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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 | Daily World

Family advisers: Domestic violence doesn't have to happen

When word spread about a murder-suicide in the Varis family a week ago Friday, people who work against domestic violence reacted with strong emotions.

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16 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Ratings of Louisiana-Based Imperial Fire and Casualty Upgraded

A.M. Best removed from under review with positive implications and upgraded the financial strength rating to A- from B+ and the issuer credit rating to "a-" from "bbb-" of Imperial Fire and Casualty Co.

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20 hrs ago | NOLA.com

New Louisiana products include a Baton Rouge barbecue sauce and Tony's mixer

Looking at you, Louisiana products. These are happening now. Also: I expect to see and report on more new products from our state next month, when there are usually debuts at the Louisiana Restaurant Show.

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Yesterday | The Advocate

Opelousas housing employee gets probation in fraud case

A former employee of the Opelousas Housing Authority was sentenced to two years probation Friday in a federal investigation of bid-rigging that also snagged the former director and a local contractor.

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Yesterday | Daily World

Church news

167 in Plaisance, will hold its seventh annual pastor's appreciation service in honor of the Rev.

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Yesterday | Daily World

Orphan Train descendents to hold local event

Hundreds of visitors from throughout the state and beyond are expected to gather in Opelousas Saturday for the 24th annual gathering of Orphan Train descendents.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

NOLA.com

Man struck by Union Pacific freight train in Lebeau, newspaper reports

A Lebeau man died Thursday after being struck by a Union Pacific freight train while he was on the tracks, according the Daily World in Opelousas.

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The Times

a Mom withMUSCLES

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

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Daily World

Opelousas police budget increased

With Opelousas facing an unprecedented level of violent crimes as this year began, Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow sought extra money for increased patrols.

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Daily World

Banquet to benefit local scouting

The Coushatta District of the Boy Scouts of America expects scores of people Saturday to help recognize its St. Landry Parish Distinguished Citizens of the year.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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Jenningsdailynews.net

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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