May 11, 2014 8:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Southern Rail Commission has applied for a $1 million federal grant to study the feasibility of restoring passenger train service between New Orleans and Orlando in central Florida. Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, included a leg to Orlando until... more »
March 20, 2012 1:26 AM
On the Catholic calender, March 19th marked the feast of St. Joseph. It was observed in many churches across Acadiana with an altar bearing gifts of cakes, pastries and fruits to pay homage to St. Joseph.
The altar is a tradition dating back to the middle ages, when catholics... more »
March 9, 2012 9:35 AM
Friends of the library will be at the Heymann Center for two days only!!
This Friday, March 8th 10a - 6p, and Saturday, March 9th 2012 from 10a-2pm. Books will be on sale by the inch!! Hardcover books cost $1 per inch stacked on top of each other. Paperback... more »
February 14, 2012 12:51 AM
At a public forum Monday night, the St. Landry United Coalition of Educators (SLUCE) outlined what representatives called wasteful spending and mismanagement of funds by the St. Landry Parish School Board.
As we've been reporting for several months, the board is facing a nearly $4-million budget shortfall this year... more »
December 8, 2011 2:22 AM
70 years since the attack which propelled America into World War II and forever altered the course of history, four Acadiana men who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor gathered to remember that day of infamy.
"It happened so fast, I didn't get scared until the next day," said... more »
October 13, 2011 1:58 AM
Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th.
"It's not too... more »
September 28, 2011 11:31 PM
The roar of bulldozers can be heard along the Delcambre canal, where construction is underway for a new marina. The marina is part of a revitalization plan for the Port of Delcambre, approved by voters nearly two years ago.
"We're looking at a lot of different concepts for the... more »
September 28, 2011 2:17 AM
BP is making plans to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. BP's exploration plan (EP) was filed last week with the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE).
The plans include drilling four wells in the Keathly Canyon area of the Gulf, plans that were... more »
July 8, 2011 7:35 PM
Outdoors-men are taking advantage of the Morganza Spillway being closed again. At the most, seventeen bays were open for the first time since 1973 to prepare for flood waters from the Mississippi River.
Nathan Fulmer fishes in the Morganza Spillway every summer. "If we wanted to shoot everything, we... more »
May 30, 2011 12:02 AM
In Acadia Parish, crews are working to clean up an oil spill in Crowley.
The oil began spilling Saturday from an oil storage tank near the intersection of West Mill Street and South Western Avenue, and that oil has made it's way into nearby Bayou Blanc.
"We are... more »
March 13, 2011 10:29 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Obama administration has billed BP PLC. for $62 million spent responding to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The federal government sent the bill Friday. It was the 10th bill sent to BP and other companies considered responsible parties. BP is required to pay for... 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 26, 2011 3:36 PM
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and School on Surrey Street in Lafayette was vandalized overnight. Police say numerous derogatory words were painted on the buildings and sidewalks (left) in the complex and a threatening note was also found. Church personnel believe the vandalism happened between 6:30 pm on Friday... more »
February 17, 2011 8:13 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury will resume deliberating Tuesday in the trial for a former Louisiana lawmaker charged in a plot to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money earmarked for charitable and educational programs. Jurors deliberated for more than nine hours Wednesday and Thursday without... more »
February 11, 2011 8:06 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The cleanup of oiled beaches along the Gulf of Mexico has reached a point where crews, heavy equipment and thorough scrubbing can cause more damage to the ecosystem than good, the Coast Guard said Friday. Birds, sea turtles, fish and other species are more likely to... more »
February 3, 2011 8:48 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A University of New Orleans student and Army veteran injured in the line of duty was shot and killed a few blocks from the school's campus. Police say 22-year-old Lars Stiaes was found shot about 8 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators believe Stiaes ran to a gas station... more »
February 1, 2011 9:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 4,200-square-mile area of the Gulf of Mexico near BP's blown out well will reopen to deep water shrimping after federal scientists found the fishing grounds free of oil. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it will reopen the area in federal waters off Louisiana,... more »
