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  • AOC's Internet Radio Station Offers Platform for Public

    October 15, 2012 8:21 PM

    Do you have a story to tell, a non-profit to promote or music to share? There might be a place to broadcast yourself, through AOC Community Media's new internet radio station. It's called Cypress Street Radio and will soon be available to listeners for free on AOC's website through SHOUTcast.... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Schools Kick-Off Another Year

    August 11, 2012 12:37 PM

    As buses roll in, so do the changes this school year. Lafayette High implementing a 90-day plan as a roadmap for the year, hoping to improve in every direction. "As far as community, school, academics, extra curricular, the school itself and the way we look." Principal Dr. Patrick... more »
  • Public Input on Proposed Hwy 90 Interchange

    July 17, 2012 11:10 PM

    Your brakes could soon get a "break" on Highway 90. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is considering the construction of an interchange at the intersection of Highway 90 and Highway 318 in Jeanerette. Plans include building an overpass of Hwy 90 over Hwy 318, or the opposite... more »
  • Jindal Vetoes Public School Donation Tax Break

    June 9, 2012 8:57 PM

    Gov. Bobby Jindal has vetoed a bill that would have created a tax rebate for donations to public schools. House Bill 1106 would have created a tax rebate for those who give to low-performing schools. The size of the rebate would have depended on the school's performance grade. Jindal wrote... more »
  • Councilman to Hold Public Forum on Smoke-Free Bars

    April 9, 2012 7:09 PM

    A program to recognize Lafayette bars for becoming smoke-free didn't get much recognition itself. With no bars voluntarily agreeing to make the transition, the question is being raised: should smoking in bars be a choice or not? "I was hoping that the industry would quote unquote fix itself and... more »
  • Bill would require union negotiations to be public

    March 29, 2012 9:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House will consider a proposal to open up collective bargaining negotiations between local government agencies and labor unions to the public. The House and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 8-2 Wednesday for the measure by Republican Rep. Tony Ligi. Ligi says he proposed the... more »
  • Willis-Knighton buys former public hospital

    March 28, 2012 10:33 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Willis-Knighton Health System, a major northwestern Louisiana health care provider, has purchased the former Bossier Medical Center in Bossier City for $3.7 million. The Times reported that Willis-Knighton will offer nonprofit services and a conference center for health meetings at the building. Bossier City Council... more »
  • Update: Crowley Public Schools NOT Closed

    March 9, 2012 9:42 AM

    Crowley's Public Schools are OPEN today. Acadia Parish Superintendent Johnny Bourque says if you kept your child home this morning but would like to sign them in, you may do so. If you choose not to, their absence WILL BE excused. As of 7:54AM, electricity had been fully restored in... more »
  • Feds taking public comment on future lease sales

    January 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - The federal agency handling offshore drilling has invited the public to comment on proposed etroleum lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico over the next five years. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold Wednesday's hearing in Jefferson Parish. The government's first auction of offshore... more »
  • Public boat launch in Cut Off closes

    January 10, 2012 10:54 AM

    CUT OFF, La. (AP) - Disagreement over lease terms has cut off the public boat launch at Cut Off. It's the only public boat launch from Lafourche Parish to Little Lake, south of Lake Salvador. Without the launch, parish residents must drive 80 miles to Lafitte to get into the... more »
  • 13-Year-Old Girl Fights Off Attacker at Library

    November 4, 2011 10:07 PM

    A 13-year-old girl was attacked at the Vermillion Parish Public Library in Kaplan. Her mother sits down with KATC to share her story and warn other parents. Her mother thought it was safe to allow her daughter to do homework at the library after school. She doesn't want her... more »
  • School Tax Fails, School Board Considers Options

    October 24, 2011 10:35 PM

    Lafayette Public Schools will have to find a new way to pay for repairs, after two tax millages aimed at updating some public schools failed at the polls on Saturday. For the Lafayette Parish School Board, it's now time to regroup and star discussing what to do now after... more »
  • Sewage-Tainted Floodwaters Threaten Public Health

