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  • Opelousas Car Burglary Suspect Arrested

    March 30, 2014 9:30 PM

    Late Friday evening, Opelousas officers received a call about a possible car burglary on South Market Street. The description of the alleged burglar led to the arrest of 20 year old Larry Bellow Jr. of 608 West Cherry Street in Opelousas. Moments after apprehension, officers located several suspected items previously... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

    March 18, 2014 10:10 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for March 18, 2014. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 65 complaints over the past 24 hours. Dandrea Broussard, age 22, 401 Nimitz St., Eunice, LA, theft of goods. Ernest Colomb, age 45, 184 JB Robert... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

    March 7, 2014 9:56 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 69 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Lucinda Morgan, 24, 1501 N. Jake Street, Lake Charles 1)Unauthorized Use of an Access Card Steven Richard, 31, 414 Northwestern Street, Crowley 1)Possession of Schedule II Drugs 2)Possession of Schedule I Drugs Lakeisha... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

    March 6, 2014 10:12 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for March 06, 2014. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 71 complaints over the past 24 hours. Mark W. Jones, age 49, 507 N. Court St., Opelousas, LA, simple criminal damage to property. Cody Joles Woods,... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

    March 6, 2014 9:58 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 80 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Christopher Nations, 25 120 E. Foulard Street, Opelousas 1)Domestic Abuse Battery 2)Possession of Schedule I Drugs Omar Waleed, 43, 731 E. Vine Street, Opelousas 1)Distribution of Schedule I Drugs 2)Unlawful Sales of Alcohol to... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

    March 5, 2014 10:28 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for March 03, 2014. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 69 complaints over the past 48 hours. Jay A. Prejean, age 35, 1180 Pitre Rd., Ville Platte, La, simple battery involving domestic violence, simple assault, simple criminal... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

    March 3, 2014 9:55 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for March 03, 2014. Robert Dale Soileau, age 59, 814 Church Rd., Opelousas, LA, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. John P. LeBlanc, age 34, 100 S. Hill St., #15, Eunice, LA, ran stop sign, improper lane useage,... more »
  • St. Landry council votes against security cameras

    February 26, 2014 9:21 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has decided to reverse an earlier decision to install security cameras in the Old City Market offices of the council clerks and attorney. Council Chairman Hurlin Dupre told The Advocate the security cameras aren't needed in the clerk's offices. Councilman Jerry... more »
  • St. Landry council to consider parish library tax

    February 3, 2014 8:34 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A yearslong effort to create a parish-wide library system in St. Landry Parish is one step closer to a vote. The Advocate reports the St. Landry Parish Council is set to decide Wednesday whether to place a property tax on the ballot in May that, if... more »
  • Train Derailment Wreckage at US 71 All Cleared

    January 28, 2014 6:22 AM

    Louisiana D.O.T.D. says all lanes are open at US 71 between LA 361 and LA 107 in St. Landry Parish. A seven car train derailment Saturday night caused an intersection of US 71 and LA 361 near Lebeau to close. The Traffic Management Center does not have any reports of... more »
  • St. Landry Catholic Cemetery Tours Play Video

    October 8, 2013 7:42 AM

    "Our Past is a Treasure" is the theme of the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours held in Opelousas, LA. The dates of the tours are October 12, 13, 19 & 20 with Saturday tours at 6, 7 & 8 PM and the Sunday tours at 2 & 3 PM.... more »
  • CASA of St. Landry Back to School Concert

    August 9, 2013 7:12 AM

    On Sunday, August 11, CASA of St. Landry is hosting a "Back to School" concert Opelousas Civic Center. This concert is an adult only event with live entertainment featuring Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, The "Hotline" Band, and recording artist "cupid". There will be a guest appearance from Magic 104.7... more »
  • St. Landry to seek sales tax for roads

    April 30, 2013 8:26 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has approved for the Oct. 19 ballot a 2-cent sales tax proposition that parish officials say will generate an estimated $7 million annually for road construction and maintenance in the unincorporated areas. The Advocate reports St. Landry operates its 810-mile road... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office Arrest Report

    February 8, 2013 10:30 AM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 64 complaints over the past 24 hours. This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for February 8, 2013. Anthony Paul Comeaux, age 26, 1221 Magnolia St., Lafayette, LA, bench warrant. Daniel Wayne Guidry, age 32, 1828 3rd... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Proposing Sales Tax to Fix Roads

