December 14, 2012 4:21 AM
On Dec 11th three Opelousas teens have been charged by the OPD Involving separate crimes, dating back to April 13th of this year.
Jeremy Fontenot 17 yrs of age of Opelousas has been arrested by OPD patrol officers after a complaint was called in by his mother after questioning... more »
June 1, 2012 11:13 PM
It's almost three months since parts of Lafayette and St. Landry Parishes experienced devastating flash flooding. And still, many homes sit with water damage and the owners are left without the help they need to clean it up.
"Behind this wall we know there's mold and mildew and that's... more »
March 9, 2012 7:46 AM
Three 18-wheelers and a passenger vehicle were involved in a wreck at the top of the I-210 bridge in Lake Charles. State Police and LCPD are currently on the scene. The eastbound lanes are closed, but the westbound lanes are open. more »
January 10, 2012 8:18 AM
3 car accident with injuries on Johnson. Southbound lanes of Johnson are closed, South College should be used as an alternate route. more »
May 16, 2011 12:14 AM
It seems so calm in the Three Mile Lake Community while looking at the water, but there was a sense of urgency in the air Sunday.
"They were knocking on our doors at 8 this morning saying get out, get out." said Connie Baudoin.
Residents and campers at... more »
March 24, 2011 11:19 PM
Three workers were rescued Thursday evening after the helicopter they were in tipped into the Gulf of Mexico.
The chopper is owned by Lafayette based company, PHI. Witnesses said the chopper was leaving an oil platform in Main Pass, in Plaquemines Parish, when it happened.
The helicopter is... more »
February 16, 2011 8:42 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed three new members to the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The governor made the announcement on Tuesday. The three new appointees are former state Sen. Louis Lambert, of Prairieville; oil and gas businessman David Guidry, of New Orleans;... more »
January 23, 2011 1:19 PM
A three month old is dead after a single vehicle accident on I-49 Saturday.
A van carrying 10 people...four adults and six children flipped over after the driver lost control. Everyone inside was ejected from the van including a three month old child. Two people were listed in critical... more »
December 1, 2010 11:59 AM
BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a 35-year-old Bossier City woman on two counts of bigamy. Sheriff Larry Deen says Bridget K. Mize was taken into custody Tuesday after she admitted to investigators that she is currently married to three different men. Deen said Mize also... more »
October 6, 2010 3:13 PM
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Saints coach Sean Payton says Tracy Porter had arthroscopic surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his left knee and that the starting cornerback is expected to be sidelined three to four weeks.
Payton says the club also has placed backup safety and special teams... more »
September 30, 2010 9:48 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. - A licensed chiropractor and former owner of Scott Oaks Chiropractic Clinic located in Scott, La., was sentenced today to three years in prison, for submitting fraudulent claims to health insurers for services that were never performed, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Richard Montalbano, 64, of... more »
September 30, 2010 7:12 AM
FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - Hidden hallways, curvy catwalks and secret stairways dating back to the earliest days of postal service now belong to three businessmen. Gary Blum, Joe Duck and Keith Landen of Franklin say they bought the 200-year-old building, housing those treasures, from the federal government because they're interested... more »
September 24, 2010 1:47 PM
Vermilion Parish- Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash involving a school bus on LA 700 at Gladu Road. According to the investigating troopers, on September 23, 2010, at 4:08 p.m., a 2009 Blue Bird Vermilion Parish school bus, driven by 40-year-old Tanya Primeaux of Kaplan,... more »
September 22, 2010 4:50 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police detective who admitted he helped cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jeffrey Lehrmann, one of five former officers who have pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's... more »
September 6, 2010 5:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Fire Department says a three-alarm fire in Mid-City injured five people, four of them firefighters. Firefighter Gregory Davis says the fire broke out early Monday in a two-story wood frame office building that was being renovated, and had working electricity. He says one... more »
August 31, 2010 10:19 AM
LULING, La. (AP) - Authorities say three Hahnville High School students remain hospitalized from a wreck when a driver lost control while allegedly texting on her cell phone. St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputies said that one boy was sitting on a curb, another was one standing on the curb and... more »
August 27, 2010 7:33 PM
Polls across Louisiana will open at 6am Saturday morning. Acadiana voters will decide on three races, including the 3rd Congressional District Seat. Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination: Hunt Downer of Houma, Jeff Landry , and Kristian Magar , both of New Iberia.
