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  • Pine Prairie plans active shooter drill for Thursday

    Pine Prairie plans active shooter drill for Thursday

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:05 PM EST2018-02-21 22:05:57 GMT
    KATCKATC

    Since the continued threats to schools in Evangeline Parish, Pine Prairie High School which was targeted Monday is taking action.  

    Since the continued threats to schools in Evangeline Parish, Pine Prairie High School which was targeted Monday is taking action.  

  • Boil advisory issued for customers of Point Blue Water System

    Boil advisory issued for customers of Point Blue Water System

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 4:58 PM EST2018-02-21 21:58:22 GMT

    To all customers on the Point Blue Water System, Inc. that live in the Kennedy/ Eugene Subdivision.

    To all customers on the Point Blue Water System, Inc. that live in the Kennedy/ Eugene Subdivision.

  • Evangeline schools swept for bombs, nothing found, open Wednesday

    Evangeline schools swept for bombs, nothing found, open Wednesday

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 5:22 PM EST2018-02-20 22:22:54 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    Evangeline Parish law enforcement spent the morning sweeping every school for bombs after several social media threats were made yesterday. 

    Evangeline Parish law enforcement spent the morning sweeping every school for bombs after several social media threats were made yesterday. 

  • Threats force Evangeline superintendent to close schools

    Threats force Evangeline superintendent to close schools

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 12:03 AM EST2018-02-20 05:03:26 GMT

    All Evangeline Parish public schools will be closed Tuesday, February 20, 2018, because of multiple threats against schools posted online.

    All Evangeline Parish public schools will be closed Tuesday, February 20, 2018, because of multiple threats against schools posted online.

  • Pine Prairie High working on procedures after shooting threats

    Pine Prairie High working on procedures after shooting threats

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:24 PM EST2018-02-20 00:24:58 GMT

    In a letter to parents today, Pine Prairie High School says they are working on procedures to enhance the safety of children and campus after a school shooting in Florida last week. 

    In a letter to parents today, Pine Prairie High School says they are working on procedures to enhance the safety of children and campus after a school shooting in Florida last week. 

  • UPDATE

    Police: Teen arrested for making shooting threats to Ville Platte High School

    Police: Teen arrested for making shooting threats to Ville Platte High School

    Monday, February 19 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-02-19 23:13:41 GMT

    A 15-year-old boy is accused of making threats on social media to shoot students at an Evangeline Parish school.  

    A 15-year-old boy is accused of making threats on social media to shoot students at an Evangeline Parish school.  

  • What's Your Story: Crooked Creek - Evangeline Parish

    What's Your Story: Crooked Creek - Evangeline Parish

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:40 AM EST2018-02-19 12:40:18 GMT

    For this week's "What's Your Story," the dart sent us out to Crooked Creek and it wasn't long before we met Kim Ortego the guardian of the Crooked Creek Recreational Area, the only parish run recreation area in the state.

    For this week's "What's Your Story," the dart sent us out to Crooked Creek and it wasn't long before we met Kim Ortego the guardian of the Crooked Creek Recreational Area, the only parish run recreation area in the state.

  • Cajuns rage at Courir Mamou

    Cajuns rage at Courir Mamou

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 8:25 PM EST2018-02-14 01:25:11 GMT

    Courir de Mardi Gras in Mamou is one of the most established Courir celebrations in Southern Louisiana, but its roots go further into the Old World of Europe.  

    Courir de Mardi Gras in Mamou is one of the most established Courir celebrations in Southern Louisiana, but its roots go further into the Old World of Europe.  

  • While investigators offer reward for 2017 slaying, family says current suspect is innocent

    While investigators offer reward for 2017 slaying, family says current suspect is innocent

    Friday, February 9 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-02-10 00:30:29 GMT
    Friday, February 9 2018 7:30 PM EST2018-02-10 00:30:29 GMT

    A man's been jailed on murder charges for almost a year. But now the DA is offering a reward to find the person responsible for the crime.

    A man's been jailed on murder charges for almost a year. But now the DA is offering a reward to find the person responsible for the crime.

