February 25, 2013 7:09 PM
Louisiana lawmakers have pre-filed a handful of firearms bills.
One of those bills proposes that if federal laws pass, banning or restricting semi-automatic firearms, those laws would not be enforceable in Louisiana. That's if federal law tries to ban or restrict anyone from owning a semi-automatic firearm, magazine, accessory... more »
January 3, 2013 7:20 PM
Late Tuesday night, Congress passed part of the Farm Bill, keeping many of the existing farm programs in place, including direct payments and crop insurance.
The extension passed, keep things in tact this year, but farmers still have some concerns.
Dane Hebert is a third generation rice farmer.... more »
December 6, 2012 7:22 PM
A new bell now sits a-top of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington.
Nearly two years ago the more than 150 year old church burned to the ground. Since then, parishioners have held mass next door in their family center while the church is rebuilt.
It's a delicate... more »
July 10, 2012 6:35 AM
BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The new warden and chief deputy for the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office say the parish jail is in bad shape and downright insanitary in spots, but they plan to clean it up. The Daily News reports that Warden Robert McDaniel and Chief Deputy Mike Haley were... more »
May 17, 2012 7:11 PM
More than a year ago, a historic church in Washington went up in flames. Now progress is being made to rebuild what was lost.
"It's been an experience because I've never built a church from the ground up like this," said Father Albert Nunez.
Nunez said they still... more »
May 9, 2012 6:57 PM
Almost seventy girl scouts from Opelousas are heading to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th birthday of Scouting, but their trip was close to being cancelled.
Almost a month before troop 20-22 was set to depart, USA Bus Charter wanted an extra four thousand dollars as an increase in... more »
April 3, 2012 8:38 AM
The Town of Washington is hosting the Washington Catfish Festival & Pageant. The pageant will take place on Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 8:30 am. The contestants will participate in various activities to become the new royalty, and the winners will be announced that evening. The festival will take place... more »
January 16, 2012 12:03 AM
A family of eight is lucky to be alive after flames destroyed their home.
The fire broke out Sunday morning at a home along Highway Ten in Washington. Literally everything this family owns is gone.
"I just felt like it was the end of time the way it... more »
October 20, 2011 11:44 PM
"I wouldn't mind cutting an hour or two per day," Raynold Soileau said.
Soileau works at the Town of Washington Museum. Everyday he's surrounded by history but times are changing in the Town of Washington and it's getting harder to keep places like the museum and the library open.... more »
October 16, 2011 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thousands of people gathered at Sunday to give the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial a proper dedication on the National Mall after its opening in August. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama will be among those honoring the legacy of the nation's foremost... more »
October 15, 2011 10:31 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Its color guard uniformed in 1838 style, the oldest unit in the Louisiana National Guard will hold a traditional pass-in-review ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday at Jackson Barracks. The 1st Battalion, 141st Field Artillery Regiment - known as the Washington Artillery - traces its roots to... more »
September 22, 2011 11:26 PM
Council members in the St. Landry Parish town of Washington are desperately looking for ways to cut spending. However, Mayor Joseph Pitre argues the town is far from declaring bankruptcy.
After reviewing the town's budget, auditors are suggesting severe cut-backs but at a public hearing on the issue, Mayor... more »
July 24, 2011 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - An audit suggests the town of Washington owes state government $222,130 from speeding tickets issued by police officers on Interstate 49. State law requires fines collected by local law enforcement from motorists exceeding the speed limit by less than 10 miles per hour on an interstate... more »
July 14, 2011 5:53 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State police plan to operate three sobriety checkpoints for drivers in the Florida Parishes. A spokesman for Troop L said the first checkpoint will go up on Friday in Washington Parish at 9 p.m. On Saturday, troopers will conduct two DWI checkpoints in St. Tammany Parish... more »
June 27, 2011 11:31 PM
The mayor of Washington is under fire by State government for money given to the town to pay for Katrina evacuees. But Mayor Joe Pitre isn't backing down, and his citizens are standing behind him.
After Hurricane Katrina, the small town of Washington was flooded with evacuees.
"There... more »
June 4, 2011 11:27 PM
The strong line of thunderstorms that tore through Acadiana earlier knocked out power to nearly forty five hundred Slemco customers.
