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  • Iberia Parish Shooting on South Hopkins Street

    April 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Hopkins Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Deputies report a 15 year old male and an adult identified as Dequasis Jean Batiste were wounded during an exchange of gunfire. Witnesses tell the Sheriff's Department, an unknown... more »
  • New Blackberry Smartphones On The Way

    November 1, 2012 4:06 AM

    TORONTO (AP) - Is it the start of a rebound for Blackberry, or the electronic equivalent of shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic? Research In Motion, the company that makes the Blackberry line, says it has started testing on its newest models. The smartphones are being given the once-over... more »
  • Recall On Southern Home Brand Salad Mixes

    July 6, 2012 8:12 AM

    BI-LO announced a voluntary recall of two store brand products, the Southern Home Bacon Ranch Salad Mix and the Southern Home Creamy Parmesan Salad Mix. According to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the reason for the recall is the potential for the product to contain small metal fragments.
  • RI foreclosures take heavy toll on rental market

    March 29, 2012 8:13 AM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A new report says foreclosures in Rhode Island have taken a heavy toll on renters in a state with a large stock of multi-family homes, shrinking the inventory of available apartments and driving up prices. The nonprofit HousingWorks RI coalition found that nearly a third of... more »
  • Simon, Stills, Weir sing on autism film soundtrack

    January 10, 2011 9:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - What do Norah Jones, Carly Simon, Scarlett Johannson, Ben Harper, Bob Weir, Steven Stills and Vincent Gallo have in common? All have lent their voices to the soundtrack for a documentary about autism, which will be released Tuesday on iTunes. "Wretches & Jabberers" follows two men... more »
  • Motorcycle Plunges 60 Feet From On-ramp

    December 29, 2010 8:07 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - Mandeville police say a 34-year-old motorcyclist from Florida died when he hit an on-ramp side wall, throwing 135 feet away and 50 to 60 feet down. Police Capt. Ron Ruple tells The Times-Picayune that Seth Garcia of Cocoa died about 2:30 a.m. Christmas Day. He says... more »
  • Men take toddler on alleged drug run

    December 20, 2010 9:34 PM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - Three men have been arrested after a police stop found over a pound of marijuana in their car along with a 3-year-old child. State police say that just before 9 a.m. Sunday, troopers in Hammond pulled over a sports utility vehicle that was impeding traffic. WWL-TV... more »
  • Gambling board gets presentations on casino

    December 16, 2010 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three companies applying for the state's last available riverboat casino license are proposing projects in Jefferson Parish and Lake Charles. The applicants made their presentations to the Louisiana Gaming Control Board on Thursday. Penn National Gaming Inc. is proposing a second casino in the New... more »
  • Music festival producer arrested on rape charge

    November 5, 2010 9:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who produces two of New Orleans' largest music festivals was arrested Friday on a rape charge, but his lawyer says he has been falsely accused. Stephen Rehage, founder and producer of Voodoo Fest and producer of the Essence Music Festival, was freed on $10,000... more »
  • 'Fiddler On the Roof' composer Jerry Bock dies

    November 3, 2010 10:05 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Bock, who composed some of the most memorable shows in Broadway history, including "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Fiorello!" has died. He was 81. Richard M. Ticktin, Bock's attorney and family friend, said the composer died Wednesday morning at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco,... more »
  • Actor who played Danno on `Hawaii Five-O' dies

    October 28, 2010 9:38 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stage and screen actor James MacArthur, who played "Danno" in the original version of television's "Hawaii Five-O," died Thursday at age 72. MacArthur's agent, Richard Lewis, said the actor died in Florida of "natural causes," but no direct cause was specified. In a career that spanned... more »
  • Update on Fatal Hit and Run

    October 23, 2010 10:00 PM

    An update on a fatal hit and run crash this week in Saint Mary Parish. State Police are looking for a gold or pewter colored Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon, model years 1999-2002. Troopers believe the driver struck and killed a Florida man as he walked on the side... more »
  • NPR gets earful from listeners on Williams firing

    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 »
  • Marksville man arrested on sex charges

    October 22, 2010 9:21 AM

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputies say a 52-year-old Marksville man has been arrested on sex charges involving children. Allen Chris Gintz was arrested Wednesday after Avoyelles authorities received a complaint of suspected sexual abuse involving children. Officials executed a search warrant at the Gintz's home after a... more »
  • Sulphur man dies in Accident on I-10

