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  • Fishing with Jimmy D 7/27/12

    July 27, 2012 8:54 AM

    Fishing with Jimmy D. Fishing expert Jimmy D. appears on GMA every Friday morning with all the fishing tips you need to know. Have a fishing question for Jimmy? You can now send Jimmy all your fishing questions or tips to: jimmyd@katctv.com
  • Fishin' Smart with Jimmy D

    May 18, 2012 9:48 AM

    Fishing with Jimmy D. Fishing expert Jimmy D. appears on GMA every Friday morning with all the fishing tips you need to know. This Friday he introduces us to his favorite catch and release tool! Have a fishing question for Jimmy? You can now send Jimmy all... more »
  • 2 Die in Wreck with 18-wheeler

    January 28, 2012 4:00 PM

    A wreck with an 18-wheeler near Kentwood, La., left two women dead and two injured. State Police say about 6 p.m. Friday four women were stopped in the eastbound lane of La. 38, waiting to turn left into a private drive. According to police, the truck driver did not see... more »
  • Judge sides with Coca-Cola in Barq's spat

    January 7, 2011 9:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company filed by great-grandchildren of the founder of Barq's root beer, who claimed to have an ownership stake in the company that Coca-Cola purchased in 1995. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier granted Coca-Cola's bid to dismiss... more »
  • 2 boys aged 6, 3-year-old found with stolen goods

    December 6, 2010 10:09 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A trio of boys - two 6-year-olds and a 3-year-old - were found with stolen goods after a man returned home to find them in his house. Covington Police officers found the children playing across from the house when they arrived on Saturday. According to a... more »
  • "Bullying Stops With Me!" Campaign Gets Underway

    November 2, 2010 2:41 AM

    KATC has teamed up with The Family Tree and Acadian Open Channel (AOC) for a one of a kind campaign in Acadiana:  "Bullying Stops With Me!" "Bullying Stops With Me is a campaign aimed at stopping bullying in our community," said Dr. Dena Moore, CEO of The Family Tree.... more »
  • Ill. man charged with murder in student's death

    October 29, 2010 9:57 PM

    DE KALB, Ill. (AP) - Police in Illinois say they have filed charges of first-degree murder against a man in the slaying of 18-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman Antinette "Toni" Keller. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen told The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle Friday night that 34-year-old William Curl of Dekalb has... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in collision with cane truck

    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 »
  • Former Playboy Playmate of the Year Charged with Shooting Her Boyfriend

    October 20, 2010 4:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former Playboy Playmate of the Year who appeared in the horror movie "Rosemary's Baby" has been charged with shooting her boyfriend at their Hollywood apartment. The district attorney's office says 66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb pleaded not guilty to attempted murder on Tuesday. She remains jailed... more »
  • Man charged with throwing cat from balcony

    October 18, 2010 9:39 PM

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Louisiana man reportedly threw his roommate's cat off a sixth-floor balcony in Panama City Beach, killing the animal. The roommate reportedly called police Sunday night, saying 26-year-old Bobby Dewayne Johnson, of Baton Rouge, had been chasing and throwing the cat around the condo... more »
  • Octomom's Doctor in Court For Implanting Her With Too Many Embryos

    October 18, 2010 1:06 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The fertility doctor who treated octuplets mother Nadya Suleman is at a licensing hearing in Los Angeles to face allegations that he implanted her with too many embryos. Wearing a gray suit and a blank expression, Dr. Michael Kamrava sat quietly alongside his lawyer at... more »
  • Fishing with Jimmy

    October 15, 2010 9:59 AM

    Fishing expert Jimmy D. appears on GMA every Friday morning with all the fishing tips you need to know. Have a fishing question for Jimmy? You can now send Jimmy all your fishing questions or tips to: jimmyd@katctv.com
  • Mandeville police book man with harassing girls

    October 13, 2010 10:42 AM

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - A Mandeville man was arrested after he allegedly kissed and fondled a 12-year-old girl and later tried to lure her and her sister to his home, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Velasques, 51, allegedly approached the girl on Saturday, kissed her and stroked her breasts, Mandeville police... more »
  • Miners' kin struggle with jealousy, rivalries

