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  • University gets more money to buy books

    September 21, 2014 7:30 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Edith Garland Dupré Library at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette managed to protect journal and database subscriptions during massive state budget cuts over the past six years. But The Advertiser reports the library had a hard time with minimal book budgets. This year's operating budget allocates... more »
  • Reggie indicted in money laundering scheme

    August 15, 2013 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Mandeville businessman Raymond Christopher Reggie faces federal fraud allegations for the second time in eight years. In an indictment made public Wednesday in Baton Rouge, The Advocate reports the 51-year-old Reggie is accused of five counts of wire fraud and six counts of money laundering... more »
  • Duson Mayor Saving Thousands While Town Grows

    July 11, 2013 6:15 PM

    A Lafayette Parish mayor is taking fiscal responsibility to a new level, spending thousands of dollars less than other mayors across the parish. In 2012, the six mayors racked up a total of 45-thousand dollars in expenses. They were reimbursed for things like travel, cell phones, and business meals.... more »
  • Average Hourly Wage Increasing in Lafayette

    June 28, 2013 6:23 PM

    Acadiana families may have more money in their pockets than last year. According to new figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average hourly wage in Lafayette has risen nearly sixty cents since May 2011 up to nineteen dollars in May 2012. The average wage for all... more »
  • Voters to Decide on Property Tax to Support Basile High

    May 3, 2013 7:04 PM

    In Acadia and Evangeline Parishes, voters will decide whether to renew a 10-year property tax to fund the Basile High School Athletic Department. The tax generates roughly 74-thousand dollars for the school. The property tax, enacted nearly thirty years ago, has been renewed three times. The money allows the... more »
  • Local Non-Profit Fighting to Keep Doors Open

    April 19, 2013 7:01 PM

    A Lafayette non-profit is facing financial hardships and is struggling to keep its doors open. The Family Tree opened in 1979 and offers education and counseling services to families at little to no cost. The agency lost it's main source of federal funding and heavily depends on grants. ... more »
  • LPSB Overpaid Overtime

    April 2, 2013 6:59 PM

    The Lafayette Parish School Board is looking to change its overtime policy after tens of thousands of dollars were improperly paid in overtime. They are blaming it on a policy change eight years ago that they say led to employees mis-interpreting the policy's true meaning. The human resources... more »
  • Special Assistant Salary Source Questioned After Funding Eliminated

    March 21, 2013 6:33 PM

    There are many questions, as to how a special assistant to the Lafayette Parish Superintendent will be paid or even if he still has a job. This after the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to eliminate funding for Thad Welch's job. By a vote of five to four, the... more »
  • New Businesses Bringing New Jobs to Duson

    March 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    The Town of Duson was once known as the town that cannot grow. Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux is looking to change that even creating the slogan "discover the new Duson." "With the interstate being so close to the Town of Duson, we need to use the interstate because it's so... more »
  • Questionable Hire Has Past Ties to LPSS

    March 6, 2013 7:36 PM

    KATC was the first to uncover, Thad Welch was on the payroll before officially being hired as the Superintendent's Special Assistant. In a KATC investigation, we uncovered before Thad Welch got the job as Special Assistant to Superintendent Pat Cooper, without a high school diploma, he worked for the... more »
  • Acadiana Woman Victim of Tax Refund Fraud; Tips to Protect Yourself

    March 1, 2013 7:11 PM

    Imagine filing your federal taxes and a message comes back saying you've already filed. This year alone, the Internal Revenue Service is investigating more than 500 cases of identity theft refund fraud. The IRS is cracking down and has hired three thousand employees to focus solely on identity theft... more »
  • Acadiana Man Raising Money for Mission in Haiti

    November 13, 2012 6:24 PM

    A Lafayette man is asking for your help raising money for a mission in Haiti. He says another Lafayette native, Megan Boudreaux, inspired him. Two years ago, Boudreaux volunteered in Haiti to help in the aftermath of the catastrophic earthquake that claimed thousands of lives. She returned last year to... more »
  • UL Band Coming Up Short on Funds for Macy's Parade Trip

