November 21, 2013 6:11 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Efforts to set up a new office aimed at collecting state government's back-owed debts are underway in the Department of Revenue. The state's Cash Management Review Board receives an update Thursday on the creation of the Office of Debt Recovery. Lawmakers established the office in... more »
November 19, 2013 9:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Lawmakers are getting an update on efforts to dispose of 18 million pounds of military propellant that authorities said had been improperly stored at Camp Minden. The state Military Department had planned to use federal money to hire an outside contractor to remove the explosive... more »
October 18, 2013 7:33 AM
Iberia parish officials have cleared the scene of Northside Road near the Co-Op Sugar Mill. The explosions were from near by farm equipment that caught on fire. There are no injuries to report, and all roadways are open. more »
September 13, 2013 6:47 PM
Two days after the 9-11 memorial in Downtown Lafayette was defaced, a group is rallying around the suspect.
Salvador Perez remains behind bars tonight and is being held on $11,000 bond. He appeared before Judge Thomas Fredrick via video from the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center. Perez is facing charges... more »
July 8, 2013 7:38 AM
Louisiana, July 8- Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have risen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week... more »
June 27, 2013 11:51 PM
Crews are still working on the water park off I-10 near Iowa in Jeff Davis Parish.
So far no official date on when Little Kahuna could open.
Judging from I-10, it looks like the park is overgrown with weeds and none of the water slides are ready, but... more »
June 3, 2013 8:38 AM
Louisiana, June 3- Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.5 cents per gallon in the last week... more »
May 20, 2013 7:50 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according... more »
March 11, 2013 6:19 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.54/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,436 gas outlets in Louisiana. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66/g, according... more »
January 17, 2013 7:30 AM
St. Landry investigators have identified 32 year old Carlos Weston of Opelousas as the fatality in the vehicle crash on I-49 northbound. Weston was hit on I-49 just before 3 Thursday morning. Weston was attempting to cross I-49 from the east service road just before exit 18 in Opelousas. The... more »
November 12, 2012 7:40 AM
Louisiana, November 12- Average retail gasoline prices in Louisiana have fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.23/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.46/g, according to gasoline price website LouisianaGasPrices.com.
Including the... more »
October 10, 2012 7:27 AM
A Lafayette resident died just after 2:30 Wednesday morning, after a fire broke out in the victim's home.
Around 2:36 a.m. the owner, Mr.Erving McZeal, reported a fire at 99 Ambroise street. When firefighters arrived on scene there was light smoke coming from the dwelling. Fire officials found the... more »
October 8, 2012 7:03 AM
A fire broke out just after 3am this morning at 100 Theo street. There was no one home at the time of the fire. Fire and law officials do not know the cause of the blaze. more »
October 2, 2012 7:25 AM
Just after midnight Tuesday morning, emergency officials were called to the scene of a major house fire on E Willis Street in Jennings. Officials say 3 people were in the house at the time that the fire broke out. Two of the people escaped, one handicapped man died in the... more »
August 29, 2012 8:20 AM
7:15 a.m. August 29, 2012 | Isaac Update #8
St. Charles Parish is experiencing street flooding, downed trees and power lines and wind damage to some structures this morning as Hurricane Isaac makes its way through our area. Entergy is currently reporting 15,957 customers without power in St. Charles... more »
August 29, 2012 8:06 AM
PINEVILLE, La., August 29, 2012 - As the path of Hurricane Isaac shifts, Cleco Power is starting to experience tropical storm force winds in its Southern District while weather conditions continue to deteriorate in St. Tammany Parish.
