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  • Made in Acadiana

    July 28, 2012 1:19 PM

    We've heard of ABC News' series Made in America, well right here local businesses are pushing for all of us to buy Made in Acadiana, or at least to shop local. A sign at the corner of Ambassador Caffery and Ridge in Lafayette is catching the eye of drivers.... more »
  • N.O. rapper gets prison in firearms case

    July 19, 2012 6:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans rapper who pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and conspiring to obstruct justice has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. Christopher Dorsey, known as "BG," also was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan to three years of supervised release... more »
  • Man Gets $124,715 in Damages for Arrest

    July 1, 2012 2:30 PM

    A 55-year-old Eunice man was awarded $124,715 in damages and related costs by a state judge who found that the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office and Eunice Police Department used excessive force when they arrested him in April 2009. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/ONqvET ) that state District Judge Alonzo... more »
  • Videos May Hold Clues in Strip Club Dancer's Death

    June 10, 2012 7:52 PM

    A Mississippi sheriff's investigator hopes surveillance video from Bourbon Street in New Orleans will provide clues about the death of a strip club dancer whose dismembered body washed ashore on the Gulf Coast. Hancock County Chief Investigator Glen Grannon said Sunday that 22-year-old Jaren Lockhart reported for work Tuesday night... more »
  • Alice In Wonderland

    March 7, 2012 9:46 AM

    Alice In Wonderland will be presented by the Notre Dame High School Speech & Drama. The show will run at The Grand Opera House of the South in Crowley, LA. The dates are March 16th through 18th. There will be 7pm evening shows on Friday and Thursday with a matinee... more »
  • LSU Championship Rings Taken in Break-in

    February 18, 2012 1:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Livingston Parish are investigating the theft of two dozen LSU championship rings taken from the home of an assistant athletics director. The Advocate reported ( http://bit.ly/xue8Qp ) the theft happened in December from the home of Kevin Wagner. Deputies announced the incident... more »
  • Upgrade Set for Rosa Hart Theater in Lake Charles

    February 5, 2012 2:22 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Renovations are being planned for the Rosa Hart Theater. Officials of the Lake Charles Civic Center tell the American Press (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the work will be done in two phases. Dressing rooms will be revamped in the first phase, followed by reworking of the theater's two... more »
  • Teachers in Space" becomes "Citizens in Space"

    February 2, 2012 9:19 AM

    Space Center Houston--- The United States Rocket Academy made a surprise announcement at the Space Exploration Educators Conference, which began here today. "Teachers in Space is now Citizens in Space," said Edward Wright, chairman of the United States Rocket Academy and project manager of Teachers in Space. "The... more »
  • House fire in Jeanerette

    January 29, 2012 1:14 PM

    There are reports of a house fire in Jeanerette, no details as of this time, but we do have a crew in route. More on the story on our 5:30 newscast.
  • 1 Arrested in Arson

    January 28, 2012 6:51 PM

    A 45-year-old woman has been arrested on charges of simple arson after she reportedly set her house on fire. Mandy Wilson was arrested Friday afternoon, shortly after the Monroe Fire Department contained a residential fire at her home. Firefighters were dispatched to the residence around 9 a.m. and were able... more »
  • Jury in racketeering case to return Tuesday

    February 17, 2011 8:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury will resume deliberating Tuesday in the trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker charged in a plot to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs. Jurors deliberated for more than nine hours Wednesday and Thursday without... more »
  • Man's body found in Ascension Parish field

    February 4, 2011 9:28 PM

    LEMANNVILLE, La. (AP) - An 88-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease has been found dead in an open field in Ascension Parish. The Sheriff's Office issued a statement Friday identifying the man as Joseph Green, of Donaldsonville. Authorities say Green was reported missing by his son early Thursday. The sheriff's office... more »
  • Interior Dept. found in contempt over drilling ban

    February 2, 2011 8:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's initial moratorium on deepwater drilling in the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill is holding the Interior Department in civil contempt for what he called its "determined disregard" of his order. U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman ruled... more »
  • Feds reopen shrimping grounds in Gulf of Mexico

