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  • New Blackberry Smartphones On The Way

    November 1, 2012 4:06 AM

    TORONTO (AP) - Is it the start of a rebound for Blackberry, or the electronic equivalent of shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic? Research In Motion, the company that makes the Blackberry line, says it has started testing on its newest models. The smartphones are being given the once-over... more »
  • Election after huge storm? La has the know-how

    November 1, 2012 4:03 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Election officials from states hit by Hurricane Sandy had a phone conference with Louisiana's top elections official about preparing for elections after a devastating hurricane. Secretary of State Tom Schedler tells The Advertiser that he spoke Friday with officials from New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Maryland,... more »
  • Friends of the Library

    March 9, 2012 9:35 AM

    Friends of the library will be at the Heymann Center for two days only!! This Friday, March 8th 10a - 6p, and Saturday, March 9th 2012 from 10a-2pm. Books will be on sale by the inch!! Hardcover books cost $1 per inch stacked on top of each other. Paperback... more »
  • Controversy Over Lafayette Billboards

    July 14, 2011 3:22 AM

    The intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Johnston Street is one of the busiest intersections in Lafayette. It's there, where one of a handful of messages flashing on an electronic billboard is screaming for attention from the thousands of motorists that pass by everyday. The message doesn't feature and advertisement,... more »
  • Thefts in Crowley

    July 2, 2011 2:37 PM

    Is picking up the daily paper part of your daily routine? Thursday night, someone in Crowley picked up more than a paper, they picked up the whole stand! The Crowley Post Signal says "They were trying to open the armored head where the money is and they had difficulty,... more »
  • 62 Cars Vandalized Overnight in Lafayette

    May 1, 2011 4:37 PM

    Lafayette Police are investigating an overnight vandalism spree. Some residents at The Landing Apartment Complex on Kaliste Saloom Road and Eagle Run Apartments on South College Road reported that their car tires were slashed overnight. Some also said their cars were keyed. 48 vehicles were hit at The Landing and... more »
  • 12th Annual Race for the Cure

    March 20, 2011 12:07 AM

    The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held at Girard Park in Lafayette Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there. "I pray to God that they find another cure." Patricia Hebard's life changed forever in August of 2005 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I... more »
  • GMA & 97.3 The Dawg Surprise Jacee and His Family!

    March 10, 2011 8:52 AM

    When we visited with American Idol contestant Jacee Badeaux on GMA last week, his mom Lana said the experience was incredible but she and Jacee wished that her whole family could have been more involved in some of the things Jacee had done. Jacee is one of four children of... more »
  • KATC Facebook Fans Win Tickets to see The Color Purple

    February 14, 2011 12:18 AM

    The following four fans of KATC's Facebook page have each won 2 tickets to see The Color Purple, Monday night at the Heymann Performing Arts Center. To claim your prize, call 236-6351 Monday morning and ask for Letitia. If you'd like to become a fan of KATC on Facebook, click... more »
  • AG Caldwell to switch to the GOP

    February 1, 2011 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Buddy Caldwell plans to switch parties this week, becoming the latest high-profile Louisiana defection to the GOP, according to persons with knowledge of the situation. Caldwell, who is up for re-election this year, is Louisiana's only Democratic statewide elected official. He's supported... more »
  • 'Fiddler On the Roof' composer Jerry Bock dies

    November 3, 2010 10:05 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Jerry Bock, who composed some of the most memorable shows in Broadway history, including "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Fiorello!" has died. He was 81. Richard M. Ticktin, Bock's attorney and family friend, said the composer died Wednesday morning at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco,... more »
  • For Obama, election politics no laughing matter

    October 27, 2010 9:52 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama apparently thinks politics is no laughing matter, even when he's staring down a comedian. Obama barely cracked any jokes during an appearance Wednesday on "The Daily Show" despite host Jon Stewart's attempts to draw out the president's humorous side with a few of his... more »
  • Home for the Holidays - Phone bank Today

    October 25, 2010 9:46 AM

    The Acadian Homebuilders Association and KATC's annual Home for the Holidays event is officially underway. This year's home is located off E-Broussard Road in Lafayette Parish. This evening volunteers with habitat for humanity will man our phone bank. You can call in to purchase your ticket from 4pm to 7pm.
  • Paint the Town Pink on Wednesday October 27th

