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  • Tony Stewart pulls out of race after fatal crash

    August 10, 2014 3:52 PM

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (AP) - Tony Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen Sunday, 12 hours after the three-time champion struck and killed a sprint car driver who had climbed from his car and was on the darkened dirt track trying to confront Stewart during a race... more »
  • Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2014 Play Video

    March 14, 2014 7:03 AM

    March 15 will mark the 15th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in Lafayette. Since 1999, Komen Acadiana has raised over $2.7 million for breast cancer research, screening, education and treatment for its six-parish service area. Race registration is now open, and the public is invited to join... more »
  • Woman Finds Note with KKK Reference

    May 24, 2013 7:26 PM

    A Lafayette woman is scared after she says she found a threatening and racist note on her front door. The note made references to the KKK and implied she should move. April Cox found the note Tuesday night at her home on Essie Street, off Willow in North... more »
  • Runoff Likely in District 3 Congressional Race

    September 26, 2012 10:08 PM

    The candidates for Congressional House District 3 all spoke at a forum Wednesday night in Crowley. It's one of the most interesting and hotly contested races Louisiana has seen, with two Republican incumbents and a Democrat entering late in the race to mix things up. KATC's Political Analyst Dr. Pearson... more »
  • Ironman France says Armstrong barred from race

    June 14, 2012 6:25 AM

    PARIS (AP) - Organizers of Ironman France say Lance Armstrong can no longer compete in the triathlon this month after the U.S. anti-doping agency filed new charges that he doped as a Tour de France cyclist. Ironman France spokeswoman Delphine Vivet said Armstrong was told Wednesday that he is out... more »
  • Voting in Alabama, Mississippi could clarify race

    March 13, 2012 10:20 AM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Mitt Romney is working to seal his status as the Republican presidential front-runner with a thus-far-elusive victory in the Deep South. Closely fought primaries in Alabama and Louisiana offer the former Massachusetts governor a key opportunity in a region that has been slow to embrace him.... more »
  • Komen Race for the Cure

    March 12, 2012 8:41 AM

    The Koman Race for the Cure is on Saturday March 17, 2012. The ceremony begins at 8am, followed by the 5K run/walk at 9am. The race will be held at Girard park, and the awards eeremony and Race Day Expo will follow the 5K race. for more info please... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Candidates Talk About Goals

    October 14, 2011 5:32 PM

    The Lafayette Parish voters will pick a sheriff October 22nd. The current sheriff, Mike Neustrom, has served as sheriff for 12 years. He said his work is just getting started. He said, "we kind of feel like it's half time in a game, where you are not completely... more »
  • La. secretary of state's race is 2 in 1 decision

    September 28, 2011 5:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The election for secretary of state is a two-in-one race for the candidates and voters. When voters choose between two Republicans - Tom Schedler and Jim Tucker - they will be electing someone to fill what's left of the current term of office as well... more »
  • Hines withdraws from Secretary of State race

    August 12, 2011 6:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State Rep. Walker Hines is pulling out of the secretary of state race and won't seek any public office in the fall. In a statement Thursday, Hines said he decided not to run a campaign this fall and, instead, will focus on his personal life and... more »
  • 12th Annual Race for the Cure

    March 20, 2011 12:07 AM

    The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held at Girard Park in Lafayette Saturday and KATC'S Chris Welty was there. "I pray to God that they find another cure." Patricia Hebard's life changed forever in August of 2005 after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. "I... more »
  • Church Leaders React to Vandalism Arrest

    February 28, 2011 8:42 PM

    A black man is being charged with hate crimes for vandalizing two predominately black churches in Lafayette. The first incident happened on February 13th at St. James the Baptist Church on Plum St. The second, happened Saturday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School, which is on Twelfth St. just... more »
  • District 22 Election Will Likely Change State Senate

    January 21, 2011 11:29 PM

    Saturday is the special election in Iberia and St. Martin Parishes for key State Senate seat, District 22. And it's an important one, because the outcome will mean big changes in Louisiana's State Senate. The District 22 seat has been held by a Democrat, but after Saturday, it's most... more »
  • Final Candidate Forum for District 22 Race

    January 18, 2011 11:42 PM

    Tuesday night was the last chance for State Senate District 22 candidates to get their messages out to a large group of people. The Iberia Chamber of Commerce hosted the public forum at the Sliman Theater in New Iberia. Each of the six candidates were given a few minutes... more »
  • Comeaux High School Race for the Arts

    November 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    Comeaux High School Race for the Arts will be November 20th. The 1 mile fun run begins at 8; 5K run/walk begins at 8:45. $20 registration gets you into the 5K and 1 mile fun run; T-shirt; food and entertainment by local musicians. Kids zone play area during race... more »
  • Lt. Gov. Race Round-Up

    September 22, 2010 7:14 PM

    It's an eclectic bunch to say the least and the job of Lt. Gov. in many ways is like being a cheerleader for Louisiana. Bringing tourism to the state is among the top responsibilities for the office, and if the governor were to die in office or resign, the Lt.... more »
  • State GOP endorses Landry in 3rd District race

    September 2, 2010 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Republican Party on Thursday backed congressional candidate Jeff Landry for the GOP nomination in a southeastern Louisiana district, in a move designed to pressure Republican Hunt Downer out of the race. Downer, a former Louisiana House speaker, said he wasn't ending his campaign.... more »
  • Dardenne keeps fundraising lead in lt. gov's race

