July 26, 2013 8:07 AM
SATSUMA, La. (AP) - State police say an 18-year-old woman died after her pickup collided with a truck on U.S. 190 at South Satsuma Road in Livingston Parish. Trooper Jared Sandifer says Isabella V. Lacasse, of Livingston, was northbound Thursday on South Satsuma Road when she made a left turn... more »
July 8, 2013 8:43 AM
CENTER POINT, La. (AP) - State police say a 20-year-old Marksville man died in a single-vehicle crash in Avoyelles Parish Troopers responded to the crash Friday on La. Highway 107 in Center Point. Investigators say the crash involved a pickup driven by Christian C. Cole. They say the truck was... more »
March 26, 2013 9:51 AM
The Ford-Mustang Club of Acadiana will host the Ford Mustang Annual Open Car & Truck Show. The show takes place in Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge. The event is March 30 and begins at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.
For more info call: 337-288-3054
Or visit:... more »
October 5, 2012 9:38 AM
Just after 7am a train was in an accident with two vehicles at LA Hwy 182 and LA Hwy 88, that's the intersection of Coteau road and Old Spanish Trail. State police have reported no injuries. There will be more details given as they become available. more »
June 9, 2012 3:03 PM
Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Jefferson Island Road near Norris Road shortly after 11:00 last night. The driver of a pick up truck was pronounced dead on the scene, there was no one else in the vehicle. The identity of the victim is being withheld until... more »
May 14, 2012 8:37 AM
Did you know 1 in 5 children in Louisiana struggles with hunger? To help alleviate this problem Entergy Louisiana & Second Harvest Food Bank are hosting Fill the Bucket Truck with 2,000 Meals. This event will be held on May 16th, 2012 from 6am until 6pm. The donation location will... more »
April 23, 2012 10:55 AM
Deputies were called to Ridge rd, Sunday night after a truck ran off the road and into a storage shed. The driver of the truck and his passenger, a one year old boy, both sustained minor injuries, and luckily no one else was hurt. Alcohol has been ruled... more »
April 2, 2012 8:47 AM
FOURCHON, La. (AP) - Two Houma teenagers were killed when their car struck an 18-wheeler The Courier reports 19-yeare-old Taylor Caro and 18-year-old Alexandra Blaisdell were killed early Sunday morning. They were pronounced dead at the scene. State police say Caro was driving northbound on La. Highway 1 at about... more »
March 9, 2012 7:43 AM
Accident on Renaud Drive in Scott has been cleared. There were police and fire officials on the scene of an overturned truck in the 1500 block of Renaud Rd. There were reports of injuries in the accident, but no road closures. more »
January 4, 2012 11:02 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The owner of a Grosse Tete truck stop has filed suit against the state of Louisiana and Iberville Parish in a last-ditch effort to keep a 550-pound tiger on display at the facility. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, comes two months after a Baton Rouge judge... more »
April 20, 2011 10:44 AM
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Authorities say an Amtrak train struck a tractor-trailer rig carrying armored personnel carriers in southeastern Louisiana. Slidell Assistant Police Chief Kevin Foltz says no injuries have been reported among the approximately 68 passengers and 11 crew members on the Crescent, which was en route from New... more »
April 4, 2011 11:43 PM
Reports of a possible tornado and storm damage in Port Barre on Monday at King's Truck Stop on Highway 190. Employees at the truck stop said a gazebo that had been there for five years and made it through two hurricanes was completely destroyed by Monday's storm.