    October 20, 2010 10:03 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police say a 61-year-old Sulphur man died in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 in Jefferson Davis Parish. Troopers say Elwood Prater Jr. was westbound shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday when he lost control of his vehicle. Officials say the vehicle left the road, flipped... more »
  • Obama-Military's Ban On Gays Will End On His Watch

    October 14, 2010 5:11 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the military's ban on gays serving openly in the military will end on his watch. Speaking at a town hall meeting of young adults Thursday, Obama said he believes anyone who wants to serve in the military should be allowed to do... more »
  • Pope John Paul II Academy is having a Fall Fest on Oct 31

    October 14, 2010 11:13 AM

    Mark your calendars for a family-friendly festival on October 31st! Hosted by Pope John Paul II Academy at the De La Salle Christian Brothers' property, this event will feature old-fashioned, family fun, with terrific music and food from vendors in the area. Costume contests will be held for children, who... more »
  • 5 indicted in DeSoto Council on Aging case

    October 13, 2010 9:54 PM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A DeSoto Parish grand jury on Wednesday indicted the former director of the DeSoto Council on Aging, three members of her family and a board member on charges they took thousands of dollars from the social-service agency and used the money for themselves. The grand jury... more »
  • Both LA Senators on List Acknowledging Most Corrupt Member of Congress

    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 »
  • Ark. deputy on leave after fatal shooting

    October 12, 2010 9:48 PM

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana man fatally shot by a Miller County, Ark., sheriff's deputy was active in trying to keep people off property he believed was his, and often appeared with a pistol on each hip. Miller County officials say the deputy sheriff, so far not... more »
  • No jurors on 1st day of ex-cop's stun gun trial

    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 »
  • New Health Risk for Women on Hormone Pills

    October 11, 2010 5:19 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Women who use hormone pills after menopause may have a new health issue to worry about. An analysis of government research suggests that kidney stones should be added to the list. The research looked at 24,000 postmenopausal women who were taking either hormones or dummy pills. The... more »
  • Ohio baby arrives at 10:10 a.m. on 10/10/10

    October 11, 2010 10:06 AM

    CLEVELAND (AP) - Proud parents in Cleveland are thinking of their baby as a perfect 10 - partly because of the way he arrived over the weekend. Kolsyn Liam Healy was born at 10:10 a.m. on Sunday, which was October 10th. That made it 10/10/10 on the calendar. The father,... more »
  • Technician challenges BP's claim on key devices

    October 7, 2010 3:09 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A technician is challenging BP's claim about how long it would have taken to install an additional number of a key device the oil giant had been warned was essential to prevent a significant gas flow problem in its well that later blew out. Centralizers make... more »
  • Workshop focuses on underground Storage Tanks

    October 7, 2010 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Quality will hold an underground storage tank training class Oct. 13 at Louisiana Technical College Acadian Campus in Crowley. The class is designed for owners or operators of underground storage tanks, such as gas stations, and focuses on leak detection,... more »
  • UL to Face No. 22 Oklahoma State on ESPN2

    October 6, 2010 9:46 AM

    The Ragin Cajuns will face number 22 ranked, Oklahoma State on ESPN2 Friday night at 8pm. The Cajuns are asking everyone to come out and pack the swamp! There will be many tailgating activities going on. The U.S. Marine Corp will be there, The Lt. Governor will be doing a... more »
  • "Sister Act" will be getting its groove on Broadway style

    October 5, 2010 5:27 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A theatrical adaptation of the movie "Sister Act" will be getting its groove on Broadway style. Producers say the musical based on the 1992 movie starring Whoopi Goldberg will begin performances at the Broadway Theatre in late March with an opening on April 20. The show... more »
  • New Restrictions on Lawyer Advertising

    October 5, 2010 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pair of plaintiffs attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule that some of the Louisiana Supreme Court's new restrictions on lawyer advertising are unconstitutional and can't be enforced. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on... more »
  • HIV-positive Kansas Airman Faces Hearing on Assault

    October 5, 2010 10:35 AM

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A military court in Kansas will decide whether enough evidence exists to court-martial an airman accused of having unprotected sex with several partners without telling them he is HIV positive. An Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury, will take place Tuesday at McConnell... more »
  • Fatal Shooting on Levee Investigated

    October 4, 2010 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old has been shot to death on the Mississippi River levee. Darius Augustus was shot Saturday night near the flag poles across from the Baton Rouge dock around 10:50 p.m. A police report says Augustus was standing on the levee with a... more »
  • US Investigative Panel meets for 5th Time on Spill