    October 25, 2010 9:23 AM

    "Paint the Town Pink" on Wednesday October 27th. This is a third party fund raiser to benefit the Miles Perret Center. Paint the town Pink will be a designated day for ALL of Acadiana to pitch in to help raise money for the Miles Perret Center. Area banks, restaurants, salons,... more »
  • NPR gets earful from listeners on Williams firing

    October 22, 2010 9:50 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - NPR and its public radio stations around the country got an earful from listeners and angry citizens in the middle of pledge season Friday over its firing of commentator Juan Williams, receiving thousands of complaints and scattered threats to withhold donations. Still, a number of major stations... more »
  • Blood Drive Today "Be A Team Player - Join The Team of Life"

    October 22, 2010 6:52 AM

    The United Blood Services is hosting a blood drive. Residents of Lafayette can donate blood to become a part of a winning team in the game of life. The drive is from 1:30 -5:00pm at Sam's Club on Amassador Caffery. All participants will receive a "Be a Saint, Play... more »
  • Stir the Pot: Seafood Cook-off

    October 21, 2010 9:58 AM

    Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission and Abbeville Chamber of Commerce is putting on a Stir the Pot: Seafood Cook-off and Fundraiser for Palmetto Island State Park. This will take place on October 30th at Palmetto Island State Park. The cook-off begins at 7 am, gates open and music begins at 10... more »
  • Bark in the Park

    October 21, 2010 9:50 AM

    Lafayette Animal Aid is having Bark in the Park Sunday, October 24th at Girard Park from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. This is a fun family event with dog contests, raffles, fun jump, food, vendor booths, local rescue groups, games, and Krewe des Chiens "Royalty Raffle" drawing for the... more »
  • The Giant Omelette Celebration Walk/Run

    October 21, 2010 9:27 AM

    The Giant Omelette Celebration Walk/Run to benefit St. Mary Magdalen Christian Service Center is on Saturday, November 6th in Abbeville. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., warm up exercise 8:40 and 2 mile walk/run begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk opens the Giant Omelette Celebration Weekend at Magdalen Square in,... more »
  • Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Charged with Shooting Her Boyfriend

    October 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy Playmate of the Year who appeared in the horror movie "Rosemary's Baby" has been charged with shooting her boyfriend at their Hollywood apartment. The district attorney's office says 66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb pleaded not guilty to attempted murder on Tuesday. She remains jailed... more »
  • Six Months After the April 20 Deepwater Horizon Explosion

    October 20, 2010 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The crude has stopped gushing and coastlines are largely clear of the thick goo that washed ashore for months, but the impact of the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history will no doubt linger for years. Six months after the April 20 Deepwater Horizon... more »
  • Joe Dennis has called a meeting of the LHA Board

    October 20, 2010 10:55 AM

    Ousted housing authority board member Joe Dennis is calling a meeting of the Housing Authority Board today. Joe Dennis wants the board to meet in the agency's office. KATC is told, the accountant who conducted the controversial audit that sparked the upheaval is supposed to be there.
  • 2010 UL Homecoming Court

    October 19, 2010 9:44 AM

    The 2010 UL Lafayette Homecoming Queen is Danika Arenibas. Five girls were nominated by various groups on campus. Arenibas was nominated for the Homecoming court by Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. She is a senior in public relations. Arenibas is the current secretary of Kappa Delta sorority and is chairman... more »
  • Go to Bat for The Family Tree Softball Tournament

    October 19, 2010 7:43 AM

    The Family Tree Information, Education and Counseling Center is have their 2nd Annual "Go to Bat for The Family Tree" Softball Tournament at Pelican Park in Carencro. This tournament will be November 14th, 2010 from 9am - until. Local businesses and groups will play on amateur/co-ed softball teams to... more »
  • Treats at the Village

    October 18, 2010 9:53 AM

    Families Helping Families of Acadiana and Co-Sponsor LARC is having "Treats at the Village" on October 26th, from 6pm - 8pm. This will be at Acadian Village. This is a trick or treating event for persons with disabilities of all ages and their families to "treat" from house to... more »
  • The Mark W. Graham Foundation Golf Tournament

