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  • Hospital, St Tammany district attorney on DA's pay

    July 27, 2014 7:17 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Hospital board records contradict St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed's statements that he had a personal contract with St. Tammany Parish Hospital. The board's records show it authorized a $30,000-a-year retainer as an agreement with the public office, not Reed himself. Reed's spokesman, Morgan Stewart,... more »
  • Hospital work on schedule despite rainfall

    July 27, 2014 12:49 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Construction of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center's $62 million Wellness Center is on schedule despite delays caused by summer rains. Project manager Wilson Alvarez of Jackson, Mississippi-Johnson Construction tells The Daily Comet completion is expected in January 2016. Ground was broken in February for the 230,000-square-foot project... more »
  • Madison hospital faces financial crisis

    March 29, 2014 4:52 PM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator. Hospital CEO Scott Barrilleaux and Hospital Service District chairman Thomas Williams made the disclosure... more »
  • La. panel to review financial hospital recovery

    March 22, 2014 1:38 PM

    TALLULAH, La. (AP) - A state fiscal review committee will meet with Madison Parish Hospital officials next week to determine how the hospital is progressing after years of financial problems. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera tells The News-Star the meeting on Wednesday will provide state officials the opportunity to determine whether... more »
  • Hospital won't have to repay loan

    March 10, 2014 6:53 AM

    CUT OFF, La. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has waived repayment of a $5 million disaster loan given to Lady of the Sea Hospital in the Lafourche Parish community of Cut Off after Hurricane Katrina. The Daily Comet reports the provision was a part of the federal 2013... more »
  • Ochsner to manage Mississippi hospital

    February 20, 2014 7:11 AM

    BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) - The Hancock Medical Board of Trustees has approved a two-year management agreement for Ochsner Health System to manage Hancock Medical Center. The Board of Trustees and Hancock County Board of Supervisors announced the deal Wednesday. For Ochsner Health System, Hancock Medical is its first... more »
  • Hospital administrator, businessmen sentenced

    February 5, 2014 6:03 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A former Madison Parish Hospital administrator and two of its vendors have been sentenced for health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley said Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Robert G. James sentenced 71-year-old Charles W. Alford, of Newellton, to 37 months in prison and ordered... more »
  • Hospital seeks extension of tax

    January 20, 2014 7:03 AM

    LULING, La. (AP) - St. Charles Parish Hospital is seeking voter approval to renew a $2.6 million property tax mostly dedicated to operating the parish's ambulance service and the Luling hospital's emergency room. The Times-Picayune reports the Parish Council has scheduled the referendum May 3. The 2.48-mill tax would be... more »
  • Baton Rouge council purchases hospital

    May 23, 2013 9:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former Woman's Hospital is officially on its way to becoming a new public safety complex for Baton Rouge Police and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The Advocate reports the Metro Council voted Wednesday to approve paying $11 million for the hospital. The... more »
  • Baton Rouge council purchases hospital

    May 23, 2013 9:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The former Woman's Hospital is officially on its way to becoming a new public safety complex for Baton Rouge Police and the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The Advocate reports the Metro Council voted Wednesday to approve paying $11 million for the hospital. The... more »
  • Mandela in hospital with lung infection

    March 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa's first black president, has been admitted to a hospital with a recurring lung infection, South Africa said Thursday. Mandela, 94, has become increasingly frail in recent years and has been hospitalized several times since last year, most recently... more »
  • Eight Year Old Recovering After Gun Shot Wound

    February 19, 2013 7:01 PM

    An Iberia Parish community is shaken after an eight year old boy is shot. That eight year old is hospitalized in Baton Rouge with serious injuries and tonight the search is on for the shooter. Iberia Parish Deputies say 21-year-old Akeam Daniels is their suspect, he's also the... more »
  • Doctors Call Flu Strain "Aggressive," Kids Hit Hard

    January 9, 2013 7:49 PM

    Louisiana is one of 29 states reporting widespread cases of the flu. State health experts say the most commonly identified strain of flu is one of the three covered by this year's vaccine. This flu season is being called the worst outbreak in a decade, starting in October instead... more »
  • Acadiana Welcomes New Year's Babies

