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14 hrs ago | Daily World
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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18 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West
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.
22 hrs ago | NOLA.com
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.
Yesterday | The Advocate
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.
Yesterday | Daily World
167 in Plaisance, will hold its seventh annual pastor's appreciation service in honor of the Rev.
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.
Sherry Homan learned quickly that an award-winning figure doesn't always bring cheers.
With Opelousas facing an unprecedented level of violent crimes as this year began, Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow sought extra money for increased patrols.
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.
Opelousas' 300th birthday is still a few years out but the city wants ensure a successful party by getting a jump on planning.
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.
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.
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Updated: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:44 pm
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