December 30, 2013 7:31 AM
The United Blood Services is rounding up the year with a New Year's Blood Drive. This will take place at United Blood Services,1503 Bertrand Drive, on January 31, 2013 from 7 am - 3 pm. All donors will recieve a long-sleeve "i believe in miracles" t-shirt and are entered to... more »
October 5, 2012 6:29 PM
Before deer or dove season, there's squirrel season. And in Evangeline Parish, the heart of squirrel hunting, many people will tell you it's the best time of year. Many hunters and their families packed up and headed out Friday for opening day on Saturday, and there's one place in town... more »
July 5, 2012 6:35 AM
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's recreational red snapper season has been extended six days until July 17. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources say the change was issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service. The season will now end in Mississippi territorial waters July 17 at 12:01 a.m.
July 3, 2012 6:38 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says recreational anglers may catch gray triggerfish in state waters through the Fourth of July. It says recreational fishing for the species will close in Louisiana waters at 11:50 p.m. on July 4. A news release says the... more »
June 11, 2012 1:56 PM
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting at least nine to fifteen named storms, four to eight will strengthen to a hurricane and one to three of those storms is expected to become a major hurricane this season. A forum was held at Abdalla hall on UL's campus to... more »
March 26, 2012 9:02 AM
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers - except for gag - reopens April 1 within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico federal waters. The annual February 1 - March 31 closure of Gulf recreational shallow-water grouper includes gag,... more »
February 13, 2012 12:08 AM
Despite a chilly weekend, the weather did not get in the way of Mardi Gras parades this weekend.
A few hundred lined the streets in Scott for the city's annual parade one big party especially for those who live along the parade.
"It is a very big tailgate... more »
February 6, 2012 9:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is considering a commercial net season on False River, an oxbow lake where nets are currently banned in Pointe Coupee Parish. The proposed season would run from November through February and would be set up to minimize conflict with... more »
February 3, 2012 8:52 AM
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Gulf Coast tourism industry is launching a new loyalty card to attract people to the state. The Sun Herald reports that the Club Gulf Coast Card was unveiled Wednesday by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau. Officials say it will be similar... more »
January 5, 2012 9:48 AM
The City of Scott and the Scott Business Association will launch the Mardi Gras celebration with the raising of the Mardi Gras flag on Monday January 9, 2012, 12:00 noon, at the Scott City Hall.
2011 King Alexandria XV Chad Sonnier and Queen Olivia XV Kellie Leblanc will reign... more »
December 13, 2011 7:00 AM
State fisheries officials are closing the oyster season in Sister Lake and Bay Junop in Terrebonne Parish. The closures are effective 30 minutes after sunset on Thursday. State biologists say the action is being taken to protect young developing oysters from additional harvesting.
April 15, 2011 10:54 PM
Commercial shrimpers in Acadiana are hoping for a pay day next week, thanks to a special five-day season. Shrimpers were out at the Delcambre public docks Friday preparing their boats, repairing nets and just getting ready to hopefully make a profit.
But with just part of zone 2 opening... more »
January 25, 2011 9:56 PM
Flu activity appears to be peaking in Louisiana and here in Acadiana this week. And that can certainly be seen in some local school, with one school in Lafayette reporting roughly 10 percent of its students out sick this week.
"I know in her class there was 5 or... more »
December 31, 2010 4:55 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 2011 season for small non-sandbar coastal sharks in Louisiana state waters will open Jan. 1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham announced the new season Thursday. The 2010 season closed in November. The shark group is composed of bonnethead, Atlantic sharpnose,... more »
December 27, 2010 11:21 PM
The holidays are a time for celebration, but a drunk driving arrest or worse, an accident, can ruin your holiday season. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission has contracted with 87 agencies this year in a DWI crackdown during the Christmas and New Years holiday season.
