April 12, 2014 6:23 PM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police are looking for a man who they say stole a $75,000 car by taking it for a test drive. Police say a man drove off from Moffett Audi in a white 2014 Audi A7 on Friday afternoon and didn't come back. He... more »
September 6, 2013 7:09 PM
For the second time this week, a Lafayette neighborhood is hit by thieves.
It's the same "m-o" as the case from earlier this week, when 15 cars were burglarized.
The cars were all unlocked. The thieves going car-to-car, checking the doors, finding the open ones and taking items... more »
May 23, 2013 8:44 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a fatal shooting on Interstate 10. Police say a man's body with multiple gunshot wounds was found inside a car Thursday morning near the I-10-U.S. Highway 90 split. Police have not identified the victim or released a motive for the slaying.
March 26, 2013 9:51 AM
The Ford-Mustang Club of Acadiana will host the Ford Mustang Annual Open Car & Truck Show. The show takes place in Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge. The event is March 30 and begins at 10 a.m. and last until 3 p.m.
For more info call: 337-288-3054
Or visit:... more »
November 13, 2012 11:54 PM
Acadian Ambulance rewarded an unlikely hero Tuesday for his bravery and help after he and his family were involved in a car crash. He just nine years old when the accident happened, and the paramedics say not only did he keep calm, but he helped his older brother and grandmother... more »
October 25, 2012 7:25 AM
PURVIS, Miss. (AP) - Officials have recovered the car owned by an elderly Lamar County woman who was murdered over the weekend. Sheriff Danny Rigel tells The Hattiesburg American Ada Smith's white 1993 Buick was found hidden in a swampy area near Slidell, La., at around noon Wednesday. The 95-year-old... more »
October 5, 2012 9:38 AM
Just after 7am a train was in an accident with two vehicles at LA Hwy 182 and LA Hwy 88, that's the intersection of Coteau road and Old Spanish Trail. State police have reported no injuries. There will be more details given as they become available.
July 19, 2012 6:40 AM
GRETNA, La. (AP) - A Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputy has resigned after allegedly crashing his patrol car while drunk. Col. John Fortunato, a department spokesman, tells The Times-Picayune that 27-year-old Christopher Hyer resigned July 12. He says Hyer had been suspended immediately after he was booked July 9 with driving... more »
July 13, 2012 7:43 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police in Baton Rouge are investigating an accident in which a car wound up in the LSU Lakes. WAFB TV reports that there were no immediate indications that anyone was injured in the Friday accident, which was reported shortly before 4 a.m. The driver was... more »
April 2, 2012 8:39 AM
HAMMOND, La. (AP) - State police are worked to identify a woman who died Friday night after stepping in front of an approaching car on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Trooper First Class Nick Manale said in a news release that 20-year-old Brandon Carral of Amite was driving south on Interstate... more »
March 22, 2012 9:26 AM
TICKFAW, La. (AP) - An Independence woman was killed when she stepped into the path of an oncoming car while retrieving her mail. State police say 41-year-old Kimberly Wright was stepping away from her mail box on La. Highway 442 Wednesday when she walked into the path of a car... more »
March 19, 2012 8:27 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - One person is dead following a fiery crash in Baton Rouge. WAFB TV reports the accident happened around 2:20 a.m. Monday Police say when officers arrived at the scene, they found a car on fire near a wooded area. Firefighters were called to put out... more »
March 12, 2012 10:49 AM
JOS, Nigeria (AP) - A suicide car bomber has attacked a Nigerian church in the middle of Sunday Mass, killing at least 10 people and injuring many others. The bomb detonated as worshippers attended the final Mass of the day at St. Finbar's Catholic Church in Jos (jahs), a city... more »
March 12, 2012 6:18 AM
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Barksdale Air Force Base officials say an airman from the 2nd Munitions Squadron died in a car wreck near Camden, Tenn. A news release says Staff Sgt. Brian L. Smith II died when his car and a truck collided Thursday afternoon on Interstate 40. It... more »
March 8, 2012 11:33 PM
The survivor of a deadly car crash said she finally has justice and closure two years later. The day after a former Ville Platte football coach pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide, the other surviving victim, Beth Zilbert speaks out, saying it was long overdue.