    October 18, 2010 9:47 AM

    The Mark W. Graham Foundation Golf Tournament will be at the The Wetlands on Saturday October 30th. Registration begins 8:30am and Tee-Off is at 10:30am. This is a 3-man scramble, sponsors and players are wanted. All the proceeds are to benefit local area high school seniors and soldiers who... more »
  • Boo at the Zoo Sold Out

    October 17, 2010 12:03 AM

    Many Acadiana families are already in the Halloween spirit. Kids in costume came out to "Boo at the Zoo and Elmo Too" Saturday at the Zoo of Acadiana. The not-so-spooky day offers candy, games and live entertainment. One of the biggest crowd pleasers--a costume contest. Tickets are sold... more »
  • USA - MMA Return of The Champions

    October 15, 2010 9:34 AM

    USA - MMA is having "Return of The Champions" Saturday, October 16th at the Cajundome. This is an ultimate cage fighting event. Ken Shamrock will be the main event and Ricco Rodriguez will be the co-main event. Doors open at 6:00pm and belltime is for 7:30pm. Tickets are available... more »
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act

    October 14, 2010 2:35 PM

    KATC is at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)today. The event, "A Renewed Call to Action" is being held at southwestern Louisiana at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. In its 20 year tenure, CWPPRA has approved 148 projects benefiting... more »
  • 20th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off

    October 14, 2010 10:18 AM

    The 20th Annual Gumbo Cook-Off will take place in Downtown Lafayette tonight from 4:30-7:30 PM. The event at Parc International will offer all the gumbo you can eat for just $5.00. Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie will be playing. There will be a Children's Costume Contest at 6:30pm (Ages... more »
  • "Walk for the Fallen" Moves Through Acadiana

    October 13, 2010 12:54 PM

    This Friday, fifteen Airmen will walk through Acadiana in remembrance of Fallen Soldiers. They're on an 860-mile trek. Here's the details: What: 15 active-duty Airmen will pass near Lafayette this Friday and Saturday on their 860-mile trek from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio to Hurlburt Field in Florida.... more »
  • Most of the Miners are out

    October 13, 2010 12:49 PM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - More than half of Chile's trapped miners are now up and out of their half-mile-deep dungeon. No. 17 came up into the desert sun more than 13 hours after the rescue capsule dubbed "Phoenix" extracted the first miner. He is Omar Reygadas, a 56-year-old... more »
  • Dorian the Dietitian

    October 13, 2010 10:00 AM

    How to stay healthy with your tailgating food? Dorian lets to you know all the secrets! Watch Dorian on GMA the 2nd Wednesday of each month around 6:40 a.m. Dorian Driscoll, MS, LDN, RD is a registered & Licensed Dietitian. Dorian is one of only two dozen recipients... more »
  • Ask the Trooper

    October 12, 2010 9:09 AM

    Trooper Stephen Hammons appears on GMA each and every Tuesday morning to answer all your questions. This week Trooper Hammons brought along, Jim Simon, the General Manager of American Sugar Cane League. If you have any questions you'd like Trooper Hammons to answer e-mail them to: askthetrooper@katctv.com
  • Chef Paul Prudhomme King of The Yambilee Festival

    October 11, 2010 1:07 PM

    Chef Paul Prudhomme has cooked for two Presidents, heads of states and American troops across the globe. But he has never reigned as a king - until now. The Louisiana Yambilee, a grand sweet potato festival in Chef Paul's hometown of Opelousas, La, has named Prudhomme king of its... more »
  • The 17th Annual Acadiana Breast Health Symposium

    October 11, 2010 9:30 AM

    Institute for Breast Health will have their The 17th Annual Acadiana Breast Health Symposium at the Cajundome Conventon Center on October 13, 2010 from 5:00pm till 8:00pm. The symposium provides the latest information in breast health, humorous guest speaker Lille Shockney, fashion show modeled by local breast cancer survivors.... more »
  • Louisiana Cotton Festival

    October 8, 2010 9:30 AM

    The Louisiana Cotton Festival will be at the Ville Platte Northside Civic Center, October 12 - 17th. This is a week long family festival with a pageant, parade, and fair. For more information call, 337-363-6367 or 337 363-3724 or visit, www.louisianacottonfestival.com
  • Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Announced

