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  • Friends of the Library

    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 »
  • It's the end of the road for Jon Huntsman

    January 16, 2012 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the end of the road for Jon Huntsman. The Republican presidential candidate is expected to pull out of the race today and back front-runner Mitt Romney. Huntsman, who served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, had counted on New Hampshire to make him a legitimate... more »
  • Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Charged with Shooting Her Boyfriend

    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 »
  • Joe Dennis has called a meeting of the LHA Board

    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.
  • USA - MMA Return of The Champions

    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 »
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act

    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 »
  • Most of the Miners are out

    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 »
  • Chef Paul Prudhomme King of The Yambilee Festival

    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 »
  • Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Announced

    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 »
  • Fruit of the Loom Announces Closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette

    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 »
  • Out of the Darkness Community Walk

    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 »
  • Another Chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has Been Opened to Fishing

    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 »
  • Sentencing Delayed for Head of Defunct Movie Studio for Selling Nonexisting Tax Credits to Members of the Saints

    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 »
  • Italian Authorities Investigating Top Officials of the Vatican Bank

    September 21, 2010 12:59 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Italian authorities seized euro23 million ($30.18 million) from a Vatican bank account Tuesday and said they have begun investigating top officials of the Vatican bank in connection with a money laundering probe. The Vatican said it was "perplexed and surprised" by the investigation. Italian financial police... more »
  • Administrator of the $20 Billion "Skeptical" of Claims Not Close to Disaster

    September 14, 2010 5:55 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill said Tuesday he is "skeptical" of claims that are not in close proximity to the BP disaster but is becoming more flexible on the issue. Ken Feinberg told members of the... more »
  • Hurricane Julia Has Formed Becoming the 5th Hurricane of the Season

    September 14, 2010 1:06 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Julia has formed far out over the Atlantic, becoming the fifth hurricane of the season. Julia has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 75 mph (120 kph) with some additional strengthening expected during the next day or so. The hurricane is located about 330 miles (535 kilometers)... more »
  • 7th Tropical Storm of the Season has Formed

    September 1, 2010 5:11 PM

    Forecasters say the seventh tropical storm of the season has formed far out in the Atlantic on the heels of Hurricane Earl that's steaming toward the Eastern Seaboard. Gaston is the fourth tropical storm to form in the last 11 days for a season that has suddenly become busy. So... more »
  • Hurricane Watch Issued For Most Of The North Carolina Coast

    August 31, 2010 5:07 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - A hurricane watch has been issued for most of the North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Earl. Earl is a Category 4 storm with winds near 135 mph (215 kph). It's about 1,000 miles (1,605 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. A hurricane watch is in effect... more »
  • Scientists Say Most Of The Oil Still There

    August 16, 2010 6:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Georgia scientists say their analysis shows that most of that BP oil the government said was gone from the Gulf of Mexico is still there. The scientists say as much as 80 percent of the oil still lurks under the surface. The Georgia team said it is... more »
  • A Stretch of the Gulf will Reopen to Fishing

    August 10, 2010 12:48 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities are set to announce that a stretch of the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle will be reopened for commercial and recreational fishing. Large swaths of the Gulf of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have been closed to fishing since the... more »
  • BP Has Started to Pump Cement Down the Throat of the Well

    August 5, 2010 10:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP says it has started to pump cement down the throat of the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well in hopes of sealing it for good. The company said Thursday it started to shove cement down the well at 9:15 Central time from pipes attached to ships... more »
  • Chair of the NOLA Medical Center Board Replaced

    August 2, 2010 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director was ousted as chair of the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans, before the first board meeting. The LSU System announced Monday that Elaine Abell has been replaced as chair of the... more »
  • "Dead Zone" in the Gulf is One of the Largest Ever Measured

    August 2, 2010 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists say this year that the "dead zone" area that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever measured. The large area of low oxygen that chokes marine life comes in addition to the massive BP oil spill. Microbes that... more »
  • Three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River are now reopen

    July 30, 2010 9:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
  • Debris Found In The Bottom Of The Relief Well Will Delay Effort

