November 7, 2013 9:43 PM
A 56 year old motorcyclist was killed after a crash Thursday nigth in Lafayette. It happened on the Evangeline Thruway near Lafayette Regional Airport.
Witnesses tell Lafayette Police that two motorcycles were travelling north on the thruway in the outside lane. As as they were passing a car, witnesses... more »
January 18, 2013 7:23 PM
Acadiana is known for its generosity, especially in times of need. Before, during and after the recent flood we've heard stories of neighbors helping neighbors. Last week, the Clay family was bracing for flooding. They live on LA-100 in the town of Evangeline in Acadia Parish. The Clays had about... more »
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 »
October 22, 2012 8:30 AM
Evangeline Shrine Club sporting clay fun shoot will tkae place at the GOL Shooting Complex in Maurice, LA. It happen October 27, 2012 from 7am until 4pm.
For more info call: 337-257-6782
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 19, 2012 7:40 PM
Another cover-up of child molestation, this time involving Boy Scouts of America. It all came to light with the release of confidential files called the "Boy Scout Perversion Files," which detail accounts and reports of abuse that were more times than not, covered up. Time and time again, the files... more »
October 5, 2012 6:29 PM
Before deer or dove season, there's squirrel season. And in Evangeline Parish, the heart of squirrel hunting, many people will tell you it's the best time of year. Many hunters and their families packed up and headed out Friday for opening day on Saturday, and there's one place in town... more »
July 25, 2012 8:50 AM
St. Landry-Evangeline United Way would like the community to come out and help "stuff the Bus" for the children of Opelousas, Eunice and Ville Platte. There will be donation locations at WinnDixie in Eunice, the Opelousas school board office on Cresswell and City Hall in Ville Platte. This school supply... more »
May 24, 2012 11:23 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School Board has shown its appreciation to Superintendent Toni Hamlin by unanimously approving a two-year extension of her contract, which was due to expire in December. Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said she wanted to publicly thank Hamlin, the board and the... more »
May 15, 2012 9:04 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to move its offices from the courthouse to the parish-owned Medicaid building in order to free up space in the courthouse for the district attorney. The Advocate reports Parish Engineer Ronnie Landreneau estimated the moving expenses would amount... more »
March 2, 2012 9:11 AM
St. Landry - Evangeline United Way will be raising funds by way of a Market Sell-A-Bration!! There will be over 50 indoor and outdoor artists, craftsmen and local business owners in the Opelousas Civic Center Saturday, March 31, 2012. The event will be from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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February 18, 2012 4:32 PM
In Evangeline Parish roads are closing due to flooding, the north end of Lee St. off of the Tate Cove Rd and Lithcote Rd. near the the CO-OP at the bridge from Gabrielle Rd. to E Hickory St. Tiger Ln (from Lahaye Rd to McGee Rd) and Beacon Rd in... more »
February 5, 2012 8:30 PM
In Evangeline parish a single vehicle crash claims the life of an Opelousas man. Troopers say 74-year-old Paul Johnson of Opelousas was driving east on LA 104 and for unknown reasons lost control of his vehicle in a curve and struck a tree. Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt, and... more »
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 »
December 15, 2011 8:20 AM
VILLIE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The 42-year-old Evangeline Parish school desegregation case may be coming to an end in 2012. Superintendent Toni Hamlin says that she, school board attorney Robert Hammonds, Franz Marshal of the U.S. Justice Department and Marion Over White, an attorney for the original plaintiff, had a... more »
October 27, 2011 12:08 AM
Despite being injured in a shootout with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Brian Soileau, the escaped inmate from Evangeline Parish has already been released from an Oklahoma City hospital.
Soileau's 13 days on the lam came to a dramatic end Wednesday morning when he was recognized in an Oklahoma City... more »
October 22, 2011 10:07 AM
A Lafayette Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after a shooting early Saturday morning.
Just after 11:00 PM Friday night, officers responded to a disturbance in the 100 block of Peggy Street. Once on scene, officers discovered the 74 year old male victim stabbed multiple times. The victim... more »
September 8, 2011 7:28 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School Board has adopted a new annual operating budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Business Manager Amy LaFleur reported Wednesday that the school district anticipates $57.4 million in revenues while total expenditures are expected to be $58.8 million. Other revenue sources totaled... more »
September 2, 2011 9:50 AM
An Evangeline Parish jury convicted Joseph L. Jones, 57, on 15 of 15 felony counts and Plaisance Development Corporation (PDC), his company, on 15 of 15 felony counts for knowing violations of the Louisiana Water Control Law. Jones is the president and chairman of the board of Plaisance Development Corporation,... more »
July 10, 2011 12:20 PM
One person is dead after a single vehicle crash in Evangeline Parish.
It all happened around 4:00 Sunday morning. Troopers say, seventeen year old Jeannine Shafer of Ville Platte was traveling on LA 106 when she lost control of her car. For unknown reasons, Shafer crossed the center line... more »
June 25, 2011 12:12 AM
An inmate who escaped in Lafayette Parish is back behind bars, but not before taking police on a high-speed chase.
