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20 hrs ago | The Advocate
May 1 is the deadline for South Louisiana Community College students to apply for more than $60,000 in available scholarships for the upcoming academic year.
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Yesterday | KATC-TV Lafayette
Tony Heath Vidrine, age 29, 3026 Hwy. 167, Opelousas, LA, introduction of contraband-penal institute, felon possession of firearm, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation violation, arrested by Probation and Parole.
Yesterday | Daily World
Yesterday | Daily World
A major gas transmission line rupture forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents immediately north of Opelousas Thursday afternoon.
An Opelousas man whose wife's body was found buried in the yard has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the death.
Authorities say it happened north of Opelousas in a field off of Pavy road. The pipe could be as large as a 36 inch pipe according to Bill Fontenot, St. Landry Parish President.
Opelousas police arrested three men Tuesday after a search warrant turned up over a pound and a half of marijuana along with oxycontin and lortab pills.
The Opelousas Board of Aldermen unanimously voted Tuesday night to again have its Budget Committee take up a proposal by Mayor Donald Cravins Sr. to reduce the salaries of the aldermen and mayor.
A Morgan City man has been arrested in St. Landry Parish after he allegedly burned a 2-year-old girl's feet in scalding water on Mardi Gras.
Few details emerged from a closed-door Opelousas City Court custody hearing for the 16-year-old accused of killing a 5-year-old boy in February, though the 16-year-old was ordered back to detention.
He worked as a secret agent for the city's federal administrator. From 1958 to 1960, when this show was on the air, ABC had several successful detective dramas.
Leroy Benavidez, 30, 312 Jessamine Street Laferia, Texas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule III Drugs 2)Disturbing the Peace by Fighting 3)Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication The Opelousas Police Department responded to 169 complaints in the past 48 hour period.
City Marshal Paul Mouton tells The Daily World that he's added 8 reserve marshals and they are patrolling the city from 6-10 p.m. each night.
This Faces and Places of Acadiana takes us to Opelousas and the Jim Bowie Oak Tree on Landry St. that still stands near his house with a courtyard dedicated to him.