Cleco has a workforce of 2,400 employees and contractors ready to restore... more »
July 12, 2012 7:00 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say a train that partly derailed and exploded in Columbus, Ohio, was traveling below the speed limit before the crash, and its operators noticed no problems with the track as they approached the curve where it happened. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what... more »
June 22, 2012 6:54 AM
There is a major house fire on Guidry Road in Henderson, off Grand Point Highway. Police and fire officials report the roof of the house has caved in, and they have deemed it a total loss. Fire officials have also said there was no one home at the time of... more »
April 27, 2012 8:30 AM
The northbound lane of LA 35, in Branch, is now open. The southbound lane remains closed due to an overturned 18- wheeler. more »
April 27, 2012 7:30 AM
UPDATE: BOTH lanes of LA 35 near Branch, La are now closed for recovery of an overturned 18-wheeler. One lane should be reopened by 7AM. more »
March 21, 2012 5:26 AM
LAFAYETTE PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. ACADIA PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. JEFF DAVIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. ST MARTIN PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. IBERIA PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED VERMILION PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED ST LANDRY PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED. All St. Landry Parish public schools... more »
March 20, 2012 11:01 AM
Update: "Suspicious Package" found in Broussard discovered to be cleaning supplies. The Broussard Police department was investigating a "suspicious package" found in a bank parking lot on St. Nazaire Road. St. Nazaire Road and the boulevard leading into the Walmart will be reopened. more »
March 16, 2012 6:59 AM
An update to our breaking news, according to emergency officials a pedestrian was struck in the westbound lane of I-10 near mile marker 104. This incident happened just before 4:30 this morning. The victim has been transported to a local hospital their condition is unknown at this time. The crash... more »
March 9, 2012 9:42 AM
Crowley's Public Schools are OPEN today. Acadia Parish Superintendent Johnny Bourque says if you kept your child home this morning but would like to sign them in, you may do so. If you choose not to, their absence WILL BE excused. As of 7:54AM, electricity had been fully restored in... more »
March 9, 2012 9:12 AM
There have been reports that some power has been restored to portions of the city of Crowley.Officials say as of 7:54 A.M., everyone in Crowley have full power. CLECO is still trying to determine where the problem occurred. They were, however, able to re-energize the substation in order for residents... more »
March 9, 2012 9:08 AM
Redemptorist Catholic in Crowley has been closed for the day. Acadia Superintendent John Bourque says students in Crowley public schools who are absent WILL BE excused. Those who are already at school will be kept safe until they make a decision about all schools. The issue is with contacting the... more »
March 4, 2012 7:30 PM
The Duson man allegedly beaten by his partner has died. Randy Bordelon passed away at a Lafayette Hospital Sunday afternoon. According to Duson Police, Bordelon's partner, Clayton Matthews Jr., called paramedics saying Bordelon fell and hit his head. After an investigation, Matthews was initially charged with attempted 2nd degree murder,... more »
February 17, 2012 10:05 AM
Lafayette, LA- On Thursday, February 16, 2012, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 3:00 am, the Lafayette Police Department conducted an OWI Checkpoint within the incorporated limits of Lafayette. During the course of the operation 457 vehicles passed through the checkpoint located in the 2100 block of West Congress... more »
February 5, 2012 10:15 PM
The missing Autistic teen boy that was missing, has been found. St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said the boy was found walking along side of the road about two miles from where he was last seen. He was last seen in a wooded area in Morrow by US 71 at... more »
December 22, 2011 12:00 AM
P3 Update, a magazine for film industry-insiders, ranked Louisiana as the best state in the country for movie production. The magazine compiles the list once a year based on factors including: tax incentives, crew base, talent pool, infrastructure and popularity among filmmakers.
"In reality, I think that we have... more »
December 21, 2011 11:09 AM
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department has confirmed that a fatal accident occurred on Tuesday, December 20 just before 11 P.M. Kasey Kramer of Duson was apparently driving the vehicle at the time of the accident.
Deputies responded to a reported traffic crash in the 200 block of Leblanc Road.... more »
September 2, 2011 1:01 PM
Erath High at Delcambre High is pushing up their football game start time. They'll play at 6:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm. more »
September 2, 2011 12:30 PM
Town of Duson has changed the location to hand out sand bags. They will be handed out at the Community Center @ 310 Ave Au Nord next to the school. The City of Duson will be giving out sandbags. They will only be given to residents within the corporate limits... more »
April 24, 2011 10:59 AM
Louisiana State Troopers are continuing their investigation into a bad crash in Vermilion Parish that left a man dead.