Representatives say that power has been restored in some areas, but twenty two hundred are still without power in the Washington and Eunice area.
Witnesses tell Slemco that... more »
May 31, 2011 11:04 PM
The Mayor of Washington speaks out to KATC after an audit of his town was released stating he was illegally keeping revenue from traffic ticket fines. But Mayor Joe Pitre said he believes the law is unconstitutional and that he's being singled out.
In 2009 Louisiana passed the "speed... more »
May 2, 2011 12:38 AM
THE PRESIDENT: Good evening. Tonight, I can report to the American people and to the world that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda, and a terrorist who's responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children.... more »
April 9, 2011 10:30 AM
"Avoiding a government shutdown was important for the sake of our troops and our national security, as well as our economic recovery," Boustany said. "At the same time, it was important to make fiscally responsible cuts in spending because of the massive debt. By dealing with the unfinished business left... more »
April 9, 2011 9:29 AM
It's been about three months since parishioners in Washington lost their church to a fire. From the day Immaculate Conception Catholic Church burned to the ground, the community has donated more than seventy thousand dollars to replace the 155 year old church. Along with the donations the church is also... more »
March 11, 2011 12:23 AM
It's been nearly two months since flames destroyed Immaculate Conception Church in Washington, and for many it was a special place. Including future newlyweds and as KATC'S Chris Welty found out for one couple that tied the knot this past Saturday, the journey was not so easy.
High school... more »
January 26, 2011 11:07 AM
WASHINGTON, La. (AP) - There is still no word on the cause of a fire that destroyed the 155-year-old Immaculate Conception Catholic Church earlier this month. However, The Rev. Albert Nunez told The Daily World on Tuesday that the church is forging ahead with rebuilding, with its building committee scheduled... more »
January 14, 2011 8:03 PM
Parishioners of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church are still coming to grips with the loss of their place of worship. They're reflecting on their memories of the church and looking toward the future.
According to the Diocese of Lafayette, the church was built in 1853, then became its own parish... more »
January 14, 2011 1:08 PM
The present church (Immaculate Conception) was built in 1853 and was originally used as a chapel. It has been changed and enlarged considerably over time, making it one of the oldest church buildings in use in the Diocese of Lafayette. The church became its own parish in 1854.
Information... more »
January 14, 2011 12:53 PM
Church Fire Update: The fire chief says it appears the fire at the Immaculate Conception Church started from the heating system. Churchgoers say they've been having problems with the heater since this weekend. They started smelling smoke during the 6:00 am service; they noticed flames coming from the attic at... more »
January 14, 2011 11:18 AM
Firefighters in Washington are battling a fire at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church right now. KATC has a crew en route and will have more throughout the day on katc.com. Send your pictures to email@example.com. more »
September 27, 2010 11:49 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Hornets have signed free agent rookie Michael Washington to bring their roster to 18 on the eve of training camp. The 6-foot-9, 235-pound Washington plays forward and center. The former Arkansas standout was not taken in the NBA draft this summer. During his... more »
August 24, 2010 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Five years after Hurricane Katrina bore down on the Gulf Coast, the Newseum in Washington is opening a special one-year exhibit on how the disaster was reported. The museum about news and the First Amendment also has produced a film featuring reflections from journalists. Two newspapers shared... more »
July 27, 2010 11:30 PM
The president of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA) testified against the moratorium on deepwater drilling Tuesday. "It's time that we get back to doing what we do best in Louisiana, and that's fueling our nation," said Don Briggs as he testified before the Senate Committee for Small Business... more »
March 23, 2010 1:56 PM
Press Release: In the same month that he was asked to speak by the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation for Lafayette’s “Fiber to the Home” initiative, City-Parish President Joey Durel has been invited back to Washington, DC to discuss broadband at Google’s headquarters in the nation’s capital.... more »
March 19, 2010 6:24 PM
The sun is shining and Acadiana is ready to head outdoors to enjoy the gorgeous weather. But, Friday and Saturday nights the Monster Jam kicks into high gear inside the Cajundome. There will be highflying and smashing tricks by your favorite Monster trucks. Saturday morning, the Life Church in Lafayette... more »
March 16, 2010 6:14 PM
A member of a drug trafficking organization responsible for transporting and distributing over 350 kilograms of cocaine and marijuana from the Brownsville, Texas area to the Church Point, La. area, was sentenced today to life in federal prison, Acting United States Attorney William J. Flanagan announced.