January 25, 2011 8:19 PM
LUTCHER, La. (AP) - A 21-year-old man an 18-year-old woman are in jail tonight, accused of setting fire to the Lutcher High School football stadium. The stadium burned November 15th. St. James Parish Sheriff Willy Martin tells WAFB-TV that Adam Lambert faces a charge of arson while Lindsey Matherne was... more »
January 25, 2011 8:15 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a 19-year-old Hammond man has been booked with possessing pornography involving juveniles. He said in a statement Tuesday that Sean Joseph Decelle was arrested after an investigation by the Louisiana Attorney General's High Technology Crime Unit and the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
January 21, 2011 7:59 PM
RACELAND, La. (AP) - An accountant for a Raceland seafood company and his stepson have been arrested on charges they embezzled more than $466,000 since 2009. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said Friday that 54-year-old Edward Snyder systematically altered and cashed checks worth $432,954 from 2009 to last year and... more »
January 18, 2011 9:42 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked the state's top higher education board to research a possible merger of the University of New Orleans campus with the Southern University-New Orleans campus. Jindal also is asking the Board of Regents to consider whether that merged campus should then... more »
January 4, 2011 9:27 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Justice Department has cleared Baton Rouge police officers who were accused of harassing African-Americans, using unnecessary violence and conducting illegal searches after Hurricane Katrina. The move, reported by WAFB-TV on Tuesday, was confirmed by the current and former Baton Rouge police chiefs. "After... more »
December 30, 2010 9:23 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The era of the FEMA trailer - a symbol of the prolonged rebuilding from Hurricane Katrina - might be drawing to a close in New Orleans. Citing the remaining 221 trailers as blight, New Orleans officials have told the last remaining residents to be out by... more »
December 27, 2010 9:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond says retired Archbishop Philip Hannan is expected to be moved from a hospital to a skilled nursing facility. The 97-year-old Hannan was hospitalized Dec. 19 because of shortness of breath, after more than a week in bed because of pneumonia. Aymond... more »
December 8, 2010 9:26 PM
LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man as a suspect in the weekend death of a teenage girl in LaPlace. The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office says U.S. Marshals captured Earnest Joseph III Wednesday afternoon in Gulfport, Miss., shortly after St. John Sheriff Wayne Jones announced a... more »
November 29, 2010 10:01 PM
FORT POLK, La. (AP) - A Fort Polk soldier has died of injuries from a rocket-propelled grenade attack in Afghanistan. The U.S. Army says 24-year-old Pvt. Devon J. Harris of Mesquite, Texas, died Saturday in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Harris was a combat engineer with the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th... more »
November 9, 2010 9:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't just the botched technical decisions. BP and other companies' management, communication and overconfidence in dealing with risk led to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, investigators for the presidential commission said Tuesday. The commission's chief engineer, Richard Sears, outlined seven managerial findings, including muddled lines... more »
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 »
November 8, 2010 9:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hecklers interrupted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a prominent American Jewish group on Monday, the same day his government said it would move ahead with hundreds of new housing units in disputed east Jerusalem. The five Jewish-American and Israeli protesters stood up and held... more »
November 4, 2010 9:37 PM
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Federal scientists say they have found damage to deep sea corals and other marine life several miles from where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration along with Penn State University... more »
November 1, 2010 10:00 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Charlie O'Donnell, the announcer whose voice has opened "Wheel of Fortune" for decades, has died. He was 78. Agent Fred Wostbrock said Monday that O'Donnell - the voice of the game show even before hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White appeared - died late Sunday at... more »
October 31, 2010 12:02 AM
A special unveiling took place Saturday in Vermilion Parish.
The Abbeville Fire Department honored over 50-firefighters with a new monument. Some of the honorees and their families joined the community for a celebration and ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, next door to the fire station.