According to investigators, 76 year old Minos Baudoin was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Upon arrival, emergency personnel removed the seatbelt before State Police arrived.
... more »
April 11, 2011 12:18 AM
Winds gave firefighters a hard time putting out a fire in Saint Mary Parish Sunday.
Flames broke out Sunday afternoon at an office building on South Degravelle Road in Amelia. The building houses "Diamond Services"---an oilfield service company.
No reports of injuries, but the building is reportedly a... more »
March 11, 2011 6:00 AM
HOUSTON (AP) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' doctors are giving their first public update on her recovery since she began intensive rehabilitation after being shot in the head. Although doctors have been tight-lipped about her progress, friends and family have provided tidbits of information since she was moved to TIRR Memorial... more »
March 5, 2011 11:50 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department have arrested three suspects in connection with the beating of a Texas man. Jerroyd Nixon (37), Kizzy Ann Thomas (33) and Freddie Keal, Jr. (44) have all been arrested and charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. All three suspects are alleged to have participated... more »
November 28, 2010 12:20 AM
Two days after a massive fire destroyed 8 townhouses in Carencro, fire investigators are looking into reports of faulty fire extinguishers.
Residents told firefighters they tried several extinguishers, but they did not work. The fire started in a truck, then spread to a car port and the rest of... more »
November 25, 2010 3:07 AM
Several fire departments are still fighting an apartment fire in Carencro which broke out around 10:30 Wednesday evening on Desoto Road.
At least 10 homes were destroyed in the blaze, and fire officials tell us there are no injuries to report at this time. Several departments and their equipment... more »
November 13, 2010 7:07 PM
A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a car Friday night in Lafayette. It happened just after 10 o'clock in the 200 block of Hazel Street. Police say for unknown reasons, 54 year old Floyd Senegal of Scott stepped into the roadway, into the path of an oncoming... more »
October 30, 2010 10:39 PM
Lafayette police made several arrests for O.W.I. at a checkpoint on Johnston Street Friday night. In all 906 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, 7 drivers were arrested and charged with O.W.I. more »
October 23, 2010 10:00 PM
An update on a fatal hit and run crash this week in Saint Mary Parish.
State Police are looking for a gold or pewter colored Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon, model years 1999-2002. Troopers believe the driver struck and killed a Florida man as he walked on the side... more »
October 10, 2010 11:35 AM
Traffic investigators have issued the driver of the bus, Francisco G. Arellaneda (46) of Sugarland, Texas, a citation for Failure to Yield While Turning Left. The deceased driver of the car has been identified as Joshua P. Landry (21) of Lafayette. The passenger in the car remains in critical condition... more »
October 4, 2010 10:58 AM
Superintendent of Schools, Burnell Lemoine was on GMA this morning giving a monthly update. Lemoine tell us about a grant the Parish is receiving. Watch the video to find out what the grant will be used for! more »
September 12, 2010 9:26 PM
Lafayette's largest construction project is quickly taking shape.
Work is nearly complete on the exterior of the new "Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center," and crews are now starting to focus on the interior of the building.
The 200 bed, 396-thousand square foot facility will feature 8... more »
September 6, 2010 4:02 PM
NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) - A tropical storm churning in the Gulf of Mexico could approach hurricane force before it makes landfall early tomorrow just south of the U.S. border with Mexico. Tropical Storm Hermine (hur-MEEN') has prompted Mexican authorities to open shelters and warn people near the northeastern border... more »
August 31, 2010 7:11 PM
UPDATE- New information about a body found in a drainage canal in Iberia Parish.
The coroner has ruled the causes of death for 61 year old Gordon Hebert is drowning.
