November 16, 2012 5:00 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gamblers lost nearly $185 million at Louisiana's state licensed casinos in October, down from the nearly $199.7 million for September and slightly more than the $181.4 million for October of last year. Most of the money was dropped at the state's 13 riverboat casinos. Total revenue... more »
September 12, 2011 9:37 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - The highly-anticipated new terminal at the Monroe Regional Airport is nearing completion with the opening scheduled for mid-October. Construction on the $36 million terminal began in August 2009 and airport manager Cleve Norrell tells The News-Star workers are tying up loose ends and putting on all... more »
November 11, 2010 11:45 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Foreclosure actions aimed at Louisiana homeowners dropped a bit from September to October, although the count was nearly 50 percent higher than a year ago, a national tracking company reported Thursday. Irvine, Calif.-based RealtyTrac said that in October, there were 1,897 foreclosure-related actions. Those ranged from... more »
October 28, 2010 8:05 AM
St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- October 28, 2010
Nancy A. Yoh 38 years old of 800 Waterworks Road, Morgan City was arrested on 10-27-2010 at 8:34 am for Simple Battery. Deputy was called to Lake Palourde Road in Amelia in reference to an accident. Upon Deputy's arrival it... more »
October 28, 2010 8:00 AM
Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- October 28, 2010
Name: Alexander, Raven Charge: Prohib Acts; All Schedules Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 200 Blk N Marigny Apt A CR Duson, La
Name: Batiste, Candice Charge: Simple Criminal Damage To Prop Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address:... more »
October 22, 2010 10:42 AM
Franklin Daily Arrest Report- October 22, 2010
October 21, 2010 at 11:54 AM, JOHN PETER RILEY, 21, of Magnolia Street - Franklin, LA was arrested on a warrant issued by 16th Judicial District Court, charging him with Failure to Appear. Mr. Riley was processed and released to the St.... more »
October 22, 2010 10:32 AM
St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report- October 22, 2010
Ashley Huval, age 18, 109 Turf Lane, Carencro, LA, charged with second degree cruelty to juveniles.
Nicholas Brock Boone, age 23, 119 Bradley Street, Eunice, LA, arrested on 3 arrest warrants.
Vivian Eggleston, age 45, 2215 La Hwy... more »
October 20, 2010 10:55 AM
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2010. There are 72 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 20, 1973, in the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre," special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney... more »
October 19, 2010 10:56 AM
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2010. There are 73 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 19, 1960, the United States began a limited embargo against Cuba as President Dwight D. Eisenhower banned exports to the communist-ruled nation covering all... more »
October 12, 2010 11:54 AM
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2010. There are 80 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 12, 1492 (according to the Old Style calendar), Christopher Columbus arrived with his expedition in the present-day Bahamas.
On this date:
In... more »
October 11, 2010 10:57 AM
Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2010. There are 71 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1805, a British fleet commanded by Adm. Horatio Nelson defeated a French-Spanish fleet in the Battle of Trafalgar; Nelson, however, was killed.
On... more »
October 8, 2010 7:46 AM
St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report- October 8, 2010
Jason Jones 21 years old of 616 Eleventh St., Franklin was arrested on 10-7-2010 at 11:17 am on a warrant for Franklin Police Department for Criminal Trespass. Deputy was called to 623 Cypremort Road in Four Corners in reference to... more »
October 8, 2010 7:27 AM
Lafayette Parish Daily Arrest Report- October 8, 2010
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Name: Babineaux, Megan Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 1800 Blk E Milton AVE Lafayette, La
Name: Beale, Allen Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700... more »
October 7, 2010 10:58 AM
Today is Thursday, Oct. 7, the 280th day of 2010. There are 85 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 7, 1910, a major wildfire devastated the northern Minnesota towns of Spooner and Baudette, charring at least 300,000 acres. Some 40 people are believed... more »
October 6, 2010 10:56 AM
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 279th day of 2010. There are 86 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 6, 1927, the era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer," starring Al Jolson.
On this date:
In... more »
October 5, 2010 11:02 AM
Today is Tuesday, Oct. 5, the 278th day of 2010. There are 87 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 5, 1910, Portugal was proclaimed a republic following the abdication of King Manuel II in the face of a coup d'etat.