    November 1, 2012 11:14 PM

    A week ago, KATC did a story about the UL Marching Band's invitation to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It's an honor only given to ten bands every year and a chance to shine in the national spotlight. But that honor comes with a... more »
  • Acadiana Business Owners Discuss Mission to France

    June 21, 2012 6:36 PM

    Acadiana business owners met at LITE in Lafayette Thursday to discuss a mid-October Trade mission to France to grow their businesses. Many business owners say this trip could open up a world of possibilities. "We would love to make every effort to build bridges between Louisiana companies and... more »
  • Ledet's Hometown Reaping Benefits of his Idol Visit

    May 16, 2012 7:05 PM

    Wednesday night, Calcasieu Parish native Joshua Ledet will hit the stage hoping his talent will carry him into the final week of American Idol. Now, his hometown is reaping the benefits. "He said I'm going to audition till I win the show, and he's doing it!!" Joshua Ledet's... more »
  • Proposed Bill Restricts Use of Welfare Money

    February 13, 2012 11:31 PM

    Louisiana lawmakers are taking a closer look at how people can spend their welfare dollars. Representative Cameron Henry is proposing House Bill 95, which would restrict how people can use their Family Independence Temporary Assistance Program benefits. The bill would prohibit using the FITAP card in liquor stores, gaming establishments... more »
  • Sheriff Seeks Money to Clean Up Meth Labs

    February 5, 2012 2:10 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish will seek about $20,000 in federal money to help the Sheriff's Office clean up clandestine meth labs. The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/qjfACs) the money would come from the Environmental Protection Agency. Sheriff Tony Mancuso told the Police Jury his department doesn't have enough... more »
  • Game Day Means Big Bucks for Acadiana

    January 8, 2012 11:58 AM

    If you're not in New Orleans for the big game, what's a better way to be a part of it, than to be here at home with good food, drinks, and family. Game day in Acadiana means big bucks for local groceries and bars, take Rouses Supermarket, in Lafayette.... more »
  • Opelousas Police Pinched by Parades

    October 16, 2011 11:48 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The Opelousas Board of Aldermen is taking a tough look at the cost of paying police to staff festival parades. The Daily World reported (http://bit.ly/dailyworld11112) the board has not yet adopted a city budget. Its fiscal year began on Sept. 1. Police Chief Perry Gallow told... more »
  • Traffic Camera Revenue: For Safety or Cash Generating

    August 12, 2011 10:17 PM

    Tickets from red light and speed cameras generate millions of dollars in Lafayette, but are they really for safety purposes only? When a fine shows up in your mail box for getting caught by one of those cameras, drivers will shell out any where from $25 to over a... more »
  • Audit: Town Must Pay the State

    July 24, 2011 12:43 PM

    WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - An audit suggests the town of Washington owes state government $222,130 from speeding tickets issued by police officers on Interstate 49. State law requires fines collected by local law enforcement from motorists exceeding the speed limit by less than 10 miles per hour on an interstate... more »
  • Northrop Grumman Returns $35M in Failed LA Deal

    June 4, 2011 11:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $35 million slice of cash shoring up next year's budget was available for spending only because poor employment performance forced a Louisiana shipbuilding company to return state economic incentive dollars. Northrop Grumman Corp. didn't keep the number of workers it had pledged as part... more »
  • Plan could distribute more money for storm repairs

    May 3, 2011 6:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state hopes to have a $62 million plan to offer additional funds to some Road Home participants who have not completed their rebuilding efforts. The program is aimed at parishes with the highest amount of citizens who haven't been able to complete home repairs... more »
  • Scientists Fret Over BP Funds for Gulf Research

    April 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say it is taking far too long to dole out millions of dollars in BP funds for badly needed Gulf oil spill research, and it could be too late to assess the crude's impact on pelicans, shrimp and other species by the time studies begin.... more »
  • Landlord Charged with Theft of Housing Funds

    April 16, 2011 3:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former landlord from Metairie has been charged with illegally receiving housing subsidies. Federal prosecutors say the Jefferson Parish Housing Authority assigned 71-year-old Jefferson Thompson a tenant whose rent was federally subsidized. A contract barred him from receiving any other government funds to pay for the... more »
  • LA Attorney General Bars N.O. from Railroad Money

