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  • Boil advisory lifted for Evangeline Parish subdivision

    Boil advisory lifted for Evangeline Parish subdivision

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-09-13 19:37:33 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    The boil water advisory issued for some people in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

    The boil water advisory issued for some people in Evangeline Parish has been lifted. 

  • Arrest made in Ville Platte shooting

    Arrest made in Ville Platte shooting

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-09-12 15:54:06 GMT
    Lawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte PoliceLawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte Police

    The search for Lawrence Fontenot ended today as he was apprehended by Officers with Probation and Parole at the Probation and Parole Office in Ville Platte.  

    The search for Lawrence Fontenot ended today as he was apprehended by Officers with Probation and Parole at the Probation and Parole Office in Ville Platte.  

  • UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in Ville Platte shooting

    UPDATE: Police searching for suspect in Ville Platte shooting

    Monday, September 11 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-09-11 18:55:51 GMT
    Lawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte PoliceLawrence Fontenot / Ville Platte Police

    UPDATE: Ville Platte Police are currently searching for a suspect wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

    UPDATE: Ville Platte Police are currently searching for a suspect wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

  • Boil advisory issued for parts of Grand Prairie Water System

    Boil advisory issued for parts of Grand Prairie Water System

    Friday, September 8 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-09-08 18:39:57 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The Grand Prairie Water System is under a Boil Advisory until further notice, due to repairs being done on a leak. Repairs will be started this afternoon, and it will affect half of the water system (the elementary school and everything east of it, including HWY 103, 748, and all adjoining streets). So far this year, this water system also issued boil advisories on February 24 (lasted until March 2); on April 7 (lifted April 13) and April 28 (lifted May 2). 

    The Grand Prairie Water System is under a Boil Advisory until further notice, due to repairs being done on a leak. Repairs will be started this afternoon, and it will affect half of the water system (the elementary school and everything east of it, including HWY 103, 748, and all adjoining streets). So far this year, this water system also issued boil advisories on February 24 (lasted until March 2); on April 7 (lifted April 13) and April 28 (lifted May 2). 

  • SLCC expands Adult Education Program to Ville Platte campus

    SLCC expands Adult Education Program to Ville Platte campus

    Friday, September 8 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-09-08 15:05:36 GMT
    South Louisiana Community CollegeSouth Louisiana Community College

    South Louisiana Community College has announced the expansion of it's Adult Education Program to it's C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte.

    South Louisiana Community College has announced the expansion of it's Adult Education Program to it's C.B. Coreil Campus in Ville Platte.

  • Boil water advisory for some residents in Evangeline Parish

    Boil water advisory for some residents in Evangeline Parish

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-09-05 18:09:32 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    The Te Mamou water district has issued a boil water advisory for customers of the "Bye the Way Subdivision"  Water was shut off this morning to work on lines in that subdivision.   

    The Te Mamou water district has issued a boil water advisory for customers of the "Bye the Way Subdivision"  Water was shut off this morning to work on lines in that subdivision.   

  • AG arrests Mamou man on child porn charges, asking for tips

    AG arrests Mamou man on child porn charges, asking for tips

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-08-30 20:08:42 GMT
    Richard DeshotelRichard Deshotel

    Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has arrested an Evangeline Parish man on multiple charges of child pornography, and his team is asking the public for more information on the alleged perpetrator.

    Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Cyber Crime Unit has arrested an Evangeline Parish man on multiple charges of child pornography, and his team is asking the public for more information on the alleged perpetrator.

  • Three charged in Ville Platte after being hit by truck

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-08-23 23:23:40 GMT
    Friday, August 25 2017 1:06 PM EDT2017-08-25 17:06:43 GMT

    A Ville Platte man and two teenagers are recovering after all three were hit by a truck. However, they are facing charges, and the driver isn't.

    A Ville Platte man and two teenagers are recovering after all three were hit by a truck. However, they are facing charges, and the driver isn't.

