August 13, 2013 7:06 PM
Blighted properties are becoming a growing eye sore in dozens of Lafayette Parish neighborhoods and it's an ongoing battle with the city to hold property owners accountable.
One house on Patton Street off North Washington is boarded up and the yard is overgrown. Neighbors say they report the issues,... more »
July 19, 2013 8:34 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Police say three people have been found dead in a Shreveport home. Police spokesman Marcus Hines tells The Times a relative returning to the house Thursday night found a woman, her daughter and a man dead. Hines says the male was found in the living room... more »
June 3, 2013 6:33 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The manager of the T.R.E.E. House Children's Museum in Alexandria says anyone who says there's nothing to do in central Louisiana isn't looking hard enough. Kara Edwards says there are tons of places to visit and things to do. The Town Talk reports that an annual... more »
May 23, 2013 8:46 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 40-year-old corrections officer assigned to the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola has been arrested in a Livingston Parish home invasion case. Lori Steele, Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, tells The Advocate Maj. Deujon Shane Worsham and two other people were arrested in... more »
December 18, 2012 7:28 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Injured Tulane safety Devon Walker cannot get around on his own but will be home for the holidays, according to a statement from Tulane. "Devon is not yet mobile, but each day he continues the fight to get better," according to the statement released Monday by... more »
June 18, 2012 9:53 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 16-month-old girl struck by an SUV in the driveway of her home has died. Houma police tell The Courier 30-year-old Sandra Lopez-Barragan was backing out of her driveway Saturday when her vehicle struck her daughter, Jayce Salazar. The child was taken to Leonard Chabert Medical... more »
June 15, 2012 9:56 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney has asked a federal judge to suppress any evidence the government obtained through a "warrantless and illegal search" of his vehicle, office and safe. In a court document filed this week, Toney argues that the search was conducted by Ouachita Parish... more »
May 21, 2012 9:03 AM
BAKER, La. (AP) - A husband and wife have been accused of breaking the law by selling alcoholic beverages in a restaurant they created inside their home. Police Chief Mike Knaps says Alteen and William Profit created a makeshift restaurant in their home, complete with seating, a disc jockey booth... more »
April 18, 2012 5:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Four years ago, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation purchased a 12,500-square-foot funeral home at a sheriff's auction. The nonprofit didn't know exactly what to do with the historic two-story structure, but it was located in the same block as the foundation's headquarters and seemed... more »
March 30, 2012 9:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge is weighing whether to sentence a gravely ill New Orleans woman at her home for participating in a plot to pocket hundreds of thousands of dollars in government grant money earmarked for educational and charitable programs. Angela Coleman, a niece of former U.S.... more »
March 16, 2012 9:40 AM
DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - Running public relations interference for Bonnie and Clyde sounds like a bit of a long shot. But Decatur man Charles Flynn is very well-armed: A fascination with the bloody story of the first couple of crime and an encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of their tragic... more »
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 »
February 29, 2012 10:58 AM
BOSSIER CITY, la. (AP) - A Bossier City man was arrested after police say he returned to the scene of a hit-an-run accident. Police say 28-year-old Roderick Dewayne Lars smashed his car into the front of a house about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Witnesses told police that the vehicle veered off... more »
February 26, 2012 2:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heads up: Drones are going mainstream. Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or... more »
January 31, 2012 11:23 PM
Youngsville police are still looking Tuesday night for a home invasion suspect, while the other remains behind bars. Police arrested 22-year-old Gregory Lemelle early Tuesday morning. Police say officers located Lemelle hiding a few blocks from the scene after the homeowner fired two shots through the door to scare off... more »
January 27, 2012 12:04 AM
In Lafayette Parish, a mother and her four children are resting easier Thursday night, after police arrested two men accused of locking the children in a closet during a home invasion. What's more, one of the suspects used to be a family friend.
Aimee Bristow and her four children... more »
January 23, 2012 10:36 PM
Realtors report new numbers that show Acadiana's Housing market is on the upswing from 2010 to 2011.
Susan "I think the bottom line there is that Acadiana as a whole is up, there were more sales residentially and the Multiple Listing Service as a whole," said Susan Simmons, a... more »
January 19, 2012 10:01 PM
Four children were locked in a closet during a home invasion in Scott Monday night. Police said it happened at Acadian Acres Trailer Park, 1410 Westgate Road, around 7:30 p.m.