The... more »
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 »
October 27, 2010 9:28 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A hacker broke into the state Department of Health and Hospitals' database for paramedics and other first responders last month. A letter from DHH dated Oct. 8, obtained Wednesday by WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge, says the incident happened Sept. 17. It also says although access... more »
October 25, 2010 10:02 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Palmer Reid Long, the last surviving child of 1930s populist Huey P. Long, has died. Long, 89, died on Saturday in Shreveport. His brother was the late U.S. Sen. Russell Long, who died in 2003, while his uncle, Earl K. Long, also was elected governor of... more »
October 25, 2010 9:52 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pop singer Madonna is opening a chain of fitness centers around the world to be known as Hard Candy Fitness global gyms. A partnership between Madonna, her manager and New Evolution Ventures plans to open the first gym in a posh neighborhood in Mexico City on... more »
October 25, 2010 9:35 PM
ATHENS, Texas (AP) - A man known for using an assault weapon to guard his property apparently killed and buried a neighboring landowner, the son of a former Texas governor, then was shot to death by law enforcement officers after he fired dozens of rounds at them, authorities said Monday.... more »
October 25, 2010 9:40 AM
Lafayette Chamber of Commerce talks about Leadership Lafayette. The Chamber of Commerce is now recruiting for the upcoming program.
October 22, 2010 9:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - NPR and its public radio stations around the country got an earful from listeners and angry citizens in the middle of pledge season Friday over its firing of commentator Juan Williams, receiving thousands of complaints and scattered threats to withhold donations. Still, a number of major stations... more »
October 22, 2010 9:30 PM
WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Minutes after a doctor testified that he believed a combination of medical conditions made worse by repeated shocks from a Taser stun gun caused the death of Baron Pikes, the jury watched a video of the dying man writhing on the police station floor. Scott Nugent... more »
October 22, 2010 6:52 AM
The United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive. Residents of Lafayette can donate blood to become a part of a winning team in the game of life.
The drive is from 1:30 -5:00pm at Sam's Club on Amassador Caffery. All participants will receive a "Be a Saint, Play... more »
October 20, 2010 4:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A jury has been seated in the manslaughter trial of former Winnfield Police Officer Scott Nugent, who is accused in the Taser death of a man he arrested.
It took eight days before the panel was seated Wednesday and came only after the district attorney... more »
October 20, 2010 4:22 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy Playmate of the Year who appeared in the horror movie "Rosemary's Baby" has been charged with shooting her boyfriend at their Hollywood apartment.
The district attorney's office says 66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb pleaded not guilty to attempted murder on Tuesday. She remains jailed... more »
October 20, 2010 10:55 AM
Ousted housing authority board member Joe Dennis is calling a meeting of the Housing Authority Board today.
Joe Dennis wants the board to meet in the agency's office. KATC is told, the accountant who conducted the controversial audit that sparked the upheaval is supposed to be there.
October 18, 2010 10:23 PM
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Mexican security forces seized at least 105 tons of U.S.-bound marijuana in the border city of Tijuana on Monday, by far the biggest pot bust in the country in recent years. Soldiers and police grabbed the drugs in pre-dawn raids in three neighborhoods after police arrested... more »
October 18, 2010 12:21 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A re-styled version of the Elvis Presley hit "Suspicious Minds" hit radio stations on Monday, part of an album being released later this year featuring newer, more contemporary takes on many of his hits.
"Suspicious Minds" is the first single off "Viva Elvis-The Album," set... more »
October 17, 2010 11:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The great-grandchildren of the founder of Barq's root beer are suing the Coca-Company, claiming Coca-Cola doesn't legally own their share of Barq's. The suit outlines the long and complicated history of the Barq's family in Louisiana and Mississippi, dating back more than a century. The suit... more »
October 15, 2010 9:34 AM
USA - MMA is having "Return of The Champions" Saturday, October 16th at the Cajundome. This is an ultimate cage fighting event. Ken Shamrock will be the main event and Ricco Rodriguez will be the co-main event. Doors open at 6:00pm and belltime is for 7:30pm.
