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  • Louisiana man held in fatal SW Indiana shooting

    June 21, 2014 4:32 PM

    PRINCETON, Ind. (AP) - Police in southwestern Indiana have arrested a Louisiana man who they say fatally shot another man in the head during a fight outside a home. Fifty-three-year-old Claude Arender of Choushatta, Louisiana, was being held Saturday on $500,000 bond in the Gibson County Jail in Princeton, about... more »
  • Charges filed after fatal Arvada crash

    May 31, 2014 4:15 PM

    GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - A 29-year-old Louisiana man accused of causing a fatal crash in the Denver suburb of Arvada has been charged with vehicular homicide. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office says Codey Daniel Trahan also is facing charges of vehicular assault, driving under the influence, as well as... more »
  • Fatal 4 Wheeler Crash on Wagon Trail Rd near Cankton

    May 17, 2014 1:34 PM

    Just before 1 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, Lafayette Parish emergency personnel received a call concerning an ATV crash in the 500 block of Wagon Trail Road. When deputies arrived, it was determined that for unknown reasons a four-wheeler traveling on a roadway exited the roadway to the right... more »
  • Fatal Crash in Scott

    February 7, 2014 6:57 AM

    A single vehicle accident has left one person dead. The crash happened just after 3 a.m. Friday, February 7, between the 500 and 600 block of Rue des Babineaux Road in Scott. Authorities say the car veered off the roadway and struck a tree. The name of the victim will... more »
  • Fatal accident in St. James Parish

    November 29, 2013 8:36 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - A Gonzales woman was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident on Louisiana Highway 70 in St. James Parish. State police say in a news release that 48-year-old Griselda B. Davis died in the accident. State police spokesman Trooper First Class Jared L. Sandifer says the accident... more »
  • Bond set for suspects in fatal store shooting

    November 11, 2013 10:13 AM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - Bossier City police say a customer walked into the Exxon Food Fast convenience store over the weekend and found the clerk dead behind the check-out-counter. KSLA TV reports the suspect, 22-year-old Adrian Little, was booked into the Bossier Maximum Security facility Saturday night. Bond was... more »
  • Motorcyclist Killed In Lafayette Crash

    November 7, 2013 9:43 PM

    A 56 year old motorcyclist was killed after a crash Thursday nigth in Lafayette. It happened on the Evangeline Thruway near Lafayette Regional Airport. Witnesses tell Lafayette Police that two motorcycles were travelling north on the thruway in the outside lane. As as they were passing a car, witnesses... more »
  • Pilot's Name Released in Fatal Helicopter Crash

    October 10, 2013 1:20 PM

    The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office is releasing the name of the pilot who died in a helicopter crash Wednesday morning. Chief Medicolegal Death Investigator Mark Bone says 47-year-old Patrick Becnel from Belle Chase died after crashing in the Gulf of Mexico about 30 miles northeast of Venice. In... more »
  • Identies Released in Fatal Lafayette Crash

    July 22, 2013 10:04 AM

    The 5-year-old killed in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Lafayette has been identified as Alajah Davis. According to a release from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department, evidence at the scene indicates that a crossover vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Jerica Cawthorne was heading north on Robley Drive. They believe... more »
  • Ponchatoula man indicted in fatal shooting

    June 25, 2013 8:48 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - A Tangipahoa Parish grand jury has indicted an 18-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old woman that led to a two-day search. The Advocate reports Ryan Pourciau, of Ponchatoula, was charged Monday with one count of second-degree murder. He is scheduled for arraignment June... more »
  • Fatal Shooting in Opelousas

    April 25, 2013 3:53 AM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a fatal shooting. The incident happened at Park avenue and Frilot street just before midnight last night. Norris Truit, 24 years old, was shot once in the chest by an unknown suspect. Truit was taken to Opelousas General shortly after being shot. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • Dozens hurt in fatal Texas fertilizer plant blast

    April 18, 2013 4:46 AM

    WEST, Texas (AP) - A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant near Waco on Wednesday injured dozens of people and killed an unknown number of others, leaving the factory a smoldering ruin and leveling buildings for blocks in every direction. The explosion at West Fertilizer in downtown West, a community... more »
  • Search is on for Man Accused of Skipping Trial

