Lafayette Police Lieutenant Ricky Rees was laid to rest today.
He died Saturday after a motorcycle crash in Iberville Parish. He was a 23 year veteran of the Lafayette Police Department and leaves behind two teenage children.
Hundreds turned out to pay their final respects. Holding American flags,... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest campaign fundraising reports are due in the Louisiana lieutenant governor's race, offering a glimpse of who's got the edge a month before the election. The finance reports must be filed with the state ethics administration office by Thursday. Eight candidates are running in... more »
The latest poll released by Southern Media & Opinion Research, shows Secretary of State Jay Dardenne leading the Lieutenant Governor's race over musician Sammy Kershaw. But what does the current Lt. Governor have to say about the position that was almost eliminated? KATC caught up with Scott Angelle in Eunice... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is nominating his natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, to serve as lieutenant governor. If approved by lawmakers, Angelle will take over the office after Mitch Landrieu leaves next week to become the mayor of New Orleans. The appointment will last until either... more »
HOUMA, La, - A Terrebonne Parish sheriff's detective lieutenant has been demoted to sergeant and assigned to community college security. The Courier reports that 42-year-old Shane Fletcher was demoted and reassigned after pleading "no contest" to a misdemeanor in connection with a tracking device put on a coach's car. Sheriff... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's surprised
how many people have told him they're interested in being appointed
lieutenant governor for the short stint of the appointment.
Jindal intends to name a temporary replacement to fill the
office, which will be... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The seat's not vacant yet, but that hasn't stopped jockeying among politicians to fill the lieutenant governor's post - if Mitch Landrieu wins the mayor's race in New Orleans. Polls show Landrieu with a sizable lead in the New Orleans race, leading to expectations the... more »
"Help Us Warm the Heads and Hearts of Our Soldiers" -- that is the motto of Project Helmet Liner. While U.S. soldiers are fighting for our country, some Acadiana women are helping them with homemade gear. Lafayette knitter Kim Gunniss started the project after meeting moms like Pam Frey, who... more »