    September 9, 2011 9:32 AM

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Floodwaters from the remnants of storms Lee and Irene are nasty with sewage and other toxins and officials warn that public health in parts of the Northeast could be at risk from direct exposure or contaminated private water wells. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday a... more »
  • Obama Turns to Selling Public on Jobs Plan

    September 9, 2011 8:46 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is getting out of Washington on Friday to rally public support for his newly unveiled jobs initiatives. The president planned to visit Richmond, Va., where he'll cast his jobs package as a bipartisan plan that will get Americans back to work quickly. The plan... more »
  • Edwin Edwards Speaks Out at First Public Appearance

    July 13, 2011 12:10 AM

    Former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards made his first public appearance in Baton Rouge Tuesday night, and speaks on camera for the first time since his release from prison. "I'm very, very happy to be back. I'm very pleased and flattered and honored that people have been so nice in... more »
  • Congratulations Class of 2011

    May 22, 2011 12:32 AM

    Congratulations to the class of 2011! Saturday, all Lafayette Public School seniors got to walk across the stage, and slide their tassels over. Graduation ceremonies were held at the Cajundome where thousands of diplomas were handed out to the now high school grads.
  • Public Will Vote on Lafayette Deconsolidation

    April 12, 2011 11:48 PM

    The Lafayette Charter Commission has finally set its plans in stone to have the public vote on two separate city and parish charters. Now that their work is done, and the future of Lafayette Consolidated Government rests in the hands of the people. So the big question now -- will... more »
  • SPLC takes state-run N.O. schools to task

    December 2, 2010 9:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A civil rights organization complained Thursday about discipline practices and a lack of services for children with disabilities in New Orleans public schools that were taken over by the state after Hurricane Katrina. The Southern Poverty Law Center said only 6.8 percent of students with disabilities... more »
  • Public Awareness Campaign in BR-"Low pants, no chance"

    September 6, 2010 1:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Baton Rouge Metro Council member wants the parish to boost a public awareness campaign against men who wear their pants so low that their boxer shorts show. Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle has a slogan for the campaign: "Low pants, no chance." The Advocate reports... more »
  • Teaching Hospital Panel Meetings May Be Closed To Public

    August 6, 2010 1:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - The chairman for the governing board of the planned, publicly funded $1.2 billion state teaching hospital in New Orleans said he isn't certain whether future meetings of the panel will be open to the public. Chairman Robert Yarborough said Thursday that the full board for... more »
  • Bill Passed to Prevent Layoffs of Teachers, Police and Other Public Workers

    August 5, 2010 12:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Legislation long sought by Democrats to prevent layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, police and other public workers has passed the Senate. The bill would help states and local school boards deal with severe budget problems. It would preserve the jobs of perhaps 300,000 public employees... more »
  • New Iberia's Public Works Asphalt Street Repairs

    August 3, 2010 2:43 PM

    Asphalt street repairs and curbing repairs will begin on Dale Street from Center Street to St. Jude beginning on August 5th with completion expected by October 5th, weather permitting. One lane will be closed to traffic during this time. Drivers are asked to avoid this road, take alternate routes and... more »
  • Public Schools in Livingston Parish Won't Teach Creationism

    August 2, 2010 11:10 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Public schools in Livingston Parish won't teach creationism this year, but some board members say they might consider adding it to the curriculum in the future. Marjorie Esman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, tells the Advocate newspaper that the school district... more »
  • Lafayette Attorney Chair of NOLA Public Hospital

    July 30, 2010 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette attorney and funeral home director will chair the governing board for the public hospital to be built in New Orleans. LSU System President John Lombardi named Elaine Abell on Thursday to chair the University Medical Center Management Corp. Abell said its first meeting... more »
  • Public School Start Dates

    July 28, 2010 3:07 PM

    Public school start dates for public schools in Acadiana: AUGUST 10 St. Landry AUGUST 11 Jeff Davis St. Mary AUGUST 12 Lafayette Evangeline AUGUST 13 Acadia AUGUST 16 Iberia St. Martin Vermilian
  • Louisiana Science Textbooks Public Input on Evolution

