December 30, 2013 8:19 AM
A Lafayette man is behind bars on aggravated arson charges after he allegedly set his family's house on fire.
Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Elias G. Road shortly after midnight.
Investigators say 24-year-old Justin Bartlett was involved in a domestic dispute with his father before... more »
November 28, 2013 8:37 AM
On November 28, 2013, at approximately 2:30 am, Lafayette Police responded to a suspicious death in the 3600 block of West Congress Street. Responding officers discovered a deceased male inside of an apartment at that location. Investigators are currently on scene and more information will be released as it becomes... more »
March 22, 2012 1:57 AM
With just days before voters head to the polls in the Louisiana primary, Newt Gingrich and his family made several stops in Lafayette.
The former House speaker stopped by Lafayette's First Baptist Church for a meet and greet, while his wife Callista toured the Miles Perret Cancer Service Center.... more »
March 5, 2012 8:53 AM
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Coastal Carolina forward Chris Gradnigo has been arrested and charged with third degree assault and battery. Campus police arrested the 6-foot-7 player around 5 a.m. Sunday. The details of the charges were not immediately available Monday morning. The senior from Lake Charles La., averaged nearly 15... more »
February 4, 2012 1:37 PM
December 28, 2011 4:53 PM
Lafayette musician, Sarah Lipstate is the artist behind the instrumental you hear in the latest Chevy commercial. For about seven years Lipstate wrote music, recorded albums and performed at concerts in Austin, Texas and now in the New York City where she lives. Lipstate says her career officially launched two... more »
November 21, 2011 7:16 PM
A Breaux Bridge family wants justice after 83 year old Jessie Messex is murdered. Officials say the the suspects are Messex's own daughter and granddaughter. Bertha Borque last spoke to Jessie, her stepmother, on Wednesday just a few hours before she was allegedly strangled to death by her own daughter... more »
October 25, 2011 7:29 PM
Thousands of oil and gas industry workers from around the world are in Lafayette for the 28th Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition better know as 'LAGCOE'. This year there are more than 300 vendors at the Cajundome. A few are show casing products you may not expect to see at... more »
September 30, 2011 7:14 PM
You can't go anywhere in Lafayette without driving by some sort kind of political sign, while it may not bother some, Lafayette resident Semha Brown said he's tired of it.
He said, "they block my view. It's hard to turn sometimes. It would be better if they put them... more »
August 8, 2011 7:21 PM
You may be wondering how the credit downgrade will affect your finances. Lafayette financial advisers said there's no reason to panic.
Standard and Poor's downgrade of the US debt rating didn't come as a surprise to Edward Jones Financial Adviser Shane Goff. He said short term, it won't impact... more »
August 7, 2011 11:29 PM
The Grand 16 Movie Theater is back open again, but it was a different story early Sunday afternoon.
The theater was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a fire alarm malfunction. The Lafayette Fire Department as well as technicians came out to fix the problem..
Customers who were incovenienced were... more »
June 2, 2011 7:37 PM
Copper thefts are on the rise nationwide. Chris Myers has been an electrician in Lafayette for 13 years. He said he's come to job sites many times to find missing wires.
He said, "Since 2008, I've seen it a lot more. Before you could just leave a construction site... more »
March 20, 2011 11:21 PM
Spring is officially underway, and it's a time when gorgeous weather looms and budding flowers bloom. KATC'S Chris Welty talked with some of the busiest folks this time of year, gardeners.
"I just love what God has created here. All these beautiful flowers. I just like to show them... more »
March 20, 2011 12:07 AM
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held at Girard Park in Lafayette Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there.
"I pray to God that they find another cure." Patricia Hebard's life changed forever in August of 2005 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
"I... more »
March 5, 2011 11:50 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested three suspects in connection with the beating of a Texas man. Jerroyd Nixon (37), Kizzy Ann Thomas (33) and Freddie Keal, Jr. (44) have all been arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. All three suspects are alleged to have participated... more »
February 27, 2011 1:46 AM
An arrest in a recent hate crime at a Lafayette church.
