June 25, 2013 8:08 AM
"Red, White & BOOM!", is ASO's annual concert and block party in downtown Lafayette to culminate patriotism in a spectacular FIREWORKS show! Grammy award winners, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, will join Acadiana Symphony Orchestra for a patriotic concert in Parc International along with special guests Lafayette Bayou... more »
July 17, 2012 9:16 AM
You could face stiffer penalties if you don't pay your Safe-Light Safe-Speed ticket.
The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote tonight on several aspects of the program. The City-Parish Government is owed millions and they want to crack down and make people pay.
Everyday traffic cameras capture drivers either... more »
July 3, 2012 7:24 AM
The Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Conservatory of Music will be live at Red, White and BOOM! This Wednesday, July 4, 2012, Parc International, Parc Sans Souci, and Parc Putnam will have music, fun and fireworks starting at 5 pm and lasting until 10 pm. Tickets are $5 to get in.... more »
February 14, 2012 10:02 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have released the identity of a body that was found last week in the Red River. Sheriff Chuck Wagner tells The Town Talk ( http://townta.lk/zc2PKr ) 56-year-old Foster Bonton Alexandria was discovered around 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 9 by an employee at... more »
September 9, 2011 9:14 AM
PARIS (AP) - Interpol has issued red notices for the arrest of the former Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam and the country's ex-head of military intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi. The move comes in response to a request by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, which is seeking... more »
July 4, 2011 11:40 PM
This year's Red, White and Boom celebration in downtown Lafayette was all about the music. From up and coming artists, to Grammy winners and seasoned musicians, a variety of sounds filled downtown this Independence Day.
Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band were Monday night's headliners, as they collaborated... more »
July 4, 2011 9:40 AM
If you and your family are looking for something to do for the 4th of July, KATC is teaming up with the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra to host Red, White & Boom this afternoon.
This year's event has expanded to all three Downtown Lafayette parcs.
Parc International will have... more »
June 30, 2011 10:14 PM
By now, most drivers in Lafayette are probably familiar with the SafeLight and SafeSpeed cameras posted up around the city. While data shows crashes are down here in Lafayette, other U.S. Cities have found they could actually be causing accidents. Now nine states have banned the cameras for that reason.... more »
April 13, 2011 10:03 AM
The finish line is in sight but You Gotta Move Goes Red is actually just the beginning of learning to live a healthy, more active lifestyle. I have enjoyed hearing from so many of you who have been participating in the program and shared your success stories as we prepare... more »
February 23, 2011 9:03 AM
The "forbidden 5" is now down to 3! Remember, the forbidden five foods were those that people have a tendency to be sensitive to. As we add these foods back in, our coach Dawn Foreman says watch for an overall bloating, fatigue between meals and an increased craving for sugar.... more »
February 9, 2011 9:25 AM
You Gotta Move Goes Red is well into its second week. I found out that Lafayette Consolidated Government offers some great options to help you move! Director of Parks and Recreation Gerald Boudreaux says the programs and parks are a commitment on the part of the government to help people... more »
January 28, 2011 11:15 AM
Remember, if you'd like to sign up for support or emails, shoot us a message at email@example.com . I was so excited to see so many people at Heart Hospital of Lafayette this morning for the screening event in advance of the You Gotta Move Goes Red kickoff! Even if... more »
January 25, 2011 11:30 AM
Congratulations on your decision to participate in the You Gotta Move Goes Red Program. Over the next 12 weeks, you will discover how your body responds to foods, establish healthy eating and exercise habits that will last a lifetime and get results! Each week you will find your success, nutrition... more »
January 19, 2011 9:27 AM
A healthy weight and a healthy heart go hand in hand, but getting to a healthy weight can be a challenge. KATC's Tracy Wirtz visited with trainer and dietician Dawn Foreman who has designed a 12-week program that is basically a blueprint for jump-starting your weight-loss efforts and helping you... more »
October 20, 2010 9:27 PM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Three men have pleaded guilty to stealing a newborn calf and beating it to death after the New Orleans Saints lost to the Dallas Cowboys last year. According to Wednesday's Times-Picayune, Dwayne J. Jenkins, David J. LeBlanc Jr. and Carnie B. Smith stole the 3-day-old calf... more »
October 14, 2010 12:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has extended a stay allowing New Orleans to continue issuing tickets based upon traffic cameras while it considers an appeal on their legality. The cameras were successfully challenged in a lawsuit brought by Edward Washington, a former deputy city attorney, who argued... more »
September 22, 2010 10:00 AM
MOBILE, Ala. - Federal fisheries managers have approved a weekend recreational red snapper season for the Gulf of Mexico in October and November. The National Marine Fisheries Service set the season on Tuesday. It will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 1 until Nov. 22. Officials say the daily... more »
August 3, 2010 1:49 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Seven teenagers from two families were splashing around in the shallow waters of the Red River when one of them stepped off a ledge and fell into much deeper water. The others tried to save the boy even though none of them could swim, but they... more »
August 2, 2010 9:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico may be allowed to go after red snapper in federal waters later this year, even though the red snapper season closed on July 24. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council said Monday it will ask for the recreational... more »
June 30, 2010 7:37 PM
Festivities are already underway in Erath for their 64th annual 4th of July Celebration . The town isn't just preparing for a festive weekend, they're also preparing for a safe one.