In 2010, police said coach... more »
March 5, 2012 6:50 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a Baton Rouge man led them on a high-speed chase while throwing large amounts of marijuana out his window and with his two young children in the back seat. Joshua Jackson was booked into Parish Prison Friday on counts of cruelty to juveniles,... more »
March 5, 2012 5:55 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 22-year-old Zachary man allegedly killed another man and left the body in a car on southbound Interstate 110. Police spokesman L'Jean McKneely says a warrant accuses Walter Jerome Fort of second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon. Police sent... more »
February 3, 2012 9:40 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Maserati seized from a drug dealer in Terrebonne Parish sold on eBay for $33,250, but it hasn't been turned over to its new owner yet. The sheriff's office says the sale to a Kenner man was completed Jan. 19. But, although the car was advertised... more »
January 10, 2012 8:18 AM
3 car accident with injuries on Johnson. Southbound lanes of Johnson are closed, South College should be used as an alternate route.
January 10, 2012 7:59 AM
Breaking news this morning Troop D is currently working a trian vs. vehicle crash on US 190, MP 17 Beauregard Parish. The road way is closed at this time and will be closed at this time.
December 15, 2011 8:49 AM
A homeowner received a rude awakening after a car slammed into his home early Thursday morning.
This all happening in the 300 block of Goldman Street just off of the Evangeline Thruway around 2:30 Thursday morning. The driver lost control, hitting a lamp pole before hitting the home.
... more »
December 9, 2011 11:14 PM
The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office said car burglaries have spike recently, but most have been crimes of opportunity. And with the holidays in full swing, deputies warn shoppers should be extra careful.
Captain Kip Judice took KATC around a parking lot Friday afternoon and found many people left their... more »
November 12, 2011 11:31 PM
Just days after a 12 year old Scott boy is killed in a bad car crash, he's remembered by friends, family and teammates.
The crash happened in Kaplan on Tuesday and claimed the life of 12 year old Dylan Gary. He was an avid sports fan and Saturday, KATC'S... more »
October 8, 2011 11:19 PM
In Lafayette, deputies were called to Felix Road at around five in the morning for reports of a car fire. The vehicle was a blue 1999 Chevrolet Lumina and a body was found in the trunk of the car. By the time detectives arrived the entire car was completely engulfed... more »
September 24, 2011 8:03 PM
If you're heading out to watch the LSU game, head over to Pete's on Johnston Street where you can give a "10 dollar" donation and receive a full car wash from Todd's carwash. Donations are being accepted, to help raise money for the David Trosclair Memorial Scholarship Fund. David was... more »
September 12, 2011 10:33 PM
Lafayette Metro Narcotics officers are still trying to figure out how a package of illegal drugs ended up at a Lafayette car wash. Police say the box contained six pounds of marijuana, a street value of roughly $10,000, and was shipped through the U.S. Postal Service.
Todd LeMaire, the... more »
July 14, 2011 5:58 PM
Crowley police are investigating a rash of car thefts over the past two weeks. During that time period, five passenger vans and one truck were stolen.
"The person who is doing them really feels comfortable with being able to jump start the vehicle, hot-wire the vehicle and go," said... more »
June 19, 2011 9:19 PM
We have an update from Eunice, 1 person is confirmed dead, 2 others have been taken to the hospital, and the driver of a vehicle is arrested after a vehicle struck a train on Samuel Drive. Two St. Landry Parish Deputies witnessed the accident happen.
The charges are still... more »
June 4, 2011 10:48 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - For the second time in a month, Thibodaux police are faced with the vandalism of tires on cars parked at their headquarters. In early May, vandals slashed 34 tires on 11 new Chevy Tahoes parked at the headquarters. Early Friday morning, vandals again entered the parking... more »
May 14, 2011 9:00 AM
One person is dead after a single car crash in New Iberia.
It happened around 10:30 Friday night on LA 86 near Crochet Road when according to State Police, twenty year old Ronald Noel attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing curve. Noel then lost control of... more »
April 24, 2011 11:56 PM
In Lafayette, a child was struck by a car.
