November 23, 2014 10:53 PM
Funeral arrangements have been set for the Gueydan teen that was killed in a single vehicle crash Friday night.
17-year-old Kaitlin Venissat is survived by her parents and two brothers.
Visitation will take place Monday, November 24, from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. and Tuesday, November 25, from... more »
October 12, 2014 2:11 PM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Some facts of the case aren't in dispute: A teacher's aide asked a 14-year-old girl to go into a middle school bathroom as bait so a 16-year-old eight-grader with a history of sexual harassment could be caught trying to have sex with her and disciplined. The... more »
September 7, 2014 2:47 PM
DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to prison for helping to end her teen daughter's pregnancy by giving her pills purchased online. The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise reports that 39-year-old Jennifer Ann Whalen of Washingtonville was sentenced Friday to nine to 18 months behind bars after pleading... more »
August 24, 2014 7:34 PM
CARENCRO, La. (AP) - At 18, Sam Riehl spends his days not at a computer but in a smoke-filled shop, pounding out shapes from steel. He's the youngest member and vice president of the Louisiana Metalsmiths' Association. He sees a world where beauty and function intersect and complement each other.... more »
May 24, 2014 9:22 PM
The St. Martinville Police Department has located missing teen Sidney Landry.
Landry, 15, was reported missing yesterday. At that time, she was last seen leaving her home with a back pack.
The St. Martinville Police would like thank everyone who assisted with this matter.
May 10, 2014 6:13 PM
Just after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, Lafayette police responded to a shooting in the 800 block of South Sterling Street. When officers arrived on the scene they discovered two teenaged victims. One of the victims was shot in the calf and the other victim was struck in the ankle.... more »
April 12, 2014 3:04 PM
A 16-year-old Detroit boy charged with assault and ethnic intimidation was ordered Saturday to be held on a $400,000 bond in the brutal beating of a suburban motorist.
The serious nature of the mob attack on 54-year-old Steve Utash and the severity of his injuries necessitated a high bond,... more »
March 7, 2014 6:16 AM
Buttons aren't just for seamstresses you know.
Join your Iberia Parish Library staff as you fashion a work of button art. Take advantage of the variety of shapes and sizes that buttons come in to create a unique image. The craft will be held on March 20th at 6... more »
January 10, 2014 9:49 AM
PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Pineville teen has been arrested and booked with terrorizing after an anonymous tip to the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. The Town Talk reports Pineville police arrested the 17-year-old at his home on Wednesday after authorities discovered a threat made by the teen on... more »
December 10, 2012 11:21 PM
A vigil and rally was held at Carl Williams Memorial Park in Breaux Bridge Monday night in support of teenager Daraneisha Harris, who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge Police officer a week ago.
Police said last Sunday Harris ran her vehicle into a Breaux Bridge police... more »
July 18, 2012 7:07 AM
OAK GROVE, La. (AP) - An Oak Grove teenager has been arrested on suspicion of setting a fire that burned nearly 600 acres of land in West Carroll Parish. Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain's office says 19-year-old Stacy James George was booked into the parish jail on one... more »
July 16, 2012 11:10 AM
VIDALIA, La. (AP) - Concordia Parish officials say they are looking for a teenager suspected in the shooting death of his stepfather. The 15-year-old, who was not identified because of his age, reportedly fled the scene of the crime on foot. The victim, who was shot in the abdomen and... more »
July 12, 2012 8:17 AM
A 15 year old minor is in critical condition after a single vehicle crash happened on La 320 near La 86. Just after 2 am, Thursday morning, the vehicle traveled off of the right side of the roadway and struck the ditch causing the vehicle to overturn. The driver of... more »
June 15, 2012 9:13 AM
A Carencro teen has been arrested on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Investigators arrested 17-year old Byron Keith Breaux, Jr. They say he had sexual intercourse with a 12-year old female relative. Breaux has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center with no bond at this time.
June 4, 2012 8:12 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have booked a 16-year-old with second-degree murder. Police tell The Town Talk officers were called around 9:50 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered that during a disturbance between several people, a 19-year-old Alexandria man had suffered a gunshot wound.... more »
May 31, 2012 10:41 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles teenager accused of killing his aunt has changed his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. The American Press reports the 17-year-old, who is charged with second-degree murder, pleaded not guilty in November. The teen changed his plea Tuesday in state... more »
May 2, 2012 10:38 PM
On Tuesday, KATC featured an Acadiana mother who lost 15-year-old son, 15 years ago. He was an organ donor and went on to save five people's lives and gave two people sight. His death and gifts of life not only impacted his family, but his friends as well.
