August 9, 2014 12:18 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's field operations and Border Patrol offices have moved into a new building at the Port of Lake Charles. The American Press reports federal officials expect the new quarter to house the agency's growing staff in southwest Louisiana. Executive port director... more »
April 11, 2012 7:29 PM
More than 500 jobs are slated to be added to Iberia Parish's economy within a year, thanks to a large expansion at the Port of Iberia. Construction is already underway.
"We've been waiting for this for quite a while," said Lonny Breaux with LeBlanc Marine.
Breaux is excited... more »
April 6, 2012 10:42 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - The Greater Ouachita Port is a step closer to building a long-sought rail extension. The News-Star said the cities of Monroe and West Monroe and the ODEC Land Corp. have tentatively agreed to provide $500,000 in funding that will unlock more than $1 million in federal... more »
December 26, 2011 9:28 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The president of the Port of Caddo-Bossier says barge traffic has been heavy last with outgoing cargo pushing total tonnage transported over the 10 million-ton milestone. Jimmy Hall told the Times (http://bit.ly/vrDDbQ ) that as of Dec. 22, 2011, the port has transported more than 10... 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 »
July 15, 2011 5:50 AM
VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Vidalia officials scaled down plans for work toward a $15 million port and got nearly $1 million in grants from the Economic Development Administration. Heather Malone - head of the Concordia Parish Economic and Industrial Development District - says the city cut about $400,000 from a... more »
May 19, 2011 5:56 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is limiting the Port Allen Lock to daylight use, since the waterway to which it links is closed because of high water. The lock links the Mississippi River to a north-south shortcut to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway's Alternate Route runs... more »
May 13, 2011 9:10 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Liquid bulk cargo operations at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge have shut down because of the rising Mississippi River. Port Director Jay Hardman said water has submerged electrical equipment and pipes used to bring in molasses, petroleum and specialty chemicals. Westwary Terminal Group and... more »
April 4, 2011 11:43 PM
Reports of a possible tornado and storm damage in Port Barre on Monday at King's Truck Stop on Highway 190. Employees at the truck stop said a gazebo that had been there for five years and made it through two hurricanes was completely destroyed by Monday's storm.
A fence... more »
January 3, 2011 4:57 PM
Atmos Energy is repairing a broken gas line at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre. Workers there say a woman ran into the gas meter this morning. They anticipate having the gas station open within the next hour.
December 10, 2010 11:28 PM
A second vigil was held in Port Barre Friday night, this one in remembrance of the little girl who died in the bus crash and to offer support to the children still recovering. KATC's Maddie Garrett shows us how this small community is coping. At 7:00 in the court yard... more »
December 7, 2010 11:59 PM
Owners of the tractor trailer that rear-ended a school bus last week in St. Landry Parish met with parents of the crash victims Tuesday night at Port Barre Elementary School. Representatives with J.B. Hunt dodged our cameras and our questions as they left the closed-door meeting, but St. Landry Parish... more »
December 7, 2010 7:24 PM
Right now representatives with J.B. Hunt are at Port Barre Elementary meeting with parents and faculty from the school. J.B. Hunt is the company that owns the truck involved in that fatal bus crash on Friday. KATC Jim Hummel is there and will have the latest from St. Landry Parish... more »
December 6, 2010 4:52 PM
Update from Lafayette General Hopspital: 15 year old Colby Richard is in critical, but stable condition. He underwent a second surgery for his legs this morning. His parents want to thank the community for their support and prayers. A fund has been set up for Colby at American Bank and... more »
December 3, 2010 11:58 PM
About 100 people gathered in Port Barre Friday night to pray for the victims of a crash involving a St. Landry Parish school bus. A rosary was said for two of the children who are still in critical condition; identified at the vigil as 5 year old Karen Stoute and... more »
November 11, 2010 6:59 AM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish port is getting more money to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the St. Bernard Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District about $1.9 million to repair office spaces in a warehouse. FEMA has given the port $12.4... more »
October 26, 2010 11:25 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Port of Lake Charles is prepared to take legal action to force Pinnacle Entertainment to give up its hold on what was to be the site of the Sugarcane Bay casino-resort. The port board voted 5-0 Monday to have the agency's staff use legal... more »
October 22, 2010 9:18 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a sport utility vehicle collided with a sugar cane truck on La. Highway 413, leaving one man dead and another injured. Troopers say 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was southbound Thursday when his vehicle crossed the highway's center line and struck the northbound cane... more »
September 22, 2010 6:15 PM
On September 21, 2010, Port Barre Police arrested two Port Barre High School students on drug charges. The arrests resulted from a tip the School Resource Officer, Mike Clark, received from an anonymous source.
Officer Clark conducted an investigation and uncovered Marijuana on Daryn Pryor 17 years of age... more »
September 1, 2010 9:38 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Port Allen's mayor and police chief have been indicted on federal racketeering charges for allegedly taking bribes from businesspeople. The charges against Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Frederick Smith in Wednesday's 22-count indictment include violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, mail fraud... more »
August 17, 2010 6:51 AM
CHENIERE CAMINADA, La. (AP) - The federal government plans to spend $30 million to help restore a barrier headland that helps protect Port Fourchon, a major oil and natural gas port. The money will be spent on the Cheniere Caminada headland as part of ongoing coastal restoration work under the... more »
August 2, 2010 7:00 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A man who escaped custody Saturday while being escorted to a Port Allen Police Department patrol unit was caught Sunday. Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith said that 21-year-old Darryl Pierre was captured shortly after he entered an unlocked home. Smith said the people inside... more »
July 13, 2010 2:51 PM
The TOWN OF PORT BARRE has restored pressure within the water supply system above the minimum required level established by the Louisiana Administrative Code - Sanitary Code. Water samples collected by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health have been... more »
July 9, 2010 7:23 PM
"The Town of Port Barre has experienced a line break in the water supply system which caused a loss in pressure in the distribution system. Because of these problems, the water produced by our water supply system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore,... more »
June 29, 2010 11:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The tropical storm plowing across the far side of the Gulf of Mexico could send oil skimmers back to port and make containment booms useless, even from some 500 miles away. But the rough weather also might give nature a hand in breaking down crude from... more »
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 »
February 12, 2010 10:52 AM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 12, 2010.
Jude David Reed, age 28, 146 Patty St., Lawtell, La., charged with 2 counts of attempted second degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property, and felon possession of a firearm.
Lee A. Dupre, age... more »
January 21, 2010 11:40 AM
Press release from Port Barre Police Department:
On January 18th 2010 at approximately 11:00 pm officers with the Port Barre police department were conducting routine property checks for the businesses on us 190 when they observed a blue Chevy truck with the running lamps on parked on the west... more »
November 24, 2009 3:09 PM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - They say truckers know where the really good food is. And at least one truckstop gumbo is a definite winner. The chicken and sausage gumbo that Rita Fontenot simmers at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre was named tops in its category at the Soiree Royale... more »
November 2, 2009 8:40 AM
Congratulation's to CECIL ANTIE of Port Barre.
Cecil is the winner of the $300 gift card given away on Friday, October 30, 2009.
Tune in to KATC's late edition every weeknight as we announce another winner.