    October 12, 2010 9:26 AM

    SAN JOSE MINE, Chile (AP) - The dusty curve fronting the copper and gold mine where 33 men have been trapped alive underground since early August may be called "Camp Hope." But it also has been a spawning ground of intrigue, envy and rivalries that have divided the miners' relatives... more »
  • Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities

    October 12, 2010 7:18 AM

    Organization Louisiana Workforce Commission is having a Job Fair for Persons with Disabilities at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on October 21st from 9am-12pm. This event is to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. For more information call, 337-262-5353.
  • Shriners Hospital in Shreveport Dropped Plans for a Partnership with LSU

    October 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shriners Hospital in Shreveport has dropped plans for a partnership with LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport, now that the national nonprofit has decided to bill insurance companies. The Shreveport hospital began the talks with LSU after the Shriners announced in 2009 that it was among six... more »
  • This Weeks Fishing Tips from Jimmy D

    October 8, 2010 9:47 AM

    Fishing expert Jimmy D. appears on GMA every Friday morning with all the fishing tips you need to know. Have a fishing question for Jimmy? You can now send Jimmy all your fishing questions or tips to: jimmyd@katctv.com
  • Two People are Dead after Colliding with a Train

    October 8, 2010 5:48 AM

    A husband and wife are dead this morning in Crowley after being hit by a train. It happened just after 4:30am at the Sydney Richard Highway 90 intersection. According to sheriff's official the couple was killed on impact. The train hit the car and pushed it a 1/2 mile down... more »
  • State Will Close Books With A $108 Million Deficit

    October 5, 2010 7:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state will close the books on the last budget year with a $108 million deficit, and agencies will be cut this fiscal year to close that gap. That's according to Commissioner of Administration Paul Rainwater, the governor's top budget adviser. Rainwater said he called... more »
  • Contractor: BP Interfered with Critical Efforts

    October 5, 2010 9:42 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill because of concerns over heat buildup from the burning rig, a salvage firm executive said Monday. The company countered... more »
  • Salvage Executive Claims BP Interfered With Critical Efforts to Stop Oil

    October 4, 2010 4:20 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - An executive at a salvage firm says BP interfered with critical efforts to lower an undersea robot to try to close the device that failed to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Doug Martin, president of Smit Salvage Americas, says the oil giant was... more »
  • Crash Leaves 3 Year Old with Serious Injuries

    October 3, 2010 11:08 PM

    A bad crash in Vermilion Parish has left a 3 year old child with serious injuries. State Police say a car drove off the road at Highway 82 and Highway 3147 in the Pecan Island area Saturday evening. The car went down an embankment and into a body... more »
  • US Apologized to Guatemala for Infecting Prisoners with Syphilis 60 Years Ago

    October 1, 2010 12:36 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama plans to call Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom to personally apologize over a disclosure that American scientists deliberately infected Guatemalan prisoners with syphilis decades ago. White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Friday that the news was "shocking, it's tragic, it's reprehensible." Obama's spokesman... more »
  • Fishing with Jimmy D

    October 1, 2010 11:15 AM

    Fishing with Jimmy D. Fishing expert Jimmy D. appears on GMA every Friday morning with all the fishing tips you need to know. Have a fishing question for Jimmy? You can now send Jimmy all your fishing questions or tips to: jimmyd@katctv.com
  • Man Charged With Conspiring To Commit a Hate Crime

    September 27, 2010 4:54 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana man accused of helping hang a dead raccoon in a noose outside a school to intimidate black students has been charged with conspiring to commit a hate crime. Friday's four-count indictment also charges 33-year-old Christopher Shane Montgomery, of Bastrop, with tampering with a... more »
  • Fishing Smart with Jimmy D.