  • Boil advisory rescinded

    Boil advisory rescinded

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:41 PM EST2018-02-08 23:41:05 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online
    Evangeline Parish Water District #1 has rescinded a boil advisory issued earlier this week. Residents on Heritage and North Dock roads, and in the Beaux Coteaux subdivision and the Gray Point Community were told to start boiling their water on Monday after a water main had to be repaired. The water has been tested and has been certified safe to drink, officials say. 
    Evangeline Parish Water District #1 has rescinded a boil advisory issued earlier this week. Residents on Heritage and North Dock roads, and in the Beaux Coteaux subdivision and the Gray Point Community were told to start boiling their water on Monday after a water main had to be repaired. The water has been tested and has been certified safe to drink, officials say. 
  • Ville Platte facing $4 million deficit, according to audit

    Ville Platte facing $4 million deficit, according to audit

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:17 PM EST2018-02-08 23:17:57 GMT
    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-02-08 23:26:01 GMT

    The city of Ville Platte is $4 million in the red. According to their auditors, the city has been spending money out of the general fund, that's not there.  

    The city of Ville Platte is $4 million in the red. According to their auditors, the city has been spending money out of the general fund, that's not there.  

  • Evangeline School Board approves plan

    Evangeline School Board approves plan

    Thursday, February 8 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-02-08 22:39:56 GMT
    The Evangeline Parish School Board has approved a plan to make up the time lost during the ice storms last month. Superintendent Darwan Lazard drafted the plans. One part of the plan affects Basile schools. The other part of the plan affects Mamou High School, Mamou Elementary, Vidrine Elementary, Evangeline Central, Pine Prairie High School, Bayou Chicot Elementary, Ville Platte High School, Ville Platte Elementary, James Stephens Montessori, and Chataigner Elementary. The plan fo...
    The Evangeline Parish School Board has approved a plan to make up the time lost during the ice storms last month. Superintendent Darwan Lazard drafted the plans. One part of the plan affects Basile schools. The other part of the plan affects Mamou High School, Mamou Elementary, Vidrine Elementary, Evangeline Central, Pine Prairie High School, Bayou Chicot Elementary, Ville Platte High School, Ville Platte Elementary, James Stephens Montessori, and Chataigner Elementary. The plan fo...
  • Reward offered in 2017 slaying

    Reward offered in 2017 slaying

    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:54 PM EST2018-02-08 18:54:10 GMT
    Kathy WestonKathy Weston

     A reward is being offered in the April 2017 slaying of Kathy Weston.  

     A reward is being offered in the April 2017 slaying of Kathy Weston.  

  • Boil advisory issued for some customers of Evangeline Parish Water District #1

    Boil advisory issued for some customers of Evangeline Parish Water District #1

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 1:50 PM EST2018-02-06 18:50:56 GMT

    The Evangeline Parish Water District #1 has issued a boil water advisory for several residents in the area of Pine Prairie until further notice.

    The Evangeline Parish Water District #1 has issued a boil water advisory for several residents in the area of Pine Prairie until further notice.

  • Ville Platte man wanted for attempted murder

    Ville Platte man wanted for attempted murder

    Thursday, January 25 2018 5:06 PM EST2018-01-25 22:06:07 GMT
    Wanted by police (PHOTO: VILLE PLATTE POLICE)Wanted by police (PHOTO: VILLE PLATTE POLICE)

    A 24-year-old Ville Platte man is wanted by police for attempted murder. On January 4, 2018, at 8:30 pm, officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of an assault in the 900 block of Reed Street in Ville Platte. 

    A 24-year-old Ville Platte man is wanted by police for attempted murder. On January 4, 2018, at 8:30 pm, officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a report of an assault in the 900 block of Reed Street in Ville Platte. 

  • Curfews in Acadiana

    Curfews in Acadiana

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:39 PM EST2018-01-17 21:39:30 GMT

    Curfews set in Acadiana due to freezing temperatures.

    Curfews set in Acadiana due to freezing temperatures.

  • Lawsuit: Ville Platte officers detained woman in closet for 2 days

    Lawsuit: Ville Platte officers detained woman in closet for 2 days

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 1:21 PM EST2018-01-16 18:21:57 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    The woman claims officers detained her in a closet and denied her restroom facilities.

    The woman claims officers detained her in a closet and denied her restroom facilities.