    October 4, 2010 5:46 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Federal investigators will be looking for key information about pressure tests, decision making and BP's safety culture when the next round of hearings begins Monday to determine the cause of the Gulf of Mexico rig explosion and oil spill. The weeklong hearings near New Orleans will... more »
  • Senators Say They Know Little Information on Where Deep Budget Cuts Will Fall

    October 1, 2010 1:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Senators say they've gotten too little information from the Jindal administration about where deep budget cuts should fall in the upcoming year. They're also saying the cost savings and consolidations talked about by Jindal administration leaders won't be enough to deal with the $1.6 billion... more »
  • NOAA says sediment on Gulf floor not visibly oiled

    September 30, 2010 10:22 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal scientists said Thursday they had not found any visible oil on the sea floor around the BP PLC well that spewed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Other scientists say they have found a layer of oil on the... more »
  • Two Constitutional Changes Await Voters on Saturday's Ballot

    September 30, 2010 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two constitutional changes await voters on Saturday's ballot, ideas that generated far more legislative debate than attention going into the election. One would change the date of legislative sessions, to start them a few weeks earlier each year. The other would make 425 workers in the Governor's... more »
  • Tarantino film editor dies on hike in LA hills

    September 28, 2010 9:50 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A longtime Quentin Tarantino film editor may have died from heat stroke while hiking in the Hollywood Hills during a record hot spell, a coroner's official said Tuesday. The body of Sally JoAnne Menke, 56, was discovered at 2:15 a.m. Tuesday in rugged Beachwood Canyon on... more »
  • Offshore Drilling Agency to Weigh in Ahead of Schedule on Moratorium

    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 »
  • BP Working to Estimate Amount of Oil Spewed From Well

    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 »
  • Birds released on Island Cleaned of Oil

    September 23, 2010 10:01 AM

    RACCOON ISLAND, La. - Two months after hundreds of oiled pelicans were discovered on Raccoon Island, brown pelicans cleaned of oil have been released on the island - also cleaned of oil. The release of four brown pelicans and another 11 birds onto Raccoon Island on Tuesday was the first... more »
  • Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler Are The New Judges On American Idol

    September 22, 2010 1:32 PM

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as "American Idol" judges next season, after months of turnover and speculation about the future of TV's top-rated show. With pomp rivaling that of a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Fox finally assembled the new pieces of the... more »
  • Vitter Ethics Complaint

    September 22, 2010 12:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government watchdog group in Washington is seeking a Senate ethics committee investigation of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter. Complaints from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington center on Vitter's former aide, Brent Furer. Furer was arrested for an alleged knife attack on a girlfriend in... more »
  • Black Bears on the Rise

    September 21, 2010 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first-ever scientific count shows Louisiana's largest black bear concentration, in a northeastern refuge, had about 300 animals in 2008. State biologist Mike Hooker, who recently completed analysis of data collected from 2006-08, said nearly 50 sows and about 100 cubs were moved from the area... more »
  • Judge to Rule on Satonia Small Case

    September 21, 2010 9:46 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. - A Caddo district judge will rule Sept. 30 on whether to acquit a Shreveport woman convicted of murder after her 6-year-old daughter died in an apartment fire while home alone with another child. Defense attorney Christopher Hatch filed the post-verdict motion Monday arguing that Satonia Small did... more »
  • Melancon Blasting Vitter on Fiscal Policy

    September 20, 2010 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Senate candidate Charlie Melancon is blasting Republican Sen. David Vitter on fiscal policy and Vitter's votes for several Bush-era spending measures. The criticism hits Vitter in an area that has been his strength. Vitter has positioned himself as a fiscal hawk who rails against... more »
  • Fire Rages in Bossier and Webster Parishes - One Worker Burned

    September 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    DOYLINE, La. - A state forestry worker is burned while bulldozing a firebreak against a woods fire that started near Doyline and spread toward Haughton. The worker's name and condition weren't available Monday morning. He was burned Sunday, when Bossier and Webster parish firefighters and state forestry workers spent more... more »
  • KISS Drummer Peter Criss Speaks Out On Male Breast Cancer

    September 17, 2010 12:54 PM

    POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) - Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss wants other men to know that they too can get breast cancer. The rock star best known for the ballad "Beth" beat the disease that's rarely found in men three years ago. He's participating in a walkathon for the... more »
  • Researchers Say Oil On Sea Floor Believed To Be From BP