    March 27, 2011 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says New Orleans officials have no authority to use New Orleans Public Belt Railroad funds to help balance the city's budget. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said that the city had no `claim' or right to any `surplus' revenue from public railroad entity. The... more »
  • Trees-Acadiana has the $200,000 to Save the Youngsville Oak

    February 14, 2011 6:44 AM

    Today is the day Trees-Acadiana has less than 24 hours to put $200,000 in the bank to save that 250 year old oak tree in Youngsville. The tree would have been in the way of a temporary road needed while a roundabout is constructed at highways 89 and 92, but... more »
  • Update-Couple Arrested for Money Laundering

    January 5, 2011 6:02 PM

    In Iberia Parish there's new information about a couple arrested for money laundering. The woman Chiffonia Jackson is currently a counselor at Charles Burke Elementary. She's been on leave all year. Kenrard Broussard is a former counselor at Carencro Middle.
  • Money Laundering Arrests in Iberia Parish

    January 4, 2011 5:42 PM

    Kenrard Broussard and Chiffonia Jackson of Lafayette were arrested in Iberia Parish on warrants for money laundering. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics agents, with the assistance of the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, made the arrests. Broussard was initially arrested in May for possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • 2nd Winner of Show Me the Money!

    December 21, 2010 9:17 AM

    All this week, KATC and Borden milk are giving away a $1,000 a day. It's a Show Me the Money Christmas! And today we have our second winner: Ashley Gary from Abbeville! Congrats to Ashley. And, if you'd like a chance to win a $1,000, go to katc.com and... more »
  • St. Bernard Port to get more Rebuilding Money

    November 11, 2010 6:59 AM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish port is getting more money to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the St. Bernard Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District about $1.9 million to repair office spaces in a warehouse. FEMA has given the port $12.4... more »
  • Spill panel: No evidence of saving $ over safety

    November 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The BP oil rig explosion and spill wasn't about anyone purposely trading money for safety, investigators on a special presidential commission said Monday. Instead it was more about seemingly acceptable risks adding up to disaster. Investigators at the commission's hearing outlined more than a dozen decisions that... more »
  • Louisiana's Business Climate Earns Highest Rank Ever Jumping 16 Spots from Last Year

    November 1, 2010 3:50 PM

    Leading economic development publication ranks Louisiana among the top 10 states for business in the U.S. for the first time; Louisiana jumps 16 spots from 2009 to 2010 -- the largest improvement of any state BATON ROUGE, La. -- Earlier today, Site Selection magazine released its 2010 Top Business... more »
  • Democrats accused of skirting campaign finance law

    October 27, 2010 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican Jay Dardenne has accused his Democratic opponent's family of trying to sidestep limits on campaign contributions in the lieutenant governor's race by funneling money through the Democratic Party. Democrat Caroline Fayard's family has given thousands of dollars to the Louisiana Democratic Party, which has... more »
  • Former state senator's indictment dismissed

    October 26, 2010 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed charges that former state Sen. Heulette "Clo" Fontenot hid a $100,000 cash campaign loan from two federally insured lenders. Fontenot, 48, R-Livingston, was indicted in May for allegedly soliciting and receiving a $100,000 loan from two unnamed businessmen in... more »
  • New Scam Involves Call For Bail Money

    October 17, 2010 7:48 PM

    Lafayette Police have received at least three complaints from citizens receiving phone calls believed to be scams. The scam artists are contacting the victims and advising that a relative has been incarcerated and money is needed for bail. In one instance the victim was advised... more »
  • Lake Charles and Franklin Health Clinics Receive Grant Money

    October 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two Louisiana health clinics have been awarded nearly $9 million in federal grant money. The grants announced Monday award $4.1 million to the SWLA Center for Health Services in Lake Charles and $4.8 million to the Teche Action Clinic in Franklin. Landrieu says the funding awarded... more »
  • Cyclist Raising Money for Spill Killed in Crash

    October 8, 2010 8:55 AM

    GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man on a cross-country bicycle ride to raise awareness and money for victims of this year's massive Gulf oil spill was struck and killed by a passing vehicle just days before finishing the journey. Roger Grooters began his ride across America Sept. 10... more »
  • UL Protests Against Higher Education Budget Cuts

