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  • Acadiana Family Waits 28 Years for Break in Cold Case, 2 Arrests Made

    December 4, 2012 11:44 PM

    It's been 28 years of waiting for an Acadiana family, waiting for answers in the 1984 murder of Gary Kergan. Gary disappeared on November 29, 1984, and while a body was never found, Baton Rouge Police believe he was murdered. Two people were arrested just weeks later, but they were... more »
  • From Humble Beginnings to Hundreds of People, DTA Still Jamming After 30 Years

    September 7, 2012 10:35 PM

    Downtown Alive! kicked off it's 30th year of free music Friday night and the downtown area was the place to be. But it wasn't always that way, and it's the free concert series that helped bring the heart of Lafayette to life. 30 years ago, downtown Lafayette wasn't the... more »
  • Moderator of Child Porn Site Sentenced to 38 Years

    August 4, 2012 2:11 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say the moderator of an online exploitation network has been sentenced to 38 years in prison for his role in an international child pornography ring. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says in a news release that seven other people were also sentenced in the... more »
  • Man gets 20 Years in Fatal Robbery

    September 9, 2011 7:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 41-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in the 2007 killing and robbery of a Folsom-area man at a Baton Rouge motel. Michael Gillam was charged with second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter in May to the Sept. 8, 2007,... more »
  • Louisiana Man Gets 20 Years in Slaying

    May 20, 2011 8:09 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 73-year-old Louisiana man has been sentenced to 20 years for manslaughter in the fatal shooting of 42-year-old Sonya Nelson of Gulfport on July 13, 2009. A Harrison County jury deliberated about five hours Thursday and was unable to reach a verdict on an indicted charge... more »
  • Man Gets 20 Years in 2 Beatings, Robberies

    May 13, 2011 9:00 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A Lake Charles man who robbed and severely beat two men last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Bryan Keith Pyle received two consecutive 10-year terms for his guilty pleas to two counts of second-degree robbery. He also was ordered Thursday to... more »
  • La. Man Gets 17 Years in Prison for Child Porn

    May 6, 2011 7:19 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Houma man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for downloading child pornography to his home computer. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon also ordered 55-year-old Robert Kim Istre on Thursday to register as a sex offender following his prison term.... more »
  • Basile Turns 100 Years Old

    March 14, 2011 12:13 AM

    In Evangeline Parish Sunday, a celebration a century in the making. KATC'S Chris Welty was there for the festivities and learned more about the town's unique history. "A hundred years ago, on this past Wednesday, March 9th, the town of Basile was incorporated as a village...population 267. So we... more »
  • Jindals Honor Couple Married More Than 80 Years

    February 15, 2011 8:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The governor and his wife spent Valentine's Day honoring a couple they say is the longest married in the state. Ralph and Dorothy Richards, of Slidell, have been married for nearly 81 years, since Feb. 28, 1930. Gov. Bobby Jindal and first lady Supriya Jindal... more »
  • Louisiana Man Gets 115 Years for Shooting Officers

    February 1, 2011 8:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to 115 years in prison for shooting and wounding two police officers after he led them on a car chase following a traffic stop in 2008. State District Judge Tony Marabella sentenced Christopher Joseph Johnson on Monday... more »
  • Update on New Year's Eve Bomb Threat

    January 1, 2011 2:44 PM

    Update to New Year's Eve bomb threat: Officials with the Lafayette Fire Department tell KATC that the threat last night turned out to be a pipe bomb inside a port-o-let at a construction site on Duhon Road near Giles Nissan. Officials believe the pipe bomb was nothing more than a... more »
  • Louisiana Man gets 5 years in Deputy Shootings

    October 19, 2010 9:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Baton Rouge man has been sentenced to five years in prison shortly after pleading guilty to shooting two detectives when they tried to execute a search warrant at his home in 2008. Ellis Henry Jr. pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of aggravated... 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 »
  • Chiropractor Sentenced To Three Years For Fraudulent Claims

