March 22, 2014 5:34 PM
VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as... more »
February 3, 2014 6:21 AM
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - More than 100 people across Mississippi have been rescued from human trafficking by a single organization. Susie Harvill, CEO of Advocates for Freedom in Gulfport, tells The Sun Herald the organization has rescued 105 victims in the state since it began in January 2011 and most... more »
July 8, 2013 8:30 AM
BEIJING (AP) - The two 16-year-old girls killed in the San Francisco plane crash were close friends and top students who were on Asiana Flight 214 for the same reason: to get a taste of American education and possibly brighten their futures. Wang Linjia showed talent in physics and calligraphy;... more »
June 26, 2013 6:39 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish deputies say the sister of a Pineville man who eluded authorities for more than two years now is facing charges that she tried to pressure victims into changing their stories. The Town Talk reports 37-year-old Jennifer Colleen Gordey Davis was arrested Saturday and booked... more »
December 17, 2012 11:29 PM
With the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut still fresh on the minds of many, more than 100 people from around Acadiana attended Monday night's vigil. One of the speakers, a kindergarten teacher herself, offered a reflection and prayer for the teachers who were killed.
"I thought of my class. I... more »
October 4, 2012 7:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Some New Orleans residents and elected officials are pushing back against tour operators who send out-of-towners into the city's Lower 9th Ward, where Hurricane Katrina unleashed a wall of water that pushed homes off foundations and stranded residents on rooftops when the levees failed. The devastation... 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 »
May 15, 2012 7:02 PM
A Lafayette church is stepping up to the plate to help a Breaux Bridge family rebuild after they lost everything in a fire.
"I opened that door and the fire shot out after me you know."
Preston Tebow and his family have lived on Mim Callier road for... more »
April 15, 2012 8:37 PM
New information Sunday on the two men killed in a boating accident Saturday afternoon near the Port of Iberia. Family and friends have identified the victims as Leon Ortemond and son David Ortemond of Erath.
The two were members of Florida Powerboat Club, where a tribute has been posted... more »
March 26, 2012 7:26 AM
The Rotary Club of Lafayette North will be selling Mother's Day Roses for local Polio Victims. The sale has started and will be sold until April 20, 2012. Long stem premium roses sell for $55.00/dozen or $60.00/dozen with a vase. These can be delivered for an additional $20.00 per order.... more »
March 19, 2012 11:11 PM
One week after heavy rains and flooding, parts of Acadiana are still experiencing high water. Now, a new threat of severe storms and several inches of rain could mean even more flooding for some residents.
"I'm worried, been worried, it's already flooded over here and it already smells and... more »
March 3, 2012 8:07 PM
A massive storm system stretching from all the way down here in the Gulf, north to the Great Lakes leaves 38 people dead across five states.
The past 24 hours have been filled with destructive, deadly weather for much of the country. Luckily we were spared here in Acadiana,... more »
February 29, 2012 4:39 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Partial remains of several 9/11 victims were incinerated by a military contractor and sent to a landfill, a government report said Tuesday in the latest of a series of revelations about the Pentagon's main mortuary for the war dead. The surprise disclosure was mentioned only briefly, with... more »
February 21, 2012 10:46 AM
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has put off a former NFL player's sentencing to give prosecutors time to notify possible fraud victims in Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida and Arizona. The amount of Jeffrey Walker's restitution payment will depend on the number of victims, The Clarion-Ledger reported. Sentencing had been... more »
February 1, 2012 8:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal program that provided temporary housing assistance to nearly 20,000 families displaced by two 2008 hurricanes has come to an end. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said 3,500 households affected by hurricanes Ike and Gustav were still enrolled in its rental assistance... more »
February 18, 2011 9:22 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal officials are extending disaster housing aid for victims of hurricane Ike and Gustav by five months. The extension, announced Friday, will help about 1,743 families in Louisiana. The victims have been receiving disaster aid since the hurricanes hit in the fall of 2008. The rental... more »
January 11, 2011 6:17 AM
A Church service for the victims of Saturday's shooting rampage will be held today in Tucson, Arizona.
The shooting left 6 people dead and 14 injured, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who at the time was hosting an event for constituents.
