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  • Lawsuit pending on waste site in Lafayette

    March 26, 2012 7:32 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette city-parish government is facing a lawsuit seeking damages that could climb into the millions of dollars after the council's vote to block a planned garbage transfer station in north Lafayette. The Advocate reports Waste Facilities of Lafayette, which was developing the 16-acre site to lease... 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 »
  • 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
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Motorcycle Accident in Lafayette

    September 17, 2010 1:12 AM

    State Police are investigating a motorcycle accident in the 500 block of Verot School Road in Lafayette. Troopers tell KATC one person was transported to a local hospital, and is listed with moderate injuries.Upon arrival, the motorcycle was spotted in the ditch off of Verot School Road. Details... more »
  • The Search Continues for a Homicide Suspect in Lafayette

    September 3, 2010 7:33 PM

    The sheriff's office is assisting the US Marshal's office in the search for a homicide suspect along highway 90 in southern Lafayette. Traffic is backed up as the search continues. KATC has learned that people accused of harboring the man are being brought to the Broussard police department for... more »
  • Crack Cocaine Bust in Lafayette

    August 30, 2010 5:36 PM

    The Lafayette Metro Narcotics concluded a month long investigation which resulted in the arrest of three subjects and the recovery of 32 cookies of crack cocaine which has a street value of $45,375.00 Arrested in this investigation was Kamal Leday of Beaumont, Tx., David Charles Jenkins also of Beaumont,... more »
  • 2 Robberies Occurred 30 Minutes Apart in Lafayette

    August 19, 2010 12:09 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department is investigating two robberies that occurred 30 minutes apart near McKinley Street during the early morning hours of August 19, 2010. At approximately 2:06 am, a female victim (18) was walking in the 200 block of Brainard Avenue when she was approached by a black male.... more »
  • Senate Field Hearing In Lafayette On Drilling Moratorium

    August 17, 2010 7:15 PM

    Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter were in Lafayette today for what's called a "field hearing." The subject of the hearing was the moratorium on deep water drilling. It happened today at the LITE Center and played out very much like hearings you might have seen on C-SPAN, people... more »
  • Home Invasion in Lafayette August 3

    August 4, 2010 11:40 AM

    On August 3, 2010, at approximately 10:00 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 200 block of Village Lane regarding a home invasion. According to the victims, four black males allegedly kicked open the front door of the residence and began demanding money. While the suspects were... more »
  • UPDATE: Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Lafayette

    July 29, 2010 1:32 PM

    UPDATE: Release of Preliminary Findings Traffic investigators have released the identity of the victim in this morning's fatal crash as Jacob C. Theriot (23) of Lafayette. The driver of the vehicle, Brittany Davis of Ville Platte, was cited for Failure to Yield at an Intersection and issued a Notice of... more »

    July 26, 2010 3:02 PM

    The Louisiana Technology Council, in cooperation with Louisiana Economic Development (LED), selected nine Louisiana companies to participate in its First Annual "Technology Road Show" to educate and create a greater awareness of the technology initiatives going on in Louisiana, and to help Louisiana businesses work more closely together. The 3-City... more »
  • Drums Across Cajun Field Will Be In Lafayette Tonight

    July 26, 2010 1:36 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Drums Across Cajun Field will come to Lafayette on Monday, July 26. A local stop on the 2010 Drum Corps International Tour, the event will feature several of the world's top drum and bugle corps in competition. This is the fourth year UL Lafayette's Pride of Acadiana... more »
  • Minor Explosion in Lafayette

    July 10, 2010 7:06 PM

    Firefighters and ambulance rushed to a local health and beauty plant after a scare Saturday morning. A container of benzoyl peroxide exploded at AMCOL H-B-S off laser lane. Three people were exposed, but no one was injured. Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat mild to moderate acne or bleach... more »
  • "Suspicious Death" in Lafayette

    July 6, 2010 11:51 AM

    Lafayette police responded to a 5:45am call this morning from a man who said his son was dead outside a home on Richter Drive. "When officers arrived, the victim was found deceased in the car port area; he was found by his father. The father indicated he was deceased at... more »
  • Star of Survivor: Samoa Arrested in Lafayette

    April 23, 2010 12:55 PM

    Russell Hantz, 37, star of Survivor: Samoa, was arrested last night for Simple Battery in Downtown Lafayette outside of a nightclub in the 500 block of Jefferson Street for allegedly pushing a female victim down to the ground. The victim suffered minor injuries. KATC acquired the affidavit for the... more »
  • K-9 Captures Car Burglar On The Run In Lafayette

    February 25, 2010 4:11 PM

    On February 24, 2010, at approximately 8:10 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a parking lot at 301 Doucet Road regarding a car burglary in progress. The suspect was observed entering the victim's vehicle by way of the passenger side door. The suspect jumped into a silver... more »
  • Sobriety Checkpoint Scheduled In Lafayette

    February 24, 2010 4:35 PM

    On Friday, February 26, 2010, between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m., the Lafayette Police Department and the Lafayette Sheriff's Office will be conducting an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. The purpose of the checkpoint is to target impaired drivers under the influence of alcohol... more »
  • Saints Kicker Garrett Hartley To Sign Autographs In Lafayette

    February 12, 2010 4:06 PM

    Super Bowl XLIV Champion kicker Garrett Harley to sign autographs at Lafayette Academy Sports + Outdoors store this Monday The session will be on Monday, February 15 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. In the wake of the most-watched Super Bowl in history, Academy Sports + Outdoors is... more »
  • Census 2010 Held Kickoff Today In Lafayette

    January 21, 2010 5:35 PM

    The Census Bureau is looking for people to hire to help with the 2010 Census. A kickoff meeting was held today and KATC's Tracy Wirtz served as emcee. The goal is to get more help gathering information and encouraging people to participate. The Census tradition started in 1790 and... more »
  • Free Mammograms Offered In Lafayette

    January 18, 2010 1:50 PM

    FREE breast exams will be performed by a physician, physician's assistant or nurse practitioner for women ages 40 to 64. Wednesday, January 20, 2010 5 PM - 8 PM Clifton Chenier Center 220 West Willow St, Building A Lafayette, LA FREE screening mammograms will be available for women... more »
  • Power Crews Work To Restore Power In Lafayette Parish

    January 12, 2010 6:37 PM

    Almost 300 households are still without power after power crews. Series of problems kept Entergy from being able to finish placing new lines. The wire they put up after yesterday's outage burned. So today, a larger wire was installed. Then, that one broke the pole. Crews also hit a... more »
  • Police Search For Convenience Store Robber In Lafayette

    January 11, 2010 4:23 PM

    Lafayette Police are on the lookout for an armed robber. Police were called to the 3000 block of Pinhook Road, where an armed robbery occurred at the Circle K convenience store. The suspect got away with an undisclosed amount of money, lottery tickets and a pack of cigarettes. ... more »
  • Long Time Fire Captain Passes Away in Lafayette

    December 22, 2009 5:56 PM

    Captain Jason Simon, age 52, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer on December 21, 2009. Captain Simon began his career on January 6, 1986 and worked his way through the ranks to the Fire Captain level. He also served as Fire Chief of the Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department.... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule Changes In Lafayette

    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 »

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