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  • Driver sees wreck in trees, police find body

    May 28, 2012 5:51 AM

    PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - A driver on Interstate 55 saw wreckage at the tree line and called Louisiana State Police, who found the body of a Metairie man. Trooper Nick Manale says 31-year-old Darren Elwin apparently died 12 to 15 hours before his body was found Sunday afternoon about 115... more »
  • National Guard helps recycle Xmas trees for marsh

    March 15, 2012 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Call it a springtime Christmas present for the wetlands. Louisiana National Guard helicopter crews carefully placed more than 100 bundles of recycled Christmas trees between guidelines in the Bayou Sauvage National Wetland Refuge to help fight erosion. In all, the bundles held about 5,000 trees that... more »
  • Storms Rip Through Eunice

    June 5, 2011 11:51 PM

    Hot heavy days and wild nights, that's the weather recap this weekend. Severe storms came on the tail end of severe record heat. KATC'S Chris Welty spent Sunday in Eunice and saw the damage first hand. "It was wicked for about 15 minutes man," said Charles Daigle. ... more »
  • Dozens Gather for Save the Oak Meeting

    January 30, 2011 11:58 PM

    Despite the rain a couple dozen people turned out in Youngsville Sunday afternoon to discuss plans to save that 250-year old oak tree. The tree is scheduled to come down to make way for a roundabout at Highways 89 and 92, but not if these people get their way. "Guardian... more »
  • Enrollment Grows as Well as the Need for Student Housing

    November 26, 2010 9:17 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - There are few images of college life more idyllic than a tree-shaded campus. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, with its stands of Century Oaks, pines, cypress and more, is a beautiful example of that. But the university's enrollment is also growing and to deal with... more »
  • Effort to Save 6 Oak Trees on UL Campus

    November 18, 2010 10:22 PM

    A group of University of Louisiana at Lafayette students are trying to save six oak trees on campus. The six trees are slated to be cut down to make way for upcoming construction projects on campus, including new housing initiative. "We pride ourselves on our live oaks," said UL... more »
  • Storm Damage in Acadia Parish

    March 25, 2010 2:19 PM

    A strong line of storms tore through parts of Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Acadia Parishes early Thursday morning, leaving a trail of damage. Several Iota families had a startling wake up call early. "I told the wife and the baby, y'all get on the floor, it's coming,"... more »
  • Local Boy Scout Council To Plant Trees In Atchafalaya Basin

    January 19, 2010 12:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Area Council of the Boy Scouts will leave their mark on the Atchafalaya Basin this year by planting cypress tree as part of a yearlong celebration of scouting's 100th anniversary. On Feb. 20, 800 Scouts will gather in the Basin to create what will... more »
  • Acadiana Youth Inc. Unveils New Logo

    November 17, 2009 11:36 AM

    Acadiana Youth Inc. Unveils New Logo as The Children's Shelters of Acadiana Youth, Inc. Lafayette, LA (Nov 16, 2009) - Acadiana Youth Inc. has announced the unveiling of its new logo to be introduced to the public at its eighth annual Acadiana Festival of Trees kick off on Wednesday,... more »
  • Lafayette Students Pick From Trees They Planted

    November 10, 2009 7:09 PM

    Students enjoying the fruits of their labor is something right in Acadiana. Trees at Plantation Elementary were planted back in 2002. Today students got to pick fruit from the trees. The fruit will eventually make its way to St. Joseph's Diner and Stuller Place charities. The trees grow oranges... more »

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