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  • Speed A Factor in Livingston Parish Fatal Crash

    July 6, 2014 3:37 PM

    Just before 1:30 this morning, Louisiana State Troopers began investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred on LA Hwy 16 south of LA Hwy 1028 in Livingston Parish. Troopers discovered 22 year old Cameron G. Bordelon of Baton Rouge, was driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla northbound on LA Hwy... more »
  • Not Guilty Pleas Entered in Alleged Ticket Quota Scandal Play Video

    August 12, 2013 6:26 PM

    Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and those involved in an alleged ticket-quota scandal pleaded not guilty in court today. Guidry is maintaining his innocence. He and Assistant Police Chief Mack Lloyd are accused of having officers illegally write tickets on the interstate in their town. According to the... more »
  • State to reduce speed on La 1 in Port Fourchon

    June 13, 2012 7:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State transportation officials say they will lower the speed limit at Louisiana 1/Louisiana 3090 in Port Fourchon. The move, announced Tuesday, comes after a recent study showed that a 45 mile-per-hour speed limit would be appropriate for traffic in that area. The current speed limit... more »
  • Lawmaker Proposes Regulating Traffic Camera Programs

    April 10, 2012 7:18 PM

    The traffic camera debate is taking center stage among State lawmakers Tuesday, with one legislator hoping to place regulations on red light and speed cameras. If Representative Jeff Arnold's bill passes, drivers wouldn't receive a ticket if driving less than ten miles over the speed limit. The second bill proposes... more »
  • Woman Leads Police on High Speed Chase

    February 15, 2012 9:34 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Police have arrested a Washington woman who sped through school zones, ran red lights and wove in and out of traffic at high speeds from Port Barre to Opelousas. The Daily World reports ( http://bit.ly/w7uXiC ) the wild ride of 24-year-old Kandice Castille eventually ended when... more »
  • Red Light Cameras: Are They Working in Lafayette?

    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 »
  • US 190 Speed Limit Reduced in Spillway Area

    May 19, 2011 6:24 AM

    KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - State officials have reduced the speed limit on a stretch of U.S. Highway 190 in hopes of reducing the danger of cars or trucks colliding with animals displaced by the opening of the Morganza Spillway gates. The usual 60-mile-per-hour speed limit between the towns of... more »
  • Senate Blocks GOP Bid to Speed Offshore Drilling

    May 19, 2011 6:07 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected a GOP bid to speed up and expand offshore oil drilling in the face of $4-a-gallon gasoline prices. A procedural vote failed Wednesday, 57-42, on a GOP bid to speed decision-making on drilling permits and force the government to conduct previously scheduled lease... more »
  • Speed Limit Increases on Portions of I-49

    April 18, 2011 7:19 PM

    Starting today, drivers along rural sections of I-49 will be able to press the gas a little harder. For twelve years, Tom Rutherford has been traveling the roads in his big rig. Many of those trips along I-49 near Ville-Platte northward to Shreveport. "If the speed limit is 75,... more »
  • Should the Speed Limit be Increased on Sections of I-49?

    April 18, 2011 3:31 PM

    Do you think the speed limit should be increased from 70 to 75 MPH on rural sections of I-49 from mile-marker 23 near Ville Platte on northward to Shreveport? We want to hear your rant! E-mail hoyt.harris@katctv.com. We could air your rant tonight at 10.
  • Court date set for man arrested after chase

    February 24, 2011 8:27 PM

    BENTON, La. (AP) - A state judge in Bossier Parish has set an Aug. 8 trial for an Oregon man accused of trying to kill a state trooper after a high-speed chase in 2007. The Bossier Press-Tribune reported that 33-year-old Adam Jackson, of Portland, will stand trial on charges filed... more »
  • Bus Stop Location in Question After Crash

    December 3, 2010 7:19 PM

    Questions about a bus stop location are being raised after a semi-truck crashed into a school bus early Friday morning. With speed limits up to 65 miles per hour and 18-wheelers constantly on the highway, this isn't the first accident involving a semi on Highway 190. But it was a... more »
  • Mobile Speed Monitoring Trailer Coming to St. Landry Parish

    November 2, 2010 4:09 PM

    The Louisiana Local Road Safety Program awarded the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office $18,389.00 to purchase a mobile speed monitoring trailer. Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz said, "The trailer will be placed on parish roads to monitor and record all traffic passing during a specific time period. The trailer is powered... more »
  • Rough Weather Could Speed Up Plans To Connect Third Containment Vessel

    July 8, 2010 1:40 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Rough weather forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico could force BP and Obama administration officials to speed up plans to connect a third containment vessel to the blown-out undersea oil well. Weather has already delayed plans to hook up the Helix Producer containment vessel that could collect... more »
  • 2 Louisiana broadband systems get federal money

    February 18, 2010 7:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government has awarded grants and loans totaling $33.5 million to two Louisiana broadband companies to expand high-speed Internet into rural areas. The money comes from the federal economic stimulus program. Allen's TV Cable, Inc., which serves Morgan City and several other areas, received a... more »
  • La. awarded $1.7M broadband mapping grant

    December 1, 2009 9:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting a $1.7 million federal grant intended to spread high-speed Internet connections to rural communities and other areas with lesser online access. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced the state's grant amount Monday. It comes from a $7 billion pot of federal stimulus... more »
  • A Eunice High Speed Chase Ends With An Arrest

    November 12, 2009 7:29 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff deputy who was trying to conduct a routine traffic stop, got more than he bargained for. A high speed chase began when the driver he was attempting to stop, refused to. The car that was being driven, was a stolen vehicle from Mamou. The... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: November 12, 2009

    November 12, 2009 10:52 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for November 12, 2009. Nicholas S. Fontenot, age 47, 1067 Belaire Cove Rd., Ville Platte, La., arrested by Louisiana State Police, hold for outside agencies. Nathan Warren Guidry, age 43, 1434 Jackson St., Opelousas, La., arrested on a... more »
  • High-Speed Chase Reenactment Being Filmed on the Atchafalaya Swamp Expressway

    September 21, 2009 2:16 PM

    3D Cam Productions announces its latest project, a documentary entitled No One Knows the Son, based on the book by Lafayette author, James Cobb. Filming began on August 31, 2009, in Lafayette, Louisiana. This independent film will follow James Cobb as he travels the Gulf Coast, serving as a motivational... more »

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