COVINGTON, La. (AP) - An employee at a Covington-area assisted living facility is being credited with preventing a major fire after lightning struck the building. A news release from fire officials in St. Tammany Parish says that Kory Buras, an employee of Village in the Oaks retirement community and assisted... more »
Lafayette is currently in the running to be named Southern Living Magazine's Tastiest Town of the South.
As of 11:30 Friday morning, Lafayette has more than 40,000 votes, but Louisville, Kentucky is trailing close behind. Lafayette isn't the only Louisiana city in the running, New Orleans is also competing... more »
Lafayette is leading the way in a national contest to be named the tastiest town of the south. With more than 96 restaurants in the Acadiana area there is a lot of options when dining out. From Cajun, to Italian, to Mexican, and much more, Acadiana has a unique blend... more »
KATC and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center are teaming up to help you live right. Join us Saturday for a flu vaccine clinic. Anyone 3 or older can get a flu shot for $20 at Academy on Ambassador Caffery. The clinic will be from 8am to 11am Saturday... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A dredging project favored by Gov. Bobby Jindal to block oil from the Louisiana coast was halted by federal authorities because it endangers long-term efforts to rebuild eroding barrier islands that provide crucial hurricane protection, an Interior Department official said Wednesday. "You don't want to destroy... more »
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU AgCenter forestry agent says people living near forests need to landscape for fire safety. Keith Hawkins says this includes fire-resistant yard plants. He says there's no fireproof plant, but baldcypress, red maple and sweet gum are less flammable than most. But ornamental junipers,... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two men have pleaded guilty for their roles as accessories in the 2008 shooting death of a Burger King manager. Meanwhile, the trial of the accused shooter was reset Monday for March 29. Trent Isiah Mitchel and Davientray Lee Breaux pleaded guilty on Monday to accessory... more »
A First Name Basis Home Care, founded in Lafayette with offices in New Orleans, Mandeville and Baton Rouge, provides non-medical home care to its clients. The company assists seniors with their daily needs in their homes, often avoiding placement in assisted livings or nursing homes.
A company sponsored program... more »
KATC has partnered with Lourdes in our year long "Living Right" campaign. On Saturday, November 7th, we will be giving out seasonal flu shots for $20 dollars. The shots will be administered at Academy Sports on Ambassador Caffery from 10:30am to 1:30pm. The supply is limited and given on a... more »