    February 6, 2013 7:02 PM

    In St Landry Parish, the state of some roads is often a hot button issue. Tonight the St Landry Parish Council will address it. The council will discuss an introductory proposal to call for a two-cent sales tax. Money generated from that tax would be designated for road construction... more »
  • Council Rescinds 4 Ordinances Involved in Lawsuit with Parish President

    October 12, 2012 12:10 AM

    The legal battle continues between the St. Landry Parish Council and Parish President Bill Fontenot. Despite some council members' efforts Thursday, they will still go to court Friday over an ordinance passed earlier this year. "I feel this is ridiculous, I feel we're wasting money on lawyers, I'm tired... more »
  • St. Landry sales tax revenue continues to climb

    September 11, 2012 9:35 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - August was another good month for St. Landry Parish sales tax collections. Overall sales tax collections are up for 20 straight months. According to figures released by the St. Landry Parish School Board, which tracks the parish's sale tax numbers, the August collections totaled $4.6 million,... more »
  • St. Landry board sets salary range for new chief

    August 3, 2012 7:45 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish School Board has set a salary range and established an application deadline for the position of school superintendent. The Advocate reports only seven of the 13 board members were present Thursday when the board unanimously voted to pay the next superintendent from... more »
  • St. Landry Council Considers Veto Overrides at Contentious Meeting

    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 »
  • Help Stuff the Bus St. Landry & Evangeline Parishes!!!

    July 25, 2012 8:50 AM

    St. Landry-Evangeline United Way would like the community to come out and help "stuff the Bus" for the children of Opelousas, Eunice and Ville Platte. There will be donation locations at WinnDixie in Eunice, the Opelousas school board office on Cresswell and City Hall in Ville Platte. This school supply... more »
  • Man Dies in Morning Boating Accident in St. Landry Parish

    July 20, 2012 7:36 PM

    A morning boating accident leaves one man dead. Another uninjured man rescued. It happened just before 10 on Lake Fordoche in St. Landry Parish. Allen Fontenot Junior, 66, from Central died. The driver of the boat, 47-year-old John Dupuy of Livonia survived. John Dupuy and Allen Fontenot headed out from... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office Arrest Report

    July 18, 2012 9:27 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for July 18, 2012. Steven David Ortego, age 58, 259 Tasso Loop, Eunice, La., violation of protective order. Kenan Israel Elvir-Flores, age 19, 7544 Highway 165, Pollock, La., speeding and operating a vehicle without lawful presence, arrested by... more »
  • St. Landry panel recommends financial emergency

    July 3, 2012 7:53 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish School Board Finance Committee has unanimously recommended the district declare a financial emergency called an exigency for a second straight year. The Advocate reports that recommendation came Monday after an accounting firm hired by the Louisiana Department of Education said the district... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office Arrest Report

    June 25, 2012 11:17 AM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 200 complaints in the past 72 hours. This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for June 25, 2012. Calvert James Antoine, age 32, 107 Pat Street, Scott, La., unauthorized use of a movable, arrested by Louisiana State Police.... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office Arrest Report

    June 11, 2012 10:05 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for June 11, 2012. Kerry James Malveaux, age 38, 1226 North Martin Luther King Drive, Eunice, La., simple battery involving domestic violence. Terri Lynn Campbell, age 51, 488 Country Hill Road, Washington, La., driving while intoxicated-1st offense and... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office Arrest Report

    June 6, 2012 9:57 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 80 complaints in the past 24 hours. Amaury Reyes, age 22, 702 Leo Street, #1, Opelousas, La., illegal tinted windshield/side windows, operating a motor vehicle while under suspension and operating... more »
  • St. Landry Hitting More than "Bumps" in the Road for Repairs

    May 30, 2012 8:40 PM

    St. Landry Parish is hitting more than a few "bumps" in the road when it comes to improving transportation. "I wanted something done," said Cay Landry, an Arnaudville resident. Landry said she doesn't like what she sees at the end of her road. It looks like a giant... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office Arrest Report

    May 24, 2012 10:16 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for May 24, 2012. t. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 85 complaints in the past 24 hours. James Deantoine Jackson, age 31, 610 Pulford Street, Opelousas, La., bench warrant. Jason S. Bertrand, age 36, 172 Dolly... more »
  • St. Landry to consider airport authority

