Just before 12am on Tuesday, the Opelousas Police Department along with the FBI, U.S. Marshal's Office, Louisiana State Police, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, members from Lafayette Police Department and Lafayette City Marshal took into custody without incident Kevin Kent Satterfield, age 55, at a local... more »
A new season of Music & Market is underway in Opelousas, offering continuous entertainment every Friday. Today music lovers can head over to Courthouse Square. Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys will take to the stage followed by the Mustard Greens. There will also be an Astronomy viewing. Grounds open... more »
In the early morning hours of August 14, 2010 the Opelousas Police Department's Crime Suppression Team closed down another drug dealers business.
Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said the CST Team had been watching a residence in the 800 block of St.Cyr Street for a few weeks and gathered... more »
The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) is pleased to name Dequatta Ford of Soileau's Dinner Club in Opelousas as a recipient of the Restaurant Legends Award.
The Restaurant Legends Award recognizes the long-term dedication of employees who make up the backbone of the restaurant industry, with 20 or more years... more »
THURSDAY, JULY 8
The water will be off after 8AM for several hours. It is anticipated the the outage should not be longer than several hours with the possibility of being off for the entire day. Please take necessary actions to prepare for being without water for the entire... more »
At 5 AM this morning on the corner of Park and Frilot in Opelousas there was an apparent murder suicide.
Opelousas police say Broderick Francis, 31, broke into the home and shot Ranette Thibodeaux before then shooting himself.
The couple had been seeing each other "on and off"... more »
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has been awarded a 2010 Polaris Ranger 500 4x4 and utility trailer through the parish homeland security grant program. The purpose of 4 x 4 all terrain vehicle will be to survey and secure a incident scene, transport first responder personnel to and from... more »
Lafayette, LA - This morning the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with vital assistance from the Opelousas Police Department arrested forty-six year old Gabriel Lewis at 812 Ballard Lane, Opelousas, LA. After an extensive search of the residence, Lewis was found hiding in the attic and was ultimately arrested without... more »
If you or someone you know needs a place to keep warm in Opelousas, there is shelter available.
City officials are opening the North Park Civic Center. Cots and supplies are already moved in. Contact the City Police Department and their staff will make arrangements to get you there.... more »