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  • "Drink rain water," man says after arsenic scare

    March 25, 2011 11:33 PM

    Nearly 200 homes in St. Landry Parish have clean water for the first time since they discovered high levels of arsenic in their well water. They say it's just a short-term fix until they have a pipe built but there could be more options. On Friday, it was a... more »
  • St. Landry arsenic scare finds short term fix; Permanent fix "lacks funding"

    March 23, 2011 11:54 PM

    An arsenic scare outside Melville nearly caused St. Landry Parish to declare a state of emergency. As we told you last week, more than 100 residents found high levels of arsenic in their water. Wednesday night, parish and state officials say they've found a solution but residents say more can... more »
  • Melville Ferry Closure Delayed

    September 30, 2010 1:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that the closure of the Melville ferry originally scheduled for Oct. 9 has been delayed until the end of the soybean harvest season in an effort to help facilitate the movement of farmers and equipment across the... more »
  • David Melville, Dem, Nominated U.S. House, District 4, LA

    August 28, 2010 10:37 PM

    BULLETIN (AP) - David Melville, Dem, nominated U.S. House, District 4, Louisiana.
  • Melville Ferry to Close For Good

    July 26, 2010 2:24 PM

    The Melville Ferry will be permanently closed on October 9 th , 2010 due to budget constraints. Operations will continue as normal until the date of closure. The nearest available state route crossings of the Atchafalaya River is the US-190 bridge at Krotz Springs. Questions regarding this closure can be... more »
  • Update: Melville Man Drowns

    March 22, 2010 6:51 PM

    Update: Family members say they now know what caused their son to veer off the road and into the Atchafalaya River at the the Melville ferry. 24-year-old Billy Ray Duplechain died from a seizure. His family says he suffered a heat stroke two-and-a half years ago and was sensitive to... more »
  • UPDATE: Crews Locate Submerged Truck Near Melville

    March 17, 2010 3:23 PM

    Crews located the submerged truck nearly 30 feet below the surface in the Atchafalaya River. The body of the sole occupant, Billy Duplechain, has been found in the vehicle. We will have the latest on the continued investigation on TV3 and Acadiana's Newschannel. ------------------- The victim has... more »
  • Update: Victim Identified After Melville Ferry Accident

    March 17, 2010 1:00 PM

    The victim has been identified as 24-year old Billy Duplechain of Melville. Crews are still trying to recover his body and his 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee from the water as of 12:00 Wednesday. ------------------------------------------- The search resumes today for a man's body in the Atchafalaya... more »
  • Melville Ferry Temporary Closure For Repairs

    March 12, 2010 12:42 PM

    The Melville Ferry on La. 10 will be temporarily out of service for repairs for approximately three week beginning March 22, 2010. The alternate routes eastbound will be at the intersection of La. 10 and La. 105 to travel south on La. 105 to US-190 then east on US-190 to... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Ferry Closes

    December 29, 2009 2:24 AM

    The Melville Ferry on La. 10 will be temporarily out of service for repairs for approximately one week. The alternate routes eastbound will be at the intersection of La. 10 and La. 105 to travel south on La. 105 to US-190 then east on US-190 to La. 81 then North... more »
  • Melville Ferry in Danger of Closing

    November 23, 2009 7:31 PM

    The Town of Melville in northern St. Landry Parish may soon lose one of their most important means of transportation. The state is recommending closing the Melville Ferry along with three others in the state to save nearly 5 million dollars. The Department of Transportation says the Melville... more »
  • Elections in Acadiana

    October 18, 2009 12:42 AM

    Port District In the twin-parish port district of Iberia and Vermilion, residents had an option to vote for a plan to revitalize the Port of Delcambre. a proposed millage... or tax increase would raise money over the next ten years for various projects in the area hit hard by flooding.... more »

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