Scott Police are looking for two suspects, charged with breaking into a home, stealing a couple thousand dollars worth... more »
January 8, 2012 1:21 PM
Reported runaway, Desiree deLaunay of Lafayette is now home.
Her mother alerted KATC that Desiree returned home around 11:00 Sunday morning with the help of friends and news reports.
Desiree is only 15 years old and was reported as a runaway after she was last seen January 5th... more »
January 4, 2012 10:06 AM
DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (AP) - Livingston Parish sheriff's deputies say a 1-year old girl fell into a plastic goldfish pond and drowned after wandering away from her mother. Sheriff's office spokesman Perry Rushing says deputies were called to a home just outside of Denham Springs Monday afternoon to investigate a... more »
December 13, 2011 8:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Saints placekicker Garrett Hartley has purchased a new home for $1.1 million - a mansion in the English Turn area that was sold by Jim Bridger, the disgraced former general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad. The sale went through not long after Bridger... more »
December 11, 2011 9:13 PM
After a year in Afghanistan, almost 4,000 troops from the 4th Brigade 10th Mountain Division are finally all home, save 24 who lost their lives in service. To mark the homecoming, the city of Leesville, hometown to Fort Polk, hosted a huge party, ceremony and parade in their honor.
... more »
December 10, 2011 11:12 PM
Just in time for the holidays was a homecoming for soldiers based out of Fort Polk. In all, about 4-thousand soldiers were welcomed home today from Afghanistan, and quite the party was thrown in their honor.
Since September, they've been returning home in the hundreds. And finally, all of... more »
December 1, 2011 11:13 PM
A Lafayette family lost almost everything in a house fire Thursday morning. Lafayette Fire Department said the cause was a gas burning stove, which the family was using to heat the home.
"I just saw some flame that was coming up so I got up to go see what... more »
November 24, 2011 9:46 PM
A major fire destroys a Lafayette home on Thanksgiving Day.
Around 7 o'clock Thursday evening, the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a blaze in the twenty-five hundred block of Ambassador Caffery behind Everybody Rides. The mobile home was fully engulfed when crews arrived, and the fire did cause damage... more »
October 25, 2011 11:45 PM
With dusty boots and heavy packs, more than 300 men and women of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division arrived home Tuesday at the Alexandria International Airport. But before the bus ride back to Fort Polk where they're reunited with family, the soldiers go through debriefing. That's where... more »
October 15, 2011 11:30 PM
Dozens raced to Home Depot all to take a look at the number 20 Home Depot Nascar.
It made a stop at the Northside Home Depot Saturday in Lafayette. The car is an ex-Tony Stewart racecar that raced four years ago in Las Vegas.
The car was retired... more »
October 15, 2011 4:08 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Home Depot is closing its Baton Rouge call center by the end of next year. A phase out of 400 jobs will begin in the next few months. Stephen Holmes, spokesman for the chain of home improvement stores, tells the Advocate (http://bit.ly/olXgKV) the decision came... more »
October 2, 2011 11:32 AM
A special welcome for a United States Marine Saturday.
Cullen Crochet returned home from Afghanistan after being deployed for a year. He received a "Combat Meritorious Promotion" while in Afghanistan. Crochet's family lined West Bayou Parkway in Lafayette with American flags to welcome him home.
Crochet's grandfather, father,... more »
September 18, 2011 1:59 PM
It was a great night for the Cajuns' home-opener and just as good of an outcome on Saturday.
The Cajuns beating Nicholls state State 38-to-21, but before that, KATC'S Chris Welty caught up with die hard fans tailgating for the home-opener.
With the fight song in the air... more »
August 12, 2011 9:59 AM
LORANGER, La. (AP) - Officials say a 57-year-old woman was killed when she couldn't escape from a fire at her Loranger home. The State Fire Marshal's Office says the Loranger Fire Department responded to reports of a fire on La. Highway 40 about 1:15 p.m. Thursday. Officials say firefighters went... more »
June 17, 2011 9:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An early morning fire has damaged the home of former New Orleans Mayor Dutch Morial. Fire officials said the Friday morning blaze was called in at 4:41 a.m. The four-alarm blaze was under control by 6:30 a.m. Jacques Morial, Dutch Morial's son and brother of former... more »
June 15, 2011 10:49 AM
LONDON (AP) - Two men have been arrested near Joss Stone's home on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and murder, after reportedly being found in a car with swords, rope, a body bag and plans of the soul singer's secluded house. Stone said in a statement that she was "absolutely... more »
May 25, 2011 9:32 AM
Click here to reserve your St. Jude Dream Home ticket!