  • Officer rerouted after threats

    Officer rerouted after threats

    Thursday, August 24 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-08-24 17:22:21 GMT
    Cutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGNCutout Photo: Klaus with K / Wikimedia Commons / MGN

    A Ville Platte Police Officer has been threatened, causing a change to their duties. 

    A Ville Platte Police Officer has been threatened, causing a change to their duties. 

  • Boil advisory lifted in Ville Platte

    Boil advisory lifted in Ville Platte

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 2:44 PM EDT2017-08-23 18:44:46 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    A water main has broken in Ville Platte, officials say. The break happened at the intersection of West Magnolia and South Dossman, officials say. 

    A water main has broken in Ville Platte, officials say. The break happened at the intersection of West Magnolia and South Dossman, officials say. 

  • Point Blue Water boil advisory lifted

    Point Blue Water boil advisory lifted

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 12:49 PM EDT2017-08-23 16:49:53 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online
    The boil advisory issued to Point Blue Water customers on Abraham and King Boulevard has been lifted. The system says water is now safe to consume. Please contact our office at 337-363-5885, if you have any further questions.
    The boil advisory issued to Point Blue Water customers on Abraham and King Boulevard has been lifted. The system says water is now safe to consume. Please contact our office at 337-363-5885, if you have any further questions.
  • Preparations underway for Tee-Cotton Bowl in Ville Platte

    Preparations underway for Tee-Cotton Bowl in Ville Platte

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-08-22 22:44:32 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:02:12 GMT

    The start of football season is a time of tradition across Acadiana. However one tradition is making a comeback in Evangeline Parish this year. 

    The start of football season is a time of tradition across Acadiana. However one tradition is making a comeback in Evangeline Parish this year. 

  • Ville Platte teen accused of attempted murder

    Ville Platte teen accused of attempted murder

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-08-17 15:55:43 GMT
    Nathan Thomas Jr.Nathan Thomas Jr.

    Ville Platte Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting.

    Ville Platte Police are investigating a Wednesday night shooting.

  • Some Point Blue Water System customers under boil water advisory

    Some Point Blue Water System customers under boil water advisory

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:38:00 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Some Point Blue Water System customers are under a boil water advisory. Water will be shut off to make repairs. 

    Some Point Blue Water System customers are under a boil water advisory. Water will be shut off to make repairs. 

  • School's in session for Vermilion and Evangeline parishes

    School's in session for Vermilion and Evangeline parishes

    Thursday, August 10 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-08-11 00:05:51 GMT
    School's in session for Vermilion and Evangeline parishesSchool's in session for Vermilion and Evangeline parishes

    Today was the first day of school for students and teachers in Vermilion and Evangeline parishes.

    Today was the first day of school for students and teachers in Vermilion and Evangeline parishes.

  • Cleco announces planned outage for some Evangeline communities

    Cleco announces planned outage for some Evangeline communities

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-08-09 19:58:39 GMT
    Cleco LogoCleco Logo

    Cleco has announced that some energy customers will lose power in and around Evangeline Parish. 

    Cleco has announced that some energy customers will lose power in and around Evangeline Parish. 

  • ADA: Deferred sentence was part of plea deal for DeJuan Guillory

    ADA: Deferred sentence was part of plea deal for DeJuan Guillory

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-08-08 21:14:31 GMT
    Dejuan Guillory / KATCDejuan Guillory / KATC

    The shooting death of DeJuan Guillory at the hands of an Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy is still under investigation by State Police, but at the time of the incident questions arose about Guillory's status. 

    The shooting death of DeJuan Guillory at the hands of an Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy is still under investigation by State Police, but at the time of the incident questions arose about Guillory's status. 

  • Pine Prairie inmate briefly escapes; now in custody

    Pine Prairie inmate briefly escapes; now in custody

    Sunday, August 6 2017 6:41 PM EDT2017-08-06 22:41:05 GMT
    Courtesy: MGN OnlineCourtesy: MGN Online

    An inmate with the Pine Prairie Correctional Center briefly escaped this afternoon. 

