In just one night, the City of Opelousas matched the murder rate for the entire year of 2011 with a double-murder on Court Street. It happened last Tuesday night. Police say they found the bodies of Desmond Lewis and Gary Richard in a burning home, both shot and killed. Police... more »
Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow says both Opelousas Junior High and Opelousas High schools are safer places now after dealing with a pair of violent outbreaks over the last month.
"We feel that we have identified those who are responsible for the last two incidents." Chief Gallow says, "we... 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 »
The family of a 19-year-old in Opelousas is still waiting to hear from police about a possible arrest in connection with aggravated battery charges from June 13th. The victim, Joshua Guidry, says a driver tried to kill him while he was riding his bicycle down East South Street in Opelousas.... more »
An Opelousas teen is run down in the street while riding his bike. Tyrell Jenkins was only 17, he never got to graduate from the St. Landry Accelerated Transition School. His life was cut short as he rode his bike during spring break. His family is now pleading for the... 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 »
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 »