    September 24, 2010 10:16 AM

    Fishing expert Jimmy D. appears on GMA each and every Friday morning with all the fishing tips you need to know. Have a fishing question for Jimmy? You can now send Jimmy all your fishing questions or tips to: jimmyd@katctv.com
  • Hunting Guide Charged With Illegally Hunting Alligators

    September 15, 2010 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A hunting guide from Louisiana has been charged with illegally hunting alligators. Wednesday's federal indictment in Baton Rouge charges 36-year-old Gregory K. Dupont, of Plaquemine, with violating the Lacey Act, a wildlife protection law. Dupont is a licensed alligator hunter and owner of Louisiana Hunters... more »
  • UPDATE-2 People Shot to Death Son Being Questioned

    September 10, 2010 1:30 PM

    UPDATE-WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - A Ouachita (WASH-uh-tah) Parish sheriff's detective says two people were shot to death and their son is being questioned. Deputy Meghan Russell wouldn't give the victims' names, but said both were killed by shotgun. KNOE-TV reports that they were killed sometime Thursday night and the... more »
  • Japanese cult director in Venice with samurai film

    September 9, 2010 10:19 PM

    VENICE, Italy (AP) - Japanese cult director Takashi Miike says he remade the 1963 classic "Thirteen Assassins" to help Japan's younger generation learn about the past. The film is set about 150 years ago, toward the end of the samurai period. An esteemed samurai, Shinzaemon Shimada, played by Japanese superstar... more »
  • Co-owner of missing painting charged with fraud

    September 9, 2010 9:59 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - A con man carried out an "inartful fraud" when he fooled an art collector into thinking they were partners in the $1.1 million purchase of a missing painting but was actually ripping the investor off, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. Thomas Doyle, 54, was arrested on... more »
  • Monte Carlo replaces Lance Burton with dance crew

    September 7, 2010 9:51 PM

    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Monte Carlo casino-resort has replaced longtime Las Vegas Strip headline magician Lance Burton with a hip-hop dance crew that shot to fame through a reality television competition, hotel officials announced Tuesday. Burton ended a 14-year run at the Monte Carlo on Saturday. He and the... more »
  • Man Arrested for Stabbing Man with Scissors

    August 31, 2010 11:40 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old Houma man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend's 27-year-old son five times with a pair of scissors. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois says Jason Michael Este is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond. He was booked into the Terrebonne... more »
  • Rig Collides With Train Near Independence

    August 25, 2010 9:00 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the crash of a tractor-trailer rig with a freight train near the southeastern Louisiana town of Independence. Tangipahoa Parish sheriff's investigators say that after the rig left a construction plant Wednesday, the driver failed to yield at an ungoverned railroad crossing. The rig... more »
  • Ex-Army Sergeant Charged With Bribery

    August 24, 2010 8:07 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former U.S. Army staff sergeant has been indicted on charges of bribery and theft in an alleged plot to solicit bribes from a government contractor in Afghanistan. A three-count indictment was returned Tuesday against 26-year-old Stevan Nathan Ringo, 26, of Marrero, La.... more »
  • BP Tardy with Mental-Health Funds

    August 20, 2010 5:02 PM

    Baton Rouge (August 20, 2010) - BP took far too long to provide funding for Gulf Coast residents suffering mental-health problems after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, two south Louisiana officials said today. Andy Kopplin, New Orleans' deputy mayor and chief administrative officer, told a community-planning summit that BP agreed... more »
  • Chris Williams Status of Employment with University

    August 20, 2010 4:14 PM

    An update to a story involving former councilman Chris Williams and an investigation by the state legislative auditor's office. Williams' non-profit agency has had a contract for full time work with the federal disaster Housing Assistance Program since early 2008. Since December of 2009 that agency has also... more »
  • Sheriff's employee booked with shoplifting

    August 19, 2010 9:36 PM

    GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office 911 operator has been arrested for shoplifting after she was caught on a security camera stealing several shirts from a department store. Col. John Fortunato, a sheriff's spokesman, said Thursday that 23-year-old Jay'da Jackson of Harvey was booked Wednesday with one... more »
  • LA State-Licensed Casinos Bounced With a Strong July

    August 19, 2010 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state-licensed casinos bounced with a strong July, taking in almost as much from players as in July 2009. State police report the 13 riverboat casinos, Harrah's land casino in New Orleans and the four race track casinos won $219.4 million last month. That's down... more »
  • Suspect Arrested in Connection with 21 Copper Theft Incidents