    February 1, 2011 9:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 4,200-square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico near BP's blown out well will reopen to deep water shrimping after federal scientists found the fishing grounds free of oil. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will reopen the area in federal waters off Louisiana,... more »
  • Potential scams top 7,000 in BP spill compensation

    January 27, 2011 8:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The $20 billion fund responsible for compensating victims of BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill has received more than 7,000 potentially fraudulent claims, many of which have been referred to the Justice Department for criminal investigations, the fund's administrator told a Senate panel on Thursday. Attorney... more »
  • Stepmother charged in child's death

    January 25, 2011 8:09 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A Bossier City woman being held on negligent homicide charges in the death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter has seen the charge upgraded to first-degree murder. On Tuesday, Bossier Parish Undersheriff Doyle Dempsey said the charges were upgraded because his investigators feel Catherine Murray Lowe intended... more »
  • Settlement near in FEMA mobile home cases

    January 20, 2011 9:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that the emergency shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes, court records show. A proposed class-action settlement involving about two... more »
  • Judge grants delay in ill Mose Jefferson's trial

    January 20, 2011 9:41 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted a trial delay for a longtime New Orleans political operative who is gravely ill with cancer. Mose Jefferson, brother of former Congressman William Jefferson, is charged with conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal government grant money earmarked... more »
  • Small church bus crash hurts several in Lafayette

    January 17, 2011 9:29 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a small bus carrying several members of a church crashed, injuring six to eight young adults. Lafayette police spokesman Cpl. Kyle Soriez said the shuttle-type bus and an SUV collided along Acadian Hills Lane, which parallels Interstate 10, about 7 p.m. Monday. He says... more »
  • 3 arrested, 1 at large in deadly I-10 shooting

    January 13, 2011 9:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Authorities have arrested three suspects and are searching for a fourth in a deadly drive-by shooting on a New Orleans interstate. Police said two of the suspects, 20-year-old Dale Elmore and 22-year-old Seyuntray Noel, were arrested Thursday, while 22-year-old Jamal Harris was arrested Wednesday. All three... more »
  • Judge sides with Coca-Cola in Barq's spat

    January 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company filed by great-grandchildren of the founder of Barq's root beer, who claimed to have an ownership stake in the company that Coca-Cola purchased in 1995. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier granted Coca-Cola's bid to dismiss... more »
  • Ex-Army sgt. sentenced in fuel theft plot

    January 7, 2011 9:31 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for his role in a fuel theft scheme to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. Twenty-six-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo of Marrero, La., was also ordered at sentencing on... more »
  • Man's body found in Shreveport park

    December 30, 2010 9:36 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say a man's decomposed body was found in a park near downtown Shreveport. Sgt. Bill Goodin says investigators could not even tell the man's race. He says the body was found Wednesday morning against a fence on a wood line near an old baseball field... more »
  • 19-year-old booked in Claiborne official's death

    December 21, 2010 8:06 PM

    HOMER, La. (AP) - A Haynesville teenager has been booked with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Claiborne Parish Police Juror Brian "Butch" Bays. Sheriff Ken Bailey told The Times that 19-year-old Donte Fielding was arrested Friday night and held at the Claiborne Parish Detention Center on a weapons... more »
  • US executions drop by 12 percent in 2010

    December 20, 2010 9:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of executions in the United States dropped 12 percent in 2010, and the number of people sentenced to die is nearing historic lows, a report from an anti-capital punishment group says. The Death Penalty Information Center attributed the reductions to changing attitudes toward capital punishment,... more »
  • Jury convicts 3 officers in post-Katrina death

    December 9, 2010 9:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Thursday convicted three current or former New Orleans police officers but acquitted two others in the death of a man during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath. The jury of seven women and five men on convicted former officer David Warren of manslaughter in... more »
  • Deliberations continue in Katrina police shooting

    December 8, 2010 9:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict in the trial of five current and former New Orleans police officers charged in the death of a man who was fatally shot and his body burned after Hurricane Katrina. Jurors are expected to... more »
  • Arrest made in beating death of LaPlace girl

