October 19, 2010 6:19 PM
The aftermath of an offshore drilling moratorium is a growing concern in southern Louisiana. Many are asking what rules and regulations we're going to be left with. According to some oil and gas advocates, those haven't been set in stone yet. Former GOP Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee spoke to some... more »
October 16, 2010 7:29 PM
If you were out in Lafayette, you might have noticed a lot of gold t-shirts roaming around. Most of those shirts came in an extra small size. More than 200 parents taxied their kids around the parish for one thing: a stamp. "It ends up to be almost a thousand... more »
October 15, 2010 8:21 PM
Monday afternoon, preacher Elton Sam picked up his phone. It was his neighbor. "She said that the house was on fire and there were four fire trucks." Sam said, "but the whole house was consumed at the time." Sam and his family lost everything but each other. His wife and... more »
October 12, 2010 7:34 PM
"The moratorium being lifted is one thing." Rob Guidry says, "but getting the permits so people can go back to work is really the issue we're dealing with now." Guidry, of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, says the barrier hasn't been taken down just yet and it could be... more »
October 9, 2010 9:54 PM
Acadiana was not short on sunshine, music or food on Saturday. Which was good for the second day of Festivals Acadiens et Creoles in Girard Park. It's the 38th year for the celebration- keeping cajun and creole culture alive in Acadiana. However, the dry weather gives a new name to... more »
October 8, 2010 7:29 PM
A Crowley couple is dead after their car is struck by a train. It happened around 4 AM Friday morning on Sidney Richard Road off Highway 90 outside Crowley. Deputies say the train was moving close to 70-miles-an hour when it struck a car on the tracks. The train couldn't... more »
October 7, 2010 8:19 PM
Since the death of a drug suspect, tased in in the Marigny Circle Neighborhood of Lafayette Parish, neighbors have complained about being targets of law enforcement. But why? We did some digging and found out in the past four months alone, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputies have worked twelve violent crimes... more »
October 7, 2010 8:12 PM
For the first time, some Marigny Circle residents see the video that deputies say shows what really happened to Javon Rakestrau. Some question the length of time that the deputy used the electronic control device while others questioned the need for a taser, at all. One Marigny resident was watching... more »
September 30, 2010 8:08 PM
Three former LHA commissioners held a public meeting on Thursday as if they were never removed. "There's a pending issue," LHA Attorney Daniel Stanford said. "Three of the individuals are filing a petition in district court that they are in fact board members." A *pending* issue that didn't stop John... more »
September 29, 2010 7:10 PM
Before you know it, flu season will be upon us but some Acadiana residents are upset over this year's vaccine. You may recall the controversy over over the H1N1 vaccine; many people felt the vaccine did not undergo extensive tests and it would do more harm than good. The Department... more »
September 28, 2010 7:40 PM
Three ousted Lafayette Housing Authority commissioners say they're going back to work for HUD. A district judge decided former commissioners Joe Dennis, Leon Simmons and John Freeman should remain board members until their appeals process is completed. It's all summed-up an 80-page judgement. After reading the judgement, former city attorney... more »
September 27, 2010 2:21 PM
A teenager involved in a single vehicle wreck on LA 696 has died from her injuries. According to Louisiana State Police Troop I, Rochelle Hollier of Maurice, LA succumbed to her injuries on Saturday, September 25, 2010. The 17-year-old died at a local hospital. Shawn Touchard, 19, driver of the... more »
September 25, 2010 6:24 PM
Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of a New Iberia man and left a Maurice woman in critical condition. According to the investigating troopers, on September 24, 2010, shortly after 3:00 p.m., a 1999 Honda Accord was traveling west on LA... more »
September 24, 2010 7:24 PM
Iberia Parish deputies have two men in custody but are looking for more murder suspects tonight.
Deputies say it happened Thursday night just before 10 on St. Mary Street.
