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  • In Eunice, a cemetery is transformed to honor veterans

    In Eunice, a cemetery is transformed to honor veterans

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-05-30 03:35:10 GMT

    Dale Sittig has transformed Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Eunice with hundreds of American flags. “People stop on the side of the road and just take pictures. They stop and are just in shock and awe when they pass through here....

    Dale Sittig has transformed Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Eunice with hundreds of American flags. “People stop on the side of the road and just take pictures. They stop and are just in shock and awe when they pass through here....

  • Basile officer arrested following family altercation caught on video

    Basile officer arrested following family altercation caught on video

    Friday, May 26 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-26 22:14:09 GMT
    On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. Richardson is relateOn Wednesday, May 17, 2017, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. Richardson is relate

    A part-time Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy and Basile Police officer was arrested Friday, May 26, on charges stemming from a May 21 altercation, according to KVPI. Nicholas Richardson was arrested on charges of felony aggravated assault with a firearm, simple battery, and malfeasance in office. He was caught on camera confronting a group of people about a bullying incident and pulling out his gun. According to KVPI, Richardson is now on indefinitely on leave from ...

    A part-time Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy and Basile Police officer was arrested Friday, May 26, on charges stemming from a May 21 altercation, according to KVPI. Nicholas Richardson was arrested on charges of felony aggravated assault with a firearm, simple battery, and malfeasance in office. He was caught on camera confronting a group of people about a bullying incident and pulling out his gun. According to KVPI, Richardson is now on indefinitely on leave from ...

  • Evangeline Parish family demands consequences for police officer after family dispute

    Evangeline Parish family demands consequences for police officer after family dispute

    Thursday, May 25 2017 7:36 AM EDT2017-05-25 11:36:58 GMT

    On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at approximately 6:30 PM in Basile, Louisiana, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. 

    On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at approximately 6:30 PM in Basile, Louisiana, Officer Nicholas Richardson, a police officer employed with both the Basile Police Department and Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department, had a confrontation in front of the residence of Darrell and Mia Reed. 

  • Evangeline Parish adds French Immersion programs to schools

    Evangeline Parish adds French Immersion programs to schools

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:08:24 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-05-25 00:09:39 GMT

    Students in Evangeline Parish can now learn a language native to their parish. 

    Students in Evangeline Parish can now learn a language native to their parish. 

  • Former deputy turns herself in

    Former deputy turns herself in

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-05-24 17:13:51 GMT
    KVPI photo courtesy of Tony MarksKVPI photo courtesy of Tony Marks

    A former Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy turned herself in Wednesday and was booked with felony theft, radio station KVPI reports.  

    A former Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy turned herself in Wednesday and was booked with felony theft, radio station KVPI reports.  

  • East Side Water boil advisory lifted

    East Side Water boil advisory lifted

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:19 PM EDT2017-05-24 16:19:09 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    The boil advisory issued Monday for the East Side Water  System in Ville Platte has been lifted.

    The boil advisory issued Monday for the East Side Water  System in Ville Platte has been lifted.

  • East Side Water System in Ville Platte issues boil water advisory

    East Side Water System in Ville Platte issues boil water advisory

    Monday, May 22 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-05-22 21:50:53 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    East Side Water System in Ville Platte has issued a boil water advisory for all customers.

    East Side Water System in Ville Platte has issued a boil water advisory for all customers.

  • Evangeline Parish crops heavily damaged by floods; farmers expect a delay in harvest

    Evangeline Parish crops heavily damaged by floods; farmers expect a delay in harvest

    Friday, May 19 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-05-19 21:22:35 GMT
    Friday, May 19 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-05-19 23:44:29 GMT

    Farmers in Evangeline Parish are now getting back into their fields after this month's flood.

    Farmers in Evangeline Parish are now getting back into their fields after this month's flood.

  • Missing Funds investigation at Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office

    Missing Funds investigation at Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:23:09 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN OnlineCourtesy: MGN Online

    State Police confirm they have been asked to investigate missing funds from the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office.  

