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 »
On October 8, 2009, at approximately 7:00 pm, the Lafayette Police Department's Youth Services Section conducted an operation within the City of Lafayette targeting alcohol sales to those persons under the age of 21 at convenient stores and bars. During the course of the operation a total of 20 stores... more »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »
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 »