    October 7, 2010 5:08 PM

    Lafayette, LA --- City-Parish President Joey Durel today announced the appointment of six individuals to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette. "I am pleased to announce that Amos Batiste, Kevin Carrier, Gregory Dugas, Mary Guidry, Penny Malbrew, and Shirley Vige have agreed... more »
  • Spend an Evening With Mike VI

    October 7, 2010 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE—How would you like to get up close and personal with Mike VI, LSU’s live tiger mascot? You can do that and more by securing a winning bid for a special “Evening with Mike VI." Y ou can capture two " Golden Tickets " for a special evening... more »
  • Lawyers Battling to Take the Lead in Lawsuits Against BP

    October 7, 2010 3:47 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More than 100 lawyers are battling for the biggest chunks of what is likely to be a multibillion-dollar settlement for Gulf of Mexico oil spill victims, jockeying for spots on the elite team that will control the plaintiffs' cases. A judge will pick 12 to 15 lawyers... more »
  • Semifinalists for Presidency at the University of Louisiana at Monroe

    October 6, 2010 11:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two administrators from Texas, one from South Carolina and one from the University of Louisiana System are semifinalists for presidency of the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The UL system says the search committee plans to recommend at least two finalists next Wednesday, after on-campus... more »
  • The Forget Me Not Walk to Remember

    October 6, 2010 10:05 AM

    The Forget Me Not Walk to Remember will be this Saturday, October 9th, at Sugar Mill Pond in Youngsville. The event is free. Registration is at 9am, with the Ceremony at 9:45am, followed by the Walk Around Pond at 10am. There is also a balloon release and fellowship. This is... more »
  • Sheriff Melancon Reminds Residents the Entire State Under Burn Ban

    October 5, 2010 10:52 AM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire. Shortly before noon on Monday the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office received a... more »
  • Renewal of a One-Mil Tax Fails For the St. Landry Parish Jail

    October 4, 2010 3:53 PM

    A renewal of a one-mil tax for the maintenance and upkeep of the St. Landry Parish Jail did not pass Saturday night. The jail tax renewal failed, receiving only 7,962 votes, or 47.48 percent. An estimated $215,460 per year property tax renewal would have been committed to maintaining and... more »
  • Fruit of the Loom Announces Closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette

    October 4, 2010 3:17 PM

    Fruit of the Loom, Inc. announced today the permanent closure of its Distribution Center in Jeanerette, Louisiana. Approximately 178 employees are affected by this announcement. The decision is the result of continued consolidation efforts by the company to remain competitive in a global market. The phase down is expected to... more »
  • Lawsuit Challenging the Way State Lawmakers Balanced Last Year's Budget

    October 4, 2010 12:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A lawsuit is challenging the way state lawmakers balanced last year's budget with $198 million from Louisiana's "rainy day" fund. The lawsuit was filed Monday. It claims legislators violated the state constitution by not repaying the money that was taken from the fund. If the... more »
  • Out of the Darkness Community Walk

    October 4, 2010 9:50 AM

    The America Foundation for Suicide Prevention will have their Out of the Darkness Community Walk on October 9th. The event will take place at Parc Sans Souci from 8am - Noon. There will be music, breakfast snacks, coffee, and drinks. Along with a raffle filled with wonderful prizes. Tickets for... more »
  • Another Chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has Been Opened to Fishing

    October 1, 2010 1:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Another chunk of the Gulf of Mexico has been opened to fishing after seafood tests and surveys found no oil contamination threat. The 5,628-square-mile area is just west of the Mississippi River delta and about 75 miles south of the BP well that spewed millions of... more »
  • Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is Saying Goodbye to the White House

    October 1, 2010 11:52 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is saying goodbye to the White House and President Barack Obama. Without specifically mentioning the Chicago mayor's race he intends to enter, Emanuel told Obama he's "energized by the prospect of new challenges." And he said he's eager to see what... more »
  • Paint the Town Pink

    October 1, 2010 11:09 AM

    "Paint the Town Pink" on Wednesday October 27th. This is a third party fund raiser to benefit the Miles Perret Center. Paint the town Pink will be a designated day for ALL of Acadiana to pitch in to help raise money for the Miles Perret Center. Area banks, restaurants, salons,... more »
  • The Era of Building Space Shuttle Fuel Tanks is Over

