August 2, 2012 2:02 AM
At a special meeting Wednesday night, the St. Landry Parish Council voted to consider overriding a number of vetoes handed down by Parish President Bill Fontenot.
The meeting was often contentious, and Fontenot found himself on the defensive with a calculated, critical and aggressive line of questioning from councilwoman... more »
January 18, 2012 11:46 PM
A pregnant teenager and her unborn child are dead after a domestic shooting in St. Martinville. Deputies were called to a residence on Our Lady of the Lake Road at around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, and found 19 year old Hannah Parker with a fatal gunshot wound.
Deputies arrested Parker's... more »
November 17, 2011 12:49 PM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted unanimously to ask the state Legislative Auditor's Office to review all contracts approved during the two terms served by parish President Don Menard. On Wednesday, council member Pam Gautreau questioned Menard's hiring of former Opelousas Mayor Mike Thibodeaux as... more »
May 19, 2011 6:47 AM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - Due to the dry and windy conditions in St. Tammany Parish, Parish President Kevin Davis and Chief of Fire Services John O'Neill have issued a 30 day burn ban. Over the last 30 days, the parish's various fire districts have responded to over 230 backyard fires... more »
April 2, 2011 6:33 PM
A special election is being held today in St. Martin Parish to fill the house seat vacated by state Sen. Fred Mills R-District 22.
St. Martin Parish councilman Mike "Pete" Huval and St. Martinville city councilman Craig Prosper, both republicans, are the only two candidates on the ballot.
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March 31, 2011 12:35 AM
A special election will be held Saturday in St. Martin Parish to fill the seat vacated by state Sen. Fred Mills R-District 22. St. Martin Parish councilman Mike "Pete" Huval and St. Martinville city councilman Craig Prosper, both republicans, will square off at the polls.
Huval and Prosper are... more »
February 1, 2011 8:56 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say an Opelousas man was killed and seven others injured in a two-vehicle crash in St. Landry Parish. The accident occurred just after 7 p.m. Monday on La. Highway 104 west of Opelousas. Troopers say a sport utility vehicle driven by 40-year-old Casey Olivier... more »
November 11, 2010 6:59 AM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - The St. Bernard Parish port is getting more money to rebuild from Hurricane Katrina. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is giving the St. Bernard Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District about $1.9 million to repair office spaces in a warehouse. FEMA has given the port $12.4... more »
November 9, 2010 11:58 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say a 57-year-old Plaucheville man died in a one-vehicle accident on La. Highway 107 in St. Landry Parish. Troooper say Jerry Arnold's pickup ran off the road and hit a tree early Tuesday morning. Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene. more »
October 26, 2010 9:05 AM
Kristie L. Oncale 33 yoa of 112 Watson Lane, Patterson was arrested on 10-25-2010 at 2:39 pm for Theft by Shoplifting. Deputy was called to Wal-mart in Bayou Vista in reference to a shoplifter. Upon Deputy's arrival it was learned from store security that above suspect was caught taking items... more »
October 26, 2010 9:04 AM
St. Mary Parish Narcotics Arrest Log - October 26 ,2010:
Ty M. Ware 19 yoa of 801 First St., Franklin was arrested on 10-25-2010 at 4:26 pm for Possession of Synthetic Cannabinoids and Misuse of Toxic Vapors. Agents were patrolling Hwy 182 in the Morgan City area, when suspect... more »
October 25, 2010 10:37 AM
Robert Johnson 23 yoa of 1405 Third St., Patterson was arrested on 10-22-2010 at 8:18 pm on warrants for Failure to Appear on the charges of Speeding and No Driver's License and Probation Violation. Deputy located above suspect in the Bayou Vista area, suspect was placed under arrest and booked... more »
October 25, 2010 10:36 AM
Scotty Crooks 44 yoa of 2218 Ebarbe Subdivision Road, Zwolle, La., and Sherry C. Brown 48 yoa of Jeterhill, Toledo Bend Lake, La., were arrested on 10-24-2010 at 5:36 pm with Crooks being charged with Possession of Loritab and Brown being charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute,... more »
October 22, 2010 9:26 AM
Alberta Bailey 55 yoa and Theodore Bailey 60 yoa both of 124 Bailey Lane, Amelia were arrested on 10-21-2010 at 7:00 pm for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Agents of the Narcotics Task Force received information that above suspects were in possession of marijuana at their residence.... more »
October 19, 2010 9:36 PM
Following the incident that occurred today at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center, and after conferring with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, St. Martin Parish School Officials determined that all public schools in St. Martin Parish, including Trinity Catholic, will be in session tomorrow. more »
