 18, 2010 7:56 PM
The small town of Basile is mainly known for the Swine Festival, which is why trick or treating typically comes a few days early in the town of two thousand.
Basile resident, Brenda Chibodeaux, said "it's usually early, but not this early."
This year ghosts and goblins will... more »
August 31, 2010 5:31 AM
BATON ROUGE - Hunters and campers can save money this weekend on a wide range of supplies including firearms, ammunition, hunting knives and certain clothing items. The 2010 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, September 3, through Sunday, September 5.
During these three days, eligible items... more »
July 26, 2010 2:28 PM
Press Release- The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday takes place Friday, August 6, and Saturday, August 7. On these two days, most retail purchases are exempt from the four-percent state sales tax.
The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 6, and continues through 12:00 midnight... more »
May 31, 2010 7:33 PM
There's no shortage of boaters out on the water this Memorial Day.
Boater, Ken Fawcett said, "That’s probably the most boats I've seen in a good while here."
Another boater, Mac Thomas, said "I've seen more people fishing out here than I normally do."
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March 30, 2010 5:41 PM
Citizens in Lafayette can expect their regular garbage and recycling collection if their regular collection day is Friday. The entire week following Easter, citizens in the cities of Lafayette and Carencro, and those in unincorporated Lafayette Parish will have excess garbage from holiday celebrations collected if it is bagged and... more »
December 22, 2009 11:50 AM
There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Christmas day. Regular Friday customers in the city of Lafayette and unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish will receive service the Saturday following Christmas. Allied Waste will also pick up excess garbage and large boxes outside of the automated garbage cart on... more »
December 21, 2009 6:39 PM
The holiday shipping rush is on in.
Today is the deadline for posting priority and first-class mail to get to destinations by Christmas Eve. Thursday is the last delivery day before Christmas.
December 20, 2009 7:02 PM
Getting wrapped up in holiday shopping becomes a problem when you forget to keep safe in parking lots and garages.
Many do not realize how important this is until it is too late. One local shopper learned the hard way: a few years back Elaine Darby was robbed at... more »
December 18, 2009 9:15 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for Christmas weekend (Thursday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 27) and for New Year's weekend (Thursday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 3).
... more »
December 16, 2009 11:57 AM
Safe Holiday Campaign 12/16/2009
Be alert this holiday season!
Crime prevention and public safety is everyone's business and they improve the quality of life for every community. How well prevention and safety measures are exercised have a direct effect on the well being of everyone in the community.... more »
December 11, 2009 2:36 PM
In just a matter of seconds a Christmas tree can catch fire and spread to the rest of the room. The holiday season is the leading time for home fires, and they often start with Christmas trees and lights, but you can prevent them with a few simple steps:
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December 2, 2009 3:01 PM
From now until December 7th, all Louisiana residents are invited to send cards with personal messages of gratitude and holiday cheer.
The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. will then deliver the cards to military bases, hospitals, veterans' hospitals and other locations. Last year, the Holiday Mail for... more »
December 1, 2009 11:59 AM
The City of Rayne's Cultural Director Cheryl McCarty announced this morning that, due to expected inclement weather throughout the day and into the evening, the annual Christmas Parade has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 6:00pm. "I'm so disappointed that Santa's arrival in Rayne will be delayed by... more »
December 1, 2009 9:24 AM
The Children's Theatre Company presents CINDERELLA'S HOLIDAY DINING this Saturday, December 5 at 10:00AM & 3:00PM. Children will dine with Cinderella and a cast of storybook friends to include: Beauty and the Beast, Captain Hook, Snow White, the Little Mermaid, Tinkerbelle, Peter Pan, and Jasmine. The cost is $25.00 a... more »
November 30, 2009 2:06 PM
New Iberia: The New Iberia annual Christmas Parade will be held on December 7th instead of November 30th. The Lighting Ceremony will start at 5:30pm with the parade following at 6pm. If more information is needed visit www.cityofnewiberia.com.
November 30, 2009 9:14 AM
SEATTLE (AP) - Food banks are known for providing a helping hand to those who need it. But these days, those community pantries are getting a helping hand from technology. Food banks are taking advantage of things like databases, bar coding, GPS tracking and automated warehouses as they share their... more »
November 26, 2009 6:38 PM
At Lafayette's Best Buy shoppers lined up starting at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, hoping to be the first to take advantage of Black Friday deals. "There are really good deals on T.V.'s, laptops too, it wasn't [anything] like this last year," said Ben Leblanc, who pitched a tent in front... more »
November 25, 2009 3:10 PM
The Acadiana Outreach Center needs your help this holiday season. The center needs:
washing powder for laundry
new unwrapped toys
new packages of men & women's underwear various sizes, medium and large
Remember the less fortunate and homeless when... more »
November 25, 2009 2:54 PM
Buses with the Lafayette Transit System will not be operating Thursday for Thanksgiving. The Saturday bus schedule 6:15 am until 10:30 pm will be utilized on Friday and Saturday. Call the Lafayette Transit System at 291-8570 for details or CLICK HERE to view the website.
November 24, 2009 11:31 AM
Celebrate the Holidays Downtown
'Twas the Light Before Christmas: The holidays in Downtown Lafayette are always festive as attractions, retailers and restaurants open their doors to the Christmas shopper and to those celebrating the season. This year, the Downtown area focuses on the many events that make the season... more »
November 23, 2009 12:36 PM
Shoppers asked to be Vigilant
The Lafayette Police Department would like to wish all of its citizens a "Happy and Safe Holiday Season". The Police Department offers the following safety tips while shopping and at home: Holiday Crime Prevention Tips While Shopping: • Stay alert to your surroundings and the... more »
November 20, 2009 9:04 AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A group of volunteer "elves" in Alaska's frigid interior has set out to save a popular holiday letter service featuring the North Pole's most beloved icon. The group is looking to counter a decision by the U.S. Postal Service to end a program begun in 1954... more »
November 19, 2009 3:08 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29).
DOTD Secretary William D. Ankner, Ph.D., urged drivers to use extra caution... more »
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 »
November 13, 2009 1:46 PM
Lafayette, LA- Community Foundation of Acadiana has released its second annual Giving Back Catalog in conjunction with National Philanthropy Week.
The catalog was started last year as a project of the Foundation to help increase giving during the holiday season. The catalog features needs from 54 nonprofit organizations from... more »
November 13, 2009 10:10 AM
Vermilion Parish School System Begins H1N1 Flu Vaccinations After Thanksgiving Break:
(Abbeville, LA) Randy Schexnayder, Superintendent of Schools for Vermilion Parish announced that H1N1 vaccinations for students will begin when students return from Thanksgiving vacation. "Everyone needs annual flu protection because the influenza virus changes from year to year"... more »
November 12, 2009 11:42 AM
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign.
The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
November 3, 2009 12:05 PM
Press Release from State Troop I:
With the fast approaching holiday season, troopers want to remind you to stay safe on the roads. Troopers will set out to make this holiday season the safest in years. In order to keep you and your family safe during this busy travel... more »
October 30, 2009 8:07 AM
KATC is once again showing you the money. Beginning October 29th we will be giving away $300-hundred-dollars to help with your holiday shopping. Each night at 10 o'clock, a lucky winner will be announced.
Congratulations to Nick Smith of Broussard , he is the winner of a $300 gift... more »