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  • Lafayette Bar Levy Temporarily Suspended

    April 4, 2012 12:32 AM

    By a unanimous vote, the Lafayette City-Parish Council approved an ordinance which will temporarily suspend the downtown bar levy, until a lawsuit on the issue is resolved in federal court. "The ordinance is predicated upon when a judge in the United States Western District of Louisiana, determines whether or... more »
  • Neighborhoods Divided Over Annexation

    July 5, 2011 1:06 AM

    A proposal by Lafayette Consolidated Government to annex an unincorporated area of the parish is raising some eyebrows. Tuesday night the City-Parish Council will consider an introductory ordinance to annex land mainly consisting of two subdivisions between Lafayette and Broussard: Walker's Lake and Hernandez Heights. "We would hope that... more »
  • Congressional Redistricting: What it Means for Acadiana

    April 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    With a few hours to spare in the special session, state lawmakers reached a compromise on congressional redistricting that would shrink the state's seven districts down to six. "It's probably not the best situation, but knowing that we were going down to the number six, the most important and... more »
  • @EuniceSerpent Still #Missing

    April 13, 2011 1:00 AM

    Still no sign of the large snake reportedly seen slithering around the Eunice area, but much like its cobra-cousin at the Bronx zoo, the Eunice snake is attracting an online following. On twitter someone created a handle for the snake: @ euniceserpent . "I relax anywhere cool & damp,"... more »
  • Rayne Tornado Debris Will Soon Be Hauled Away

    April 12, 2011 1:57 AM

    If you've driven along I-10 in Acadia Parish in the past month, chances are you've seen the enormous pile of debris along the side of the interstate in Rayne. The debris is from last month's deadly and destructive tornado, and as the city cleaned up, the patch of land near... more »
  • Policing Downtown on the Weekends; From Roll-Call, to Last Call

    November 2, 2010 2:20 AM

    Tuesday night, the Lafayette City-Parish Council will once again consider final adoption of the so-called "go cup" ordinance. The proposal would ban the possession of open alcohol containers and public consumption of alcohol in the downtown district, the Simcoe-Surrey Street corridor and the McKinley Street Strip. Lafayette Police Chief... more »
  • Oil Moratorium Judgement Awaits Appeal Process

    June 24, 2010 12:13 AM

    With the Obama administration asking a judge to delay a court ruling that overturned the moratorium on new drilling in the Gulf, many in Acadiana were left with unanswered questions on how the moratorium and the appeal affect them. Eric Drummond moved to Lafayette a few weeks ago with a... more »
  • Opelousas road closed to right derailed train

    February 18, 2010 11:17 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Part of Louisiana Highway 749 - known in Opelousas as Railroad Ave. - is closed while crews work to right a derailed freight train. Jim Herring of Union Pacific Railroad Co. says the 10 cars were carrying rocks for railroad track beds when they derailed Tuesday... more »
  • Social Networking and Shopping

    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 »
  • Black Friday Preparations

    November 25, 2009 7:45 PM

    It's the day most retailers and consumers dream of, Black Friday. Jamie Delaughter is not one of those consumers, he was out getting his shopping done Wednesday afternoon, hoping to avoid the crowds. "I mean getting up early to try and get any kind of deal that you actually want,... more »
  • Acadiana Inventor

    November 24, 2009 7:56 PM

    Three years ago, KATC introduced you to local inventor Cliff Romero. This year, we checked back in on Cliff, who is approaching his 90th birthday and still has a few tricks up his sleeve. From hidden compartments to store valuables, to a solution for frustrated fishermen. 89 year old... more »
  • Commissioner Donelon: Chinese Drywall help available

    November 24, 2009 10:34 AM

    Commissioner Donelon Says Help Available For Victims of Chinese Drywall Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon held a press conference today (November 23, 2009) to announce help for home owners whose properties are contaminated with defective Chinese drywall. Donelon said many home owners in Louisiana are vacating their homes after... more »
  • Property Buzz: St. Joseph's Diner

    November 23, 2009 9:17 AM

    Renovations are underway on a 90-year-old building in Lafayette north. An old façade is getting a face-lift. The old Boustany department store will soon be the new home of the Saint Joseph's Diner--a pantry serving up meals for Lafayette's homeless, getting an upgrade from their current facility just up the... more »
  • LUS Rate Hike Hearing

    November 17, 2009 11:39 PM

    LUS Director Terry Huval made his pitch to increase utility rates at a public hearing Tuesday. With low fuel prices, Huval says it's an opportune time to raise rates. "No one, including myself wants these rates to go up, but we have to do what we have to do," Huval... more »
  • Robley Drive Bridge Update

    November 13, 2009 6:27 PM

    Construction on the crumbling Robley Drive bridge between Lafayette and Vermilion Parishes is expected to start soon. "Work should get underway at the beginning of December," said Pat Logan with Lafayette Consolidated Government's Public Works Department. The bridge has been shut down for more than two years after significant structural... more »
  • PGCA hosts annual Philanthropy Day Awards

    November 6, 2009 1:25 PM

    The Planned Giving Council of Acadiana (PGCA) is a nonprofit organization which provides a forum for the exchange of planned giving ideas in the Acadiana area of Louisiana. The mission of the PGCA is to help ensure that planned giving donors in our communities are professionally served, and that their... more »
  • KATC to cover Presidential Speech at UNO

    October 15, 2009 11:31 AM

    Preparations are under way as President Barack Obama plans to speak at the UNO Rec Center today. The President will be discussing the recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina and what still needs to be done four years after the storm devastated the city and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. KATC's... more »

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