The accident took place Sunday afternoon on Champagne Street off of East Simcoe. The girl had only minor injuries, and was treated and released from an area hospital. No citations have been issued, but police say the accident is still... more »
April 17, 2011 1:39 PM
In Evangeline Parish, a woman dies after driving off the road and crashing into a tree.
The accident happened at nine am Friday on Highway 3042. State Troopers say 26-year-old Gheri Blood of Saint Landry was not wearing a seat belt, and was thrown from her vehicle. The accident... more »
February 5, 2011 11:57 PM
Three people are recovering after a car crash in Carencro Saturday afternoon.
It happened at the intersection of University and Kentwood around 4:30. Three cars were involved in the crash and police say a vehicle making a left turn from University hit a car and then that vehicle hit... more »
January 26, 2011 6:42 PM
A Lafayette police officer's car was towed from Buchanan and Vermilion Streets this afternoon. The driver of a car ran a red light as the cruiser was crossing the intersection. Cpl. Paul Mouton says the driver has a suspended license and was also ticketed for driving an unsafe car. Nobody... more »
January 20, 2011 9:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has granted a trial delay for a longtime New Orleans political operative who is gravely ill with cancer. Mose Jefferson, brother of former Congressman William Jefferson, is charged with conspiring to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal government grant money earmarked... more »
January 6, 2011 2:12 PM
Two Lafayette men are facing six counts of simple burglary of a vehicle. Police say around 1:35 this morning, they responded to a business in the 600 block of Crestlawn regarding a possible car burglary. Arrested were 24 year old Joshua Mitchell and 20-year-old Kennedy Tauriac.
December 26, 2010 11:58 AM
KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers says a driver crashed a car into the front of a fire station on Christmas, and was injured when his head went through the windshield. Kenner police say 29-year-old Mario Perez, no local address, was treated at a hospital and then... more »
December 17, 2010 6:21 AM
Breaking news off the top this morning, St. Martin law officials are on the scene of a car accident in Cecilia. According to reports a vehicle traveled off the road and into a river. It happened in the 1000 block of highway 355. It has been reported that one person... more »
December 13, 2010 5:07 PM
Press Release- The FBI and Lafayette area law enforcement are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individual(s) responsible for the burning of a car at the Islamic Center of Lafayette.
On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, at 1:14 am, the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire located... more »
December 11, 2010 11:08 PM
In Port Barre, one day after 5 year old Karen Stoute was laid to rest, support continued for the family's impacted by last week's school bus crash.
Saturday, a car wash fundraiser was held for the Stoute family and also for the family of 15 year old Colby Richard,... more »
November 9, 2010 10:15 AM
Estherwood Police are investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries which occurred on Sunday, November 7, 2010, between the hours of 12:00 am and 4:00 am. These vehicle burglaries occurred mainly in the northern area of Estherwood. In all, 14 vehicles were burglarized with assorted property being taken.
Shortly before... more »
October 25, 2010 12:30 PM
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - A body found at the Jackson city limits is believed to be that of a Louisiana man. The remains were discovered Sunday afternoon, lying on the ground in a rural area. Nearby was a red Honda with Louisiana license plates. The Jackson Sun quoted a news... more »
October 18, 2010 7:27 PM
Louisiana is known to top the list of "Worst Roads in the Nation." But, some Lafayette drivers could be in for a smoother ride. New technology to fill potholes is being taken for a test drive in the Hub City. A Philadelphia company has one of it's "Pothole Killer" trucks... more »
October 9, 2010 11:46 PM
A 21-year-old man was killed after crashing into a tour bus in Lafayette.
The accident happened at 2:15 Saturday morning at the intersection of North University Avenue and I-10. Lafayette police say a tour bus was turning left onto I-10 when a car traveling north on University crashed into... more »
October 8, 2010 7:29 PM
A Crowley couple is dead after their car is struck by a train. It happened around 4 AM Friday morning on Sidney Richard Road off Highway 90 outside Crowley. Deputies say the train was moving close to 70-miles-an hour when it struck a car on the tracks. The train couldn't... more »
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 »
October 6, 2010 11:50 AM
LACOMBE, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish deputies are investigating a body found in a burning vehicle. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain said burned, skeletal remains had been found in the vehicle. Strain said it was not yet clear whether the incident was a homicide or suicide. It is... more »
October 2, 2010 8:39 PM
Right now: Car hits telephone pole at NW Evangeline Thruway and Simcoe. We'll get you more information as we get it.