The students of Cathedral Carmel in downtown Lafayette gathered Monday to walk in support of one of their school mates. 12-year-old Alyssa Babineaux is a St. Jude patient who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in June of 2007. Neuroblastoma... more »
May 22, 2011 12:13 AM
Acadiana homes are a bit more safe after Saturday's Operation Save a Life event.
Dozens of fire fighters partnered up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's Office, Home Depot, and KATC. The event was all about the number one fire alert system, smoke detectors.
"We could have still... more »
May 5, 2011 11:35 AM
Hailey is a student at St. Genevieve in Lafayette. She is also a St. Jude patient. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in August of 2009, at which time she began a two-and-a-half year treatment protocol. St. Jude has discovered through nearly a half century of research that this... more »
April 24, 2011 12:20 AM
A local Saint made a stop in Acadiana Saturday afternoon.
Will Smith of the New Orleans Saints toured the 2011 St. Jude Dream Home located in Grand Point Subdivision in Lafayette. After his tour, Smith bought three tickets and he says people shouldn't think twice about donating to a... more »
April 11, 2011 12:24 AM
It's almost that time of year, the St. Jude Dream Home is ready for someone to move in, and that someone could be you!
An open house was held Sunday, where visitors could take a look at the grand prize. One lucky person will win the home located on... more »
February 21, 2011 9:22 AM
Event Name - The Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show
Organization - Acadian Home Builders Association (AHBA)
Event Place - Cajundome Convention Center
Event Date - February 26 & 27, 2011
Event Time - Saturday 10:00AM - 6:00PM; Sunday 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Event Phone Number -... more »
February 16, 2011 9:17 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Home construction rose at the fastest rate in 20 months, pushed up by a spike in apartment building. But construction of single-family homes declined, a sign that demand for housing remains weak. Builders broke ground on new homes and apartments at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of... more »
January 20, 2011 9:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Companies that manufactured mobile homes for the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Katrina are nearing a settlement to resolve thousands of claims that the emergency shelters exposed Gulf Coast storm victims to potentially dangerous fumes, court records show. A proposed class-action settlement involving about two... more »
December 26, 2010 11:26 PM
How are you staying warm? If you're using a space heater, KATC'S Mike Magnoli has some safety tips for you. Space heaters are among the top three causes for fires in America, and you need to be careful.
"The guys up north don't think it gets cold down here... more »
December 20, 2010 1:03 AM
Many soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade are back home in Acadiana...KATC'S Chris Welty was there as troops arrived at the armory in Lafayette Sunday morning.
Cheers, clapping, hugs, and tears in Lafayette as soldiers return home to their loved ones. A consensus among families all waiting to enjoy... more »
December 16, 2010 11:17 AM
Press Release- On December 15, 2010 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office's impact team arrested the third suspect in the home invasion on the 500 block of Copper St. Silais Joseph (DOB 6/20/1991) was arrested at 525 Bank St. New Iberia. Joseph was arrested on a warrant... more »
December 8, 2010 9:15 PM
The first group of soldiers from the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team returned home Wednesday to Louisiana. KATC's Maddie Garrett goes inside their journey home with one Acadiana soldier that was reunited with his family today.
In January 2010, the 256th Infantry Brigade mobilized and deployed roughly 3,000 troops... more »
December 8, 2010 7:22 PM
Marcelia Bourque of Broussard is the winner of the Home for the Holidays! Ms. Bourque won a $400,000 home! The 2,650 square foot house has four bedrooms, and three full bathrooms.
The 6th Annual Home for the Holidays project is a joint effort by the Acadian Home Builders Association... more »
December 6, 2010 9:26 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Six members of the Louisiana Army National Guard 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team were welcomed home from Iraq at Fort Humbug in Shreveport. The group arrived shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday to be greeted by friends and family. The group was the first contingent of hundreds... more »
December 6, 2010 6:50 AM
This week someone will win a new home, just in time for the Holidays! The Home for the Holidays house, valued at $400,000, is located in Eloi Plantation subdivision in Lafayette.