Kenneth... more »
February 22, 2010 7:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - For decades the standard question at U.S. grocery store check-out counters has been "Paper or Plastic?" But since January, consumers in the U.S. capital have faced a different question: "Will you pay 5 cents for a bag?" Europeans have long accepted the idea of providing their own... more »
January 15, 2010 12:56 PM
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co has scheduled a continuation of road work on Washington Street along the track from French Street to Center Street.
All crossings will remain open, but some sections along the track will be closed due to repair work.
The work is scheduled to... more »
December 16, 2009 2:40 PM
December 16, 2009
(St. Martinville, La.)- TheSt. Martin Parish Outstanding Warrants for this week are as follows:
Terry Vidrine-29-Wanted for Domestic Abuse Battery, Child Endangerment, Aggravated Assault, Cruelty To Juveniles.
Delores Comeaux-56- Arnaudville-Wanted for 6 Counts Of Issuing Worthless Checks over $1700.00.
Tiffany... more »
December 11, 2009 3:36 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - An 18-year-old student at a northwestern Louisiana high school was shot several times on the school's grounds Friday morning but was expected to survive and was able to identify a suspect, police said.
Police arrested a 28-year-old man shortly after the shooting. Tony Holden of... more »
November 18, 2009 9:22 AM
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release Date: November 18, 2009
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the 24 hour period the Sheriff's Office responded to 32 complaints over the past period and reports the following arrests:
Edward A Washington, age 48 of Lake Palourde Rd, Amelia, La... more »
November 11, 2009 12:25 PM
Vermilion Parish School Superintendent Randy Schexnayder is taking his mission to Washington DC. Today, he met with Senators Mary Landrieu and David Vitter to try to get FEMA funds to build a flood wall for E. Broussard Elementary in Forked Island. After four years of no recess equipment for students,... more »
November 2, 2009 10:54 AM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for November 2, 2009:
Sonny Boy Cormier, II, age 31, Park North Dr., Beaumont, La., arrested by Louisiana State Police, charged with driving while intoxicated-1st offense, and stopping in roadway.
Alexandre Frere Thistlethwaite, age 17, Thistlethwaite Lane, Opelousas,... more »
October 22, 2009 2:20 PM
Sugarland Elementary in New Iberia has bragging rights as they are the recipient of the 2009 National Title I Distinguished School Program award. The school has received this honor based on Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years and closing the achievement gap between student groups. Sugarland will... more »
October 20, 2009 9:20 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A government watchdog group in Washington is using its Web site to promote the work of state-level government watchdogs - including seven in Louisiana. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington says it created its Directory of State-based Government Watchdogs because the work such groups do... more »
October 19, 2009 8:40 AM
Congratulations to UL's Team BeauSoleil , competing in the 2009 Solar Decathlon. The team took home top honors in the People's Choice Awards. They also took home first place for the Market Viability of its solar home. UL finished 19th place overall.
October 15, 2009 1:15 PM
BeauSoleil is looking for your support while in Washington D.C..
On Monday, October 12, Team BeauSoleil took the award in Market Viability and they continue to support the Acadiana area as they are up for the People's Choice Honor.
Voting for Team BeauSoleil is as easy as texting... more »
October 5, 2009 11:36 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has declined a challenge to the way the death penalty is imposed in Louisiana, rejecting an appeal by a woman convicted for her role in a brutal New Year's Day attack on a retired minister. The justices on Monday passed up an opportunity to... more »
October 2, 2009 2:32 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13-week extension of unemployment benefits in the 27 states with the highest jobless rates is being slowed by some lawmakers upset that their own states would be left out. Senate leaders had hoped for a quick voice vote endorsing the House-passed bill to ensure a continued... more »
September 22, 2009 9:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of corruption has lost his bid for a new trial in federal court. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., denied a request by former Rep. William Jefferson on Friday for another trial. Jefferson was convicted Aug. 5 on 11... more »