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  • Ville Platte Cracking Down on Unpaid Utility Bills

    August 31, 2011 11:22 PM

    Ville Platte residents could lose water and gas utilities September 1, 2011, as part of the city's crack down on delinquent bills. And the mayor said it's a problem that's been going on for years. After several audits, and thousands of dollars lost, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said... more »
  • Armed Robbery Turned Murder in Ville Platte

    May 7, 2011 11:29 PM

    A murder investigation underway in Ville Platte. According to Evangeline Today.com http://evangelinetoday.com/view/full_story/13167848/article-Robbery-turned-shooting-claims-the-life-of-one?instance=home_news_lead it all started with an armed robbery at a nail salon on West Main Street Friday night. The paper reports a man broke into the business and fired several shots, hitting the store owner who later died.... more »
  • Speed Limit Increases on Portions of I-49

    April 18, 2011 7:19 PM

    Starting today, drivers along rural sections of I-49 will be able to press the gas a little harder. For twelve years, Tom Rutherford has been traveling the roads in his big rig. Many of those trips along I-49 near Ville-Platte northward to Shreveport. "If the speed limit is 75,... more »
  • Ville Platte City Hall Closed

    February 3, 2011 11:19 PM

    Ville Platte City Hall will be closed Friday. Mayor Jennifer Vidrine says business will resume as normal on Monday morning.
  • Ville Platte Agent Faces 7 Charges

    February 1, 2011 8:45 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Ville Platte insurance agent has been arrested and had his license suspended. Tuesday, 65-year-old John Melvin Lavergne was arrested by state police on seven counts of Prohibited Acts and Unfair Trade Practices. He was also served by Department of Insurance Fraud Section investigators with... more »
  • Voter Fraud Allegation In Ville Platte

    October 13, 2010 7:34 PM

    (note: the candidates/campaign signs shown in this story's video are not necessarily involved in the investigation or allegations of fraud.) Accusations of voter fraud tonight in Ville Platte where at least a dozen residents claim they unknowingly handed over their votes to a stranger. They contacted KATC and reporter... more »
  • Water Boil Advisory for Ville Platte

    September 22, 2010 4:25 PM

    The City of Ville Platte water system has experienced a line break in the water supply system which caused a loss in pressure in the distribution system. Because of these problems the water produced by the system is of questionable microbiological quality. Therefore, as a precaution, residents are asked to... more »
  • Ville Platte Man cCharged with Vehicular Homicide

    August 27, 2010 9:23 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - State police have arrested a 45-yeaer-old Ville Platte man who caused an accident on U.S. Highway 165 that killed two people earlier this year. Roy Serie was booked Thursday with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of vehicular... more »
  • Ville Platte High School to Get Face Lift

    July 22, 2010 7:24 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish School board has award a $3 million contract that will give Ville Platte High school a long awaited face lift. The contract was awarded Wednesday to Skip Converse. The school board will pay for the project through a special federal low-interest program... more »
  • Ville Platte Man Injured In Hazardous Material Spill

    July 8, 2010 7:05 PM

    This morning at 10:42 a.m., State Police received a telephone call advising of an incident at Louisiana Tank located north of Lake Charles at 4187 Highway 3059. Troopers with the Louisiana State Police Hazardous Materials Unit as well as an agent from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality responded. Preliminary... more »
  • Ville Platte Medical Staffing Firm Owners Arrested

    May 18, 2010 6:14 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - A months-long investigation by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) and Louisiana Attorney General's office into the business practices of a Ville Platte medical staffing firm ended today with the arrest of the company's owners. Brett McElwee and Daniel Fuselier, owners of First Choice Medical Staffing, were... more »
  • Father Accused of Stabbing Son at Festival

    April 12, 2010 7:08 AM

    One man is hospitalized today after he was stabbed by his own father. It happened at the Crawfish Etoufee Cookoff in Ville Platte this weekend. A family member says the two got into an argument about family issues. Newman Thibodeaux allegedly stabbed Keith Thibodeaux several times... more »
  • Merging Plans For Ville Platte and Eunice Medical Centers

    April 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    EUNICE, La. (AP) - Ville Platte Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center of Eunice, which last year announced plans to merge, will make it official when they become two campuses of the newly created Mercy Regional Medical Center. The Daily World reports that Alan Daugherty, who had served as chief... more »

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