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  1. Body of Port Barre man found in Toledo BendRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents Monday recovered the body of 71-year-old Phillip D. LeBlanc from the Pirates Cove area of Toledo Bend. The department, in a news release Tuesday, said LeBlanc's body has been turned over to the Sabine Parish Coroner's Office to determine a cause of death.

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  2. Louisiana eyes overhaul of its criminal justice systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 16 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A criminal justice task force wrapped up months of debate and put its final stamp Thursday on a package of recommendations estimated to lessen Louisiana's highest-in-the nation prison population by 13 percent over the next decade. The next move will be decided by lawmakers.

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  3. Governor John Bel EdwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 16 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Task Force today handed Gov. John Bel Edwards and legislative leaders a comprehensive plan for safely reducing the state's highest-in-the-nation imprisonment rate, a release from the Governor's Office says. Based on a year-long examination of sentencing and corrections trends and research, the bipartisan Task Force came to consensus on strategic reforms designed to get more public safety for each taxpayer dollar spent.

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  4. Chitimacha police arrest 3 on drug chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Chitimacha Tribal Police Officers arrested three people after allegedly finding drugs and counterfeit money in their cars and hotel room, Chief Hal Hutchinson said. Police were called to a hotel off the reservation by someone reporting suspicious activity.

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  5. Three arrested at Cypress Bayou Casino HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Chitimacha Tribal Police Officers arrested three people at the tribe's hotel after allegedly finding drugs and counterfeit money in their cars and hotel room, Chief Hal Hutchinson said. Police were called to the Cypress Bayou Casino Hotel by a complaint of suspicious activity.

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  6. Prison capital no more? Task force recommends expanding parole, reducing sentencesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 2 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A task force organized to reform the state's criminal justice system is moving ahead with five recommendations to reduce the prison population in Louisiana, which has long held the title as the world's prison capital in jailing more people per head than any other state or nation. The Justice Reinvestment Task Force met for its final meeting Thursday, approving five suggestions that will be fine-tuned into a report, voted upon and presented to the public ahead of the upcoming legislative session.

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  7. Benson, Spurned Heirs Reach SettlementRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and trustees for his estranged heirs have ironed out legal and structural sticking points of a settlement that has been in the works since last June, avoiding a federal trial that was scheduled to begin on Monday. Attorney Thomas Flanagan, who represents one of the trustees, said Friday he was informing the court that the parties had reached the confidential agreement, which allows Benson to avoid the likelihood that proprietary financial information sensitive to the NFL and NBA would become public record in court.

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  8. Governor formally issues call for special sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Gov. John Bel Edwards on Friday issued the call for a special session of the Louisiana Legislature to address the $304 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year. As we reported earlier this week, the special session will convene at 6:30 pm on Feb. 13 and conclude by midnight on Feb. 22. "A special session of the legislature is necessary to spread cuts across government and minimize cuts to the critical state services the people of Louisiana consider to be important," Edwards said.

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  9. Walmart Seeks Nonprofits to Help Fight Hunger in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Walmart Foundation invites local nonprofits with hunger relief programs to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $200,000. The Foundation will begin accepting grant applications on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017.

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  10. Suspects arrested in LDWF agent shooting in Morehouse ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent was shot while on patrol in Morehouse Parish. Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler was shot multiple times during a vehicle stop on US 165 in Morehouse Parish just north of the Ouachita Parish line.

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  11. Louisiana road conditions due to winter weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The winter weather is settling over all of Louisiana this weekend and with it are concerns over roadways and travel. For current roadway conditions, please visit www.511la.org , and to report hazardous conditions you may dial *LSP on your cell phone.

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  12. Wildlife and Fisheries agent shot while on patrol in Morehouse ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reports that one of it agents was shot while on patrol in Morehouse Parish. Officials with LDWF say that 25-year-old Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler of Monroe had stopped a vehicle in the south bound lane of HWY 165 in the Perryville, LA area the morning of January 7, 2017.

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  13. Cost of workers' compensation insurance in Louisiana dropsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon says the cost of workers' compensation policies for Louisiana businesses has dropped for a fourth straight year. The state insurance department announced this week that it had approved a 9.8 percent statewide decrease in workers' compensation rates, to take effect May 1. The rate cut was requested by the National Council on Compensation Insurance, an organization that files workers' comp rates in 35 states.

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  14. Cajun Women Defeat Warhawks In SBC Play, 67-57Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    LAFAYETTE Simone Fields had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball team to a 67-57 win over ULM on Saturday at the Cajundome. Louisiana jumped out to an early 10-3 lead when Jaylyn Gordon knocked down a three-pointer with 6:31 left in the first quarter.

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  15. Construction contractor accused of Theft is arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2017 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Shane Leblanc who also goes by Shane Romero was arrested in Lafayette Parish charged with felony theft. KATC first reported in 2015 Leblanc pleaded guilty to home improvement fraud for defrauding more than 25-thousand-dollars from at least ten victims.

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  16. Book illustrates life of polarizing Saints owner Tom BensonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Writing a book about Tom Benson has its challenges. The venerable owner of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans is one of the most polarizing and powerful public figures in Louisiana, so the subject matter is sensitive.

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  17. Humane Society of Louisiana honors animal cruelty crime fightersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Humane Society of Louisiana held its inaugural Paw Jam fundraiser to honor individuals for their work in fighting animal cruelty. Officials with the HSL say that there has been an increase of animal cruelty cases that have seen arrests of suspects and seizures of animals.

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  18. Delcambre opens first grocery store since Hurricane RitaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    For the first time since Hurricane Rita, the town of Delcambre once again has a grocery store. Wednesday morning Shawn Cajun Meats and Grocery had it's grand opening.

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  19. Fright Trail opens FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The trail sits on 20 acres of Cajun woods and is located on Cameron Street in Scott. The trail has been consistently rated as Louisiana's #1 Haunted Trail.

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  20. Acadian Museum's 25th anniversaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 2, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Members of the Sen. Dudley J. LeBlanc family are , Roland F. Le Blanc, Morgan "Pookie" Le Blanc , Jean Le Blanc, Bertha Le Blanc Curley, Claudette Prejean Le Blanc. , Mike Saunier, Barbara Shown are Warren A. Perrin, chairman of the Acadian Museum, Richard Ieyoub, Commissioner of Conservation, a Living Legend inductee, and Kermit Bouillion, chairman of the Living Legends.

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