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  • Police Investigating Rash of Car Burglaries

    September 3, 2013 7:57 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department is investigating more than thirty car burglaries in the last four days. The most recent hit was this morning off West Bayou Parkway and Charles Read where more than 15 cars were broken into. Early Sunday morning, items were stolen from three cars on Acadian... more »
  • Police Shooting Deputies Wound Drug Suspect Who Struck 2 Cars

    July 28, 2012 2:30 PM

    JEFFERSON, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies acting on a tip about drug activity shot a Westwego man after he intentionally crashed his car into a police car, injuring a deputy. Col. John Fortunato said it happened Friday night. Deputies had positioned cars around a parking... more »
  • Highway 11 closed to cars due to malfunction

    June 28, 2012 7:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Highway 11 bridge spanning Lake Pontchartrain between New Orleans and Slidell is closed to vehicular traffic while workers try to fix the malfunctioning draw bridge. The state Department of Transportation and Development said Wednesday that the draw bridge remains raised so marine traffic can pass.... more »
  • 5 Vehicles Discovered in Vermilion River

    June 13, 2011 9:54 PM

    After combing the bottom of the Vermilion River at Rotary Point Monday morning, dive teams with with Calsasieu Parish and Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Offices discovered five vehicles. Major Art Lebreton says it all started Saturday when a woman called 911 to get help after accidentally driving her suv off of... more »
  • SUV Vandalism Delays Replacement of Squad Cars

    May 8, 2011 11:57 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Two days after the Thibodaux Police Department bought 11 new SUVs, someone slashed 34 of the tires on the Chevrolet Tahoes. Chief Scott Silverii tells The Daily Comet he had planned to add the vehicles to the fleet by the middle of this week - replacing... more »
  • 62 Cars Vandalized Overnight in Lafayette, Victims Speak Out

    May 2, 2011 3:32 AM

    Lafayette police are investigating an apparent vandalism spree that took place Sunday morning. Many residents at two separate apartment complexes woke to find their cars keyed and their tires slashed. KATC'S Chris Welty spoke with victims and one of the men that had his name etched into several cars.... more »
  • Abbeville Chief Plans to Know Where Cars Are

    July 28, 2010 7:08 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - Abbeville's new police chief says he's going to put GPS units in squad cars to keep tabs on whether his officers are patrolling, speeding, or idle for hours. Chief Tony Hardy, who took office three weeks ago, says he's had complaints about speeding police cars. He... more »
  • Dangerous Heat in Cars

    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 »
  • Mich. Gov: Electric Cars to Create 62,000 Jobs

    July 14, 2010 8:33 PM

    Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says the next generation of electric cars and their batteries will create 62,000 jobs in the state over the next decade. Granholm made the prediction Wednesday, a day before President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit a groundbreaking ceremony for a battery plant outside Grand Rapids.... more »
  • Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Vehicles in Lydia Robberies

    April 16, 2010 5:16 PM

    Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office were able to obtain a composite sketch of a suspect in the recent burglaries around the Patoutville and Lydia area. One of the suspects appears to be between 40 and 50 years old, black male. Witnesses have seen multiple vehicles possibly... more »
  • Lafayette Patrol Cars Soon Equipped With Cameras

    March 24, 2010 11:23 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette patrol cars will soon be equipped with dashboard cameras, an initiative that police say could serve to protect residents and officers. Police have been awarded $359,000 in federal stimulus money to install about 70 dashboard cameras in police units. The City-Parish Council on Tuesday formally... more »
  • Car Break-Ins at Heymann Center

    December 13, 2009 6:45 PM

    Seven cars were broken into during the Saturday night showing of the Nutcracker at the Heymann Center. Each car's passenger side window was smashed in and valuables taken out of the vehicles. Theresa Rohloff and her daughter Jennifer are some of the victims. Jennifer's bag containing her dance supplies... more »
  • Courtesy Motors Honored

    October 23, 2009 10:10 AM

    Congratulations to Courtesy Motors of Lafayette, they have been recognized by Motor Trend. The company is being honored for it's program that helps used car owners by providing a 7-point inspection. The program is to help assure drivers they are getting a quality vehicle.

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