    September 30, 2010 12:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After 37 years of having a major role in the manned space program, Lockheed Martin Corp. has made it official. The company says the era of building space shuttle fuel tanks at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility is over, along with scores of jobs. Left behind... more »
  • Sentencing Delayed for Head of Defunct Movie Studio for Selling Nonexisting Tax Credits to Members of the Saints

    September 29, 2010 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sentencing is being delayed until Jan. 19 for the head of a defunct movie studio who pleaded guilty to selling $1.9 million in nonexistent tax credits to members of the New Orleans Saints. On May 13, Wayne Read pleaded guilty to interstate transportation of stolen funds... more »
  • John Carney Returning to the New Orleans Saints

    September 29, 2010 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Veteran kicker John Carney is returning to the New Orleans Saints. Carney's agent, Jack Mills, confirmed in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press that his client would be signing with his former team. Terms of the contract weren't released. Carney, who is 46, worked out... more »
  • Smart Phones Will Have To be Hearing Aid Compatible

    September 29, 2010 11:57 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The blind will have greater access to the Internet through smart phones, and devices such as iPhones and Blackberrys will have to be hearing aid compatible, under legislation Congress has sent to the president. Mark Richert of the American Foundation for the Blind says the measure was... more »
  • Tropical Storm Warnings Issued for the Cayman Islands and Parts of Cuba

    September 28, 2010 11:46 AM

    MIAMI (AP) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for the Cayman Islands and parts of Cuba, the Bahamas and the southern Florida coast as a new tropical depression approaches. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the depression has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 35 mph (55 kph). The... more »
  • Ask the Trooper

    September 28, 2010 9:56 AM

    Trooper Stephen Hammons appears on GMA each and every Tuesday morning to answer all your questions. This week Trooper Hammons answered the following questions, watch the video to find out the answers. If two cars run a red light can you stop both? And if not which one... more »
  • The LA Small Business Development Center

    September 28, 2010 9:30 AM

    The LA Small Business Development Center at UL Lafayette will be hosting a "small business record-keeping" seminar. The event will be on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 10am - 2pm at the South Regional Library. For more information call: (337) -262-5344 or visit: www.acadianasmallbiz.com
  • Widespread Credit Card Fraud in the Natchitoches Uncovered

    September 24, 2010 12:47 PM

    NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) - A multi-agency investigation has uncovered a widespread credit card fraud in the Natchitoches area that netted about $50,000 in losses to card owners. Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Victor Jones Jr. tells The Times that the investigation centers on transactions made at a Natchitoches restaurant, which apparently was... more »
  • Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler Are The New Judges On American Idol

    September 22, 2010 1:32 PM

    INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as "American Idol" judges next season, after months of turnover and speculation about the future of TV's top-rated show. With pomp rivaling that of a U.S. Supreme Court appointment, Fox finally assembled the new pieces of the... more »
  • Effort to Repeal Law Banning Gays in the Military Blocked

    September 21, 2010 3:17 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have blocked an effort to repeal the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. The partisan vote was a defeat for gay rights groups who saw the provision in a defense authorization bill as their last chance any time soon to overturn the... more »
  • Italian Authorities Investigating Top Officials of the Vatican Bank

    September 21, 2010 12:59 PM

    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Italian authorities seized euro23 million ($30.18 million) from a Vatican bank account Tuesday and said they have begun investigating top officials of the Vatican bank in connection with a money laundering probe. The Vatican said it was "perplexed and surprised" by the investigation. Italian financial police... more »
  • Black Bears on the Rise

    September 21, 2010 12:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The first-ever scientific count shows Louisiana's largest black bear concentration, in a northeastern refuge, had about 300 animals in 2008. State biologist Mike Hooker, who recently completed analysis of data collected from 2006-08, said nearly 50 sows and about 100 cubs were moved from the area... more »
  • Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    September 20, 2010 9:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a New Orleans man was killed after the motorcycle he was driving crashed into the guardrail of the Judge Seeber Bridge over the Industrial Canal. John Gagliano, chief investigator at the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office, says that 28-year-old Early Brooks died about 5 a.m. Saturday... more »
  • Should the Go Cup Stay?

