August 23, 2013 9:08 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State Superintendent of Education John White says 86 percent of public school students are attending schools that meet minimum computer requirements. In addition, officials say 38 school districts meet the new guidelines, up from five a year ago. Under new rules, all of Louisiana's 70... more »
October 23, 2012 11:58 PM
It was a tough game for the UL Ragin Cajuns Tuesday night on national television. The Cajuns lost to Arkansas State at home, the game was broadcast on ESPN2. But to build up support for the Cajuns, Coach Hudspeth had asked fans to "white out" Cajun field. And he certainly... more »
July 3, 2012 5:56 AM
MONROE, La. (AP) - A north Louisiana newspaper reported Monday that Louisiana's education superintendent proposed to "create a story" about plans to determine how many students could enroll at various private schools under the state's new voucher program, which allows thousands of students in low-performing public schools to get taxpayer-funded... more »
May 17, 2012 8:58 AM
United Blood Services is seeking out Heros in the community to win Bayou Country Super Fest Tickets. From May 14 until the 23rd, UBS will be entering donors names to win Bayou Country Super Fest Tickets. To enter the drawing and save a life visit the In-center on Bertrand and... more »
September 6, 2011 5:54 AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The new head of the state agency that took control of most New Orleans schools, as well as a few other troubled schools around Louisiana, is scheduled to release a strategic plan developed during his first 100 days in office. Recovery School District Superintendent John White... 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 »
February 7, 2011 12:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama prodded American businesses to do their share to help the economy, calling on executives to "get in the game" and begin investing nearly $2 trillion accumulating on their balance sheets. The president, in a speech Monday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called for... more »
October 7, 2010 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is pushing back against accusations that the administration blocked government scientists from telling the public just how bad the BP oil spill could become. Press secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House never tried to withhold "the most accurate and timely information" on the... more »
October 1, 2010 11:52 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Departing Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is saying goodbye to the White House and President Barack Obama. Without specifically mentioning the Chicago mayor's race he intends to enter, Emanuel told Obama he's "energized by the prospect of new challenges." And he said he's eager to see what... more »
September 15, 2010 12:08 AM
Justin Guidry has bagged what you might call a real treasure in Sportsman's Paradise. Justin and his trusty dog Drake were hunting in a rice field in Gueydan as the season opened and he shot a rare white teal. So special a bird, KATC had to go to Justin's place... more »
July 28, 2010 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Saints will go marching in to the White House next month. President Barack Obama will welcome the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints on Aug. 9. The Saints electrified their city and fans by beating the Indianapolis Colts, 31-17, in February. Obama is an avid sports... more »
July 22, 2010 8:50 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Castle Police Chief Mario D. Brown has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge to 11 criminal charges including racketeering, bribery and wire fraud. A federal indictment issued July 7 alleges that Brown provided political favors for businessmen promoting Cifer 5000,... more »
July 14, 2010 8:23 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - White Castle Mayor Maurice Brown, one of three public officials indicted in a federal investigation, has pleaded not guilty to 13 criminal counts, including racketeering and conspiracy. He also faces four counts of mail fraud and two counts of wire fraud. If convicted on all... 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 »
June 23, 2010 11:21 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Afghanistan war commander Gen. Stanley McChrystal met privately with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday and then departed ahead of a scheduled war strategy session. There was no immediate word on whether Obama would fire him for his inflammatory remarks in a magazine interview. Officials... more »
June 22, 2010 8:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House said Tuesday it will immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against the Obama administration's moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had failed... more »
June 22, 2010 4:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says the White House intends to immediately appeal a federal judge's ruling against a moratorium on new deepwater drilling. A New Orleans judge on Tuesday blocked the six-month ban imposed in the wake of the Gulf oil spill, saying the Interior Department had... more »
June 4, 2010 6:23 PM
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The families of the 11 workers killed when the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf will visit the White House next week. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made the announcement to reporters traveling with President Barack Obama as he toured the Gulf... more »
June 4, 2010 11:10 AM
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Waves of gooey tar balls crashed into the white sands of the Florida Panhandle on Friday as BP engineers adjusted a sophisticated cap over the Gulf oil gusher, trying to collect the crude. Even though the inverted funnel-like device was set over the leak late... more »
June 3, 2010 3:18 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says the federal government is sending BP a $69 million bill Thursday for costs so far in its response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the bill is the first to be sent to the oil company, which... more »
May 25, 2010 8:50 AM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The Obama administration's environmental chief dipped a small cup into the oily mess at the mouth of the Mississippi and was surprised by what came out. "Oh my God - it's so thick!" exclaimed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson who toured delicate coastal wetlands that... more »
May 20, 2010 3:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is asking BP PLC to publicly disclose more information about the Gulf oil spill including measurements of the size of the leak 5,000 feet under the sea and air quality. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that the White House is writing... more »
February 25, 2010 12:36 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana Republican will be among dozens of Congress members attending the White House health care summit. Rep. Charles Boustany, a physician from southwestern Louisiana, opposes the plan backed by President Obama and Democratic members of Congress. Among Boustany's proposals is a plan to allow individuals... more »
February 24, 2010 9:25 AM
Eunice Police Department is current investigating an armed robbery at the Maple Ave Pharmacy located at 1200 W. Maple Ave. Eunice, La.
