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  • Child hit in Church Point listed in guarded condition

    May 25, 2014 8:36 PM

    A young boy is listed under guarded condition after he was hit by a vehicle in Acadia Parish. The incident was near the 300 block of South Main Street around 5 p.m. Saturday, May 24. The Church Point Police Chief says the child may have been on a... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Vehicular Homicide

    March 3, 2014 8:53 AM

    Acadia Parish- A Lake Charles woman is in jail today and charged with vehicular homicide following a fatal crash on LA Highway 370 near Roxie Road. On March 2, 2014 at 7:56 p.m., Troopers say 22-year-old Emily Marcantel of Lake Charles was allegedly driving a Ford Focus west on... more »
  • Update: Detour Route from Crowley due to Well Blowout

    February 26, 2014 8:34 AM

    This is the current detour route from the Louisiana State Troopers. They are diverting traffic along with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office due to the natural gas/oil well blowout located at LA 13 south of Eunice in Acadia Parish. Troopers say for those traveling from Crowley north to Eunice take:... more »
  • I-10 East Vehicle Fire near Jennings

    February 18, 2014 6:52 AM

    Early Tuesday morning, a vehicle fire has closed I -10 East at mile maker 68, near Jennings. Louisiana State Troopers say the vehicle fire involves a semi-truck, and happened around 5:30 a.m. There are also no injuries at this time. More details will be posted as they become available.
  • UPDATE: Decomposed Body Found In Acadia Parish

    May 30, 2013 8:49 PM

    The coroner is on scene along Hawks Road (pictured) in Acadia parish, investigating a badly decomposed body found in a wooded-area near Rayne. According to the coroner, the body is that of a man and has likely been there for less than one week. It was discovered this afternoon by... more »
  • Fire Danger Across Portions of Louisiana

    March 7, 2013 8:48 AM

    State agriculture officials are warning that dry weather in southwest Louisiana is increasing the danger of wildfires. Calcasieu, Vernon, Allen, Jeff Davis and Acadia parishes are classes as in "very high" danger. Authorities say a "medium" danger exists in Beauregard Parish. Authorities explain conditions favor quick spreading of any fire... more »
  • Backwater Flooding a Concern, Residents Evacuate

    January 11, 2013 7:07 PM

    Water in Acadia Parish is starting to rapidly rise causing backwater flooding. In the town of Evangeline on LA-100, dozens of residents are packing up looking for higher ground. "We really didn't expect it to come in this fast," said Brandi Clay. In a matter of hours this... more »
  • Acadiana Woman Helps Bring Voters to Polls

    November 6, 2012 7:04 PM

    An Acadiana woman is making sure everyone in her community exercises their right to vote. Delores Handy, better known as Mrs. Dee is armed with her candy red pick-up truck and her megaphone. "Let's clear the road, we've got some voters coming in," said Mrs. Dee through her... more »
  • Shooting Investigation in Rayne

    September 26, 2012 6:14 AM

    Rayne police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened late Tuesday night. Officers were notified of shots being fired on the 700 block of Reynolds street around 9:30pm. Later that night an unidentified male was found dead on the 700 block of Chappuis street. If anyone has information on... more »
  • Crowley Native Found Stabbed, Acadia Parish Mourns the Loss

    September 6, 2012 11:17 PM

    A Crowley native was found stabbed to death in his New Orleans apartment, now the community he served in Acadia Parish for more than 20 years is mourning the loss. Police found the body of 51-year-old Noah Stoute in his apartment Tuesday. However, police believe he was murdered a week... more »
  • Church Point Police Without Phones and Power

    August 30, 2012 5:25 AM

    The Church Point Police Department, as of 4:00 Thursday morning, is without power or phones. Officials tell KATC about half the town is without power and much of the town is without land line service. Anyone needing emergency assistance should call 911. For any other needs, call the Acadia Parish... more »
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • Caught on Camera: Dramatic Moments Before Wrong-Way Wreck on I-10

    January 25, 2012 12:29 AM

    Luckily no major injuries to report in an afternoon crash along I-10 east in Acadia Parish, which involved a wrong-way driver and several tractor-trailers. The dramatic moments leading up to the crash were caught on camera by a passing motorist. Danny Leblanc was headed to Houston from New Orleans.... more »
  • Acadia sheriff joins notification service