October 19, 2010 7:17 AM
St. Bernard School is having their Fall Fest along with a Chili Cook-Off and a 5K Crusader Classic Run. This is the 2nd Annual School Fair. The fair will be broadcasting LSU vs. Auburn Game (on Saturday) and the Saints vs. Browns Game (on Sunday). There will be Gumbo Dinners,... more »
October 18, 2010 10:23 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say a vehicle 21-year-old Gonzales woman was killed in a one-vehicle accident in St. Landry Parish. The accident happened at 2:57 a.m. Saturday on La. Highway 103 northwest of Opelousas. Troopers say Tabatha Guidin's car failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road,... more »
October 15, 2010 6:18 PM
St. Martin Parish "Food for Seniors" pickup has been changed from October 27 to October 20th. The time and the place of the pickup will remain the same. Food for Seniors is a branch of Catholic Charities. This affects Breaux Bridge, Arnaudville, Cecilia and Henderson, St. Martinville and Coteau Homes. more »
October 8, 2010 2:37 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's getting in a fundraiser and a campaign stop when he travels to St. Louis for his brother's wedding. Jindal's office said the governor was heading to Missouri on Friday. He planned to attend a fundraiser for his gubernatorial re-election campaign on Friday... more »
October 4, 2010 3:53 PM
A renewal of a one-mil tax for the maintenance and upkeep of the St. Landry Parish Jail did not pass Saturday night.
The jail tax renewal failed, receiving only 7,962 votes, or 47.48 percent. An estimated $215,460 per year property tax renewal would have been committed to maintaining and... more »
October 1, 2010 9:39 AM
St. Joseph and St. Anthony in Broussard will have their Annual Church Fair starting today, October 1st, till Sunday October 3rd. There will be BBQ and fish fry dinners, carnival games, bingo, sweet booth, and Zydeco Raye will be on stage.
The Church Fair is open Friday 10am -... more »
September 23, 2010 3:26 PM
Sheriff Bobby Guidroz stated that "According to the U. S. Department of transportation, 16-20 year olds have the highest risk of being killed in a traffic crash of any age group. We don't want any youth in St. Landry Parish to become part of this tragic statistic."
"To help... more »
September 3, 2010 4:12 PM
The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests:
Chase J. Marks 25 yoa of 2315 River Road, Berwick was arrested on 9-2-2010 at... more »
August 31, 2010 6:50 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Narcotics Detectives have arrested four suspects and have an Arrest Warrant for a fifth suspect in connection with the Distribution of Marijuana and Crack Cocaine in three different school zones. According to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz; St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Detectives were receiving numerous complaints... more »
August 28, 2010 3:26 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System has named Robert Hebert president emeritus of McNeese State University. Hebert retired in June after serving 41 years at McNeese, 23 of them as president, making him the university's longest-serving president. The "emeritus" title honors... more »
August 28, 2010 3:15 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - So many horses are being set loose in St. Martin Parish that the parish is setting up a shelter for horses and other rescued livestock. Rescued horses are currently boarded on private land around the parish, and the shelter under way will save money, Parish... more »
August 21, 2010 4:21 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Fire Marshall H. "Butch" Browning says a 48-year-old St. Charles Parish woman has died of burns from a fire earlier in the week. He says investigators are still looking into the cause of the fire that killed Christine Loupe of Paradis (PAR-uh-dee), but believe... more »
August 20, 2010 10:56 AM
(St. Martinville, La.)-On August 19, 2010, the St Martin Parish Sheriff's Office made another arrest in the continuing investigation into the June 18, 2010 murder of Kalaan Ruffin. Today, charges for Second Degree Murder were filed against Jacoby Kendell Arceneaux, 26, Lafayette. Arceneaux was being held on a $500,000.00 bond... more »
August 13, 2010 5:23 PM
CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro has signed the paperwork needed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the agency to forgive an $18 million Community Disaster Loan granted after Hurricane Katrina. According to a Friday news release, Craig Fenton, a loan analyst working with FEMA,... more »
August 13, 2010 4:54 PM
(St. Martinville, La.)-The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed in a continuing effort to keep the residents of St. Martin Parish informed. Citizens can receive breaking news updates on a variety of information such as press releases, crime alerts, safety alerts, and updates... more »
August 3, 2010 11:53 AM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving an attempted burglary that happened near Eunice, La. On Wednesday, July 28, 2010.