    March 26, 2013 6:43 PM

    A nationwide alert is on for a man who walked out of the Lafayette Parish Courthouse, just before his trial Monday for vehicular homicide. Wade Lohse is accused of killing 29-year-old Cacie Barras. Toxicology test results show he was impaired when he crashed into her vehicle. Deputies issued a... more »
  • Man indicted in fatal drive-by shooting

    December 6, 2012 10:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 32-year-old Baton Rouge man has been indicted in the Sept. 5 drive-by shooting death of a 27-year-old man. The Advocate reports an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury on Wednesday charged Jermaine Remond Williams with second-degree murder in the death of David Atkins. Police... more »
  • Update: House Fire on Ambroise

    October 10, 2012 7:27 AM

    A Lafayette resident died just after 2:30 Wednesday morning, after a fire broke out in the victim's home. Around 2:36 a.m. the owner, Mr.Erving McZeal, reported a fire at 99 Ambroise street. When firefighters arrived on scene there was light smoke coming from the dwelling. Fire officials found the... more »
  • Update: Jennings Fire on E. Willis

    October 2, 2012 7:25 AM

    Just after midnight Tuesday morning, emergency officials were called to the scene of a major house fire on E Willis Street in Jennings. Officials say 3 people were in the house at the time that the fire broke out. Two of the people escaped, one handicapped man died in the... more »
  • Fire damages abbey in St. Tammany

    September 26, 2012 9:56 AM

    ST. BENEDICT, La. (AP) - The state fire marshal say a fire broke out early Wednesday morning in the dormitory of the St. Joseph Abbey in St. Tammany Parish where 65 people were sleeping. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said one person suffered smoke inhalation. Otherwise, he said everyone safely evacuated... more »
  • Community Mourns Crossing Guard's Death

    September 6, 2012 6:23 PM

    The community of Vidrine in Evangeline Parish is mourning the after 60-year-old Reserve Deputy John Granger of Reddell was struck by a car this morning. This all happening near Vidrine Elementary at the intersection of LA-10 and Tiger Lane. Troopers say a vehicle turning onto LA-10 was broadsided and... more »
  • Bike ride honors Calcasieu fatal accident victim

    July 16, 2012 11:13 AM

    MOSS BLUFF, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish bicycle riders gathered for a memorial ride after a weekend accident killed a Moss Bluff physician. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's officials say Dr. Mario Beltran, was riding his bicycle early Saturday when a pickup truck struck him from behind. Charges against the driver were... more »
  • Iberia Parish: Fatal Accident

    June 9, 2012 3:03 PM

    Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Jefferson Island Road near Norris Road shortly after 11:00 last night. The driver of a pick up truck was pronounced dead on the scene, there was no one else in the vehicle. The identity of the victim is being withheld until... more »
  • Teen arrested in fatal shooting

    June 4, 2012 8:12 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Alexandria police have booked a 16-year-old with second-degree murder. Police tell The Town Talk officers were called around 9:50 p.m. Saturday in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers discovered that during a disturbance between several people, a 19-year-old Alexandria man had suffered a gunshot wound.... more »
  • Fatal Hit and Run

    May 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    State Police are investigation a hit-and-run crash on LA Highway 675 near Leon Landry Road which claimed the life of a New Iberia man. According to troopers, last night shortly before 9:00 p.m., 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was walking south on LA 675. An unknown vehicle was traveling... more »
  • Convent man arrested in fatal shooting

    May 16, 2012 10:28 AM

    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - St. James Parish deputies have arrested a Convent man in connection with a shooting at the Magnolia Housing Complex in Vacherie that left one man dead and a woman wounded. Sheriff Willy Martin tells The Advocate 26-year-old Joseph Monroe Johnson was booked Monday with first-degree murder... more »
  • House Fire in Ville Platte

    May 15, 2012 6:30 AM

    Evangeline emergency and fire officials are on the scene of a fatal house fire in Ville Platte. The flames engulfed the residence on Hickory street just after 1am Tuesday morning. Officials are reporting that there were two residents in the home when the fire started, but only one... more »
  • Mother Charged with Four Counts of Negligent Homicide