    September 30, 2010 9:48 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. - A licensed chiropractor and former owner of Scott Oaks Chiropractic Clinic located in Scott, La., was sentenced today to three years in prison, for submitting fraudulent claims to health insurers for services that were never performed, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Richard Montalbano, 64, of... more »
  • 5 years after Hurricane Rita, some left out of Recovery

    September 23, 2010 9:12 AM

    CAMERON, La. - First Baptist Church in Cameron will celebrate its grand reopening Saturday, five years and one day after Hurricane Rita nearly obliterated the town. Such upbeat milestones have been rare in Cameron, which has seen its population shrink from roughly 1,500 to 280 residents since Rita and Hurricane... more »
  • Little known republic in La. celebrates 200 years

    September 22, 2010 9:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While Texans are fiercely proud their state was once its own republic, and California celebrates the same former status on its flag, relatively few Louisianans know that a group of their forebears overthrew Spanish rule to carve out a tiny, independent nation 200 years ago.... more »
  • Former Police Who Helped Cover Up Deadly Bridge Shooting Sentenced To 3 Years

    September 22, 2010 4:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police detective who admitted he helped cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has been sentenced to three years in prison. Jeffrey Lehrmann, one of five former officers who have pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's... more »
  • Man Shot By Father-N-Law Second Time in Five years

    September 10, 2010 11:50 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - DeSoto Parish sheriff's deputies say a man who refused to prosecute his father-in-law for a shooting five years ago has allegedly been shot by him again. Cpl. Dusty Herring said 74-year-old Alvis McKinney was booked Wednesday with third-offense DWI as well as aggravated battery against 39-year-old... more »
  • Memories of Chaos, Rebirth 5 Years After Katrina

    August 29, 2010 12:31 PM

    SHELL BEACH, La. (AP) - Two strangers shared an umbrella and a somber embrace Sunday as they scanned 163 names on a marble wall honoring thoCONwho died in Louisiana's coastal St. Bernard Parish when Hurricane Katrina wracked the region. Gladys Nunez and Linda Wells didn't know each other before a... more »
  • Priest Among Missing 5 Years After Katrina

    August 28, 2010 3:20 PM

    LAKE CATHERINE, La. (AP) - The night sky heaved like a living thing as Fire Chief Joe Perez took another slow cruise in the rescue truck down the two-lane road snaking across this town in the last patch of marsh standing between New Orleans and an angry Gulf of Mexico.... more »
  • Ex-Gretna Council Member Gets 17 Years in Prison

    August 23, 2010 6:12 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former Gretna city council member who was convicted of taking money for his support of zoning variances has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. In April, a federal jury convicted 48-year-old Jonathan Bolar of charges that included extortion, wire fraud and failing to file... more »
  • Monroe Mother Gets 10 Years in Son's Death

    August 20, 2010 9:34 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - A Monroe woman has been sentenced to 10 years in jail in the beating death of her 11-month-old son. Geveva Mott was sentenced Thursday in state district court in Monroe. Mott, who was 20 years old at the time of the crime, was convicted of one... more »
  • `Cathy' comic strip ending after 34 years

    August 11, 2010 9:52 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The comic strip "Cathy," which has chronicled the life, frustrations and swimsuit season meltdowns of its namesake for more than 30 years, is coming to an end. Cathy Guisewite, the strip's creator, said Wednesday that deciding to end the comic strip was "excruciating." The comic... more »
  • Health Care Overhaul Extend the Life of Medicare by 12 years

    August 5, 2010 11:16 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The annual checkup of the government's big benefit programs for the elderly showed that the administration's sweeping health care overhaul will extend the life of the Medicare hospital insurance fund by 12 years. But officials are cautioning that the dramatic gain will depend on achieving significant savings... more »
  • Coastal Region Economically And Environmentally Will Take Months Rather Than Years To Restore

    June 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Obama's point man overseeing the cleanup of the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico expects a plan to restore the coastal region economically and environmentally will take months rather than years. U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says there are already numerous studies that... more »
  • LARC Individual Celebrates 20 Years with Local Restaurant