    September 19, 2010 11:53 PM

    A heated topic, no doubt about it and we want to hear what you think.... If you'd like to rant on the "go cup" ordinance, send your rants to Hoyt. You can e-mail him at hoyt.harris@katctv.com. Look for your rants Monday night at 10 right here on TV-3.... 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 »
  • Administrator of the $20 Billion "Skeptical" of Claims Not Close to Disaster

    September 14, 2010 5:55 PM

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The administrator of the $20 billion compensation fund for victims of the Gulf oil spill said Tuesday he is "skeptical" of claims that are not in close proximity to the BP disaster but is becoming more flexible on the issue. Ken Feinberg told members of the... more »
  • 15-Year-Old Will Be Tried As An Adult In The Deaths Of His Parents

    September 14, 2010 4:36 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A state grand jury has indicted a 15-year-old, who will be tried as an adult in the deaths of his parents. The News Star says the panel Monday handed up two counts of second-degree murder against Dalton Fletcher, who was arrested in class Friday at... more »
  • Hurricane Julia Has Formed Becoming the 5th Hurricane of the Season

    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 »
  • Deadline to Apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Program is Sept. 23

    September 14, 2010 12:06 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Time is running out for catfish farmers and others to sign up for a U.S. Department of Agriculture program offering training, cash benefits and government-funded consultation that might include advice to get out of the business. The deadline to apply for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for... more »
  • Powerful Hurricane Igor Roared Far Out In The Atlantic

    September 13, 2010 12:50 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Powerful Hurricane Igor roared far out in the Atlantic Monday, with forecasters expecting it to remain over open water through at least the end of the week. Igor was a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph (240 kph). The forecast track shows it... more »
  • New Broadway Production "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"

    September 10, 2010 11:37 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Director Julie Taymor (TAY'-mor) is giving high marks to U2's Bono and the Edge for their work on the new Broadway production "Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark." The pair wrote the songs for the musical. They previewed a tune from the show on ABC's "Good Morning... more »
  • Judges take court cases on the road

    September 7, 2010 9:20 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • LA Second Circuit Court of Appeal Taking the Bench on the Road

    September 7, 2010 12:13 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • The Search Continues for a Homicide Suspect in Lafayette

    September 3, 2010 7:33 PM

    The sheriff's office is assisting the US Marshal's office in the search for a homicide suspect along highway 90 in southern Lafayette. Traffic is backed up as the search continues. KATC has learned that people accused of harboring the man are being brought to the Broussard police department for... more »
  • 7th Tropical Storm of the Season has Formed

    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 »
  • Dancing With the Stars Pairings Announced

    September 1, 2010 9:49 AM

    The first group of "Dancing With the Stars" season 11 celebrity and pro pairings was announced today on "Good Morning America." The new line-up of stars will hit the dance floor on the "Dancing With the Stars" two-hour season premiere Monday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. Central time. The couple... more »
  • The Smell Test: Officials Say Gulf Seafood Is Safe & Your Nose Knows It

    August 31, 2010 7:44 PM

    Scientists and FDA officials are trying to put the message out that gulf seafood is safe to eat and if you don't believe it, try smelling the food. Experts in the field of seafood testing have assembled in New Orleans to show KATC that people can actually smell oil... more »
  • Hurricane Watch Issued For Most Of The North Carolina Coast

    August 31, 2010 5:07 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - A hurricane watch has been issued for most of the North Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Earl. Earl is a Category 4 storm with winds near 135 mph (215 kph). It's about 1,000 miles (1,605 km) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. A hurricane watch is in effect... more »
  • Mexico says drug lord 'the Barbie' captured

    August 30, 2010 10:21 PM

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Federal police on Monday captured a Texas-born alleged drug kingpin who faces trafficking charges in the U.S. and has been blamed for a vicious turf war that has included bodies hung from bridges and shootouts in central Mexico. The arrest of Edgar Valdez Villarreal, alias "the... more »
  • Tropical Storm Fiona Has Formed in the Atlantic Ocean

    August 30, 2010 5:07 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Fiona has formed in the Atlantic Ocean behind Hurricane Earl, which is battering the northeastern Caribbean. Fiona formed east of the Leeward Islands on Monday afternoon and forecasters say a tropical storm wate tmay be required later in the day.... more »
  • Bedbugs are on the Rise