    April 23, 2012 12:11 AM

    In Rayne an overnight fire killed four children, all under the age of 8 and their mother is under arrest. Shaqueta McDade is looking at four counts of negligent homicide and police say her children were home alone when the fire started. "It was so bad. It was like... more »
  • Westlake Man Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    March 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    A Westlake man died in a two vehicle crash involving a motorcycle. Troop D respoded to the call this morning on Highway 379 about 2 miles west of Westlake. Drivers were attempting to pass an 18-wheeler that had stopped at a railroad track, when one driver struck the motorcycle driven... more »
  • 2 teens linked with fatal shooting released

    March 15, 2012 8:59 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Two of the six friends who were with a 15-year-old who was shot dead in Raceland have pleaded no contest to reduced charges and will not have to serve jail time. The Daily Comet reports one of the teenagers, an 11th-grader at Thibodaux High, appeared in... more »
  • 14-year-old's fatal shooting ruled accidental

    March 12, 2012 10:26 AM

    BOGALUSA, La. (AP) - The bullet that killed a 14-year-old Covington boy apparently was fired when he slung a cocked and loaded .22-caliber rifle over his shoulder and it went off, hitting him in the back of the head, the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office says. Evidence fits witness accounts of... more »
  • Man accused in fatal shooting, motel standoff dies

    March 12, 2012 5:57 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old has died three days after a police standoff followed a killing and other attacks in Lake Charles Police tell the American Press that Felton Watson of Lake Charles died Saturday in a hospital where he was taken after suffering seizures during questioning on... more »
  • Sheriff: 3 arrested in fatal home invasion

    March 7, 2012 7:47 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three of four people wanted in the home invasion-robbery and slayings of three people the night of Feb. 18 in an apparent plan to steal rare gold and silver coins. Sheriff Jeff Wiley told The Advocate the suspects are Michael... more »
  • Man gets probation for fatal crash

    March 1, 2012 5:47 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - State District Judge Clayton Davis has sentenced a Sulphur man to five years' probation after he pleaded guilty to negligent homicide in connection with a 2010 fatal traffic crash. The American Press reports Ethen Lester Kelley, 21, was scheduled to stand trial Wednesday. But prosecutor... more »
  • Fatal Accident Involving a Pedestrian

    February 22, 2012 5:11 AM

    At approximately 2:46 this morning on 6879 Johnston Street near Aqueduct Rd, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle. According to witnesses the person was hit by someone driving a white pick up truck. No further details at this time, state police are investigating. More details to come on... more »
  • Jeff Davis Parish: Fatal Accident

    February 12, 2012 5:11 PM

    An early morning accident claims the life of a Lake Charles man. It happened on I-10 near U.S. Highway 165 east of Iowa. 27 year old Joshua Payns, was raveling east on I-10 when he ran into the rear of an 18-wheeler driven by 23-year-old Ali M. Yasuf of... more »
  • Evangeline Parish: Fatal Accident

    February 5, 2012 8:30 PM

    In Evangeline parish a single vehicle crash claims the life of an Opelousas man. Troopers say 74-year-old Paul Johnson of Opelousas was driving east on LA 104 and for unknown reasons lost control of his vehicle in a curve and struck a tree. Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt, and... more »
  • Early Morning Fight Leaves One Dead

    February 4, 2012 8:07 AM

    A 19 year old male is dead after suffering several stab wounds in a fight early Saturday morning. Just after two o'clock, Lafayette Police Officers working in the parking lot of Café Habana City, located in the 900 block of Bertrand Drive, responded to a fight in front of... more »
  • Fatal motorcycle ax in St. Landry

    January 6, 2012 10:31 AM

    Louisiana State Police Troop I are investigating a fatal motorcycle wreck that happened in St. Landry Parish last night. On LA-104, near Minny Road, around 5:50 p.m., 32 year old Chadwick Soileau of Opelousas was driving a 2004 Suzuki motorcycle west. Soileau ran off the right side of the... more »
  • Deadly Start to 2012

    January 2, 2012 12:28 AM

    The new year holiday marked by tragedy this weekend with three deadly accidents all in the last three days. It definitely was a busy weekend for emergency officials across Acadiana. Friday and Saturday there was a fatal crash in Lafayette, and Sunday morning was the first fatal accident for... more »
  • UPDATE: Officer Involved in Fatal Shooting at Campus Crossings Apartments

    December 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    A twenty one year old Carencro male is dead after an officer involved shooting in Lafayette. This all happening around 9:30 Friday night at Campus Crossings Apartments on Theatre Street, off of Congress Street, near the Cajun Dome. Officers were called to the complex for an alleged armed robbery.... more »
  • Soccer Team Mourns Loss of Teammate