    State Police confirm they have been asked to investigate missing funds from the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office.  

  • Evangeline Parish Soccer League to hold fundraiser

    Evangeline Parish Soccer League to hold fundraiser

    Friday, May 12 2017 10:24 PM EDT2017-05-13 02:24:02 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The newly formed Evangeline Parish Soccer League held its initial two-day registration this past Wednesday and Thursday at the Northside Civic Center in Ville Platte.  

    The newly formed Evangeline Parish Soccer League held its initial two-day registration this past Wednesday and Thursday at the Northside Civic Center in Ville Platte.  

  • EPSO investigating possible theft by deputy

    EPSO investigating possible theft by deputy

    Friday, May 12 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-05-12 20:14:35 GMT
    Sheriff Soileau at the Bond Commission MeetingSheriff Soileau at the Bond Commission Meeting

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau released a statement in regards to a situation involving possible theft from the EPSO at the hands of one of its own employees, the Ville Platte Gazette reports. 

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff Eddie Soileau released a statement in regards to a situation involving possible theft from the EPSO at the hands of one of its own employees, the Ville Platte Gazette reports. 

  • Mamou store creates 'ultra low carb boudin'

    Mamou store creates 'ultra low carb boudin'

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-05-10 21:43:25 GMT
    Wednesday, May 10 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-05-11 01:52:54 GMT

    If you love boudin, but hate the carbs that come with it, you might be in luck for a healthier option. 

    If you love boudin, but hate the carbs that come with it, you might be in luck for a healthier option. 

  • Ville Platte deputy city marshal arrested in prostitution case

    Ville Platte deputy city marshal arrested in prostitution case

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-05-10 00:57:52 GMT
    Arthur Lee PhillipsArthur Lee Phillips

    Detectives say Arthur Lee Phillips had sex with a prostitute, solicited her to other men and then kept her earnings.

    Detectives say Arthur Lee Phillips had sex with a prostitute, solicited her to other men and then kept her earnings.

  • Two arrested, two sought in March shooting

    Two arrested, two sought in March shooting

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-05-09 17:50:33 GMT
    Top: Ardoin, left and Nelson. Bottom: Arvie, left, and ThomasTop: Ardoin, left and Nelson. Bottom: Arvie, left, and Thomas

    Ville Platte Police have arrested two men and are seeking two others in connection with a March shooting in the city.

    Ville Platte Police have arrested two men and are seeking two others in connection with a March shooting in the city.

  • LA 376 now open in Evangeline Parish

    LA 376 now open in Evangeline Parish

    Sunday, May 7 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-05-08 00:54:43 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation announces that a portion of LA 376, west of Reddell and north of Mamou, is now open.  

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation announces that a portion of LA 376, west of Reddell and north of Mamou, is now open.  

  • Mamou flood victims receive flood relief boxes

    Mamou flood victims receive flood relief boxes

    Friday, May 5 2017 6:07 PM EDT2017-05-05 22:07:26 GMT
    Church of Christ Flood ReliefChurch of Christ Flood Relief

    Flood victims in Mamou received boxes of food and supplies after this week's storm.

    Flood victims in Mamou received boxes of food and supplies after this week's storm.

  • Evangeline Parish schools to resume class Friday

    Evangeline Parish schools to resume class Friday

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:33:30 GMT
    Thursday, May 4 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-05-05 03:14:53 GMT

    Teachers in Evangeline Parish will welcome students back to school after being closed because of the flood. 

    Teachers in Evangeline Parish will welcome students back to school after being closed because of the flood. 