A fence... more »
January 25, 2011 11:17 AM
GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a 54-year-old Mississippi man died on Interstate 10 when the cab of his 18-wheeler rolled onto its side and caught fire. Trooper Russell Graham said in a news release that Donald Hunt, of Louisville, Miss., was driving west on the interstate... more »
December 27, 2010 9:31 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - A woman hit the side of the I-220 bridge in her car, then was hit and killed Monday by a tractor-trailer as she tried to flag traffic around the wreck in the dark, the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said. The tractor-trailer overturned, scattering plywood across the... more »
October 22, 2010 9:18 AM
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a sport utility vehicle collided with a sugar cane truck on La. Highway 413, leaving one man dead and another injured. Troopers say 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was southbound Thursday when his vehicle crossed the highway's center line and struck the northbound cane... more »
October 18, 2010 7:27 PM
Louisiana is known to top the list of "Worst Roads in the Nation." But, some Lafayette drivers could be in for a smoother ride. New technology to fill potholes is being taken for a test drive in the Hub City. A Philadelphia company has one of it's "Pothole Killer" trucks... more »
September 10, 2010 7:01 PM
More than a dozen people are recovering after an Amtrak train slammed into a big rig in Crowley. The crash happened just after 10AM Friday morning on American Legion Drive in Crowley. Two passengers, Louis Darby and Vicki Higgins recall the crash: "All of a sudden, we heard a big... more »
September 10, 2010 12:14 PM
An AmTrak train and 18-wheeler carrying grain have collided near Crowley. It happened on the tracks near American Legion Drive and US Hwy 90 in Acadia Parish. At least three people are injured. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office told KATC that the grain truck was crossing the tracks when the... more »
August 17, 2010 2:40 PM
A shopper discovers a body in a vehicle in a Wal Mart parking lot in Sulphur. The body was found in the back seat of a pickup truck around 5 o'clock Monday night. Investigators are trying to determine how long the body had been there. There were no obvious indications... more »
August 11, 2010 7:27 PM
The overturned tanker which was leaking a mixture of chemicals near I-49 still has the highway closed.
HazMat crews are siphoning the chemicals from the overturned tanker to another tanker called down from Northern Louisiana.
Police expect the interstate to remain closed into the early hours of Wednesday... more »
August 3, 2010 4:59 PM
UPDATE-In an effort to locate missing 21 year old Jayce Ryan Dupuis of Jennings, search teams from eight different law enforcement agencies assisted the Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office in an intense air, ground and water search of an approximate two square mile area in the vicinity of the Jaenke... more »
July 20, 2010 11:34 AM
Tonight, July 20th at 6 pm, a new fire truck will be dedicated at the Indian Bayou Volunteer Fire Department in Andrew, LA (near Kaplan). What makes this fire truck special is that it will be dedicated to a fireman of over 30 years with this department, Mr. Vernis Leger.... more »
June 25, 2010 9:59 AM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - An Arkansas man died after losing control of the dump truck he was driving in Bossier Parish. State police tells The Times that 41-year-old Gregory McWilliams, of Magnolia, Ark., was driving a truck loaded with gravel north on La. Highway 157 Thursday when the truck... more »
May 18, 2010 8:48 AM
Interstate 10 is still closed eastbound near mile marker 90 between Rayne and Duson following an early morning 18-wheeler accident. The crash resulted in the spill of a small amount of a hazardous chemical called Ethyleneamine that could cause respiratory problems if inhaled. Drivers should detour by taking exit 87... more »
April 8, 2010 3:38 PM
A Eunice Police Officer inspecting a truck stuck in a ditch was surprised to find an alligator carcass in the back of the truck. Ryan Joseph Dartez and Cody James Lejeune, both of Crowley, got the truck stuck in the ditch behind Bellard's Pharmacy in Eunice and Police were called... more »
March 17, 2010 3:23 PM
Crews located the submerged truck nearly 30 feet below the surface in the Atchafalaya River. The body of the sole occupant, Billy Duplechain, has been found in the vehicle. We will have the latest on the continued investigation on TV3 and Acadiana's Newschannel.
The victim has... more »
February 26, 2010 8:54 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Jennings man has been found shot to death inside his vehicle parked on a vacant lot. Police reportedly found the body of Kenneth Pelican late Wednesday night in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Police Chief Johnny Lassiter said he had been shot once... more »
January 26, 2010 1:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Transportation Department said Tuesday it is prohibiting truck and bus drivers from sending text messages on hand-held devices while operating commercial vehicles. The prohibition, which applies to drivers of interstate buses and trucks over 10,000 pounds, is effective immediately, the department said in a statement. Truck... more »
January 14, 2010 7:24 PM
Winning money at the Bayou Vista Truck Stop is nothing new.