    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 »
  • Name Released in Fatal Accident

    October 16, 2011 11:40 PM

    We now know the name of the victim involved in the fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 90 Sunday evening. Louisiana State Police say that 35 year old Jeremy Latiola of New Iberia was traveling on US 90 Eastbound when he hit the back of an 18-Wheeler. Troopers say the... more »
  • St. Landry Bicycle Accident Fatal

    October 12, 2011 9:07 AM

    In St. Landry Parish, a fatal crash happens on Interstate 49 frontage road. A bicycle was being riden close to the center line along side of another bicycle on the Interstate 49 frontage road. That is when a pick up truck was southbound on the frontage road approaching the bicycles... more »
  • Bridge Closed Due to Fatal Accident

    September 10, 2011 12:16 AM

    The Atchafalya Basin Bridge West Bound is closed at this time due to a fatal accident at mile marker 132. Louisiana State Police is on scene and say at least two cars are involved in the crash and it is unknown if there are any other injuries. Troopers... 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 »
  • Days of Rain Turn Into Fatal East Coast Flooding

    September 9, 2011 6:29 AM

    WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - Days of rainfall from what had been Tropical Storm Lee inundated a wide portion of Pennsylvania and other northeastern states Thursday, pouring into basements and low-lying homes and forcing tens of thousands of people to seek higher ground. At least seven were left dead. The damage... more »
  • One Dead in Fire

    August 20, 2011 3:01 PM

    At 7:21 this morning, Lafayette and Carencro fire officials were called out to 224 Printemps Road on Carencro to investigate a fire at Thunder Ridge Farms. Upon arrival, Lafayette Sheriff deputies were on the scene. Sheriff officials were originally called out to a medical emergency situation. When deputies arrived, they... more »
  • One Dead, One Injured in Late Night Crash

    July 24, 2011 12:07 PM

    One person is dead and one is injured after a single vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish. The crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night in the 1300 Block of Herman Dupuis Road. Investigators say twenty-year-old Jude Barras of Parks lost control of his car, leaving the roadway, struck a... more »
  • Teenager Dies in Crash

    July 23, 2011 10:16 AM

    On July 21, 2011, at approximately 10:30 p.m., troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single-vehicle crash on Foreman Road near Trahan Road in Beauregard Parish that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman from Longville. Investigating troopers report that a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer driven by... more »
  • Update: Cypremort Point Drowning

    July 17, 2011 11:50 PM

    A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly. A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
  • Early Morning Crash Leaves One Dead

    July 10, 2011 12:20 PM

    One person is dead after a single vehicle crash in Evangeline Parish. It all happened around 4:00 Sunday morning. Troopers say, seventeen year old Jeannine Shafer of Ville Platte was traveling on LA 106 when she lost control of her car. For unknown reasons, Shafer crossed the center line... more »
  • One Dead, One Charged with Second Degree Murder

    July 3, 2011 1:18 PM

    On July 3, 2011, at approximately 1:00 am, Lafayette Police responded to 130 Northern Avenue regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they discovered the victim, a 36 year old male of Lafayette, lying on the ground with 2 gunshot wounds to the chest. According to witnesses, the victim and the... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Domestic Dispute

    July 3, 2011 1:14 PM

    The Lafayette Police Department has released the name of the man who died of a gunshot wound. Forty-nine year old Michael Davis died Saturday. Police say a domestic dispute started on Willow Street between a man and a woman. They both then got into separate cars fleeing the area.... more »
  • Domestic Dispute Turns Deadly

    July 2, 2011 11:35 PM

    A dispute on the roadways led to a shooting and a crash, leaving one man dead. This all happening in Lafayette at around four o'clock Saturday near the intersection of University and Simcoe. Two cars were involved, a man and a woman in two separate vehicles, and police... more »
  • UPDATE: I-10 Fatal Accident

    June 19, 2011 12:30 PM

    One person is dead after a two vehicle crash on I-10 Saturday night. The accident happened near the I-10, I-49 interchange at exit 103-A around 11:00. Investigators say a vehicle was traveling west bound on I-10 and lost control, crossed the median, and struck a jeep on I-10 Eastbound... more »
  • One Dead After I-10 Accident

