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Eunice Police Chief extends citywide curfew for minors after fatal shooting
Eunice Police Chief Kyle LeBouef has extended a citywide curfew for the city of Eunice, according to a statement from the department. LeBouef said the curfew is from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. It started Thursday and will continue until further notice. "The curfew is set in place to promote...
‘Detour B4 Destruction’ takes place in Glenmora
GLENMORA, La. (KALB) - On Saturday, March 25, community members in Glenmora hosted Detour B4 Destruction, an event aimed at keeping youth out of trouble. Detour B4 Destruction is a child empowerment event that aims to steer or detour the youth toward the right path in life. Children were able to speak with mentors and other adults that aren’t their parents about anything in their life they are struggling with. The children were also able to get food, clothes, toys and hygiene products.
Three arrested in connection to the fatal Eunice shooting
Leroy Freeman III, 21 of Eunice and a 15-year-old juvenile male have been arrested and charged with Principal to 1st degree murder in the death of Carl Vigers.
Man accused of throwing liquid at Louisiana restaurant employee
The incident occurred last week at a Raising Cane’s in Opelousas, authorities said. Surveillance images show the suspect vehicle.
Ground is broken for new parish jail at Industrial Park
Several elected officials, law enforcement personnel, and other community members from around Evangeline Parish gathered at the Industrial Park on Tuesday, March 21, for a ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony for the new parish jail. “This is really a big event for Evangeline Parish,” said Sheriff Charles Guillory. The new 200-bed...
Evangeline Parish District Attorney recused from voter fraud case
The Louisiana Court of Appeal has decided it would be a conflict of interest if Evangeline Parish District Attorney, Trent Brignac, continues to prosecute in the case of Christina Sam's alleged voter fraud.
Police report early morning drive-by shooting in Louisiana
A home and car in Eunice were damaged in a drive-by shooting early Wendesday morning, and a passenger in the car may have been wounded, authorities said.
Gusty Winds and Scattered Storms Tonight
It's been a warm and windy day throughout the region, but all eyes are on a strong storm system that will likely create a widespread severe weather event across portions of the Deep South through this evening. Fortunately, it appears the worst of the weather will stay just to our...
New Scheduling Process Makes Students Look to the Future
A change in how to schedule courses was made this year where EHS students scheduled 3- years out. Freshman chose their classes for their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Sophomores scheduled for their junior and senior years. Sophomore Kennedy Norvell thought the process was a bit too quick. “I feel...
Reflections of Bessie Rena Fontenot Jackson
Tucked away in South Louisiana, is the small town of Mamou. It is located 85 miles west of Baton Rouge in Evangeline Parish, and is known for its gumbo, boudin, smoked meats, Cajun delicacies, and everything else in between. Named for the Acadian heroine, Evangeline, in the 1847 poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the name means “bearer of good news.” Mamou residents Sidney Fontenot, Sr. and Ella Thomas Fontenot were delighted to receive “good news” as they welcomed baby girl, Bessie Rena Fontenot on March 12, 1947. She was the oldest of three children born to this union in the town known as “The Cajun Music Capital of the World.”
Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office seize fentanyl, meth, firearms in 15 day period
From March 1 to March 15, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office (APSO) seized several narcotics and firearms along with making 28 arrests.
Comeaux named state semi-finalist
The Louisiana Department of Education announced its 2024 Teacher and Principal of the Year semifinalists and New Teacher of the Year finalists. These 57 teachers and principals represent schools and systems across the state. Twenty-four teachers and 24 principals have been named Teacher and Principal of the Year semifinalists. Nine...
St. Landry Parish president aims to reduce ambulance response time
In St. Landry Parish, Jessie Bellard is working with ambulance providers and first responders across the parish to prioritize teamwork and reduce response times.
Mire-Branch Water Corportation lifts boil order
The local boil advisory issued by Mire-Branch Water Corporation on Monday has been lifted, officials say. The water system received clear samples from DHH.
Smoke testing scheduled in Elton to check sewer systems
Starting today at 8:30 am in the Town Elton, leak tests will be conducted in the sewer systems by blowing smoke into the pipes. Testing is expected to last two to three weeks.
Erica Hunt's family still seeking closure in unsolved murder
It's been seven years since Erica Hunt vanished, though remains found in rural Evangeline Parish two years later were identified as hers in 2021. Yet the case still hasn't been solved. Erica Hunt's family still seeking closure in unsolved murder. It's been seven years since Erica Hunt vanished, though remains...
Eunice teen arrested for bomb threat
An arrest has been made in connection with a bomb threat at Eunice High School on March 15, 2023. After further investigation...
UPDATE: Police Identify Victim Killed in Eunice Shooting as Investigation Continues
KATC is reporting that a man is dead after a shooting Monday afternoon in Eunice. According to an update from our media partners, 42-year-old Carl J. Vigers died from injuries suffered in the shooting. Eunice Police Chief Kyle LeBouef says that Vigers was standing outside of an apartment complex near...
EPSB recognizes student workers
The Evangeline Parish School District hosted its annual Work-Based Learning Appreciation Luncheon Thursday, March 16, at the Northside Civic Center. Students and parish-wide businesses that participated in the program were recognized and treated to a delicious meal served by Jahn Montelaro and students of Mamou High School. Dot Doulet (transition...
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