    August 18, 2010 3:28 PM

    On August 17, 2010, detectives with the Lafayette Police Department were investigating the theft of copper tubing in the 2000 block of West University Avenue. During the course of the investigation, detectives arrested Derrick Faulk (21) of Lafayette. Faulk was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and booked into the... more »
  • Former Senator Booked with DWI Days Before Trial

    August 15, 2010 2:47 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Days before his second trial on tax evasion charges, former state Sen. Charles D. Jones is booked with driving while intoxicated. Jones, whose phone number is unpublished, could not be reached for comment Sunday. Attorney Mike Small did not immediately return a call. The News-Star reports... more »
  • Widower Charged With Bounced Funeral Checks

    August 14, 2010 11:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged with issuing worthless checks to pay for his wife's funeral. Saturday's Times-Picayune reported that James Simmons, 67, appeared in Criminal District Court on Friday. Simmons is accused of purposely avoiding the funeral... more »
  • With BP Spill Under Control, US Looks at Drill Ban

    August 14, 2010 11:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history has effectively been stopped, the White House is considering an early end to its moratorium on deepwater drilling. But four months after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, regulators have only started to make good on... more »
  • Obama looks to boost Gulf tourism with family trip

    August 13, 2010 9:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is heeding his own advice to American vacationers, taking his family to the Gulf Coast this weekend to help the sagging tourism industry. The president will arrive Saturday and spend just over 24 hours in the Panama City, Fla., area, a quick jaunt in... more »
  • LAFAYETTE MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH MURDER OF KALAAN RUFFIN

    August 13, 2010 6:06 PM

    (St. Martinville, La.)-On August 13, 2010, Shawn Helaire, Black Male, DOB 09/22/1981, who resides at 105 Chester St, Lafayette, La. was arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder in regards to the homicide investigation of Kalaan Ruffin, which occurred on June 18, 2010 off of Prairie Highway in St. Martin... more »
  • 12 year old Ore. girl reunited with family

    August 12, 2010 9:05 PM

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman has been arrested after a 12-year-old homeless girl was reported missing and returned safely to her family hours later. Clackamas County sheriff's deputies said Elisabeth Shambaugh was reunited with her father and two siblings after a traffic stop Wednesday night by Hood River... more »
  • Special Mass for Families with Soldiers Serving in Iraq and Afghanistan

    August 12, 2010 11:53 AM

    Lending support to families with soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is the goal of a special Mass set for Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley. Prayer and recognition of those serving their country will be offered by Bishop Michael Jarrell who... more »
  • State Workers Charged With Theft of More than $50,000 in Food Stamp Benefits

    August 11, 2010 11:18 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A sixth defendant has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or... more »
  • Pamela Anderson Helps With Abandoned Animals Due to Oil Spill

    August 2, 2010 12:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - About 50 dogs, some of them abandoned by owners after the BP oil spill are on their way to new homes in Virginia, courtesy of an animal welfare group and actress Pamela Anderson. Anderson, the honorary chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was... more »
  • Investigation Into How Obama Administration Came Up With Recommendation For Moratorium

    July 26, 2010 1:18 PM

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Interior Department's inspector general is conducting an investigation into how the Obama administration came up with its recommendation for a six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf. Acting Inspector General Mary Kendall sent a letter to two of the seven congressmen who requested the... more »
  • Well Cap's Trial Ends With No Word on What's Next

    July 17, 2010 3:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's 48-hour trial run of a cap blocking oil from streaming into the Gulf of Mexico ended Saturday with no word on what happens next. BP spokesman Daren Beaudo said the company would communicate if the trial was stopped. With no word as 3:25 p.m. EDT... more »
  • NOAA Terminates Contract With VT Halter

    July 14, 2010 9:17 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - A Pascagoula shipyard says it's working to lift a termination order from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prompted by a dispute over construction of a coastal mapping ship. Bill Skinner, chief executive of VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, told The Sun Herald that NOAA terminated its... more »
  • Amendment Would Ban Companies With Significant Violations Offshore Drilling Permits