    June 19, 2011 2:31 AM

    One person is dead after a two vehicle accident on I-10 Eastbound in Lafayette. The accident happened around 10:30 Saturday evening near exit 103-A. Lafayette Police are not releasing the name of those in the accident at this time. Keep it tuned to KATC and for the... more »
  • Fatal Crash in Acadia Parish

    June 18, 2011 2:01 PM

    In Acadia Parish Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle fatal crash on US 90 between Midland and Esterwood. The crash claimed the life of a Morse man. According to investigating troopers, on June 17, 2011, at 3:12 p.m., a 2005 Chevrolet truck driven by 52-year-old Burton... more »
  • Local Farmer discovers the body of a Motorcyclist

    June 18, 2011 1:55 PM

    One is dead after a single vehicle crash in Acadia Parish. On June 17, 2011, at 1:49 p.m., Troop I was notified of a motorcycle in an irrigation canal. The motorcycle was discovered by a local farmer who then called police. During the investigation troopers gathered evidence indicating that... more »
  • UPDATE: 2 People Dead, Driver Arrested on Fourth Offense DWI

    June 12, 2011 10:41 AM

    Two people are now dead after a wreck last weekend. Twenty-three year old Emily Landry passed away around one Sunday morning at a Lafayette hospital. The crash first happened last Saturday on LA 82 South of Abbeville. Troopers say that the driver of the vehicle, 52 year old... more »
  • One Dead, Driver Arrested on DWI Fourth Offense

    June 4, 2011 11:46 AM

    An early morning crash claims the life of an Abbeville man. The crash happened just after one am on LA 82 South of Abbeville. Troopers say that the driver of the vehicle, 52 year old Gregory Menard attempted to pass several cars in a no passing zone, and collided... more »
  • Navy CPO Arrested in Wife's Fatal Stabbing in La.

    May 30, 2011 7:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a Navy chief petty officer stationed in Virginia has been arrested and faces charges in the fatal stabbing of his wife - possibly with a pen. Officer Williams of the New Orleans police says a first-degree murder warrant accuses 43-year-old David Hugh... more »
  • Two Dead After Single Vehicle Accident: Police Searching for Driver

    May 28, 2011 9:30 PM

    Two people are dead after a single vehicle accident and police are still searching for the driver. The accident happened at milepost 42 in northern St. Landry Parish just after 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, entered the grass median,... more »
  • Single Car Crash Leaves One Dead

    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 »
  • Man Charged in Fatal Bar Fight

    May 13, 2011 9:06 AM

    RACINE, Wis. (AP) - A Louisiana man is charged with reckless homicide in a fatal altercation outside a bar in southeastern Wisconsin. Prosecutors in Racine County say 32-year-old Larry Dunn of Houma, La., struck Andrew Schuckman outside Peg & Lou's Bar & Grill in Racine early Tuesday, causing him to... more »
  • Armed Robbery Turned Murder in Ville Platte

    May 7, 2011 11:29 PM

    A murder investigation underway in Ville Platte. According to Evangeline it all started with an armed robbery at a nail salon on West Main Street Friday night. The paper reports a man broke into the business and fired several shots, hitting the store owner who later died.... more »
  • Update to Deadly Friday Night Crash

    April 24, 2011 10:59 AM

    Louisiana State Troopers are continuing their investigation into a bad crash in Vermilion Parish that left a man dead. According to investigators, 76 year old Minos Baudoin was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Upon arrival, emergency personnel removed the seatbelt before State Police arrived. ... more »
  • Motorcyclist Dead After Acadia Parish Crash

    April 24, 2011 12:15 AM

    A motorcyclist is dead after a two vehicle crash on LA 1111 near LA 1112 in Acadia Parish. Troopers say 35-year-old Robert Hollier of Crowley crossed the center line on Highway 1111, colliding head-on with an oncoming car. Hollier was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced... more »
  • Friday Night Crash Leaves One Dead

    April 24, 2011 12:04 AM

    A bad crash in Vermilion Parish leaves a man dead. It happened Friday night just after 8 at the intersection of LA 3267 and John Hardy Drive. According to troopers, 76-year-old Minos Baudoin of Abbeville ran the stop sign at the intersection and was broadsided by an oncoming vehicle.... more »
  • Early Morning Fatal on I-49

