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  • Melville Residents To State DOTD: "Save The Ferry"

    November 18, 2010 6:54 PM

    State budget cuts are flagging a St. Landry Parish ferry to be permanently out of service. The Melville ferry crosses the Achafalaya River to Pointe Coupee Parish and will no longer operate after the end of the year. --- The State DOTD intends to stop running this... more »
  • Citizens to rally to save Melville ferry

    November 17, 2010 9:26 AM

    MELVILLE, La. (AP) - Citizens of the small St. Landry Parish community of Melville are planning a final effort to save the town's ferry service, which is scheduled to end Dec. 31. A rally for those who would like to keep the ferry running across the Atchafalaya River will be... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Man's Body and Vehicle Pulled from River

    March 17, 2010 7:26 PM

    A Melville man drives straight into the Atchafalaya River. His vehicle and body were retrieved Wednesday afternoon. Billy Duplechain, 24, loved life. "He was a ham, he always wanted to be famous, be either a wrestler or somebody special. He always wanted attention, but this was a bad way to... 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 »
  • Search for Body Resumes on Atchafalaya River

    March 17, 2010 11:06 AM

    The search resumes today for a man's body in the Atchafalaya River in Melville. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz was at the site again on Wednesday morning. He says a male in his early 20s drove past a barricade and into the water Tuesday night. The driver appears to... more »
  • One Dead After Car Plunges Into Atchafalaya River

    March 16, 2010 11:24 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says one person is dead after a car plunged into the Atchafalaya River in Melville. Witnesses say the driver of the car lost control, struck a barricade and plunged into the Atchafalaya River just as the Melville Ferry was pulling in. The car was... 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 »

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