25-year old Matthew Keyes had just been sentenced to more than 20 years in prison for home invasion.
For nearly 15 hours Matthew Keyes was a free man.... more »
May 7, 2011 11:29 PM
A murder investigation underway in Ville Platte.
According to Evangeline Today.com http://evangelinetoday.com/view/full_story/13167848/article-Robbery-turned-shooting-claims-the-life-of-one?instance=home_news_lead it all started with an armed robbery at a nail salon on West Main Street Friday night. The paper reports a man broke into the business and fired several shots, hitting the store owner who later died.... more »
April 18, 2011 7:19 PM
Starting today, drivers along rural sections of I-49 will be able to press the gas a little harder.
For twelve years, Tom Rutherford has been traveling the roads in his big rig. Many of those trips along I-49 near Ville-Platte northward to Shreveport.
"If the speed limit is 75,... more »
April 18, 2011 7:44 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - District Attorney Trent Brignac says an Evangeline Parish grand jury will meet in June to determine if criminal charges will be filed after a state audit showed improprieties in Police Jury operations. According to the audit, conducted by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor's Office, Police Jury... more »
April 17, 2011 1:39 PM
In Evangeline Parish, a woman dies after driving off the road and crashing into a tree.
The accident happened at nine am Friday on Highway 3042. State Troopers say 26-year-old Gheri Blood of Saint Landry was not wearing a seat belt, and was thrown from her vehicle. The accident... more »
April 11, 2011 11:25 PM
The Evangeline Parish Police Jury is undergoing a major overhaul, including possible layoffs, after the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a Compliance Audit on Monday.
Police Jury President Eric Soileau says he believes wrongdoings have been going on within the Police Jury for several years now.
"They had some... more »
April 8, 2011 7:40 PM
A jury in Evangeline Parish finds 34 year old Ordesto Toussaint guilty of 2nd degree murder. He was charged with three counts: 2nd degree murder, theft of a vehicle and simple arson. The charges were all in connection with the murder of 18 year old Elizabeth Fontenot. She was killed... more »
March 24, 2011 8:48 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School Board has approved repainting the ceiling structure in the Ville Platte High School gym and moving electrical service from beneath the stage to overhead in conduit at a cost of near $49,000. Mike Holt, a consultant with Yeager, Watson and Associates... more »
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 »
December 20, 2010 3:20 AM
Around 1:00 Monday morning, officials with the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire in the 400 block of Greig Street. The fire forced the partial shut down of The Evangeline Thruway northbound from East Simcoe Street to Mud Avenue. Officials with the Lafayette Fire Department... more »
September 22, 2010 7:53 PM
Early voting for the October 2nd election is underway, and scandal is following close behind in Mamou. Police arrested and charged Ricky John McGee with six counts of voter bribery. But, these allegations aren't coming as much of a shock to the community.
Mamou resident, Donald Lebleu says his... more »
September 13, 2010 2:39 PM
A bus carrying 35 school children ended up on it's side in a ditch this morning on highway 1165 outside of Chataignier. According to State Police the driver failed to properly navigate a curve in the road, overcorrected and the bus toppled over. The kids, 29 from the local elementary... more »
September 2, 2010 9:22 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School Board has adopted a $63.4 million budget for 2010-11. Business Manager Amy Lafleur said it was a "break even" budget, which is considered good following reductions in state funding and a slow down in the economy. Superintendent Toni Hamlin praised school... more »
September 1, 2010 5:49 PM
Opelousas, Louisiana -The Bill Hartack Foundation, named for the Five-time winning Kentucky Derby Jockey Bill Hartack, will honor last year's winning Kentucky Derby Jockey Calvin Borel at their Reception and Award Ceremony on Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 at 7:00 pm Central Time at the Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino Event... more »
August 16, 2010 2:44 PM
An Evangeline Parish two year old boy remains in critical condition, after getting hit by a car on Saturday.
It happened around 8:30 on LA104 west of LA29. State police say 61-year-old Raynolds Launet of Ville Platte was traveling east on LA104 when he exited a curve and struck... more »
August 9, 2010 8:54 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School Board has approved extending the contract of Superintendent Toni Hamlin for another two years. Hamlin said her goal is to achieve a unitary status designation from the federal courts by June 2012 in connection with the 45-year-old desegregation case. Unitary status... more »
July 13, 2010 8:52 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to enforce its nuisance ordinance to clean up an abandoned home near Crooked Creek Recreational Park. Secretary-Treasurer Doug DeVille said the property is full of refuse, the house is in dilapidated condition and it is a home for... more »
May 19, 2010 12:25 PM
Parents in Evangeline Parish are being warned of a case of whooping cough at Bayou Chicot Elementary.
The state notified the school board yesterday.
The contagious stage has passed, according to a letter sent home to parents.