On this... more »
October 5, 2010 9:57 AM
PASA has plenty of upcoming events for October 2010.
Judy Collins will be at the Heymann Center on October 15th at 7:30pm.
Momix, an international dance company debuts Botanica, which will be at the Haymann Center on October 19th at 7:30pm. There will also be a student performance... more »
October 1, 2010 11:01 AM
Today is Friday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2010. There are 91 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
In the early hours of Oct. 1, 1910, the offices of the Los Angeles Times were destroyed when a bomb exploded, igniting a natural gas fire;... more »
September 29, 2010 9:52 AM
The Bayou Vermilion Festival will be this Sunday October 3rd from 10am - 6pm. There will be Cajun and Zydeco bands, festival food, water activities, children's crafts, wooden boats and antique car displays. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for members and students (6-18); and childern 5 and under get... more »
September 27, 2010 10:48 AM
All Acadiana parishes will hold elections October 2nd for local offices ranging from mayor and police chief to school board members. Every parish in the state will also decide on which one of eight candidates will become lieutenant governor. Polls are open Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Here's... more »
September 20, 2010 10:47 AM
PINEVILLE, La. - Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields has finished initial interviews with all seven candidates to become the city's next chief of police. Fields says, that he completed all of the interviews on Thursday and will spend this week evaluating the candidates before likely narrowing down the field to several... more »
September 20, 2010 8:01 AM
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields has finished initial interviews with all seven candidates to become the city's next chief of police. Fields says that he completed all of the interviews on Thursday and will spend this week evaluating the candidates before likely narrowing down the field to... more »
September 15, 2010 3:05 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's poet laureate, Darrell Bourque, and cookbook author Marcelle Bienvenu are among authors at the first Acadiana Book Festival in downtown Lafayette. Novelists, mystery authors and children's book authors are among dozens of other writers who will be making presentations at the festival Oct. 30.
... more »
August 26, 2010 6:25 AM
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - The Army combat brigade stationed at Fort Polk will leave for Afghanistan in October. A deployment ceremony for the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, is scheduled Sept. 30 at Fort Polk's Honor Field. Fort Polk spokesman Scott Stearns says it will take about... more »
July 26, 2010 3:41 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Tony Hayward, who became the face of BP's flailing efforts to contain the massive Gulf oil spill, will step down as chief executive in October and be offered a job with the company's joint venture in Russia, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. The... more »
November 2, 2009 8:40 AM
Congratulation's to CECIL ANTIE of Port Barre.
Cecil is the winner of the $300 gift card given away on Friday, October 30, 2009.
Tune in to KATC's late edition every weeknight as we announce another winner.
October 30, 2009 7:33 PM
COMPUTER SCIENCE BUILDING NAMED FOR JAMES R. OLIVER
LAFAYETTE - Wilson Dietz first met Dr. James R. Oliver when Dietz was a high school student in Egan, La.
"In 1946, when he was a fighter pilot, he buzzed our high school," Dietz recalled. "He later took some of... more »
October 30, 2009 8:19 AM
A terrifying musical melody gets you in the Halloween spirit on Friday. UL's Symphony Orchestra dresses for the part at 7:30 in Angelle Hall for this year's Halloween concert. Local businesses join in on the trick-or-treating. Friday, some merchants in Downtown Crowley pass out treats for "Witchy Way down Main... more »
October 30, 2009 8:07 AM
KATC is once again showing you the money. Beginning October 29th we will be giving away $300-hundred-dollars to help with your holiday shopping. Each night at 10 o'clock, a lucky winner will be announced.