    December 8, 2010 9:26 PM

    LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man as a suspect in the weekend death of a teenage girl in LaPlace. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office says U.S. Marshals captured Earnest Joseph III Wednesday afternoon in Gulfport, Miss., shortly after St. John Sheriff Wayne Jones announced a... more »
  • Fort Polk soldier killed in Afghanistan

    November 29, 2010 10:01 PM

    FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier has died of injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says 24-year-old Pvt. Devon J. Harris of Mesquite, Texas, died Saturday in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Harris was a combat engineer with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th... more »
  • 4 teens arrested in Norco woman's beating death

    November 29, 2010 9:55 PM

    NORCO, La. (AP) - Four teenagers have been arrested in the death of a 78-year-old Norco woman who apparently was killed in a robbery attempt. St. Charles Parish sheriff's spokesman, Capt. Patrick Yoes, says two 16-year-old boys were booked Monday with first-degree murder in the slaying of Mary N. Mule... more »
  • Judge keeps 911 calls secret in student shooting

    November 12, 2010 9:52 PM

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A judge has refused to release 911 calls and other evidence to the parents of a college football player who was shot and killed by police, saying they failed to include any firsthand account of what happened. Danroy and Angella Henry of Easton, Mass., had... more »
  • Man dies weeks after being cleared in 1979 killing

    November 9, 2010 10:05 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has died less than two months after his name was cleared in the case. Bobby Ray Dixon died Sunday after suffering from lung and brain cancer. He was 53.... more »
  • 19 bodies found in Mexico mass grave near Acapulco

    November 3, 2010 9:28 PM

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) - Police recovered 19 bodies Wednesday in a mass grave identified in a narco-video as the burial site for 20 men who were kidnapped a month ago in the Pacific coast city of Acapulco. Police did not yet know if the bodies found in the grave in... more »
  • 'Wheel of Fortune' voice O'Donnell, 78, dies in LA

    November 1, 2010 10:00 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie O'Donnell, the announcer whose voice has opened "Wheel of Fortune" for decades, has died. He was 78. Agent Fred Wostbrock said Monday that O'Donnell - the voice of the game show even before hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White appeared - died late Sunday at... more »
  • Ill. man charged with murder in student's death

    October 29, 2010 9:57 PM

    DE KALB, Ill. (AP) - Police in Illinois say they have filed charges of first-degree murder against a man in the slaying of 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen told The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle Friday night that 34-year-old William Curl of Dekalb has... more »
  • Remains found in Catahoula Parish remain nameless

    October 26, 2010 9:52 PM

    HARRISONBURG, La. (AP) - Catahoula Parish Sheriff James Kelly said while the investigation into the death of a young girl whose remains were found earlier this month by two hunters has progressed, the remains have yet to be identified. Kelly tells The News-Star that deputies have been working with the... more »
  • March against sexual violence set in New Orleans

    October 26, 2010 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans residents will join faculty, staff and students for an annual march designed to draw attention to the problem of sexual violence. According to a Loyola news release, Wednesday evening's event will begins on the Loyola main campus and conclude at a chapel on Tulane's... more »
  • Man dies when struck by train in Arcadia

    October 26, 2010 10:27 AM

    ARCADIA, La. (AP) - Police say a man who was listening to an iPod as he walked along a stretch of railroad tracks in Arcadia died when he failed to move out of the path of a train. Police Chief Victor Rogers identified the victim as 29-year-old Ray Andrew White... more »
  • Aging in Place

    October 26, 2010 9:27 AM

    Aging in Place at the Clifton Chenier Center on October 28th from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm. Aging in Place-an overview of community resources so you can remain home. For anyone interested in the local community resources for successful aging in place. Call 337-988-0076 to register. No cost... more »
  • Charlie Melancon will be in Houma Today

