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  • Youngsville Debates Surplus and One Cent Sales Tax

    June 25, 2012 11:38 PM

    The city of Youngsville is trying to figure out what to do about a $1.3 million surplus for the police department. A one cent sales tax was put in place in 1981, specifically to bring in money for police protection. But now it's bringing in more than the police... more »
  • Youngsville Council Wants Public To Reconsider Sales Tax After Surplus

    June 20, 2012 10:03 PM

    Having too much money is an unusual problem for cities these days, but that's just what's happening in Youngsville. A one cent sales tax, dedicated to fund police protection, has generated a $1.3 million surplus. Voters just approved different sales tax to fund a sports complex, and the city... more »
  • Iberia Parish: Fatal Accident

    June 9, 2012 3:03 PM

    Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Jefferson Island Road near Norris Road shortly after 11:00 last night. The driver of a pick up truck was pronounced dead on the scene, there was no one else in the vehicle. The identity of the victim is being withheld until... more »
  • Hollygrove Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

    March 28, 2012 9:18 AM

    A 31-year-old man was killed after a shooting that happened at around 5:25 am. The man was found with one shot in the head at a Hollygrove residence in the 3800 block of Cambronne st. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call... more »
  • One Dead in Crash Involving Motorcycle

    March 26, 2012 10:20 AM

    Lafayette, LA - On March 25, 2011, at approximately 8:40 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 3100 block of Ambassador Caffery Parkway regarding a crash involving a motorcycle. Investigators indicate that a Ford F-250 was traveling south on Ambassador Caffery Pkwy in the left travel lane, when a motorcycle entered... more »
  • Bank Scare in Lafayette

    February 26, 2012 1:28 PM

    Plenty of police activity along Johnston Street in Lafayette Saturday morning. Police were called to the Capital One Bank, the alarm sounding but this story, isn't what you might be thinking. Thankfully there was not a robbery at the Capital One Bank on Johnston and Doucet Road in... more »
  • On the ballot: Amendment #1

    November 9, 2011 3:02 AM

    On the November 19th ballot voters will find a statewide constitutional amendment: Proposed Amendment No. 1 , which could have a big impact on those in the real estate market. If approved, Amendment No. 1 would prohibit what are known as "transfer taxes," essentially new fees on the sale... more »
  • Redistricting Forces Malbreaux to Withdraw From Race

    September 14, 2011 2:54 AM

    Due to population shifts in the 2010 census, council lines in Lafayette Parish were redrawn earlier this year. That means some residents will find themselves in new council districts when the changes officially take effect in January. Among the voters impacted by the changes, at least one candidate for public... more »
  • 1 Year Since Devastating Earthquake in Haiti

    January 12, 2011 7:31 AM

    It was one year ago a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck near Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, killing more than 230 thousand people and displacing more than one-million leaving them homeless.
  • One More Time, but with Fewer Candidates

    October 28, 2010 7:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A night after six Senate candidates took part in a debate on one New Orleans television station, another station airs the second and last major candidate debate with the two best known candidates. Republican incumbent David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Charlie Melancon, are to... more »
  • Lanky, brooding Superman for contemporary world

    October 27, 2010 9:59 PM

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The big "S" is still on his chest, but the new Superman coming to the shelves of book stores next week is not exactly the chipper and bright-eyed optimist of lore. Instead, the kid from Krypton featured in "Superman: Earth One" that was released to comic book... more »
  • Renewal of a One-Mil Tax Fails For the St. Landry Parish Jail

    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 »
  • 1 Suspect in Custody in Child's Death

    September 30, 2010 7:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police have arrested one of two men wanted in the shooting death of 2-year-old Jeremy Galmon. Police say Galmon was shot in the head as he sat in a parked car on Sunday. 28-year-old Jamiron Pollard was arrested at a home in the eastern... more »
  • Louisiana Applies for $147M in Federal Stimulus Money

    September 10, 2010 7:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Jindal administration has formally applied for $147 million Louisiana is eligible to receive from a recently passed federal stimulus bill. The state Department of Education announced the decision Thursday, though the application was signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal's chief budget adviser, Commissioner of Administration... more »
  • One Dead & One in Custody After Fatal Lafayette Shooting

    August 20, 2010 12:08 AM

    One person is dead after a fatal shooting in the 900 block of Webb Street in Lafayette.The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says a white male is in custody and four other people that were inside the residence were taken into the department for questioning. Keep it tuned to KATC and... more »
  • UPS Driver Killed in One-Vehicle Crash

    August 17, 2010 8:45 AM

    COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - State police say a 41-year-old West Monroe man died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle crash in Caldwell Parish. Troopers say that a UPS delivery van was northbound on La. Highway 846 approaching a left hand curve Monday when it ran off the road and overturned.... more »
  • 3 Alleged Home Invaders Shot, 1 Killed