For just $100 you can have a chance at winning this home. To buy your ticket, call 236-6333.... more »
November 29, 2010 9:55 PM
NORCO, La. (AP) - Four teenagers have been arrested in the death of a 78-year-old Norco woman who apparently was killed in a robbery attempt. St. Charles Parish sheriff's spokesman, Capt. Patrick Yoes, says two 16-year-old boys were booked Monday with first-degree murder in the slaying of Mary N. Mule... more »
November 19, 2010 8:35 AM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The casket of a Marine from Louisiana who was killed in Afghanistan has arrived in Shreveport. Lance Cpl. Dakota Huse's casket was accompanied by an honor detail of Marines and was escorted to a Shreveport funeral home by leather-clad motorcyclists and local police and sheriff's vehicles.... more »
November 14, 2010 1:15 PM
The "Acadian Homebuilders Association" and KATC's annual "Home for the Holidays" event is officially underway, and now, you can get a sneak peak of the house today.
This year's home is located off E-Broussard Road in Lafayette Parish's "Eloi Plantation Subdivision." An open house will be held from 2... more »
November 13, 2010 7:13 PM
The "Acadian Homebuilders Association" and KATC's annual "Home for the Holidays" event is officially underway, and now, you can get a sneak peak of the house.
This year's home is located off E-Broussard Road in Lafayette Parish's "Eloi Plantation Subdivision." An open house will be held from 2 until... more »
October 25, 2010 9:46 AM
The Acadian Homebuilders Association and KATC's annual Home for the Holidays event is officially underway. This year's home is located off E-Broussard Road in Lafayette Parish. This evening volunteers with habitat for humanity will man our phone bank. You can call in to purchase your ticket from 4pm to 7pm.
October 22, 2010 9:42 AM
CLINTON, La. (AP) - Two state agencies have removed all of the children in their care from a Clinton group home after a youth was injured earlier this month. Louisiana Department of Social Services spokesman Trey Williams said the agency placed a moratorium on the introduction of additional children at... more »
October 18, 2010 2:00 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Complaining that Gov. Bobby Jindal spends more time out of state than in Louisiana, LSU's student body president sent a personal plea to Jindal in a New Hampshire newspaper, asking the governor to come home and work on the state's budget problems.
"Gov. Bobby... more »
October 15, 2010 8:21 PM
Monday afternoon, preacher Elton Sam picked up his phone. It was his neighbor. "She said that the house was on fire and there were four fire trucks." Sam said, "but the whole house was consumed at the time." Sam and his family lost everything but each other. His wife and... more »
October 12, 2010 6:37 PM
Members of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office and the Crowley Police Department make an arrest in numerous home invasions and burglaries that happened during the past several days.
The first incident occurred early Thursday October 7, in the 1300 block of East Elm Street in Crowley. Police discovered that... more »
October 12, 2010 5:34 PM
Iberia Parish Coroner Dr. James B. Falterman Sr. passed away just after 11 o'clock this morning. He died at New Iberia Hospital. Falterman served as coroner for the past 18 years. He was one of the few doctors who still made house calls. Dr. Falterman was 75-years old.
He... more »
October 7, 2010 9:53 AM
The Louisiana Children's Home Benefit Ride is being put on by the Asbury Methodist Church and Cajun Harley Davidson to benefit new SW LA Childrens home in Sulphur La.
The event will be October 9, 2010. Registration is at 9am and the ride starts at 10am. Early registration gets... more »
October 6, 2010 4:46 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials say more than 1,200 grants from the Road Home program can now be paid, thanks to a clarification of a ruling by a federal judge in Washington. The program provided money to rebuild or buy out property damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The... more »
October 5, 2010 3:48 PM
Tonight at 5:00 on KATC ---- We have home video captured moments after a Lafayette man is tased by sheriff's deputies. 28-year-old Javon Rakestrau later died at the hospital.
October 1, 2010 8:46 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - A Rapides Parish grand jury indicted two Alexandria men in the Aug. 2 home invasion where the homeowner shot and killed one of the alleged would-be thieves. The Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office says that the grand jury on Thursday charged 29-year-old Marlon Terrell Chaney and... more »
September 30, 2010 4:19 PM
HENDERSON, Nev. - Tony Curtis shaped himself from a 1950s movie heartthrob into a respected actor, showing a determined streak that served him well in such films as "Sweet Smell of Success," "The Defiant Ones" and "Some Like It Hot."