    An inmate with the Pine Prairie Correctional Center briefly escaped this afternoon. 

  • UPDATE: Three-year-old and grandmother found

    UPDATE: Three-year-old and grandmother found

    Thursday, August 3 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-08-03 22:39:32 GMT
    Carol ClarkCarol Clark

    A three-year-old police say was kidnapped by her grandmother has been returned to her dad unharmed.  

    A three-year-old police say was kidnapped by her grandmother has been returned to her dad unharmed.  

  • Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office needs help locating a 3-year-old toddler

    Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office needs help locating a 3-year-old toddler

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-08-01 19:39:59 GMT
    Sophia Marie SidwellSophia Marie Sidwell

    (PRESS RELEASE) The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a 3 year old female toddler identified as Sophia Marie Sidwell (DOB 6/4/14). 

    (PRESS RELEASE) The Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s assistance in locating a 3 year old female toddler identified as Sophia Marie Sidwell (DOB 6/4/14). 

  • Family held march for man killed by deputy

    Family held march for man killed by deputy

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-07-29 01:46:08 GMT
    Dejuan Guillory / KATCDejuan Guillory / KATC

    Relatives of the man shot and killed by an Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy are still fighting for justice.

    Relatives of the man shot and killed by an Evangeline Parish Sheriff's deputy are still fighting for justice.

  • Mamou mother calls for speed bumps after daughter was hit by a vehicle

    Mamou mother calls for speed bumps after daughter was hit by a vehicle

    Friday, July 28 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-07-28 22:00:19 GMT
    Friday, July 28 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-07-29 00:17:22 GMT

    An Evangeline Parish mother is calling for change after her daughter was hit by a vehicle last weekend in Mamou.

    An Evangeline Parish mother is calling for change after her daughter was hit by a vehicle last weekend in Mamou.

  • Louisiana State Arboretum to host eclipse viewing

    Louisiana State Arboretum to host eclipse viewing

    Friday, July 28 2017 10:41 AM EDT2017-07-28 14:41:12 GMT
    Louisiana State Arboretum / Courtesy of Louisiana State ParksLouisiana State Arboretum / Courtesy of Louisiana State Parks

    The Louisiana State Arboretum will host an eclipse viewing of the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21. 

    The Louisiana State Arboretum will host an eclipse viewing of the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21. 

  • One lane open on Hwy 13 after accident south of Mamou

    One lane open on Hwy 13 after accident south of Mamou

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:50 AM EDT2017-07-28 13:50:01 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    According to the Evangeline Parish 911/oep Facebook page, Highway 13 just south of Transco/Williams Gas Plant in Mamou is Closed.  

    According to the Evangeline Parish 911/oep Facebook page, Highway 13 just south of Transco/Williams Gas Plant in Mamou is Closed.  

  • Ville Platte Police seek help in identifying alleged burglars

    Ville Platte Police seek help in identifying alleged burglars

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-07-25 19:34:16 GMT
    Ville Platte PoliceVille Platte Police
    Ville Platte Police are asking for help in finding four men accused of breaking into a house on East Wilson. The men allegedly broke into the home on July 21 and stole multiple items, including a laptop, an iPhone 6, a 32-inch Samsung television, a Kicker amp and a Jenson amp, an Xbox, an Apple iPad Pro and prescription medicines.    The burglary remains under investigation. Chief Neal Lartigue is asking for help in identifying these suspects.   If you rec...
    Ville Platte Police are asking for help in finding four men accused of breaking into a house on East Wilson. The men allegedly broke into the home on July 21 and stole multiple items, including a laptop, an iPhone 6, a 32-inch Samsung television, a Kicker amp and a Jenson amp, an Xbox, an Apple iPad Pro and prescription medicines.    The burglary remains under investigation. Chief Neal Lartigue is asking for help in identifying these suspects.   If you rec...
  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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...

  • 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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