    January 24, 2012 10:29 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has signed on to Nixle, a company that sends neighborhood-level public safety and community event notifications by Web, email and cellphone. Maxine Trahan, a spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, tells The Advocate the free service allows authorities to send alerts on... more »
  • ACADIA PARISH CRIME STOPPERS

    January 18, 2012 9:26 AM

    ACADIA PARISH CRIME STOPPERS Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. Crowley Police are investigating the burglary of a business which occurred between the dates of December 19 - 21, 2011. The burglary occurred at the business of Kayla's Hair Care located at... more »
  • Midland Accident Leave One in Critical Condition

    October 16, 2011 10:10 AM

    A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a car Saturday evening. It happened around 9:30pm on Highway 90 in Midland when the vehicle tried to avoid the pedestrian. State Troopers say the pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was transported by Air-Med to Our Lady of Lourdes.... more »
  • Acadia Parish School System's Website Hacked Over the Weekend

    September 6, 2011 11:46 PM

    Racially charged and sexually explicit images and words appeared on the Acadia Parish School Board's website Saturday, now an investigation is underway to figure out who posted them. "We're taking it very seriously," said Superintendent John Bourque. "The company that hosts the website, they're looking at pass codes, computers... more »
  • Suspected Kidnapper & Rapist Captured

    July 24, 2011 4:06 PM

    A 26 year old Church Point man wanted by authorities in Acadia Parish was arrested by the Lake Charles Police Department Sunday. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Reginald Robins of N Wilson Street, Church Point was arrested after authorities in Lake Charles received information through Crime Stoppers... more »
  • Acadiana Marine Killed in Afghanistan

    June 9, 2011 8:07 PM

    Acadiana is mourning the loss of a fallen Marine. Twenty-one-year old Corporal Matthew Richard from Iota was killed in Afghanistan. His mother says three marines and a sailor knocked on their door in full dress around 6'oclock Thursday morning to deliver the grim news. His mother says Mathew's... more »
  • Iota Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    May 8, 2011 3:21 PM

    A crash involving two motorcycles on LA 91 near Regan Road in Acadia Parish Saturday night claimed the life of an Iota man. According to Louisiana State Police, 50 year old Joseph Miller, of Iota, was travelling north on LA 91, next to another motorcycle and while negotiating a right... more »
  • Woman Killed In Saturday Storm

    March 5, 2011 4:45 PM

    Rayne Mayor Jimbo Petitjean confirmed a 21 year old woman was killed in Saturday's storm whan a tree fell on her home. Petitjean said she was protecting her young daughter when the tree fell. KATC's Tracy Wirtz spoke with the victim's family and will report tonight at 6:00. At... more »
  • Bear Sighting in Acadiana

    February 20, 2011 9:09 PM

    Yet another black bear sighting to tell you about. This one in the Acadia Parish town of Evangeline. A viewer sent us a photo of a large black bear captured on a hunting camera. We're told officials with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have been in the area... more »
  • Camper Fire Kills Evangeline Man

    February 4, 2011 7:53 PM

    In Acadia Parish, firefighters are investigating a camper fire that claimed 66 year old Nathan Whiddon's life. He died Thursday evening in Evangeline. Detectives have not confirmed his cause of death; however they do believe a space heater played a role. "Due to the point of origin of where the... more »
  • Fatal Fire in Acadia Parish

    February 3, 2011 11:48 PM

    The Acadia Parish Fire District # 3 was dispatched tonight at 7:32pm, to 145 Hackberry Lane in Evangeline Louisiana. When the fire crews arrived minutes later, they discovered a mobile home fully involved in flames. They quickly controlled the blaze in approximately 15 minutes. Firefighters searched and discovered the body... more »
  • Trash Pickup Suspended in Acadia Parish

    February 3, 2011 11:10 PM

    Garbage collection in Acadia Parish is suspended Friday. In addition, the Recycling Foundation will also be closed tomorrow. Friday's routes will be on Saturday
  • Acadia Crimestoppers Needs Your Help

    December 21, 2010 6:23 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a Theft. Crowley Police are investigating the theft of a 2003 Honda Rancher 4-wheeler, green in color which was taken from the address of 236 Blue Lake Drive in Crowley. This theft occurred between November 10th - 15th .... more »
  • Victims Identified in Acadia Parish Plane Crash