Tickets are available... more »
October 15, 2010 9:11 AM
Writers' Guild of Acadiana Book Festival will be at Cest' des Arts Theater in Downtown Lafayette on Saturday October 30th from 8am - 5pm
WGA is presenting a one time event in Acadiana a Book Festival for readers,writers and authors. We have local authors coming in to present workshops... more »
October 14, 2010 2:35 PM
KATC is at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)today.
The event, "A Renewed Call to Action" is being held at southwestern Louisiana at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge.
In its 20 year tenure, CWPPRA has approved 148 projects benefiting... more »
October 14, 2010 2:02 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - CVS Pharmacy Inc. has agreed to pay $75 million in fines for allowing repeated purchases of a key methamphetamine ingredient that led to a spike in Southern California drug trafficking, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
It was the largest civil penalty under the Controlled Substances Act.... more »
October 13, 2010 9:32 PM
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The last of the Chilean miners, the foreman who held them together when they were feared lost, was raised from the depths of the earth Wednesday night - a joyous ending to a 69-day ordeal that riveted the world. No one has ever been... more »
October 13, 2010 3:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A watchdog group - Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington - has released it's annual list dubbed the "Most Corrupt Members of Congress." Both Louisiana senators are on it. Democrat Mary Landrieu made the list for accepting $30,000 in campaign contributions in 2001 from employees... more »
October 13, 2010 12:49 PM
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - More than half of Chile's trapped miners are now up and out of their half-mile-deep dungeon. No. 17 came up into the desert sun more than 13 hours after the rescue capsule dubbed "Phoenix" extracted the first miner. He is Omar Reygadas, a 56-year-old... more »
October 13, 2010 9:02 AM
Performance Institute of Acadiana Health Fair it will be at the The Mall of Acadiana on October 16th from 11am - 2pm. There will be many health institutes from around Acadiana there to promote health and wellness in our community. There will also be a station for flu shots as... more »
October 11, 2010 9:34 PM
WINNFIELD, La. (AP) - Jury selection is under way in the manslaughter trial of a former Winnfield police officer charged with repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died. Scott Nugent faces manslaughter and malfeasance in office charges in the death of 21-year-old Baron Pikes, who was... more »
October 11, 2010 1:07 PM
Chef Paul Prudhomme has cooked for two Presidents, heads of states and American troops across the globe. But he has never reigned as a king - until now.
The Louisiana Yambilee, a grand sweet potato festival in Chef Paul's hometown of Opelousas, La, has named Prudhomme king of its... more »
October 11, 2010 8:02 AM
March of Dimes is having their Signature Chef Phantom Gala at the Petroleum Club of Lafayette on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 6:30pm. This Fundraiser for the March of Dimes will include entertainment, silent and live auction and sampling of signature chefs dishes.
For more information call, 337-233-8476 or... more »
October 8, 2010 5:19 PM
Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) firefighting crews continue to battle an unusually large number of fires for this time of year, Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said. Thursday Oct. 7, LDAF crews suppressed 23 wildfires that burned 111.58 acres. Since Oct. 1, LDAF crews have suppressed 189 wildfires that... more »
October 7, 2010 5:08 PM
Lafayette, LA --- City-Parish President Joey Durel today announced the appointment of six individuals to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette.