September 29, 2010 3:56 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says the body of a speech therapist from Plain Dealing has been found in her car at a middle school after she failed to return home. Spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick says the sheriff's office and coroner are investigating the death of 57-year-old... more »
September 21, 2010 7:21 PM
The F.B.I. is investigating how a car was torched today in the parking lot of the Islamic Center of Lafayette.
Due to the sensitive location and the mysterious circumstances, whoever is responsible could be charged with a hate crime. As traffic passed by the Islamic Center of Lafaytte Tuesday... more »
September 21, 2010 4:23 PM
Update: The FBI has joined the investigation, but they're not leading it. It's also being investigated by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and fire department. Sheila Thorne with the FBI tells KATC they're interested as it relates to a possible hate crime due to the proximity of the car to... more »
September 15, 2010 4:58 PM
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office tells KATC that the car involved in a hit and run in Bayou Vista that left an elderly woman hospitalized, has been recovered in Raceland. The black 1997 Nissan Maxima with Louisiana tag SAD 028 hit 60 year old Palma Dehart in a Wal... more »
September 14, 2010 7:15 PM
A 60-year-old woman is still recovering after being struck by a car at a Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista.
Just after the woman was hit, the driver hit the gas and struck another pedestrian. Then, the driver sped away.
It's something you'll only find on KATC.com: video... more »
September 13, 2010 11:57 PM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is celebrating the win at their first home game of the season. But for some Cajun fans, the euphoria quickly ended as soon as they left the field. Some had to pay nearly $250, after they parked at Westwood Village Shopping Center across Bertrand... more »
September 8, 2010 9:51 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Superintendent of Education Paul Pastorek said Wednesday he will personally repay the state for the misuse of a state-owned vehicle by the head of the Recovery School District. The announcement comes a week after The Associated Press asked about the status of a request... more »
September 7, 2010 9:35 PM
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office says a woman was arrested after running into a deputy's patrol car - and her husband was booked with hitting her. A sheriff's office report says 49-year-old Anita G. Meeks and 50-year-old Michael Meeks were still in their car Sunday... more »
August 30, 2010 12:28 PM
CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA)- A man escaped severe injuries after the horse he was riding was hit by an on-coming car. According to Caddo Parish Sheriffs, the car was traveling on Highway 169 and was coming to the intersection of Highway 71, and the driver didn't see people riding their... more »
August 27, 2010 10:12 PM
MEXICO CITY (AP) - A major Mexican television network says a car has exploded in front of its offices in a northern state where officials are investigating the massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants. The Televisa network reports that the explosion happened early Friday in front of its... more »
August 20, 2010 3:12 PM
The Opelousas police department is currently investigating a theft that happened at the Magic Wand carwash located on 927 South Union Street in Opelousas.
According to Chief Perry Gallow, Tuesday August 10th, 2010 at approximately 0900 hours, two black males were seen driving a burgandy Dodge truck ,2005 to... more »
August 16, 2010 1:21 PM
There is a Breaux Bridge police car flipped over on HWY 354 . Louisiana State Police are investigating the accident.
This is not a fatal crash.
KATC will have more information as soon as it is available.
August 13, 2010 6:55 AM
One person was killed and two others injured in a single-vehicle crash on La. Highway 500. State police say a pickup driven by 21-year-old Justin W. Cooper of Jena ran off the road early Thursday morning and overturned several times. Troopers say that 18-year-old Tiffany Wishum, a passenger in the... more »
July 30, 2010 6:26 PM
There are new developments in the death of a St. Landry Parish toddler. 25 year old Napoleon Prudhomme was indicted this week for the manslaughter of 2 year old Marla Keys.