The department of health and hospitals says there is no... more »
May 11, 2010 6:02 PM
Sheriff's deputies have requested the assistance of State Police in an investigation this evening. Witnesses on the scene tell us two bodies were found in an old dairy farm off Dairy Lane in Evangeline Parish. In addition, family members of an 18-year old, who has been missing since last night,... more »
May 7, 2010 9:03 PM
In Evangeline Parish, one community is dealing with a tragedy. A Lake Charles woman, Shannon Cox, and Shelia Serie of Ville Platte died in a car wreck this week.
Shelia's husband, Roy was driving the vehicle that allegedly caused that crash. He is a coach at Ville Platte High... more »
March 23, 2010 1:54 PM
On March 25, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within Evangeline Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 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 »
February 23, 2010 4:22 PM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish district attorney says a 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 24 years at hard labor after confessing to more than 100 burglaries. District Attorney Trent Brignac says James Anthony Fontenot pleaded guilty to nine burglaries to avoid being charged as a habitual... more »
February 23, 2010 7:22 AM
Beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., the center and outside lanes of US 167 SB (Evangeline Thruway SB), will be closed from Willow Street to the railroad located just South of Donlon Street for railroad repairs. The closure will then alternate to the center and inside lanes. Work... more »
February 17, 2010 7:37 AM
Investigators have identified the victim in the car crash as Shonte Yvette Frank (46) of Heflin, Louisiana. The other passengers and driver remain hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation.
On February 16, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2700... more »
December 21, 2009 1:34 PM
Bryce Lane Richard, 19, arrested on 12-20-2009 by Louisiana State Police. 1007 Cherry Street, Mamou, La. charged: D.W.I. 1st , Littering, Open Container. Bond $1,750.50, Made Bail. David Stuart Johnson, 43, arrested on 12-20-2009 3143 Glenmora / Turkey Creek Highway, Ville Platte, La. charged: Domestic Abuse Battery, Resisting an Officer.... more »
December 18, 2009 9:17 AM
Leroy Phillip Hardy, 66, arrested on 12-16-2009 2348 Guillory Street, Basile, La. charged: Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Bond $20,000.00, Made Bail. Mary Florence Dejean, 51, arrested on 12-16-2009 930 South Chataignier Road, Ville Platte, La. charged: Forgery [ 16 Counts ]. Bond $5,000.00, Made Bail. Jason Alfred, 39, arrested on... more »
December 17, 2009 9:14 AM
Tyron Anthony Fontenot, 32, arrested on 12-15-2009 208 Johnny Street, Ville Platte, La. charged: Issuing Worthless Checks [ 3 Counts ]. Bond $425.00, Made Bail. Daniel Lavine, 42, arrested on 12-15-2009 1313 West Cypress Street, Ville Platte, La. charged: Possession of Crack Cocaine, Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Bond $10,000.00 Made... more »
December 3, 2009 3:08 PM
Evangeline parish Arrests December 03, 2009
Christopher Shane Howard, 35, arrested on 12-02-2009 224 East Street, Mamou, La. charged: Theft over $500.00 [ 2 Counts ]. No Bond Set at This Time.
December 1, 2009 2:31 PM
Erick Matthew Morris, 22, arrested on 11-25-2009 East 10th Avenue, Oakdale, La. charged: Driving Under Suspension, Made Bail Michael Dewayne Broussard, 52, arrested on 11-27-2009 Stagg Avenue, Basile, La. charged: Cultivation of Marijuana, Made Bail Allen Frank, 34, arrested on 11-27-2009 East Beaugard Street, Ville Platte, La. charged: No Seat... more »
November 12, 2009 3:04 PM
La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish will be closed Monday, November 16, 2009, and Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for bridge repairs, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La 1161 and La 29. DOTD appreciates your patience and... more »
November 6, 2009 2:50 PM
On November 6, 2009, at approximately 11:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the intersection of Mudd Avenue and the NE Evangeline Thruway regarding a crash involving a pedestrian. According to witnesses, the pedestrian, a 70 year old male of Lafayette, for unknown reasons stepped into the... more »
October 30, 2009 9:20 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy has been arrested on drug charges. Deputy Chris LeJeune of Ville Platte was arrested this week as part of a joint operation between the St. Landry and Evangeline Parish sheriff's offices. Jimmy Darbonne with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
October 22, 2009 12:51 PM
Hearts of Hope, formerly known as Stuller Place, is a non-profit agency whose aim is to reduce the trauma experienced by child and adult victims of sexual abuse and sexual assault. All services are confidential and are completed without expense for the clients. Located in Lafayette, LA, Hearts of Hope... more »
October 21, 2009 12:10 PM
La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish will be closed Tuesday, October 27, 2009, and Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for bridge repairs, weather permitting.
Louisiana DOTD regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause and appreciates your patience.
October 15, 2009 7:43 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana couple admitted giving an exotic bird to a woman in exchange for two children, a district attorney said Wednesday. Paul and Brandy Romero, of Eunice, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sale of a minor child, Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac's... more »
October 6, 2009 10:12 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The death toll from swine flu in Louisiana now stands at 14. The state health department said Monday that three victims died in the past week. The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge reports that one victim was a woman from the New Orleans area. Another... more »