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12 hrs ago | The Advocate
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' 300th birthday is still a few years out but the city wants ensure a successful party by getting a jump on planning.
17 hrs ago | Daily World
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.
21 hrs ago | Daily World
The St. Landry-Evangeline United Way is offering a five-week sign language training course for first responders.
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.
Reader Recipe: Lime Coconut Cake Linda Cushmeyer of Opelousas shares her recipe for lime coconut cake.
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.
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.
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.
State police have arrested an Opelousas man on a charge of vehicular homicide following a single-vehicle crash Saturday in Krotz Springs.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Sherry Homan learned quickly that an award-winning figure doesn't always bring cheers.
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Updated: Wed Jul 09, 2014 05:49 pm
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