    January 1, 2013 6:56 PM

    Several Acadiana families find themselves with new tax deductions this New Years Day, the first babies of 2013. Jennifer and Brandon Henry are overwhelmed with joy this New Years as they welcome their first born into the world. Brielle Arianna Henry was born three minutes into 2013. "It was overwhelming.... more »
  • Family: pastor attacked in Brazil out of hospital

    November 26, 2012 3:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana-born minister is back home in Brazil, nearly a month after a mentally disturbed homeless man attacked her on a Rio de Janeiro beach. Her mother, Mary Johnson Sarradet, spoke to Renee Elliott Murdoch for about 45 minutes on Thanksgiving, the day Murdoch returned... more »
  • Veterans Town Hall Meeting Scheduled for Today

    October 10, 2012 9:44 AM

    A town hall meeting is scheduled today for veterans looking to get answers as to when a VA Clinic could open in Lafayette. "The VA has been very difficult to work with. It's one of the most bureaucratic and incompetent departments," said Congressman Doctor Charles Boustany. Since 2008... more »
  • Dr. Dersam Becomes Board Certified

    August 31, 2012 9:44 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - Dr. Gabriel Dersam, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon with the Kids Specialty Center at Women's & Children's Hospital, recently became Board Certified as an Orthopedic Surgeon by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. The achievement makes Dr. Dersam the only Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Acadiana who specializes... more »
  • Team of doctors set up secret Syria field hospital

    August 21, 2012 9:29 AM

    PARIS (AP) - A group of physicians says an international team of doctors turned a villa under construction in Syria into a secret hospital, spending two months treating wounded who sometimes traveled two days for help. Medecins Sans Frontieres said Tuesday that it took the doctors a week to transform... more »
  • Lavergne's Whereabouts After Mickey's Disappearance Becomes Clearer

    July 12, 2012 11:40 PM

    KATC is the only news outlet with this initial police report from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office detailing an interview they had with murder suspect Brandon Lavergne the same day Mickey Shunick was kidnapped. This latest development is filling out the gaps in a timeline leading up to Lavergne's... more »
  • St. Bernard hospital nearly open

    June 25, 2012 6:34 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - In August the St. Bernard Parish Hospital is slated to open its doors seven years after Hurricane Katrina. The Times-Picayune reports that the 113,000-square-foot hospital and an adjoining 60,000-square-foot medical office building are nearly ready. For Wayne Landry, chairman of St. Bernard Parish's Hospital Service District,... more »
  • Land cost frustrates hospital official

    June 13, 2012 8:11 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Police Jury has voted to accept for consideration a $1.93 million appraisal for 14.8 acres it wants to sell for a new hospital site. The Advocate reports a jury committee had recommended March 15 that the jury sell the site at a... more »
  • Baton Rouge firm gets state hospital contract

    June 11, 2012 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Swedish developer Skanska and joint venture partner MAPP Construction, a Baton Rouge-based construction firm, have secured the second piece of the state contract for the new University Medical Center in New Orleans. Skanska said the second portion of the contract is for $130 million and... more »
  • Lafayette group seeks hospital for veterans

    April 24, 2012 9:58 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette veterans group has resumed its efforts to push the former Our Lady of Lourdes hospital site to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a way to fill the need for expanded health services for area veterans. Tom Grote, co-chairman of the Veterans Action... more »
  • Willis-Knighton buys former public hospital

    March 28, 2012 10:33 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Willis-Knighton Health System, a major northwestern Louisiana health care provider, has purchased the former Bossier Medical Center in Bossier City for $3.7 million. The Times reported that Willis-Knighton will offer nonprofit services and a conference center for health meetings at the building. Bossier City Council... more »
  • Panel backs land sale to hospital

    March 28, 2012 9:44 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A West Feliciana Parish Police Jury committee has voted to recommend that the jury sell the West Feliciana Parish Hospital a 14-acre tract of land at its fair market value for a proposed new hospital. The Advocate reports the move came after the panel heard... more »
  • LSU officials: Jindal budget means hospital cuts

    March 28, 2012 6:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Leaders of LSU's public hospital system said Tuesday that Gov. Bobby Jindal's budget overestimates revenue for its hospitals and clinic network next year and that the system would have to impose cuts to close a multi-million dollar funding gap. University hospital officials told the House... more »
  • Land transfer for hospital moves forward