    October 26, 2010 9:17 AM

    Baton Rouge, LA -- Today, Rep. Charlie Melancon, candidate for US Senate, will be in Houma to encourage early voting on the last day of the early voting period before the November 2nd election. Melancon will meet with voters during the lunch hour at Castalano's Restaurant. Today is the last... more »
  • A Baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset

    October 26, 2010 6:47 AM

    A baby is recovering from a head injury in Sunset today. Her mother, Ashley Huval is charged with second degree cruelty to a juvenile. She's accused of negligence that caused bodily injury to her 8-month old daughter who struck her head against the wooden part of the sofa. Huval... more »
  • Road Closure in Jeff Davis Parish

    October 26, 2010 6:21 AM

    Beginning at 8am this morning the Westbound lane of I-10 will be closed near mile post 59 in Jeff Davis Parish. Workers will be replacing the guard rails. Drivers should expect traffic delays. Both lanes should reopen by noon today.
  • Madonna to open string of gyms, starting in Mexico

    October 25, 2010 9:52 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pop singer Madonna is opening a chain of fitness centers around the world to be known as Hard Candy Fitness global gyms. A partnership between Madonna, her manager and New Evolution Ventures plans to open the first gym in a posh neighborhood in Mexico City on... more »
  • FREE Mammograms will be offered this Wednesday in Lafayette

    October 25, 2010 10:51 AM

    FREE Mammograms will be offered this Wednesday in Lafayette. The screenings will take place at "Saint Bernadette" clinic from 5pm to 8pm. There are some requirements. to find out more, contact the Louisiana Breast and Cervical Health Program by phone 235-7898 or online at www.laonc.com
  • Road Closure in New Iberia

    October 25, 2010 10:17 AM

    Beginning immediately the East bound lane on Dale Street from Roberta Street to Ann Street will reopen but the west bound lane in that same area will be closed. The detour route will be designated by signs (coming from the post office-- Ann to Park back to Bank). Construction... more »
  • Student killed in Hayride accident intoxicated

    October 25, 2010 9:17 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Nicholls State University student who died last month in an on-campus hayride was heavily intoxicated and had an anti-anxiety drug in his system at the time of his death, according to toxicology tests done by the Lafourche Coroner's Office. Nathan Trepagnier, a sophomore history major... more »
  • More than 350 Special Olympic Athletes Compete in Lafayette

    October 23, 2010 9:50 PM

    More than 350-Special Olympics-Louisiana Athletes are in the hub city this weekend. Athletes competed in aquatic events Saturday morning at the Robicheaux Center. Other events included horseshoes and softball competitions. This is the first year Lafayette hosted the games, and KATC's very own Dave Baker took part in the... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in collision with cane truck

    October 22, 2010 9:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a sport utility vehicle collided with a sugar cane truck on La. Highway 413, leaving one man dead and another injured. Troopers say 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was southbound Thursday when his vehicle crossed the highway's center line and struck the northbound cane... more »
  • Lt. Governor Debate today in Baton Rouge - Sold Out

    October 22, 2010 6:29 AM

    Election Day is right around the corner and today the League of Women Voters of Baton Rouge will host a debate between Lt. Governor Candidates Jay Dardenne and Caroline Fayard. The event will take place at Drusilla Place. Doors open at 11:00 with registration and networking until Noon when... more »
  • Witness: NY police overreacted in student shooting

    October 21, 2010 10:32 PM

    VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) - A college student who was at the scene when a schoolmate was shot to death by police said Thursday that the killing was "over the top, aggressive and unnecessary," joining a chorus of witnesses who say police mishandled the situation. "None of it made sense to... more »
  • Bark in the Park

    October 21, 2010 9:50 AM

    Lafayette Animal Aid is having Bark in the Park Sunday, October 24th at Girard Park from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. This is a fun family event with dog contests, raffles, fun jump, food, vendor booths, local rescue groups, games, and Krewe des Chiens "Royalty Raffle" drawing for the... more »
  • Caroline Fayard will visit in Lafayette Today