    October 7, 2010 8:39 PM

    For the first time in more than a decade, the state ended it's budget year in the red. The 108 million dollar deficit has to be made up somehow, so lawmakers are looking at cutting money to higher education. This isn't the first time students are hearing about budget... more »
  • UNO Faces Tough Budget Future without Federal Cash

    September 27, 2010 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The University of New Orleans is receiving $26 million less in state general funding this year than two years ago, though $17 million in federal stimulus money offset some state cuts on a one-time basis. That's according to the LSU Board of Regents. But with stimulus... more »
  • Obama: Money Alone Can't Help Schools

    September 27, 2010 8:42 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday called for a longer school year for students and the removal of the worst-performing teachers as he sought to give a prominent boost to his education agenda. Asked in an interview if he supported a year-round school year, Obama said: "The idea... more »
  • Money Available to LA Aquaculture Producers for Last Year's High Feed Costs

    September 24, 2010 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain says $20 million in federal money is available to Louisiana aquaculture producers who need help because of last year's high feed costs. Strain says it covers producers whose feed costs last year were 25 percent higher than the 2003-07... more »
  • Louisiana Applies for $147M in Federal Stimulus Money

    September 10, 2010 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration has formally applied for $147 million Louisiana is eligible to receive from a recently passed federal stimulus bill. The state Department of Education announced the decision Thursday, though the application was signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief budget adviser, Commissioner of Administration... more »
  • Elevation Funds Debate

    August 19, 2010 7:45 PM

    Some Vermilion Parish homeowners are struggling with a huge financial decision. Thursday afternoon, The Office of Community Development held a meeting in Abbeville to try to resolve a debate between 540 people across Louisiana and State officials. It all started in 2008, after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, when residents... more »
  • Report of Agencies to Repay Loan Money From Katrina

    August 19, 2010 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 61 percent of the $822 million in federal funds borrowed by storm-wrecked communities after hurricanes Katrina and Rita won't have to be repaid. But that leaves more than $296 million owed to the federal government. Financially struggling sheriffs, school boards, parish councils and other... more »
  • Counterfeit Money at Target

    August 13, 2010 4:45 PM

    Press Release: The Lafayette Police Department, members of the U.S. Secret Service Southwest Louisiana Financial Crimes Task Force, apprehended two suspects at a Target retail store in Lafayette, LA, last night. Marcus Williams (36) and Terra Liar (25) were both arrested while attempting to pass counterfeit money at the Target... more »
  • BP fund may use drilling money as collateral

    August 11, 2010 8:57 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The $20 billion victims' compensation fund established for the Gulf oil spill may use revenue from BP's oil and gas drilling as collateral, according to details released Wednesday by the White House. The government watchdog group Public Citizen criticized the arrangement as a conflict of interest, arguing... more »
  • Money Stolen From Abbeville Country Club

    August 4, 2010 6:05 PM

    Over $3,000 dollars has been stolen from the Abbeville Country Club and authorities are hoping you know something. The building was broken into late Sunday or early Monday. Police say the suspect entered through the roof and disarmed the alarm.. If you have any information call the Vermilion... more »
  • 40 Wealthy Families Pledge to Donate Their Money

    August 4, 2010 12:23 PM

    SEATTLE (AP) - Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity. Six weeks after launching a campaign to get other billionaires to donate most of their fortunes, the chairman... more »
  • Conterfeit Money Making Its Way Around Acadiana

    August 2, 2010 7:22 PM

    Counterfeit money is making its way around Acadiana. So far, three businesses in Kaplan have found fake money, but officials believe there is much more out there. Annie Trahan, owner of Annie's Bar in Kaplan, said "He asked for change. He gave her four fives and she gave him... more »
  • Gulf Coast Tourism Needs More Advertising Money From BP

    July 26, 2010 5:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke says the Gulf Coast tourism business needs more advertising money from BP PLC to bring back visitors staying away because of the oil spill. He told the U.S. Tourism and Travel Advisory Board in New Orleans that a tourism recovery will... more »
  • Coast to Coast Benefit to Raise Money for the Gulf