  • Missing Evangeline Parish teen returns home

    Missing Evangeline Parish teen returns home

    Friday, January 12 2018 10:36 PM EST2018-01-13 03:36:14 GMT
    Courtesy of Jaime Lynn FontenotCourtesy of Jaime Lynn Fontenot

    The family of a boy from the Bayou Chicot / Pine Prairie area is asking for help from the public in locating the boy who they say has been missing from his home. 

    The family of a boy from the Bayou Chicot / Pine Prairie area is asking for help from the public in locating the boy who they say has been missing from his home. 

  • Boil advisory issued for Point Blue

    Boil advisory issued for Point Blue

    Wednesday, January 10 2018 12:50 PM EST2018-01-10 17:50:45 GMT

    The Point Blue Water System has issued a boil advisory for customers who live on Rue Richaume, Rue Maurey and Rue des Cajuns.  

    The Point Blue Water System has issued a boil advisory for customers who live on Rue Richaume, Rue Maurey and Rue des Cajuns.  

  • DeQuince Brown indicted on lesser charges

    DeQuince Brown indicted on lesser charges

    Thursday, January 4 2018 5:18 PM EST2018-01-04 22:18:06 GMT
    Dejuan Guillory, right; Dequince Brown, leftDejuan Guillory, right; Dequince Brown, left

    Dequince Brown, girlfriend of Dejuan Guillory, has been charged again in connection with a July 2017 incident that left Guillory dead. 

    Dequince Brown, girlfriend of Dejuan Guillory, has been charged again in connection with a July 2017 incident that left Guillory dead. 

  • Police confirm missing Ville Platte man is dead

    Police confirm missing Ville Platte man is dead

    Thursday, January 4 2018 2:48 PM EST2018-01-04 19:48:51 GMT
    Amos Jones / Ville Platte PoliceAmos Jones / Ville Platte Police

    As we reported this weekend, the search for a missing Ville Platte man has ended.

    As we reported this weekend, the search for a missing Ville Platte man has ended.

  • Crash leaves 1 in hospital

    Crash leaves 1 in hospital

    Thursday, January 4 2018 9:39 AM EST2018-01-04 14:39:17 GMT
    Peter Bello/KATCPeter Bello/KATC

    One person is hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash on South Chataignier Road just south of Ville Platte.

    One person is hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash on South Chataignier Road just south of Ville Platte.

  • Boil advisory for Ward 4

    Boil advisory for Ward 4

    Tuesday, January 2 2018 1:36 PM EST2018-01-02 18:36:36 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    A boil advisory has been issued for the Ward 4 Water District in Evangeline Parish.

    A boil advisory has been issued for the Ward 4 Water District in Evangeline Parish.

  • Ville Platte Police continue search for missing man

    Ville Platte Police continue search for missing man

    Friday, December 29 2017 4:15 PM EST2017-12-29 21:15:16 GMT
    Amos Jones / Ville Platte PoliceAmos Jones / Ville Platte Police

    The Ville Platte Police Department is continuing to ask for help in locating a missing man last seen December 22, 2017.

    The Ville Platte Police Department is continuing to ask for help in locating a missing man last seen December 22, 2017.

  • Longtime motorcycle deputy buried

    Longtime motorcycle deputy buried

    Friday, December 29 2017 4:07 PM EST2017-12-29 21:07:37 GMT
    KATC photoKATC photo

    John Deshotel Sr., a longtime Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy, was buried today.

    John Deshotel Sr., a longtime Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy, was buried today.

  • Boil advisory lifted for Franklin Water System

    Boil advisory lifted for Franklin Water System

    Sunday, December 24 2017 11:23 PM EST2017-12-25 04:23:23 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The boil water advisory issued for the Turkey Creek System has been lifted. 

    The boil water advisory issued for the Turkey Creek System has been lifted. 

  • Evangeline Parish seeking donations for French teachers

    Evangeline Parish seeking donations for French teachers

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:57:50 GMT
    Courtesy MGN Photo: Mith / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0Courtesy MGN Photo: Mith / Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

    The newest French Immersion program in Louisiana is seeking help for its teachers.

    The newest French Immersion program in Louisiana is seeking help for its teachers.

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