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  • Plaque for Soldiers Considered in Opelousas

    October 15, 2011 10:28 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A sign or plaque honoring families of soldiers fighting in or killed in foreign wars will be erected, the city's Board of Aldermen has decided. Opelousas is the first community in Acadiana approached to put up such a sign, said veterans activist Link Savoie. Mayor Don... more »
  • Two Dead After Single Vehicle Accident: Police Searching for Driver

    May 28, 2011 9:30 PM

    Two people are dead after a single vehicle accident and police are still searching for the driver. The accident happened at milepost 42 in northern St. Landry Parish just after 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Troopers say the vehicle traveled off the left side of the road, entered the grass median,... more »
  • Coyote Runs Away with Yorkie in Opelousas Neighborhood

    May 3, 2011 6:55 PM

    Opelousas resident, Paige Chilo, said it was part of her nightly routine to take her10 month old Yorkie, Bentley, outside before bed. Paige said, "I was standing right here and I let my dog go right by the light pole. He was standing by the ditch." Her father,... more »
  • Early Morning Fatal on I-49

    April 17, 2011 1:55 PM

    An early morning accident claims the life of an Opelousas man. Just after 5am Sunday morning, a vehicle traveling south on I-49, north of Sunset, lost control, flipping over several times. The front passenger was unrestrained and was ejected from the vehicle. The passenger came to a rest in... more »
  • Fatal Late Night Crash Outside of Opelousas

    January 23, 2011 1:48 PM

    33 year old Kenneth Credeur, of Opelousas was killed Saturday night, when he lost control of his car while driving on Highway 103 near Boy Road, outside of Opelousas. Both he and his passenger---Dana Hudson of Arnaudville were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the vehicle. Hudson... more »
  • Drug Bust in Opelousas

    August 17, 2010 11:54 AM

    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 »
  • Update: Apparent Murder-Suicide in Opelousas

    July 6, 2010 1:40 PM

    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 »
  • 911 Building In Opelousas

    June 17, 2010 12:26 PM

    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 »
  • Cold Weather Shelter Open In Opelousas

    January 7, 2010 6:37 PM

    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 »
  • Road Closed: Lafayette & Opelousas

    October 19, 2009 8:01 AM

    Several intersections will be closed throughout the day for city maintenance. Sections of Calco Road near Pinhook, Bendel Road, Beverly Drive and Marjorie Boulevard will be closed at certain times during the day. Detour routes will be posted. The closures will continue through the middle of next month. LA... more »
  • Mother Charged for Killing Four Month Old Child

    September 24, 2009 11:58 AM

    On September 23, 2009, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Latonia Marie Lavergne on a warrant issued for the charge of 2nd Degree Murder. The charge stems from an investigation conducted into the death of Lavergne's four month old child. On August 14, 2008 the infant was brought to... more »

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