Ville Platte man facing attempted rape charges
A Ville Platte man is facing sexual battery and attempted rape charges.
Sheriff shows how an inmate escaped from Louisiana jail
Jody Thrasher is back behind bars three days after escaping the Evangeline Parish Jail.
Convicted Felon in Opelousas, Louisiana Allegedly Caught With Cocaine
OPELOUSAS, La. (KPEL News) - A convicted felon is in trouble with the law once again as "Operation Take Back the City" set its sights on the man with a lengthy criminal history,. 38-year-old Jonathan Edwards of Opelousas was arrested after detectives with the St. Landry Parish Narcotics Unit say...
Escaped Inmate Called Louisiana News Station While on the Run to Tell ‘His Side of the Story’
Jody Thomas Thrasher, a 47-year-old man who had been on the run since Sunday after escaping from Evangeline Parish Jail, reached out to KLFY News 10 to "tell his side of the story."
Bunkie man sentenced for meth distribution
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - A man from Bunkie has been sentenced to 21 years and 10 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the distribution of meth. This charge is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the drug trafficking activities of Damien Romain Lavalais.
Escaped inmate captured after "playing games"
Jody Thrasher is back in Evangeline Parish custody after he was captured at a Lake Charles Hospital Monday night.
Opelousas Police on scene of shooting that left one injured
Police on the scene of a shooting that left one injured.
St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers need help with a Sunset shooting
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office returns to Crime Stoppers and needs your help in solving a shooting in the Sunset area.
42-year-old Bunkie man sentenced for meth distribution
Damien Romain Lavalais, 42, of Bunkie was sentenced to nearly 22 years (262 months) in prison on May 31. In July, 2021, an undercover controlled purchase of methamphetamine was coordinated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Lavalais. Lavalais sold approximately 50 grams of methamphetamine that were later tested in a crime lab and confirmed with 98% purity.
Acadia Sheriff's Office Needs Tips for Cold Case to Find Crowley Man's Killer
It's been almost four years since the murder of Timothy Breaux, and law enforcement needs help solving the case.
EPSO seeks escaped inmate
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department is looking for an inmate who escaped on the 28 of May 2023. The escaped inmate was in custody for drug and gun charges. The escaped inmate is believed to still be in the Evangeline parish area. If you see him, please contact the Evangeline Parish Sheriff Department are any local Law Enforcement agency.
3 Opelousas Men Arrested in Drugs and Guns Bust
OPELOUSAS, La. (KPEL News) - The work of law enforcement in St. Landry Parish to bring drug dealers behind bars took another step forward this week as three men from Opelousas were arrested. Dubbed "Operation Hollow Point," deputies with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office acted on information received about...
LSU Eunice awards record number of degrees for ‘23 spring commencement
EUNICE – Louisiana State University Eunice saw a record number of graduates celebrate this weekend during commencement exercises this weekend. LSUE held two separate ceremonies as the Academy students were honored on Friday followed by the rest of the graduating class on Saturday. In total, LSU Eunice awarded 259...
St. Landry Parish remembering our nation’s heroes on Memorial Day
Family and community gathered together in Opelousas to remember the brave souls who served their country.
Litter Abatement Program to decrease litter throughout Acadia Parish
Excessive litter has been a problem in Acadia Parish. In efforts to keep roadways clear, the Sheriff's Office and police jury have partnered up to create its new litter abatement program.
New AC system sought to protect Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center Artifacts
As the summer heats up cooling units inside museums are critical to protecting historic artifacts. Though the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center Artifacts are close to facing serious damage due to their units in need of fixing. New AC system sought to protect Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center Artifacts. As...
Tradition: Epstein Hillel students hit all the right notes in ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Epstein Hillel School’s upper school performed three sold-out shows of “Fiddler on the Roof” recently at Marblehead Little Theatre. Under the direction of EHS teachers Leslie Smith-Rosen and Ori Baruch, every student in fifth through eighth grade participated in the play: as actors on stage, assistant directors or as part of the stage crew.
Opelousas DDD to help fund major renovations to Donald Gardner Stadium
The Downtown Development District in Opelousas has secured a bond to help pay for renovations to Donald Gardner Stadium at South City Park. The funding will cover about 70% of the total cost of $6.7 million first phase, which will include renovating the existing stadium space, replacing the visiting restroom and concession facilities and adding a running track around the field. Other sources of funding will be the state of Louisiana, St. Landry Parish government and the city of Opelousas, ODDD officials announced.
Man charged with DUI for fatal Hwy 90 wreck in Biloxi
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - A Louisiana man is charged with aggravated DUI causing death after a wreck Saturday morning at the intersection of Hwy 90 and Veterans Ave. in Biloxi. It happened around 5:20 a.m. and involved only one vehicle. A witnesses who drove past the scene told WLOX News a truck with two people inside had crashed into a street light or power pole.
Carroll County deputies capture Louisiana woman
CARROLLTON, Miss. (WTVA) - A Louisiana woman is now in custody after being wanted for aggravated assault and attempted homicide. Carroll County deputies received a call for assistance in locating a wanted person out of Louisiana. Madison County Sheriff's deputies worked together with Carroll County deputies to eventually intercept her vehicle.
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