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  • Ville Platte woman shot and killed in crossfire; family seeks justice

    Ville Platte woman shot and killed in crossfire; family seeks justice

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:29:30 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:31:29 GMT

    A Ville Platte family is mourning the death of a loved one who was killed in the crossfire of a shootout.  Family members identify her as Kathy Weston. Weston was killed while leaving a convenience store in the 500 block of Chataignier Road Saturday night.    So far, no one has been arrested.  The crime scene where the shooting happened, is now the scene of a makeshift memorial for Weston.  "She was just a good person," Weston's sister Jessica sai...

    A Ville Platte family is mourning the death of a loved one who was killed in the crossfire of a shootout.  Family members identify her as Kathy Weston. Weston was killed while leaving a convenience store in the 500 block of Chataignier Road Saturday night.    So far, no one has been arrested.  The crime scene where the shooting happened, is now the scene of a makeshift memorial for Weston.  "She was just a good person," Weston's sister Jessica sai...

  • UPDATE: Ville Platte police asking for information

    UPDATE: Ville Platte police asking for information

    Monday, April 24 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-04-24 16:22:52 GMT
    Woman Killed in Chatagnier road shooting / KATCWoman Killed in Chatagnier road shooting / KATC

    Ville Platte Police are asking for help in solving the shooting death of a woman.  

    Ville Platte Police are asking for help in solving the shooting death of a woman.  

  • UPDATE: Woman Killed In Late Night Shooting

    UPDATE: Woman Killed In Late Night Shooting

    Sunday, April 23 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-04-24 02:18:49 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 9:18 AM EDT2017-04-24 13:18:03 GMT
    Woman Killed in Chatagnier road shooting / KATCWoman Killed in Chatagnier road shooting / KATC

    One woman is in the hospital after a shooting took place on Chataignier Road.  

    One woman is in the hospital after a shooting took place on Chataignier Road.  

  • Boil water advisory issued for East Side Water System in Ville Platte

    Boil water advisory issued for East Side Water System in Ville Platte

    Friday, April 21 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-04-21 18:45:02 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    East Side Water System in Ville Platte has issued a boil advisory  for all customers north of Hwy.167/Opelousas Rd.

    East Side Water System in Ville Platte has issued a boil advisory  for all customers north of Hwy.167/Opelousas Rd.

  • UPDATE: Chataignier boil advisory lifted

    UPDATE: Chataignier boil advisory lifted

    Friday, April 21 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-04-21 16:17:30 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The Boil Advisory issued for the Chataignier Water System earlier this week has been lifted

    The Boil Advisory issued for the Chataignier Water System earlier this week has been lifted

  • Man booked with attempted murder in shooting

    Man booked with attempted murder in shooting

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:41:01 GMT
    Floyd Porche Jr.Floyd Porche Jr.

    A local man has been arrested in a shooting that left a Mamou woman hospitalized earlier this week. 

    A local man has been arrested in a shooting that left a Mamou woman hospitalized earlier this week. 

  • Two wanted in connection with high-speed chase

    Two wanted in connection with high-speed chase

    Thursday, April 20 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-04-20 21:34:40 GMT
    Lee, left, and LambLee, left, and Lamb

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies have identified two people wanted in connection with a high-speed chase earlier this week. 

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies have identified two people wanted in connection with a high-speed chase earlier this week. 

  • One hospitalized, another in jail after Mamou shooting

    One hospitalized, another in jail after Mamou shooting

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:14:15 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    A woman is in a hospital, and a man is in jail after a shooting in Mamou last night.

    A woman is in a hospital, and a man is in jail after a shooting in Mamou last night.

  • Evangeline authorities searching for two fugitives

    Evangeline authorities searching for two fugitives

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-04-18 20:34:32 GMT
    Cutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGNCutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGN

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for two people who led police on a high-speed chase yesterday. 

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies are looking for two people who led police on a high-speed chase yesterday. 

  • Chataignier under boil advisory

    Chataignier under boil advisory

    Monday, April 17 2017 1:16 PM EDT2017-04-17 17:16:32 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    Due to a main water line break customers of the Chataignier Water System are currently without water. 

    Due to a main water line break customers of the Chataignier Water System are currently without water. 

  • Ville Platte man killed in house fire

    Ville Platte man killed in house fire

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:31 PM EDT2017-04-12 22:31:54 GMT
    Jesse Bias died in house fireJesse Bias died in house fire

    A Ville Platte man has died after his home caught fire around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.  

    A Ville Platte man has died after his home caught fire around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night.  

  • Man booked in connection with toddler's death

    Man booked in connection with toddler's death

    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:07 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:07:49 GMT
    Gullory Sr., left, and Guillory Jr.Gullory Sr., left, and Guillory Jr.

    Deputies have now booked one of the men they questioned in connection with the death of a three-year-old last week.