    July 30, 2010 1:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The government's point man for the Gulf oil spill says there's been a delay in a procedure that will help stop the gusher for good. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Friday that debris was found in the bottom of the relief well that must be... more »
  • Julia Williams: Louisiana's Teacher of the Year 2011

    July 26, 2010 4:14 PM

    Julia Williams, a math teacher at Lafayette High School, has been named Louisiana's Teacher of the Year 2011. In January, Williams will take over from Louisiana Teacher of the Year 2010, Holly Boffy of Paul Breaux Middle School. This is first time in a decade, and only the third time... more »
  • Cardiovascular Institute of the South Extends Care to Youngsville

    July 26, 2010 12:31 PM

    YOUNGSVILLE- To make cardiovascular care more accessible for the Youngsville community, Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) announces the opening of a new clinic located at 1516 Chemin Metairie, Suite 100 B. Dr. Wade May will begin seeing patients at this new location on Monday, July 26. CIS is... more »
  • Scientists Are Beginning to Determine the Full Impact of the Spill

    July 21, 2010 4:21 PM

    SUITLAND, Md. (AP) - The Smithsonian's vast collection of 137 million objects can come in handy at a time like this. Scientists are beginning to determine the full impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and help guide its recovery. And they will need to know about... more »
  • July 19, Day 90 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    July 19, 2010 5:00 PM

    A summary of events Monday, July 19, Day 90 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • July 14, Day 85 Of The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

    July 14, 2010 12:42 PM

    A summary of events Wednesday, July 14, Day 85 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • Owner Of The New York Yankees Has Died

    July 13, 2010 11:14 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4. Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St.... more »
  • July 13, Day 84 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    July 13, 2010 11:04 AM

    A summary of events Tuesday, July 13, Day 84 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • New Executive Director Of The Louisiana Democratic Party

    July 12, 2010 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Renee Lapeyrolerie (lap-uh-ROLL-er-REE) has been named executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party. She'll manage day-to-day party operations. Lapeyrolerie served as political director for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's re-election campaign. She also worked on the 2003 campaign of former Gov. Kathleen Blanco and Mitch Landrieu's... more »
  • Day 78 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    July 7, 2010 4:16 PM

    A summary of events Wednesday, July 7, Day 78 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • Longest Serving Member Of The U.S. Senate Dies At 92

    June 28, 2010 11:59 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Robert C. Byrd, the longest serving member of the U.S. Senate, a fiery orator and hard-charging power broker who steered billions of federal dollars to his beloved West Virginia, died Monday. He was 92. A spokesman for the family, Jesse Jacobs, said that Byrd died at about... more »
  • Lawyer Who Handled Payouts For 9/11 Will Administer $20 Billion To Victims Of The Spill

    June 25, 2010 7:04 PM

    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer who handled payouts for families of Sept. 11 victims and will administer the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, spent about an hour Friday answering questions and explaining how the... more »
  • June 25, Day 66 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 25, 2010 10:55 AM

    A summary of events Friday, June 25, Day 66 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • June 24, Day 65 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 24, 2010 11:14 AM

    A summary of events Thursday, June 24, Day 65 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The blast... more »
  • June 22, Day 63 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 22, 2010 11:45 AM

    A summary of events on Tuesday, June 22, Day 63 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • June 17, Day 58 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 17, 2010 2:04 PM

    A summary of events on Thursday, June 17, Day 58 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • June 16, Day 57 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 16, 2010 11:46 AM

    A summary of events on Wednesday, June 16, Day 57 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • June 15, Day 56 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 15, 2010 12:49 PM

    A summary of events on Tuesday, June 15, Day 56 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Majority not unanimous vote needed for nonviolent offenders parole

    June 14, 2010 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The parole board's voting rules would be eased for certain nonviolent offenders who have participated in rehabilitative programs, under a bill that received final passage Monday with a 22-7 Senate vote. The proposal (House Bill 195) by Rep. Fred Mills, D-Parks, would allow those inmates... more »
  • Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast

    June 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - As President Barack Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast Monday, the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of independent victims' compensation fund that the president is demanding. Obama spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters traveling... more »
  • June 14, Day 55 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 14, 2010 11:53 AM

    A summary of events on Monday, June 14, Day 55 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • June 9, Day 50 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 9, 2010 10:57 AM