    June 30, 2010 7:15 PM

    Tomorrow night, The Shed in Scott won't just be a restaurant, instead it'll be a place where you can hear from oil spill exerts in the community and be entertained by local musicians for free. Frank Fonnier, an Owner of The Shed, "We are getting people that are... more »
  • Execs Say Tourism in Gulf Needs Marketing Money

    June 29, 2010 8:28 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - States bordering the gushing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico need as much as $500 million to boost tourism with marketing campaigns aimed at cleaning up their image, tourism executives said Tuesday. The federal government should help Gulf states coordinate with BP to receive money for... more »
  • More of BP's Money to Help AG With Spill Lawsuit

    June 23, 2010 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Another slice of Louisiana's $25 million aid grant from BP will be used to help Attorney General Buddy Caldwell with his oil spill litigation. BP PLC gave Louisiana $25 million for cleanup and response efforts. Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he'll carve out another $5... more »
  • Selling Gold for Quick Cash

    June 3, 2010 2:23 PM

    Selling gold for quick cash is one way many people are making ends meet in this tough economy "My bracelet was very dear to me but it's broken so I decided to get rid of it to help out-- we're on a fixed income and a little extra money... more »
  • Off Kilter Scales & Gas Pumps Could Cost Both Consumers & Sellers Money

    May 30, 2010 4:03 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Ever stop to think about how much difference a slightly off-kilter scale or gas pump could cost you and other customers? Nationally, the stakes could be a staggering $7 trillion - for both customers and sellers. That estimate comes from the National Institute of Standards and... more »
  • Man Steals Fire Fund

    May 25, 2010 4:26 PM

    $300 in a donation jar was stolen by a man who distracted a cashier and then reached into the jar and removed the money. The jar is for donations to help the LeBleu family. (Ragley fire which claimed the lives of 4 children). The video clip is taken... more »
  • Jindal Making Money On Book Deal

    May 20, 2010 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has started making money from his recent book deal. On his 2009 personal financial disclosure report, Jindal reported income of between $50,000 and $99,999 last year from the contract with Regnery Publishing to write his memoir - tentatively titled "On Solid Ground."... more »
  • Financial Literacy Starts Early

    April 29, 2010 2:34 PM

    With credit card debt averages at about $16,000 dollars and last year's bankruptcy filings at more than a million, financial experts are worried about the future. CPA's and bankers from the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants and from Junior Achievement spent Thursday teaching students across the state about... more »
  • One-Quarter of the Money Left for Appliance Rebate

    April 28, 2010 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana residents have been snapping up rebates reservations in a program to replace appliances with energy-efficient ones. The Department of Natural Resources's EmPower Louisiana website showed that by Tuesday night, less than one-quarter of the money was left. It said $4.9 million in rebates were reserved,... more »
  • State's New Rules For Developers Borrowing Money

    April 15, 2010 12:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Changes have been made to the state's rules for developers borrowing money through the federal Gulf Opportunity Zone Act. The cap on GO Zone borrowing approval was raised from $100 million to $250 million. And developers will have to tap the money within 90 days... more »
  • Census Jobs Offer Much-Needed Cash

    March 18, 2010 2:46 PM

    Every ten years people can earn extra money as Census takers. In this year's tough economy going door-to-door appeals to locals more than ever. Job seekers flocked to the Census Hiring Day in Morgan City on Thursday. "I'm here for a little extra work because I'm unemployed... more »
  • Chile's Need Hidden Behind Haiti

    March 2, 2010 2:06 PM

    Chile's earthquake brings a new challenge to the table at the American Red Cross. The current death toll is more than 700 and the number of homes destroyed more than half a million, but nonetheless American donations have been minimal. Chile's devastation seems to be hidden behind Haiti.... more »
  • Pastorek: Stipend cuts OK

    February 24, 2010 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek has reversed course on the merits of a national certification program that adds at least $5,000 a year to teachers' paychecks. Pastorek touted the achievement last year as vital to creating a world-class education system. He said Tuesday that... more »
  • BBB Explains New Credit Card Regulations

    February 23, 2010 11:45 AM

    Credit card holders can circle February 22 on their calendar as the day when new consumer protections laid out in the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 kick in. The Better Business Bureau explains what these new consumer protections mean to cardholders across the US. The US... more »
  • Donna Greenwell pleads to selling children