    May 17, 2012 9:42 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted 6-5 to move toward reinstating an appointed, seven-member airport authority to oversee operations of the parish airport. Council Chairman Wayne Ardoin (AHR'-dwahn) cast the deciding vote on the issue, which was opposed by Parish President Bill Fontenot. Ardoin said... more »
  • St. Landry board considers options for insurance

    April 12, 2012 10:36 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish School Board has voted to begin receiving quotes for the district's property, casualty and liability insurance coverage. The Advocate reports board attorney Gerard Caswell recommended Wednesday that school system officials request paying the insurance premiums incrementally rather than in one annual payment... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    April 4, 2012 10:11 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest report for April 4, 2012. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 60 complaints in the past 24 hours. Jacob Borkowski, age 22, 248 Arlen Road, Washington, La., stalking. Kevin Jones Senegal, age 36, 102 I-49 North Service... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriffs Office Arrest Report

    March 22, 2012 10:18 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for March 22, 2012. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office responded to over 85 complaints in the past 24 hours. Ricky Gloston-Washington, age 29, 329 West Mouton Street, Opelousas, La., two bench warrants. Gerald Wayne Chenevert, age 42, 505... more »
  • St. Landry Airport gets new tenant

    March 12, 2012 8:50 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has cleared the way for the parish airport to become home to a new business that will service turboprop aircraft from throughout the region. The matter had been brought up last month. But at that time the council, arguing it had... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    March 6, 2012 9:41 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for March 6, 2012. Wilbert J. Comeaux, age 25, 377 Lilac Road, Opelousas, La., possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and a bench warrant. Aaron Hicks, age 65, 166 Zydeco Road, Opelousas, La., bench warrant. Curtis Jude... more »
  • Market Sell-A-Bration

    March 2, 2012 9:11 AM

    St. Landry - Evangeline United Way will be raising funds by way of a Market Sell-A-Bration!! There will be over 50 indoor and outdoor artists, craftsmen and local business owners in the Opelousas Civic Center Saturday, March 31, 2012. The event will be from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. ... more »
  • Fixing Potholes by Fixing Budget Problems

    February 29, 2012 11:20 PM

    St. Landry Parish Council was crunching the numbers Wednesday night, hoping to fix some budget problems for next year. One of the main issues was cutting the fat and getting more money into fixing parish roads. "We tried in every way shape and form to increase the revenue in... more »
  • St. Landry Teachers Worry Their Jobs are On the Line

    February 27, 2012 11:20 PM

    A $3.9 million budget deficit still looming over the St. Landry Parish School Board. The Board and various committees held three meetings on Monday to address some of the issues pertaining to the budget and impending cuts. With such a deep budget gap, Interim Superintendent Donnie Perron said employee... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    February 13, 2012 10:32 AM

    Elvis James Carmouche, age 44, 290 Old Spanish Road, Opelousas, La., driving while intoxicated-2nd offense, careless operation, unlicensed driver and operation of a motor vehicle while under suspension, arrested by Louisiana State Police. Colby J. Hardy, age 21, 255 West Courtableau Road, Port Barre, La., careless operation and driving... more »
  • Louisiana down the road: DOTD reviews projects

    February 8, 2012 11:07 PM

    "There is not more being done with less," St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot said about state highways. "We need to have full disclosure with the public that we need more resources for transportation." Bill Fontenot is a former DOTD District Engineer and now, the St. Landry Parish President.... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Report

    January 26, 2012 10:27 AM

    ST LANDRY ARRESTS Roosevelt Davis, age 33, 662 Country Ridge Road, Opelousas, La., bench warrant, driving while intoxicated-2nd offense and careless operation. Carlos Cortez Skinner, age 29, 149 Walton Lane, Opelousas, La., unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving under suspension,
  • Tornado Watch for Today 01/25/12

    January 25, 2012 9:34 AM

    Severe weather is heade our way, and we are currently under a Tornado Watch for the following Louisiana parishes: ACADIA, ALLEN, AVOYELLES, BEAUREGARD, BIENVILLE, CALCASIEU, CALDWELL, CAMERON, DE SOTO, EVANGELINE, GRANT, JACKSON, JEFFERSON DAVIS, LAFAYETTE, LA SALLE, NATCHITOCHES, OUACHITA, RAPIDES, RED RIVER, SABINE,... more »
  • Residential burglary investigated in St. Landry