    December 19, 2010 1:08 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in Saturday's plane crash at LeGros Memorial Airport in Estherwood. Killed in the crash were Geoffery Dille, 56 of Sulphur who was the pilot of the Cessna 182. Also killed were passengers Wendell Keith Nielson, 63 of Lafayette and Ervin Jon... more »
  • 3 Dead in Estherwood Plane Crash

    December 18, 2010 3:53 PM

    Three people have been killed after a single-engine plane crashed this afternoon in Acadia Parish. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says witnesses reported seeing the Cessna 182 take off about 2:30 p.m. Saturday from LeGros Memorial Airport in Estherwood, lose power and then crash. Lunsford says the plane was... more »
  • Incidents and Arrest Reports in Acadia Parish

    December 15, 2010 6:16 PM

    Press Release- Sheriff Melancon advises that the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is presently investigating the following incidents: 12/15/10 -Burglary of a residence on Hains Road near Crowley. 12/14/10 -Assault that occurred between siblings at Kathy Apartments. No arrests were made. -Grass Fire Brigman Hwy &... more »
  • Acadia Parish flood maps now in effect

    November 29, 2010 6:35 AM

    New flood insurance rate maps for Acadia Parish are now effect. The latest flood hazard maps, known as digital flood insurance rate maps or D-firms, outline new flood-risk zones and serve as an integral part of the national flood insurance plan. The maps play a key role in defense... more »
  • Four Arrested for Drugs in Acadia Parish

    November 19, 2010 10:19 AM

    Crowley Police are keeping the pressure on persons who are dealing illegal narcotics within the city of Crowley. Today, Chief of Police K.P. Gibson reports that an additional 4 persons have been arrested on distribution charges, all charges related to prescribed medication abuse. "These (prescribed medication) cases are the... more »
  • Free ACT Prep Course in Acadia Parish

    November 10, 2010 1:19 PM

    The Sheriff Office's B.A.S.E. Mentoring Program will offer a Free ACT Prep Course to all interested high school students on Saturday, December 4, 2010. The class will be held at the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office located at 1037 Capitol Avenue, Crowley from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Students are asked... more »
  • Acadia Parish Arrests

    October 27, 2010 5:39 PM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that the burn ban put into effective on October 3, 2010 is still in place. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire especially with the winds predicted for this week. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated... more »
  • Notre Dame High School of Acadia is hosting Dining Extravaganza

    October 26, 2010 2:59 PM

    Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish is hosting its annual Dining Extravaganza on Tuesday, November 16, beginning at 6 pm in the Rayne Civic Center. This wonderful event will feature live music, delectable food from some of Acadiana's finest restaurants and both silent and live auctions. A $100... more »
  • Acadia Parish Arrests

    October 25, 2010 4:14 PM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that the burn ban put into effective on October 3, 2010 is still in place. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire especially with the winds predicted for this week. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated... more »
  • ID Released for Teen Found Under Mermentau Bridge

    October 14, 2010 5:26 PM

    The 15 year old girl from Jeff Davis Parish found dead on Sunday under the Mermentau Bridge will be laid to rest Saturday October 16, 2010. Kimberly Hollier was a freshman at Jennings High School. She was a member of Little Sunlight Baptist Church of Silverwood. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Crowley Man Arrested for Home Invasions & Burglaries

    October 12, 2010 6:37 PM

    Members of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office and the Crowley Police Department make an arrest in numerous home invasions and burglaries that happened during the past several days. The first incident occurred early Thursday October 7, in the 1300 block of East Elm Street in Crowley. Police discovered that... more »
  • Girl Dies Under Bridge In Acadia Parish

    October 11, 2010 7:33 PM

    A 15 year old girl died suddenly this weekend and her death is being investigated by the Acadia Sheriff's Office. Here's what we know: An ambulance was dispatched to the boat launch area underneath the bridge in Mermentau. The young victim was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff's Investigate 15 Year Old's Death

    October 10, 2010 11:32 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 15 year old girl from Jeff Davis Parish. Deputies were called early Sunday morning to the Mermentau Bridge for reports that a girl was not breathing. The 15 year old was pronounced dead at the hospital. Right... more »
  • Couple dies after car is struck by a train