There were already several... more »
November 8, 2010 10:32 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - AMC network is rewarding its new zombie drama "The Walking Dead" with life for a second season after just two episodes have aired. The series premiered Halloween night as an instant hit, drawing 5.3 million viewers. The second episode, which aired Sunday, was seen by 4.7... more »
October 19, 2010 6:55 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A task force of Louisiana oyster harvesters and dealers wants the state to cancel the 2010-2011 season scheduled in public oyster waters east of the Mississippi River.
The proposed cancellation would not affect private year-round oyster leases on either side of the river.
The... more »
September 22, 2010 12:28 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England running back Kevin Faulk says he'll miss the rest of the Patriots' season with a torn knee ligament. Faulk said Wednesday that he will undergo surgery for the injury to his right knee. He hurt his anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's 28-14 loss at... more »
September 22, 2010 10:00 AM
MOBILE, Ala. - Federal fisheries managers have approved a weekend recreational red snapper season for the Gulf of Mexico in October and November. The National Marine Fisheries Service set the season on Tuesday. It will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 1 until Nov. 22. Officials say the daily... more »
September 20, 2010 5:02 PM
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., announced the availability of a $550 million agricultural disaster relief program to help farmers who suffered through 2009's harvest season, the wettest on record. Among the eligible crops are upland cotton, rice, soybeans and sweet potatoes in Secretary of Agriculture-designated disaster areas damaged... more »
September 17, 2010 4:05 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Torre has announced he will retire as Los Angeles Dodgers manager at the end of the season, and he will be replaced by hitting coach Don Mattingly. Torre became manager of the Dodgers for the 2008 season following 12 years and four World Series titles... more »
September 16, 2010 5:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Signaling the next stage in the general election campaign, the Republican Party and outside groups are airing new rounds of advertising in some of the most competitive Senate battlegrounds, ramping up spending and the negative tone of the political season. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has the... more »
September 14, 2010 1:06 PM
MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Julia has formed far out over the Atlantic, becoming the fifth hurricane of the season. Julia has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 75 mph (120 kph) with some additional strengthening expected during the next day or so. The hurricane is located about 330 miles (535 kilometers)... more »
September 1, 2010 6:47 PM
Trappers are heading back into the rivers and bayous for 30 days of gator trapping. Every year, Louisiana Wildlife officials hand out a set number of tags. Every time a trapper catches a gator, they slap on a tag and collect their cash. This year might be a little different.... more »
September 1, 2010 5:11 PM
Forecasters say the seventh tropical storm of the season has formed far out in the Atlantic on the heels of Hurricane Earl that's steaming toward the Eastern Seaboard. Gaston is the fourth tropical storm to form in the last 11 days for a season that has suddenly become busy. So... more »
August 16, 2010 8:10 PM
It's the start of the new shrimping season in Louisiana, the first since the BP Oil Well was capped. KATC connected with a shrimper, "Big Al" Granger, who reports the rough waves and the weather forecast are making the first day back on the water a rough one.
Big's... more »
August 16, 2010 5:40 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Shrimpers trawling Louisiana waters Monday in the first commercial season since the Gulf disaster don't know what dangers from the massive BP oil spill still lurk and what market there will be for their catch if consumers don't believe the seafood is safe. Perhaps the biggest... more »
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 »
August 2, 2010 9:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico may be allowed to go after red snapper in federal waters later this year, even though the red snapper season closed on July 24. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council said Monday it will ask for the recreational... more »
July 19, 2010 9:51 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2010 spring inshore shrimp season in parts of zones 1 and 3 will close at 6 a.m. Tuesday to protect increased numbers of juvenile white shrimp. On its website, the department describes areas where shrimping will... more »
July 5, 2010 8:47 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - One of Louisiana's most troublesome spring shrimp seasons came to a close with many shrimpers getting little chance to fish because of the BP oil spill. The waters to the relatively untroubled west, and the few places east of the Mississippi River not shut down due... more »
June 21, 2010 4:52 PM
