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  • UPDATE: Man Missing After Wrecking Car in Baldwin

    August 9, 2010 7:03 PM

    UPDATE: We have an update to a story we brought you earlier...Family members of Glenn Lemoine say his body has been found in a canal. He's the Patterson man who disappeared after wrecking his vehicle early Saturday morning. His daughter says witnesses say he was last seen trying to hitchhike... more »
  • Background of Pizza Hut Murder Suspect

    August 6, 2010 7:22 PM

    KATC has learned more about the man arrested for the murder of a pizza delivery driver. Aaron Orlando Richards has been in and out of jail since he was a teenager. He served 10 years in prison. But, did the newlywed and stepfather of three brutally murder delivery driver Tim... more »
  • Injured Teen Meets Teacher With Similar Injuries

    July 28, 2010 7:29 PM

    An update on the Youngsville boy whose face was shattered by a jet ski, Wednesday he met a Lafayette teacher with similar injuries. Their injuries, just one year apart are similar. Smashed noses, busted jaws, no right eye. Katie Nicholson's friends saw Joey Petsche's story on KATC and immediately told... more »
  • Teen Hit by Jet Ski Recovers from Broken Face

    July 27, 2010 7:19 PM

    A Youngsville teen is recovering after breaking almost every bone in his face. 13-year old Joey Petsche was jet-skiing in Jamaica with family, when an out of control jet ski slammed him in the face at 55 miles per hour. The impact could've killed him, instead it broke his jaw... more »
  • Firefighters Plan to Honor Fallen Chief

    July 26, 2010 7:22 PM

    Vidrine's Fire Chief will be laid to rest Wednesday. Damien Aguillard drowned over the weekend during a family vacation on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. 30-year old Aguillard loved hunting and fishing. His family says he left this world having the time of his life on the water. Sadly, while fishing,... more »
  • Counter Protesters Want to Keep Moratorium

    July 21, 2010 7:17 PM

    While thousands rallied on Wednesday in Lafayette to lift the moratorium, a handful of people stood out by traffic on Congress Street, in support of the moratorium. About two dozen people addressed traffic while 11,000 others filled the Cajundome. "We're small in numbers but it's the quality of what we're... more »
  • Woman Talks About Coaster Fall

    July 14, 2010 12:42 PM

    Courtney Marks talks to KATC about the day her friend Lindsay Zeno died at Dixie Landin' Amusement Park. See the entire story on KATC TV-3 News at Five.
  • Cuts Looming For Vermilion Parish Schools

    July 13, 2010 7:18 PM

    Gueydan families are fired up about the fate of the community's only high school. "This is the heart of our community," said parent Jodie Mayer. It's among two schools potentially on the chopping block as school leaders search for an extra $1.6 million to cover a state mandated increase in... more »
  • Family of Roller Coaster Victim Talks to KATC

    July 12, 2010 7:07 PM

    A Dixie Landin' roller coaster remains closed as investigators try to figure out why a Lafayette woman fell to her death. Lindsay Zeno, 21, plummeted about 30 feet from the "Xtreme" roller coaster in Baton Rouge. Her family knew she had fallen on Sunday, but they expected a broken leg... more »
  • Novel Takes on Serial Killer in Jeff Davis Parish

    July 7, 2010 6:40 PM

    From 2005 to 2009, eight women from Jennings are killed and dumped. The unsolved cases spark fear in the quiet town. "When is it gonna be over with," asks resident Tina Dartez. A new novel bears striking similarities to the grim reality in Jennings. Fictional detective Dave Robicheaux takes on... more »
  • Surviving Witness Talks About Home Invasion

    July 6, 2010 6:26 PM

    A home invasion ends in death in St. Martinville. St. Martinville Police spent Tuesday searching for Paul Stanley Collins Junior, a homicide suspect considered armed and dangerous. Collins is accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife Labrandis Collins Batiste after a home invasion. Midday Tuesday, the door of apartment 47,... more »
  • Reward Offered in New Iberia Strangulation Case