    February 23, 2010 7:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana woman has pleaded guilty to selling two children for a cockatoo and $175 in what her attorney called an attempt to do a good thing that went wrong. "It was a really clumsy attempt at an adoption proceeding," said Steve Sikich, attorney for Donna... more »
  • One man shot, another beaten within minutes in local neighborhood

    February 22, 2010 12:31 PM

    On February 20, 2010, at approximately 1:45 am, officers responded to the intersection of Helen and Madeline regarding an armed robbery. The victim, a 39 year old male of Lafayette, informed investigators that he was walking on Madeline Avenue when three suspects approached him. One of the suspects produced a... more »
  • Lafayette Police search for robbery suspect

    February 22, 2010 12:05 PM

    On February 21, 2010, at approximately 9:30 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to an Armed Robbery at 2428 West Pinhook Road. The suspect entered the business, produced a small black semi-automatic pistol and demanded money and Kool's cigarettes. The clerk turned over an undisclosed amount of cash... more »
  • State approves cultural districts

    February 22, 2010 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has approved midcity Baton Rouge and downtown Lafayette for cultural products districts. It's a designation that seeks to promote arts development by waiving sales taxes on original works sold within the districts and providing tax credits for rehabilitating the districts' historic buildings. Kerry... more »
  • Louisiana to host new saltwater-fishing tournaments

    February 18, 2010 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting ready to begin a new series of tag-and-release saltwater fishing tournaments. It's for two-person teams in boats that are at least 15 feet long and have live wells; redfish caught will be tagged by people from the Aquarium of the Americas. Five... more »
  • Vermilion Parish police jury blocks delay in tax election

    February 18, 2010 7:27 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage... more »
  • 2 Louisiana broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has awarded grants and loans totaling $33.5 million to two Louisiana broadband companies to expand high-speed Internet into rural areas. The money comes from the federal economic stimulus program. Allen's TV Cable, Inc., which serves Morgan City and several other areas, received a... more »
  • Federal grant to help LTC

    February 16, 2010 8:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $4.8 million federal Recovery Act grant is expected to help area Louisiana Technical College campuses increase the local work force. The grant award totals nearly $4.9 million and will affect more than 700 students across the LTC Greater Acadiana region's campuses in the seven-parish area.... more »
  • School bus driver trainee arrested

    February 11, 2010 1:28 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Police say a 23-year-old man training to become a Lafayette Parish School Board bus driver has been arrested for allegedly using a school board charge card to buy more than $1,000 worth of unleaded gasoline. Calvin James Savoy was arrested Feb. 3 on 25 counts of... more »
  • Winning Numbers Go Unclaimed

    January 14, 2010 7:24 PM

    Winning money at the Bayou Vista Truck Stop is nothing new. Connected to the truck stop, the Cash Magic Casino. But it was next door in the convenience store where an early morning visitor brought some good news. "About eight o'clock this morning a lottery rep came... more »
  • Street Improvements Causes Problems for Drivers

    December 23, 2009 6:40 PM

    Driving through Breaux Bridge is no easy task these days with continuous work underway on some of the city's main roads. The improvements are forcing many drivers to detour around Bridge St. Business owners there say they are losing money during the important holiday season. A street full... more »
  • $29 Million For Acadiana Transportation Projects

    December 15, 2009 6:47 PM

    Acadiana is getting $29 million for three transportation projects. The shovel ready projects were already planned for two or three years from now, but the state came up with a plan to free-up money and start the projects in 2010. A St. Landry Parish project is one of three on... more »
  • Hardy Approves School Money

    December 8, 2009 4:41 PM

    State Representative Rickey Hardy was in the spotlight today after denying the Lafayette Parish School System $746,000 last month. Tuesday morning in Baton Houge, Hardy had Harsh words for Parish Director of Curriculum and Instruction Louise Chargois. While the parish has received the tobacco settlement money to keep... more »
  • Arrest made in Northside Veterinary Hospital robbery