"I am pleased to announce that Amos Batiste, Kevin Carrier, Gregory Dugas, Mary Guidry, Penny Malbrew, and Shirley Vige have agreed... more »
October 7, 2010 10:55 AM
Opelousas Police Department detectives are searching for 47 year old Arthur Lee Jones of 265 Henry Dr . Jones is wanted the burglary at Dupuis Memorial in January of this year, in which an urn containing the remains of James Elder Sr. was stolen. They are now in need of... more »
October 7, 2010 10:40 AM
COCODRIE, La. (AP) - The pelicans, laughing gulls and a black crowned night heron that were released on Raccoon Island are last major group of oil-leak affected birds to be released in Louisiana after their rehabilitation. On Thursday about 20 people were on hand as the birds flew away. Wednesday's... more »
October 6, 2010 9:20 PM
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas officials hoped Wednesday to thwart new attempts to lure aviation jobs away from Wichita by withholding details of an agreement between the state and manufacturer Hawker Beechcraft. Gov. Mark Parkinson hints that the deal might involve helping the company provide additional training for workers or... more »
October 6, 2010 11:48 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two administrators from Texas, one from South Carolina and one from the University of Louisiana System are semifinalists for presidency of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The UL system says the search committee plans to recommend at least two finalists next Wednesday, after on-campus... more »
October 6, 2010 11:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The ACLU of Louisiana says complaints from residents spurred a request for New Orleans Police Department records on a practice of stopping and getting identification from people not accused of doing anything wrong. A news release Wednesday says the ACLU has been told that police stop... more »
October 5, 2010 5:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A daylong, nationwide effort to get people to turn in old or unwanted prescription drugs has collected more than 121 tons of unused medicine. DEA officials said Tuesday that 242,000 pounds of pills have been collected at more than 4,000 prescription drug "take-back" sites across the country.... more »
October 5, 2010 3:36 PM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Members of a federal panel investigating the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill and how to improve safety and oversight accused rig owner 2010-10-05 on Tuesday of thwarting their efforts to get to critical documents and a witness. The co-chair of... more »
October 5, 2010 9:21 AM
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Carencro will have their 1st Church Fair in over 15 years. The fair will be Saturday, October 8th till Sunday, October 10th. There are plenty of activities going on throughout the weekend. This is a family event.
October 5, 2010 9:09 AM
Kiwanis of Acadiana will have their 10th annual Zydeco Pancake Breakfast this Saturday October 9th, from 7am -11am at Acadian Village. You can purchase tickets at the door for $5.00 each and a ticket entitles you to receive "All You Can Eat" pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice, soft drinks there... more »
October 4, 2010 4:38 PM
Purvis Morrison, City Parish Councilman, was elected the next mayor of Scott. Morrison will take his new position at the start of next year creating a vacancy for his Council seat.
The Council must appoint someone to fill the seat within 15 days of a councilman's resignation.
October 4, 2010 3:53 PM
A renewal of a one-mil tax for the maintenance and upkeep of the St. Landry Parish Jail did not pass Saturday night.
The jail tax renewal failed, receiving only 7,962 votes, or 47.48 percent. An estimated $215,460 per year property tax renewal would have been committed to maintaining and... more »
October 4, 2010 3:30 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is entering the increasingly crowded Internet TV market with contributions from a variety of top television programmers and websites. The initial line-up of content partners announced Monday includes Time Warner Inc.'s Turner Broadcasting networks and HBO. The first Google TV sets from Sony Corp. are... more »
October 4, 2010 3:17 PM
Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced today the permanent closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Approximately 178 employees are affected by this announcement. The decision is the result of continued consolidation efforts by the company to remain competitive in a global market. The phase down is expected to... more »
October 4, 2010 9:50 AM
The America Foundation for Suicide Prevention will have their Out of the Darkness Community Walk on October 9th. The event will take place at Parc Sans Souci from 8am - Noon. There will be music, breakfast snacks, coffee, and drinks. Along with a raffle filled with wonderful prizes. Tickets for... more »
October 4, 2010 9:31 AM
Immaculate Heart of Mary School will be having a BBQ fundraiser on October 16th from 11am - 2pm. They will be selling BBQ chicken dinners.