    A summary of events on Wednesday, June 9, Day 50 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Day 49 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

    June 8, 2010 11:02 AM

    A summary of events on Tuesday, June 8, Day 49 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • The People of the Gulf Coast "Are Going To Need Help From The Entire Country"

    June 7, 2010 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is reassuring Americans that "we will get through this crisis" in the Gulf of Mexico but that it will take time and effort. Surrounded by Cabinet members, Obama and top federal officials were briefed on the government's battle against an unprecedented oil spill... more »
  • Families Of The 11 Workers Killed Will Visit White House Next Week

    June 4, 2010 6:23 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The families of the 11 workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf will visit the White House next week. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama as he toured the Gulf... more »
  • Day 45 Of The Gulf Of Mexico Oil Spill

    June 4, 2010 12:18 PM

    A summary of events on Friday, June 4, Day 45 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • 4,400 Members of the U.S. Military Have Died in Iraq War

    June 1, 2010 4:47 PM

    As of Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at least 4,400 members of the U.S. military had died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes nine military civilians killed in action. At least 3,486 military personnel died as a result... more »
  • 20th anniversary of the mob classic "Goodfellas"

    June 1, 2010 12:18 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Spike TV is bringing together Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the mob classic "Goodfellas." The two stars will be at Spike's fourth annual "Guy's Choice" awards, to be televised June 20. Event producer Casey Patterson says "Goodfellas" is considered... more »
  • The Associate Member of the Year Award

    May 26, 2010 3:51 PM

    The Louisiana Association of Broadcasters recognized Keith Simon as the recipient of its 2010 Associate Member of the Year Award. The award recognizes Simon's leadership in news, marketing, public service, and commitment to our community. The Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual representing... more »
  • Monday, May 24, Day 33 of the oil spill

    May 24, 2010 7:40 PM

    By The Associated Press A summary of events on Monday, May 24, Day 33 of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with the April 20 explosion and fire on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of... more »
  • BP Siphoning More Than a Fifth of the Oil Spewing

    May 17, 2010 11:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP said Monday it was siphoning more than a fifth of the oil spewing into the Gulf of Mexico, but worries escalated about the ooze reaching a major ocean current that could carry it through the Florida Keys and up the East Coast. BP PLC chief... more »
  • Day 23 of The Oil Spill

    May 12, 2010 5:23 PM

    By The Associated Press Events May 12, Day 23 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire on April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Day 21 Of The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

    May 10, 2010 6:54 PM

    By The Associated Press Events May 10, Day 21 of a Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began with an explosion and fire on April 20 on the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, owned by Transocean Ltd. and leased by BP PLC, which is in charge of cleanup and containment. The... more »
  • Oil Could Force Closure Of The LA Offshore Oil Port

    May 7, 2010 2:54 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - Oil gushing from a blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico could force closure of the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port next week, authorities said Friday. The port, known as LOOP, is a platform off the Louisiana coast about 80 miles southwest of New... more »
  • Precise Accounting of the U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

    May 3, 2010 4:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is expected to release a more precise accounting of the U.S. nuclear arsenal Monday, military and other U.S. officials said, shedding new light on a secretive arsenal born in the Cold War and now shrinking rapidly. The release coincides with Secretary of State Hillary... more »
  • Oil Burning in the Gulf of Mexico

    April 28, 2010 5:36 PM

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's a hellish scene: Giant sheets of flame racing across the Gulf of Mexico as thick, black smoke billows high into sky. This, though, is no Hollywood action movie. It's the real-life plan to be deployed just 20 miles from the Gulf Coast... 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 »
  • Bishop Michael Jarrell urges special collection for relief efforts in Haiti

    January 14, 2010 3:46 PM

    LAFAYETTE-Bishop Michael Jarrell of the Diocese of Lafayette, has issued a letter to all pastors, administrators and parish life coordinators of Catholic church parishes in the diocese urging a special collection this weekend or as soon as possible thereafter for relief efforts in Haiti following the devastation of the recent... more »
  • Red Cross website helps Haitians trace loved ones

    January 14, 2010 2:33 PM

    The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a Web site to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince. The Red Cross says it hopes the dedicated site will help restore contact between separated family members. The site can... more »

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