19 hrs ago
Opelousas Daily Arrest Report
Ranvill Richard, 26, 813 Halphen Street Opelousas 1)Possession of Schedule II Drugs 2)Violation of a Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substance The Opelousas Police Department responded to 180 complaints in the past 72 hour period.
22 hrs ago
Food For Families drive seeking donations
The annual Foodnet Food For Families drive will be Wednesday and those who can are urged to give generously.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Letter: Politicians ignore important questions
My name is Michael C. Burrow. I am a 31-year-old father of two daughters living a wonderful life here in Opelousas.
Opelousas council member salary discussions shelved
The Opelousas City Council Budget Committee recommended tabling discussion of adjusting the mayor's and council members' salaries beginning next term until later into the fiscal year.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Bring your own bags. For more information, call 337-826-5464 or 337-407-0086. The Bellevue Street Baptist Church, 326 W. Bellevue St., Opelousas, will host its second annual Deaconess Prayer Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with the theme "A Family That Prays Together."
Angotti hosts 'Welcome Home for Christmas Tour'
For the past 20 years, John Angotti has made a name for himself in contemporary Christian music with everything from hit singles to a full-length musical retelling of the story of Job.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Vitter announces satellite visits in area
U.S. Sen. David Vitter's staff will host satellite office visits next week in both St. Landry and Evangeline parishes.
Sales tax revenues decrease
St. Landry Parish sales tax collections dipped in November. Although the decline wasn't much -- 1.6 percent -- it still marked the end of a remarkable streak for the parish, which had seen its sales tax collections climb for 31 months.
Lafayette man arrested in Opelousas meth sting
On Tuesday evening Dec. 3rd, the OPD conducted a narcotics operation which resulted in the arrest of 37 year old Samuel Blake Guidry of 206 Jefferey Dr. apt 206-F Lafayette La.
Eunice to hold Christmas concert
The Eunice Community Concert Band and Choir will present its 23rd annual Christmas Concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13, in the Liberty Theatre in downtown Eunice.
Opelousas man arrested for possession of PCP
An Opelousas man has been arrested and charged with possession of $6,000 worth phencyclidine, popularly known as PCP.
Alleged carjacker hurt in wreck
An Opelousas man who wrecked an SUV he is accused of stealing minutes before is being treated for severe injuries he suffered in the crash.
Opelousas Women's Club to sell poinsettias for $15
The Opelousas Woman's Club is presently taking orders for its 2013 poinsettia sale.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Opelousas city marshal to offset stolen money
Opelousas City Marshal Paul Mouton, under the recommendation of the council budget committee, will use around $2,500 from his capital outlay budget to temporarily offset money stolen from his transportation budget by his stepson.
Scott RV explosion under investigation
The Scott Fire Department was dispatched to an explosion, located at 307 Pecan Grove Road around 3:30 Wednesday morning.
Charity to donate teddy bears to nursing homes
Interested people can donate teddy bears and greeting cards to senior citizens through Dec. 19. The newly made "We Care Bear Project" is a collaboration between MedExpress Companies and the Opelousas Police Department.
The Town Talk
Tips from the top: Tony Chachere's chef helps with holiday party planning
SHREVEPORT, La. -- It's easy to get caught up in the madness of the holidays, especially if you're the hostess in charge of party central this season.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
St. Landry woman raped and held against her will
An Opelousas man was arrested Friday, November 29, 2013, after he held a victim against her will and forced her to have sexual relations with him, according to St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Captain Megan Vizena.
OGHS wins Path to Excellence Award
The Opelousas General Health System has received the "Path to Excellence Award" for improved family involvement in patient recovery and care.