St. Landry Sheriff's Deputies responded to an alarm activation at Dr. Monty Heinen's office located at 3448 Hwy 190, East of Eunice.
Upon arrival... more »
July 30, 2010 12:18 PM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish says it is creating what it calls one of the most comprehensive websites there is about Hurricane Katrina for the fifth anniversary of the storm. A news release says officials hope it will be the parish's last Hurricane Katrina mission. The site -... more »
July 30, 2010 11:26 AM
Stolen from 228 US HWY 190 in Eunice July 25th, 2010 a 2004 STS 16 foot utility trailer, black in color, dual wheels, pull out ramps was stolen. Simmular to this picture. If anyone has information, call St Landry Crime Stoppers at 337-948 8477. more »
July 30, 2010 11:01 AM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 39 complaints and reports the following arrests: Brittany D. Martin 22 yoa of 159 Village Lane, Amelia was arrested on 7-29-2010 at 10:58 am on warrants for Failure to Appear on the charge of Speeding... more »
July 27, 2010 10:51 AM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in apprehending a wanted person. Eunice City Marshal's Office currently has 10 - Theft arrest warrants for Sara Beth Cart, total value of theft is $710.00. Cart is a White Female 5'-1", 120 lbs, 22 years of age. Last known address... more »
July 26, 2010 12:39 PM
Concrete street repairs will begin on Admiral Doyle Drive at Weeks Street on Monday, July 26th with completion expected by August 13th, weather permitting. The southbound lane will be closed to traffic during this time and flagmen will be there to assist. Drivers are asked to avoid this road, take... more »
July 23, 2010 12:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - Today, investigators with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Criminal Investigation Division arrested an Opelousas man on 12 felony charges involving criminal violations of Plaisance Development Corporation's water discharge permits in St. Landry Parish. The president of Plaisance Development Corporation, Joseph L. Jones, 58, operates six wastewater... more »
July 19, 2010 1:35 PM
Lending support to families with soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan is the goal of a special Mass set for Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church in Crowley. Prayer and recognition of those serving their country will be offered by Bishop Michael Jarrell who... more »
July 15, 2010 12:00 PM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in locating a missing person from Opelousas. On March 26, 2010, Earl John Kidder Jr, also known as "Bubba" left his residence at 614 Chickasaw Dr. in Opelousas. Mr. Kidder was supposed to be going camping at the Sherburne Wildlife Management... more »
July 2, 2010 8:03 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - St. Landry Parish School Board members have authorized the superintendent to apply for $10 million in low-interest construction bonds to replace portable classroom buildings with permanent structures. Officials say the district is applying for federal Qualified School Construction Bonds, part of a program that allows school... more »
June 27, 2010 6:52 PM
We'd like to congratulate Acadiana for making the St. Jude Dream Home Telethon a success!