The Oscar-nominated actor died Wednesday evening of cardiac arrest... more »
September 30, 2010 4:13 PM
Tranea A. Edwards, formerly employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Belle Teche Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, was arrested on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 for violating La. R.S. 14:35.2 Simple Battery of the Infirm, (2) counts, a misdemeanor, for alleged incidents that occurred on June 12, 2010 and June... more »
September 29, 2010 7:22 PM
A mother of three suffered a major setback ...a fire destroyed her Lafayette home.
"I lost everything I have," Victoria Hypolite explained sitting outside her burned home.
A day later and the smell of smoke is still in the air.
She said, "I just stood across the... more »
September 28, 2010 12:50 PM
The search for a suspect in the home invasion killing of a mother and the shooting of her 9 year old daughter is over. Aramis Jackson, 20, was arrested today at a residence in Violet, LA. Law enforcement tracked him in the area, where he has relatives. He was wanted... more »
September 27, 2010 7:36 AM
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Gordon Doerle's new home on Main Street brings together inspiration from a lifetime of travels, materials from five continents and larger-than-life ideas. During construction it drew curious onlookers. Residents weighed in on whether it fit the aesthetics of Main Street in New Iberia. The project... more »
September 21, 2010 7:08 PM
A home invasion has this quiet neighborhood on edge. Police say Sunday night in Loreauville, two masked men broke into a home and beat a 77-year-old man, sending him to the hospital. "Two males attempted to break into his residence." Lt. Ryan Turner of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says,... more »
September 21, 2010 10:26 AM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's office is searching for a teenager believed involved in the home invasion of an elderly man.
It happened September 19, 2010 at approximately 09:20 p.m. on the 1800 block of Castillo Road the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint of a home invasion.... more »
September 16, 2010 6:47 PM
Over 60 properties will be up for grabs this weekend, and interested buyers will get to name their own price. The Louisiana Land Trust Auction is selling State owned land that was once used for the Road Home Program.
"It's properties that people just didn't see fit to repair.... more »
September 16, 2010 11:06 AM
An earthquake relief task force led by the Louisiana National Guard has wound up its mission in Haiti. Sgt. Rebekah Malone says a closing ceremony was held Wednesday in Port au Prince, and the 72 guardsmen who have run the operation since May are expected back in Alexandria this weekend.... more »
September 8, 2010 4:12 PM
The defending Superbowl Champion Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings this Thursday for their season home opener. Thousands are flocking to the city for all the excitement leading up to the game. The activities include: The NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival at Woldenberg Park Thursday from 10:00 a.m. -... more »
September 8, 2010 12:53 PM
Thursday is the season home opener for the New Orleans Saints. They take on the Minnesota Vikings. The NFL Play 60 Youth Football Festival is underway today at Woldenberg Park from 10:00 a.m.to 2:45 p.m. It continues Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. The NFL Fan Zone is set... more »
September 8, 2010 10:19 AM
Beware of counterfeit tickets if you're planning to go to the Saints home opener against the Vikings this Thursday. "These tickets will not be accepted at our games and those fans that purchase the counterfeit tickets will sadly be unable to gain admittance to the games," said Michael Stanfield, Vice... more »
September 7, 2010 12:53 PM
The University Program Council at UL Lafayette is putting on the biggest pep rally of the year Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m at the Student Union parking lot. Students can meet with athletes and cheer on Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns before their first home football game. Free food... more »
August 30, 2010 9:22 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police are searching for two people accused of shooting and killing a man and a woman during a home invasion at a Baton Rouge apartment complex. Capt. Rodney Adams says the fatal shooting occurred late Sunday night. Adams says two suspects forced their way into... more »
August 29, 2010 12:03 PM
Close to 100 Lafayette nursing home residents are preparing to re-locate.
According to published reports, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is terminating its agreement with Lady of the Oaks Retirement Manor" on September 10th. This, after the facility failed to meet the minimum health and safety standards... more »
August 27, 2010 11:40 AM
On August 27, 2010, at approximately 1:30 am, three suspects entered a residence in the 100 block of Delord Street armed with handguns. The male victim (34) in the residence was struck in the back of the head and bound with tape. The female victim (50) was shot once... more »
August 24, 2010 11:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas. July's sales fell by more than 27 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million, the National... more »
August 12, 2010 6:22 PM
66 soldiers arrived at the National Guard Armory, as scheduled, at about 2 o'clock in Lafayette. It was a humid Louisiana afternoon and Daphne Savoy waited anxiously for the arrival of her fiance, Specialist Willard Landry- coming back from his second tour in iraq with the 256.