    March 26, 2012 7:47 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - A West Feliciana Parish Police Jury special committee plans to meet Tuesday to discuss transferring land to the parish hospital board as a site for a proposed new hospital. The Advocate reports the hospital's board of commissioners wants the jury to transfer about 14 acres... more »
  • New Orleans hospital to teach for U of Tabuk

    March 16, 2012 9:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans-area health care system has signed a long-term partnership with a university system in Saudi Arabia. Ochsner Health System says faculty, staff and students from the medical school and other health-related schools at the University of Tabuk will come to Louisiana for education and... more »
  • UMC Fares Better in Statewide Cuts, But Still Facing Closures

    February 3, 2012 9:52 PM

    The LSU Health System Board of Directors made drastic statewide cuts Friday afternoon. Thousands of patients will be affected and over six hundred jobs lost in LSU hospitals. While Lafayette's University Medical Center seemed to weather this storm better than other hospitals, there are still tough times ahead. "These... more »
  • More UMC Employees Likely to Be Laid Off With Budget Cuts

    January 30, 2012 7:20 PM

    UMC Administrators met with Louisiana Department of Health and Hospital Officials in Carencro Monday to talk about hospital budget cuts. A deficit is slashing nearly 4 million from the hospital's budget. One hundred and six UMC employees who will likely be laid off. However, the plan keeps changing as lawmakers... more »
  • UMC Facing Possible Layoffs

    January 17, 2012 7:17 PM

    Many University Medical Center employees in Lafayette could soon be without a job. It's part of state budget reductions and everyone from nurses, to doctors to support staff are all at risk. People have been talking about possible layoffs at UMC for weeks, but confirmation came Tuesday in the... more »
  • Lafayette Pet Adoption Day

    October 15, 2011 11:37 PM

    The Animal Care Hospital in Lafayette held a howl--ween bash. Dozens gathered for a pet costume contest and adoption day. Over the year, more than one thousand pets are rescued from the Vermillion Parish Gas Chamber and placed into loving homes.
  • Hospital to ban odor of smoke on workers' clothes

    October 3, 2011 7:13 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria will implement an anti-tobacco policy for its entire campus starting July 1 of next year, expanding the policy put in place two years ago for employees of the women's and children's areas. The policy will prohibit the use of... more »
  • Restaurant to Donate to St Jude

    September 25, 2011 2:17 PM

    Every year nearly 5,700 patients visit Saint Jude Children's Research Center for treatment. Even if families can't pay, no child is ever denied treatment, treatment that can often get very expensive which is where the public comes in. KATC'S Chris Welty found out that this month there is a way... more »
  • Moving Day for Lourdes

    June 25, 2011 11:24 PM

    It was a big day for healthcare in Lafayette Saturday as the new Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center officially opened for business. The new hospital opened it's doors Saturday morning, after more than two years of construction. It is the largest, single construction project to date in Lafayette... more »
  • 5-Year-Old Hospitalized with E. Coli

    June 5, 2011 11:04 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A 5-year-old girl from Rayville has been hospitalized for more than two weeks, suffering from an E. coli bacterial infection. The girl was taken to the LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport's pediatric intensive care unit after she became sick while attending a party in Richland Parish. The... more »
  • One Shot After Dispute

    June 4, 2011 11:24 AM

    One person is in stable condition after a gunshot wound to the hip area. Around two am Saturday morning, at least one shot was fired in the 400 block of Stevenson Street in Lafayette. Investigators say that a disturbance took place amongst a group of male suspects at a... more »
  • Blues Singer Etta James in Hospital with Infection

    May 13, 2011 10:35 AM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Blues singer Etta James is in a Southern California hospital with a potentially deadly infection. Her son, Sametto James, tells the Riverside Press-Enterprise that his mother was admitted to an undisclosed hospital earlier this week for treatment of sepsis caused by a urinary tract infection. Sepsis... more »
  • Vermilion Parish Election Results

    April 30, 2011 10:31 PM

    Hospital Service Dist. No. 1 -- 7.47 Mills - BOC - 10 Yrs. All 20 precincts reporting Yes 77.21% 1691 No 22.79% 499 http://www.katc.com/videos/district-47-will-soon-have-a-new-state-rep-/
  • One Shot in New Iberia