    December 1, 2009 2:05 PM

    The St. Landry Sheriff's Office and the Eunice Police Department have arrested three men for a pharmacy burglary in Eunice that took place on November 25, 2009. Jason Lavergne, Derek Holcomb and Mitchell Aucoin have been accused of stealing illegal narcotics and a safe from Northside Veterinary Hospital. Sheriff... more »
  • Coastal Impact Grant Awarded to Vermiliion Parish

    December 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass. "This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
  • Initial jobless claims jump in Louisiana

    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 »
  • The Cost of the 12 Days

    November 30, 2009 11:26 AM

    CYBERSPACE (AP) - Pleasing that "true love" is going to be a slightly more expensive proposition this year - if you plan to use to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" formula. PNC Wealth Management has totaled up the cost of gifting a loved one with everything from the partridge in... more »
  • Education salaries grow $8M under Pastorek

    November 27, 2009 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Salary costs at Louisiana's education department have jumped 21 percent, and the number of people drawing six-figure paychecks has more than doubled in the two years since Paul Pastorek took charge of the agency. Even as the number of full-time employees dropped, payroll at the... more »
  • Show Me the Money Winner: November 25, 2009

    November 26, 2009 8:36 AM

    Congratulations to Gail Bellow of Maurice! Gail is the winner of KATC's Show Me the Money giveaway for Wednesday, November 25, 2009. Congrat's Gail!
  • Two held up in Girard Park, victim fights back

    November 25, 2009 2:33 PM

    Victim Spoils Armed Robbery Attempt On November 24, 2009, at approximately 10:40 pm, a male and female victim was walking through Girard Park when they were approached by two black males wearing black hooded sweat shirts. One of the suspects pointed a handgun at the victims and demanded their... more »
  • Show Me the Money Winner: November 24, 2009

    November 25, 2009 11:10 AM

    Congratulations to Erika Campbell from Abbeville! Erika is the winner of KATC's 300-hundred-dollar Show Me the Money giveaway for Tuesday, November 24, 2009.
  • Show Me the Money Winner: November 23, 2009

    November 24, 2009 8:46 AM

    Congratulations to Buffy Himel of Scott! Buffy is the winner of KATC's Show Me the Money giveaway for Monday, November 23, 2009.
  • $40 Million dollar upgrade possible for Cajundome

    November 24, 2009 7:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome could be in line for up to $40 million in upgrades as part of plan to modernize the 24-year-old facility. Cajundome Director Greg Davis told the Cajundome Commission on Monday that he hopes to issue bonds early next year for the some of the... more »
  • Budget Woes in Vermilion Parish

    November 23, 2009 6:48 PM

    The Vermilion Parish Police Jury will have to take big swings with an axe to fix their 2010 budget. As of right now they are over a little more than one million dollars, which is a huge improvement from the 2.8 million overage they started with. The good news... more »
  • Show Me the Money Winner: November 20, 2009

    November 23, 2009 12:46 PM

    Congratulations to Glen Clark of Duson! Glen is the winner of KATC's Show Me the Money giveaway for Friday, November 20th, 2009.
  • Lafayette History Pt. 3-A

    November 20, 2009 12:06 PM

    Governor Dave Treen made good on a promise from his predecessor Edwin Edwards, the Cajun Dome was being constructed, money was everywhere, but no one was prepared for what was to come by 1983. This was Lafayette in the 1980's--- "Last one to leave....Turn out the Lights".
  • Show Me the Money Winner: November 19, 2009

    November 20, 2009 7:56 AM

    Congratulations to Ursula Hawkins of Rayne! Ursula is the winner of KATC's $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for Thursday, November 19, 2009.
  • Ponchatoula Man Arrested for Alleged Ponzi Scheme

    November 19, 2009 11:51 AM

    (Baton Rouge, LA)-Investigators with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, with the assistance of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, arrested William J. Chaucer, Jr., of Ponchatoula, Louisiana today for creating a Ponzi scheme that has cost at least 200 investors over $11 million dollars. This arrest is the result of a... more »
  • Show Me the Money Winner: November 18, 2009

    November 19, 2009 7:45 AM

    Congratulation's to Roxanne Lavergne of Sunset. Roxanne is the winner of KATC's $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for Wednesday, November 18, 2009. Tune in tonight at 10pm and find out who the next lucky winner is.....it could be you!

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