Four men wearing masks entered "Cliff's Impressive Cuts" demanding money. Then, one of the men shot barber and... more »
September 22, 2010 6:48 PM
Police make an arrest in a brutal hit and run in Bayou Vista. It was all caught on tape. Thibodaux police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Landry on a warrant for the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office. Landry is accused of striking two women while driving a car in a Wal-Mart parking... more »
September 21, 2010 7:08 PM
A home invasion has this quiet neighborhood on edge. Police say Sunday night in Loreauville, two masked men broke into a home and beat a 77-year-old man, sending him to the hospital. "Two males attempted to break into his residence." Lt. Ryan Turner of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says,... more »
September 17, 2010 7:57 PM
They're invading the bayous. "They'll come out at night to feed, to eat," Tony Vidrine says. They reroute the rivers. "They'll flood crops." And- in Louisiana alone, they've caused millions of dollars in damage. "The water can't drain." Vidrine says, "it'll just back up the water." It sounds like a... more »
September 16, 2010 6:43 PM
A night-time nuisance at the Acadiana Regional Airport has pilots howling for help. Officials now say they're willing to take all means necessary to keep problem pests off the runway. In the middle of the night, they come from the sugar cane fields. "At night time, we've reports within the... more »
September 15, 2010 9:18 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is sent looking for a new site for an administrative building. This comes after a heated discussion at an Opelousas city council meeting. A deal was in place for the Sheriff's office to buy an old Courvelle Toyota dealership between Main St. and Union... more »
September 14, 2010 7:15 PM
A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista.
Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away.
It's something you'll only find on KATC.com: video... more »
September 10, 2010 7:01 PM
More than a dozen people are recovering after an Amtrak train slammed into a big rig in Crowley. The crash happened just after 10AM Friday morning on American Legion Drive in Crowley. Two passengers, Louis Darby and Vicki Higgins recall the crash: "All of a sudden, we heard a big... more »
September 9, 2010 5:29 PM
On October 2nd, Youngsville's voters will head to the polls and choose representatives for Police Chief, the Mayor's office and City Council. With the election under a month away, the campaign trail can be pretty hot. Take a drive through Acadiana and you can't miss them; they're campaign signs, but... more »
September 8, 2010 6:23 PM
Hours after reporting him missing, Deputies discover the body of Breaux Bridge man along the banks of the Vermilion River. Deputies have identified him as 32-year-old Bobby Lindsey. He was found right on the parish line between St. Martin Parish and Lafayette Parish. Deputies in St. Martin were investigating the... more »
September 7, 2010 7:34 PM
BP's clean-up crews want hunters to know they'll be in the wetlands and to watch where they aim. This weekend kicks-off teal season and BP is taking steps to protect their workers and the shoreline itself. First, crews are going to be held-back until nine in the morning- giving hunters... more »
September 4, 2010 8:59 PM
It's the 75th year for Morgan City's Shrimp and Petroleum Festival but it's been a tough year for both industries. The crisis in the Gulf spurred a rough shrimping season and a drilling moratorium but the cash is flowing at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and BP is one of... 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 »
August 28, 2010 11:29 PM
With a number of big seats in Washington on the line, you would expect a decent voter turn out. So, how many of you punched the ballot? KATC crunched the numbers to find a low voter turn-out for just about every parish. In Iberia Parish, a more than expected 12%... more »
August 27, 2010 7:36 PM
Board positions with the Lafayette Housing Authority are still up in the air... following an audit highlighting questionable payroll practices.
City-Parish President Joey Durel is still waiting on commitments from two candidates.
He now expects the board to be ready by Tuesday... questions still surround HUD and who... more »
August 26, 2010 7:00 PM
More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air.