  • Supplies available Friday for Mamou flood victims

    Supplies available Friday for Mamou flood victims

    Thursday, May 4 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-05-04 20:49:00 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online
    Supplies will be distributed to Mamou flood victims Friday. Food, non-perishable items and cleaning supplies will be given out May 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mamou Skating Rink (outside). These items are being provided by Bolton Ford and Church of Christ Disaster Relief Effort.
    Supplies will be distributed to Mamou flood victims Friday. Food, non-perishable items and cleaning supplies will be given out May 5, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Mamou Skating Rink (outside). These items are being provided by Bolton Ford and Church of Christ Disaster Relief Effort.
  • Road Closures May 3, 2017

    Road Closures May 3, 2017

    Thursday, May 4 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-05-04 05:12:02 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced that a portion of LA 376 (west of Reddell and north of Mamou) is closed due to rising flood waters.

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced that a portion of LA 376 (west of Reddell and north of Mamou) is closed due to rising flood waters.

  • School Closures for May 3, 2017

    School Closures for May 3, 2017

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 4:52 PM EDT2017-05-03 20:52:58 GMT
    Courtesy: MGNCourtesy: MGN

    School Closures for May 3, 2017

    School Closures for May 3, 2017

  • Communication issues due to the storm

    Communication issues due to the storm

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-05-03 20:10:27 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: M. CANONEPHOTO COURTESY: M. CANONE

    Phone lines are down at the Mamou Police Department. In the case of an emergency, residents should call 911.

    Phone lines are down at the Mamou Police Department. In the case of an emergency, residents should call 911.

  • Other closures for May 3, 2017

    Other closures for May 3, 2017

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 3:31 PM EDT2017-05-03 19:31:40 GMT

    We'll continue updating Acadiana-area weather closures throughout the day.

    We'll continue updating Acadiana-area weather closures throughout the day.

  • Three arrested, accused of leaving child in car at bar

    Three arrested, accused of leaving child in car at bar

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-05-02 20:54:45 GMT
    Brignac, Ledee, BrignacBrignac, Ledee, Brignac

    A woman and two men were arrested in Evangeline Parish after a child was found unattended in a car parked outside a bar. 

    A woman and two men were arrested in Evangeline Parish after a child was found unattended in a car parked outside a bar. 

  • Mamou curfew lifted

    Mamou curfew lifted

    Monday, May 1 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-05-02 01:53:46 GMT
    Photo: KSAX-TV / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 GenericPhoto: KSAX-TV / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

    The dusk to dawn curfew implemented in Mamou after yesterday's heavy rain has been lifted. 

    The dusk to dawn curfew implemented in Mamou after yesterday's heavy rain has been lifted. 

  • Homes still surrounded by flood waters in Mamou

    Homes still surrounded by flood waters in Mamou

    Monday, May 1 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-05-01 22:29:36 GMT
    Monday, May 1 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-05-01 22:57:42 GMT

    Clean up efforts are underway in Mamou after the town flooded during a storm Sunday night.   

    Clean up efforts are underway in Mamou after the town flooded during a storm Sunday night.   

  • Evangeline Parish Public Schools closed today

    Evangeline Parish Public Schools closed today

    Monday, May 1 2017 6:20 AM EDT2017-05-01 10:20:43 GMT
    Evangeline Parish storm damageEvangeline Parish storm damage

    Sacred Heart High School in Ville Platte is open, but busses will not run today.    

    Sacred Heart High School in Ville Platte is open, but busses will not run today.    

  • Evangeline Parish school closures

    Evangeline Parish school closures

    Sunday, April 30 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-05-01 00:52:15 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Due to the severe weather damages, all Evangeline Parish public schools will be closed tomorrow, May 1. 

    Due to the severe weather damages, all Evangeline Parish public schools will be closed tomorrow, May 1. 

  • UPDATE: Cleco continues restoration efforts

    UPDATE: Cleco continues restoration efforts

    Sunday, April 30 2017 7:06 PM EDT2017-04-30 23:06:39 GMT
    Photo Courtesy MGN OnlinePhoto Courtesy MGN Online

    As of 5:30 p.m., approximately 2,300 Cleco customers are without power following storms that disrupted power to over 24,000 customers across its service territory. 