    June 30, 2010 6:19 PM

    On July 1, 2008 Judy Blanchard Landry drank her last cup of coffee and smoked her last cigarette in the dining room of her Robert S. Drive home in New Iberia. "As she was sipping coffee, I think he slipped two tie wraps around her neck," said Whitney Blanchard, brother... more »
  • Farms As Expanded Habitat for Migratory Birds

    June 29, 2010 6:25 PM

    The crude disaster could impact migratory birds this fall and winter. So, incentives are being offered right now, to turn farmland into alternative habitats. More than 50-million migratory birds will be traveling south in the coming months. The new initiative will develop inland habitat using farmland in 8 states including... more »
  • Top Ranking for Organ Donation Registration

    June 23, 2010 7:20 PM

    Louisiana now ranks at the top of a national list. But unlike many rankings, this one we can be live with. Louisiana is first in the nation for donor designations. According to Donate Life, 64% of people getting their drivers licenses in Louisiana register to become an organ donor. The... 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 »
  • Online Critics Bash Shrimp and Petroleum Fest

    June 21, 2010 7:14 PM

    As the oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico, some critics are questioning how one community can celebrate shrimp and petroleum. Some writers are appalled that Morgan City plans to toast both industries this Labor Day. Blogger Claire Walter writes: "The good folks of Morgan City, seemingly equally... more »
  • New $18M State Park Remains Closed to Public

    June 16, 2010 7:10 PM

    In rural Vermilion Parish sits a splash pad with no water, no children, nothing but the sound of nature fills the air. Construction of the $18 million Palmetto State Park is complete, but it's not open for visitors in Vermilion Parish and that's not sitting well with some Acadiana lawmakers.... more »
  • Oil Rally at the State Capitol Bashes BP

    June 15, 2010 7:04 PM

    In Baton Rouge Tuesday, angry protestors demanded a stop to the use of chemicals in the Gulf. "The federal government has failed us," screamed Christian Roselund of the organization "Murdered Gulf." Roselund spoke into a red bull horn, spreading his message with signs to reenforce it. The signs read: "Dispense... more »
  • "Coolest" Job in Acadiana

    June 14, 2010 6:59 PM

    It's that time of year, when the mercury just keeps climbing. Monday, it was 95 degrees, with a heat index of 105. But, an Abbeville business really knows how to beat the heat. Special T Ice is the place to be, when the rest of Acadiana is sweating in the... more »
  • Ville Platte Teenager Drowns On Memorial Day

    June 1, 2010 5:44 PM

    A Memorial Day tragedy for a Ville Platte family. Corey Soileau, 19, drowned while cooling off in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Soileau lost his father to drowning ten years before the water took his life. "We all love him and miss him and pray he's in a better place," said... more »
  • Harley Hearse Attracts Attention In Breaux Bridge

    May 26, 2010 6:32 PM

    A new fixture in front of a Breaux Bridge business is attracting a lot of attention. Some say the new addition on Berard Street is heaven sent. "That's amazing," said one passerby. "You wouldn't believe the number of people who stop by and take pictures and the number of people... more »
  • Class Size May Increase in Lafayette Parish

    May 25, 2010 7:18 PM

    Tuesday, Woodvale Elementary third graders in Cindy Dupre's class got in one last writing assignment before summer break. They wrote about what the next student in their chair can expect. At the same time, their teacher Cindy Dupre realizes she'll have a few more of those seats filled next year.... more »
  • BP to Meet With Commerical Fishermen

    May 24, 2010 7:27 PM

    Officials from BP will be in Acadiana Tuesday to answer questions about the oil spill. It's the first time a meeting like these is being held in Acadiana. "There's been several other meetings in New Orleans and Belle Chase area, but our fisherman over here are impacted by what's going... more »
  • Animal Cruelty Cases Rise in Acadia Parish

