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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.
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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.
Olive Baptist Church of Big Cane, 1880 La. 361, will be having its Lords Supper Service at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Legislation would provide much-needed relief for retirees: Letter
The boards of trustees for the four state retirement systems would like to thank state Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas, for his continuing efforts to ensure that Louisiana's public servants have a reliable and meaningful retirement benefit upon compleA tion of their careers.
Possible Meth lab bust in Scott
Scott Police are investigating a possible mobile meth lab in the Scott Oaks Plaza parking lot.
Parish airport to host fly-in Saturday
A barbecue fly-in will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Ahart Field, the parish airport located on Airport Road, La.
Things to do
7 p.m. Crowley High School Drama Club presents "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Richard R. George and produced by special arrangements with Dramatic Publishing of Woodstock, Ill.
Man dies Thursday morning following arrest in Opelousas
Louisiana State Police are investigating the death of a man following his Wednesday night arrest in Opelousas.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Opelousas inmate dies while in custody
When police arrived they found 31-year-old Burley Washington, also known as Ricky Gloston, of Opelousas being restrained by security officers.
St.Landry Parish faithful mark Ash Wednesday
The faithful turned out at Catholic churches throughout St. Landry Parish by the thousands for Ash Wednesday services.
Opelousas convenience store manager, clerk arrested for selling synthetic marijuana
For the second time in as many years, police cars converged on the Circle K convenience store, known locally as Fast Way One Food Mart, at 708 E. Vine St. in Opelousas.
Opelousas Marshal's Office adds extra officers for patrol
Deputies with the Opelousas Marshal's Office are being true to their word. The main duty of the marshal's office is to provide security for the Opelousas City Court and arrest individuals who fail to appear in court on various charges.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Opelousas convenience store investigation leads to arrest
St. Landry Parish authorities arrested an Opelousas man for the illegal sale of alcohol to minors and the distribution of synthetic marijuana.
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Lent marks 'a period of preparation'
With the last float that passed by and the last beads that hit the pavement, Acadiania moved from a season of celebration toward a season of prayerful preparation.
The Town Talk
Residents in some parts of La. can declare 'I'm a Cajun' on driver's license
For $5 each year, Louisiana residents in several cities will be able to declare "I'm A Cajun" on their drivers' licenses.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
No major retirement battles in the offing
The battles of past legislative sessions associated with the Jindal administration's failed push to overhaul the state employee pension system won't be fought again this year when the session opens on March 10. Gov. Bobby Jindal has abandoned attempts to make state employees work longer for reduced benefits and to move to a 401 styled pension ... (more)