Now there was vandalism Saturday morning at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, but two weeks ago---just half-a-mile away at Saint John's Baptist Church, similar vandalism. Derogatory words were painted on the outside of the church and threatening... more »
February 14, 2011 8:00 AM
A victim is recovering in a local hospital this morning after being stabbed. Lafayette police were called to a home in the 300 block of Carver Street. When police arrived they found the suspect Johnny Reed armed with knife attacking his spouse. After refusing to put the knife down an... more »
February 4, 2011 3:36 AM
The Ambassador Caffery Bridge at Cameron Street in Lafayette is closed at this time due to icy conditions.
Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say that the DOTD is salting the road and they are expecting more road closures as the morning progresses.
February 2, 2011 8:46 PM
Lafayette High School's Thursday night performance of the musical "Into the Woods" is cancelled due to the school closure.
"Into the Woods" Director and Vocal Director, Holly Grefe-Andrus says the Friday and Saturday night shows are expected to go on as scheduled at this time.
For more information... more »
January 31, 2011 12:05 AM
A portion of a busy road in Lafayette will be closed starting this week.
The bridge on Eraste Landry, near Bertrand will be shut down for five months starting Monday. Crews will replace the bridge as part of a drainage improvement project. Detours will be posted.
January 17, 2011 1:36 AM
Martin Luther King Junior day will be observed Monday, but a head start on the commemorations Sunday in lafayette....
A parade rolled through the streets of Lafayette Sunday afternoon....and despite the rain, hundreds lined Willow Street to pay tribute and honor the work of Doctor Martin Luther King Junior.... more »
January 17, 2011 1:12 AM
A suspected child rapist was arrested Saturday in Texas.
23 year-old Napolean Lopez was picked up by U.S. Marshals Saturday in Conroe, Texas. Lopez was wanted by Lafayette police for the aggravated rape of a 15 year old girl last December. He's now awaiting extradition back to Lafayette.
January 5, 2011 6:20 PM
City-Parish President Joey Durel announced the appointment of Michael D. Hebert as City-Parish Attorney today. The appointment requires the favorable approval of the City-Parish Council and will be considered at its meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. If approved, Mr. Hebert will succeed City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger who tendered his... more »
December 13, 2010 5:27 PM
On December 10, 2010, at approximately 7:50 pm, a disturbance was reported in the 100 block of Van Buren between several individual. The disturbance turned violent when one of the suspects involved produced a handgun and fired multiple shots at the victim. The victim was struck once in the rear... more »
December 13, 2010 5:07 PM
Press Release- The FBI and Lafayette area law enforcement are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for the burning of a car at the Islamic Center of Lafayette.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 1:14 am, the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire located... more »
November 22, 2010 3:06 PM
Wednesday, December 1 at, 6:00 p.m. Heart Hospital of Lafayette invites anyone planning to bake over the holidays that are interested in learning how to bake heart-healthy by using delicious alternative substitutes.
Claudia Neef, R.D. and her staff of dieticians will provide a cooking demonstration, while sharing healthy holiday... more »
November 22, 2010 12:21 PM
Press Release- Lafayette, LA - Recently, Lafayette Consolidated Government along with Law Enforcement Officials parish wide officially unveiled the newest Crimeview system to the public. The web-based software (http://crimeview.lafayettela.gov) is open to all residents with access to the internet.