All three candidates say... more »
August 18, 2010 11:05 AM
Back by Popular Demand! A special challenge is being issued to all writers, actors, videographers, storytellers and other creative - adventurous types who want to have a great time in a fun and exciting new way. Acadiana Open Channel is hosting a 3 Minute Movie Challenge. The idea is simple,... more »
August 12, 2010 6:49 PM
Louisiana on Pace to Having a Record Low Year
BATON ROUGE -The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed three new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to nine. The three new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Ascension parishes. These cases are... more »
August 3, 2010 5:59 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Police say people defending their homes killed one person and wounded another in Alexandria, and injured a third in a nearby part of Rapides Parish. Both incidents occurred early Monday. Alexandria police say 24-year-old Darwin Johnson of Alexandria was killed when he and a second man... more »
July 30, 2010 9:21 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reopens three oyster harvesting areas east of the Mississippi River, including Lake Borgne (born) in Orleans Parish. Secretary Alan Levine says areas will open a half-hour before sunrise Saturday. He says a specialist with the federal Food and... more »
July 27, 2010 7:24 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Coast Guard says a helicopter with three people on board went into the Gulf of Mexico 80 miles south of New Orleans, but a good Samaritan rescued all three and got them to a nearby rig. Petty Officer Brandon Padilla says 24-year-old Rusty Carole of... more »
July 19, 2010 9:35 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - State police say two teenagers helped rescue a man and his son whose car ran into Cheniere Lake. Fourteen-year-old Chris Smith and 19-year-old Josh McDowel said they wish they could also have helped the man's wife, who died Saturday night. Troopers say 28-year-old Jessica Kelley died... more »
July 16, 2010 10:12 AM
A federal appeals panel has upheld the convictions of three Louisiana residents for their roles in an abduction in New Orleans that ended in Mississippi with one man dead and another injured. Edward James Pugh, Barron Lecour Borden and Torenda A. Whitmore, all of New Orleans, were each convicted in... more »
June 21, 2010 11:02 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana lawmakers are wrapping up their work on the three-month regular session. The session must adjourn by 6 p.m. Monday. That timeline wasn't expected to be a problem after legislators a day earlier completed their most controversial budget bills, which close a nearly $600 million... more »
June 16, 2010 3:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to give home buyers an extra three months to finish qualifying for federal tax incentives that boosted home sales this spring. The move by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would give buyers until Sept. 30 to complete their purchases and... more »
June 14, 2010 12:31 PM
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - As President Barack Obama set out on a three-state tour of the oil-tainted Gulf Coast Monday, the White House said BP appears willing to set up the kind of independent victims' compensation fund that the president is demanding. Obama spokesman Bill Burton, speaking to reporters traveling... more »
May 11, 2010 9:57 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a mother and her daughters with his vehicle. Justin Paul Brouillete, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of JoAnn Issac and her two daughters, Brittany Isaac... more »
April 13, 2010 11:26 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Three men who escaped from a Louisiana jail have been captured in Miami and police were examining a bloody knife found in a truck the trio allegedly stole. The U.S. Marshals Service said the men were captured Monday at a Miami motel. The truck containing the knife... more »
March 30, 2010 12:20 PM
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Three inmates have escaped from the Avoyelles Parish Jail in Marksville.
Sheriff Doug Anderson said the inmates escaped around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday after forcing a guard at knifepoint to open a door.
Anderson identified the escapees as 22-year-old Quentin M. Truehill of New Orleans,... more »
February 18, 2010 5:54 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they had to put a Lafayette Parish woman's pet monkey to death after it bit a child. It happened last week in Lafayette, according to a news release from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The 3-year-old girl was at... more »
December 18, 2009 9:06 AM
The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests:
Tonya Renew 35 yoa of 349 Shell Beach Road, Pierre Part, La was arrested... more »
December 16, 2009 6:20 PM
A Lafayette man is labeled a serial killer after police say they've connected him to three murders. 43-year old Jeffery Lee Guillory was already in the Lafayette Parish jail on an attempted murder charge. Police say they used fingerprint evidence and DNA to connect him to the deaths of three... more »
November 26, 2009 8:36 AM
Congratulations to Gail Bellow of Maurice!
Gail is the winner of KATC's Show Me the Money giveaway for Wednesday, November 25, 2009.
Congrat's Gail! more »
November 20, 2009 7:56 AM
Congratulations to Ursula Hawkins of Rayne!
Ursula is the winner of KATC's $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for Thursday, November 19, 2009.
November 19, 2009 7:45 AM
Congratulation's to Roxanne Lavergne of Sunset.
Roxanne is the winner of KATC's $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for Wednesday, November 18, 2009.
Tune in tonight at 10pm and find out who the next lucky winner is.....it could be you!
November 17, 2009 11:45 PM
A Vermilion Parish man charged in a January accident that killed three people was in court Tuesday, but this trial for Todd Vincent is a completely different case. Vincent is facing his second offense driving while under the influence. Court records show this is his third DWI charge in three... more »
November 17, 2009 7:27 AM
Congratulations to Selena Pontiff of Abbeville!
Selena is the winner of the $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for Monday, November 16, 2009! more »
November 13, 2009 9:48 AM
Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel recently wrapped a series of listening tours. Hhe wanted to know what vision Lafayette residents had for the hub city in 10... 20... or 30 years. But as one wise man said, in order to figure out where we're going, we must remember where we've... more »
November 13, 2009 7:44 AM
Congratulations to Lecretia Rabone of Lafayette!
Lecretia is the winner of KATC's $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for Thursday, November 12, 2009.
Keep watching each weeknight as we announce a winner during our 10pm newscast.
November 12, 2009 11:33 AM
3 Minute Movie Event
A special challenge is being issued to all writers, actors, videographers, storytellers and other creative - adventurous types who want to have a great time in a fun and exciting new way.
Acadiana Open Channel is hosting a 3 Minute Movie Challenge. The idea... more »
November 5, 2009 8:01 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Lottery Corporation reports that nobody 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. The prize will rise to an estimated $275,000... more »
October 30, 2009 8:07 AM
KATC is once again showing you the money. Beginning October 29th we will be giving away $300-hundred-dollars to help with your holiday shopping. Each night at 10 o'clock, a lucky winner will be announced.
Congratulations to Nick Smith of Broussard , he is the winner of a $300 gift... more »
October 6, 2009 11:45 AM
The department will not release other personal details about the individuals to protect the privacy of the residents and their families.
Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed three deaths in the state from H1N1: an adult female from DHH Region I, the Greater New... more »