A portion of Highway 13 shut down after 18 wheeler flipped around 2am Saturday morning. The accident caused asphalt and diesel to spill on the roadway. Officials say the mess stretched about two blocks. The driver of the truck is okay. Pine Prairie Mayor, Terry Savant says the driver told... more »
Pine Prairie Police Chief Todd Ortis has been out for almost a week, and his absence has stirred up mixed feelings. That's because while he's on another job, he's still collecting a pay check from the city.
According to officers, Ortis has been out since last Wednesday because he... more »
It's now almost a week since State prisoner Brian Soileau escaped from the Pine Prairie Correctional Center. Now his family speaks out about their encounters with him since he's been on the run.
Traces of Brian Soileau can be found scattered throughout the woods near Pine Prairie. Wednesday morning,... more »
The search for escaped inmate Brian Soileau continues into its fifth day in Evangeline Parish. Brian Soileau was a State prisoner and escaped from the Pine Prairie Correctional Center Thursday night.
Sheriff Eddie Soileau has issued an update on the search, saying State Police, the U.S. Marshal's Office and... more »
The wife of escaped inmate Brian Soileau is in custody Thursday night. Anna Soileau is being held for questioning, however she isn't charged with anything.
Some family members said they believe Brian Soileau is still in his hometown of Pine Prairie, after he escaped from the correctional center there... more »
Terri Hunley manages the video store in Pine Prairie and says Brian and Anna Solieau were regular customers and always seemed friendly. She says no one thought they would be accused of robbing a bank at gun point.
"It shattered a little piece of paradise here. Where people would... more »
"He came through here," Renee Fontenot said, pointing to a slab of plywood covering her window. "All the bottom of it is broke and everything." Fontenot says 37-year-old Oliver Brasseaux broke into her home; climbing through the window and brutally beat her because she was protecting his girlfriend. "My head... more »