    October 8, 2010 7:29 PM

    A Crowley couple is dead after their car is struck by a train. It happened around 4 AM Friday morning on Sidney Richard Road off Highway 90 outside Crowley. Deputies say the train was moving close to 70-miles-an hour when it struck a car on the tracks. The train couldn't... more »
  • Skeletal Remains Found in Acadia Parish

    October 8, 2010 2:39 PM

    At approximately 09:42 a.m. Friday morning the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from an AT&T worker that discovered skeletal remains, fully clothed, on Hwy 100 near Mile Post 12. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, as the investigation is in the preliminary stages, the remains... more »
  • UPDATE: Train Vs. Car Double Fatality

    October 8, 2010 10:27 AM

    News Release from Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office: The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Crash Team was activated at approximately 4:00 a.m. to investigate a collision between a train and automobile. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon his office received the call from a... more »
  • Acadia Parish Fights Flames Despite Burn Ban

    October 6, 2010 2:57 PM

    The entire state is under a burn ban, and Acadia Parish is battling the blazes as people are not following the advisory. The state is not getting enough rain-- and dry grass means more fires. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon says the situation is critical, as their 911... more »
  • Acadia Parish Investigating Rash of Home Burglaries

    October 5, 2010 4:04 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a rash of burglaries. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a rash of residential burglaries which occurred in the Northeast portion of Acadia Parish near the Branch and Mire area. On September 28, 2010, seven (7) homes... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Wreck Involving Amtrak Train

    September 28, 2010 3:26 PM

    A Morse man is arrested for causing an Amtrak train wreck near Crowley which injured 14 people. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office charged Marlon Broussard, 44, with driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and failure to stop at railroad grade crossing. Broussard drove an 18-wheeler hauling grain... more »
  • Amtrak and Grain Truck Collide

    September 10, 2010 12:14 PM

    An AmTrak train and 18-wheeler carrying grain have collided near Crowley. It happened on the tracks near American Legion Drive and US Hwy 90 in Acadia Parish. At least three people are injured. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office told KATC that the grain truck was crossing the tracks when the... more »
  • Acadia Parish DWI Checkpoint

    September 10, 2010 11:01 AM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon advises that members of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force will team up with members of the Rayne Police Department to conduct a check point on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the parish.... more »
  • Acadia Parish Checkpoint

    September 8, 2010 7:37 AM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon advises that members of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force will team up with members of the Rayne Police Department to conduct a check point on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the parish.... more »
  • Acadia Parish Safety Checkpoint Tomorrow

    August 31, 2010 10:49 AM

    On September 1, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within Acadia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Troopers will be actively looking for vehicles that are not insured. Vehicles without insurance could be towed and the driver issued a... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    August 30, 2010 5:02 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating 2 separate burglaries which occurred at Crowley Middle School. The first incident occurred July 21, 2010 and the second incident occurred August 23, 2010. During both burglaries, entry was... more »
  • Acadia Parish Most Wanted and Roundup Arrests

    August 27, 2010 11:35 AM

    Armed with 26 warrants on 15 defendants, members of the Acadia Parish Narcotic Task Force assisted by the Patrol Division, Church Point Police Department, Iota Police Department & Louisiana Department of Probation and Parole began executing arrest warrants around 4:30 a.m. Friday morning. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff... more »
  • Acadia Parish be on the Lookout for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    August 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Wayne Melancon is advising business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100.00 dollar bills. According to Sheriff's Melancon, Detectives are presently investigating the passing of a $100.00 counterfeit bill in the Morse area. Melancon stated that the bill is of such a good quality that... more »
  • Firehouse Cafe Burglar Caught on Tape

    August 25, 2010 9:48 AM

    Crowley Police need your help to identify a burglar who stole two lock boxes from a restaurant. It happened at the Fire House Café on South Parkerson on August 15th. The burglar got inside the business from the rear door. The suspect is described as a white male, believed to... more »
  • One Year Since Necole Guillory's Body was Found

    August 19, 2010 7:05 PM

    One year ago, 26 year old Necole Guillory's body was found near interstate 10 in Egan. Guillory is the last of eight Jennings women killed and dumped since 2005. Guillory leaves behind four children--her killer has never been brought to justice. One year later, the multi-agency task force made... more »
  • Crowley Man Wanted After Skipping Court