The incident happened nearly three months ago, when Prudhomme was watching his girl friend's child. According to reports... more »
July 28, 2010 6:31 PM
This year, Abbeville has gotten a new building for their police department and a new chief too. Now, more changes may be on the way. Chief Tony Hardy says he's received complaints about some of his officers either speeding or not working while on duty. Now, he wants to "patrol"... more »
July 26, 2010 1:03 PM
Naomi P. Campbell 18 yoa of Morgan City was arrested on 7-24-2010 at 11:55 am for Child Left Unattended in a Motor Vehicle. Deputy was patrolling the Wal-mart parking lot in Bayou Vista, when he was advised by two subjects that they observed two small children left in a vehicle... more »
July 16, 2010 12:38 PM
AMELIA, La. (AP) - State police say a 42-year-old Gibson man was struck and killed by a car on La. Highway 182 near Amelia. Troopers identified the victim of Friday's accident as Troy Francois. Investigators say Francois was lying in the roadway in the accident occurred. The driver of the... more »
July 15, 2010 7:34 PM
It's that time of year when the temperatures are soaring. Those numbers are in the mid-to-high 90's and the heat index in reaching 110-degrees. The hot summer days are also a time when folks often participate in out-door activities. But, officials are warning of the dangers that may come along... more »
July 9, 2010 1:27 PM
PEARL RIVER, La. (AP) - State police say four people died when an 18-wheeler crossed the median on Interstate 59 near Pearl River and slammed head-on into a pickup. Troopers say all four occupants of the pickup, which carried a Mississippi license plate, died at the scene. The driver of... more »
July 6, 2010 8:38 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities have recovered a Lake Arthur woman's body from a submerged vehicle in Bayou Nezpique (neh-PEE'-kay), east of Jennings. Divers pulled the body of 42-year-old Rhonda Istre Tucker from the submerged car several yards from the shoreline at about 11:20 a.m. Monday. She was taken to... more »
July 1, 2010 7:59 PM
The family of a 19-year-old in Opelousas is still waiting to hear from police about a possible arrest in connection with aggravated battery charges from June 13th. The victim, Joshua Guidry, says a driver tried to kill him while he was riding his bicycle down East South Street in Opelousas.... more »
June 22, 2010 11:56 AM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - State police say a 48-year-old Eunice man died in a head-on crash in Madison Parish. The News-Star reports that Harry Ingram was pronounced dead at the crash scene by the parish coroner's office. Troopers say the accident happened around 4:10 p.m Monday on U.S. Highway 65... more »
June 15, 2010 10:13 AM
THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a 19-year-old reported missing after he failed to return home in a borrowed car was found dead, in the car, in the marsh. Sgt. Lesley Hill Peters, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, said that Michael Wells' body was found Sunday... more »
June 12, 2010 11:49 AM
Around 2:30 Saturday morning a car traveling in the 1000 block of Kaliste Saloom Road veered off and hit an apartment. Chief Leonard Blackwell with the Lafayette Fire Department says the car's gas tank ruptured causing it and the apartment to go up in flames. Three people were inside the... more »
June 4, 2010 3:18 PM
A series of back-to-back accidents on Interstate 10 this morning caused miles of backup for drivers in Jeff Davis Parish.
Five accidents, involving 11 vehicles, all happened around the same time-- just before 9 am-- and within the same area-- along I10 in Welsh, between exits 49 and 54.... more »
June 4, 2010 7:40 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - One of two East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmates who escaped Tuesday has been captured in Port Allen. A West Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle Thursday night for having no license plate when the vehicle fled, then crashed into a... more »
May 26, 2010 6:54 PM
Mr. Walley died from the injuries he sustained in the crash which took place on May 25, 2010. This crash is still under investigation.
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On this date approximately 8:43 p.m. officers with the Carencro Police Department responded to the 3600 block of NE Evangeline Thruway... more »
May 17, 2010 7:23 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 45-year-old woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Interstate 110. Police tell The Advocate that Jackie Dalcour of Baton Rouge was driving a car south on the interstate at 7:20 p.m. Saturday when the car left the roadway and... more »
May 17, 2010 7:14 AM
FERRIDAY, La. (AP) - State police say a Concordia Parish sheriff's deputy John Mott was killed in a two-vehicle accident near Lake Concordia and a Clayton man faces vehicular homicide charges in connection with the wreck. Troopers say 41-year-old John Mott was killed Sunday night when his motorcycle was hit... more »
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 »
April 27, 2010 6:41 PM
On April 25, 2010, at 11:45 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of I-49 and East Butcher Switch Road regarding a single vehicle crash. A witness advised traffic investigators that a 1999 white Ford Mustang was traveling north on I-49, when he attempted to switch... more »
April 22, 2010 5:22 PM
One person is recovering tonight after being hit by a car.
