Sunday Jul 6
Murder-suicide orphans nine
In an Opelousas yard, nine children lost their parents Friday night. In daylight, it looked like the aftermath of many a July Fourth family gathering: an above-ground kiddie pool, still full; lounge chairs under the shade of a spreading treetop, beer cans littering the ground.
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Thu Jul 03, 2014
St. Landry school district ends fiscal year with a surplus
On Thursday, the board learned that with the fiscal year that ended June 30, the school district had a tidy surplus of $936,000 in its general fund - and that could rise to as much as $2 million, once all the revenue is received and bills are paid for June They got there in large part through a reduction in employee salary expenses due to layoffs ... (more)
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Evangeline Parish's history told in photographs
Last year was St. Landry Parish's turn to have its history documented in photographs.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
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Wedding: Angelle Domingue & James Potter Terrell
Father Brian Harrington, Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Ville Platte, officiated the ceremony.
Wed Jun 25, 2014
Smiley: Take that, meanie
"People would be lined up around the block to fill their tanks, and sometimes the station would run out before you got your turn.
Mon Jun 23, 2014
Wed Jun 18, 2014
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Police were called at 1:19 a.m. to the 900 block of Truman Street to find that Donnie Sam, 19, had been shot, Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
Ville Platte senior named a Louisiana Young Hero
Joshua Castille, 18, of Ville Platte, and a senior at Sacred Heart High School, will be one of 10 outstanding young people honored when Louisiana Public Broadcasting airs the 2014 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards banquet tonight at 7 p.m. This year's class of heroes, named by the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, includes eight Louisiana high school ... (more)
Mon Jun 16, 2014
UW Days of Action: From 'me' to 'we'
Volunteers play a large role in making communities work. That's particularly true during the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way second annual Days of Action.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
Sip 'Coffee with the Authors' Saturday in Lafayette
Writers from throughout Acadiana plan to gather in Lafayette Saturday for "Coffee With The Authors."
Thu Jun 12, 2014
St. Landry Parish daily arrest report for June 12, 2014
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for June 12, 2014. Cheyenne Luke Percle, age 54, 1111 N. Chataignier, #2, Ville Platte, LA, unauthorized entry of a place of business.
Opelousas to celebrate Juneteenth
Zydeco artist Geno Delafose will highlight this year's Opelousas Juneteenth Folklife Celebration this Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. The free program will be held at the Farmer's Market Pavilion in Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry St., and the public is invited to have a good time while learning about the event that has been called American's second ... (more)
Wed Jun 11, 2014
Pine Needle Basketry Class Set For June 14 At The Louisiana State Arboretum
Learn how to make a pine needle basket on Saturday, June 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Louisiana State Arboretum in Ville Platte.
Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitive caught in Louisiana
The Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to 35-year-old Cory James Fisher of Abilene.