    December 14, 2011 4:30 PM

    This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a residential burglary that happened near the Lewisburg area. On November 16, 2011, St. Landry Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call at 625 Jessie Richard Road in reference to a break in. Upon arrival, it was discovered that... more »
  • St. Landry Council Seeks Review of Contracts

    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 »
  • St. Landry Bicycle Accident Fatal

    October 12, 2011 9:07 AM

    In St. Landry Parish, a fatal crash happens on Interstate 49 frontage road. A bicycle was being riden close to the center line along side of another bicycle on the Interstate 49 frontage road. That is when a pick up truck was southbound on the frontage road approaching the bicycles... more »
  • St. Landry lends $20,000 to agency

    September 22, 2011 9:23 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted to immediately lend the parish Community Action Agency $20,000 in emergency funding to continue providing parish wide services beginning Oct. 1. The Advocate reports agency director Donald Robinson told the council Wednesday night that funding delays and the possibility... more »
  • Is your town a flood risk?

    May 11, 2011 9:08 PM

    Many viewers and readers on KATC.com have wrote to us asking, "Is my home town at risk?" For those concerned residents, the bottom-line is found in the answers of two questions: do you reside within the Atchafalaya Basin? And... are you protected by a levee? In St. Mary... more »
  • Parishes declare State of Emergency

    May 6, 2011 9:12 PM

    Parishes all over Acadiana, declaring a state of emergency. St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes want residents to be prepared for flooding. "The high water is definitely coming whether they open (the Morganza) or not." St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier says, "if I was a... more »
  • DOTD Increasing the Speed Limit on parts of I-49 in St. Landry

    April 13, 2011 10:00 AM

    Ron Bertinot, from DOTD District 03 District Traffic Engineer came on GMA this morning to talk about how the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will be increasing the speed limit on rural portions of I-49 in Evangeline and St. Landry parishes from 70 mph to 75 mph. The... more »
  • St. Landry Parish using new tech to defeat thieves

    April 11, 2011 11:33 PM

    St. Landry Parish is set to be the first in the state to start using micro-technology to prevent crime. They're called 'data-dots.' They're no larger than a millimeter but they could save the parish a fortune. "Over the last few years, there have been burglaries and burglary rings we... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Checkpoint Tonight

    April 1, 2011 7:02 AM

    St. Landry Parish law enforcement will join Louisiana State police tonight for a DUI checkpoint somewhere in St. Landry. The check will run from 9:00pm to 3am Saturday. Officers say they are running on a zero tolerance policy.
  • St. Landry Arrest Report - March 9, 2011

    March 9, 2011 9:54 AM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for March 9, 2011: Joseph Ricky Norman, age 51, 948 Montgomery Road, Opelousas, La., arrested for a Bench Warrant and a Probation Warrant. Dexter James Boutte, age 25, 103 Falcon Street, #B, Lafayette, La., Here for Court. Julie M. Mattocks,... more »
  • Crawfish Production Meeting Today

    February 21, 2011 5:26 AM

    Crawfishermen listen up! State and Regional specialists will be on hand at today's Crawfish production meeting in St. Landry Parish. They'll be discussing topics such as pond management, and how to optimize your catch. If you'd like to attend, it gets started at 1:00 in Opelousas at the... more »
  • St. Landry Road Work Today

    February 9, 2011 6:01 AM

    A road closure to tell you about, LA 748 in St.Landry Parish will be closed today. Crews will be replacing draining pipes along the highway. Detour routes will be posted and the roadway will reopen by 4pm.
  • DOTD Treating Icy Roads

    February 4, 2011 1:50 AM

    Officials with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office say several roads across the parish are freezing over. Highways 167, 71, and 105 as well as I-49 North of Opelousas up to mile-marker 50 are experiencing heavy ice accumulations. Officials say that fortunatley people are heeding the warnings and are... more »
  • Opelousas Man Killed in St. Landry Parish Crash

    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 »
  • Pro-football Player Teams Up With Local Schools for Camp

    January 24, 2011 9:26 PM

    The NFL is coming to Acadiana as part of a special camp for kids in March. Pro-football player Kyries Hebert is heading up the camp as part of his Ky Cares Foundation. He was born and raised in Eunice, a Ragin Cajun Defensive MVP and an NFL Record Holder.... more »
  • House fire takes the life of one person

    December 23, 2010 6:40 AM

    In St. Landry Parish a fire claims a life over night. The incident happened in the 800 block of Burr Street in Opelousas.
  • More 256th returning just in time for Christmas!