    As of 5:30 p.m., approximately 2,300 Cleco customers are without power following storms that disrupted power to over 24,000 customers across its service territory. 

  • Curfew set for Mamou residents

    Curfew set for Mamou residents

    Sunday, April 30 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-04-30 20:43:06 GMT
    Mamou / Courtesy: Montel Griffith MamouMamou / Courtesy: Montel Griffith Mamou

    A curfew has been set for those living in Mamou due to storm damage.  

    A curfew has been set for those living in Mamou due to storm damage.  

  • Mamou police officer accuses police chief of setting ticket quotas

    Mamou police officer accuses police chief of setting ticket quotas

    Friday, April 28 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-04-28 14:20:53 GMT
    Mamou PoliceMamou Police

    A Mamou Police Officer is accusing his Chief of setting ticket quotas for the officers.

    A Mamou Police Officer is accusing his Chief of setting ticket quotas for the officers.

  • Ville Platte man killed in early morning crash in Evangeline Parish

    Ville Platte man killed in early morning crash in Evangeline Parish

    Friday, April 28 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-04-28 12:14:49 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    A Ville Platte man is dead after and early morning crash along US 167 in Evangeline Parish.

    A Ville Platte man is dead after and early morning crash along US 167 in Evangeline Parish.

  • Sunblock for students: La. House says no prescription needed

    Sunblock for students: La. House says no prescription needed

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:11 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:11:34 GMT
    Photo courtesy: KATCPhoto courtesy: KATC

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A prescription for sunscreen? The Louisiana House overwhelmingly agreed Thursday that public school students should be able to carry sunblock without a doctor's permission or their school's blessing. 

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A prescription for sunscreen? The Louisiana House overwhelmingly agreed Thursday that public school students should be able to carry sunblock without a doctor's permission or their school's blessing. 

  • Ville Platte Police arrest local man in fatal shooting; more arrests possible

    Ville Platte Police arrest local man in fatal shooting; more arrests possible

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:04 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:04:48 GMT
    Courtesy Ville Platte PoliceCourtesy Ville Platte Police

    A Ville Platte man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday slaying of a local woman who was walking to the store.

    A Ville Platte man has been arrested in connection with the Sunday slaying of a local woman who was walking to the store.

  • Boil water advisory lifted for Ville Platte

    Boil water advisory lifted for Ville Platte

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-04-26 16:12:31 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    East Side Water System has lifted the boil advisory for ESWS in Ville Platte

    East Side Water System has lifted the boil advisory for ESWS in Ville Platte

  • 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.  

  • 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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  • Lafayette PD investigate armed robbery at gas station

    Lafayette PD investigate armed robbery at gas station

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-05-30 05:02:06 GMT

    Lafayette police are investigating an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Bertrand Drive and Eraste Landry Road. 

    Lafayette police are investigating an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Bertrand Drive and Eraste Landry Road. 

  • Three rescued, one missing when tug sinks

    Three rescued, one missing when tug sinks

    Monday, May 29 2017 2:40 PM EDT2017-05-29 18:40:38 GMT
    Courtesy of MGN OnlineCourtesy of MGN Online
    The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft before the vessel sank.  One crewmember is still missing. The survivors in the life raft were rescued by the good Samaritan motor vessel Andi...
    The Coast Guard and good Samaritans are searching for a person in the water approximately 30 nautical miles south of Marsh Island. Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at approximately 5 a.m. of the tug vessel Crosby Commander taking on water with four people aboard. Three people were able to evacuate to a life raft before the vessel sank.  One crewmember is still missing. The survivors in the life raft were rescued by the good Samaritan motor vessel Andi...
  • Woman killed after car hits mobility scooter

    Woman killed after car hits mobility scooter

    Monday, May 29 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-05-29 16:34:15 GMT
    Image Credit: MGN OnlineImage Credit: MGN Online

    Louisiana police say a crash involving a car and an electric scooter has killed a woman.  

    Louisiana police say a crash involving a car and an electric scooter has killed a woman.  

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