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Opelousas, Louisiana is located in St Landry Parish. Zip codes in Opelousas, LA include 70571, and 70570. The median home price in Opelousas is $129,900. More Opelousas information.

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9 hrs ago | NOLA.com

Comedian Stephen Colbert pokes fun at Louisiana Legislature for 'chicken boxing' debate

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert wondered about the fate of his chicken dojo and poultry jousting during a segment on his show making fun of the Louisiana's Legislature's rejection of a "chicken boxing" amendment to an anti-cockfighting bill.

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13 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

St. Landry Parish arrest report for April 24, 2014

Jerry R. Matte, age 26, 2321 Mills Rd., Lafayette, La, driving while intoxicated - 2nd offense, improper lane useage, hit and run, interfering with the duties of State Police, failure to secure registration, resisting an officer, no drivers license on person, arrested by Louisiana State Police.

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17 hrs ago | Daily World

Opelousas mission staff says garden produces both vegetables and leaders

This spring's garden planting at the Opelousas Lighthouse Mission may have happened later than usual, but it's likely to yield plenty of good.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Cycle Zydeco kicks off new Music & Market season

The Seventh Annual Cycle Zydeco bicycle tour begins on Thursday morning at Hotel Acadiana in Lafayette.

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KATC-TV Lafayette

Opelousas Daily Arrest Report

Consuela Montgomery, 21, 314 Malapart Road, Lafayette 1)Principle 2)2nd Degree Cruelty to a Juvenile 3)Disturbing the Peace by Fighting Herman Johnson, 28, 717 Perrault Street, Opelousas 1)Theft of Goods 2)No Proof of Liability Insurance 3)Suspended Driver's License The Opelousas Police Department responded to 84 complaints in the past 24 hour ... (more)

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Innov8 plan to capitalize on Festival International

Innov8 Lafayette, a festival geared towards creativity, entrepreneurship and of course innovation is in its third year.

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Daily World

St. Landry Parish veteran memorial nears completion

In anticipation of many visitors in the near future, volunteers at the St. Landry Parish Veterans Memorial placed hundreds of engraved paving bricks on the Walk of Remembrance that leads to the monument on Tuesday.

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Daily World

Administrative Professionals Day luncheon honors workers

A local service club honored the hardworking individuals who keep the wheels of business turning with a luncheon Tuesday in advance of today's Administrative Professionals Day.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Advocate

Smiley: a Recovering Yankeea

"Harriet St.Amant recently wrote of two types of Yankees - Yankees and Damn Yankees - prompting me to interject that there is a third - 'Recovering Yankee.'

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NOLA.com

Sen. Elbert Guillory's bill cuts out principals, lets teachers call the cops: Jarvis DeBerry

State Sen. Elbert Guillory, R-Opelousas, is photographed by his chair in the Louisiana Senate chamber on Tuesday, August 13, 2013.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Festival International Parking Notice

Festival International de Louisiane will begin Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014, and continue through Sunday, April 27, 2014.

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Daily World

Hospital will offer free health screenings during yearly fair

In celebration of National Hospital Week, Opelousas General Health System will host its Seventh Annual Community Health Fair from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at OGHS' South Campus, 3983 I-49 S. Service Road in Opelousas.

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Daily World

Bill limits BESE authority to OK charter schools

A House committee has approved legislation that would prohibit the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from forcing school systems that score A, B or C on the state accountability system to accept charter schools.

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Daily World

Opelousas hospital raises flag for organ donation awareness

Carter Bertrand is an outgoing 3-year-old with a ready smile and a seemingly tremendous joy for life.

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Daily World

Collaboration allows for affordable upgrades for city

One successful month into a simple purchase, an agreement among the Opelousas City Court, Opelousas City Marshal's Office and Opelousas Police Department is already paying dividends.

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Daily World

Music and Market returns for eighth season Friday

The spring Music and Market celebration will begin its six-week run Friday with a special location and a host of extra-special guests.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

KLFY-TV Lafayette

Friday last chance for discounted rain barrel

You have through Friday to get your hands on a rain barrel at a discounted price.

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KLFY-TV Lafayette

Machete attacker identified

St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has made a positive identification on the deceased attacker who was involved in the home invasion on Story Lane, Opelousas on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Daily World

New heart procedure technique can save lives

Opelousas General Health System has become the first hospital in the state to offer a new heart procedure that holds great hope for improving patients' lives.

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Daily World

Marianites to honor several women for up to 70 years of service

A Catholic women's religious order, the Marianites of Holy Cross, will honor 13 members for their exceptionally long service this month.

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