    August 18, 2010 5:25 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for Stevey Bias, 29, of Crowley. According to officials, Bias failed to report for a trial Tuesday morning. He's wanted for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of codeine. Call (337)788-8700 if... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    August 2, 2010 4:55 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating a burglary which occurred at the business of Fire House Café located at 723 South Parkerson Ave. The burglary occurred between the dates of July 17 - 18, 2010. ... more »
  • Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help

    July 27, 2010 4:09 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Church Point Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred on or around the date of May 18th on Melissa Street in Murrell Subdivision. The victim of this crime was out of town at the time... more »
  • Buses Vandalized in Acadia Parish

    July 21, 2010 1:32 PM

    Press Release: The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating a vandalism case where 8 school buses were damaged while parked on Acadia Parish School Board property located at 2402 North Parkerson Avenue. On July 16, 2010, the school buses where observed to have broken windows and mirrors. There... more »
  • Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish

    July 7, 2010 3:52 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a Burglary. The Acaida Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a burglary, which occurred at Riviana Foods Inc., located at 2034 West Mill St. just west of Crowley. The incident occurred between the dates of July 3 - July... more »
  • Acadia Parish Approves School Budget

    July 6, 2010 7:04 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish School Board has unanimously approved a $68.59 million general fund budget for 2010-11 that projects a $1.357 million shortfall. Business Director Mike Leonards said the district is facing increased expenses and less revenues. Leonards expects the district to be faced with $2 million... more »
  • Acadia Safety Checkpoint on Wednesday From 4:00- 9:00 p.m.

    May 24, 2010 1:19 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon wants to remind residents that deputies will conduct a Safety Checkpoint on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at an undisclosed location in Acadia Parish. Melancon stated that deputies will be checking for seat belt and child restraint compliance.
  • Animal Cruelty Cases Rise in Acadia Parish

    May 19, 2010 5:39 PM

    In recent weeks, Acadia Parish animal welfare workers have seen a noticeable increase in the number of abuse calls. They blame the tough economic times. 33 cats were rescued from deplorable conditions in Iota. Many were living in feces-covered rabbit cages, others were cooped up in a house filled with... more »
  • Acadia Humane Society Complaints Increase

    May 18, 2010 11:40 AM

    Humane Society Release: The Acadia Chapter of the Humane Society of Louisiana has been working non-stop for several months, responding to reports of animal abuse in a tri-parish area: Acadia, St. Landry, and Evangeline Parishes. The group was established more than eight years ago and has investigated thousands of calls;... more »
  • Crawfisherman Dies After Boat Overturns

    May 3, 2010 5:00 PM

    Authorities in Acadia Parish are investigating an early morning accident that occurred in a crawfish field on Boudreaux Road near Crowley. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon his office received a call around 7:00 a.m. that a crawfish boat with an occupant had over turned. Upon arrival,... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Checkpoint

    April 8, 2010 4:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon announced that the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force will conduct a checkpoint looking for impaired drivers on Friday evening from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at a undisclosed location.
  • Update: Jennings Man Killed in Acadia Parish Crash

    April 6, 2010 6:40 PM

    Update: The deceased driver of the 18-wheeler has been identified as 29-year old Coy Benoit of Jennings. The driver of the pickup truck has been identified as 50-year old Sidney Bergeaux of Basile. He is said to be suffering from minor injuries. ------------------------- UPDATE: The 18 wheeler was... more »
  • Repeat Offender Arrested After Wire Theft in Crowley

    April 1, 2010 12:24 PM

    Crowley Police have arrested a Crowley man for burglary of a local business. The arrest stems from a March 28 th burglary of a business in the South Parkerson area of Crowley. During the burglary the suspect stole copper wire from the business once he gained entry. Officers... more »
  • Lisa Broussard Arrested After State Police Obtain Warrant

    March 17, 2010 3:38 PM

    Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives arrested Lisa Broussard in reference to a disturbance that occurred on March 15, 2010, at 153 Paulette Lane in Crowley. During the investigation troopers learned that Broussard drove to her mother's house which had burned in the early morning hours... more »
  • Iota Man Arrested for Child Pornography