A dry spring left peaches smaller and later than usual, but there's a good, sweet crop for the peach festival this weekend, Ruston-area growers say. Louie Thompson Jr., who has about 3,500 peach trees in Calhoun, estimated that his peaches are about three-quarters the usual size because the weather's been... more »
May 24, 2010 9:37 AM
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - State officials will test brown shrimp for petroleum hydrocarbons ahead of the anticipated opening of the season in June. The Mississippi Press reports that William Walker, executive director of the state Department of Marine Resources, was given authority this past week to open the season when... more »
May 11, 2010 12:05 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Daydreams of beach sunsets have been replaced by anxious Internet checks for many vacationers headed to the Gulf Coast, while hotel clerks there are busy answering calls about a massive oil spill and whether - just maybe - there's a shot at a refund. The answer... more »
May 10, 2010 4:01 PM
LDWF ANNOUNCES NEW AREAS OPEN TO SHRIMPING AND ADJUSTMENTS TO PRECAUTIONARY FISHERIES CLOSURES WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced that all areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, including shrimping, with the... more »
May 6, 2010 7:01 PM
The 2010 Louisiana shrimp season will open as follows:
· Shrimp Management Zone 2 beginning at the eastern shore of Bayou Grand Caillou westward to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island to open at 6 AM, May... more »
May 3, 2010 6:16 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a special shrimp season will end at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Secretary Robert Barham opened the season last Wednesday to let trawlers harvest marketable white shrimp before any possible effects of the oil spill showed up in... more »
April 29, 2010 1:33 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - As the Coast Guard burns oil from a spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana opens a special shrimp season so trawlers can get to work before oil reaches the coast. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says parts of Breton and Chandeleur sounds known... more »
April 13, 2010 5:01 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - HBO says its new drama "Treme" (truh-MAY') has been picked up for a second season just days after its series premiere. The show is set in New Orleans in fall 2005, three months after Hurricane Katrina. "Treme" tracks the lives of a diverse group of residents... more »
March 8, 2010 5:16 PM
The Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns men's basketball team was eliminated in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament over the weekend. Today, Head Coach Robert Lee is out.
A press conference has been called for 10:00 AM Tuesday morning. It will be announced that Robert Lee will not be... more »
February 22, 2010 11:59 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Earlier this year, Crawfish farmers expected heavy rains to bring a bountiful harvest, but that was before periods of subfreezing temperatures pushed the mud bugs back into their holes. Now producers wonder if early projections of a strong crop will pan out. And some restaurant... more »
December 16, 2009 11:06 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials have extended the fall inshore shrimp season in Zone 1, which extends north of the south shore of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne.
The shrimp season in the rest of Zone 1 and all of... more »
November 23, 2009 12:36 PM
Shoppers asked to be Vigilant
The Lafayette Police Department would like to wish all of its citizens a "Happy and Safe Holiday Season". The Police Department offers the following safety tips while shopping and at home: Holiday Crime Prevention Tips While Shopping: • Stay alert to your surroundings and the... more »
November 18, 2009 9:34 AM
Walmart Serves Up a Week of Early Savings with Prices Like The Day-After-Thanksgiving Retailer Offers Deep Price Reductions Starting This Weekend on Select Toys, Vizio HDTV and a $40 Gift Card with Select "Hero" Gaming Packages
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Nov. 17, 2009) - Focused on bringing families tremendous savings this... more »
November 17, 2009 11:46 AM
JCPENNEY AND THE SALVATION ARMY LAUNCH LARGEST ONLINE ANGEL GIVING TREE PROGRAM
(jcp.com/angel Launches Today to Help Children and Seniors in Need This Christmas)
PLANO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2009) - J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) and The Salvation Army are joining forces this Christmas season to... more »
November 13, 2009 1:46 PM
Lafayette, LA- Community Foundation of Acadiana has released its second annual Giving Back Catalog in conjunction with National Philanthropy Week.
The catalog was started last year as a project of the Foundation to help increase giving during the holiday season. The catalog features needs from 54 nonprofit organizations from... more »
November 3, 2009 12:05 PM
Press Release from State Troop I:
With the fast approaching holiday season, troopers want to remind you to stay safe on the roads. Troopers will set out to make this holiday season the safest in years. In order to keep you and your family safe during this busy travel... more »