    April 17, 2011 1:55 PM

    An early morning accident claims the life of an Opelousas man. Just after 5am Sunday morning, a vehicle traveling south on I-49, north of Sunset, lost control, flipping over several times. The front passenger was unrestrained and was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger came to a rest in... more »
  • Crash Claims the Life of Woman

    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 »
  • New Orleans Police: 5 Teens Shot in Bar, 1 Dead

    March 13, 2011 10:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Police say a gunman apparently opened fire on teenagers attending a party in a New Orleans bar and fled, leaving one 18-year-old man dead and four other teens wounded. Police said early Sunday a 16-year-old girl was in critical condition and two other girls ages 14... more »
  • Name Released in Fatal Tornado

    March 6, 2011 12:04 AM

    Among all the damage in Rayne Saturday, at least twelve injuries and one death. A young mother, Jalisa Granger, was in her home when a tree came crashing down. The victim's uncle spoke with KATC's Tracy Wirtz. Click on the video attached for more details.
  • Jennings Man Dead After Trailer Fire

    February 4, 2011 11:10 AM

    A Jennings man is dead this morning following a trailer fire last night in Acadia Parish. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon says that Thursday evening deputies responded to a report of a camper on fire on Hackberry Lane near Jennings. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, deputies... more »
  • Fatal Fire in Acadia Parish

    February 3, 2011 11:48 PM

    The Acadia Parish Fire District # 3 was dispatched tonight at 7:32pm, to 145 Hackberry Lane in Evangeline Louisiana. When the fire crews arrived minutes later, they discovered a mobile home fully involved in flames. They quickly controlled the blaze in approximately 15 minutes. Firefighters searched and discovered the body... more »
  • Breaux Bridge Fatal Accident

    January 30, 2011 11:40 PM

    One person was killed in car crash in Breaux Bridge. It happened on East Bridge Street on the bridge at around six Sunday night. Police say the crash involved two vehicles, Chad Bourque, of Breaux Bridge was killed and two others were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.... more »
  • Fatal Late Night Crash Outside of Opelousas

    January 23, 2011 1:48 PM

    33 year old Kenneth Credeur, of Opelousas was killed Saturday night, when he lost control of his car while driving on Highway 103 near Boy Road, outside of Opelousas. Both he and his passenger---Dana Hudson of Arnaudville were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle. Hudson... more »
  • I-49 Crash Turns Deadly

    January 23, 2011 1:19 PM

    A three month old is dead after a single vehicle accident on I-49 Saturday. A van carrying 10 people...four adults and six children flipped over after the driver lost control. Everyone inside was ejected from the van including a three month old child. Two people were listed in critical... more »
  • Fatal Crash in Carencro

    January 17, 2011 1:08 AM

    A deadly scene in Carencro... It happened on LA 1252 near Melancon Road around 5 o'clock Sunday evening. Troopers say a single vehicle veered off the road and into a culvert. 40-year old Marcus Sonnier died in the crash. Officials believe alcohol was involved.
  • Fatal House Fire in Crowley

    January 9, 2011 4:40 PM

    State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced today that a Crowley man died in his home as the result of a fire. The Crowley Fire Department was dispatched at 2:59am to 1815 James Street. Firefighters entered the burning building and found the body of Bryan Alcock (Dob. 3-29-1966). He... more »
  • Church Point Man Killed in Weekend Crash

    January 9, 2011 4:37 PM

    Saturday, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash involving a motorcycle on LA 356 near Hypolite Road that claimed the life of a Church Point man. According to troopers, on January 8, 2011, shortly before 1:00 a.m., a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by 53-year-old Darrell Wilson... more »
  • Kaplan Man Dies in Single Vehicle Crash

    January 2, 2011 3:17 PM

    From State Police: This morning, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on LA 13 north of Kaplan. The crash claimed the life of a Kaplan man. According to investigating troopers, on January 2, 2011, about 4:15 a.m., 33-year-old Corey Mayeux of Kaplan, LA, was driving... more »
  • Man Charged with Vehicular Homicide after Passenger Dies in Crash

    January 2, 2011 3:14 PM

    Louisiana State Police have charged a New Iberia man with vehicular homicide and other charges after a crash that killed a 17-year-old Jeanerette woman. Troopers said the New Year's Day wreck happened about 9 p.m., when 34-year-old Terry Joseph was driving a 2007 Chevrolet truck west on Louisiana 96. Police... more »
  • Crash Involving Horse Leaves One Man Dead

