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Sheriff: Opelousas man had enough fentanyl to kill 70k people

ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KLFY) — A man was arrested in St. Landry Parish on several drug and firearm charges after an undercover investigation by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office (SLPSO) Narcotics Enforcement Team. Joshua Joseph, 37, of Opelousas was arrested on the following charges:. Possession with...
OPELOUSAS, LA
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St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Help needed locating 4 fugitives

St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers is asking for help with locating four fugitives wanted by the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office and the Eunice Police Department. Tristan Layne Higginbotham, 26, is wanted by the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office for felony domestic abuse Battery-child endangerment- involving strangulation and interfering with emergency communications. His last known address is 2400 block of St. Landry Avenue in the Opelousas area.
EUNICE, LA
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Louisiana mom arrested for allegedly leaving her young kids to sleep alone in hot van

ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (TCD) -- A 33-year-old woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly left her kids to sleep in a hot van overnight. According to a statement, on May 11, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office received a tip from the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office that Laquanda Guillory was wanted for three counts of child desertion and could be located at a residence on the 4200 block of Highway 357. She was also reportedly wanted on an outstanding warrant from Lafayette Parish for six counts of aggravated arson.
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St. Landry poised to regulate operations of group homes in the parish

St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard is expected to sign a revised parish-wide ordinance that he said he thinks will provide better oversight at regulating group homes. Bellard said Friday he is reviewing the final draft of the ordinance adopted unanimously by parish council members Wednesday following a public hearing. The newest ordinance that monitors the operation of...

Who can authorize spending changes in St. Landry? Council wants state AG's opinion.

St. Landry Parish Council attorney Garrett Duplechain has been instructed to request a state attorney general’s opinion to determine whether the parish president or the council has the authority to approve increased parish government spending for courthouse improvements. Council members narrowly passed a resolution to request the opinion on Wednesday night after Parish President Jessie Bellard indicated that the price for sealing the exterior bricks and repairing windows for the 82-year-old courthouse building has recently escalated the...
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St. Landry Parish reports 28 new COVID cases; Louisiana cases surge 54.7%

New coronavirus cases leaped in Louisiana in the week ending Sunday, rising 54.7% as 3,346 cases were reported. The previous week had 2,163 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19. Louisiana ranked 40th among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week coronavirus cases in the United States increased 21.4% from the week before, with 605,127 cases...
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