    July 26, 2010 3:15 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A group of concerned educators, parents and students will visit the Ouachita Parish Public Library this week to examine the latest science textbooks considered for placement in Louisiana's classrooms. The News-Star reports they want to see how the subject of evolution will be taught and to... more »
  • Seafood Industry Being Hurt by False Public Perceptions

    July 22, 2010 3:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Representatives of Louisiana's seafood industry say they are being hurt by false public perceptions about the safety of Louisiana seafood, as well as by a slow-moving federal inspection program that's keeping safe waters closed to fishing. The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board met Thursday and... more »
  • Bach and Beyond: NYers Plink on Public Pianos

    June 21, 2010 9:32 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Amid an urban orchestra of honking cabs, sirens and jackhammers, piano lovers plinked out tunes from Bach's "Minuet in G" to Elton John's "Rocket Man" on the first day dozens of public pianos were placed at New York City landmarks and parks for a public art... more »
  • Public elementary school can't deny a meal to a child

    June 21, 2010 12:02 PM

    A public elementary school can't deny a meal to a child for the parent's failure to pay the lunch fee without first notifying the parent that meals will be denied for lack of payment, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a bill (House Bill 1141) that received final passage Sunday.... more »
  • Moratorium Meeting Open to Public

    June 14, 2010 10:18 PM

    At the request of Governor Bobby Jindal, Lt. Governor Scott Angelle has formed the Gulf Economic Survival Team, or GEST. The task force has organized an on-line petition aimed at shortening the 6-month moratorium on offshore drilling. Angelle is coming to Lafayette to discuss the moratorium and the petition... more »
  • New Public Safety Complex Planned in Lafayette

    May 14, 2010 9:59 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - In Lafayette, officials have provided the latest update on a planned Public Safety Complex for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, the first phase of which will cost about $15 million. Sheriff's Office Corrections Director Rob Reardon said the complex will include a 200-bed work-release housing complex... more »
  • Bill Would Rewrite Evaluation Process for Public School Teachers

    April 28, 2010 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A bill pushed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that would rewrite the evaluation process for public school teachers is headed to debate in the Louisiana House. The proposal would rate teachers in part on student test scores and make it easier to dismiss them if they... more »
  • St. Landry Public Awareness of Teenager Social Trends

    April 27, 2010 5:36 PM

    A St. Landry Parish Public Awareness will be held Wednesday April 28, at St. Edmund's Jeanmard Hall from 6-7:30 p.m. Capt. Jack West of the Covington Police Dept. will talk about teenage and young adults social trends. After parents complete this course they will know, according to the... more »
  • Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Vehicles in Lydia Robberies

    April 16, 2010 5:16 PM

    Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office were able to obtain a composite sketch of a suspect in the recent burglaries around the Patoutville and Lydia area. One of the suspects appears to be between 40 and 50 years old, black male. Witnesses have seen multiple vehicles possibly... more »
  • Jindal Proposes Cutting $60 Million From State Agencies & Public Colleges

    April 16, 2010 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes cutting about $60 million from state agencies and public colleges and tapping into an array of one-time funds to close a $319 million budget deficit. The $29 billion budget must be rebalanced before the fiscal year ends June 30. Jindal unveiled... more »
  • Public Meetings Held For Medicaid and LaCHIP

    April 7, 2010 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is holding events statewide, April 6-11, to educate those eligible for Medicaid and Louisiana Children's Health Insurance Program (LaCHIP) about their options and encourage Louisiana residents' participation. Medicaid and LaCHIP representatives are canvassing communities across the state, especially in low-income... 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 »
  • New Spring Break Dates for Public Schools

    March 18, 2010 6:10 PM

    Acadia Parish: 3/29-4/2 (EASTER BREAK) Lafayette Parish: 4/2-4/5 (EASTER BREAK) 4/22-4/26 (SRPING BREAK) Vermilion Parish: 3/29-4/5 (SPRING BREAK) Iberia Parish: 3/29-4/5 (SPRING BREAK) St. Landry Parish: 3/29-4/5 (EASTER BREAK) St. Martin Parish: 4/2-4/5 (EASTER BREAK) 4/22-4/27... more »
  • Woods makes his case as millions pause to watch