    December 23, 2010 6:30 AM

    In Lafayette approximately 19 members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are scheduled to return by bus to the 256th Brigade Headquarters armory in Lafayette today! and in Opelousas approximately 29 members of the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are scheduled to return by bus to the D... more »
  • NASA at Beau Chene High School

    December 8, 2010 7:57 PM

    Students at Beau Chene High School are going to experience the challenge of a lifetime that could help shape their futures. The students are participating in NASA's "HUNCH" program-- a program that allows aspiring engineers to get real-work experience. NASA representatives were at the school today giving instructions to the... more »
  • Morgan City man dies in St. Landry Parish crash

    December 6, 2010 10:49 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - State police say a 58-year-old Morgan City man died in a two-vehicle accident in St. Landry Parish. Troopers say Lee Metz was pronounced dead at the scene on Interstate 49 just north of Opelousas. Investigators say Metz was traveling southbound Sunday when his vehicle crossed the... more »
  • Traffic heads up for St. Landry

    November 29, 2010 6:42 AM

    A traffic warning for St. Landry, LA 93 entrance ramp at I-49 Northbound will be closed for overlay beginning 6:00pm this evening until 6:00am tomorrow morning
  • Music & Market Tonight

    November 19, 2010 10:54 AM

    Music & Market is still underway in Opelousas, offering continuous entertainment every Friday. Today music lovers can enjoy Same Ol' 2-Step who is set to take the stage Friday, November 19th at 6:00 p.m. Music & Market happens from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., with music beginning at 6:00 p.m.... more »
  • Citizens to rally to save Melville ferry

    November 17, 2010 9:26 AM

    MELVILLE, La. (AP) - Citizens of the small St. Landry Parish community of Melville are planning a final effort to save the town's ferry service, which is scheduled to end Dec. 31. A rally for those who would like to keep the ferry running across the Atchafalaya River will be... more »
  • St. Landry Parish man on the run with warrants

    November 16, 2010 7:06 PM

    Deputies say he's armed and dangerous and he's on the run. St. Landry Parish detectives are tracing the steps of 38-year-old Kenneth Crouch- who now has multiple warrants for his arrest after police say he beat two women in their own home. "He says no, if y'all gonna call the... more »
  • St. Landry Crimestoppers-Theft of a Dirt Bike

    November 10, 2010 1:23 PM

    This week St. Landry Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving a theft near Port Barre, La. On November 6, 2010 deputies with the St. Landry Sheriff's Office responded to a call at 1026 Old School Road, Arnaudville, La. reference to the theft of a dirt bike. Upon... more »
  • Plaucheville Man Dies in St. Landry Parish Crash

    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.
  • Major Roadwork in Lafayette, Surrounding Areas

    November 8, 2010 3:08 PM

    Construction projects are popping up along roadways all over Lafayette and surrounding areas-- in fact, $100 million dollars worth of work. "Lafayette does not stand on its own to advance economically and socially without transportation in and out of the other parishes," says Bill Fontenot from Louisiana DOTD. ... more »
  • French Friday on Main Street

    November 5, 2010 6:35 AM

    Head on over to Opelousas for the annual French Friday on Main Street. This unique event spotlights Cajun and Creole Culture with music by Horace Trahan and the New Ossun Express and Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie. There's also plenty of authentic Cajun and creole foods as well as... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Arrest Log -- November 2, 2010

    November 2, 2010 10:59 AM

    Ross E. Maxwell, age 31, 1807 East Lafayette Street, Abbeville, La., Bench Warrant Stacey Elizabeth Leger, age 45, 910 Thomas Road, Church Point, La., arrested for Driving While Intoxicated-1st Offense, Careless Operation and No Seat Belt, arrested by Louisiana State Police Joshua James Ashworth, 125 Pat Biez, Eunice,... more »
  • St. Landry picking a new site for Juvenile Detention

    October 27, 2010 7:11 PM

    John and Bernadine Soileau have been breeding race horses for more than 50 years. "You do it because you love it," John Soileau says. They've raised championship caliber horses- competing in races from New Mexico to tracks here like Evangeline Downs. If you ask John about his luck, he'll... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Arrest Report

    October 27, 2010 11:28 AM

    This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for October 27, 2010. Joshua Lastrapes, age 25, 821 Capri Alley, Opelousas, La Bench Warrant, arrested for Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Blair Aros Young, age 19, 1428 Hwy 103, Opelousas, La., arrested for Driving while Intoxicated- 2nd Offense,... more »
  • Boil Advisory for Grand Coteau

