7 hrs ago
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.
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12 hrs ago
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.
17 hrs ago
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.
17 hrs ago
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.
The Daily Advertiser
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)
Winter weather stalls traffic around the Baton Rouge area
Mardi Gras across south Louisiana is turning out to be a weather event. Freezing temperatures in the Baton Rouge area are causing problems for drivers.
Voter registration ends Wednesday
If you are not yet registered to vote and want to cast your ballot in the April 5 election, Wednesday is the deadline.
Old Man winter coming to Mardi Gras
Major parades are still set to roll today in both Opelousas and Eunice despite the threat of cold temperatures and freezing rain.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
'I'm a Cajun' now available on driver's licenses
State Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, is encouraging Acadiana citizens to celebrate their heritage by having "I'm a Cajun" placed on their driver's licenses.
Student mentoring program begins Monday
Several schools in Opelousas are currently ranked as academically unacceptable, with the entire school system achieving a D grade.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report
LAFAYETTE, La. - Junior Carson Baranik followed up Austin Robichaux's stellar outing on Friday with one of his own shutting out No.... The 5-year-old boy shot in his front yard in Opelousas Thursday night has been taken off of life support.
Five inducted into Black Hall of Fame
Five outstanding citizens have been inducted into the St. Landry Parish Chapter of the National Association of University Women's Black Hall of Fame.
Mardi Gras moves in full swing
Mardi Gras celebrations continue today through Tuesday in both Eunice and Opelousas.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
The Rev. Floyd Prescott said proceeds will aid youth and local outreach efforts in the community.
Toxic Mardi Gras Beads
Mardi Gras beads that are from China are made from toxic waste the U.S. ships off, and concerns are it ends up in our bodies, landfills and water supply.
Shooting suspects sought in Abbeville
On the evening of February 27, 2014 at approximately 7:15 PM, the police department received a complaint of subjects shooting guns in the area of the 1600 Block of Martin Luther King Drive.
Opelousas Daily Arrest Report
Miranda Semien, 21 159 Harris Lane, Opelousas 1)Introduction of Contraband into a Penal Institution 2)Distribution of Schedule II Drugs 3)Distribution of Schedule I Drugs Destiny Jenkins, 28, 523 S. Liberty Street, Opelousas 1)Possession of Schedule III Drugs 2)Possession of Schedule IV Drugs The Opelousas Police Department responded to 66 ... (more)