    September 13, 2010 12:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Researchers say they've found patches of oil believed to be from the BP leak on the Gulf of Mexico sea floor. Some of these are two inches thick. University of Georgia researcher Samantha Joye (JOY) says she and her colleagues have found oil as much as... more »
  • Roger Ebert to appear on movie review show

    September 10, 2010 10:37 PM

    CHICAGO (AP) - Film critic Roger Ebert, who lost his ability to speak and eat after cancer surgeries, said Friday that he is returning to television on a movie review show that he is producing for public television. And, Ebert says, the thumbs up and thumbs down reviews made famous... more »
  • Judge: Military's ban on gays is unconstitutional

    September 9, 2010 9:48 PM

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A federal judge in Southern California on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional because it violates the First Amendment rights of gay and lesbians. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips granted a request for an injunction halting the government's "don't ask,... more »
  • Minister Backs Out of Burning Qurans on Sept. 11

    September 9, 2010 5:03 PM

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Christian minister in Fla. cancels plan to burn Qurans on Sept. 11, heeding to outcry.
  • Judges take court cases on the road

    September 7, 2010 9:20 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • Rant-Rev. Jones Burning Quran on 9/11?

    September 7, 2010 7:20 PM

    RANT: We'd like your opinion on this hot button issue. Email your thoughts to hoyt.harris@katctv.com. We could air your RANT tonight! GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The government turned up the pressure Tuesday on the head of a small Florida church who plans to burn copies of the Quran on... more »
  • LA Second Circuit Court of Appeal Taking the Bench on the Road

    September 7, 2010 12:13 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • Vessel Has Latched on to Blowout Preventer

    September 3, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A vessel has latched onto a key piece of evidence in the oil spill investigation so crews can raise the 300-ton device to the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. BP says the Helix Q4000 latched onto the blowout preventer a mile beneath the sea on... more »
  • Recall on Kia Soul and Sorento Vehicles

    September 2, 2010 11:18 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Kia Motors is recalling about 35,000 Soul and Sorento vehicles to fix wiring in the interior lighting panels that could lead to fires. The recall affects about 24,000 Kia Soul compact wagons from the 2010 model year and more than 11,000 Kia Sorento sedans from the 2011... more »
  • BP spent $93M on advertising after Gulf spill

    September 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil giant BP says it has spent more than $5 million a week on advertising since the Gulf Coast oil spill - more than three times the amount it spent on ads during the same period last year. BP PLC told the House Energy and Commerce Committee... more »
  • Jindal presses panel on drilling moratorium

    August 30, 2010 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal again sought an end to President Barack Obama's moratorium on deepwater oil drilling as he met Monday with two members of the president's commission investigating the BP oil spill: former Florida Sen. Bob Graham and National Geographic Society executive Terry Garcia. He got... more »
  • Bedbugs are on the Rise

    August 30, 2010 4:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators. The problem has gotten so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency warned this month against the... more »
  • Man on Horse Hit by Car

    August 30, 2010 12:28 PM

    CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA)- A man escaped severe injuries after the horse he was riding was hit by an on-coming car. According to Caddo Parish Sheriffs, the car was traveling on Highway 169 and was coming to the intersection of Highway 71, and the driver didn't see people riding their... more »
  • Katrina Victims Homes Destroyed by Fire on 5th Anniversary

    August 30, 2010 11:58 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some displaced Katrina victims from New Orleans lost their homes again in an apartment complex fire in Austin on the fifth anniversary of the hurricane. Authorities say at least half a dozen people were injured during the blaze Sunday. The cause of the fire, which damaged... more »
  • Paris Hilton Arrested on Cocaine Charge in Vegas

    August 28, 2010 4:31 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Paris Hilton was arrested late Friday after a police motorcycle officer smelled marijuana smoke wafting from a black Cadillac Escalade driven by her boyfriend on the Las Vegas Strip, then found cocaine in her purse, authorities said. A crowd quickly gathered when Hilton and Las Vegas... more »
  • 1 More Name on MS Roll of Katrina's Casualties

    August 28, 2010 3:47 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The names of 170 victims of Hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi were sandblasted on a memorial in preparation for ceremonies Sunday marking the storm's five-year anniversary. It would have been 169 if not for a chance encounter. Dennis Cowart, who designed the memorial, was tasked with... more »
  • Blog causes uproar on eve of Beck rally