    October 26, 2010 11:37 AM

    Grand Coteau Water System customers are asked to boil their water effective immediately. The system experienced a line break which caused a loss in pressure in the distribution system. Because of the problems the water produced is of questionable microbiological quality. It is recommended that all consumers disinfect... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office Arrest Log -- October 25, 2010

    October 25, 2010 10:29 AM

    Marlon Eaglin, age 20, 247 Halfway House Road, Arnaudville, La., arrested for Burnt Tai Light, Resisting an Officer and Battery of a Police Officer Michael Todd Alleman, age 41, 198 Oak Road, Church Point, La., Bench Warrant Christopher Bryan Alleman , age 44, 198 Oak Road, Church Point,... more »
  • Gonzales woman dies in St. Landry Parish Crash

    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 »
  • Renewal of a One-Mil Tax Fails For the St. Landry Parish Jail

    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 »
  • Opelousas Mayoral Race

    September 30, 2010 7:59 PM

    Voter turnout is expected to be higher than normal in Opelousas, for the October 2nd election. This, as interest in the Mayor's race grows. Three candidates are challenging incumbent Donald Cravins, Sr.: Harvey Darbonne, the Rev. Frank Ford and Lena Anderson. All three challengers spoke with KATC on Thursday,... more »
  • St. Landry Homecoming DWI Saturation Patrols

    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 »
  • Heated arguments over a zoning change in Opelousas

    September 15, 2010 9:18 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is sent looking for a new site for an administrative building. This comes after a heated discussion at an Opelousas city council meeting. A deal was in place for the Sheriff's office to buy an old Courvelle Toyota dealership between Main St. and Union... more »
  • Voter turnout extremely low

    August 28, 2010 11:29 PM

    With a number of big seats in Washington on the line, you would expect a decent voter turn out. So, how many of you punched the ballot? KATC crunched the numbers to find a low voter turn-out for just about every parish. In Iberia Parish, a more than expected 12%... more »
  • Developments in Arnaudville's Officer-involved shooting

    August 24, 2010 7:24 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz confirms... An officer-involved shooting happened on the corner of Hebert Road and Louisiana-31 in Arnaudville early Sunday morning... The officer, a Dallas Barron, has since been placed on administrative leave... Barron has been with the Arnaudville Police Department for about four months and now... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Presenting Billboards to Local High Schools

    August 24, 2010 12:02 PM

    St. Landry Crime Stoppers is presenting the high schools in St. Landry Parish with a large 4ft by 8ft billboard to be placed at the schools. This is being done in hopes the students take part in the crime stoppers program, making schools in St Landry parish a safe... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    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 »
  • Manslaughter Indictment

    July 30, 2010 6:26 PM

    There are new developments in the death of a St. Landry Parish toddler. 25 year old Napoleon Prudhomme was indicted this week for the manslaughter of 2 year old Marla Keys. The incident happened nearly three months ago, when Prudhomme was watching his girl friend's child. According to reports... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help Locating A Utility Trailer

    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.
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help Locating Sara Beth Cart

    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 »
  • DEQ Arrests Opelousas Man For Alleged Violations of Environmental Permits in St. Landry Parish

    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 »
  • New Flood Zone Maps Several Parishes

    July 20, 2010 1:40 PM

    Some Acadiana parishes, including St. Landry, St. Martin and Jeff Davis have new flood zone maps this year, just in time for the peak of hurricane season. Homeowners who need flood insurance should take a look at the maps to avoid paying a higher price in a few weeks.... more »
  • St. Landry Crime Stoppers Locating A Missing Person

    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 »
  • St. Landry OKs $10 Million School Bonds

    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 »
  • Wrongful Death Verdict

    July 1, 2010 7:38 PM

    A wrongful death case in St. Landry Parish is over. An Opelousas jury awarded a $7.5 million verdict to a Krotz Springs couple. The two week trail ended Saturday morning, but the case began 7 years ago. It was January 3, 2003 when the parents of Brianna Hutto took... more »
  • St. Landry Man Arrested For Drugs

    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 »
  • $10,000 Worth of Methamphetamine Seized in St. Landry

    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 »
  • St. Landry Crimestoppers-Wanted Fugitive

    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 »
  • St. Landry Manhunt

    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 »

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