3 hrs ago
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.
4 hrs ago
Stuff the Bus school supply drive underway
The third annual Stuff the Bus effort begins today and will continue through Friday.
9 hrs ago
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)
13 hrs ago
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
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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.
Conference to stress men's roles in society
An opportunity to think about -- and to support -- the many ways men can use their power for good is taking place at the 2014 Man Power Conference in Port Barre Aug. 1-2.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Stuff the Bus begins July 28
Students are less than a month away from starting the new school year and once again United Way is looking to help those in need of school supplies with the help of one local musician.
Parish plans to consolidate voting districts
When St. Landry Parish voters cast ballots in the largest election in more than a decade this fall, many will vote in new precincts for the first time if the St. Landry Parish Council approves a redistricting plan.
Two men charged with possession of crystal meth
Two men are in the Opelousas City Jail on charges of crystal meth possession. Jailed are Benjamin Fontenot, 39, 329 W. Bridge St., Breaux Bridge, and James A. Sturgis, 48, 228 Fusilier St., Arnaudville.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The district meeting started Thursday evening and there will be a Women's Day program today starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will be the official day for the conference with activities beginning at noon with the theme "Reclaiming the Church."
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Mayor Donald Cravins to Host Back to School Drive
Mayor Donald Cravins will sponsor the Tools for Schools Supply Drive and Academic Pep Rally on August 9, 2014 at the Farmer's Market in Opelousas.