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  • Mamou Elementary LEAP Test Issues

    May 23, 2013 7:24 PM

    Some Mamou Elementary parents want answers about failing scores on the LEAP test. Administrators say, during testing week, a teacher showed review videos that were potentially too similar to questions on the actual test. The school reported that to the state, which decided the students may have been given... more »
  • Hundreds Participate in Mamou Courir de Mardi Gras

    February 12, 2013 5:57 PM

    In Evangeline Parish, the Courir de Mardi Gras carried on as planned in Mamou. The party kicked off early Tuesday morning with singing, dancing and lots of drinking as dozens keep the 65 year old courir tradition alive. "It's just like speaking French and eating gumbo and boudin... more »
  • Mamou police chief sued by ex-dispatcher

    May 8, 2012 8:33 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former radio dispatcher with the Mamou Police Department has filed a federal lawsuit against the city's police chief. Pamela Manual alleges she was arrested without a warrant in May 2011 and held in the town's jail for three days without food, running water and access... more »
  • Mamou Mayor Says Electric Scooters are Becoming a Problem

    December 21, 2011 7:23 PM

    Electric scooters are a common sight on the streets in Mamou, whether it's going to the store or to a friends house, many residents like Woodrow Wilson rely on their scooter to get around. He said, "I can take it on the road, sidewalks, anywhere." Earl Apache said... more »
  • Remembering Mamou Soldier

    April 1, 2011 7:45 PM

    Funeral arrangements have been made for a Mamou soldier who died Tuesday at Ft. Hood. Sgt. Randy Richard suddenly collapsed while standing in formation. His family says Richard died after a blood clot in his knee lead to a heart attack. "Randy was a very friendly person, a very... more »
  • Family Speaks Out After Mamou Stand-Off Ends Deadly

    March 18, 2011 7:18 PM

    Two Mamou families are still trying to understand what happened during yesterday's fatal stand off. The 14 hour stand-off occurred in the 200 block of East St. Mamou Police received a domestic disturbance call at 7:30 yesterday morning. Officers said the suspect, Larry Thomas, was holding his wife hostage. State... more »
  • Pathways of Hope

    December 2, 2010 7:26 PM

    Turning a tragedy into a glimmer of hope. That's the idea behind a new memorial park in Mamou. Pathways of Hope will give grieving moms a place to go and share memories. It was started by Kim Bourgeois of Eunice. Her son, Ryan, died in his sleep in July from... more »
  • Accused Vote Buyer Back on the Job With the City

    October 7, 2010 5:47 PM

    The Mamou city employee charged with buying votes has his job back. Ricky John McGee.was arrested last month charged with 6 counts of voter-bribing. Residents filed complaints with Mamou Police alleging he paid them ten bucks to vote for candidates including Mayor Wilda Chamberlain. McGee was suspended from his animal... more »
  • Buying Votes in Mamou

    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 »
  • Firefighters Plan to Honor Fallen Chief

    July 26, 2010 7:22 PM

    Vidrine's Fire Chief will be laid to rest Wednesday. Damien Aguillard drowned over the weekend during a family vacation on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. 30-year old Aguillard loved hunting and fishing. His family says he left this world having the time of his life on the water. Sadly, while fishing,... more »
  • Mamou Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident

    May 4, 2010 12:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police say a 62-year-old Mamou man died when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into a retaining wall on the I-10 Mississippi River bridge. Police say Feryl Granger was pronounced dead at the scene on Monday. His wife,... more »
  • 5 Arrested: Mamou Narcotics Undercover Operation

    April 5, 2010 4:13 PM

    MAMOU - An undercover narcotics operation that began during the Mardi Gras holiday has resulted in the arrest of Mary Guillory, 39, owner of Players' Lounge in Mamou, and four other suspects were arrested. Mamou Police raided the bar on Sixth Street on April Fool's Night. During the department's undercover... more »
  • Little Hero Saves Family

    December 26, 2009 7:12 PM

    No one was injured in an early morning house fire in Mamou thanks to the swift thinking of a young child. "If it wouldn't have been for him waking up and getting me up we would have probably all burned alive," says Earnest Rashall. His son Alandon was sleeping,... more »
  • Funeral Arrangements Made In Minister's Death

    November 24, 2009 6:12 PM

    Services for the minister and his wife killed by a train on the way to church are set. Reverend Fanley Thomas and his wife Florence will be laid to rest on Saturday at St. Paul Baptist Church in Mamou. Franks Brothers Funeral Home in Eunice is handling the arrangements.... more »
  • Train collision kills pastor and wife

    November 23, 2009 7:45 AM

    LE MOYEN, La. (AP) - Authorities say the Rev. Fanley Thomas and his wife, Florence, of Mamou, were killed when their car was hit by a train near St. James Baptist Church, where Fanley Thomas served as pastor. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office received a call shortly after 7... more »
  • Mamou Homecoming Parade Canceled

    October 30, 2009 12:48 PM

    School officials at Mamou High have announce that the homecoming 2009 parade has been canceled, however, the football game is still scheduled.

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