    February 19, 2010 12:42 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Across the media landscape, time stopped for 13 1/2 minutes Friday as Tiger Woods took a swing at getting out of the rough with an extraordinary video apology for his sexual escapades, telecast around the world. Dozens of broadcast networks, cable news outlets and online streams... more »
  • Clean Ditches Causes Controversy

    February 11, 2010 8:02 PM

    Residents along Savoy Rd. in Youngville say clogged ditches have been their headache for years. "There's times when there's anywhere from six inches to a foot of water over the road," says Ronnie Landry. He says he's lived here for at least nine years. Landry tells us he's... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Office Of Public Health To Offer H1N1 Vaccine

    January 21, 2010 2:46 PM

    The Lafayette Office of Public Health is offering the 2009 H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine to all Lafayette Parish residents at no cost. The event will take place on January 22, 2009 from 8:30- 4PM. Lafayette parish health unit 220 W. Willow street, Building A For more... more »
  • 2 Entergy units short of having enough money to eventually close nuclear plants

    January 6, 2010 11:05 AM

    Two Louisiana power utilities owned by Entergy Corp. are short $235.5 million for the projected costs of eventually closing two nuclear generating plants - and the power provider wants slight increases in customer rates to close the gap. According to a Tuesday filing with the Louisiana Public Service Commission,... more »
  • Lafayette H1N1 Clinic Changes

    December 4, 2009 4:06 PM

    The DHH has decided to delay the start of tomorrow's clinics to noon. They will still be until 4 p.m. This is due to the weather and the driving their nurses have to do early in the a.m. to get here for 10 a.m. So the clinics tomorrow... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 30, 2009

    November 30, 2009 8:21 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for November 30, 2009: Name: Alexander, Kendell Charge: Man/Dist/Pos Of A Sch.I; Marij Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 400 Blk Ramona DR Scott, La Name: Berthelot, Dianna Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 700 Blk Compton... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 26, 2009

    November 26, 2009 8:16 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for November 26, 2009: Name: Arvie, Christopher Charge: Domestic Abuse Battery Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100 Blk Hollow Green DRV Lafayette, La Name: Berard, Paula Charge: Prohib Acts; All Schedules Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 1100... more »
  • 4 women robbed near downtown library

    November 25, 2009 2:51 PM

    Victims Held Up in Parking Lot of Downtown Library On November 25, 2009, at approximately 12:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Congress Street regarding an armed robbery. The victims, four females of Baton Rouge, were walking in the parking lot... more »
  • LPB Taping Broadcast At LITE

    November 19, 2009 5:28 PM

    Louisiana Public Broadcasting is taping its award-winning monthly public affairs show at Lafayette's LITE center. The program will air next Wednesday at 7 PM and the following Sunday at 4 PM. The topic of the show is economic growth, high-tech industry, and how the state can improve on both.
  • When to visit the hospital with H1N1

    November 3, 2009 1:57 PM

    American College of Emergency Physicians Issues Guidance for the Public On When to Visit the Emergency Department With H1N1 Flu Symptoms: Guidance Developed in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, DC---With H1N1 flu activity reported in 48 states and continuing to increase, the nation's emergency... more »
  • Police arrest man for exposing himself again

    October 29, 2009 2:47 PM

    From: The Opelousas Police Dept. (Chief Perry Gallow) On October 28, 2009 the Opelousas Police Dept once again arrested Mr. Frank O. Lahaye for exposing himself in a public place while at the same time fondling himself. Mr. Lahaye had been arrested earlier this month (10-06-09) for the same... more »
  • LEF Teacher Awards/Nominations

    September 26, 2009 10:46 PM

    LEF Awards/Nominations Deadline to enter: October 30, 2009 234-3229 www.lefoundation.org If you know a teacher who has "gone above and beyond" their duties as an educator, consider nominating them for the upcoming LEF Awards. Students and parents are encouraged to nominate any active teacher in Lafayette... more »

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