8 min ago
Acadiana crime blotter for Aug. 1, 2014
An Opelousas man was killed early Thursday morning in a single-vehicle crash on the Interstate 49 service road near Kennerson Road, State Police said.
4 hrs ago
Unrestrained Opelousas Man Killed in St. Landry Parish Fatal Crash
Shortly before 6:30 am on July 31, 2014, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on the I-49 Frontage Road near Kennerson Road in St. Landry Parish.
4 hrs ago
Opelousas man killed in crash
Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on the I-49 Frontage Road near Kennerson Road.
6 hrs ago
Boil advisory issued for part of OpelousasRepair of a broken water...
A break in a major water line in Opelousas will require the city to cut off water to an area around the New Life Center on Landry Street starting at 5 p.m. today.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
Nonprofit, shelter to host pet adoption dayNonprofit, shelter to host ...
Friends Underwriting Rescues and the St. Landry Parish Animal Shelter will partner Saturday for an on- site adoption day at the shelter.
Marrero woman and friends bring help to hundreds of homeless, elderly
Thelma Pigford and friends Patricia Tauzin, Doris Pete, Marie Lee, Delores Hellwig, Sandra Pitre, and Peggy Guccione gather at the Marrero Lion's Club to make "Care -Towel" packets for those who need a little TLC.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
Police dog apprehends Opelousas robbery suspect
A man suspected of robbing cash and other items from an Opelousas convenience store refused police orders to surrender until a police dog named Zig sank his teeth into the suspect's left leg and persuaded him to emerge from under a portable building.
Stuff the Bus school supply drive underway
The third annual Stuff the Bus effort begins today and will continue through Friday.
Opleousas Daily Arrest Report for July 28, 2014
Marvin Hollier, 29, 1312 Plaisance Street, Opelousas 1)Possession of Schedule II Drugs 2)Violation of Uniform CDS in a Drug Free Zone Antonio Malveaux, 18, 142 Martin Luther King Drive, Port Barre 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs 2)Violation of Uniform CDS in a Drug Free Zone 3)Illegal Possession of a Firearm in the presence ... (more)
Locals celebrate, reconnect with Attakapas heritage
The federal and state governments do not recognize the Attakapas people as an official Native American tribe.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Opelousas Family Fun Day Returns for Eighth Year
The eight annual Family Fun Day took place Saturday afternoon in Opelousas. It's an event aimed at giving back to the community and helping the kids prepare for school which is only a few weeks away.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
School uniform drive is underway
With the start of the school year fast approaching, organizations throughout the parish have launched school supply drives.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Back to School Family Fun Day will be Saturday
Opelousas Councilman Jackie Martin and the City of Opelousas are teaming up for a Back to School Family Fun Day Saturday.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Fugitive on run for year captured
A fugitive, on the run for more than a year, has been captured in Port Barre. Port Barre Police Chief Deon R. Boudreaux said his officers have arrested Wayne A. Bolden Jr., 25. Bolden has been charged with resisting an officer, battery on an officer and probation and parole warrants for violations stemming from his earlier conviction for ... (more)
Cupid shares healthy living lessons with students
Staying healthy and active can be fun. That was the message recording artist Cupid shared with about three dozen young people Tuesday as part of the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives Healthy Living Workshop.
Attakapas tribe to gather in Opelousas
Families can take a step back into the past this weekend while helping the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe build its future.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
Reader Recipe: Black Eye Pea FrittersReader Recipe: Black Eye Pea...
Erice Depradine of Opelousas shares a recipe for acarajA©, which are black eye pea fritters or a West African version of the falafel.
Nominations sought for FSA officers
Nominations are now being accepted for Farm Service Agency County Committee officers for the coming year.
Actors sought for OLT production of 'MASH'
Dozens of men and women of all ages are needed for the Opelousas Little Theatre's production of "M*A*S*H" that will take to the stage in September.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report for July 21 ,2014
Matthew Alan Chaney, age 31, 347 Hwy. 104, Opelousas, LA, criminal damage to property, 2 counts of resisting an officer, battery of a police officer, disturbing the peace by loud and abusive language, simple assault.