    August 27, 2010 10:00 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - On the eve of conservative commentator Glenn Beck's rally at the Lincoln Memorial, a blogger's assertion that parts of the nation's capital should be avoided touched off accusations of racism and a sharp response by angry city leaders. Thousands of conservative, tea party supporters were expected at... more »
  • Government appeals ruling on FCC indecency rule

    August 26, 2010 10:13 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are appealing a recent court decision that struck down a 2004 government policy that says broadcasters can be fined for allowing even a single curse word on live television. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York threw out... more »
  • Woman to stand trial on charge of slicing DiCaprio

    August 26, 2010 10:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge ordered a woman to stand trial on a charge of slashing Leonardo DiCaprio's face with glass during a 2005 party. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Edmund Willcox Clarke ordered Aretha Wilson to face one count of assault with a deadly weapon. The charge includes... more »
  • Maine firm, Boeing, team up on self-drive kits

    August 26, 2010 9:36 PM

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A small Maine company and defense giant Boeing Co. announced Thursday they're teaming up to develop technology that will enable military ground vehicles to operate unmanned in hostile situations, sparing soldiers of the dangers they now face. Bolduc Technology Group, which is headquartered in Augusta, and... more »
  • BP exec avoids question on relief well completion

    August 26, 2010 9:26 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - BP officials testifying during a hearing in Houston were unwilling or unable to provide a clear picture of the company's heirarchy or say who was in charge of the rig leased by the oil giant the day it blew up. Federal investigators became visibly annoyed Thursday, with... more »
  • Charges Dropped on Jockque Ewing Randell

    August 26, 2010 2:11 PM

    A No True Bill for aggravated rape was filed by the Grand Jury, determining that the evidence did not support a criminal charge against Jockque Ewing Randell, 29, Opelousas LA. On August 24, 2010, the St. Landry Parish Grand Jury reported to and filed the following with the 27th... more »
  • Acadia Parish be on the Lookout for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    August 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Wayne Melancon is advising business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100.00 dollar bills. According to Sheriff's Melancon, Detectives are presently investigating the passing of a $100.00 counterfeit bill in the Morse area. Melancon stated that the bill is of such a good quality that... more »
  • Smoke Testing on Portion of Sewer System in New Iberia

    August 25, 2010 11:51 AM

    As part of the City of New Iberia's Sewer Improvements, CES will begin smoke testing on a portion of the sewer system on Thursday, August 26th. These tests will take approximately two business days and will occur between the hours of 7 am and 7 pm. The following... more »
  • Police Searching For Violent Criminal On The Loose

    August 24, 2010 11:39 PM

    A man wanted in two Texas towns for a violent crime spree could be somewhere in Acadiana at the moment and that has people on edge. "I heard that a man hijacked a van, hurt some woman really bad and he's somewhere around here but they don't know where." "If... more »
  • Newseum in Washington is Opening an Exhibit on How Katrina was Reported

    August 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, the Newseum in Washington is opening a special one-year exhibit on how the disaster was reported. The museum about news and the First Amendment also has produced a film featuring reflections from journalists. Two newspapers shared... more »
  • Rhythms on the River Series 2010

    August 24, 2010 4:12 PM

    Lafayette, LA. The Village of River Ranch will kick off its ninth fall season of the Rhythms on the River concert series on Thursday, September 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the River Ranch Town Square. The soul singer, well-loved Carencro native, Marc Broussard, will take the Rhythms... more »
  • Oil & Gas Blowout in Assumption Parish has Stopped on its own

    August 24, 2010 12:15 PM

    PAINCOURTVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say an oil and gas blowout in Assumption Parish has stopped on its own. Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') tells The Advocate that are preparing to cap the well from the surface while the flow is stopped. Zeringue said the exploratory well northwest of Paincourtville... more »
  • Oil spill investigators focus on communication

    August 23, 2010 5:35 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Federal investigators seeking the cause fr the rig explosion that led to BP's massive Gulf oil spill focused Monday on communication and chain of command, wondering at times whether the key players knew enough to handle an emergency. They also questioned whether a piece of failed equipment... more »
  • Study: Smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

    August 19, 2010 10:00 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - There's a lot less smoking in the movies these days, a new report shows. Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline since, according to research that looked at the most popular films from 1991 to 2009. Last year... more »
  • Feinberg Promises Quick Response on Spill Claims

    August 18, 2010 11:12 PM

    KENNER, La. (AP) - The man taking over the Gulf oil spill claims process from BP promised spill victims fast service, with short term emergency payments coming in two days for individuals and seven days for businesses if their applications are properly documented. Ken Feinberg told crowds in Louisiana on... more »
  • Former ATC head investigated on stalking claim