Congratulations to Nick Smith of Broussard , he is the winner of a $300 gift... more »
October 29, 2009 9:01 AM
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release: October 29, 2009
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 45 complaints and reports the following arrests:
On 10-28-2009 at 8:19 am two Juvenile Males 14 and 16 yoa of Franklin and Morgan... more »
October 28, 2009 11:33 AM
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report. This report contains the daily arrests for Oct 28, 2009:
Name: Barthe, Anthony Charge: Parole (Free Text) Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk La Rue Blanc Scott, La
Name: Benjamin, Donald Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish... more »
October 28, 2009 11:24 AM
The Franklin Police Department responded to 25 complaints over the past 24 hours and made the following arrests:
10/27/2009 @ 6:08 PM, TAMMY LYNN GUILBEAU, 30, of Donna Drive - Franklin, LA was arrested on a warrant issued by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, charging her with Theft Over... more »
October 28, 2009 9:28 AM
Troops are about to get a hefty pay raise. It's contained in a defense bill being signed today (October 28, 2009) by President Obama. The military pay increase of 3-point-4 percent exceeds inflation and is a half-percent more than even the president asked for. The 680-billion dollar package also includes... more »
October 27, 2009 9:59 AM
October 27, 2009
On October 28, 2009, Louisiana State Police - Troop I, will conduct a Safety Checkpoint on LA 35, within Acadia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Troopers will be aggressively looking for vehicles that are not insured and those vehicles... more »
October 27, 2009 8:45 AM
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report for October 27, 2009:
Name: Alex, Alondray Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 800 Blk Justin STR Lafayette, La
Name: Benoit, Jason Charge: Acadia Parish Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 0000 Blk Tunner Church Point, La... more »
October 26, 2009 2:55 PM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for October 26, 2009.
Christopher James Mouton, age 29, 5009 Hwy. 190 East, Eunice, La., arrested by Eunice Police Dept., charged with felony theft and criminal trespass.
Mervin Anthony Jones, age 23, 513 Shute St., Opelousas, La., arrested... more »
October 26, 2009 10:40 AM
La 743, approximately 1.2 miles south of US 190 in St Landry Parish will be closed Tuesday, October 27, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for railroad repair. This closure should last only one day. Louisiana DOTD regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause and appreciates your patience.... more »
October 26, 2009 10:22 AM
October 26, 2009; PRESS RELEASE
The Franklin Police Department responded to 37 complaints over the past weekend and made the following arrests:
10/24/2009 @ 1:18 AM, CHRISTINE BATTAGLIO, 40, of Parish Road - Verdunville, LA
was arrested and charged with Resisting An Officer With Force, Remaining Where... more »
October 26, 2009 10:13 AM
Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday October 31, 2009, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, within the City of Lafayette. The Lafayette Police Department has the following recommendations to assure a safe and enjoyable Halloween. • Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant and add reflective tape or... more »
October 22, 2009 7:46 AM
The ribbon was cut to get this year's Yambilee festival into full swing. The festival continues through Sunday, October 25th. KATC has found out that The Learning Channel has contacted the Yambilee and is very interested in following the festival and pageant for one of their upcoming shows that will... more »
October 21, 2009 12:10 PM
La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish will be closed Tuesday, October 27, 2009, and Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for bridge repairs, weather permitting.
Louisiana DOTD regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause and appreciates your patience.
October 19, 2009 8:08 AM
The Alumni Association hosts the 2009 homecoming kickoff party today (October 19). Everyone is invited to the Alumni Center at 5pm to enjoy free food, drinks, music and to support the Cajuns. UL takes on Florida Atlantic this Saturday (October 24) for homecoming 2009. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.... more »
October 19, 2009 8:01 AM
Several intersections will be closed throughout the day for city maintenance. Sections of Calco Road near Pinhook, Bendel Road, Beverly Drive and Marjorie Boulevard will be closed at certain times during the day. Detour routes will be posted. The closures will continue through the middle of next month.
LA... more »
October 18, 2009 7:44 PM
A mix up at the morgue leaves the wrong person cremated. The women died at Lafayette General Medical Center but their bodies went to the wrong funeral homes. "I can't explain the feeling," said Chakakhan Joseph, Ruby Joseph's daughter, "It's overwhelming," she said as she started to cry.
Her... more »
October 16, 2009 4:04 PM
After being rained out last week..the weather looks better today for Downtown Alive .
Sonny Landreth performs at Downtown Alive beginning tonight (October 16) at 6 pm and ending at 8:30.
The perfect free event to kick off the weekend.
