Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a murder that involved the death of 24-year-old Ruston "Rusty" Miller. He was found dead in front of his home on Evangeline Highway near Basile around 1:00pm on Thursday. While his body was found Thursday, the Sheriff's Office said the murder could have... more »
One man suffered severe burns to his hands, arms and back after an explosion at a CDM Max Natural Gas Processing Plant outside Basile. The damage to one of the stacks could still be seen into the evening as crews let the fire burn itself out.
"It was a... more »
A Basile boy walks for the first time after getting in a lawn mower accident four months ago. He's been in a wheelchair and gone through multiple surgeries, and finally took his first steps today.
Eight year old, Beaux Bushnell, said "my brother was mowing the lawn and I... more »
In Evangeline Parish Sunday, a celebration a century in the making. KATC'S Chris Welty was there for the festivities and learned more about the town's unique history.
"A hundred years ago, on this past Wednesday, March 9th, the town of Basile was incorporated as a village...population 267. So we... more »
BASILE, La. (AP) - The town of Basile will celebrate 100 years on Sunday. The celebration's organizer and editor of The Basile Weekly, Darrel LeJeune, says there will be jambalaya and other food, activities for the kids, a parade down historic Main Street and lots of music to recognize the... more »
A wanted man still on the run. Basile police are looking for Devin Redlich. He's wanted for aggravated battery. Police Chief Allen Ivory says Redlich slashed two men at the Roadhouse Bar and Lounge on highway 1-90 in Basile.
The Chief also says the charges could be upgraded to... more »
The small town of Basile is mainly known for the Swine Festival, which is why trick or treating typically comes a few days early in the town of two thousand.
Basile resident, Brenda Chibodeaux, said "it's usually early, but not this early."
This year ghosts and goblins will... more »
A Basile man is without his car today, but is thankful for what he does have. Daryl Francois was carjacked around 12:30 Wednesday morning at Tropical Car Wash in Eunice. The suspect threatened him with a knife and demanded his car.
"As soon as he walked up and I... more »
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Moss Bluff man who has been an advocate of the eight women slain in Jefferson Davis Parish has been arrested on drug-related charges. The American Press reports Wednesday that Michael Dubois was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute schedule II and... more »