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  • Free Usher syndrome conference Saturday, Oct. 25

    October 11, 2014 1:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A disease that causes deafness and gradual blindness will be the subject of a free four-hour conference at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Usher syndrome is the leading genetic cause of deaf-blindness. The National Institutes of Health says it affects about one child in 25,000. But it... more »
  • Funeral Saturday for 103-year-old jazz trumpeter

    August 2, 2014 12:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the... more »
  • ULM to hold 2nd Bioblitz Saturday in Columbia

    April 4, 2014 5:29 AM

    COLUMBIA, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana at Monroe's biology department will host the second annual "Bioblitz" to document as many kinds of plants and animals as possible in one day in one area. It will be at the Dr. Charles Allen Nature Preserve in Columbia. Botany and biology... more »
  • La: Jackpots unclaimed Saturday in 3 big lotteries

    March 30, 2014 2:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corp. says estimated jackpots are going up for Powerball, Lotto and Easy 5. It says nobody won Saturday's drawings in those games. Wednesday's estimated jackpots are $60 million for Powerball, $1.725 million for Lotto and $70,000 for Easy 5. The largest amount won... more »
  • 1 ticket wins Lotto jackpot Saturday

    November 25, 2013 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Lottery officials say one ticket won the $475,000 jackpot in Saturday's Louisiana Lotto drawing. It was purchased in Kenner. There were no jackpot winners sold in Louisiana for the multistate Powerball jackpot or the Easy 5 drawing. The multistate Powerball jackpot goes to an... more »
  • Lafayette Police to Hold Checkpoint Saturday, January 19, 2013

    January 17, 2013 3:03 PM

    Lafayette police will conduct an OWI checkpoint Saturday night, January 19, 2013 from 9:00 P. M. until 3:00 A. M. Officers will be looking for drivers operating under the influence of alcohol and other dangerous substances. Drivers found under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be arrested.
  • Louisiana hosts annual book festival Saturday

    October 26, 2012 8:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Book lovers will get the opportunity to hear from and speak with authors on Saturday at the annual Louisiana Book Festival. The celebration of reading and writing, held in downtown Baton Rouge around the state Capitol, runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event... more »
  • Booster seat giveaway Saturday in Metairie

    July 25, 2012 8:03 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The state is giving away 85 vehicle booster seats on Saturday in Metairie. The seats are for children too big for safety seats with harnesses but too small to be safe with only a seat belt. They fit children who weigh 40 to 100 pounds and... more »
  • Shrimping to Close Saturday in Pontchartrain Basin

    July 11, 2012 10:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2012 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 a.m. Saturday in most remaining state inside waters east of the Mississippi River. The closure is designed to protect developing white shrimp. The open waters of Breton and... more »
  • Starr Homeplace hosts Community Day on Saturday

    June 13, 2012 7:13 AM

    OAK RIDGE, La. (AP) - Artisans and craftsmen will be making leather items, painting in watercolors and working wood during Community Day at Starr Homeplace in Oak Ridge. There is farm equipment scattered throughout the property, an old barn and a working blacksmith shop. The Times reports that owner Joe... more »
  • ARCA's Buster Graham Racing for Mickey this Saturday

    June 5, 2012 8:17 AM

    Buster Graham stops by GMA to explain his connection with the Search for Mickey.
  • Bayou Country Superfest to begin Saturday in La.

    May 25, 2012 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A horn section backs up country singer Jerrod Niemann this weekend in south Louisiana's Bayou Country Superfest, a two-day festival that includes Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Sara Evans and others. "We're going to be in an area with a history of jazz... more »
  • Napolitano to address SUNO graduates Saturday

    May 10, 2012 6:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will address graduates of Southern University at New Orleans and receive an honorary degree at the school's commencement ceremony this weekend. The Department of Homeland Security says Napolitano's speech Saturday will include remarks about the "remarkable strength and resilience of... more »
  • Winnsboro's annual catfish fest is Saturday

    April 19, 2012 6:34 AM

    WINNSBORO, La. (AP) - Winnsboro's 26th annual Franklin Parish Catfish Festival is Saturday and thousands are expected to swarm the city's historic downtown district. Festival director Paul Price Jr. says the event has put Winnsboro and the parish "on the map." The News-Star reports the three music stages will showcase... more »
  • Reguladores Toys for Tots Drive

    December 4, 2011 12:13 PM

    Many organizations are bracing for a hit this holiday season. A U.S. Census Bureau report shows that the poverty level has increased. More than 16 million children are living in Poverty. This issue not only effects demand but also the ability to give. However, in Acadiana many organizations are trying... more »
  • UL vs. Troy Saturday; Kids Free

