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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 $135,000. More Opelousas information.

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12 hrs ago | The Advocate

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied D-Day invasion of the French Normandy beaches in World War II, and an author and filmmaker are touring south Louisiana to commemorate the battle that turned the tide and began the end to the war.

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16 hrs ago | The Daily Advertiser

Opelousas planning for tricentennial underwayOpelousas planning for...

Opelousas' 300th birthday is still a few years out but the city wants ensure a successful party by getting a jump on planning.

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17 hrs ago | Daily World

Healthy living class offered for teens

Young people ages 10 to 18 are invited to learn how to take good care of themselves while having a good time during this year's Healthy Living Workshop hosted by the Southwest Center for Rural Initiatives in Opelousas.

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21 hrs ago | Daily World

Sign language course open to first responders

The St. Landry-Evangeline United Way is offering a five-week sign language training course for first responders.

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Yesterday | Daily World

Musician Roger Day to perform at library

Free summer programs for young people continue with award-winning children's musician Roger Day on Thursday and Mr. Berky the clown next week.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Daily Advertiser

Pitres to host family reunion in OpelousasPitres to host family...

Pitres to host family reunion in Opelousas Pitres in the hundreds are expected to gather in Opelousas July 25-27 for their biannual reunion and ingathering.

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The Daily Advertiser

Reader Recipe: Lime Coconut CakeReader Recipe: Lime Coconut CakeLinda ...

Reader Recipe: Lime Coconut Cake Linda Cushmeyer of Opelousas shares her recipe for lime coconut cake.

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NOLA.com

Texas man charged with negligent homicide in fatal Plaquemines hit-and-run accident

Joseph Robert Hicks, 27, of Bedias, Texas, was booked on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, on a charge of negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated, accused of causing the Plaquemines Parish accident that claimed the life of 19-year-old Davy Bowers, of Buras, according to Louisiana State Police.

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The Jennings Mustangs stand for the National Anthem. Submitted photo

The Jennings Mustang All-Star Team took on the SLYAA Opelousas Sox in second round play of the Pony baseball Section II tournament after falling to the Crowley Americans 13-0 on Friday night.

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Daily World

Man accused of vehicular homicide

Charges against Nicholas Wayne Lafleur of Opelousas have been upgraded to now include vehicular homicide following the death of a passenger in his Saturday evening crash north of Krotz Springs.

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Daily World

Fund will aid family after July 4 shooting

A fund is being established by Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow and Mayor Donald Cravins Sr. to aid the nine children left orphaned as a result of this weekend's murder-suicide.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Oberlin woman claims man intentionally shot car window

State police have arrested an Opelousas man on a charge of vehicular homicide following a single-vehicle crash Saturday in Krotz Springs.

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KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Elderly woman stops intruder by dousing him with boiling water

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office is conducting a free boater education course on July 15 at Henderson Implement in Lake Charles.The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 2351 E. McNeese St.This course and any other NASBLA approved boater education courses are required by law to operate a motorboat over 10 horsepower.

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Daily World

First Smooth Ride road package released for bids

"History is being made tonight," announced St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot as he unveiled the first of six contracts to upgrade hundreds of miles of roads throughout the parish.

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Daily World

Movies in the Park returns Saturday

Opelousas' Movies in the Park series will host a free screening of Disney's film "Frozen" on Saturday and everyone is invited.

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Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Advocate

One woman dead, two injured in crash near Krotz Springs

State Police say a woman was killed and two others, including a 7-year-old, were injured Saturday evening when their vehicle's driver, who was later accused of DWI, drove their truck off La.

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Daily World

300 citations in underage tobacco, alcohol sales

Agents with the state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control have issued 331 violations in the first month of the agency's 2014 summer crackdown on underage alcohol and tobacco sales.

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Daily World

Single mom finds success as figure contestant

Sherry Homan learned quickly that an award-winning figure doesn't always bring cheers.

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Daily World

Parish's top teachers recognized

The St. Landry Parish School Board has named its 2013-2014 top teachers -- one each from the system's elementary, middle and high schools.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

NOLA.com

Couple killed in Opelousas murder-suicide had nine children

A murder-suicide Friday night in Opelousas involving a man who allegedly killed his wife before turning the gun on himself has reportedly left nine children without parents.

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