"He really... more »
August 11, 2010 9:34 PM
Eight months after being deployed to Iraq, 250 soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including some from Acadiana, will be returning home Thursday. Below are some of the locations in Acadiana these soldiers are returning to, but for more locations visit - http://www.dvidshub.net/units/LAANG
Louisiana National Guard HHC... more »
August 11, 2010 5:49 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The once-dominant social network MySpace is revamping its home page. It's looking a little more like its more popular and populous rival, Facebook, even as it attempts to set itself apart. In simplifying its user home page, MySpace is making users' stream wider and more prominent.... more »
August 4, 2010 11:40 AM
On August 3, 2010, at approximately 10:00 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 200 block of Village Lane regarding a home invasion. According to the victims, four black males allegedly kicked open the front door of the residence and began demanding money. While the suspects were... more »
August 4, 2010 9:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Two men accused of home invasion are also booked with second-degree murder because the home's resident shot and killed their alleged accomplice. Alexandria police said that 19-year-old Marlon Chaney and 20-year-old Warren O'Connor face the charge because they were attempting armed robbery when 24-year-old Darwin Johnson... more »
August 3, 2010 5:59 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Police say people defending their homes killed one person and wounded another in Alexandria, and injured a third in a nearby part of Rapides Parish. Both incidents occurred early Monday. Alexandria police say 24-year-old Darwin Johnson of Alexandria was killed when he and a second man... more »
August 2, 2010 6:46 PM
A Breaux Bridge mother is enduring yet another loss, after a home invasion. Kelly Breaux says her family came back from a weekend of camping on Sunday to find their home had been ransacked. She said the thieves took off with 3 laptops, a camera, cell phone and other small... more »
July 19, 2010 7:14 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager in front of his own home, a day before his 18th birthday. Police found 17-year-old Travis Yates lying on the side of the street about 3 p.m. Sunday. Lt. Todd Lee said Yates was... more »
July 16, 2010 12:13 PM
Press Release: On July 15, 2010 the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office made 24 arrests during the course of the search for the armed robbers responsible for several home invasions in the city of New Iberia and Iberia Parish. Agencies assisting in the search were the FBI Safe Streets Gang... more »
July 13, 2010 8:52 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to enforce its nuisance ordinance to clean up an abandoned home near Crooked Creek Recreational Park. Secretary-Treasurer Doug DeVille said the property is full of refuse, the house is in dilapidated condition and it is a home for... more »
July 6, 2010 8:01 PM
"This was no thunderstorm," Grand Marais resident Michael Rose said of Tuesday morning's storm. "This was just rain!" Rose had just finished draining his house on Olivier street; the rain woke him up early and he put all his valuables on cinderblocks. The mad morning dash to save the furniture... more »
July 6, 2010 8:41 AM
SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 36-year-old Sulphur man died in an apparent accidental drowning. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office said that Abbie Higginbotham was found Sunday afternoon in an aboveground pool in his backyard. Detectives are still investigating, and an autopsy will be performed to determine an exact... more »
June 11, 2010 2:52 PM
In a state where hurricanes-and therefore flooding-are a big worry, homeowners need insurance.
State Farm, Louisiana's largest property insurer, says the federal government is not helping out the way it should.
It is changing its arrangement with the National Flood Insurance Program.
Agents will continue to sell... more »
June 10, 2010 7:27 AM
Branch, LA - AMIkids Acadiana will be partnering with the residents of Acadia-St. Landry Guest Home in Church Point, Louisiana. Kids will work to build relationships with the residents by playing games and serving meals/snacks June 21 - 25, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m as a part of... more »
May 26, 2010 8:53 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 36-year-old man whose body was found in front of his mobile home. Sheriff Tony Mancuso tells the American Press that a relative found the body of Paul Edward Lee just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
April 7, 2010 11:26 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' filmmaking Duplass brothers are preparing for a six-week New Orleans shoot on the Paramount-backed comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home," with comic actors Jason Sege and Ed Helms. Jay Duplass tells The Times-Picayune that he and his brother Mark have a couple other names... more »