    April 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at West End Park. Officials say one person was shot and transported to a local hospital. Investigators say the shooting took place just after 7:30 Sunday evening and the extent of the victims injuries are unknown.
  • St. Jude Dream Home Tickets on Sale Now

    April 11, 2011 12:24 AM

    It's almost that time of year, the St. Jude Dream Home is ready for someone to move in, and that someone could be you! An open house was held Sunday, where visitors could take a look at the grand prize. One lucky person will win the home located on... more »
  • Major Fire Sends Two to Hospital Including a Fire Fighter

    March 27, 2011 11:52 PM

    A major fire in Abbeville sent two people to the hospital including a firefighter, but not before he was able to make a dramatic rescue. "There was so much smoke and flames" Justin Roy was on his way back home when he noticed smoke billowing over Robie Circle just... more »
  • You Gotta Move-- Lessley's Story & A Get-together!

    March 3, 2011 9:52 AM

    BIG NEWS: There will be a networking social for You Gotta Move Goes Red participants on Friday, March 18th from 5:30 until 7 at Heart Hospital of Lafayette. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions and find out how your fellow participants are doing. Dieticians, trainers and health... more »
  • You Gotta Move- Not A Diet!

    January 28, 2011 11:15 AM

    Remember, if you'd like to sign up for support or emails, shoot us a message at gottamove@katctv.com . I was so excited to see so many people at Heart Hospital of Lafayette this morning for the screening event in advance of the You Gotta Move Goes Red kickoff! Even if... more »
  • You Gotta Move Goes Red First Week Info!

    January 25, 2011 11:30 AM

    Congratulations on your decision to participate in the You Gotta Move Goes Red Program. Over the next 12 weeks, you will discover how your body responds to foods, establish healthy eating and exercise habits that will last a lifetime and get results! Each week you will find your success, nutrition... more »
  • Retired archbishop may get out of hospital

    December 27, 2010 9:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond says retired Archbishop Philip Hannan is expected to be moved from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility. The 97-year-old Hannan was hospitalized Dec. 19 because of shortness of breath, after more than a week in bed because of pneumonia. Aymond... more »
  • Accident in Lafayette last night sending at least 1 to the hospital

    November 8, 2010 8:51 AM

    A bad accident to tell you about in Lafayette, it happened on Coolidge Boulevard at around 7:00pm last night. Two vehicles were involved 1 of them flipping on it's side. At least one person was transported to the hospital, but no word on the extent of those injuries.
  • Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital - Top 100 Health-care places to work

    October 20, 2010 10:42 AM

    Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital is having a celebration today for a top award. The Modern Health-care Magazine named the Hospital as one of the top 100 "Best Places to Work in Health-care" "We are proud to be a part of this community and are honored that we have received... more »
  • Man indicted in Baton Rouge hospital shootings

    October 15, 2010 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 36-year-old man accused of shooting and wounding his estranged wife and her boyfriend at Baton Rouge General Medical Center-Mid City last month was indicted Thursday on attempted murder charges. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged Darrell F. Garner with two counts of... more »
  • Kaplan Hospital Tax

    October 13, 2010 7:37 PM

    A hospital in Vermilion Parish is banking on voters to keep it's doors open. A sales tax in Kaplan is up for renewal on November 2nd. If passed, it will continue to fund Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. The hospital has served Vermilion Parish residents for 50 years, as the only... more »
  • Shriners Hospital in Shreveport Dropped Plans for a Partnership with LSU

    October 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shriners Hospital in Shreveport has dropped plans for a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, now that the national nonprofit has decided to bill insurance companies. The Shreveport hospital began the talks with LSU after the Shriners announced in 2009 that it was among six... more »
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Leaves Hospital After Suffering Viral Infection

    September 30, 2010 1:28 PM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter has left an Ohio hospital where he spent two days recovering from a viral infection doctors say likely gave him stomach problems. Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center says the 85-year-old ex-president left the hospital at 1:15 p.m. and will resume his schedule with a... more »
  • 2 Officers Wounded in Omaha Hospital Shooting