    October 21, 2010 6:33 AM

    Caroline Fayard, the Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, will be in Lafayette today at the Holiday Inn on Evangeline Thruway. She will deliver the keynote address at the Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee's Lifetime Achievement Awards Banquet. Honorees for this years banquet are: Walter Comeaux (deceased), Wilfred Pierre, Clara Baudoin,... more »
  • Man pleads guilty in human trafficking case

    October 20, 2010 10:03 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A man from Uzbekistan who was accused of running a 14-state human trafficking ring in Kansas City has pleaded guilty to four charges under a plea agreement in which he will serve at least 10 years in federal prison. Abrorkhodja Askarkhodjaev, 31, was facing more... more »
  • Jury Seated in trial of a former Winnfield Police Officer Charged in a Taser Death

    October 20, 2010 4:49 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has been seated in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is accused in the Taser death of a man he arrested. It took eight days before the panel was seated Wednesday and came only after the district attorney... more »
  • Louisiana man pleads in prison system fraud

    October 20, 2010 10:12 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles man accused of overbilling the state prison system for more than $170,000 in fertilizer has pleaded guilty to federal mail fraud charges. 69-year-old Wallace "Gene" Fletcher faces up 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines and restitution. Fletcher entered his... more »
  • Sulphur man dies in Accident on I-10

    October 20, 2010 10:03 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police say a 61-year-old Sulphur man died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Jefferson Davis Parish. Troopers say Elwood Prater Jr. was westbound shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle. Officials say the vehicle left the road, flipped... more »
  • St. Martin Schools In Session Tomorrow

    October 19, 2010 9:36 PM

    Following the incident that occurred today at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center, and after conferring with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, St. Martin Parish School Officials determined that all public schools in St. Martin Parish, including Trinity Catholic, will be in session tomorrow.
  • Policing Toxic Metal Cadmium in Children's Jewelry

    October 19, 2010 3:27 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators have for the first time revealed how they intend to police the problem presented by the toxic metal cadmium in children's jewelry. Today's long-awaited guidance from the Consumer Product Safety Commission suggests an acceptable level of cadmium, a known carcinogen that can damage... more »
  • Today in History-October 19, 2010

    October 19, 2010 10:56 AM

    Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2010. There are 73 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 19, 1960, the United States began a limited embargo against Cuba as President Dwight D. Eisenhower banned exports to the communist-ruled nation covering all... more »
  • School attendance up in Calcasieu Parish

    October 19, 2010 9:50 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The attendance rate for the first six weeks is up at every school in Calcasieu Parish, compared with the same period last year. Keith LeLeux, director of child welfare and attendance, says that the increase can be directly attributed to the new state attendance requirements.... more »
  • Johnson & Johnson Recalls Tylenol 8 Hour Caplets in 50-Count Bottles

    October 18, 2010 6:03 PM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - Tylenol caplets are being recalled by Johnson & Johnson after some consumers complained about a musty or moldy odor. That makes 13 recalls in barely a year by the health care giant, mostly for more serious problems with its nonprescription drugs, contact lenses and hip... more »
  • LSU's Student Body President Pleas For Jindal to Come Home in a New Hampshire Newspaper

    October 18, 2010 2:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Complaining that Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana, LSU's student body president sent a personal plea to Jindal in a New Hampshire newspaper, asking the governor to come home and work on the state's budget problems. "Gov. Bobby... more »
  • Octomom's Doctor in Court For Implanting Her With Too Many Embryos

    October 18, 2010 1:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fertility doctor who treated octuplets mother Nadya Suleman is at a licensing hearing in Los Angeles to face allegations that he implanted her with too many embryos. Wearing a gray suit and a blank expression, Dr. Michael Kamrava sat quietly alongside his lawyer at... more »
  • Fatal Hit and Run Accident in Amelia

    October 18, 2010 12:28 PM

    AMELIA, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police are investigating a fatal hit and run accident that claimed the life of a Florida man. The accident happened at 4:16 a.m. Monday on La. Highway 182 in Amelia. Troopers say a car ran off the road and struck 29-year-old Weston Grove of... more »
  • Unrestrained 19yr Driver Killed in Crash

