WATCH: Family of Jerome Stevenson holds press conference with Attorney Ben Crump
LETTSWORTH, La. (KALB) - The family of Jerome Stevenson, an inmate at the Avoyelles Parish DC-1 facility who died in November 2023 after a confrontation with two corrections officers and another inmate, has hired nationally recognized human rights and personal injury lawyer Ben Crump. Stevenson died on November 6, 2023,...
Louisiana State Police: Bunkie, Marksville residents killed in single-vehicle crash
Two Avoyelles Parish residents died Tuesday in a crash outside of Bunkie, according to Louisiana State Police. Troopers were called to the crash site about 12:50 p.m. on Clyde Smith Road in Avoyelles Parish, reads a news release. A preliminary investigation found that Carrington Ramos, 34, of Bunkie, had been driving a 2008 Acura RDX southbound when he ran off the road into a ditch and then hit a tree.
Prison deputy and boyfriend arrested
APSO Corrections Deputy and Boyfriend Accomplice Arrested. On February 13, 2024, after a lengthy investigation into drugs and contraband being illegally brought into the Avoyelles Women's Detention Center in Cottonport, the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office (APSO) investigation resulted in arrests. APSO Deputies arrested 51-year-old Corrections Deputy Stacy G. Gagnard and...
APSO Identifies Body and Suspects Foul Play
Avoyelles Parish, La - On Sunday, October 22, 2023, at approximately 6:10 PM, the Avoyelles 911 Communication Center received a report of a body found in the Blue Town Community north of Marksville, LA. The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) located the body of the unknown female found in a wooded area near a field.
Did Duke Ellington and his orchestra once swing in Bunkie? Curious Louisiana has the answer.
When Phyllis Hall, of Catahoula, asked Curious Louisiana if it's true that Duke Ellington and his orchestra once played in a swanky nightclub in Bunkie called the Blue Moon, I immediately remembered my long-ago interview with Sonny Harris. Surely, he would have loved recounting the tale about how a sold...
2 Opelousas men dead after car rear-ends concrete truck near Baton Rouge
PORT ALLEN, La. (KADN) — Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop A said a two-vehicle crash in Port Allen claimed the lives of two men from Opelousas early Saturday morning. The men who died in the crash were identified as David Rideaux, 35, and Dwight Pelican Sr., 34. Troopers...
Charles Candella, Bunkie WWII vet
A Mass of Christian Burial for Charles Candella will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with the Msgr. Stephen Scott Chemino officiating. Burial will follow in the Pythian Mausoleum. Arrangements are under the direction of Hixson-Ducote Funeral Home of Bunkie.
The Ultimate Pizza Guide: 4 Opelousas Pizzas to Fall in Love With
This article presents a guide to four exceptional pizza places in Opelousas. Have you had the chance to taste their offerings yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences. Please feel free to share your comments below!
St. Landry Parish removes adjudicated properties, aims to clean up parish
At the beginning of the month, the St. Landry Parish government set the goal to demolish abandoned and adjudicated homes each week, beginning with homes on Raymond Street and Blanchard Street in Opelousas.
Basketball Game Preview: Choudrant Aggies vs. Lacassine Cardinals
The Choudrant Aggies will head out on the road to face off against the Lacassine Cardinals at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Choudrant has been getting the ball to fall more lately as they've increased their point totals each of their last four games. It can be hard to translate regular...
Newly-formed humane society helps rescue 2 dogs in Evangeline Parish beaten with lead pipe
VILLE PLATTE, La. — Thanks to an anonymous call, two abused dogs are now receiving veterinary care after being hit on the head with a lead pipe, allegedly by their owner, who is now in jail. Because of Heroes Everywhere Animal Rescue, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office, and Humane...
Today the gas price is close to $2.78 in Mansura as of 2024-02-26. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.264, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Louisiana AgCenter brings beekeeping lessons to state prison staff, inmates
COTTONPORT, LA — Inside a small building on the grounds of the Raymond Laborde Correctional Center near Cottonport, a group of prison staff and trusties gathered around a table where LSU AgCenter agent Keith Hawkins had spread out an array of tools used in beekeeping. Following along in a...
Mother of former Marine killed at Anytime Fitness files lawsuit against gym, Opelousas Police Department
That was the last time News 10 heard from Bordenave just moments after her son, former U.S. Marine Harrison Bordenave was shot and killed inside of Anytime Fitness in Opelousas last year.
Book Fair at Carter C. Raymond Junior High
This past week has been a very positive week at Carter C. Raymond Junior High School in Lecompte. Tuesday was the ribbon cutting for the new Star Academy. To say the event was a great success is indeed an understatement. Dr. Jill Summers, faculty, and staff have much to be proud of.
Eunice man convicted of attempted murder of 14-year-old
The Eunice man arrested in California for a Eunice shooting in May of 2022 has been convicted.
Highschool Baseball | 26 February Marksville Boys Game Notice
The Marksville Boys Baseball team will have a Non-conference game with Northwest(Opelousas, LA) on 26 February, 2024, 6 PM. As of now, Tigers has won 1 games and lost 8 games, and the winning rate is 0.111.
Arrest made in deadly home invasion
One man died after he was shot during a home invasion that happened back in November, in Church Point.
Experience Authentic Mexican Cuisine: 3 Must-Visit Restaurants in Marksville
In this article, we explore three enticing Mexican restaurants located in Marksville. Have you had the chance to visit and taste their offerings? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Help needed in solving Opelousas homicide
St. Landry Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help in solving a fatal shooting in the city of Opelousas.