    September 29, 2010 12:08 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Omaha police say two officers and a suspect have been wounded in a shooting at Creighton University Medical Center. Police spokesman Jacob Bettin says the officers suffered minor wounds and that the suspect was critically wounded in the shooting Wednesday. Bettin says the shooting occurred inside... more »
  • Veterans Rally for VA Hospital

    September 23, 2010 12:57 AM

    The push for both a VA super clinic and a hospital continued in Lafayette Wednesday. The Veterans Action Coalition of Acadiana met with representatives with the Alexandria VA Medical Center to discuss their needs. "We need better healthcare and we're asking for it and we feel confident that Gracie Specks,... more »
  • BR Hospital Shooting Suspect in Custody

    September 13, 2010 10:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The man suspected of shooting two people inside a Baton Rouge hospital has surrendered to authorities. Police say 36-year-old Darrell Garner turned himself in to authorities at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison early Monday morning. Garner is accused of shooting his estranged wife, 35-year-old... more »
  • UPDATE: Opelousas Girl Hit by Stray Bullet

    September 10, 2010 6:38 PM

    New Information: Police are now looking for 17 year old Casey Rubin of Opelousas. They say he is considered a person of interest. The other man they took into custody last night has been released and is not facing any charges. Meantime, the 8 year old victim is... more »
  • Historic homes to be moved for VA hospital

    September 9, 2010 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says about 100 historic homes will be moved to make way for a new Veterans Affairs hospital in the city. Landrieu plans to highlight the move on Friday. Under initial hospital plans, the homes were to be demolished, but now they... more »
  • 'Coach' Blanco Rests in Lafayette Hospital

    August 10, 2010 7:49 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco's husband, Raymond, injured in a fall more than a week ago, has been transferred from a New Orleans hospital to one in the couple's hometown of Lafayette. Blanco spokeswoman, Marie Centanni, tells said that how long the 74-year-old Blanco known as "Coach"... more »
  • Teaching Hospital Panel Meetings May Be Closed To Public

    August 6, 2010 1:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The chairman for the governing board of the planned, publicly funded $1.2 billion state teaching hospital in New Orleans said he isn't certain whether future meetings of the panel will be open to the public. Chairman Robert Yarborough said Thursday that the full board for... more »
  • Hospital board chair replaced by LSU

    August 2, 2010 8:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director was ousted as chair of the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans, before the first board meeting. The LSU System announced Monday that Elaine Abell has been replaced as chair of the... more »
  • Lafayette Attorney Chair of NOLA Public Hospital

    July 30, 2010 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director will chair the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans. LSU System President John Lombardi named Elaine Abell on Thursday to chair the University Medical Center Management Corp. Abell said its first meeting... more »
  • Memorial at Hospital Honors Organ Donors

    July 4, 2010 3:30 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Brett Fuqua died nearly two years ago. But in some ways he lives on, and not just in the hearts of friends and family. Fuqua's was one of 12 pictures unveiled last Monday at the dedication of the "Wall of Life" at Christus St. Frances Cabrini... more »
  • Vets Want Temporary Mini Hospital in Lafayette

    June 22, 2010 6:55 PM

    Acadiana veterans are making plans for a temporary hospital in Lafayette, but they'll need the okay from the Veteran's Administration before they can make it happen. For more than a year, Southpark Hospital on the Youngsville Highway has sat unoccupied. "This hospital is 53,000 square feet which is just about... more »
  • Guardsmen Taken To Hospital

    June 5, 2010 10:10 PM

    PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) - The Louisiana National Guard says several guard members were taken to a hospital for observation after an accident involving a troop-carrying truck. The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 1 near Port Fourchon. Col. Mike Deville says the truck left the road and wound... more »
  • Shockey Rushed to Hospital

    May 27, 2010 3:22 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - New Orleans tight end Jeremy Shockey has been hospitalized after suffering what was later diagnosed as a seizure. Saints safety Darren Sharper, who was with Shockey in the New Orleans' weight room when it happened, says that Shockey is "doing fine." Sharper was seen at Ochsner... more »
  • Stroke Survivor Says Act Fast