More than 1-million dollars was raised for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, thanks to your generosity. 23 prizes were given away including the early bird prize, a 2010 Ford Focus from Jackie Edgar Ford.... more »
June 27, 2010 12:18 PM
The 2010 St. Jude Telethon is going on now! This is your last chance to be eligible to win fantastic prizes, including the 2010 St. Jude Dream Home in Vintage Park Subdivision in Broussard. More importantly this is Acadiana's opportunity to give back to the community and possibly help save... more »
May 27, 2010 11:35 AM
Investigators with the St. Martinville Police Department made arrest late yesterday, 5/26/10, on a string of Burglaries that have been occurring in the City over the past month. Investigators received tips from the community and with this information, Investigators were able to recover stolen items from a Burglary that occurred... more »
May 24, 2010 3:51 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Narcotics Detectives and Officers with the Opelousas Police Department conducted a joint operation during which they seized approximately 35 lbs of Marijuana, several thousand dollars in US Currency, drug paraphernalia and made one arrest.
According to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz; his Narcotics Detectives received information... more »
May 20, 2010 3:07 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Narcotics Detectives, arrested a suspect from Phoenix, AZ and seized approximately ten-thousand dollars worth of "Crystal" Methamphetamine.
According to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz; his Interstate Criminal Enforcement Units (ICE) were patrolling Hwy. 190, during the chemical spill on I-10 a few days ago. While patrolling,... more »
May 18, 2010 2:15 PM
Sheriff David A. Naquin advises that on 5-16-2010 at 12:08 am the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office was called to 1534 Cypremort Road in Four Corners in reference to a subject being shot. Sheriff' Naquin advises that upon Deputy's arrival victim D'Angelo Williams 17 year old of Morgan City was... more »
May 18, 2010 12:50 PM
On May 19, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within St. Mary Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Troopers will be actively looking for vehicles that are not insured. Vehicles without insurance could be towed and the driver issued... more »
May 11, 2010 12:58 PM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in appending a wanted fugitive from St. Landry Parish. Glenn Craig III is accused of raping his girlfriend at gun point and beating her up so badly she has to seek medical attention. An arrest warrant has been issued for aggravated... more »
May 5, 2010 7:28 PM
On Wednesday morning, St. Landry Sheriff Deputies began an intense manhunt in the Port Barre area; efforts to find a convicted sex offender continued into Wednesday night.
The Sheriff's Office is looking for Glenn Craig III, in his twenties, Craig is already a known man to law enforcement... more »
March 23, 2010 6:18 PM
In St. Mary Parish council members will vote on an ordinance regulating the possession of pit bulls. The council will take up the issue tomorrow.
It makes it unlawful to own, keep or sell any pit bull within the unincorporated areas of St. Mary Parish unless the dog is... more »
March 22, 2010 3:48 PM
COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A St. Tammany Parish man stabbed his wife and two children Sunday then died in a highway crash that injured two other people, authorities said. Daryl Horne, 47, stabbed his wife, a 17-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son after returning to his Covington area home from a... more »
February 1, 2010 6:45 PM
In St. Mary Parish, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will host a public hearing next month on a proposal to store natural gas in the Cote Blanche salt dome. Henry Gas Storage is moving through the permit process necessary to construct four caverns in the dome. Each cavern could... more »
January 15, 2010 11:50 AM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for January 15, 2010.
Joseph Lemelle, Jr., age 44, 532 Thomassee Rd., Arnaudville, La., arrested by Louisiana State Police, charged with DWI-1st offense, headlamp violation, driving under suspension, and open container.
