February 4, 2012 10:11 AM
An Avoyelles Parish girl abducted by her biological father is safe this morning.
Three-year-old Riley Renee Gautreaux and her father, Corey Gautreaux, were discovered in the Turkey Creek area this morning.
Friday afternoon, Corey Gautreaux allegedly abducted Riley by force from a residence in Bunkie around 3 o'clock... more »
March 14, 2011 12:13 AM
In Evangeline Parish Sunday, a celebration a century in the making. KATC'S Chris Welty was there for the festivities and learned more about the town's unique history.
"A hundred years ago, on this past Wednesday, March 9th, the town of Basile was incorporated as a village...population 267. So we... more »
January 4, 2011 8:04 AM
EDGARD, La. (AP) - A St. John the Baptist Parish grand jury has indicted Earnest Joseph III in the death of a 15-year-old LaPlace girl. District Attorney Tom Daley says that the second-degree murder charge was returned Monday. Joseph is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 12. The 27-year-old Joseph is... more »
December 21, 2010 8:06 PM
HOMER, La. (AP) - A Haynesville teenager has been booked with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Claiborne Parish Police Juror Brian "Butch" Bays. Sheriff Ken Bailey told The Times that 19-year-old Donte Fielding was arrested Friday night and held at the Claiborne Parish Detention Center on a weapons... more »
December 6, 2010 10:09 PM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A trio of boys - two 6-year-olds and a 3-year-old - were found with stolen goods after a man returned home to find them in his house. Covington Police officers found the children playing across from the house when they arrived on Saturday. According to a... more »
November 11, 2010 7:49 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted an Addis man and a Baton Rouge woman as principals to second-degree murder in the 2007 beating death of the woman's 16-month-old daughter. A state judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for the child's mother, Shaelsie Jason, who is currently... more »
October 18, 2010 12:25 PM
This notice is to advise students/parents/guardians of the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (SBESE) policy regarding the administration of the "Old GEE" to students who became tenth graders before the 1999-2000 school year.
The 1999-2000 tenth graders are the last students who must pass all five... more »
October 11, 2010 11:37 AM
Two Berwick teens are arrested after allegedly having sexual relations with a 13 year old. Ethan J. Falls, 18, was arrested for Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and Oral Sexual Battery. Arrest stems from an investigation into an incident reported to the St. Mary Sheriff's Office on September 23,... more »
October 7, 2010 9:39 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo Parish grand jury on Thursday indicted a 71-year-old woman accused of paying someone $1,000 to kill her husband so she could sell his land. Bobbie Loretta Luttrell faces one count of first-degree murder in the July 25 death of her husband, Ernest Luttrell, 73.... 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 3, 2010 11:08 PM
A bad crash in Vermilion Parish has left a 3 year old child with serious injuries.
State Police say a car drove off the road at Highway 82 and Highway 3147 in the Pecan Island area Saturday evening.
The car went down an embankment and into a body... more »
September 27, 2010 2:32 PM
UPDATE- PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two men have been charged in the 1993 killing of a 15-year-old girl after the wife of one of them turned him in, according to court documents obtained by The Associated Press. Shannon Marshall told New Castle and Pennsylvania State Police that she went along when... more »
September 27, 2010 7:17 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man shot at a moving car and hit and killed a 2-year-old boy in a parked car. Police say they're looking for whoever killed Jerremy Galmon, who died at a hospital Sunday. Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman, says witnesses told... more »
September 24, 2010 12:37 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 74-year-old Shreveport woman has been arrested for stealing the identity of her 87-year-old friend. Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator says Dorothy Johnson was arrested Friday for identity theft and theft of assets of an aged person. Prator said Johnson opened credit cards using... more »
September 21, 2010 7:08 PM
A home invasion has this quiet neighborhood on edge. Police say Sunday night in Loreauville, two masked men broke into a home and beat a 77-year-old man, sending him to the hospital. "Two males attempted to break into his residence." Lt. Ryan Turner of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says,... more »
September 21, 2010 9:27 AM
MANSFIELD, La. - A DeSoto grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old Mansfield man in connection with the Aug. 8 stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and her sister. The grand jury returned two counts of first-degree murder Monday against Stephen Rivers. Rivers is being held in the DeSoto Detention Center... more »
September 20, 2010 9:35 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. - Lafayette police say a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the stabbing death of another 14-year-old boy. Police said the suspect, who was not identified because of his age, was booked Sunday into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Home on counts of second-degree murder and aggravated battery. Police... more »
September 14, 2010 4:36 PM