For more information call, 337-235-7843 or visit, ihmlafayette.com
October 1, 2010 6:49 PM
Acadian Ambulance Service announces the promotion of Jerry Romero to the position of senior vice president of ambulance operations for Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi. In this position Romero will oversee the Acadian Ambulance operations for Acadian's service area and report directly to President and Chief Operating Officer David Pierce. Romero... more »
October 1, 2010 5:20 PM
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted the couple accused of kidnapping and raping Jaycee Dugard, who was held for 18 years in California. Phillip and Nancy Garrido were indicted on 19 counts in a process that will eliminate the need for a preliminary hearing, where their alleged... more »
October 1, 2010 1:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat. The 5,628-square-mile area is just west of the Mississippi River delta and about 75 miles south of the BP well that spewed millions of... more »
October 1, 2010 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is saying goodbye to the White House and President Barack Obama. Without specifically mentioning the Chicago mayor's race he intends to enter, Emanuel told Obama he's "energized by the prospect of new challenges." And he said he's eager to see what... more »
September 30, 2010 12:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 37 years of having a major role in the manned space program, Lockheed Martin Corp. has made it official. The company says the era of building space shuttle fuel tanks at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility is over, along with scores of jobs. Left behind... more »
September 29, 2010 3:56 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says the body of a speech therapist from Plain Dealing has been found in her car at a middle school after she failed to return home. Spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says the sheriff's office and coroner are investigating the death of 57-year-old... more »
September 29, 2010 1:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sentencing is being delayed until Jan. 19 for the head of a defunct movie studio who pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. On May 13, Wayne Read pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds... more »
September 29, 2010 12:22 PM
What's your opinion on the appeals court decision to allow the government to continue the funding of embryonic stem cell research? Click the RANT icon on our homepage and leave a comment. We could air it tonight at 10:00.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An appeals court ruled Tuesday that government... more »
September 28, 2010 12:54 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California's heat wave has left tens of thousands of people without electricity. Southern California Edison says more than 27,000 of its customers were without power Tuesday morning, mainly in Orange and Los Angeles counties. Most have been blacked out for eight to 16 hours as... more »
September 28, 2010 11:46 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Cayman Islands and parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and the southern Florida coast as a new tropical depression approaches. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 35 mph (55 kph). The... more »
September 28, 2010 11:40 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit finds the former head of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association may have fraudulently spent thousands of dollars of association money including as much as $50,000 on cigars. The audit claims Tommy Henry, who served as LHSAA commissioner from 1983 until he... more »
September 27, 2010 11:51 PM
Tonight, more stories of bullying at Youngsville Middle and claims the principal is not taking the situation seriously. Chrysta Brousard saw the story of Joseph St. Julien on katc-- and she called the newsroom. She says her 7th grade son was bullied in the lockeroom, just like Joseph, and she... more »
September 27, 2010 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government agency in charge of offshore drilling will weigh in ahead of schedule on whether a ban on new deepwater wells should be lifted. The chief of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Michael Bromwich, told an investigative panel Monday that he is a month ahead... more »
September 27, 2010 12:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has told an appeals court that a judge's order halting federal funding of stem cell research would result in destruction of valuable biological materials and set back taxpayer-funded work. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals in Washington is considering whether to throw... more »
September 27, 2010 10:46 AM
The Cajun Invasion Dragon Boat Team is having their Pink Ribbon Jam II "A Celebration of Life." This fundraiser is to help out cancer patients who are under-insured, help pay travel cost for those needing to get to everyday treatment, and to help patients pay for mammograms.
The event... more »
September 24, 2010 9:38 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Long before the era of Brangelina, TMZ and around-the-clock celebrity obsession, Eddie Fisher had a leading role in arguably the most explosive sex scandal of Hollywood's golden age. He was a music superstar and household name to millions of teenage girls who adored his crooning long... more »
September 24, 2010 6:10 PM
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced today the reopening of oyster harvesting areas 2, 3, 14, 15 and 17 after working with officials from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other state and federal partners. Harvest areas 2 and 3, which were originally closed July 5th, are... more »
September 24, 2010 5:27 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil giant BP is working behind the scenes to formulate its own estimate for how much crude spewed from its well in the Gulf of Mexico, as it prepares for a potential legal fight with the U.S. government over fines. The company has carefully avoided accepting... more »