Hebert's body was found sunday. Investigators are still trying to determine if the death was accidental or if... more »
August 26, 2010 5:33 PM
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Danielle is expected to become a major hurricane as it churns across the open Atlantic, headed for Bermuda. Danielle has developed a well-defined eye and had maximum sustained winds Thursday near 110 mph (175 kph). Danielle is several hundred miles away from Bermuda, but... more »
August 18, 2010 1:50 PM
UPDATE: A house fire started about 4:30 am with two adults in the home at the time of the fire. There were no injuries.
The house is a total loss and the fire is still under investigation. ---------------------------------- Fire officials are on the scene of a fire in the... more »
August 11, 2010 12:46 PM
UPDATE- A benefit fund has been created at Community First Bank with the title Bradley Rosser Benefit Account. To donate, stop by the bank, or mail a donation to Community First Bank, Attn: Bradley Rosser Benefit Account, 535 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia, LA 70560. If you have any questions... more »
August 6, 2010 10:04 PM
NEW TONIGHT---CROWLEY POLICE SAY THEY ARE QUESTIONING WHAT THEY CALL A PERSON OF INTEREST IN A MURDER CASE. OFFICERS SAY PHILLIP CREDEUR IS IN CUSTODY TONIGHT IN CONNECTION WITH THE STABBING DEATH OF A CROWLEY WOMAN.
KATC'S MIKE MAGNOLI HAS THE STORY FROM CROWLEY. The lawn... more »
August 4, 2010 12:37 PM
UPDATE-At 1:00 August 3, Lafayette Fire Department responded to 428 Hebert Road for a reported house fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the single family dwelling. Firefighters battled the blaze for over one hour before getting it under control. Firefighters were tasked with overcoming several... more »
July 30, 2010 6:52 PM
Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are asking for the public's assistance regarding information related to the homicide that occurred on July 5, 2010, in the 100 block of N. Richter. The victim, Joseph Lamar Dugas (27) (AKA "Fudge"), was beneath the carport at the residence when unknown person(s) shot... more »
July 27, 2010 3:11 PM
UPDATE: NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Oil and gas leaked Tuesday from a damaged well on a waterway north of a bay where officials have been fighting the spill from the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard said the tow boat Pere Ana C. struck the wellhead... more »
July 8, 2010 5:22 PM
Dollar General at 415 Bertrand was robbed at 9:30 pm Wednesday. Two suspects approached victims. One suspect forced female victim into store and other suspect held male victim on the ground. Once inside the store, the female victim was instructed to open the safe. After the safe was opened the... more »
June 29, 2010 5:51 PM
UPDATE-The victim in this case is identified as State Representative Bobby Badon from Carencro, LA. Representative Badon is working closely with investigators in this case and he has asked that all calls pertaining to this case be forwarded to the Carencro Police Department for a response. Representative Badon is concerned... more »
June 8, 2010 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is returning to the Gulf Coast for an update on the BP oil spill. The White House says Obama travel next Monday and Tuesday to Mississippi, Alabama and Florida - three states whose shores and economies are being affected by the worst environmental disaster... more »
May 17, 2010 4:53 PM
UPDATE: Crowley Police have released the names of two men who were killed in an I-10 traffic accident, which occurred this past Saturday.
The driver of the SUV has been identified as Francisco Duran, 75, Missouri City, Texas.
The passenger of the same vehicle has been identified as... more »
May 12, 2010 10:52 AM
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - BP says a second, smaller container has reached the seafloor, but it hasn't yet been placed over the blown-out well fouling the Gulf of Mexico. BP spokesman Bill Salvin said Wednesday that the 2-ton box had reached the seabed overnight. He says it... more »
May 12, 2010 7:36 AM
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - A second, smaller oil containment box was lowered into the sea near the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico. The box was being slowly submerged to the seabed Tuesday. But it won't be placed over the spewing well right away. BP spokesman... more »
May 11, 2010 10:44 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a key Senate committee says failures that led to the massive Gulf oil spill need to be closely examined so new safety measures can be imposed. New Mexico Democrat Jeff Bingaman opened the first congressional hearings Tuesday into the accident. Scheduled to testify are... more »
May 11, 2010 9:49 AM
BATON ROUGE, La.- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says most areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, including shrimping. It says the exceptions include part of the state's territorial sea west of the Mississippi River to Point au Fer and the beaches... more »
May 7, 2010 10:42 AM
ON THE GULF OF MEXICO - A 100-ton concrete-and-steel box plunged toward a blown-out well at the bottom of the sea Friday in a first-of-its-kind attempt to stop most of the gushing crude fouling the Gulf of Mexico.