    October 7, 2011 9:52 AM

    The University of Louisiana - Lafayette is hosting another game at home this weekend against Troy. Kids 11 years and younger can get into the game FREE with an adult! Also, there will be fun jumps for children. The game starts at 6 P.M. At Cajun Field.
  • Memorial service Saturday for 1 of 2 La. SEALs

    August 12, 2011 9:49 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral will hold a memorial service Saturday for Chief Petty Officer Robert Reeves - one of two Navy SEALs from Shreveport killed when their helicopter was ambushed in Afghanistan. Cathedral spokeswoman Bess Maxwell tells The Times that Reeves had said he wanted to... more »
  • State sales tax holiday Friday, Saturday

    August 4, 2011 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With the school year coming up and maybe a strong desire to buy almost anything, Louisiana is having an annual sales tax holiday on Friday and Saturday. The annual event means that the first $2,500 of the purchase price of eligible items is exempt from... more »
  • Tornado Strikes Rayne

    March 6, 2011 12:18 AM

    Officials say an early morning tornado claimed a woman's life and injured 11 people Saturday morning. Dozens of power lines went down, several gas leaks were reported and tops were ripped off of homes. The town's mayor, Jim Petitjean called for a mandatory evacuation in northwest Rayne. About fifteen-hundred had... more »
  • Movies in the Parc showing "Elf" this Saturday

    November 22, 2010 10:31 AM

    Lafayette, La. -- Downtown Lafayette's Movies in the Parc presented by Cox and Acadiana Mom's features family friendly movies under the stars in Parc International. On November 27th, the holiday favorite, Elf, is showing and closes out the 2010 Movies in the Parc series. Snuggle up with a blanket and... more »
  • Louisiana Elections Saturday

    October 1, 2010 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Candidates are making their pitches by mail and phone, on the radio and TV, and in person, trying to drum up the final round of votes for Saturday's election. Top of the ballot statewide is an eight-person race for lieutenant governor. In southeast Louisiana, a... more »
  • Cajuns Meet N. Texas in a Sun Belt Conference Game Saturday

    September 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Lance Kelley said he doesn't think it's necessarily complicated when it comes to creating a defensive strategy for the North Texas offense. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette strong safety said he feels he knows what to expect Saturday when the Cajuns meet North Texas... more »
  • Elections in Your Parish

    September 27, 2010 10:48 AM

    All Acadiana parishes will hold elections October 2nd for local offices ranging from mayor and police chief to school board members. Every parish in the state will also decide on which one of eight candidates will become lieutenant governor. Polls are open Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Here's... more »
  • Ragin' Cajun football host MTSU Saturday

    September 24, 2010 10:02 AM

    The Ragin' Cajuns football game will be at home this Saturday against the Middle Tennessee, Blue Raiders. Kickoff time at Cajun Field is now rescheduled for 6pm. As a result of the change, the Sun Belt Network will select another game for its telecast. UL is scheduled to appear on... more »
  • Early Voting in Louisiana Ends Saturday

    September 24, 2010 8:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Voters seeking to cast early ballots in the Oct. 2 election for lieutenant governor, judgeships, school board seats and other local races have until Saturday or will have to wait until election day. Turnout so far has been light, with about 41,000 voters - or... more »
  • Early Voting Begins Saturday for the Oct. 2 Election

    September 17, 2010 1:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Early voting begins Saturday for the Oct. 2 election. Top of the ticket is the lieutenant governor's race, but voters also face a slew of elections for local mayors, school board members and judgeships. Two constitutional amendments are on the ballot, and in southeast Louisiana, Republican voters... more »
  • Congressional Primary This Saturday

    August 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    Louisiana Primary Elections are Saturday August 28. Registered Republicans, Democrats and Libertarians statewide will vote for U.S. Senators and Representatives that will run in the November general election. Polls are open 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. Vote at your regular voting precinct. CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY ELECTION SATURDAY AUGUST 28 STATEWIDE:... more »
  • Lafayette Tire Collection Saturday

    July 9, 2010 12:18 PM

    LCG will be collecting old tires from any resident in Lafayette Parish on Saturday, July 10 at the Martin Luther King Center from 8 a.m. until. It's free to drop tires if you possess a Louisiana driver's license. Tires are an excellent breeding ground for mosquitoes, which makes them... more »
  • LA Department of Revenue open Saturday for taxpayers who need help

