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Our Views: At the gate, a year early
But despite what seems to be more urgent political deadlines, Louisiana politicos are abuzz with another election a year away.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Louisiana casino take about even with July 2013
A 12.4 percent jump in July winnings at Louisiana's land casino kept the 21-casino total about even with July 2013.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
St. Landry council calls for audit of parish animal shelter
The St. Landry Parish Council is asking the state Legislative Auditor's Office to perform a three-year financial audit of the parish animal shelter.
Large turnout for first day of qualifying
Large turnout for first day of qualifying More than 100 local offices will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
WAFB-TV Baton Rouge
Restraining order lifts ban on older candidates seeking office
A man was shot and killed by police after allegedly trying to rob a convenience store four miles from Ferguson, MO.
Outstanding officers honoredOutstanding officers honoredOpelousas...
Opelousas Police Department, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Office and Opelousas Marshal's Office name their top officers for the year.
Tatum announce for Opelousas mayorTatum announce for Opelousas...
Tatum announce for Opelousas mayor Tatum contends that he brings a wealth of experience to the table to improve the city.
Roberts to run for Opelousas Council
Roberts to run for Opelousas Council Sherell Roberts seeks to bring change to the city by building citywide coalitions to address problems.
60-70 birds euthanized after Lawtell man accused of hoarding 1,500 animals
The roughly 1,500 chickens, turkeys, peacocks and other birds taken from a home in Lawtell Friday have found foster homes, according to St. Landry Parish officials.
Restraining order allows justices, constables to qualify for November ballot despite mandatory retirement law, official says
Some justices of the peace and constables who are age of 70 and older can legally qualify Wednesday after a judge issued a temporary restraining order against a law requiring their mandatory retirement .
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Best of New Orleans
Young: Man with a dream
Jefferson Parish President John Young wants to be Louisiana's next lieutenant governor, and he announced his intention Aug. 12 with the unveiling of a campaign website and online ad titled "A Stronger Louisiana."
Coteau Grove Horses Added to Louisiana Sale
Among the Coteau Grove horses in the sale is stakes winner Afternoon Tango, who won the 2014 Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint Stakes.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Acadiana crime blotter for Aug. 17, 2014
MCKENZI AGUILLARD: 18, of the 1400 block of N. Betrand Street, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor battery of a police officer.
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Wedding: Erin Chelette & Daniel Stout
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Chelette of Opelousas. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. JD Chelette of Opelousas and Mr. and Mrs. William Robert of Opelousas.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Bench warrantsBench warrantsThe following individuals failed to...
Bench warrants The following individuals failed to appear in the Opelousas City Court Aug. 11 and 14. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: http://www.dailyworld.com/story/news/local/2014/08/16/bench-warrants/14167623/ The following individuals failed to appear in the Opelousas City Court Aug. 11 and 14. As a result, bench warrants have been ... (more)
J.S. Clark students to gather in OctoberJ.S. Clark students to gather ...
J.S. Clark, the former black high school in Opelousas, turned out more than its share of successful men and women who will assemble Oct. 16-18 for their annual reunion.
Opelousas man accused of robberyOpelousas man accused of...
Opelousas man accused of robbery Jeffery Swearington has been charged with robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
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Man accused of scamming senior Seniors invited to attend Wednesday's Elderly Awareness Program to learn how to protect themselves.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Opelousas Man Booked on Drug Charges
An Opelousas man is behind bars on drug charges. Police say Friday, the Opelousas Police Department's Special Operation Unit investigated the 1100 block of Hayward Street after getting tip about illegal narcotics in the area.
Acadiana crime blotter for Aug. 16, 2014
Two Iota men suspected of home invasion and attempted murder were arrested Thursday, with one leading Acadia Parish sheriff's deputies on a six-hour search of woods off Eunice Iota Highway, police said.