October 16, 2009 9:58 AM
A Loreauville business is taking center stage on the Science Channel. Berard Transportation will be featured on a new show called Heavy Metal Taskforce. It airs at tonight (Friday, October 16) at nine. The Iberia Parish company specializes in moving extremely heavy objects. For the show workers transport a 13-hundred-ton... more »
October 15, 2009 3:33 PM
1. What's the difference between Colds and Allergies? Colds: A cold is a virus that gets into your body and your immune system attacks. Some of the effects of this immune response are the classic symptoms of a cold, such as congestion and coughing. The germs that cause colds are contagious.... more »
October 14, 2009 1:08 PM
The Opelousas Police Department and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office are requesting any information in reference to a string of thefts which occurred at a construction site located at 1201 McCarthy Lane, Opelousas LA 70570. Between the dates of August 1st, 2009 and October 14th, 2009 several thefts of... more »
October 14, 2009 12:27 PM
"The Dunwich Horror" & "Wolvesbayne"-two of last year's projects produced by Lafayette-based production company Bullet Films- will be premiering on the SyFy Network (Cox channel 59 for Lafayette) on October 18th at 7pm EST & 9pm EST, respectively. Both of these films were shot entirely in the Acadiana region.
... 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 14, 2009 8:10 AM
State Treasurer John Kennedy will visit Acadiana today (October 14). He'll be speaking to the Kiwanis about the state's budget and providing an update on the streamlining commission. Kennedy should arrive at the Indian Hill Country Club in Opelousas around noon.
October 14, 2009 7:26 AM
The 16th annual "Breast Health Symposium" will be held at the Cajun Dome convention center this evening (October 14) from 6 to 8. The event provides local business exhibits on women's health and door prizes. Admission is free.
October 13, 2009 7:54 AM
It's a history lesson in Vermilionville. Dr. Whitney Broussard will be on hand today (October 13) discussing farming methods around the wetlands from the 16-hundreds and how the land has shifted over the past 300 years. There will be an interactive demonstration and a question and answer session. The free... more »
October 13, 2009 7:49 AM
LSU professor and Louisiana economist Dr. Loren Scott will be in Lafayette today (October 13) to deliver Acadiana's 2010 economic and employment forecast. Scott will discuss the outlook for businesses. The sixth annual Acadiana Business Entrée to Business luncheon will begin at 11:30 this morning at the Cajundome Convention Center.
October 13, 2009 7:45 AM
If you're in the market for a job head out to the Holiday Inn on Evangeline Thruway today (October 13). A job fair will be held at 2 this afternoon for Transcom in Lafayette. The call center plans to add 700 employees before the end of the year. For more... more »
October 12, 2009 11:27 AM
Tony Tramel announced today (October 12)the following streets will be closed on October 12, 2009 from 4am until 11pm.
St. Landry St. between Coliseum Rd. and Dean St.
Johnston St. between Cajundome Blvd. and Coliseum Rd.(4min. intermittent traffic control)
Cajundome Blvd. from Johnston St. 500 yards north... more »
October 12, 2009 8:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Obama will make two stops during his visit to New Orleans on Thursday. The White House announced Sunday night the president's first stop will be Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in the Lower 9th Ward. The president will hold a town hall meeting at... more »
October 9, 2009 3:07 PM
Lafayette, LA - The Outreach Center's annual Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held on Sunday, October 11th from 10AM to 3PM. Local sportsmen and their families are encouraged to "clean out your freezers" and donate frozen processed game and fish from the 2008 season. Collection sites will... more »
October 9, 2009 8:28 AM
Musician Marc Broussard will be paying a visit to NP Moss middle today (friday, October 9). It's part of his partnership with "Big Brothers Big Sisters" of Acadiana. Broussard will be announcing his commitment to help improve NP Moss and other area schools.
October 8, 2009 12:32 PM
UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim whose body was found in Jeff Davis Parish as 33-year-old Stefanie McKenzie. She is from Houston, Texas. It is believed that her body had been at that location for at least 24 hours.
