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Explosion forces evacuation
A major gas transmission line rupture forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents immediately north of Opelousas Thursday afternoon.
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Proposed pay cuts for city leaders
It's a back and forth between the mayor and an alderman in Opelousas over a proposed pay cut for city leaders.
Thu Mar 13, 2014
Opelousas man charged in death of buried wife
An Opelousas man whose wife's body was found buried in the yard has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death.
St. Landry authorities investigate gas pipeline explosion
Authorities say it happened north of Opelousas in a field off of Pavy road. The pipe could be as large as a 36 inch pipe according to Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish President.
Politics with a Punch 12th anniversary tonight in New Orleans
POLITICS WITH A PUNCH THURSDAY MARCH 13 12TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW Doors Open at 6 p.m.; Show Begins at 8 p.m. Be sure to arrive early to enjoy cocktails, dinner and musical entertainment at the exquisite Eiffel Society.
Wed Mar 12, 2014
Opelousas police arrest 3 men on drug charges
Opelousas police arrested three men Tuesday after a search warrant turned up over a pound and a half of marijuana along with oxycontin and lortab pills.
Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report
Roy Mayo, 57, 726 Planters Street, Opelousas, LA 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs.
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Cravins again asks Opelousas board to cut salaries
The Opelousas Board of Aldermen unanimously voted Tuesday night to again have its Budget Committee take up a proposal by Mayor Donald Cravins Sr. to reduce the salaries of the aldermen and mayor.
Man charged with burning child's feet
A Morgan City man has been arrested in St. Landry Parish after he allegedly burned a 2-year-old girl's feet in scalding water on Mardi Gras.
Shooting suspect kept in custody
Few details emerged from a closed-door Opelousas City Court custody hearing for the 16-year-old accused of killing a 5-year-old boy in February, though the 16-year-old was ordered back to detention.
15 arrested from Church Point, Port Barre
The Opelousas City Marshal's Office celebrated Mardi Gras with a series of surprise out-of-town bench warrant round-ups.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
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Five nonreality TV shows set in Louisiana
He worked as a secret agent for the city's federal administrator. From 1958 to 1960, when this show was on the air, ABC had several successful detective dramas.
Opelousas Daily Arrest Report
Leroy Benavidez, 30, 312 Jessamine Street Laferia, Texas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs 2)Disturbing the Peace by Fighting 3)Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication The Opelousas Police Department responded to 169 complaints in the past 48 hour period.
Opelousas puts more deputies on the street
City Marshal Paul Mouton tells The Daily World that he's added 8 reserve marshals and they are patrolling the city from 6-10 p.m. each night.
Entries sought for Spring for Art contest
Student artists will have a chance to show off their artistic creations and possibly win cash prizes during the Third Annual Spring for Art Exhibit and Competition.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Faces and Places of Acadiana: Jim Bowie
This Faces and Places of Acadiana takes us to Opelousas and the Jim Bowie Oak Tree on Landry St. that still stands near his house with a courtyard dedicated to him.
UL-Lafayette students to vote on transportation fee
Students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will vote this month on a fee hike that would help the school's Office of Transportation Services purchase new buses and expand transportation options.
New children's therapy clinic coming to Opelousas
The New Orleans Center for Hope and Change will be opening an office in the downtown Opelousas area on April 1. The clinic is an outpatient program for children 6 to 17 years old who are experiencing issues such as anger, depression, self mutilation and others.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
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Funeral services scheduled for 5-year-old; accused shooter, 16, charged with second-degree murder
Already accused of placing the weapon that killed 5-year-old Jon'Qualon Pitre last week underneath the boy's home, a 16-year-old Opelousas boy is now charged with pulling the trigger.