    March 16, 2010 5:00 PM

    Today, troopers with Louisiana State Police Region 2 detectives arrested an Iota man for possession of child pornography. In November 2009, troopers received information that fifty-eight year old Louis Seilhan, 101 Southern Ave. Apt. 20 Iota, LA, was in possession of child pornography. Troopers conducted a surveillance operation, as... more »
  • I-10 Lanes Reduced In Acadia Parish On Wednesday

    March 12, 2010 3:46 PM

    I-10 will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, and in the westbound direction on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the LA 1111 Interchange, mile marker 82, to install electrical conduit on the overpass for the Interchange Lighting Project at this location. Work... more »
  • Acadia Parish Authorities Searching For Sex Offender

    March 11, 2010 4:10 PM

    Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public's help in locating 38-year-old John Allen Arceneaux of Rayne. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Arceneaux who is a registered sex offender, failed to contact the Sheriff's Office when he changed his location of residence. Earlier this week... more »
  • Lafayette Parish Arrest Report: February 28, 2010

    February 28, 2010 6:28 PM

    Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Daily Arrest Report February 28, 2010 Name: Allnet, Susan Charge: Acadia Parish Arresting Agency: Scott Pd Address: 200 Blk Mill STR Scott, La Name: Batiste, Herman Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 700 Blk Landry STR Breaux Bridge, La Name:... more »
  • St. Landry Arrest Report: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 12:36 PM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 26, 2010. Warrick Dwayne Castille, age 40, Vito St., Lake Charles, La., arrested by Port Barre Police Dept., charged with aggravated second degree battery. Sandra Joyce Antoine, age 28, Joseph St., Opelousas, La., arrested by Louisiana... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Drug Task Force Arrests: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 8:50 AM

    Date: February 26, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Donald Byrd Jr. 40 yoa of Terrebonne St.,... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Arrest Report: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 8:42 AM

    Date: February 26, 2010 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests: Michael E. Dupas Theresa St., Franklin was arrested on 2-25-2010 at 8:54 am on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks.... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 26, 2010

    February 26, 2010 6:57 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 26, 2010: Name: Anderson, Brian Charge: Parole (Free Text) Arresting Agency: Probation & Parole Lf (Oas) Address: 300 Blk Grossie DRV Lafayette, La Name: Arceneaux, Tycoby Charge: Home Invasion Arresting Agency: Carencro Pd Address: 100 Blk Huron Carencro, La ... more »
  • Acadia Parish School Board Renews Superintendent's Contract

    February 25, 2010 6:04 PM

    The Acadia Parish School Board was called to a special session Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by President Lynn Shamsie. The board met for the specific purpose of considering the renewal of the Superintendent's employment contract. The special session was called to order by board President Lynn Shamsie. A roll call... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 10:11 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 25th, 2010. William C. Herpin, age 41, Clarissa Plantation. Opelousas, La.,arrested by leonville PD, no license plate, flight from an officer, expired motor vehicle inspection, ran stop sign, failure to use turn signal, required equipment , driving... more »
  • Franklin Police Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 9:51 AM

    THE FRANKLIN POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED TO 21 COMPLAINTS IN THE PAST 24 HOURS AND MADE THE FOLLOWING ARRESTS: 2-24-2010 @ 10:34 AM, 43, TERRANCE GIBSON - COULEE STREET - BALDWIN, LA WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THEFT BY SHOPLIFTING. MR. GIBSON WAS PROCESSED AND RELEASED ON A $1,000.00 BOND... more »
  • St. Mary Drug Task Force Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 8:49 AM

    Date: February 25, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Dwayne C. Francis 21 yoa of Egle St.,... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 8:09 AM

    Date: February 25, 2010 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests: Mary C. Charles 29 yoa of First St. in Patterson was arrested on 2-24-2010 at 2:00 pm for Theft. St.... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 25, 2010

    February 25, 2010 6:41 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 25, 2010: Name: Baker, Brandie Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 6800 Blk Parc Brittny E207 BLVD New Orleans, La Name: Benoit, Autumne Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: La State Police Troop I Address: 100 Blk... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 24, 2010

    February 24, 2010 10:52 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 24, 2010. Ashley Elizabeth Fontenot, age 24, Shady Lane, Port Barre, La., charged with 2 counts of possession of schedule III drugs with intent to distribute, expired driver's license, turning move and required signal, and improper lane... more »
  • Franklin Police Arrest Report: Feb. 24, 2010