    October 18, 2010 11:02 AM

    An Evangeline Parish teenager is dead after an accident. The single vehicle crash happened Saturday, night on Rozas Road, north of highway 29 in the Ville Platte area. The driver was19 year old James Rozas of Ville Platte. Rozas, driving a 1998 Chevrolet truck, for unknown reason, ran off... more »
  • Man killed in New Orleans traffic accident

    October 18, 2010 10:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old man was killed and a 27-year-old man injured in a one car crash in eastern New Orleans. The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the driver, 28-year-old Percy Johnson, disregarded a stop sign, lost control of his car and drove into... more »
  • Gonzales woman dies in St. Landry Parish Crash

    October 18, 2010 10:23 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say a vehicle 21-year-old Gonzales woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident in St. Landry Parish. The accident happened at 2:57 a.m. Saturday on La. Highway 103 northwest of Opelousas. Troopers say Tabatha Guidin's car failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road,... more »
  • Dr. Scott Hamilton talks about Concussions in Athletes

    October 18, 2010 10:11 AM

    Dr. Scott Hamilton visits GMA every month with helpful information on staying, healthy and safe. This month Dr. Hamilton talks about Concussions in Athletes and what to look for. Coaches should be aware of LHSAA and Other Guidelines: -How to Tackle Safely -Proper Equipment -Sideline Concussion Checks -Return To... 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 »
  • Music & Market in Opelousas

    October 15, 2010 10:11 AM

    A new season of Music & Market is underway in Opelousas, offering continuous entertainment every Friday. Today music lovers can head over to Courthouse Square. Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys will take to the stage followed by the Mustard Greens. There will also be an Astronomy viewing. Grounds open... more »
  • Jury awards tourists $650K in Katrina jail lawsuit

    October 14, 2010 9:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $650,000 to two Ohio tourists who were arrested in New Orleans on public drunkenness charges two days before Hurricane Katrina and jailed for more than a month in the storm's chaotic aftermath. The jury unanimously concluded that Orleans... more »
  • Dead animals are Exhibit A in Gulf investigation

    October 14, 2010 9:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dead birds are wrapped in foil or paper, then sealed in plastic bags to avoid cross contamination. Dolphin tissue samples and dead sea turtles are kept in locked freezers. Field notebooks are collected and secured. Scientists examining dead animals that were discovered along the Gulf Coast... more »
  • CVS Pays $75 Million in Fines for Repeated Sales of Meth Ingredients

    October 14, 2010 2:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of a key methamphetamine ingredient that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking, federal prosecutors said Thursday. It was the largest civil penalty under the Controlled Substances Act.... more »
  • 5 indicted in DeSoto Council on Aging case

    October 13, 2010 9:54 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A DeSoto Parish grand jury on Wednesday indicted the former director of the DeSoto Council on Aging, three members of her family and a board member on charges they took thousands of dollars from the social-service agency and used the money for themselves. The grand jury... more »
  • Voter Fraud Allegation In Ville Platte

    October 13, 2010 7:34 PM

    (note: the candidates/campaign signs shown in this story's video are not necessarily involved in the investigation or allegations of fraud.) Accusations of voter fraud tonight in Ville Platte where at least a dozen residents claim they unknowingly handed over their votes to a stranger. They contacted KATC and reporter... more »
  • BP Wouldn't Say Whether it Will Seek Permits to Drill in Gulf

    October 13, 2010 1:02 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - BP wouldn't say Wednesday whether it will seek new permits to drill in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico now that the moratorium imposed after its massive spill has been lifted. Other oil companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell, have made clear their intentions to begin drilling... more »
  • Helicopter crashes in Newton County

    October 13, 2010 10:55 AM

    NEWTON, Texas (AP) - The sheriff of Newton County says a man on the ground has been hurt after a a helicopter used for spraying herbicide crashed during takeoff. Sheriff Joe Walker said that the accident happened Wednesday morning when a refueling hose apparently was still attached to the helicopter... more »
  • 250 square-mile dead zone in La. sound