    August 18, 2010 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Investigators searched the office of the recently resigned commissioner of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, indicating in a warrant they sought evidence of allegations that Murphy Painter had stalked and harassed a former assistant. Painter, who served in the ATC post for 14 years, resigned Friday,... more »
  • $275 Million Renovation on Familiar Symbol of Hurricane Katrina

    August 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
  • Man Accused of Stabbing Son Goes on Trial Starting Today

    August 18, 2010 1:36 PM

    Newman Thibodeaux, the man accused of stabbing his son, Keith Thibodeaux, in the stomach earlier this year at the Belaire Cove Crawfish Etoufee cookoff in Ville Platte, goes on trial starting today in Ville Platte starting at 9am. Jury selection was held yesterday (Tuesday).
  • Tonight on KATC-Gulf Coast Claims Facility Takes Over From BP

    August 18, 2010 12:31 PM

    WASHINGTON - United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Ken Feinberg, Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, will host public meetings in Houma and Kenner, Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 18. Mr. Feinberg will detail the claims process that will be in place when the Gulf Coast Claims Facility... more »
  • Hood: No Decision Yet on Whether Miss. Will Sue BP

    August 17, 2010 8:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he hasn't decided yet whether to file a state lawsuit against BP over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hood said he's taking time to evaluate possible claims for damages created by... more »
  • Senate Field Hearing In Lafayette On Drilling Moratorium

    August 17, 2010 7:15 PM

    Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter were in Lafayette today for what's called a "field hearing." The subject of the hearing was the moratorium on deep water drilling. It happened today at the LITE Center and played out very much like hearings you might have seen on C-SPAN, people... more »
  • Mexico Slaps Tariffs on US Goods Over Trucking Ban

    August 16, 2010 8:33 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico says it will increase tariffs on a total of 99 U.S. products to pressure Washington to lift a ban on Mexican trucks entering the United States. Last year, Mexico added tariffs to 89 products after the U.S. canceled a pilot program that allowed some Mexican... more »
  • Vitter Reports More Than $5M Cash on Hand

    August 16, 2010 8:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter reports having nearly $5.4 million in his campaign coffers in advance of this month's primary election. The Republican is seeking a second term in office. His campaign released its latest round of finance reports Monday, detailing activity from July 1 to... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Holds Field Hearing on the Impact of Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Today, August 17, 2010, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will hold a field hearing on the impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium on small businesses in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. The field hearing entitled... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Police Car Flipped on HWY 354

    August 16, 2010 1:21 PM

    There is a Breaux Bridge police car flipped over on HWY 354 . Louisiana State Police are investigating the accident. This is not a fatal crash. KATC will have more information as soon as it is available.
  • Apple Manager Indicted in CA on Kickback Charges

    August 15, 2010 3:39 PM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - A manager at Apple Inc. has been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged kickback scheme involving suppliers of iPhone and iPod accessories. Authorities say 37-year-old Paul Shin Devine was arrested on Friday on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and kickbacks. The Sunnyvale... more »
  • Dr. Laura apologizes for saying N-word on the air

    August 12, 2010 9:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger has issued an apology for saying the N-word several times in an on-air conversation with a caller that she said was "hypersensitive" to racism. Schlessinger said on her website Wednesday that she was wrong in using the word for what... more »
  • Saints Pre-Season Games Available in HD on LUS Fiber

    August 12, 2010 3:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - LUS Fiber digital video subscribers can view all of the Saints pre-season games in HD on channel 407 beginning at 6:30 pm as the Saints face the New England Patriots. Customers can also watch the Saints play the Houston Texans on Aug. 21 at 7:00 pm and... more »
  • 4.9 Million Barrels-Government's Latest Estimate on How Much Oil Spewed

    August 11, 2010 4:07 PM

    A Massachusetts congressman is asking BP to accept the government's latest estimate of how much oil spewed from the company's blown-out Gulf well as a basis to determine how much it may face in civil fines. Rep. Ed Markey sent a letter Wednesday to the head of BP's U.S. operations... more »
  • BP Suspending Drilling on Well Until Storm Passes

    August 10, 2010 12:09 PM

    The government's point man for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says crews drilling a relief well to permanently stop the oil will suspend their work until storms pass. Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen says the suspension could delay completion of the relief well by two or... more »

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