It culls data from 9-1-1 Dispatch to Lafayette Police Department,... more »
November 19, 2010 11:59 PM
This is a map of the city of Lafayette. There are a few different symbols on here but we are going to focus on these. The green ones with what appears to be money bags on them. As you see they are all over the city of Lafayette in every... more »
November 18, 2010 2:08 PM
Lafayette, La. -- Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presented by Cox and Acadiana Mom's features family friendly movies under the stars in Parc International. On November 27th, the holiday favorite, Elf, is showing and closes out the 2010 Movies in the Parc series. Snuggle up with a blanket and... more »
November 13, 2010 7:07 PM
A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a car Friday night in Lafayette. It happened just after 10 o'clock in the 200 block of Hazel Street. Police say for unknown reasons, 54 year old Floyd Senegal of Scott stepped into the roadway, into the path of an oncoming... more »
November 12, 2010 6:15 PM
LAfestival is a combination of a music festival, a fundraiser and an awareness project. The Atchafalaya Basin Keeper is a non profit that watches over the environmental water quality of the Basin and single-handidly stopped the illegal logging of Cypress trees in the Basin. The goal of LAfestival is to... more »
November 12, 2010 1:59 PM
People Assisting Animal Welfare ( PAAW ) will be celebrating 10 years of animal rescue, and they wish to share the fun with you.
The first ever PAAW's to Celebrate will take place at the Blue Moon Saloon, located at 215 East Convent Street, on November 14 in what... more »
November 9, 2010 4:02 PM
Lafayette, LA - 2011 Acadiana Film Festival takes over Downtown Lafayette November 11-14. Now in its fourth year the Acadiana Film Festival (AFF) returns to Lafayette with over 40 events including workshops, screenings, seminars, networking, panels and parties.
Founded by Jana Godshall in 2006, AFF is an international independent... more »
November 9, 2010 12:26 PM
Six deserving citizens will be recognized by The League of Women Voters of Lafayette at the 3rd Annual Just Desserts Awards Soiree. These honorees have made significant contributions to our community consistent with the League's mission and policy commitments. The League will be honoring: Joe Dennis, Hector LaSala, Gloria Linton,... more »
October 31, 2010 11:57 PM
UL Lafayette is now home to a unique collection.
Sunday, a new center opened at Edith Dupre Library in honor of novelist Ernest Gaines. The famed author was on hand to dedicate the space which will allow scholars and students to work with his papers and manuscripts.
The... more »
October 30, 2010 11:49 PM
Folks had a spooky good time at Broadmoor Elementary Saturday.
The school held their annual "Fall Carnival" at the Lafayette Campus Saturday afternoon. There were rides, games, a dunking booth, and a space walk. All of the activities had a bit of a halloween twist.
Funds raised go... more »
October 30, 2010 10:39 PM
Lafayette police made several arrests for O.W.I. at a checkpoint on Johnston Street Friday night. In all 906 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, 7 drivers were arrested and charged with O.W.I.
October 30, 2010 10:35 PM
Lafayette police are still searching for suspects in the murder of a UL freshmen.
20-year old Kenny Donnelly, a member of the National Guard from Alexandria was killed after being attacked in his home on Mckinley Street Thursday.
A roommate of his, also 20 years old and from... more »
October 26, 2010 3:33 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Department of Defense says a 20-year-old soldier from Lafayette was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. The DOD says Spc. Steven L. Dupont died of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using an improvised explosive device. Dupont was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker... more »
October 26, 2010 1:44 PM
Acadian Village Families Helping Families of Acadiana and LARC once again present Treats at the Village, which is an inclusive Halloween event for families of individuals with disabilities. The entire family is invited to treat from house-to-house around the pond on the beautiful grounds of Acadian Village. Admission is one... more »
October 25, 2010 6:46 PM
New information tonight in the Pizza Hut delivery driver murder case.
34-year old Aaron Richards, the man accused of killing Tim Falgout is getting a new public defender.
Richards was arrested and charged with first degree murder back in August.
His case is now being turned over... more »
October 25, 2010 6:23 PM
A hometown hero has died during combat operations in Afghanistan.
20-year old Steven Dupont was killed over the weekend. He was graduate of Comeaux High School and a member of ROTC.
Family, friends and teachers say his life's ambition was to join the army and serve for his... more »
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 »
October 11, 2010 6:43 PM
The Healing House knows the importance of making memories with loved ones.
Acadiana Karate Owner, Stacey Knight Mejia, said "it's an organization for people going through the grieving process."
That's why more than 20 local businesses, like Acadiana Karate, are helping families make those memories possible.