    October 12, 2010 10:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers mapped a 250-square mile area of low oxygen this summer in Chandeleur Sound and say the dead zone possibly formed after state officials opened a river diversion to keep oil from a damaged BP well from fouling marshes. The report by the Lake Pontchartrain Basin... more »
  • Today in History-October 12, 2010

    October 12, 2010 11:54 AM

    Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2010. There are 80 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas. On this date: In... more »
  • Demi Moore to sell 2 19th Century Paintings in NYC

    October 12, 2010 11:00 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Demi Moore is selling two 19th century European paintings at auction, including a French work the actress says inspired her because of the artist's depiction of strong women. William Bouguereau's "Frere et Soeur," an oil painting of a young woman tenderly holding her baby brother, could... more »
  • Treasury secretary, new GM CEO to meet in New York

    October 12, 2010 9:34 AM

    DETROIT (AP) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is meeting with new General Motors CEO Dan Akerson in New York as the government-owned automaker moves toward a public stock sale. The government says the two men are meeting Tuesday afternoon. It's chance for them to meet for the first time. The... more »
  • Girl Dies Under Bridge In Acadia Parish

    October 11, 2010 7:33 PM

    A 15 year old girl died suddenly this weekend and her death is being investigated by the Acadia Sheriff's Office. Here's what we know: An ambulance was dispatched to the boat launch area underneath the bridge in Mermentau. The young victim was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead... more »
  • LA Experiencing 726% Increase in Wildfires Compared to Last Year

    October 11, 2010 2:42 PM

    There has been 726% increase in wildfires compared to this time last year. KATC's Chris Paulsen will have the latest on how the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is handling the increase and what you can do to prevent them at 5 and 6. The Image is... 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 »
  • Today in History-October 11, 2010

    October 11, 2010 10:57 AM

    Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2010. There are 71 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1805, a British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed. On... more »
  • Lafayette Man Killed by Train in Jennings

    October 11, 2010 9:47 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jennings police say a 43-year-old Lafayette man was struck and killed by a train. Police Chief Todd D'Albor said that 43-year-old Russell Anthony Carrier was struck early Sunday morning by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train. D'Albor said Carrier was visiting family in the area and... more »
  • Double Fatal Crash in Iberia Parish

    October 10, 2010 11:24 PM

    Two people are killed in a crash in Iberia Parish. The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 679 and 345 between New Iberia and Saint Martinville. No other information is available, but keep it tuned to KATC and katc.com for the very latest on this developing story.
  • Ex-Cop's Trial in Stun Gun Death to Start Monday

    October 10, 2010 6:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jury selection in the trial of a former Winnfield police officer accused of killing a handcuffed prisoner by repeatedly shocking him with a stun gun is set to begin on Monday. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron... more »
  • UPDATE: Name Released in Fatal Crash

    October 10, 2010 11:35 AM

    Traffic investigators have issued the driver of the bus, Francisco G. Arellaneda (46) of Sugarland, Texas, a citation for Failure to Yield While Turning Left. The deceased driver of the car has been identified as Joshua P. Landry (21) of Lafayette. The passenger in the car remains in critical condition... more »
  • Early Morning Fire in Breaux Bridge

    October 10, 2010 12:26 AM

    Flames broke out just after 2 Saturday morning in the 700 block of Cormier Street in Breaux Bridge. According to reports, two separate residences were involved. Luckily no one was injured, but the cause is still under investigation.
  • Motorcyclist killed in I-20 accident

    October 8, 2010 9:31 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport Police say a man riding a motorcycle has been killed in a crash on an Interstate 20 entrance ramp. It happened at about 11:25 p.m. Thursday. The man, identified as 33-year-old Daniel Eric Cook of Mooringsport, was riding his motorcycle on the westbound entrance ramp... more »
  • Jindal's getting a fundraiser and a campaign stop in St. Louis

    October 8, 2010 2:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's getting in a fundraiser and a campaign stop when he travels to St. Louis for his brother's wedding. Jindal's office said the governor was heading to Missouri on Friday. He planned to attend a fundraiser for his gubernatorial re-election campaign on Friday... more »

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