    May 19, 2010 5:39 PM

    In recent weeks, Acadia Parish animal welfare workers have seen a noticeable increase in the number of abuse calls. They blame the tough economic times. 33 cats were rescued from deplorable conditions in Iota. Many were living in feces-covered rabbit cages, others were cooped up in a house filled with... more »
  • Four Families Displaced, Arrest Warrant Issued

    May 18, 2010 7:34 PM

    Several families are burned out of their apartments at 301 Lodge Drive. They're homeless and angry, knowing that they lost everything because of one man's rage. Lafayette Fire officials say it stemmed from a domestic dispute. At 9:40 Monday night, a resident's boyfriend allegedly entered her apartment and threatened to... more »
  • Dumped Body Identified, Family Talks to KATC

    May 12, 2010 7:09 PM

    A family's worst fears are confirmed. Their missing loved one was brutally killed and her body dumped. Wednesday, they waited for investigators to tell them who did this and why. A bus driver passing by farmland off Dairy Lane spotted a female's body on Tuesday afternoon. Elizabeth Fontenot, 18, had... more »
  • Oil Threatens Businesses That Rely on Tourism

    May 11, 2010 4:26 PM

    Businesses that rely on tourists to make a living on the Louisiana coast are worried that the oil spill will threaten their livelihoods. It's already imposing costs on Cypremort Point businesses. Charter Captain Devin Legnon is normally headed 70 miles out to catch snapper with tourists, but his "Cypremort Charters"... more »
  • Rush for Fresh Gulf Seafood in Acadiana

    May 5, 2010 6:26 PM

    Fears of a seafood shortage caused a rush at markets and marinas on Wednesday. Suppliers were swamped with orders across Acadiana. "I'd like to get all that you have in there," said Abbeville resident Dolla Walker. She bought 20 pounds of Gulf shrimp at Sonny's Seafood Market in Lafayette and... more »
  • Hand Held Cell Phone Ban Considered for Drivers

    April 28, 2010 6:12 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban the use of handheld cell phones while driving. House Bill 863 passed through a House committee on Tuesday and now heads to the house floor. Right now in Louisiana, drivers 17-and-under can't use any type of wireless device. This new bill... more »
  • Seafood Indusry Worries as Oils Nears Coast

    April 27, 2010 7:28 PM

    More than four million gallons of crude oil could spill into the Gulf of Mexico, before crews can get a relief well drilled at the site of a sunken oil rig. The leak continues to spew out 42-thousand gallons per day. As the spill worsens, many fear the Louisiana... more »
  • Oil Rig Sinks in the Gulf of Mexico

    April 22, 2010 7:29 PM

    The Deepwater Horizon oil rig that exploded and began burning Tuesday is now sunk in the Gulf of Mexico. The rig is roughly twice the size of a football field, and a potential major environmental disaster. It could unleash more than 300,000 of gallons of crude a day into the... more »
  • Locals On Board Exploding Oil Rig

    April 21, 2010 7:40 PM

    Helicopters and boats continue to search the Gulf of Mexico for any sign of 11 workers missing after an oil rig exploded Tuesday night. The Transocean Ltd rig "Deepwater Horizon" burst into flames about ten o'clock, 52 miles south of Venice, Louisiana. One of the eleven missing is believed to... more »
  • Arrests in D&K Murder: Families React

    April 14, 2010 6:58 PM

    (Dominique on top, Dante below in red shirt) Two brothers are behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a New Iberia business owner. 20-year old Dante Lewis and 19-year old Dominique Lewis turned themselves over to the Iberia Parish... more »
  • Stopping Drivers from Leaving Kids on Buses

    April 7, 2010 7:42 PM

    Two children left on school buses in one month. Tuesday, a 5-year-old Truman Montessori student fell asleep and woke up in a bus alone. And just this week, an Acadia Parish bus driver returned to work after a suspension for leaving a nine-year old on a bus in March. School... more »
  • Slain Pizza Delivery Driver Laid to Rest