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A state grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old, who will be tried as an adult in the deaths of his parents. The News Star says the panel Monday handed up two counts of second-degree murder against Dalton Fletcher, who was arrested in class Friday at... more »
August 25, 2010 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 72-year-old New Orleans man has claimed the $990,648 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from Saturday's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said Wednesday that Donald Meilleur (mill-YARE) had the sole, winning ticket for the prize. On Monday, he received $693,453 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The... more »
August 23, 2010 11:29 PM
Her 4 year old son, Ty'zell Williams, rode his bike often enough she felt it was okay for him to go out of her sight. Now Shauda Williams regrets letting her boy pedal just the few yards down the road-- because while riding in the neighborhood where everyone knew his... more »
August 18, 2010 9:16 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting four young boys while he baby-sat for them this summer. Caddo Parish sheriff's detectives Wednesday arrested the teenager on four counts of aggravated rape. Sheriff Steve Prator says the victims are ages 4, 5, 7 and... more »
August 12, 2010 9:05 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman has been arrested after a 12-year-old homeless girl was reported missing and returned safely to her family hours later. Clackamas County sheriff's deputies said Elisabeth Shambaugh was reunited with her father and two siblings after a traffic stop Wednesday night by Hood River... more »
August 11, 2010 12:14 PM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - A Lafourche Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested on allegations that he raped a 6-year-old girl. The Daily Comet reports 33-year-old David Lewellen, of Thibodaux, was booked Tuesday night with aggravated rape. He is being held at the Lafourche jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.... more »
July 22, 2010 7:30 PM
A Eunice man is arrested after allegedly beating his girlfriend and her 5 year old daughter.
Police say Cody White entered his ex-girlfriend's house without permission....assaulted her and her child. After being arrested, White escaped but was re-captured and booked into the St Landry Parish jail. He faces15-charges including... more »
July 22, 2010 12:08 PM
On July 22, 2010 at approximately 12:48 a.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office directed patrol unit arrested Jabrison Kinchen, age 17 of New Iberia, for alleged criminal trespass.
Deputies responded to a call on the 200 block of Monterey St. where a suspicious person was attempting to... more »
July 19, 2010 4:06 PM
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport Police want your help in finding a missing 12 year old girl.
They say Amber White was last seen around 3 PM Saturday at the Blue Ridge Mobile Home Park on Buncome Road.
Her parents called Police when she didn't return from the... more »
July 19, 2010 9:35 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - State police say two teenagers helped rescue a man and his son whose car ran into Cheniere Lake. Fourteen-year-old Chris Smith and 19-year-old Josh McDowel said they wish they could also have helped the man's wife, who died Saturday night. Troopers say 28-year-old Jessica Kelley died... more »
July 7, 2010 11:27 AM
FENTON, Mo. (AP) - They're calling it another Missouri miracle - a 4-year-old girl abducted from her front yard and found safe 70 miles away more than 24 hours later. The FBI said witnesses late Tuesday saw what they thought was a little boy wandering around a suburban St. Louis... more »
July 4, 2010 3:22 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An old Regions Bank branch in downtown Baton Rouge in two weeks will reopen as a high school, the Mentorship Academy. "We have two or three people coming in each week wanting to start a bank account," said Kelley McCormick, communications coordinator for the new... more »
June 11, 2010 9:37 AM
ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - West Feliciana Parish Sheriff J. Austin Daniel says investigators do not know a motive for an attack which left an 8-year-old boy dead, allegedly at the hands of a 16-year-old boy on a wooded trail in The Bluffs on Thompson Creek. Daniel said that the... more »
June 11, 2010 9:30 AM
ROANOKE, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis sheriff's deputies say a 23-year-old Jennings man died while trying to steal copper wire from a utility line. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said that Joel Schexnider was electrocuted at about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday near Roanoke as he was trying to throw a rope around the... more »
June 9, 2010 9:52 AM
FENTON, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities say a 1-year-old boy drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said the boy was reported missing from his Felton home just off U.S. Highway 165 at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday by his father, Deputy Chris Schexnayder. The child was... more »
June 7, 2010 1:51 PM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The widows of two workers killed in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion are calling on Congress to repeal a 90-year-old law that limits the amount of money survivors can recover in the deaths of family members. Natalie Roshto of Liberty, Miss., and Courtney Kemp... more »
June 1, 2010 6:35 PM
Donate your old trash cans to turn them into "artistic" recycling bins. The goal is to promote recycling of aluminum cans to the youth and raising awareness of environmental issues. All monies collected through recycling process goes to coastal cleanups.
