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  1. St. Landry could see less grant fundingRead the original story w/Photo

    57 min ago | Daily World

    ... grant, which helps struggling schools. She said three schools - Washington Elementary, South Street Elementary and Opelousas Junior High - were eligible and applied for the grant, which initially had an application deadline for July 18. She said the ...

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  2. Zachary educator appointed to Lane Board of CommissionersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... three years of departing board member Jason St. Romain's four-year term, a news release said. A native of Opelousas and former resident of Clinton, Kline logged 36 years as an educator and administrator during her career with the Zachary school ...

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  3. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... Parish school district official told members of the School Board that they will need to consolidate or close some Opelousas elementary schools because of an anticipated shortfall of up to $3.2 million during the 2016-17 school year, our partners at ...

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  4. Official: St. Landry may need to close or consolidate schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A St. Landry Parish school district official told members of the School Board that they will need to consolidate or close some Opelousas elementary schools because of an anticipated shortfall of up to $3.2 million during the 2016-17 school year, our partners at The Advocate report. Finance director Tressa Miller told the six board members on the Finance Committee at a Monday meeting to begin planning for the closures or consolidations in order for the school district to save money, The Advocate reports.

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  5. Search for black Trump supporters brings a writer to LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | NOLA.com

    Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump flash two thumbs up as he introduces his wife Melania during the opening day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday, July 18, 2016. Luna Malbroux, an Opelousas native writing for Fusion.net wanted to write about the curiosity that is the black Donald Trump supporter and found one of the Republican candidate's more vocal black supporters in her hometown.

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  6. Watching 'Big Brother': Slidell's Victor Arroyo 'battles back' into the competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Advocate

    ... last one remaining winning $500,000. Past "BB" contestants from Louisiana (no winners) include Krista Stegall, of Opelousas, Season 2; Lorenza "Renny" Martyn, of New Orleans, Season 10; and Shelly Moore, of Prairieville, Season 13. Season 14 winner ...

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  7. Bible camp honors police officers with singing,aRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | Daily World

    ... hopped, danced, twirled and shook with nearly 150 children attending Our Lady Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Opelousas on Friday for the camps closing ceremony and officer appreciation activities. Senior State Trooper Scott Simmons said he was ...

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  8. Fest For VestRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | Daily World

    Fest For Vest Deputy Marshals collect donations to purchase armored vests for law enforcement personnel. Check out this story on dailyworld.com: Opelousas Deputy Marshal Frank Angelle holds up a $5 donation received Saturday morning at the intersection of Union and Vine Streets in downtown Opelousas.

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  9. Opelousas community unites to fix-up South Street ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The community came out today for a gathering of unity and to lend a helping hand and fix up the school. Several people at the event say that hundreds came out on Saturday to work together to make a difference.

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  10. Four added to Folklife Center's Hall of Master Folk ArtistsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Natchitoches Times

    ... This year's inductees were fiddler and singer Sarah Jayde Williams of Lafayette, guitarist Blake Castille of Opelousas, traditional rubboard maker Tee Don Landry of Sunset and the Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team of Marrero. There are now 103 members ...

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  11. 224 Entered in Equine Sales Company SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Blood Horse

    ... Company today announced a catalog of 224 head for its Consignor Select Yearling Sale to be held September 7 in Opelousas, Louisiana. This year's offering represents a 19 percent increase from the 188 head consigned last year, and it will mark the ...

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  12. 224 Cataloged for Louisiana Yearling SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | Blood Horse

    Equine Sales Company has cataloged 224 head for its consignor select yearling sale scheduled for Sept. 7 in Opelousas, La.

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  13. Theft, other issues found in audit of St. Landry animal shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... that the audit of 2015 operations also cites other management problems at the animal shelter, located northwest of Opelousas on La. 349: Some employees worked at the shelter for a "considerable time" without complete personnel files, the report ...

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  14. St. Landry Crime Stoppers July 20, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... with a Juvenile. Guidry notified the sex crimes unit that he was changing his address to the Townhouse Motel in Opelousas, Louisiana then was later evicted. Guidry was told to immediately to report his new address. No contact with Guidry has been ...

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  15. Opelousas pool closed for summer, maybe longerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Daily World

    Opelousas pool closed for summer, maybe longer Problems could cause second Opelousas pool to close for good Check out this story on dailyworld.com: During last week's city council meeting, Opelousas Parks and Recreation Director Clarence Watson announced the North Park pool closed because of algae, but he didn't realize July 10 was possibly the last time the pool would be used in the city. At that meeting, Opelousas firefighter Shane Fontenot, who also handles pool and other maintenance for the Louisiana Family Fitness Center in Opelousas, volunteered to look at the pool and give a report to city officials.

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  16. Deputies looking for Breaux Bridge man for failure to appearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    According to a spokesperson with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Babineaux was last known to be residing in the 1000 block of Jolie Blonde Road in Breaux Bridge, but he may be residing in the Tulip Drive area in Opelousas. Babineaux is wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for a revocation hearing and failure to appear for a revocation hearing .

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  17. Smiley: Need a carpoon?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | The Advocate

    ... addresses our new issue of motorists and the old issues of marital relations and free-range cattle: "As a judge in Opelousas, my grandfather was trained to analyze both sides of an issue before making a statement. "On the way home from a late ...

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  18. Back to school dates and events across AcadianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... the Bus!" - Stuff the Bus!: The Stuff the Bus school supply drive will take place from August 1 - 5, 2016 in Opelousas, Port Barre, and Ville Platte. Drop off locations will be: St. Landry Parish: United Way Office in Opelousas (311 W. Vine St.) ...

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  19. Crowley man accused of murder, arson declared incompetent to stand trialRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... reports, and his mental health conditions, were all filed sealed. Dupuis allegedly shot Shontel Denise Joseph, 31, Opelousas, twice in the chest in January before taking her body to a remote area and trying to burn it in a trash can. After that ...

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  20. Third fire in one week in St. Landry ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 18 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    ... of the fire, which he thinks started in a bathroom. Last week, someone tried to set the Orphan Train Museum in Opelousas on fire. The same night, the Old Governor's Mansion was destroyed by an arsonist. Officially, there is no word that any of these ...

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