    February 24, 2010 10:46 AM

    On February 23, 2010, JUSTIN THOMAS, 25, of Iberia Street - Franklin, was arrested after the Franklin Police Department received a DNA match in reference to a burglary that occurred in 2008 at St. Mary Tire. Officers located Thomas on Iberia Street and he was placed under arrest. At the... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 24, 2010

    February 24, 2010 8:36 AM

    Date: February 24, 2010 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 33 complaints and reports the following arrests: Ricky J. Glynn 46 yoa of Martin Lane, Amelia was arrested on 2-23-2010 at 11:39 am on warrants for Simple... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 24, 2010

    February 24, 2010 7:42 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 24, 2010: Name: Adams, Brett Charge: Owi Vehicle Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 1600 Blk Lampman ROA Abbeville, La Name: Antoine, Teesha Charge: Theft Of Goods Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 800 Blk Jolie STR Opelousas, La... more »
  • St. Landry Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 23, 2010

    February 23, 2010 10:47 AM

    This the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 23, 2010: Geovany Carranza, age 25, Hwy. 35, Opelousas, La., arrested by Louisiana State Police, charged with failure to yield right, unlicensed driver, and operating a vehicle without lawful presence. Goliath Adams, Jr., age 50, McNeese St.,... more »
  • Franklin Police Arrest Report: Feb. 23, 2010

    February 23, 2010 9:40 AM

    The Franklin Police Department responded to 16 complaints over the past 24 hours and made the following arrests: 2/22/2010 @ 8:06 AM, HEITH F. VERRET, 31, of Hwy 182 - Franklin, LA While incarcerated at the Patterson Police Department was processed on warrants dated February 9, 2010, charging him... more »
  • St. Mary Parish Narcotics Task Force arrest: Feb. 23, 2010

    February 23, 2010 7:42 AM

    Date: February 23, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests: Rontreve Goodman 21 yoa of Lawrence St., Morgan... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 23, 2010

    February 23, 2010 7:38 AM

    Date: February 23, 2010 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests: Ana Gonzales 23 yoa of Live Oak St., Baldwin was arrested on 2-22-2010 at 10:01 am on a warrant for... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 23, 2010

    February 23, 2010 6:43 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for Feb 23, 2010: Name: Aldridge, John Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Marshal Address: 100 Blk Hummingbird LAN Lafayette, La Name: Batiste, Todd Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 1100 Blk St Charles ST Lafayette, La... more »
  • Aacdia Parish School Board special meeting

    February 22, 2010 11:36 AM

    Acadia Parish School Board president Lynn Shamise has called a special meeting to consider the renewal of the superintendents' employment contract. The meeting will be held in Crowley at the school board office on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at 5pm.
  • Franklin Police Arrest Report: Feb. 22, 2010

    February 22, 2010 10:11 AM

    The Franklin Police Department responded to 42 complaints over the past weekend and made the following arrests: 2/19/2010 @ 4:14 PM, JORDAN ALLEN BRYANT, 25, of Elizabeth Street - Welsh, LA was arrested on warrants issued by Jefferson Davis Parish, charging him with Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of Hydrocodone... more »
  • Crowley Police Arrest Report: Feb. 22, 2010

    February 22, 2010 10:08 AM

    The following information is a release for the media regarding information distributed by the Crowley Police Department. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Chief K.P. Gibson. Crowley Police Department arrest log for February 15, 2010 to February 21, 2010: Name... more »
  • St. Mary Sheriff's Arrest Report: Feb. 22, 2010

    February 22, 2010 8:41 AM

    According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 72 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 96 complaints and reports the following arrests: Shauda C. Williams 23 yoa of St. Joseph Lane, Franklin, Brittney D. Williams 21 yoa of Easy St., Franklin and Brittney N. Mitchell 21 yoa of... more »
  • Lafayette Sheriff's Arrest Report: February 22, 2010

    February 22, 2010 6:41 AM

    This report contains the daily arrests for February 22, 2010 Name: Carter, Samuel Charge: Warrant/Bench Warrant Arresting Agency: Lafayette City Pd Address: 00000 Blk Homeless Lafayette, La Name: Comeaux, Kip Charge: Theft Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 1400 Blk South Henry Abbeville, La Name:... more »

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