    January 1, 2011 1:04 PM

    From State Police: Early this morning, Louisiana State Police Troop D investigated a single vehicle crash involving a horse on I-10 Westbound at milepost 53. A Pasadena, California man dies as a result of the crash. According to investigating troopers, on January 1, 2011, at 12:23 a.m., a 2001 Mazda... more »
  • Rollover Crash near Jennings Kills Unrestrained Driver

    December 24, 2010 12:21 PM

    JENNINGS - Last night, at 8:02 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on the Interstate 10 North Frontage Road just east of Louisiana Highway 102 (North Cutting Avenue) near Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish that claimed the life of a Crowley man. ... more »
  • Crowley Man Killed in Overnight Accident

    December 24, 2010 11:53 AM

    Press Release: Last night, at 8:02 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on the Interstate 10 North Frontage Road just east of Louisiana Highway 102 (North Cutting Avenue) near Jennings in Jefferson Davis Parish that claimed the life of a Crowley man. Preliminary... more »
  • Slidell Man Dies in Late Night Fire

    December 24, 2010 11:46 AM

    Baton Rouge LA: State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced this morning, that a Slidell man has died in his home as the result of a smoldering fire that is believed to be accidental in nature. On December 23, 2010, St. Tammany Parish Fire District #1 was dispatched to... more »
  • Deadly Weekend on Acadiana Roads

    December 5, 2010 7:29 PM

    State Police are investigating five fatal crashes this weekend across Acadiana. The latest happened around 6:00 Sunday night on I-49 North, near mile marker 21.5. Two vehicles were involved and troopers say one person has been killed. There are no road closures to report. In Eunice, an Elton... more »
  • Abbeville Woman Killed in Lafayette Parish Crash

    November 28, 2010 8:19 PM

    A bad crash at the intersection of Verot School Road and Savoy Road in Youngsville has left an Abbeville woman dead. 65 year old Bobbie Tinker was a passenger in a car headed south on Verot, when State Police say the driver of a pickup truck disregarded a stop sign... more »
  • Fatal Motorcycle Crash

    October 31, 2010 11:38 PM

    One person is dead after a motorcycle accident in Stephensville. Deputies say, a motorcycle traveling north on LA 997 crossed the center the line, when it was struck by a vehicle coming in the other direction. The motorcyclist, 19-year-old Blake Mayon, was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Shreveport Man Booked in Fatal Hit and Run

    October 26, 2010 12:27 PM

    BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A 36-year-old Shreveport man has been arrested after the vehicle he was driving struck and killed a 66-year-old woman on I-20 in Bossier City. The Times reports Antonio Diaz was booked into the Bossier City Jail late Monday night on charges of vehicular homicide, DWI... more »
  • Update on Fatal Hit and Run

    October 23, 2010 10:00 PM

    An update on a fatal hit and run crash this week in Saint Mary Parish. State Police are looking for a gold or pewter colored Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon, model years 1999-2002. Troopers believe the driver struck and killed a Florida man as he walked on the side... more »
  • Sulphur Woman Dies in Interstate 10 Crash

    October 15, 2010 8:39 AM

    SULPHUR, LA - Last night, at 7:42 p.m., troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 10 west of Sulphur that claimed the life of a Sulphur woman. According to investigating troopers, a 2003 Cadillac driven by 59-year-old Sandra H. Hudnall of... more »
  • Ark. deputy on leave after fatal shooting

    October 12, 2010 9:48 PM

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a Louisiana man fatally shot by a Miller County, Ark., sheriff's deputy was active in trying to keep people off property he believed was his, and often appeared with a pistol on each hip. Miller County officials say the deputy sheriff, so far not... more »
  • Fatal Accident in Iberia Parish

    October 11, 2010 11:12 AM

    Last night, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a two vehicle crash on LA 679 at LA 345. The crash claimed the life of a New Iberia woman. According to investigating troopers, on October 11, 2010, shortly after 8:00 p.m., a 1999 Ford truck driven by 36-year-old Delmus Bonin of... more »
  • Double Fatal Crash in Iberia Parish

    October 10, 2010 11:24 PM

    Two people are killed in a crash in Iberia Parish. The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 679 and 345 between New Iberia and Saint Martinville. No other information is available, but keep it tuned to KATC and for the very latest on this developing story.

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