    Deputies have now booked one of the men they questioned in connection with the death of a three-year-old last week.

  • St. Martin Parish School System short of substitute bus drivers

    St. Martin Parish School System short of substitute bus drivers

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:18:21 GMT
    Wednesday, March 29 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-03-29 22:18:21 GMT
    The trip to and from school is taking a bit longer for some students in St. Martin Parish.  At issue, a shortage of substitute school bus drivers.  Five years ago the school system had 12 subs on staff, but now there are just three. When bus drivers need a sick day, it affects other drivers and students. To try to deal with the issue, the St. Martin Parish school system is using a buddy system. "In the case a driver is out, then there's no one to take that drivers ...
    The trip to and from school is taking a bit longer for some students in St. Martin Parish.  At issue, a shortage of substitute school bus drivers.  Five years ago the school system had 12 subs on staff, but now there are just three. When bus drivers need a sick day, it affects other drivers and students. To try to deal with the issue, the St. Martin Parish school system is using a buddy system. "In the case a driver is out, then there's no one to take that drivers ...
  • Child dies in hot car in Ville Platte

    Child dies in hot car in Ville Platte

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 4:02 AM EDT2017-03-29 08:02:24 GMT

    VP Chief Neil Lartigue has confirmed that a three-year-old child died in a hot car this afternoon.

    VP Chief Neil Lartigue has confirmed that a three-year-old child died in a hot car this afternoon.

  • UPDATE: Two in custody after fatal accident

    UPDATE: Two in custody after fatal accident

    Tuesday, March 28 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-03-28 22:29:49 GMT

    Yesterday, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies were searching for three men in connection with an accident that left a three-year-old dead.

    Yesterday, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies were searching for three men in connection with an accident that left a three-year-old dead.

  • Evangeline Sheriff seeking three in fatal accident

    Evangeline Sheriff seeking three in fatal accident

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-03-27 21:38:36 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for three men in connection with an accident that left a three-year-old dead.

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for three men in connection with an accident that left a three-year-old dead.

  • Evangeline Parish voters approve tax renewals

    Evangeline Parish voters approve tax renewals

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:01:46 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    Evangeline Parish: Evangeline Parish voters decided a number of tax renewals.

    Evangeline Parish: Evangeline Parish voters decided a number of tax renewals.

  • Evangeline Parish soccer registration

    Evangeline Parish soccer registration

    Friday, March 24 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-03-25 03:36:16 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    Soccer registration for children ages 5 (by the end of June, 2017) - 12 (after the end of June), who reside in Evangeline Parish, will be held Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th at the Northside Civic Center in Ville Platte from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

    Soccer registration for children ages 5 (by the end of June, 2017) - 12 (after the end of June), who reside in Evangeline Parish, will be held Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th at the Northside Civic Center in Ville Platte from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

  • Ville Platte break-ins: Police searching for intruder

    Ville Platte break-ins: Police searching for intruder

    Monday, March 20 2017 9:37 PM EDT2017-03-21 01:37:39 GMT
    Wednesday, March 22 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-03-23 02:24:45 GMT
    Abraham ChambersAbraham Chambers

    UPDATE: Ville Platte police are on the street looking for a man suspected of breaking into multiple businesses.  Police have issued a warrant for Abraham Chambers. Police say he broke into four businesses all within the same week.   It's the images captured by cameras at one business that police say led them to their suspect.  "It's really the only way it's going to stop the criminal activity and deter people from breaking into businesses," co owner of Medi...

    UPDATE: Ville Platte police are on the street looking for a man suspected of breaking into multiple businesses.  Police have issued a warrant for Abraham Chambers. Police say he broke into four businesses all within the same week.   It's the images captured by cameras at one business that police say led them to their suspect.  "It's really the only way it's going to stop the criminal activity and deter people from breaking into businesses," co owner of Medi...

  • Ville Platte burglary suspect arrested

    Ville Platte burglary suspect arrested

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-03-22 19:21:22 GMT
    Abraham ChambersAbraham Chambers

    The man accused of burglarizing a number of businesses in Ville Platte has been arrested.  

    The man accused of burglarizing a number of businesses in Ville Platte has been arrested.  

  • State Fire Marshal: Mamou fire started in truck

    State Fire Marshal: Mamou fire started in truck

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-03-21 21:11:20 GMT
    Mamou Fire, Courtesy of Amanda Halas MarksMamou Fire, Courtesy of Amanda Halas Marks

    A State Fire Marshal investigation has confirmed the cause of Monday's fire in Mamou. 

    A State Fire Marshal investigation has confirmed the cause of Monday's fire in Mamou. 

  • Do you know this man?

    Do you know this man?