    May 26, 2010 6:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE, LA - Bryan Broussard of Breaux Bridge recently was recognized for 20 years of service by Pizza Hut, upper Lafayette. "This is the first and only job I've ever had - and I don't plan on retiring soon," smiled Broussard in an on-site interview. He added that he really... more »
  • Man Sentenced to 8 years in Fatal Hit-and-Run

    May 25, 2010 9:17 AM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - A 49-year-old Prairieville man received an eight-year sentence in a hit-and-run fatality. Assistant District Attorney David Guidry said Adam J. May pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run Monday and state District Judge Doug Hughes sentenced him to eight years at hard labor in the 2009 death of... more »
  • N.O. Man Gets 58 Years in Alexandria Carjacking

    May 13, 2010 9:37 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced in Alexandria to a total of 58 years in prison for aggravated battery, robbery, carjacking, purse snatching and other charges arising from an incident last June. The Town Talk newspaper in Alexandria reports Thursday that Felton Hurst, who... more »
  • Lafayette Man Sentenced 15 Years For Killing 3

    May 11, 2010 12:40 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a mother and her daughters with his vehicle. Justin Paul Brouillete, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of JoAnn Issac and her two daughters, Brittany Isaac... more »
  • Alexandria Man Gets 15 Years for Three Fatalities

    May 11, 2010 9:57 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a mother and her daughters with his vehicle. Justin Paul Brouillete, 23, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of vehicular homicide in the deaths of JoAnn Issac and her two daughters, Brittany Isaac... more »
  • Prairieville Man Gets 28 Years in Manslaughter Charge

    April 26, 2010 12:59 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A 24-year-old Prairieville man has been sentenced to two concurrent 28-year jail terms after pleading guilty March 2 to two counts of manslaughter. Blake Cannon Reine was sentenced on Thursday. The Daily World reports the charges stemmed from a May 16 crash on La. Highway 182... more »
  • Super Bowl Ratings Highest In 23 Years

    February 8, 2010 12:08 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The Nielsen Co. says the Super Bowl got its highest overnight ratings in 23 years. It means, when final figures are released later Monday, there's a strong likelihood the game will be the most-watched Super Bowl ever. Last year's game between Pittsburgh and Arizona has that... more »
  • Abbeville Police Investigate New Years Day Shooting

    January 1, 2010 3:51 PM

    Abbeville Police are investigating the city's first shooting of the year. It happened Friday afternoon on Lamar Street after an argument between three men. One of those men pulled out a gun and shot another, before fleeing the scene. The victim is said to be in stable condition. If... more »
  • Father of Palin's grandson to pose for Playgirl

    October 8, 2009 8:59 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Levi Johnston is going for the ultimate exposure - the 19-year-old father of Sarah Palin's grandchild will pose nude for Playgirl, his attorney said Wednesday. To get ready for his close-up, Johnston is training three hours a day, six nights a week at an Anchorage gym... more »
  • DNA links Louisiana, Mississippi rape cases

    October 8, 2009 8:43 AM

    LAUREL, Miss. (AP) - The rape of a woman in Louisiana woman has been linked to five rapes in Mississippi's Jones County. Maj. Robbie Suber of the Jones County Sheriff's Department says DNA evidence links the August assault on an 87-year-old woman in New Iberia, La., to five assaults on... more »
  • Lafayette Man Charged with Aggravated Incest

    September 26, 2009 9:57 PM

    A LAFAYETTE MAN IS BEHIND BARS TONIGHT CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED INCEST OF A 4-YEAR OLD CHILD. LAFAYETTE SHERIFF'S OFFICIALS ARRESTED 40-YEAR OLD SEAN GALLAGHER AFTER THE MOTHER OF THE GIRL CONTACTED AUTHORITIES. GALLAGHER IS BEING HELD ON 40-THOUSAND DOLLARS BOND.
  • Identity Released : Man Dead After Falling Out of Pick-Up

    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 »
  • Man Dead After Falling Out of Pick-Up

    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 »

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