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  • Fletcher marine facility expanding

    January 30, 2014 8:51 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Responding to the growing demand for maritime training, Fletcher Technical Community College hopes to open its new $6.6 million marine operations facility in Houma by early summer. The Courier reports the 25,152-square-foot building, next to Cut Off-based Edison Chouest (SHWEST) Offshore's LaShip shipyard, will help expand... more »
  • Heat, Downpours May Threaten Marine Life

    August 5, 2012 1:35 PM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Quality is warning that the heat wave affecting Louisiana could increase local fish kills. Dry conditions, interspersed with periods of heavy rainfall, threaten the oxygen levels in some waterways. The drastic change in environment is the most common cause of a... more »
  • Lafayette Marine Welcomed Home

    October 2, 2011 11:32 AM

    A special welcome for a United States Marine Saturday. Cullen Crochet returned home from Afghanistan after being deployed for a year. He received a "Combat Meritorious Promotion" while in Afghanistan. Crochet's family lined West Bayou Parkway in Lafayette with American flags to welcome him home. Crochet's grandfather, father,... more »
  • Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general

    June 17, 2011 5:09 AM

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - For the first time in its 96-year history, a female general will lead the famed Marine Corps training installation at South Carolina's Parris Island. The Marine Corps says Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds will take charge of the depot Friday. The one-star Naval Academy graduate is... more »
  • Acadiana Marine Killed in Afghanistan

    June 9, 2011 8:07 PM

    Acadiana is mourning the loss of a fallen Marine. Twenty-one-year old Corporal Matthew Richard from Iota was killed in Afghanistan. His mother says three marines and a sailor knocked on their door in full dress around 6'oclock Thursday morning to deliver the grim news. His mother says Mathew's... more »
  • World War II Vets Visit D.C. Part 3: A Marine's Personal Journey

    May 30, 2011 7:39 PM

    Every year fewer and fewer World War Two veterans celebrate Memorial Day. For one Acadiana Marine, this was his last chance to pay his respects to a memorial in Washington D.C. that is very personal to him. This Memorial Day weekend was bittersweet for World War Two veteran Earl... more »
  • Fallen Marine is Back Home in Louisiana

    November 19, 2010 8:35 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The casket of a Marine from Louisiana who was killed in Afghanistan has arrived in Shreveport. Lance Cpl. Dakota Huse's casket was accompanied by an honor detail of Marines and was escorted to a Shreveport funeral home by leather-clad motorcyclists and local police and sheriff's vehicles.... more »
  • Veterans Day Program at Judice Middle

    November 11, 2010 11:45 AM

    It's been more than three years since Marine Corporal Willie Celestine Junior was killed in Iraq. Today, his mother Trudy spoke to students at an assembly to honor veterans at Judice Middle School. KATC's Mike Magnoli was there. Watch his report tonight at 5 and 6 on KATC TV-3.
  • Kenner Marine Funeral Set for Wednesday

    September 7, 2010 12:13 PM

    A Kenner Marine Killed in Afghanistan will be buried this week. Sgt. Joseph Bovia, 24, died August 31 in a shootout in Marjah. He had served two tours of duty in Iraq, before volunteering for this latest mission in Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Combat Assault Battalion, 3rd... more »
  • LA Marine Dies in Afghanistan

    July 22, 2010 6:10 PM

    HONOLULU (AP) - The Department of Defense has announced the death of another Hawaii-based Marine in Afghanistan. The DOD said Thursday that 23-year-old Cpl. Joe L. Wrightsman of Jonesboro, La., died Sunday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province. Wrightsman was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd... more »
  • Calif. Marine Released in Iraqi War Crimes Case

    June 14, 2010 9:53 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Camp Pendleton Marine whose murder conviction was recently overturned was released Monday after serving four years in prison for a major Iraqi war crimes case, his lawyer said. An emotional Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III vowed to be the best Marine he could be while he... more »
  • Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Mississippi Gearing up

    April 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A marine wildlife rehabilitation center in Mississippi is gearing up to take in possibly hundreds of oily sea mammals from Texas to Florida. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has surgery, necropsy and exam rooms, walk-in freezers full of frozen fish for food,... more »
  • AMI: Missing Juvenile UPDATE

    November 16, 2009 11:15 AM

    Officials report they have found Deandre Ware in Opelousas and are attempting to pick him up today. KATC will continue to report on this story as more information becomes available. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 17 year old... more »
  • Bayou Tigre Repairs

    October 30, 2009 9:13 AM

    The referenced Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development project to repair the bridge located at Bayou Tigre on La 330 has been awarded to Boland Marine & Mafg. Co., Inc. at a low bid cost of $432,900.00. The contractor has been issued a conditional work order start date of November... more »

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