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12-Year-Old Louisiana Girl Heads to Rodeo Finals

There is a young girl in Welsh, La that is putting not only her name on the map but is also representing Louisiana in the best light. 12-year-old Campbell Leblanc is getting ready to travel to the Little Britches National Finals Competition in Guthrie, Oklahoma where she will compete in the barrel racing portion of the rodeo. This competition will take place from July 4-10, 2022.
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One man killed, another injured in Friday morning crash in St. Landry Parish

A 72-year-old man was killed and another man was injured in a two-vehicle crash in St. Landry Parish Friday morning. Claude Chevis, 72, of Church Point, was driving a 1991 Chevrolet Silverado east on La. 754 as Willis J. Curley, 47, of Opelousas, was driving a 2002 GMC Sierra south on Jessie Richard Road. Curley failed to yield at the stop sign at the roads’ intersection, began to cross and was struck on the passenger side by Chevis’ Silverado, Louisiana State Police Trooper Derek Senegal said in a statement.
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72-year-old Claude Chevis dead, Willis J Curley injured after a crash in St. Landry Parish (St. Landry Parish, LA)

72-year-old Claude Chevis dead, Willis J Curley injured after a crash in St. Landry Parish (St. Landry Parish, LA)Nationwide Report. Authorities identified 72-year-old Claude Chevis, of Church Point, as the man who lost his life and 47-year-old Willis J Curley, of Opelousas, as the victim who suffered injuries following a traffic collision on Friday morning in St. Landry Parish. As per the initial information, officers actively responded to the intersection of LA Hwy 754 and Jessie Richard Road at about 9 a.m. after getting reports of a two-vehicle crash [...]
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Demolition in the future for Moosa Hospital

Bids will be sought this month to demolish Moosa Hospital which has been vacant since 2005 when Acadian Medical Center opened. Newton “Chip” Thibodeaux Jr., chairman of the hospital board, said the finances for the demolition finally came together. In an email, Thibodeaux credited Parish President Jessie Bellard and the Parish Council with making the demolition possible. Bellard said another…
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Gym rat: Garcia dedicates summer to preparing Lacassine for title run

Four hours a day, four times a week, Aaron Garcia goes to the Lacassine High School gym to work on his game in hopes of leading the Cardinals back to the state basketball tournament. Last year, Garcia, a 6-foot guard, earned Class B all-state honors after averaging 20 points per...

18-Wheeler Wrecks Into Trees on I-10 Near Duson [PHOTOS]

Traffic on I-10 West Thursday morning was moving slowly near Duson due to an accident involving an 18-Wheeler. We received a number of calls Thursday morning in regards to this accident and now we have photos from I-10. Louisiana State Police reports that traffic was backed up for up to...

Three men wanted in Church Point drive-by shooting

Three men are wanted after several homes and a vehicle were struck in a drive-by shooting on Martin Luther King Drive in Church Point, police say. Officers responded to a report of gunshots in the 400 block of W. Martin Luther King Drive around 1:30 a.m. Monday. A vehicle erratically fleeing the area was pursued and refused to stop for officers. Three passengers in the vehicle bailed out in the Edmonia Drive area, the Church Point Police Department said in a release.

Three Church Point Men Being Sought for Drive-By Shooting

Three men are being sought by the Church Point Police Department for a drive-by shooting that happened in the early morning hours of Monday, June 27. Church Point Police Chief Dale Thibodeaux says he believes the shooting was retaliatory in nature. He adds that the person the alleged gunman was targeting does not live in that area, but had been seen there before the shooting happened.