    June 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Revenue says its regional offices will be open Saturday for taxpayers who need help. Revenue Secretary Cynthia Bridges says individuals and businesses can get help from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on a first-come, first-served basis. Taxpayers should bring all relevant... more »
  • Spike's Guys Choice Saturday & the MTV Movie Awards Sunday

    June 4, 2010 11:46 AM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Katy Perry dripping with green slime. Jack Black, in his underpants, shooting fireworks from his crotch. Sacha Baron Cohen's alter-ego, Bruno, landing his bare backside on Eminem's face. These sure aren't Oscar moments. MTV Networks - which include Nickelodeon, Spike, Comedy Central and VH1 - specialize... more »
  • No Shrimping! Shrimpers Livelihood in Danger

    May 9, 2010 6:57 PM

    Shrimpers have been on a roller coaster lately. First they rushed for an emergency shrimping season that opened April 29th. It was quickly closed may 4th. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries then decided to open shrimp season this Monday but because of the oil creeping to the coast, Saturday, they closed... more »
  • Black History Parade Scheduled For Sunday

    February 26, 2010 4:39 PM

    Mardi Gras is over but barricades are up again in Lafayette. A black history month parade is set for 2pm Sunday on Willow Street. The parade starts at Willow and the Evangeline Thruway. It rolls down Willow and wraps up at Truevine Ministries.
  • UL upward bound classes canceled

    December 4, 2009 11:48 AM

    Upward bound classes at ul have been cancelled for saturday.
  • Festival Of Lights rescheduled for Dec. 5, 2009

    December 4, 2009 9:49 AM

    Due to weather, The Festival of Light has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2009 from 5 pm to 10 pm in the Oil Center of Lafayette. The following streets will be closed: Coolidge Blvd. between Oil Center and St. Mary Blvd. from Friday, December 4 to Saturday, December 5... more »
  • H1N1 vaccine clinics available in Lafayette area

    December 1, 2009 1:29 PM

    The State Department of Health and Hospitals in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System will provide the 2009 H1N1 vaccine to Lafayette Parish students (Pre-K3 through 12) and faculty on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 4pm. There are five sites where the clinics will be offered; families are... more »
  • UL Lafayette Hosts Red Saturday

    November 25, 2009 5:26 PM

    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have decided to host Red Saturday. That means free admission to young fans under 12 for the Saturday football game against Troy University at Cajun Field. Young fans are encouraged to wear red and gates will open at 4:30 PM.
  • Lafayette Churches Comes Together for Health Care Reform

    November 13, 2009 12:02 PM

    Lafayette, LA - Pastors and church members will come together to worship, pray and fellowship around the need for health care reform. The local faith community is coming together to declare that after decades of waiting, now is the time to finally deliver comprehensive reform. Over 200 people will... more »
  • Lafayette Police Urge Halloween Safety

    October 26, 2009 10:13 AM

    Halloween will be celebrated on Saturday October 31, 2009, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm, within the City of Lafayette. The Lafayette Police Department has the following recommendations to assure a safe and enjoyable Halloween. • Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant and add reflective tape or... more »
  • See the Hornets Play for FREE

    September 28, 2009 2:56 PM

    The Hornets will host their open practice for fans at the Earl K. Long Gym on Saturday, October 3. Tickets for the event are free and will be available to the public (maximum of four per person) starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 29 at the Cajun Dome Box... more »
  • Crowley Country Showdown

    September 24, 2009 9:49 AM

    Saturday, September 26, 2009 6:00PM - 8:00PM Rice Theatre, Crowley, La 337-783-0824 Visit the Rice Theatre for a night of country music featuring Pee Wee White Wing, Charlene Howard, Mac Johnson and more. Proceeds benefit Kris Kringle for Kids. Tickets are $12 and $6 for... more »
  • U-Touch: Non-Profit Pool Game Fundraiser

    September 21, 2009 2:43 PM

    Saturday, September 26, 2009 10am - 3pm White Diamond Billiard Hall 984-3818 Joseph Simien, Exeutive Director of U-Touch, explains that you do not have to wait 24-hours to report a missing child or adult. This organization is deisgned to lessen the "Down Time" concerning any missing person. U-Touch... more »
  • Opelousas Child Drowns Over Weekend

    September 21, 2009 9:07 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say 12-year-old boy from Opelousas apparently drowned in Vinton over the weekend. Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton disappeared from a party Saturday and was found floating in swimming pool. Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office lead... more »

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