    August 3, 2010 5:59 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Police say people defending their homes killed one person and wounded another in Alexandria, and injured a third in a nearby part of Rapides Parish. Both incidents occurred early Monday. Alexandria police say 24-year-old Darwin Johnson of Alexandria was killed when he and a second man... 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 »
  • No One Won The Major Jackpots In The Lotto And Powerball

    July 29, 2010 11:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No one won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $550,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $625,000 for Saturday. Meanwhile, Powerball players matching... more »
  • 100 Days of Oil: Gulf Life Will Never Be the Same

    July 28, 2010 7:03 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - A hundred days ago, shop owner Cherie Pete was getting ready for a busy summer serving ice cream and po-boys to hungry fisherman. Local official Billy Nungesser was planning his wedding. Environmental activist Enid Sisskin was preparing a speech about the dangers of offshore drilling.... more »
  • Oil Hits Louisiana's Largest Seabird Nesting Area

    July 15, 2010 7:29 AM

    Biologists say oil has smeared at least 300-400 pelicans and hundreds of terns in the largest seabird nesting area along the Louisiana coast - marking a sharp and sudden escalation in wildlife harmed by BP's Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The finding underscores that official tallies of birds impacted... more »
  • I-10 At Mile Marker 92 Westbound Reduced To One Lane Thursday

    July 13, 2010 12:38 PM

    I-10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction on Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the LA 95 Interchange, mile marker 92, to install foundations for light poles in the median for the LA 95 Interchange Lighting Project at this location. Work will be 7:00 am until 7:00... more »
  • SW Louisiana Starting One-Stop Economic Center

    July 4, 2010 3:26 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A seed has been planted that officials hope will bear fruit for generations of Southwest Louisiana residents to come. McNeese State University, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, the city of Lake Charles and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance last week signed the charter for... more »
  • Two Dead & One Missing After Boating Accident

    May 30, 2010 6:40 PM

    MAUREPAS, La. (AP) - The bodies of two victims of a weekend boating accident in Lake Maurepas have been found. The bodies of 20-year-old Ann Hite and 14-year-old Mikayla Thibodeaux, both of Gonzales, were found Sunday, said Adam Einck of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. A third person,... more »
  • Tube Getting Over One Fifth of Gushing Oil

    May 17, 2010 7:51 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP chief operating officer Doug Suttles says a mile-long tube has been collecting more than one-fifth of the oil that's spewing into the Gulf of Mexico from a blown-out well. Speaking Monday on NBC's "Today" show, Suttles said the tube has been siphoning more than 1,000... 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 »
  • New Iberia Robbery Leaves One Dead

    April 13, 2010 12:10 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies say an attempted robbery in the parking lot of a New Iberia grocery store has left one man dead. Lt. Ryan Turner said deputies received a call around 9:10 p.m. Monday about a shooting at D&K Grocery. Turner says the unidentified... more »
  • Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Reduced To One Lane

    March 25, 2010 5:36 PM

    Interstate 10 on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge will be reduced to one lane nightly in the westbound direction over the period of the next six weeks beginning with closure between mile marker 131 and mile marker 127 on Monday, March 29, 2010 in Iberville Parish. The lane closure is... more »
  • UL One Of Top 100 Public Research Universities In Nation

    March 24, 2010 5:01 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is one of the top 100 public research universities in the nation, a new report by The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government shows. The institute conducts analyses of how state and local governments implement major policy directions. It is the public policy... more »
  • Rep. Charlie Melancon Says No One Owns "Who Dat?!?"

    January 29, 2010 6:36 PM

    This week has been a great one for Saints fans, as we've been celebrating our beloved team making it to the Super Bowl for the first time in team history. But some heavy-handed legal posturing by the NFL is threatening to put a damper on our celebration. Over... more »
  • One Year Extension For Cleco/Opelousas Negotiations

    January 4, 2010 8:11 PM

    Officials with the City of Opelousas have one year to decide if they want to renew their contract with Cleco. The power company granted the extension until December 31st of this year. The city's current contract expires August 2011. Cleco has served Opelousas customers for almost 19 years.
  • LSU Selected to Capital One Bowl

    December 6, 2009 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The 13 th -ranked LSU football team will usher in the New Year in Orlando as the Tigers will face Penn State in the Capital One Bowl, officials from the bowl game announced on Sunday. The Capital One Bowl will be held on... more »
  • Louisiana Pepperplex Receives Grant

    November 19, 2009 5:16 PM

    The reason behind the Louisiana Pepperplex is easy, sports. But it's purpose is something greater. "If we can keep our children busy the temptations of today's age will be a lot less," says Pepperplex founder Troy Comeaux. Six years ago Comeaux and a group of volunteers started the... more »

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