News for Thursday, April 18, 2019

Posted at 5:49 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 06:55:00-04

KATC has all your top local, state, and national headlines for Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Here’s what’s happening today!

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Severe weather will be making its way towards Acadiana this morning. The KATC Weather Team has been tracking the storms. Daniel Phillips is in the Weather Lab with the latest on when the storms will arrive and what we can expect.

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Abby Breidenbach is LIVE this morning with more info on the school and government closures happening today to expected severe weather. To read about those closures, click here and here.


The GoFundMe created to raise funds for the three St. Landry Parish churches destroyed by arson has reached its goal of $1.8 million. Donations are still being accepted. To make a donation, click here.

Fundraiser for burned churches reaches goal of $1.8M

Vehicle stolen, others burglarized in Lafayette neighborhood

In today’s Spirit of Acadiana: Scott Brazda is LIVE at Teurlings Catholic High with a look at today’s Passion Play.

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Significant severe weather threat for Acadiana Thursday


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