    July 14, 2010 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A House committee wants to put BP in a penalty box of sorts. The Natural Resources Committee approved an amendment Wednesday that would ban companies with significant workplace safety or environmental violations over the preceding seven years from new offshore drilling permits. The California Democrat who sponsored... more »
  • Along With Avondale Shipyard 2 Others Will Be Closed

    July 14, 2010 11:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In addition to closing its Avondale shipyard in early 2013, Northrop Grumman Corp. also plans to shutter smaller yards at Tallulah and Waggaman in Louisiana. The Los Angeles-based defense contractor said Tuesday that it will close the Avondale yard - with 5,000 employees - after work... more »
  • Carencro Man Involved With Sunday Fatal Accident Turns Himself In

    July 13, 2010 11:51 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Scott police have arrested a 30-year-old Carencro man in connection with a fatal accident Sunday morning. Police tell The Advocate that the crash killed 32-year-old Harold Sonnier Jr. of Lafayette Parish. Police Chief Chad Leger said Sonnier was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Michael... more »
  • Soldier Charged With Mishandling and Leaking Classified Data

    July 6, 2010 12:27 PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) - The U.S. Army has charged an American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack in Iraq with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and putting national security at risk. Army Spc. Bradley Manning is suspected of leaking a video that shows Apache... more »
  • Spill Claims: Tough Issues To Deal With

    June 30, 2010 11:08 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Kenneth Feinberg, the administrator of a program set up to compensate Gulf oil spill victims, tells Congress that some of the claims he'll be asked to decide will involve tough calls. Rep. Vern Buchanan, a Florida Republican, told Feinberg he was worried about hotels and restaurants on... more »
  • Plane Missing With 2 Montana Reporters on Board

    June 28, 2010 10:20 PM

    KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - Authorities were searching Monday for a single-engine airplane carrying four people, including two Montana newspaper reporters, that took off on a sightseeing tour the day before and did not return. The 1968 Piper airplane departed from Kalispell City Airport on Sunday afternoon with Sonny Kless, the... more »
  • NFL Pairs up With Nickelodeon for Cartoon Series

    June 28, 2010 9:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL is getting animated. The league's players and coaches will lend their voices to a series of short cartoons for Nickelodeon's Nicktoons channel. The 22 episodes, which will each run 2 to 5 minutes, will air weekly during the NFL season from September to February.... more »
  • Man Charged With Bogus FEMA Claims Pleads Guilty

    June 28, 2010 8:15 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia man pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he bilked the government out of more than $30,000 by claiming he suffered through three devastating Gulf Coast hurricanes, a tornado in Indiana and flooding in New Hampshire - all while living in Atlanta. Prosecutors charged Desima James,... more »
  • BP Is Moving Extremely Cautiously With Relief Well

    June 28, 2010 11:31 AM

    HOUSTON (AP) - BP says the rig drilling the relief well that's the best hope of stopping the Gulf oil spill has made it within about 20 feet horizontally of the blown-out well that's gushing crude. BP Senior Vice President Kent Wells said Monday that the rig is going to... more »
  • More of BP's Money to Help AG With Spill Lawsuit

    June 23, 2010 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Another slice of Louisiana's $25 million aid grant from BP will be used to help Attorney General Buddy Caldwell with his oil spill litigation. BP PLC gave Louisiana $25 million for cleanup and response efforts. Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he'll carve out another $5... more »
  • Musicians boycotting BP with tour buses

    June 18, 2010 4:43 PM

    NEW YORK - Korn's Jonathan Davis is urging artists to boycott troubled oil giant BP over the oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. In a statement issued Friday, the rock singer says he has gathered a coalition of artists, including Lady Gaga, Creed and the Backstreet Boys,... more »
  • 4 people killed when a train collided with a van

    June 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - Four people were killed when an Amtrak train collided with a van in southeastern Louisiana. Authorities say Amtrak's "City of New Orleans" en route to New Orleans from Chicago on Friday, hit the vehicle at a crossing north of Independence around 1:30 p.m. Tangipahoa Parish Chief... more »
  • BP has contracted with Kevin Costner