    April 5, 2010 6:47 PM

    Standing room only Monday, as friends and family gathered for the funeral of a slain pizza delivery man. Tim Falgout, 50, was robbed and stabbed to death one week ago. It was an agonizing few hours for family as they said goodbye to Tim on earth. Loved ones pored over... more »
  • Opelousas Teen Killed by Hit and Run Driver

    March 31, 2010 6:48 PM

    An Opelousas teen is run down in the street while riding his bike. Tyrell Jenkins was only 17, he never got to graduate from the St. Landry Accelerated Transition School. His life was cut short as he rode his bike during spring break. His family is now pleading for the... more »
  • Acadiana Gets a Yellow Dusting, It's Allergy Time

    March 29, 2010 6:50 PM

    It's that time of year when black cars turn yellow. "It seems like I just washed it and then the next day it was full of yellow stuff again," said Jason Leblanc as he walked through River Ranch shops on Monday. "You just wipe it off and have a golden... more »
  • Northwest Acadia Parish Sports Park Plans

    March 24, 2010 5:50 PM

    A proposed sports complex for Northwest Acadia Parish is closer to reality. Wednesday, the Acadia Parish Police Jury voted to move forward with applying for a federal 50-50 grant. The other half would be up to homeowners. "It's gonna be a facility that's second to none," said Iota Mayor John... more »
  • Salvation Army to Reopen in Lafayette

    March 15, 2010 7:26 PM

    The Lafayette Salvation Army thrift store has been closed since last year for reorganization. But it's reopening later this month. Tough economic times took a toll on the store. They closed, after losing about $200 a day. Their United Way money was reduced and they were forced to compete with... more »
  • Thanksgiving Shopping Rush

    November 25, 2009 6:33 PM

    There's not much time left to prepare the feast for Thanksgiving gatherings. The stores were packed on Wednesday. "We've been working all week to get ready for today," said Greg Nick, owner of Logan Farms. At least 2-thousand people filtered into the shop to get their hams and turkeys. It's... more »
  • Woman's Ex Attempts to Destroy Her Home

    November 20, 2009 6:52 PM

    Jennings Police arrested a Jennings woman's ex-husband for trying to destroy her house. Jennings Police say it followed years of domestic problems and complaints. Friday the attempted arson was the talk of N. Louise Street. Neighbors say they came uncomfortably close to having their homes leveled. "Upset, very upset about... more »
  • RANT: Mammogram Recommendations Change

    November 17, 2009 6:19 PM

    What do you think about the recent changes in how often Mammograms are recommended? Do you agree or disagree with this change? We want to hear your RANT ! CLICK HERE or email hoyt.harris@katctv.com Kate Mundy's Story: Women should no longer have mammograms in their 40's,... more »
  • Homeless Vets Get Help From Lafayette Shelter

    November 11, 2009 6:44 PM

    Many of the men and women we honor for serving our country, have no place to rest their heads. That's why Lafayette Catholic Service Centers opened the St. Michael Center for Veterans. A recent study showed that there are over 10-thousand homeless veterans in the state on any given night,... more »
  • Six More H1N1 Deaths in Louisiana

    November 3, 2009 7:26 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reporting six new deaths this past week from the swine flu. The death toll statewide now stands at 30. Two boys and two women died in the past week in the seven parish Acadiana region. One teen from Moss Bluff died, and... more »
  • Relic of Mary Magdalene in Acadiana

    November 2, 2009 1:20 PM

    A purported relic of Saint Mary Magdalene is attracting crowds in Abbeville. This is the first time the two-thousand year old tibia, or shin bone, has been in the United States. The visit began with a procession for the holy relic encased in glass. Auggie Babbitt traveled from Texas for... more »
  • New Surveillance System for Iberia Parish Jail

    October 21, 2009 6:17 PM

    Some high tech upgrades are coming to the Iberia parish jail. The old analog surveillance system is being swapped for a digital one. The $140,000 system was paid for with state grant money. Last month at another jail, an inmate was discovered beaten to death by fellow inmates. The new... more »

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