    September 2, 2010 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - With one month before the election, Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne maintains the fundraising edge in the lieutenant governor's race, but a political newcomer outpaced Dardenne in contributions in the latest reporting period. New Orleans lawyer Caroline Fayard, a Democrat, also is plunging her... more »
  • Fundraising Reports LA Lieutenant Governor's Race

    September 2, 2010 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest campaign fundraising reports are due in the Louisiana lieutenant governor's race, offering a glimpse of who's got the edge a month before the election. The finance reports must be filed with the state ethics administration office by Thursday. Eight candidates are running in... more »
  • Fundraising Reports Due in Lt. Governor's Race

    September 2, 2010 5:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The latest campaign fundraising reports are due in the Louisiana lieutenant governor's race, offering a glimpse of who's got the edge a month before the election. The finance reports must be filed with the state ethics administration office by Thursday. Eight candidates are running in... more »
  • Republican Candidate Hunt Downer Will Remain in Race

    August 31, 2010 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican candidate Hunt Downer says he won't end his bid for the GOP nomination in the southeastern Louisiana-based 3rd Congressional District, despite suggestions he should drop out. Downer, a former Louisiana House speaker, fell far behind opponent Jeff Landry in last week's Republican primary. Landry... more »
  • Runoff in Republicans' Race for 3rd District

    August 28, 2010 11:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A runoff election will deciitethru-3rd Add,597 By The Assination for Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District. New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry fell just short of winning Saturday's primary. With all precincts reporting, the secretary of state's office shows Landry with 49.6 percent of the vote and former... more »
  • Primary Preview

    August 27, 2010 7:33 PM

    Polls across Louisiana will open at 6am Saturday morning. Acadiana voters will decide on three races, including the 3rd Congressional District Seat. Three candidates are vying for the Republican nomination: Hunt Downer of Houma, Jeff Landry , and Kristian Magar , both of New Iberia. All three candidates say... more »
  • Update: Race Will Not Be Used As Factor In Elections

    August 27, 2010 6:49 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A policy intended to achieve racial equality at a north Mississippi school has long meant that only white kids can run for some class offices one year, black kids the next. But Brandy Springer, a mother of four mixed race children, was stunned when she moved... more »
  • Mom Pulls Student From School Over Race in Elections

    August 27, 2010 2:58 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A mother has pulled her mixed-race children from a Mississippi school over a policy that dictates blacks and whites alternate years holding class officer positions but makes no provision for students of mixed parentage. Brandy Springer said her 12-year-old daughter, who is half native American, couldn't... more »
  • Vitter, Melancon launch attack ads in Senate race

    August 12, 2010 9:10 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter launched his TV re-election campaign Thursday casting likely Democratic nominee Charlie Melancon as a congressional spendthrift who favors millionaires and illegal immigrants at the expense of working people. Melancon, who aired an ad earlier this week, previewed on Thursday his latest,... more »
  • David Vitter And Charlie Melancon Both Signed Up For The Senate Race

    July 7, 2010 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and his Democratic challenger, Charlie Melancon, have both signed up for the Senate race on the opening day of qualifying. Vitter is seeking a second term, his first time facing voters after a 2007 prostitution scandal. Melancon is leaving a... more »
  • Traffic Changes Announced Ahead Of Komen Race

    March 19, 2010 1:38 PM

    The streets that will be affected during the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure are as follows: 100 block of Girard Park Lane 100-200 block of Girard Park Circle 100-200 block of Girard Park Drive 600-400 block of St. Mary Street 600-900 block of Taft Street Law... more »
  • Louisiana to host new saltwater-fishing tournaments

    February 18, 2010 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting ready to begin a new series of tag-and-release saltwater fishing tournaments. It's for two-person teams in boats that are at least 15 feet long and have live wells; redfish caught will be tagged by people from the Aquarium of the Americas. Five... more »
  • Komen Acadiana

    October 29, 2009 11:14 AM

    October is Breast Cancer awareness month and the Susan G Komen foundation is committed to a world without breast cancer. In Louisiana, one in eight women will be diagnosed with some type of cancer, also, Louisiana is number one in breast cancer mortality. This year, Komen Acadiana will hold its... more »
  • Roads Limited due to Secretariat Filming

    October 12, 2009 11:27 AM

    Tony Tramel announced today (October 12)the following streets will be closed on October 12, 2009 from 4am until 11pm. St. Landry St. between Coliseum Rd. and Dean St. Johnston St. between Cajundome Blvd. and Coliseum Rd.(4min. intermittent traffic control) Cajundome Blvd. from Johnston St. 500 yards north... more »
  • Rio de Janeiro To Host 2016 Summer Olympics

    October 2, 2009 2:39 PM

    UPDATE: Chicago was the first city eliminated in the competition for the 2016 games. About 10,000 people gathered in Chicago's Daley Plaza, hoping for the best.The International Olympic Committee voted between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Madrid, Spain in the final vote. Rio de Janeiro was ultimately chosen to host... more »
  • Big Three Stories for Thursday, September 24th

    September 24, 2009 8:09 AM

    State Police have released the identity of the victim killed in a hit and run incident. 38-year-old Benjamin Lewis from Houston, Texas was discovered in the 37-hundred block of Verot School Road between Fortune Road and Highway 92. State Police believe the vehicle came from the north bound lane of... more »

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