"Justin... more »
May 1, 2012 10:40 PM
Becoming an organ donor can be an important decision for any adult, but it's an even bigger decision for teens. Two Opelousas teens made that choice a few weeks ago, right before a deadly car accident. Opelousas Catholic High School students Sarah Jarrell and Morgan Adams have now impacted many... more »
April 20, 2012 9:49 AM
JONESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a Jonesville teenager died in a single vehicle accident on La. Highway 923 in Catahoula Parish. The accident happened around 4 p.m. Thursday west of Jonesville. Troopers say a pickup, driven by a 17-year-old, left the roadway and collided with a culvert. Investigators... more »
April 10, 2012 9:20 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Teen births fell again in the United States in 2010 with the highest rate once more in Mississippi, according to a new government report. Nearly every state saw a decline in teen births from 2007 to 2010, with the biggest drop in Arizona at 29 percent.... more »
March 29, 2012 9:58 AM
NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge has ruled that Assumption Parish sheriff's investigators had probable cause to arrest a 15-year-old Dorseyville boy on a manslaughter count in a March 8 fatal stabbing of another teen. The Advocate reports Wednesday's ruling by Judge Ralph Tureau means the teen will... more »
February 12, 2012 2:27 PM
A New Iberia, La., teenager says he's missed a lot of life to hospital stays for sickle cell disease. In spite of eight-hour blood transfusions every three weeks, 16-year-old Ollie Green can be stricken at any time with instant, debilitating pain. On Feb. 24, he's scheduled for a bone marrow... more »
February 5, 2012 10:15 PM
The missing Autistic teen boy that was missing, has been found. St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said the boy was found walking along side of the road about two miles from where he was last seen. He was last seen in a wooded area in Morrow by US 71 at... more »
January 13, 2012 10:19 AM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - One of the three teenagers arrested for his role in an alleged shooting plot at Lakeshore High School has been released from custody and will serve the remainder of his sentence on probation. The 16-year-old, of Lacombe, had pleaded guilty in November to solicitation for murder... more »
November 17, 2011 12:40 PM
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio woman and three others have been charged in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died. The Montgomery County coroner's office ruled that the girl died March 1 from nutritional and medical neglect complicated by... more »
September 21, 2011 9:25 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A Lake Arthur teenager has been ordered to serve two years of probation after she pleaded guilty Sept. 7 in state court to falsely accusing a police officer of raping her. The American Press reports 18-year-old Meghan Franks must serve 90 days in the parish jail... more »
September 7, 2011 9:51 AM
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say 17-year-old driver and his 9-year-old passenger died in a two vehicle crash near Leesville. The accident happened around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday on La. Highway 28 at Highway 121. Troopers say a car being driven Cody J. Marshall collided with an 18-wheeler. Marshall and... more »
August 18, 2011 6:35 PM
A Crowley teen was laid to rest Thursday after being hit by a drunk driver less than a week ago.
Northside Christian School let out early Thursday morning, so that faculty and students could say goodbye to one of their own, 18-year-old Mitchell Romero.
"She was a good... more »
August 14, 2011 5:46 PM
Kendrick Joubert's family calls him the "sickle cell soldier." They say dealing with sickle cell anemia has caused him to be in and out of the hospital since he was a baby. With the many health challenges that come with the disease family members say say he refuses to let... more »
July 11, 2011 9:17 AM
BAYOU CHICOT, La. (AP) - A one-car accident on La. Highway 106 has claimed the life of a Ville Platte teen. State police say 17-year-old Jeannine Shafer was pronounced dead at the scene of the 4 a.m. Sunday accident on La. 106 just east of its intersection with U.S. Highway... more »
June 17, 2011 9:56 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A Caddo district judge has postponed formal sentencing for a man convicted of killing a pregnant teen. Twenty-year-old LaMondre Tucker was convicted in March of killing his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend, Tavia Sills. The jury voted to recommend a death sentence. Judge Ramona Emanuel on Thursday postponed the... more »
May 20, 2011 8:01 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is facing a negligent homicide charge in the death of a 16-year-old boy who died Wednesday from injuries suffered when he was set on fire with a cigarette lighter. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office has not releasing the name of the... more »
April 24, 2011 1:48 PM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Authorities say Ouachita Parish High School band director Jon G. Lindsey has been charged with obscenity after being accused of performing a sex act on a 17-year-old boy in a car at a service station. Police reports reviewed by the News-Star said Lindsey denied performing oral... more »
March 24, 2011 11:28 PM
An Abbeville middle school student is asking his community for help. 14-year-old Tyler Duhon lost a necklace on the way to school Monday morning. But this wasn't any ordinary piece of jewelry.