    Monday, March 20 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-03-20 22:56:12 GMT
    Abraham ChambersAbraham Chambers

    Ville Platte Police are searching for a suspect in several recent burglaries in town. Police have obtained a warrant for Abraham B. Chambers, 48, of Opelousas on numerous charges related to these burglaries. Kendria LaFleur will have the surveillance video and details tonight on KATC TV3.

    Ville Platte Police are searching for a suspect in several recent burglaries in town. Police have obtained a warrant for Abraham B. Chambers, 48, of Opelousas on numerous charges related to these burglaries. Kendria LaFleur will have the surveillance video and details tonight on KATC TV3.

  • Point Blue Water System boil water advisory lifted

    Point Blue Water System boil water advisory lifted

    Thursday, March 16 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-03-16 18:57:27 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The boil water advisory for Point Blue Water System in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

    The boil water advisory for Point Blue Water System in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

  • $100k awarded to women photographed by Ville Platte officer

    $100k awarded to women photographed by Ville Platte officer

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 1:25 PM EDT2017-03-15 17:25:29 GMT

    The women accused the officer of threatening them with pepper spray if they didn't expose their breasts.

    The women accused the officer of threatening them with pepper spray if they didn't expose their breasts.

  • Illegal detainment subject of another lawsuit in Evangeline Parish

    Illegal detainment subject of another lawsuit in Evangeline Parish

    Monday, March 13 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-03-13 21:42:46 GMT
    The US Justice Department / Courtesy of MGN OnlineThe US Justice Department / Courtesy of MGN Online

    The four plaintiffs say they were victim to unconstitutional law enforcement practices in Evangeline Parish.

    The four plaintiffs say they were victim to unconstitutional law enforcement practices in Evangeline Parish.

  • Boil water advisory issued for some Point Blue Water System customers

    Boil water advisory issued for some Point Blue Water System customers

    Monday, March 13 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-03-13 16:15:18 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online
    Point Blue Water System in Evangeline Parish has issued a boil water advisory for customers in the  Kennedy-Eugene subdivision. The water will be shut off Monday morning to repair a fire hydrant. Once the water is restored, a boil water advisory will be in affect until further notice.
    Point Blue Water System in Evangeline Parish has issued a boil water advisory for customers in the  Kennedy-Eugene subdivision. The water will be shut off Monday morning to repair a fire hydrant. Once the water is restored, a boil water advisory will be in affect until further notice.
  • Point Blue Water System boil water advisory lifted

    Point Blue Water System boil water advisory lifted

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-03-08 20:59:25 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The boil water advisory for Point Blue Water System in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

    The boil water advisory for Point Blue Water System in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

  • Ville Platte couple accused of attempted murder

    Ville Platte couple accused of attempted murder

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 1:24 PM EST2017-03-08 18:24:59 GMT
    Anginatta Foreman and   Donald Paul "Choe" LaFleur, Jr.Anginatta Foreman and Donald Paul "Choe" LaFleur, Jr.

    A Ville Platte man and woman are in jail accused of attempted murder. 

    A Ville Platte man and woman are in jail accused of attempted murder. 

  • Boil advisory issued for Point Blue

    Boil advisory issued for Point Blue

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 1:38 PM EST2017-03-07 18:38:37 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    A boil advisory has been issued for customers of the Point Blue Water System.

    A boil advisory has been issued for customers of the Point Blue Water System.

  • Ville Platte residents push for criminal charges against law enforcement

    Ville Platte residents push for criminal charges against law enforcement

    Sunday, March 5 2017 11:22 PM EST2017-03-06 04:22:31 GMT

    The Department of Justice held a public meeting in Ville Platte this evening where they gave residents the opportunity to discuss what kind of changes they would like for their criminal justice system. 

    The Department of Justice held a public meeting in Ville Platte this evening where they gave residents the opportunity to discuss what kind of changes they would like for their criminal justice system. 

  • Taking steps to make a difference

    Taking steps to make a difference

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:39 AM EST2017-03-02 11:39:30 GMT
    Making a difference one step at a timeMaking a difference one step at a time

    For every 2400 steps sixth graders at Ville Platte High take, they help to change a child's life.  

    For every 2400 steps sixth graders at Ville Platte High take, they help to change a child's life.  

  • Mamou continues tradition with a Courir

    Mamou continues tradition with a Courir

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-03-01 00:37:38 GMT
    Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras 2017Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras 2017

    In New Orleans people chase beads; in Mamou they chase chickens.

    In New Orleans people chase beads; in Mamou they chase chickens.

  • Boil advisory set for Grand Prairie Water System

    Boil advisory set for Grand Prairie Water System

    Friday, February 24 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-02-24 20:51:47 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    A boil advisory has been issued for the Grand Prairie Water System. 

    A boil advisory has been issued for the Grand Prairie Water System. 