Mejia... more »
October 6, 2010 7:23 PM
A member of the St. Edmund Catholic School advisory council in Eunice is asked to resign in the wake of criminal charges. The incident first happened in February at a tanning salon in Lafayette.
Parents at St. Edmund Catholic School said they were surprised to hear a member of... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
August 12, 2010 6:22 PM
66 soldiers arrived at the National Guard Armory, as scheduled, at about 2 o'clock in Lafayette. It was a humid Louisiana afternoon and Daphne Savoy waited anxiously for the arrival of her fiance, Specialist Willard Landry- coming back from his second tour in iraq with the 256.
"He really... more »
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 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 »
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 »
June 27, 2010 6:39 PM
Lafayette Police are investigating a motel robbery that occured around 10:00 Saturday night at the Best Value Motel on University Avenue.
Police say an elderly couple from Texas was robbed at gunpoint, after the suspect pushed his way inside their motel room.
21-year old Allen Wade Tolliver was... more »
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 »
January 20, 2010 4:22 PM
The City of Lafayette is teaming up with Festival International and the International Center for a concert to benefit Haiti relief efforts.
The concert is being called "Strength in Numbers" - the national motto of Haiti. It will be held at Parc International this Saturday from 2-8 PM and... more »
November 30, 2009 1:22 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Initial claims for unemployment payments in Louisiana jumped 17.5 percent during the week ending Nov. 21. That's according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission, which counted 5,432 first-time claims for the week. There were 4,623 initial filers the previous week. State labor officials say the increase... more »
November 24, 2009 8:52 AM
One in every eight Louisianans can't afford to put food on their table. With the holidays upon us, those individuals are looking for help more than ever and so are the organizations that can make that happen.
Second Harvest Food Bank statewide will provide almost 4 million fewer meals... more »
October 21, 2009 11:52 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Eunice family is search for answers after discovering that the bodies of their mother and another women were picked up from a hospital by the wrong funeral homes, and their mother's body was mistakenly cremated. Kenneth Joseph said his 58-year-old mother, Ruby, died of a... more »
October 15, 2009 8:27 AM
Allergies and sinus problems seem to plague many Acadiana residents and tonight you may be able to get some relief. KATC and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center are opening up the help-lines to answer your questions and give you tips on how to handle these pesky problems. You... more »
October 14, 2009 8:14 AM
In Scott, Lebesque Road from Shantel Road to Roger Road will be closed for one month, beginning today (October 14). Only local residents and business owners will be allowed through. Crews will be replacing large drainage culverts.
October 13, 2009 7:59 AM
State representative Nancy Landry and BESE board member Dale Bayard hosted an informational meeting on the status of the gifted and talented program on Monday evening. Parents and administration were given a chance to hear proposed changes to the program. The meeting was held ay the South Regional Library. The... more »
October 8, 2009 2:04 PM
Attorney General Caldwell: Grant Will Help Us As We Seek Justice for Victims of Crime
WASHINGTON-Congressman Charlie Melancon (LA-03) announced today that the Louisiana State Police has been awarded two grants totaling $2,481,416 from the Department of Justice to improve its crime labs and reduce the backlog of forensic... more »
October 6, 2009 12:17 PM
Officers with the Opelousas Police Department's Crime Suppression Team caught a wanted fugitive on the run from the United Stares Marshall Service for over a year. Officers apprehended a Eddie Edmond 32 of 430 W Kelly Street Church Point La. Officers with the Opelousas Police Departments Crime Suppression Team as... more »
October 1, 2009 8:28 AM
" A road like this right here is going to alleviate some traffic that would normally stack up at Ambassador Caffery and Johnston street. It gives people a way who are trying to get in that general area of town, but don't need to go to that intersection; a different... more »
September 28, 2009 8:06 AM
Airport Road, a mile south of LA 14 near Abbeville will be closed beginning at 8:00 o'clock this morning. Crews will be repairing the bridge. Work should last a little over a month.