Opelousas Newswire (Page 2)

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  1. The Latest: Arson destroys Civil War governor's mansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says arson destroyed an antebellum plantation house that served as the governor's mansion for nine months during the Civil War - and damaged a museum less than a mile away. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson says the Old Governor's Mansion in Opelousas burned to the ground.

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  2. One person dies in Centerville fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    State Fire Marshal investigators continue piecing together the circumstances surrounding a pre-dawn residential fire where the body of a man was found. Investigators were summoned after firefighters from the Franklin Fire Department responded to 113 Bonnie Road in Centerville just before 2 a.m. Thursday.

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  3. Photo courtesy MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Pentagon says that a top Islamic State commander believed to have been killed earlier this year was likely at an IS meeting Sunday near Mosul, Iraq, that was hit by an airstrike. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook says the U.S. is still working to confirm whether Omar al-Shishani was killed in the latest strike.

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  4. Iberia Sheriff investigating employee's postRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    An Iberia Parish Sheriff's employee is on administrative leave while an investigation is done into a Facebook post he made, Sheriff Louis Ackal said. The employee, who will not be identified by KATC unless and until any criminal and/or disciplinary action is taken against him, posted a story from a right-wing website that described a radio interview during which members of the Black Panthers organization allegedly made comments about police and being ready to "kill or be killed."

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  5. Fit Fest grants $8,000 to Lafayette Central ParkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Megan Domingue and Christine Lemoine of Fit Fest present a check for $8,000 to Elizabeth "EB" Brooks, executive director of Lafayette Central Park, for construction of Moncus Park at the Horse Farm. Fit Fest, an outdoor fitness festival held at Moncus Park at the Horse Farm in May, recently granted $8,000 of its event proceeds to Lafayette Central Park.

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  6. Acadia Ferry closed for maintenanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Both the fire at the Old Governor's Mansion and another incident in Opelousas have been ruled arson by the State Fire Marshal's Office, a spokesman said. Both the fire at the Old Governor's Mansion and another incident in Opelousas have been ruled arson by the State Fire Marshal's Office, a spokesman said.

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  7. Coroner: New Orleans overdose deaths outpacing homicidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    New Orleans officials say they've seen a sharp increase in the number of overdose deaths involving opioids in the city this year. Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse tells The Times-Picayune that there were 65 opioid deaths in New Orleans in 2016 as of May 31. That's compared to 47 homicides over the same period.

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  8. Opelousas police chief speaks out about recent shootingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    "Today we're just living in a time where you never know what you're facing tomorrow, much less today," said Opelousas Police Chief Donald Thompson on Friday. Now, Thompson says he's taking action in his city to try to improve law enforcement's relationship with the community, starting with his officers.

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  9. A gun, drugs, and stolen four wheelers recoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Opelousas Police along with the Evangeline Parish Sheriff Office were called to investigate two stolen four wheelers that were found in the 800 block of E. Madison St. in Opelousas. After recovering the four wheelers officers also observed approximately five lbs.

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  10. St. Landry Parish Arrest ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Isaiah Jamal Bradley, age 17, 421 Cotton St., Opelousas, LA, home invasion, aggravated second degree battery, armed robbery. Arrested by Eunice Police Dept.

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  11. Benefit for 15-year-old Cancer patientRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A benefit will take place this weekend for an Opelousas teen that is battling Cancer. Sierra Randall is going through treatment for Leukemia.

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  12. GE-Dresser to lay off more than 90 percent of employeesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The General Electric Oil & Gas facility in the Tioga area will lay off more than 90 percent of its workforce this fall. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said in a news release the company issued a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification about the planned layoffs.

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  13. Photo Courtesy MGN OnlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    The Opelousas Police Dept. answered 129 calls in the past 24 hours. The Following person where arrested, charged and booked during that time.

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  14. Burglar takes car from South Carolina home, then returns itRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Police say someone stole a car from a South Carolina home but later returned it. Investigators told media outlets the burglar first broke into the house in Conway on Wednesday and stole a set of keys for the car, then came back late Thursday or early Friday and took the car.

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  15. Tributes pour out to Prince at Essence FestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Tributes to music star Prince are pouring out at the annual Essence Festival. On Saturday, ballet dancer Misty Copeland talked about how Prince inspired her.

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  16. Natchitoches man killed in boat accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A Natchitoches man is dead this morning after the boat in which he was fishing was struck by another vessel. Sixty-five-year-old William Morrison and his passenger were fishing in a bend on Cane River around 7:30 a.m. when thirty-nine-year-old Shannon Mctire came around the bend and collided with Morrson's vessel. 1 comment

  17. Man charged in fatal shooting at Monroe Civic CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A 24-year-old man has been charged in a shooting at the Monroe Civic Center that left two dead and three wounded. The News-Star reports Jaterrious "Dra" Godfrey of Monroe was arrested Monday and charged with second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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  18. Authorities probe disappearance of US student in RomeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Italian authorities on Monday were investigating the disappearance of a Wisconsin student in Rome a day after he arrived in the Italian capital. Cabot University President Franco Pavoncello told the AP Monday the family of 19-year-old Beau Solomon has arrived in Italy.

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  19. NASA's Juno spacecraft prepares for cosmic date with JupiterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2016 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A solar-powered spacecraft is spinning toward Jupiter for the closest encounter with the biggest planet in our solar system. NASA's Juno spacecraft fires its main rocket engine late Monday to slow itself down from a speed of 150,000 mph and slip into orbit around Jupiter.

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  20. Police: 2 arrested in Opelousas shooting, woman shot in legRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Officials say the incident happened Saturday night on the Yambilee grounds. One victim, a female, was shot in the leg.

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