  • Residents concerned with FEMA assistance for damaged graves; AG steps in

    Residents concerned with FEMA assistance for damaged graves; AG steps in

    Monday, February 6 2017 11:30 PM EST2017-02-07 04:30:41 GMT
    Tuesday, February 7 2017 10:27 AM EST2017-02-07 15:27:47 GMT

    Some Evangeline Parish residents are being put on notice by the Attorney General's Office. At issue: Checks issued by FEMA for repairs at St. Matthew's Cemetery in Ville Platte. Since then, questions have come up about how to spend that money and who should make repairs. Out of the 113 checks issued, only 71 have been turned over to the church. Officials with the Attorney General's Office say that those who do not turn in their checks could face legal actions. KATC previously repor...

    Some Evangeline Parish residents are being put on notice by the Attorney General's Office. At issue: Checks issued by FEMA for repairs at St. Matthew's Cemetery in Ville Platte. Since then, questions have come up about how to spend that money and who should make repairs. Out of the 113 checks issued, only 71 have been turned over to the church. Officials with the Attorney General's Office say that those who do not turn in their checks could face legal actions. KATC previously repor...

  • Defense attorney says DOJ investigation could affect client's conviction

    Defense attorney says DOJ investigation could affect client's conviction

    Friday, January 13 2017 7:20 PM EST2017-01-14 00:20:35 GMT
    Friday, January 13 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-01-14 01:08:43 GMT

    Unconstitutional practices by Ville Platte police and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's office could mean problems for prosecutors. The agencies are working with the department of justice to phase out illegal practices like "investigative holds." The DOJ found both agencies were violating the Constitution, by holding suspects and witnesses in jail without filing charges.  Now at least one defense attorney is questioning the case against his client.  In July 2014,...

    Unconstitutional practices by Ville Platte police and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's office could mean problems for prosecutors. The agencies are working with the department of justice to phase out illegal practices like "investigative holds." The DOJ found both agencies were violating the Constitution, by holding suspects and witnesses in jail without filing charges.  Now at least one defense attorney is questioning the case against his client.  In July 2014,...

  • Two candidates running for Mayor in Pine Prairie

    Two candidates running for Mayor in Pine Prairie

    Friday, October 14 2016 8:27 PM EDT2016-10-15 00:27:56 GMT

    Two candidates are hoping to become Pine Prairie's next mayor. Current mayor Terry Savant is retiring from office after serving three terms as the village's leader. Now, two men who are no strangers to running for office are seeking the village's top spot. Quint west is a familiar face in pine prairie and Evangeline Parish. He's an assistant principal at Evangeline Central School and he's  Pine Prairie's current mayor pro temp. West said that experience makes him qualified for t...

    Two candidates are hoping to become Pine Prairie's next mayor. Current mayor Terry Savant is retiring from office after serving three terms as the village's leader. Now, two men who are no strangers to running for office are seeking the village's top spot. Quint west is a familiar face in pine prairie and Evangeline Parish. He's an assistant principal at Evangeline Central School and he's  Pine Prairie's current mayor pro temp. West said that experience makes him qualified for t...

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  • Jeanerette woman accused of child desertion

    Jeanerette woman accused of child desertion

    Monday, April 24 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-04-24 20:32:44 GMT
    Logan MartinLogan Martin

    A 21-year-old Jeanerette woman was arrested for leaving three young children in a hotel room alone.

    A 21-year-old Jeanerette woman was arrested for leaving three young children in a hotel room alone.

  • Lafayette Deputy arrested, accused of giving contraband to inmate

    Lafayette Deputy arrested, accused of giving contraband to inmate

    Monday, April 24 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-04-25 03:33:04 GMT
    JONATHAN FREMINJONATHAN FREMIN

    A Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputy has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.  Jonathan Fremin, 52, has been booked with malfeasance in office, criminal conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal facility and possession with intent to distribute schedule III narcotics.  

    A Lafayette Parish Sheriff's deputy has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.

  • Ville Platte woman shot and killed in crossfire; family seeks justice

    Ville Platte woman shot and killed in crossfire; family seeks justice

    Monday, April 24 2017 5:29 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:29:30 GMT
    Monday, April 24 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 21:31:29 GMT

    A Ville Platte family is mourning the death of a loved one who was killed in the crossfire of a shootout.  Family members identify her as Kathy Weston. Weston was killed while leaving a convenience store in the 500 block of Chataignier Road Saturday night.    So far, no one has been arrested.  The crime scene where the shooting happened, is now the scene of a makeshift memorial for Weston.  "She was just a good person," Weston's sister Jessica sai...

    A Ville Platte family is mourning the death of a loved one who was killed in the crossfire of a shootout.  Family members identify her as Kathy Weston. Weston was killed while leaving a convenience store in the 500 block of Chataignier Road Saturday night.    So far, no one has been arrested.  The crime scene where the shooting happened, is now the scene of a makeshift memorial for Weston.  "She was just a good person," Weston's sister Jessica sai...

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