It contains the ashes of his grandfather, David Lucquette, who died last month. In all, ten family... more »
March 13, 2011 10:27 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - A state district judge says bond will remain at $2.5 million for a teenager charged with second-degree murder in the deaths of his parents, who were shot in their West Monroe home in September. The News-Star in Monroe reports that Judge Daniel Ellender said Dalton Fletcher... more »
March 13, 2011 10:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded. Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages 14... more »
February 8, 2011 12:00 PM
Sheriff Louis Ackal states that on February 7, 2011 at approximately 4:16 p.m. Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the 900 block of Bank Street in reference to a 13 year old male being struck by a passing vehicle. According to deputies the 13 year old stepped... more »
November 11, 2010 7:58 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Three men and a 16-year-old boy have been indicted in the July 18 shooting death of a Baton Rouge teenager outside his home. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 24-year-old Warren Jackson, stepbrothers Derrick Hughes and Christopher Phillip Armstead, both 19, and a... more »
October 28, 2010 9:50 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - In the opening moments of ABC's "20/20" on Friday, a 21-year-old blonde named Ashley says in her suburban Minneapolis bedroom, "I don't look like a heroin addict." It's a pointed introduction to an hourlong special about the phenomenon of suburban youngsters being targeted by drug dealers... more »
October 25, 2010 12:12 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Almost a year into an initiative to combat underage drinking and drunken driving in Calcasieu Parish, officials feel the mix of outreach and enforcement has made a big difference. In law enforcement, "we hit them three ways," said Cmdr. James McGee with the Calcasieu Sheriff's... more »
September 22, 2010 12:21 PM
MONROE, La. (AP) - A 15-year-old West Ouachita High School student indicted in the deaths of his parents has pleaded of not guilty by reason of insanity. The News-Star reports the teenager entered his plea Wednesday before state District Judge Daniel Ellender in Monroe. The teen is accused of killing... more »
September 20, 2010 11:37 AM
Press Release: On Monday September 20, 2010 at approximately 5:47am Lafayette Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to an accident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian, in the 1000 Block of Janvier Road. Upon arrival deputies discovered that a 2000 Toyota Corolla driven by 48 year old Marc Broussard veered off the... more »
September 20, 2010 11:18 AM
A 14 year old boy was stabbed Saturday night in Lafayette. It happened in the area of Cameron and Bienville. He was transported to an area hospital, but died as a result of his injury. Police are not releasing his name, but KATC has learned the young man was commonly... more »
September 15, 2010 10:54 AM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Two stolen potted palm trees and an all-terrain vehicle are among stolen items recovered by Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies after a four-month rash of burglaries across the parish. Lt. Ryan Turner, spokesman for the sheriff, says that investigators have arrested four people, one of them... more »
August 31, 2010 8:41 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a third-generation firefighter has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a fire station on Aug. 5. Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said since August 2009, 21-year-old Dayne Anthony Leger of Carencro also worked as a substitute teacher at... more »
August 13, 2010 6:55 AM
One person was killed and two others injured in a single-vehicle crash on La. Highway 500. State police say a pickup driven by 21-year-old Justin W. Cooper of Jena ran off the road early Thursday morning and overturned several times. Troopers say that 18-year-old Tiffany Wishum, a passenger in the... more »
August 9, 2010 9:46 PM
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) - Maybe they should switch the name to the Vampire Choice Awards? Bloodsuckers struck another vein at the Teen Choice Awards with "The Twilight Saga" ruling Sunday's ceremony with 12 wins, including choice fantasy movie and villain, while "The Vampire Diaries" sucked up seven surfboard-shaped trophies... more »
July 23, 2010 9:20 AM
DELTA, La. (AP) - The body of a Tallulah teenager has been sent to the New Orleans Coroner's Office for an autopsy, and officials are still investigating the actual cause of her death. Officials said they recovered the body of 17-year-old Jacqueline Foster shortly after 2 a.m. Thursday. Louisiana Department... more »
July 19, 2010 7:14 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager in front of his own home, a day before his 18th birthday. Police found 17-year-old Travis Yates lying on the side of the street about 3 p.m. Sunday. Lt. Todd Lee said Yates was... more »
July 1, 2010 9:14 AM
KAPLAN, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a three vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Kaplan teenager. Troopers say 17-year-old Joseph Eddington was traveling south on La. Highway 35 south of Kaplan Wednesday when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck a truck head-on. After impact,... more »