    June 17, 2010 4:30 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Actor Kevin Costner said Thursday that having BP use his company's device to help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup is "not a Hollywood ending for me." He told a Senate committee on small business that he's been working for more than a decade in hopes of... more »
  • Sony moving forward with 3-D & motion-control gaming

    June 15, 2010 5:05 PM

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sony is moving forward with 3-D and motion-control gaming. During the game maker's E3 press conference, Sony announced 20 3-D games would be released for PlayStation 3 by March 2011 while 40 games that use Move, the console's new motion-control system, would be out for the... more »
  • Majority not unanimous vote needed for nonviolent offenders parole

    June 14, 2010 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The parole board's voting rules would be eased for certain nonviolent offenders who have participated in rehabilitative programs, under a bill that received final passage Monday with a 22-7 Senate vote. The proposal (House Bill 195) by Rep. Fred Mills, D-Parks, would allow those inmates... more »
  • Deputy Booked With More Than 500 Charges

    June 13, 2010 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An Assumption Parish sheriff's deputy was booked Saturday on hundreds of counts of evidence tampering, weapons violations and drug offenses. State Police said Louis Lambert, 47, was arrested Friday afternoon. He was booked at the Assumption Parish Jail. The arrest capped a three-month investigation into... more »
  • Obama Meets With Family Members of Those Who Lost Their Lives In Rig Explosion

    June 10, 2010 5:45 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Family members of the 11 men killed in the Gulf oil rig explosion say they're satisfied President Barack Obama and lawmakers will help them get just compensation for their loss. Widows, parents and other relatives spoke at a news conference Thursday with senators who want to change... more »
  • House Leaders Trying To Gain Ground In Dispute With Senate Over "Rainy Day" Fund

    June 10, 2010 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - House leaders are trying to gain ground in their dispute with the Senate over the state's "rainy day" fund by undoing the statute at the center of the complaint. Rep. Jim Fannin quietly slipped language into a Senate bill Wednesday that would repeal the part... more »
  • Charlie Sheen Reaches Agreement With Authorities

    June 1, 2010 11:13 PM

    ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Charlie Sheen has reached an agreement with authorities in Colorado over domestic violence allegations involving his wife, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The agreement was confirmed by Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin, who declined to disclose details. Brooke Mueller Sheen's lawyer, Yale Galanter, also confirmed a... more »
  • Budget balanced with possible miscalculation

    June 1, 2010 11:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governor's top financial adviser says the House budget panel balanced next year's budget with economic development dollars already obligated to business projects and with a possible miscalculation in the federal Medicaid money available to the state. Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis outlined her analysis... more »
  • BP Going in with the "Top Kill"

    May 25, 2010 6:01 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - BP is going in for the kill. The trick is to do the job quickly and cleanly. As early as dawn Wednesday, the oil company will try to choke to death the gusher at the bottom of the sea by force-feeding it heavy drilling mud and... more »
  • LA Will Protect Wetlands With or Without Permission

    May 24, 2010 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Showing growing impatience with the federal government, Louisiana's top lawyer says the state will proceed with plans to protect its wetlands from the Gulf oil spill - with or without permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The action by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell could... more »
  • Man Arrested & Charged with Manslaughter of 2 Year Old

    May 18, 2010 1:36 PM

    Press Release- On May 5, 2010, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a two year old child that was in a non responsive state. The child was transported to a hospital in Lafayette, La. and had been placed on life support. May 7, 2010, it was... more »
  • New Orleans Mayor Asks For Help With Troubled Police

    May 17, 2010 12:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. Justice Department officials are in New Orleans, where the new mayor has asked for help with a troubled police department. An assistant attorney general from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was sheduled to appear at a news conference Monday with U.S. Attorney Jim Letten... more »
  • Man Allegedly Tries To Burn Down House With Wife In It