    August 30, 2010 4:57 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A resurgence of bedbugs across the U.S. has homeowners and apartment dwellers taking desperate measures to eradicate the tenacious bloodsuckers, with some relying on dangerous outdoor pesticides and fly-by-night exterminators. The problem has gotten so bad that the Environmental Protection Agency warned this month against the... more »
  • Sheriff's Deputies Gets the Dealers and the Buyers

    August 28, 2010 4:17 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The St. Tammany Parish Narcotics Task Force arrested two men and seized narcotics and money - then they got down to business. Officers arrested Alfred Treadwell and Jessie Brown at Treadwellpo house Wednesday, and found a variety of narcotics they say belonged to Treadwell. After taking... more »
  • No Major Jackpot Winners in the LA Lotto and Multistate Powerball

    August 26, 2010 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - No one won the major jackpots in the Louisiana Lotto and multistate Powerball drawings Wednesday night. Louisiana Lotto players matching all six numbers drawn would have won or shared a $250,000 prize, which will rise to an estimated $275,000 for Saturday. Meanwhile, Powerball players matching... more »
  • 72-Year-Old NOLA Man has Claimed the $990,648 LA Lotto Jackpot

    August 25, 2010 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 72-year-old New Orleans man has claimed the $990,648 Louisiana Lotto jackpot from Saturday's drawing. Louisiana Lottery officials said Wednesday that Donald Meilleur (mill-YARE) had the sole, winning ticket for the prize. On Monday, he received $693,453 after state and federal taxes were withheld. The... more »
  • Acadia Parish be on the Lookout for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    August 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Wayne Melancon is advising business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100.00 dollar bills. According to Sheriff's Melancon, Detectives are presently investigating the passing of a $100.00 counterfeit bill in the Morse area. Melancon stated that the bill is of such a good quality that... more »
  • The Chitimacha Louisiana Open Donated $142,329 to Charities

    August 25, 2010 4:08 PM

    BROUSSARD - The Chitimacha Louisiana Open awarded a total of $142,329.76 in checks to 47 local and regional charities and youth groups Wednesday on what Open officials called "the tournament's best day of the whole year." The PGA's Nationwide Tour event, annually conducted in late March at Le Triomphe... more »
  • Hurricane Frank has formed in the Pacific

    August 25, 2010 1:02 PM

    MIAMI - Hurricane Frank has formed in the Pacific off Mexico's coast while a new tropical depression formed in the Atlantic. Frank has maximum sustained winds Wednesday near 75 mph (120 kph). The National Hurricane Center in Miami says Frank could get stronger as it moves away from Mexico's... more »
  • Police Searching For Violent Criminal On The Loose

    August 24, 2010 11:39 PM

    A man wanted in two Texas towns for a violent crime spree could be somewhere in Acadiana at the moment and that has people on edge. "I heard that a man hijacked a van, hurt some woman really bad and he's somewhere around here but they don't know where." "If... more »
  • LA Out of "Race to the Top"

    August 24, 2010 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lost its second bid to get a slice of the billions of dollars in federal education grant money available in the "Race to the Top" competition. The state was not chosen Tuesday by the U.S. Education Department for the latest round of the $4.4... more »
  • Rhythms on the River Series 2010

    August 24, 2010 4:12 PM

    Lafayette, LA. The Village of River Ranch will kick off its ninth fall season of the Rhythms on the River concert series on Thursday, September 30th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the River Ranch Town Square. The soul singer, well-loved Carencro native, Marc Broussard, will take the Rhythms... more »
  • Tonight I-10 West Reduced to 1 Lane From Mile Marker 122.5 to 121.5 Between 8 pm and 6 am

    August 24, 2010 4:08 PM

    Interstate 10 will be reduced to one lane in the westbound direction on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge near Butte Larose, in St. Martin Parish for the installation of communications equipment beginning tonight, August 24, 2010. The right lane will be closed between mile marker 122.5 and mile marker 121.5 between... more »
  • The Plunge in Home Sales

    August 24, 2010 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas. July's sales fell by more than 27 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million, the National... more »

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