June 21, 2010 10:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three New Orleans police officers have been placed on administrative leave following the weekend shooting death of a teenager. Officers were responding to a call of shots fired Sunday night when they were directed to a person carrying an assault rifle. Officers confronted the person and... more »
June 15, 2010 10:20 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Coroner's Office releases an autopsy report confirming that a 14-year-old's drowning during a pool party at Alexandria Senior High was accidental. City Attorney Chuck Johnson said that the Police Department's investigation of Cornelius Thomas' drowning has been sent to the Rapides Parish District... more »
June 15, 2010 10:13 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old reported missing after he failed to return home in a borrowed car was found dead, in the car, in the marsh. Sgt. Lesley Hill Peters, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said that Michael Wells' body was found Sunday... more »
June 7, 2010 5:16 PM
Brooklyn Harmon, age15, was last seen at her residence in the 700 block of Irvin Breaux Road in Crowley on May 29, 2010. Reports are unsure as to what Harmon was wearing when last seen at the residence, but she is a black female, 5 foot 3 inches in height,... more »
June 1, 2010 7:46 AM
MANY, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Ville Platte teenager who was visiting with friends in Sabine Parish over the Memorial Day holiday drowned in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says 19-year-old Corey Soileau went under water Monday evening while he and others were swimming... more »
April 1, 2010 2:26 PM
UPDATE: Opelousas Police Department has released information in the investigation of a hit and run that killed Tyrell Jenkins, 17.
The vehicle is described as a 1988-1993 Dodge 2 door Dually pick-up. It has a 3 inch strip of mirror tint along the top windshield. The right rear fender... more »
April 1, 2010 1:00 PM
After a report of a run-a-way child this past weekend, Crowley Police located the teen and have arrested a Crowley woman for her involvement in aiding the teen during this incident.
Officers received a report of the run-a-way teen and began searching various locations to find her. After... more »
March 12, 2010 6:45 PM
Nineteen-year-old Johnathon George is charged with attempted first-degree murder after deputies say he struck his grandmother several times in the head with a blunt object, possibly a piece of wood.
It happened around 2:00 Friday morning on Goodie Street in Maurice.
The victim is 68-year-old Rita Mouton, whose... more »
February 23, 2010 12:59 PM
UPDATE: Update on Shooting on Tuesday, the 14 year old victim remains on life support system in a LafayetteareaHospital. During the search of the apartment where the shooting happened several identification cards and driver's licenses were found that were traced back to several burglaries that had occurred in Lafayette. The... more »
November 26, 2009 11:29 AM
D.P.S. Police Officer Stops Rape In Progress
BATON ROUGE - Late Wednesday night, a Department of Public Safety (DPS) police officer patrolling the Louisiana State Police headquarters campus in Baton Rouge stopped an aggravated rape in progress at BREC's Independence Park.
Shortly before midnight on November 25th, the... more »
November 24, 2009 7:37 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso says a 19-year-old woman whose body was found on the side a road is apparently the victim of homicide. The victim was identified as Sierra Bouzigard of Moss Bluff. Mancuso said Bouzigard's body was found at 7:37 a.m. Monday by... more »
November 16, 2009 11:15 AM
Officials report they have found Deandre Ware in Opelousas and are attempting to pick him up today.
KATC will continue to report on this story as more information becomes available.
Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public's assistance in locating a 17 year old... more »
November 2, 2009 2:24 PM
Tweets, Video Paint Picture of Teen Murder Suspect
October 22, 2009 12:51 PM
Hearts of Hope, formerly known as Stuller Place, is a non-profit agency whose aim is to reduce the trauma experienced by child and adult victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. All services are confidential and are completed without expense for the clients. Located in Lafayette, LA, Hearts of Hope... more »
October 9, 2009 9:41 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say they will continue an investigation begun in Morgan City that led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a car that was later driven in a deadly crash. The investigation could reveal how a 15-year-old ended up behind the wheel... more »
October 1, 2009 2:17 PM
Danny Barlow has been indicted for aggravated incest of a minor under thirteen-years of age. The 37-year-old Opelousas man, is facing at least 25-years to 99-years of hard labor without the benefit of probation,parole or suspension of sentence.
September 28, 2009 7:53 AM
Time now for our big three stories for Monday, September 28th: The manhunt ended in death after a child was raped, an elderly man murdered and a teen slashed. Suspect John Lathan was fatally shot while authorities attempted to arrest him. Lathan was wanted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office... more »