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  • Opelousas Man Missing on New Orleans Trip

    May 8, 2014 6:08 PM

    UPDATE: Opelousas Police say Levier has been found, and is behind bars in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. The Opelousas Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Joseph Spencer Levier, 48 yrs old of Opelousas. Mr. Levier has mental health issues, suffers from seizures... more »
  • Cruise Cancelled After Military Orders; Couple Fights for Refund

    May 17, 2013 7:08 PM

    A military family from Carencro, stationed overseas in Germany is fighting Carnival Cruise Lines for a refund. The couple was set to go on a Mediterranean cruise but received military orders they could not leave Germany. So, should they receive a refund? After KATC made a phone call... more »
  • UL Band Coming Up Short on Funds for Macy's Parade Trip

    November 1, 2012 11:14 PM

    A week ago, KATC did a story about the UL Marching Band's invitation to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. It's an honor only given to ten bands every year and a chance to shine in the national spotlight. But that honor comes with a... more »
  • Mississippi River Commission schedules high-water inspection trip

    March 26, 2012 10:05 AM

    VICKSBURG, Miss.,- The Mississippi River Commission will conduct its annual high-water inspection trip on the Mississippi River March 26-30, 2012. Four public meetings have been scheduled aboard the Motor Vessel MISSISSIPPI so commission members have the opportunity to meet with local residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. The... more »
  • NBA and State Dept. team up on trip to Venezuela

    June 15, 2011 10:32 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Three current and former basketball players will be in Venezuela this week, part of a State Department "sports diplomacy" effort at a time of icy relations between the two countries. The State Department will announce that Memphis Grizzlies guard Greivis Vasquez and others are participating in the... more »
  • Tornado Strikes While Lafayette Students on Field Trip

    May 1, 2011 2:02 PM

    As storms travelled through Alabama last week, also travelling in the state a group of middle school students from Lafayette. It was a field trip these student won't soon forget and a KATC exclusive as parents and students spoke only with us when they returned home. "It was... more »
  • Curious about the Bright Blue Camper in Downtown Lafayette?

    April 26, 2011 9:57 PM

    If you've been in downtown Lafayette in recent days, chances are you've seen a bright blue Airstream RV being towed through the streets by a pickup truck. Call it the road trip of a lifetime for Walter and Patrick Hessert, two brothers from New Jersey, who are criss-crossing the country... more »
  • Dardenne Postpones NYC Trip to Pitch Tourism

    February 1, 2011 8:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne is canceling his planned trip this week to New York to promote the state's tourism efforts. Weather concerns and scheduling conflicts were said to be the blame for scrapping the visit. Instead, a spokeswoman for Dardenne's office says he will do... more »
  • Kids Tell KATC How Santa Makes Christmas Eve Journey

    December 24, 2010 7:41 PM

    Before Santa set out for his Christmas Eve journey, KATC's Maddie Garrett caught up with a few last minute Santa visitors and the man himself to find out how you think he makes his annual trip. It's perhaps the most magical night of the year for children, when Santa... more »
  • CBS' Afghanistan Trip Unrewarded, A Ratings Downer

    August 24, 2010 11:21 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Television news divisions may be thinking twice about ambitious travel plans. That was the ominous message delivered to the "CBS Evening News" last week. The Nielsen Co. said Katie Couric's broadcast reached just under 5 million viewers, a low point for evening newscasts for at least... more »
  • Rayne SONIC Crew Member Wins Trip to Skating Finals in Las Vegas

    August 18, 2010 11:09 AM

    (Oklahoma City) - Aaron McClasky of Rayne was recently named one of the six finalists to travel to Las Vegas on Oct. 2-8 and compete in SONIC Drive-In's "So You Think You Can Skate" finals competition, presented by Dr Pepper® and RC Sports®. McClasky will be showing off his skating... more »
  • A Boat Ride and Ice Cream Cap Obama's Trip to Gulf

    August 15, 2010 2:52 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family cruised the waters off their Florida Panhandle hotel on Sunday, offering a portrait of a family on vacation to boost a region struggling with the economic damage wrought by the nation's worst oil spill. The Obamas boarded the... more »
  • Jindal: Trip to sand berm followed by press conference today

    June 23, 2010 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is keeping up pressure on federal authorities to allow resumption of an offshore dredging project. The project is designed to collect sand for the building of barriers to protect the coast from oil. The problem: The Interior Department says one area where sand... more »
  • The President Announces His Second Trip to the Gulf Coast to Inspect the Response

    May 26, 2010 7:07 AM

    President Obama announced that he will travel to the Louisiana Gulf Coast to assess the latest efforts to counter the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The President will join more than 22,000 people in the region, including many of the brightest scientific minds from both the public and private sector,... more »
  • Broussard Resident Helps Bird in Venice

    May 21, 2010 8:48 PM

    The Crude Disaster gives one Acadiana resident a fishing trip she won't soon forget. Broussard resident, Windy Maitreme saw firsthand what the oil is doing to Louisiana's coast. "It's devastating to see the oil, merky brown... You can definitely see the oil in the water. As far as we... more »
  • Deep Sea Coral Research Trip: Oil Spill Data

    May 7, 2010 10:13 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - A federally sponsored mission to search for deep sea corals turns to collecting data from the sea floor and water near the wild well in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that for years, scientists have been studying the sea floor... more »
  • Easter Weekend Boating Trip Ended In Tragedy

    April 5, 2010 4:35 PM

    An Easter weekend boating trip ended in tragedy in St. Landry Parish. Caleb Genin, 19, of Arnaudville was killed while boating on Bayou Courtableau. Late Saturday afternoon Genin hit his head as he went under a Highway 190 bridge near Port Barre. There were 6 occupants in the... more »
  • Coastal Erosion Pt. 2

    November 25, 2009 11:25 AM

    Since 2000 the LSU Coastal Roots program has educated over 3500 students on why and how our coastal ecosystems need to be protected. Students from Lafayette Middle Environmental Science academy took the first of two trips to collect a special seed. The Mangrove, or Propugoles, seeds are brought back to... more »

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