It happened around 4 this afternoon at Johnston and Ambasssador Caffrey.
The pedestrian was crossing Johnston Street when the car struck him. He's said to have minor to moderate injuries.
The pedestrian will be ticketed for... more »
April 20, 2010 6:15 PM
On April 20, 2010, at 12:45am, officers with the Carencro Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash in the 3400 Block of N.W. Evangeline Thruway.
April Fusilier, 34, of Rayne, Louisiana was heading south on I-49. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off roadway right, which caused the... more »
April 5, 2010 4:59 PM
A single car with three occupants traveling on Sugar Mill Road by the intersection of N. Landry, near the railroad tracks, was traveling too fast, lost control around a curve, skidded, broadsided a utility pole and flipped. 1 occupant was pick up by airmed and taken to Lafayette General. The... more »
March 17, 2010 6:01 PM
Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D investigated a two vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Deridder man on US 190 near Milepost 8.5.
Killed in the crash was forty-eight year old Stephen E. Curry of Deridder. Curry was killed when the vehicle he was driving... more »
March 15, 2010 7:39 PM
Today, Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives investigated a disturbance that occurred on Paulette St. in Crowley, LA.
According to investigating troopers shortly before 1:00 p.m., Lisa Broussard (W/F 35years old) was involved in a disturbance at 153 Paulette St. in Crowley, LA. The initial investigation indicated that Broussard... more »
March 15, 2010 3:48 PM
One man is in critical condition this morning after his motorcycle collided with a van last night in Scott. There were four men in the van who were uninjured. It happened just after 10:15 last night on Interstate 10.
March 2, 2010 4:02 PM
On February 27, 2010 The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives received information on vehicle burglaries that were occurring within the city of New Iberia, predominately in the Oak Street and Parkview area. Detectives conducted surveillance in the vicinity the burglars were taking place. A vehicle matching the description of the... more »
February 26, 2010 8:54 AM
JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Jennings man has been found shot to death inside his vehicle parked on a vacant lot. Police reportedly found the body of Kenneth Pelican late Wednesday night in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Police Chief Johnny Lassiter said he had been shot once... more »
February 25, 2010 4:11 PM
On February 24, 2010, at approximately 8:10 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a parking lot at 301 Doucet Road regarding a car burglary in progress. The suspect was observed entering the victim's vehicle by way of the passenger side door. The suspect jumped into a silver... more »
February 24, 2010 1:33 PM
Angelle Carty W/F 25 of Jennings and Gary Thomas 51 of Lake Charles, were observed at a local car wash sitting in their car for an extended time. Officer Ryan Courville ran the tag on the car and discovered that the tag on the car had been switched for another... more »
January 13, 2010 6:26 PM
State Police report the death of 30-year-old Guy Blanchard of Breaux Bridge due to a single-car crash.
This afternoon at around 2:15, Troopers responded to Hwy 347 near parks where a single car accident had occurred.
The driver, Guy Blanchard failed to negotiate an upcoming turn and went... more »
December 18, 2009 6:13 PM
A traffic accident on I-10 between Lafayette and Breaux Bridge has blocked the eastbound lanes by mile marker 105. The accident involved three cars one of which is reportedly on fire. State Police tell us one person has been critically injured in this crash.
December 18, 2009 10:54 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old woman accused of leaving her infant daughter in a running car with the heater on for five hours in 2008 is fit to stand trial.
State District Judge Thomas Duplantier on Thursday said that doctors found Natalie Thornton capable of standing trial for... more »
December 15, 2009 4:17 PM
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating a slue of car burglaries that occurred on Monday Evening, between the hours of 9:00 pm and 3:00 am.
The 9 victimized vehicles were parked at 7 different establishments within the City of Lafayette. Suspect(s) entered the vehicles by shattering windows. Property taken... more »