    May 12, 2010 12:59 PM

    One Acadiana woman is putting her life back together after suffering a stroke-the number one cause of serious disabilities in the U.S. Abbeville native Perchis Cartwright did not have high blood pressure or the risk factors, but she suffered a stroke in July last year. She says people... more »
  • Virus Killed 3 and Made 40 Ill at State Mental Hospital

    May 10, 2010 4:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state health secretary says it was a virus that made 40 people ill at a state mental hospital, and investigators are still working to find out why three of them died. Doctors first thought that food poisoning had sickened patients and staffers at Central Louisiana... more »
  • "Miracle Drug" Saves Young Man from Stroke

    May 10, 2010 2:03 PM

    Stroke is the number one cause of serious disability in the U.S., but one local survivor got off disability-free because of a life-saving medicine. At just 23 years old, Reggie Hill of St. Martinville suffered a stroke at work-- but because of the quick reaction of those around him,... more »
  • Arrest Made in Opelousas After Fight Sends Man to Hospital

    April 9, 2010 4:47 PM

    The Opelousas Police Department’s Special Operations Division has arrested Triston Compton, 23 of 1114 W. Vine Street Opelousas , for Second Degree Battery . The arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred Thursday afternoon ( April 8, 2010 ). Officers responded to the intersection of Sidney Street and Herman... more »
  • Healthcare Bill Reactions from Acadiana

    March 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    President Obama's healthcare bill is in its final steps, and it is sparking passionate reactions from people here in Acadiana. Some locals who been following the healthcare bill all along are furious: "It's not change-- it's chains. This healthcare bill is to support a socialist agenda to control... more »
  • La. hospitals reach 2nd organ donor goal

    February 25, 2010 9:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hospitals throughout Louisiana have met their goal of 200,000 new organ donors, so the Louisiana Hospital Association has set a third benchmark. President Bill Holman hopes to add another 50,000 people to the registry by the time the LHA meets in July. That would make... more »
  • Church Point man killed in I-10 accident

    February 24, 2010 12:51 PM

    Acadia Parish- Yesterday, February 23, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash on I-10 near milepost 85 that claimed the life of a Church Point man. Killed in the crash was eighteen year old Benjamin Guidry of Church Point. Guidry was killed when the vehicle... more »
  • UPDATE: Jennings Teen Caught In Crossfire Remains On Life Support

    February 23, 2010 12:59 PM

    UPDATE: Update on Shooting on Tuesday, the 14 year old victim remains on life support system in a LafayetteareaHospital. During the search of the apartment where the shooting happened several identification cards and driver's licenses were found that were traced back to several burglaries that had occurred in Lafayette. The... more »
  • Woman indicted in fatal wreck

    February 23, 2010 7:51 AM

    NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - A Pointe Coupee Parish grand jury has indicted a Ventress woman on a count of vehicular homicide in a wreck that killed a New Roads woman in December. The grand jury on Monday also indicted 23-year-old Victoria Gosserand on a count of first-degree negligent vehicular... more »
  • Authorities searching for Jason Eite

    February 22, 2010 11:45 AM

    On February 20, 2010 The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a call advising that a female was being treated for a broken wrist at a local hospital. It was determined that the female sustained the injuries from an altercation she was involved in with her boyfriend, Jason Etie 36 years... more »
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Car Crash

    February 17, 2010 7:37 AM

    Investigators have identified the victim in the car crash as Shonte Yvette Frank (46) of Heflin, Louisiana. The other passengers and driver remain hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation. ##################################### On February 16, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2700... more »
  • Heart Month: Wireless Technology Saves Lives

    February 8, 2010 1:30 PM

    Heart attack patients are getting help in half the time it took before, thanks to the latest wireless technology. Time was wasted in the past while getting to the hospital and figuring out what to do once the patient arrived. For week 2 of "Heart Month" KATC learned about... more »
  • Lafayette School Bus Accident Sends Seven To The Hospital

    February 4, 2010 11:18 AM

    On February 4, 2010, at 7:45 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of West Simcoe and Lafayette Street regarding a crash involving a school bus. Traffic investigators advise that a red two-door Pontiac was traveling south on Lafayette Street the wrong way on a one-way.... more »
  • Local Doctors Need Help To Open Haitian Hospital After Earthquake