KATC has learned that as of yesterday afternoon... more »
October 6, 2009 2:15 PM
"Stay Fire Smart- Don't Get Burned"-- that is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Month. The Lafayette Fire Department is teaching students all week long how to stay safe:
Prevent a fire in the first place by finding 2 ways out of every room and keeping exits clear.... more »
October 6, 2009 12:30 PM
The Morgan City Police Department arrested an individual in connection with a stolen vehicle which was involved in a fatal crash in the Gibson area on October 4, 2009. Arrested on October 5, 2009 at 4:04pm was Terry Wilson Joseph, 34years of age, of Bowman St. Morgan City. Joseph was... more »
October 6, 2009 11:30 AM
The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (LMHOF) brings its recognition program to Acadiana in a major way with inductions of Louisiana and Cajun music legends Doug Kershaw, D. L. Menard, Jimmy C. Newman and Jo-El Sonnier at the Festivals Acadiens on Friday, Oct. 9 in Lafayette.
This will be... more »
October 5, 2009 3:05 PM
The Outreach Center's annual Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held on Sunday, October 11th from 10AM to 3PM. Local sportsmen and their families are encouraged to "clean out your freezers" and donate frozen processed game and fish from the 2008 season. Collection sites will be set up... more »
October 5, 2009 2:44 PM
Mall of Acadiana is pleased to announce the arrival of Charming Charlie. The 6,795 square-foot store is visually appealing with color-coordinating product displays and a broad selection of accessories and fashion items. Charming Charlie is located next to Finish Line in the Macy's wing. Be the first to experience Charming... more »
October 5, 2009 1:32 PM
Water service in Pecan Island will be shut down tomorrow (Tuesday, October 6) from 8:00 am --- for the rest of the day. Customers should boil water or drink bottled water until further notice. Work is being done to elevate pumps to prevent future damage due to flooding from hurricanes.
October 2, 2009 1:24 PM
CAMERON, La. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany is asking President Obama to include southwest Louisiana on his upcoming trip to the Gulf Coast. The president said this week that he will visit the coast by the middle of October, thereby keeping a campaign pledge to do so within a... more »
October 1, 2009 1:56 PM
The Lafayette City Marshal's Office has reported the arrest of Kurt John. Authorities say John was arrested without incident in the 3900 block of Ridge Road on October 1. Kurt John was accused of acquiring a book of stolen checks and issuing nine of those checks to businesses within Lafayette.... more »
September 30, 2009 11:54 AM
Lafayette, La.- Three major events bring the sounds of Zydeco, Blues and Latino music to downtown celebrating cultural traditions and community spirit, this week in Parc International.
Zydeco greats, Geno Delafose, Krossfyre and Keith Frank perform at Acadiana Coup de Main on Thursday, October 1. This event is hosted... more »
September 29, 2009 7:11 AM
October 8 - 10 @ 7:30pm October 11 @ 2pm Angelle Hall, UL Campus www.pfar.louisiana.edu 337-482-6357
The UL Department of Performing Arts presents State of La Dance. Beginning October 8th a group of approximately 30 dancers will perform their fall dance concert displaying classical ballet and contemporary dance. Tickets... more »
September 28, 2009 2:56 PM
The Hornets will host their open practice for fans at the Earl K. Long Gym on Saturday, October 3. Tickets for the event are free and will be available to the public (maximum of four per person) starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 29 at the Cajun Dome Box... more »
September 28, 2009 9:46 AM
5th Annual Taste of Acadiana Fundraiser October 14, 2009 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm Parc International Downtown 337-993-3354 Taste of Acadiana consists of several restaurants in the Acadiana area who will participate and bring food for our guests to taste. Net proceeds will benefit the Acadiana Apartment Association and the... more »
September 26, 2009 10:46 PM
Deadline to enter: October 30, 2009
If you know a teacher who has "gone above and beyond" their duties as an educator, consider nominating them for the upcoming LEF Awards. Students and parents are encouraged to nominate any active teacher in Lafayette... more »
September 26, 2009 10:22 PM
Steak & Burger Night
October 8, 2009
Cajundome Convention Center
Enjoy a night of art work and skits created and preformed by the youth of the Boys & Girls Club. Individual tickets are $150 and for a table (seating 6 people... more »
September 26, 2009 10:09 PM
Boogie Nights benefiting Habitat for Humanity
October 23, 2009
7pm - 11pm
City Club River Ranch
Everyone is encouraged to dress in Disco attire. Crossfire will be among the entertainment including an appearance by "The Village People" featuring KATC's own Tom Voinche... more »