Connected to the truck stop, the Cash Magic Casino.
But it was next door in the convenience store where an early morning visitor brought some good news.
"About eight o'clock this morning a lottery rep came... more »
January 14, 2010 6:53 PM
The Bayou Vista truck stop is buzzing after a lottery ticket sold there turned up a winner. Someone picked the right numbers in Wednesday's lotto drawing and won a half million dollars. The numbers, three, eight, twenty, twenty-eight, twenty-nine and thirty. The convenience store where the ticket was sold is... more »
January 9, 2010 4:35 PM
An early morning accident leaves two fighting for their lives tonight. The crash happened just before 2:30 this morning on Highway 182 just east of Broussard. The driver of the vehicle lost control, hit a ditch and flipped ejecting all 4 occupants from the vehicle. Police are searching for the... more »
November 30, 2009 8:47 AM
Troop I Press Release:
Rayne- Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a crash that claimed the lives of two people on Interstate 10 west of Rayne.
Killed in the crash were fifty six year old Kenneth Hicks of Northport, AL and forty nine year... more »
November 25, 2009 2:51 PM
Victims Held Up in Parking Lot of Downtown Library
On November 25, 2009, at approximately 12:20 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 300 block of West Congress Street regarding an armed robbery. The victims, four females of Baton Rouge, were walking in the parking lot... more »
November 24, 2009 7:08 PM
Interstate 10 in Lake Charles is now open for motorist traveling on Interstate 10 east and westbound through Lake Charles.
On November 24 at 11:00 am, a tractor trailer transporting butane overturned near the Interstate 10 exit in the city of Westlake. State Police Emergency Services were called to... more »
November 24, 2009 3:09 PM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - They say truckers know where the really good food is. And at least one truckstop gumbo is a definite winner. The chicken and sausage gumbo that Rita Fontenot simmers at King's Truck Stop in Port Barre was named tops in its category at the Soiree Royale... more »
November 24, 2009 9:59 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing a 20-year-old man, then torching a pickup truck with the body in it, is being held on $2 million bond in the Vermilion Parish jail. Deputies brought 29-year-old Ferdinand Nickles to Abbeville over the weekend from Atlanta, where U.S. Marshals arrested... more »
November 23, 2009 10:58 AM
Detectives in Jeff Davis parish are investigating the murder of a Welsh man. The body of 23-year-old Kenneth Harmon Jr. was found underneath his truck in a ditch off highway 1126 south of Roanoke late Thursday night. The Chevy S-10 truck was seen by a passerby on Thursday night backed... more »
November 20, 2009 10:17 AM
On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... 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 »
October 9, 2009 1:07 PM
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a residential burglary.
During the past month, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office have been investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries which have occurred in the Secretariat Lane & Quarter Pole Road area just east of Rayne. These burglaries are... more »
October 5, 2009 11:05 AM
UPDATE: Wife involved in shooting that killed her husband has turned herself into police.
On Sunday, October 04, 2009, at approximately 4:40pm, the Broussard Police Department was dispatched to 119 Lafferty Dr in reference to a shooting in progress. The caller stated that his wife had shot him in... more »
September 25, 2009 4:09 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have issued 3 arrest warrants for Kurt John (38) of Lafayette. On September 24, 2009, John is alleged to have acquired a book of stolen checks and issued 9 of those checks to businesses within the City of Lafayette. John attempted to issue 2... more »
September 23, 2009 3:11 PM
Traffic investigators have identified the victim in Tuesday's early morning death as Kaine Kulka (18) . Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or was traveling south on Highway 90 the morning of the incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department. It is believed that the victim... more »
September 22, 2009 3:03 PM
On September 22, 2009, at approximately 1:23 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the southbound lane of Highway 90 near its intersection with Southpark Rd, regarding a traffic incident. According to investigators, the victim, an 18 year old male, was riding in the bed of a pickup... more »