    May 13, 2010 6:08 PM

    Aaron Lebouf is behind bars in Vermilion Parish. Deputies say he tried to burn down a house with his wife in it. Aaron Lebeouf's wife was staying with a friend when she saw him outside. He then allegedly threw something through the window. The victim says she... more »
  • 17,500 National Guard Troops to Help States with Oil Spill

    May 4, 2010 4:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has approved the federal mobilization of up to 17,500 National Guard troops to help various states with the oil spill. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has granted requests to send troops of up to 6,000 by Louisiana, 3,000 by Alabama, 2,500 by Florida and 6,000 by... more »
  • Fisherman Sign Contracts With BP

    May 3, 2010 12:43 PM

    More than four-hundred out of work fisherman have signed contracts with BP and are now going through training to help in the clean up efforts. Many hope the President's visit will make a difference. "The whole community relies on the water out here in one form, shape or... more »
  • First Bird Found Coated with Oil

    April 30, 2010 3:50 PM

    FORT JACKSON, La. (AP) - Rescue crews are cleaning the first bird found coated with oil that's been spewing from a sunken rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Quantcast Workers with Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, which is based in Delaware, are using Dawn blue dishwashing soap to scrub... more »
  • Teacher Charged With Sex Scandal Update

    April 22, 2010 11:42 AM

    An English teacher from Acadiana High School that was charged with federal sex charges is no longer an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System. The school board accepted Stephen McKay Hurst's resignation without discussion at its Wednesday meeting . Hurst,37, is facing federal charges for allegedly videotaping students... more »
  • UPDATE: Former LA Policeman Charged With Trafficking Children For Sex

    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 »
  • Christian Militia Charged With Conspiring To Kill Police

    March 29, 2010 3:58 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - Nine suspects tied to a Midwest Christian militia that was preparing for the Antichrist were charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral using homemade bombs in the hopes of killing more law enforcement personnel, federal prosecutors said Monday. The Michigan-based group, called Hutaree,... more »
  • Narcotics Detectives With The MCPD Make Drug Arrests

    March 3, 2010 11:50 AM

    The following three individuals were arrested 03/02/10 at 9:10pm at 723 Louisiana St. in Morgan City. Mathew Joseph, 60yoa, Louisiana St. MC Charges: 1.) Poss. Of Drug paraphernalia, 2.) Poss. Of Crack cocaine, 3.) Poss. Of Marijuana 4.) Keeping a disorderly place 5.) Warrant: District Court-Failure To Appear for Poss.... more »
  • Activists Arrested After Allegedly Tampering With Senator's Phones

    January 26, 2010 3:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A conservative activist who has caused problems for the community organizing group ACORN and the son of a federal prosecutor were among four people arrested and accused of trying to interfere with phones at U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu's office. Activist James O'Keefe, 25, was already in... more »
  • Man Arrested In Connection With Two Robberies

    January 25, 2010 4:22 PM

    A St. Martinville man is jailed for two Acadiana robberies. They happened at Durand's Deli and Casino and Popee's in St. Martinville earlier this month. 31-year old William Batiste is also tied to robberies in New Iberia and Lafayette at a Circle-K. Batiste is in the St. Martin Parish... more »
  • Acadiana Residents Deal With Morning Power Outages

    January 11, 2010 10:07 AM

    Residents in the town of Scott are dealing with power outages at this time. According to Entergy official Liz Duhon, the outage is limited to customers north of Hwy 90. Crews are working on the problem and look to restore complete power within the next 2-3 hours. Local schools... more »
  • KTDY DJ Helps Kick Off 2010 With A Blood Drive

    December 28, 2009 9:38 AM

    Lafayette, LA- It's a bird! It's a plane! No, It's a deejay! United Blood Services is starting 2010 off with a bang. "JayCee" Falcon, KTDY 99.9 deejay, will sit on the billboard in front of United Blood Services and will not come down until 99.9 pints of blood are drawn!... more »
  • Man Arrested For Having Sex With 12-year-old

    December 21, 2009 6:54 PM

    In Lafayette, a man is under arrest accused of having sex with a 12-year-old. Sheriff's deputies say the victim's mother called claiming the child had sex with Jairo Castellanos. He's now booked on an aggravated rape charge.

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