Douglas Peake, the first mate of the supply boat that brought... more »
May 7, 2010 9:34 AM
ROBERT, La. - An executive with BP PLC says the good weather in the Gulf of Mexico has been helping crews clean up the oil and that more than 140 miles of containment boom have been put out. Chief operating officer Doug Suttles said Thursday that tens of thousands of... more »
May 4, 2010 12:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The sea calmed Tuesday, helping efforts to
fight a massive oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico but providing scant
comfort for people along beaches and bayous waiting anxiously to
find out when and where the mess might come ashore.
So... more »
April 27, 2010 7:31 PM
UPDATE: The City of Broussard met tonight to annex a portion of Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Broussard tabled the decision and will work with Youngsville on a compromise. ------------------------------- One day after the Lafayette City-Parish Council voted to annex a portion of the new Ambassador Caffery Parkway, the City of Broussard... more »
April 15, 2010 12:34 PM
UPDATE: Williams turned himself in to the Calcasieu Parish jail last night at 8 PM.
Eric Williams has been issued grand jury warrant for one count of indecent behavior with a child with a bond of $250,000 and one count of trafficking of children for sexual purposes... more »
April 14, 2010 3:43 PM
UPDATE: Law enforcement officials found no forced entry and are waiting to re-interview Rasmussen on inconsistencies in her story.
Police say Richard Davis died after he was stabbed several times---his girlfriend, Mary Rasmussen says an unknown male wearing a black mask entered the home, began stabbing Davis and cutting... more »
March 26, 2010 5:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal prosecutors filed reduced charges Friday against conservative activist James O'Keefe and three others who were accused of trying to tamper with the phones in Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office. The new charges are contained in a bill of information, which can only be filed... more »
March 22, 2010 6:51 PM
Update: Family members say they now know what caused their son to veer off the road and into the Atchafalaya River at the the Melville ferry. 24-year-old Billy Ray Duplechain died from a seizure. His family says he suffered a heat stroke two-and-a half years ago and was sensitive to... more »
March 10, 2010 1:23 PM
Sentencing for Jeffrey Lee Guillory has been rescheduled for Monday, March 15th at 10:30 AM. The sentencing was delayed because of a 3-day statute, meaning he couldn't be legally sentenced until Thursday. Both the prosecution and defense agreed on the move to Monday.
The prosecution has indicated that they... more »
January 27, 2010 11:00 AM
Due to inclement weather, La 178 located between La. 357 and La. 182 in St. Landry Parish will be closed beginning Monday, February 1, 2010, for pipe replacement until Friday, February 12, 2010, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La. 182, La. 358 & La. 357. DOTD appreciates your... more »
December 14, 2009 12:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 224,869 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state.
This Week's H1N1 Vaccination Campaign Highlights
· Of the 1,207,000 doses of... more »
November 11, 2009 3:57 PM
Tropical Storm Ida Activity Statistics Update - November 11, 2009: Minerals Management Service monitors activities through its Continuity of Operations Plan
NEW ORLEANS - Offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico are reboarding platforms and rigs and restoring production following Tropical Storm Ida. The Minerals Management... more »
October 20, 2009 12:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., today held a press briefing to update influenza activity in Louisiana as well as the state's H1N1 vaccination campaign. Dr. Guidry emphasized that as the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their... more »