AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home. The latest is Texas Gov.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal praised Texas Gov. Rick Perry after Perry bowed out of the Republican race for president on Thursday, calling Perry a "close friend and a great governor." Jindal endorsed Perry last September. In a statement, Jindal praised Perry and the people of Texas... more »
Police are now looking for 17 year old Casey Rubin of Opelousas. They say he is considered a person of interest. The other man they took into custody last night has been released and is not facing any charges.
Meantime, the 8 year old victim is... more »
An 8 year old Opelousas girl is in stable condition, recovering from a gunshot wound sustained near her home. It happened near the intersection of Plantar Street and Railroad Avenue in Opelousas. Chief Perry Gallow says the girl was in the wrong place at the wrong time; hit by a... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Part of Louisiana Highway 749 - known in Opelousas as Railroad Ave. - is closed while crews work to right a derailed freight train. Jim Herring of Union Pacific Railroad Co. says the 10 cars were carrying rocks for railroad track beds when they derailed Tuesday... more »
KAPLAN, La. (AP) - Kaplan's police chief says he won't run for a fourth term. Chief Steve Perry has spent 12 years as police chief, and 31 in the police department, starting as a dispatcher in the early 1970s. He first ran for police chief in 1998. He says he... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow says he'll propose disciplinary action against an officer who was on duty when an inmate was beaten to death in a cell earlier this year.
Gallow also is expected to release his report next month on proposed safety measures at... more »