Downtown Erath has been transformed into all things red, white and blue. Carnival rides, food and drink vendors... more »
May 27, 2010 7:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A 27-year-old Hammond woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to defrauding the American Red Cross. Keyona Dalton pleaded guilty to making fraudulent applications for financial assistance during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. According to court documents, the Red Cross made disaster assistance money of up... more »
April 14, 2010 12:27 PM
On April 12, 2010, the Eunice Police Department was called about a subject entering Bellard’s Pharmacy located at 621 W Maple Ave in Eunice wearing a mask and a red wig. The subject entered the pharmacy, but left a short time later without speaking to anyone.
Officers were... more »
April 12, 2010 4:51 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A ban on the cameras that take photos of speeders and drivers who run red lights failed to win support Monday in a House committee that stalled the proposal for a second year. Rep. Jeff Arnold, D-New Orleans, said the cameras in Baton Rouge, Lafayette,... more »
January 15, 2010 11:21 AM
" Monetary donations are preferred to commodity contributions.
" Anyone wishing to donate or provide assistance in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck near Port au Prince on Jan 12, 2010, is asked to contact the Center for International Disaster Information at www.cidi.org or call 703-276-1914.
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January 14, 2010 2:33 PM
The International Committee of the Red Cross has launched a Web site to help Haitians find loved ones missing in the devastating earthquake that hit the capital Port-au-Prince.
The Red Cross says it hopes the dedicated site will help restore contact between separated family members.
The site can... more »
December 29, 2009 6:21 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Illegal parkers and red light runners have become a much-needed source of revenue in New Orleans. With a budget so tight it has caused Mayor Ray Nagin to threaten to reduce City Hall to a four-day work week and allow police cars to go without repairs,... more »
November 25, 2009 5:26 PM
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns have decided to host Red Saturday. That means free admission to young fans under 12 for the Saturday football game against Troy University at Cajun Field. Young fans are encouraged to wear red and gates will open at 4:30 PM.
November 12, 2009 11:42 AM
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign.
The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
November 12, 2009 9:04 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police have arrested a 46-year-old Shreveport man in a July 2007 armed robbery of a couple at a Lafayette motel. In a news release, Lafayette police say DNA evidence implicated Simco Wallace Cole in the July 17, 2007, armed robbery of a couple staying at... more »
October 21, 2009 11:57 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $25 SafeLight Lafayette penalty will be imposed when drivers turn right at a red light without coming to a complete stop. The City-Parish Council on Tuesday agreed to lower the penalty, which is $125 for drivers who run through a red light at intersections equipped... more »
October 21, 2009 10:47 AM
In the controversial issue of the red light penalty reduction, do you think the council made the right decision? Tell us what you think. Email your RANT to firstname.lastname@example.org and stay tuned to KATC and KATC.com when we air your opinion on our late edition.
October 21, 2009 9:06 AM
Council members worked well into the night deciding whether or not to pass or override items that Parish-President Joey Durel vetoed. Earlier this month the Lafayette Consolidated Council approved 420- thousand-dollars for pay increases at the fire department. Durel vetoed the pay raise and last night, the council went along... more »