    January 19, 2010 6:26 PM

    As she sees the need for medical attention in her native country, Dr. Nicole Michael's frustration grows. She, her husband Dr. Arsh Michael and sixteen other doctors have the supplies they need and a hospital where they can help heal the wounded. It's located in a small village just... more »
  • Crowley: Pedestrian Killed

    January 16, 2010 11:30 PM

    Sad news out of Crowley as one person is dead tonight after being struck by a car. The accident happened just after 6:30pm on US 90 right in front of the American Legion Hospital. Police say the victim was walking in the road before being struck. That person's name... more »
  • Dauterive Hospital Announces H1N1 Clinic In New Iberia

    December 15, 2009 9:14 AM

    Dauterive Hospital announces H1N1 clinic in New Iberia. 600 North Lewis Ave., New Iberia, LA • www.dauterivehospital.com Vaccinations will only be administered to the following targeted groups: • Pregnant Women • People who live with or provide care for infants younger than 6 months (e.g., parents, siblings, and... more »
  • Landrieu Secures $1M for Hospital in New Orleans East

    December 13, 2009 7:23 PM

    Landrieu Secures $1M for Hospital in New Orleans East Funds included in omnibus appropriations bill passed by the Senate. WASHINGTON - Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that $1 million for a hospital in New Orleans East was included in the... more »
  • Deadly Drug Possibly on the Steets

    December 1, 2009 7:17 PM

    Three men are behind bars after breaking into the Northside Veterinary Hospital in Eunice. More alarming than the break-in is what deputies say the suspects may have left on the street. Euthasol, a drug used for the humane euthanasia of animals. Which the hospital has to keep legally... more »
  • Arrest made in Northside Veterinary Hospital robbery

    December 1, 2009 2:05 PM

    The St. Landry Sheriff's Office and the Eunice Police Department have arrested three men for a pharmacy burglary in Eunice that took place on November 25, 2009. Jason Lavergne, Derek Holcomb and Mitchell Aucoin have been accused of stealing illegal narcotics and a safe from Northside Veterinary Hospital. Sheriff... more »
  • LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Joint Venture

    December 1, 2009 9:53 AM

    LHC Group and Woods Memorial Hospital Announce Home Health Joint Venture LAFAYETTE, La., Dec. 1, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), one of the largest providers of home health services in the United States, announced today that it has entered into a home health joint venture with... more »
  • Interstate Tragedy Claims Five Young Lives, Injures Ten Others

    November 30, 2009 2:36 PM

    UPDATE - Ariel Hines (B/F, age 12) of Harvey was pronounced deceased just after noon today by doctors at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Ariel is the sixth person who has died as a result of injuries sustained in the I-10 crash in Ascension Parish on... more »
  • OGHS staff makes donation to men's shelter

    November 25, 2009 2:37 PM

    The Opelousas General Health System Environmental Services Department made a food donation to the Lighthouse Mission of Opelousas today, just in time for Thanksgiving. Garland Roberts, Director of the ES Department said Wednesday, "By giving, we are able to show our thanks and appreciation for the blessings in our lives.... more »
  • DHH: H1N1 vaccination times have changed for Lafayette

    November 24, 2009 2:43 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals HAS CHANGED THE TIME OF ITS CLINICS IN LAFAYETTE PARISH. The department will provide H1N1 2009 flu vaccines to Lafayette Parish students on December 5, 2009 FROM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lafayette Parish School System has partnered with... more »
  • Dauterive Offers H1N1 Vaccinations for Free

    November 20, 2009 11:05 AM

    Local hospital to administer vaccinations Saturday, Nov. 21 to targeted groups who meet specific requirements NEW IBERIA, La. - Dauterive Hospital will administer the H1N1 vaccination for free to targeted groups from 9 a.m. to noon -- while supplies last - Saturday, Nov. 21 in Meeting Room 2 on... more »
  • Woman attacks boyfriend with hammer

    November 20, 2009 10:59 AM

    Relationship Violence Ends in Arrest On November 19, 2009, at approximately 7:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of Lafayette Street regarding a disturbance. The victim, a 52 year old male of Lafayette, advised officers that the suspect, his current girlfriend, followed him... more »

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