December 10, 2010 11:28 PM
A second vigil was held in Port Barre Friday night, this one in remembrance of the little girl who died in the bus crash and to offer support to the children still recovering. KATC's Maddie Garrett shows us how this small community is coping. At 7:00 in the court yard... more »
December 10, 2010 6:57 AM
PORT BARRE, La. (AP) - A vigil will be held in the Port Barre courtyard of the town square for the victims of last week's deadly school bus accident. Officials say the 7 p.m. vigil Friday is being held in remembrance of 5-year-old Karen Stoute, who died in the wreck,... more »
August 30, 2010 11:58 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Some displaced Katrina victims from New Orleans lost their homes again in an apartment complex fire in Austin on the fifth anniversary of the hurricane. Authorities say at least half a dozen people were injured during the blaze Sunday. The cause of the fire, which damaged... more »
August 24, 2010 9:35 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Country music star Faith Hill says giving back just comes naturally for the Mississippi native, and she has a message for those still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. "We are here for you still and you are not forgotten," Hill said before headlining a free concert Tuesday... more »
August 21, 2010 4:08 PM
LAKESHORE, Miss. (AP) - Pete Yarborough, a trucker who hauled seafood until the BP oil spill hit, and about 800 other households are under pressure to buy or get out of the state-owned cottages they've been living in since Hurricane Katrina left them homeless. Yarborough's 400-square-foot cottage sits on cinder... more »
August 18, 2010 5:23 PM
KENNER, La. (AP) - The man who takes over the Gulf oil spill claims process on Monday says spill victims won't have to submit new documentation if they have a claim pending, but they must submit new applications. Ken Feinberg said Wednesday in suburban New Orleans that the new application... more »
July 27, 2010 6:54 AM
VENICE, La. (AP) - Feed the Children is teaming up with New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton to help 2,800 families affected by the BP oil spill. Payton and some of his fellow Saints coaches, as well as country music artist Sammy Kershaw, were scheduled to be in Venice on... more »
July 21, 2010 11:59 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The administrator of a $20 billion Gulf oil spill compensation fund says he's working only for the victims who were harmed by the tragedy. Kenneth Feinberg said Wednesday that the fund will be "up and running in August," and will be both generous and fairly administered. However,... more »
July 13, 2010 9:48 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has opened a telephone line to assist taxpayers affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The hot line is designed to answer questions about BP payments or help anyone with filing or payment hardships because of the spill. The number is... more »
July 12, 2010 1:13 PM
FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - The smallest victims are the biggest challenge for crews rescuing birds fouled with oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. There's no way to know how many chicks have been killed by the oil, or starved because their parents were rescued or died struggling in... more »
June 25, 2010 7:04 PM
LAROSE, La. (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer who handled payouts for families of Sept. 11 victims and will administer the $20 billion fund set up to compensate victims of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, spent about an hour Friday answering questions and explaining how the... more »
June 21, 2010 8:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The administrator of a $20 billion fund to compensate Gulf oil spill victims pledged Monday to speed payment of claims as a federal judge considered whether to lift a six-month moratorium on new deepwater drilling. Kenneth Feinberg, who has been tapped by the White House to... more »
June 13, 2010 3:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama demanded that BP set up a compensation fund for the oil-tainted Gulf Coast and prepared for his first Oval Office address to the nation as he tried to get a handle on the environmental disaster threatening to overwhelm his administration. White House officials announced... more »
May 25, 2010 9:01 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A deadline is looming for flood victims in six Louisiana parishes to apply for federal disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. June 21 is the SBA filing deadline for small businesses in Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Madison, Tensas and West Feliciana parishes that were... more »
January 13, 2010 3:52 PM
Our Lady of Wisdom Church and Catholic Student Center (ULL campus) will be having a Candlelight Mass Thursday, January 14 at 8 p.m. for the victims of Haiti's recent earthquake. Following Mass there will be a Prayer Service.
November 19, 2009 12:38 PM
Victims Robbed Walking to Vehicle
On November 19, 2009, at approximately 12:30 am, two victims were leaving the McKinley Street area and walking to their parked car on Taft Street when they were approached by a black male suspect. The suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victim's valuables.... more »
November 19, 2009 12:12 PM
Victims Robbed at Gunpoint in Parking Lot
On November 19, 2009, at approximately 1:00 am, two victims were standing by a vehicle behind a business in the 400 block of Jefferson Street when they were approached by two black males. One of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded... more »
October 20, 2009 7:57 AM
There will be national coverage for a series of unsolved deaths in Jefferson Davis parish. Geraldo Rivera will air coverage about the unsolved deaths on his show Geraldo Live on Fox News. It airs this Saturday, October 24th at 9 pm. Michael Dubois, a relative of one of the victims,... more »