This recycling program promises to reduce waste in our... more »
May 18, 2010 1:36 PM
Press Release- On May 5, 2010, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a two year old child that was in a non responsive state. The child was transported to a hospital in Lafayette, La. and had been placed on life support. May 7, 2010, it was... more »
May 14, 2010 11:33 AM
MISSING CHILD Endangered Runaway National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 VA 22314
Tyler Blaze Murphy Age: 13 DOB: 12/26/1996 Race: White Hair: Sandy Eyes: Black Height: 4'11 Weight: 105
Missing from: Opelousas, LA Missing Since: 05/01/2010 Details: Tyler was last seen on May 1, 2010. He... more »
May 7, 2010 9:42 AM
ALEXANDRIA, lA. (AP) - Alexandria police say a man has been arrested for allegedly giving his 5-year-old daughter alcohol. William Moore, age 49, of Alexandria, was booked with second-degree cruelty to a juvenile, according to The Town-Talk newspaper. According to the police report, the girl's mother told her daughter that... more »
April 30, 2010 1:27 PM
St. Martin Parish- Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 94 that claimed the life of a 13-year-old Parks girl.
According to investigating troopers, on April 30, 2010, shortly before 12:30 a.m., 18-year-old Joseph Early of Lafayette, LA, was driving a 2001 Daewoo east... more »
April 6, 2010 4:15 PM
A Truman Montessori student was left on a bus for almost 3 hours. The 5 year old had fallen asleep and woke up to an empty bus. The hot sweaty child pushed the door open and walked for a block before being discovered by a man who brought the child... more »
March 18, 2010 2:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Carleton Scott's 3-pointer rattled out in the
closing seconds, and 11th-seeded Old Dominion delivered the first
upset of the NCAA tournament when it stunned sixth-seeded Notre
Dame 51-50 on Thursday in the South Regional.
The Fighting Irish rushed the ball up... more »
February 18, 2010 5:54 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they had to put a Lafayette Parish woman's pet monkey to death after it bit a child. It happened last week in Lafayette, according to a news release from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The 3-year-old girl was at... more »
February 16, 2010 7:07 AM
An Acadia parish man is in jail after police say he took a hostage at his house. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's office tells KATC Wayne Boudreaux and his wife were arguing when Boudreaux fired a shotgun twice outside.
Deputies say he then locked himself in the house with a... more »
February 15, 2010 1:05 PM
Deputies and Swat Team members swarmed a house Sunday night after a report of a hostage situation involving a two year old child. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's office was called out to 430 Roxie Highway at 4:30 after receiving a call that a man was shooting at his family. Law... more »
January 9, 2010 10:14 PM
Henderson Fire Officials are investigating a blaze that happened in the 11-hundred block of Old Henderson Highway at12:30 this afternoon. no one was injured in the fire and the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.
November 6, 2009 2:50 PM
On November 6, 2009, at approximately 11:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of Mudd Avenue and the NE Evangeline Thruway regarding a crash involving a pedestrian. According to witnesses, the pedestrian, a 70 year old male of Lafayette, for unknown reasons stepped into the... more »
October 8, 2009 8:59 AM
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Levi Johnston is going for the ultimate exposure - the 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin's grandchild will pose nude for Playgirl, his attorney said Wednesday. To get ready for his close-up, Johnston is training three hours a day, six nights a week at an Anchorage gym... more »
October 8, 2009 8:43 AM
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - The rape of a woman in Louisiana woman has been linked to five rapes in Mississippi's Jones County. Maj. Robbie Suber of the Jones County Sheriff's Department says DNA evidence links the August assault on an 87-year-old woman in New Iberia, La., to five assaults on... more »
September 26, 2009 9:57 PM
A LAFAYETTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED INCEST OF A 4-YEAR OLD CHILD.
LAFAYETTE SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS ARRESTED 40-YEAR OLD SEAN GALLAGHER AFTER THE MOTHER OF THE GIRL CONTACTED AUTHORITIES. GALLAGHER IS BEING HELD ON 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.
September 23, 2009 3:11 PM
Traffic investigators have identified the victim in Tuesday's early morning death as Kaine Kulka (18) . Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was traveling south on Highway 90 the morning of the incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department. It is believed that the victim... more »
September 22, 2009 3:03 PM
On September 22, 2009, at approximately 1:23 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the southbound lane of Highway 90 near its intersection with Southpark Rd, regarding a traffic incident. According to investigators, the victim, an 18 year old male, was riding in the bed of a pickup... more »