"We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
August 25, 2010 7:23 PM
New details out of the Lafayette Housing Authority scandal but these details may lead to more questions than answers. The questions surround the hiring process; at least one of the applicants who was hired, a convicted felon. Parish President Joey Durel browsed through more than 10-pages of criminal documents surrounding... more »
August 24, 2010 7:24 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz confirms... An officer-involved shooting happened on the corner of Hebert Road and Louisiana-31 in Arnaudville early Sunday morning... The officer, a Dallas Barron, has since been placed on administrative leave... Barron has been with the Arnaudville Police Department for about four months and now... more »
August 21, 2010 7:17 PM
If a picture is worth a thousand words, there's a lot you can say about the oil spill and Lafayette is turning those pictures into economic help. It's a powerful image... the oil is everywhere. Jackline Cox is nine months pregnant... and already, she worries about the future of her... more »
August 20, 2010 7:31 PM
A shooting in Lafayette leaves one man dead. It happened around 10 o'clock Thursday night on Webb street- just off Pinhook. Deputies questioned a number of witnesses who were in the house at the time... but made no arrests. Friday morning, Webb street residents are back to their daily routine... more »
August 19, 2010 8:08 PM
The Shrimp Festival is underway in Delcambre but for those who work in the celebrated industry, times are tough.
"Prices used to be at $2.00 a pound," Shrimper Jimmy Dupre said. "Now, the processing plants want to pay us a dollar a pound."
Last Friday, shrimpers felt they... more »
August 19, 2010 3:08 PM
The 60th Delcambre Shrimp Festival is underway this week. At 5:00 and 6:00pm tonight KATC reporter Shawn Kline tells us how the season is treating local shrimpers and how this year's festival organizers prepared for the shrimp hungry crowds.
August 18, 2010 7:45 PM
Three Housing Authority commissioners received a letter in the mail. It told them they are no longer to report to commission meetings and will no longer be needed by the Housing Authority. The letter was signed by Parish President Joey Durel.
The move comes after an audit discovered "mishandled... more »
August 14, 2010 7:28 PM
Let's admit it- if you can text, you've probably tapped your phone while driving.
"I see women all the time with children in the car," Abbey Bandali said. "(They're) weaving in and out of traffic."
Bailey Bobbitt says, "look over and sure enough, they're texting or talking... more »
August 13, 2010 6:55 PM
A man is still in the hospital after a he was stabbed in a New Iberia parking lot on Thursday evening. Police later found a suspect- 49-year-old Adonis Charles at his own home. Deputies are now charging Charles with attempted second-degree murder. Eye-witnesses to the stabbing say Charles was in... more »
August 12, 2010 7:27 PM
The Shrimp and Petroleum Festival is coming-up Labor Day weekend. Among the new attractions, organizers are trying to construct the world's largest poboy- but that may be overshadowed by a visit from President Obama. It's all speculation at this time- Lt. Governor Scott Angelle extended the invite to his coworker... more »
August 11, 2010 7:27 PM
The overturned tanker which was leaking a mixture of chemicals near I-49 still has the highway closed.
HazMat crews are siphoning the chemicals from the overturned tanker to another tanker called down from Northern Louisiana.
Police expect the interstate to remain closed into the early hours of Wednesday... more »
August 10, 2010 7:25 PM
Captain Cherie Broussard unloads her boat full of chilled shrimp. She and her crew just came back from Southwest Pass. Her reputation and livlihood is on the line if any contaminated shrimp are found.
"People are scared," Broussard said. "If they feed it to their family, their family will... more »
July 6, 2010 8:01 PM
"This was no thunderstorm," Grand Marais resident Michael Rose said of Tuesday morning's storm. "This was just rain!" Rose had just finished draining his house on Olivier street; the rain woke him up early and he put all his valuables on cinderblocks. The mad morning dash to save the furniture... more »
July 2, 2010 7:36 PM
Another shark is found in the Achafalaya basin and fisherman can't make sense of it.
Wilven Hayes of Henderson says he's been fishing since he was six-years-old and never caught a shark until this week when he reeled in two.
Hayes pulled in a five-footer Wednesday and on... more »
September 26, 2009 9:57 PM
A LAFAYETTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED INCEST OF A 4-YEAR OLD CHILD.
LAFAYETTE SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS ARRESTED 40-YEAR OLD SEAN GALLAGHER AFTER THE MOTHER OF THE GIRL CONTACTED AUTHORITIES. GALLAGHER IS BEING HELD ON 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.