The call was received by the Eunice Police Department at 1:42 pm on 2/23/10.
The suspect is a white male between the height of 5'10" and... more »
February 23, 2010 12:48 PM
On February 18, 2010, at approximately 9:00 am, the victim reported that four men identifying themselves as police officers came to his apartment at 1400 North Bertrand Drive. The first male was white and approximately 6'3" and 200 lbs. He told the victim they had a report of drugs activity... more »
December 16, 2009 9:38 AM
PARKERSBURG, W. VA. - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, President Obama hosted Simonton Windows® President Mark Savan and a small group of business leaders at the White House to discuss home energy efficiency issues and plans for the future. Held in the President's Private Dining Room, the intimate group of... more »
December 2, 2009 12:05 PM
It started out as an average school day Tuesday, but some Lafayette teachers got a pleasant surprise. The Lafayette Education Foundation sent volunteers to tell teachers they have been nominated for the 2010 Teacher Awards.
Volunteers from business sponsors worked as the "pin patrol", pinning ribbons on the teachers... more »
December 1, 2009 9:24 AM
The Children's Theatre Company presents CINDERELLA'S HOLIDAY DINING this Saturday, December 5 at 10:00AM & 3:00PM. Children will dine with Cinderella and a cast of storybook friends to include: Beauty and the Beast, Captain Hook, Snow White, the Little Mermaid, Tinkerbelle, Peter Pan, and Jasmine. The cost is $25.00 a... more »
November 27, 2009 2:37 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - There's a new pair of white alligator hatchlings at the Audubon Nature Institute. White gators found 22 years ago have become a signature animal for the institute, which owns the Audubon Zoo, the Aquarium of the Americas, and the Audubon Insectarium - where the new hatchlings... more »
November 26, 2009 2:57 PM
The Bailey's 17th Annual Thanksgiving Lunch took place Thursday.
This Lafayette restaurant serves about 800 people in Acadiana during the event. Restaurant owner Ema Haq started it to help those who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal, or have no other place to go because they have no family or... more »
November 24, 2009 10:20 AM
PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION
Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade
President Obama today... more »
November 18, 2009 4:48 PM
The Lafayette Parish Girl Scouts have collected at total of 1, 285 pairs of shoes which, according to Brent Barkin, Vice-President of Shoe Station, is more than all 17 combined stores across the nation.
In Lafayette Parish, Girl Scouts took part in the "Soles 4 Souls" project.... more »
November 17, 2009 2:30 PM
A local 10th grade class is getting a month-long hands-on lesson in discrimination, with the Holocaust as the basis.
It all started with the book, "Night," and the Holocaust section of the curriculum.
Iberia Senior High teacher Kelly Thompson wanted to teach her students to stand up for... more »
November 10, 2009 2:21 PM
Learning french is about more than sitting in class. One junior high in Opelousas is celebrating National French Week, or La Semaine du Français, and Acadiana's heritage.
Plaisance Jr. High students have immersed themselves in French culture by making French food, listening to French music, studying French regions, and... more »
November 9, 2009 2:09 PM
Twice in the last 5 years the Frog Festival's dates changed because it will not stop raining in Rayne. After several years of hurricanes, moving the date this year to November sounded like a good idea... until Hurricane Ida came along.
After 8 months of planning, this was the... more »
October 30, 2009 12:26 PM
The Lafayette Police Department has received multiple complaints of persons soliciting the sale of books in neighborhoods within the City of Lafayette. In both reported instances the suspect was a thin young white female with glasses. The suspect advises the victims that she is attempting to raise money to attend... more »
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 »
September 23, 2009 8:03 AM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted abduction. The Sheriff's Office tells KATC that two boys ---10 and 11 years old ---were riding their bikes around nine o'clock Sunday night when a white man in a car drove up next to them. The boys told the Sheriff's Office... more »