Gabriel Baque Pierce, age 24, 320 Country... more »
January 15, 2010 9:34 AM
Date: January 15, 2010 The St. Mary Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, consisting of St. Mary Sheriff Dept., Morgan City Police Dept., Franklin Police Dept., Baldwin Police Dept.., Berwick Police Dept., and Chitimacha Police Dept.. report the following arrests:
Vertress Loston 31 yoa of 270 Lockett Road # 1, Jeanerette... more »
January 15, 2010 9:27 AM
January 15, 2010 According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 37 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Derrick W. Richardson 20 yoa of 607 Nolan Duchane Dr., Jeanerette, La. was arrested on 1-14-2010 at 11:45 am on a warrant for Lafayette... more »
January 14, 2010 9:29 AM
January 14, 2010
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 30 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Clarence P. Charatain 50 yoa of 217 Rod Lane, Baldwin was arrested on 1-13-2010 at 7:08 am on a warrant for Issuing Worthless... more »
January 13, 2010 11:36 AM
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is requesting any information concerning several burglaries from the Northwest section of St. Landry Parish. The items missing from these burglaries include many antiques. In addition to the missing antiques, a small gray fireproof safe was also stolen. The antiques are as follows:
... more »
January 13, 2010 11:06 AM
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A jailer with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office has been arrested on a charge of malfeasance after complaints from a female inmate concerning inappropriate behavior.
Deputies say 61-year-old Charles Ray Mistric of Port Barre was arrested on the charge Monday after resigning on Sunday.... more »
January 13, 2010 10:16 AM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for January 13, 2010.
Carla Roberte Daste, age 39, 1562 Market St., Opelousas, La., arrested by Louisiana State Police, charged with automobile insurance policy fraud, theft by fraud, attempt, and felony theft by fraud.
Lee Covington, Jr., age... more »
January 13, 2010 9:51 AM
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release Date: January 13, 2010
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 24 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Jeffery V. Bailey 27 yoa of 505 Cavaness Dr., Houma, La. was arrested on 1-12-2010... more »
January 9, 2010 5:12 PM
Baton Rouge, January 9, 2010. State Fire Marshal Butch Browning announced that three overnight fires in Shreveport, Westwego and Denham Springs each claimed the lives of three people. "It was a very tragic night for our State as our Firefighters responded to many fires, three of which proved deadly, we... more »
December 7, 2009 10:54 AM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for December 7, 2009.
Amanda Marie Figueron, age 32, 146 Vidrine Lane, Church Point, La., arrested on a bench warrant, also charged with theft and forgery.
Kenderrick Jamal Lamb, age 17, 335 Plantation Rd., Opelousas, La., charged with... more »
November 24, 2009 12:09 PM
This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft that happened in the Swords Community. Someone went to 880 La Hwy 752 and stole a 4-wheeler from that residence. The 4-wheeler is described as a 2005 Honda electric shift, 4 wheel drive, green in color, with... more »
November 24, 2009 9:44 AM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 28 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Milton Williams 61 of Hwy 182 Patterson La.was arrested on 11-23-09 at 3:00 P.M. charged with DWI 1st offense. Williams was arrested after Deputies responded to a... more »
November 13, 2009 8:21 AM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the past 24HR period the Sheriff's Office responded to 40 complaints over the past period and reports the following arrests:
Leslie Janell Matthews, age 33 of 178 Friendship alley, Amelia, La. was arrested on 11-12-09 at 859am on one count of Issuing Worthless... more »
November 12, 2009 9:10 AM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 48 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 61 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Ashton Jones 29 yoa of 1057 Belleview Dr., Bayou Vista was arrested on 11-10-2009 at 9:43 am on a warrant for Failure to Appear for Criminal Neglect... more »
November 5, 2009 8:20 AM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 24 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 31 complaints and reports the following arrests for November 5, 2009:
Joshua Pojar 27 yoa of Federal Ave., Morgan City was arrested on 11-4-2009 at 6:27 am on a warrant for Issuing Worthless Checks.... more »
November 2, 2009 8:29 AM
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the last 72 hours the Sheriff's Office responded to 99 complaints and reports the following arrests:
Scottie J. Orgeron 42 yoa of 182 Gemini St., Lockport, La. was arrested on 10-30-2009 at 12:32 pm on warrants for Lafourche Parish for DWI 2nd and... more »
October 22, 2009 12:08 PM
On October 22, 2009, at approximately 3:00 am, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 400 block of St. Antoine Street regarding a shooting. According to the victim and witnesses, the victim was exiting a residence he was visiting and was confronted by two masked suspects outside. The... more »