Man transported via air med to Lafayette hospital after shooting

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:12 Written by
Authorities in Iberia Parish are investigating a shooting Tuesday afternoon that left one man in critical condition. Maj. Ryan Turner with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred at about 5:30 p.m. He said the victim was transported via air med to a Lafayette hospital. Turner said the shooting occurred on Camellia Lane in Jeanerette. Stay tuned to KATC for more updates.
Lawmaker: LA Property Owners Should Pay for Sidewalk Repairs
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:11 Written by
A top Los Angeles official proposed today that the responsibility of fixing broken sidewalks be shifted back to property owners. Under state law, property owners are on the hook for repairing adjacent sidewalks, but the city in 1974 exempted property owners from repairing sidewalks damaged by overgrown tree roots. The exception was made so that the city could take advantage of federal funds for the repairs, but the money soon dried up, leaving the city…
Testimony allowed in murder appeal
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:10 Written by
GONZALES — A defense team investigator can testify about a dead juror’s 2013 statements about her state of mind in Justin Granier’s high-profile Ascension Parish murder trial 10 years earlier. Judge Jessie LeBlanc of the 23rd Judicial District Court has found general prohibitions on using hearsay testimony — essentially a second-hand account — don’t bar the defense investigator from testifying what juror Gladys Mobley told him in April 2013 about this case.
FBI agent wounded while searching for 9-year-old girl
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:03 Written by
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Authorities say an FBI agent was wounded when gunfire broke out at a Louisiana motel as authorities were searching for a missing 9-year-old girl from Texas. The agent was shot in the leg and the girl was found safe. There were conflicting reports on the condition of the suspect. The gunfire erupted Tuesday afternoon at a Days Inn in Bossier City, Louisiana. Agents from the Shreveport FBI office were
Restaurant closing after nearly 40 years
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:02 Written by
A line of people were waiting to eat brunch at his packed restaurant late Monday morning, but Tiffin Inn Pancake House owner Saleem Sabagh hung his head and frowned in his office in the back. That’s because, after nearly 40 years of operating at 6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie, Sabagh will have to close his well-known breakfast and coffee diner on Sunday, he said. He will search for potential new locations, but
Dwyer steps down from Jefferson Parish post
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:02 Written by
Jennifer Van Vrancken Dwyer has stepped down as Jefferson Parish’s chief operating officer to run for a Metairie-based seat on the parish council this fall, Dwyer’s political consultant Karen Carvin said Tuesday. Dwyer is the third candidate to begin campaigning for the District 5 post being vacated by Cynthia Lee-Sheng, one of several Jefferson Parish posts up for grabs in the Oct. 24 elections. Former state Rep. John LaBruzzo and former interim parish
Obama urges phone-records program renewal
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 19:01 Written by
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama called on the Senate Tuesday to extend key Patriot Act provisions before they expire five days from now, including the government’s ability to search Americans’ phone records. “This needs to get done,” he told reporters in the Oval Office. “It’s necessary to keep the American people safe and secure.” But with the May 31 deadline fast approaching, there was scant evidence Tuesday of a search for a deal on…
LSU football coach Les Miles talks about satellite camps
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 18:54 Written by
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Mary Landrieu takes job as lobbyist
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 18:53 Written by
Washington — Former U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has signed on as a consultant with a D.C. law and lobbying firm, the firm announced Tuesday. Landrieu lost her bid for a fourth term in the Senate last fall to Republican Bill Cassidy. She has owned a home for many years in Washington, where her husband is a real-estate agent. The lobbying firm, Van Ness Feldman, represents numerous clients in the energy industry and
Nominees named for Common Core review
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 18:53 Written by
Opening what could be a controversial process, officials of the state Department of Education on Tuesday announced 92 nominees who would review Common Core. The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will have the final say at its June meeting. The issue will likely spark arguments because the panels that will do the review will have a major say in whether and how BESE revises the new academic benchmarks in reading, writing

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