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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...
New AC system sought to protect Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center Artifacts
Opelousas,La(KADN)- 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. A hidden jewel is what director Patrice Melnick sees at the Opelousas...
Arrest made in Opelousas shooting from October 2022
An arrest was made in connection to an Opelousas shooting in October of 2022.
Speeding issues in St. Landry Parish
The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office spent two weeks monitoring driver speeds on roadways and finding surprising results along the way.
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.
Opelousas Police make arrest in October 2022 Gloston Street shooting
Opelousas have made an arrest in regards to an October 2022 shooting that took place in the 1300 block of Gloston Street.
Opelousas filmmaker hopes to inspire city with story of redemption
Against All Odds tells the story of Big E, a man who gets out of prison and decides to send a message to his family, that people can change for the better and walk away from a life on the streets.
St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Help needed in locating hit-and-run suspect
Lt. Chase Godeaux of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office returns to Crime Stoppers and needs your help in locating a hit-and-run suspect.
Boil order issued for some residents of Opelousas
There's a water main line leak in the area that is being repaired; until the repairs are done affected residents probably won't have water pressure.
Donald Gardner Stadium renovations planned for this year
New plans are in place in Opelousas to revitalize city parks and Donald Gardner Stadium.
Duson named after former St. Landry Parish sheriff, developer
Duson is a bit of an oddity, split between Lafayette and Acadia parishes and named for a man who was sheriff in St. Landry Parish. Cornelius "Curley" Duson was born and reared in a part of southwestern St. Landry Parish that would become part of Acadia Parish, according to Carola Lillie Hartley in a Dec. 18, 2020, story in The Daily World. After service in the Confederacy during the Civil War and his capture and imprisonment, he returned to St. Landry Parish where he married and began working with the sheriff's department.
St. Landry Parish District Attorney's Office one of the busiest in Louisiana
In St. Landry Parish, Opelousas police are doing what they can to lower the number of violent crimes by making arrests. In turn, it's up to the district attorney's office to make the convictions. St. Landry Parish District Attorney's Office one of the busiest in Louisiana. In St. Landry Parish,...
Man Arrested for Setting Car on Fire Next to a Home in Scott, Louisiana
SCOTT, La. (KPEL News) - A joint investigation between the Scott Fire Department and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office led to the arrest of an arsonist who may have tried to burn down a home. According to the Scott Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the scene of a car on...
St. Martin Crime Stoppers: Help needed in solving homicide investigation
Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance regarding the homicide of Devonte Jamar Colar, 29, of New Iberia.
Former Washington employee arrested again
A former employee of the town of Washington arrested in March and accused of stealing money from citizens who were trying to pay their tickets has been arrested again on similar charges.
Vehicle break-ins in Breaux Bridge have residents on edge
Multiple Breaux Bridge residents have fallen victim to what is believed to be two suspects roaming around at night and breaking into vehicles.
15-year sentence given to man tried as adult for shooting as 16-year-old
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - A man who was 16 years old when he took part in a killing near Opelousas and Ange streets in 2020 was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison. Trylin Francisco, now 19, was tried as an adult in the shooting death of 53-year-old Anthony Juan Bennett in July 2020.
Former Washington town clerk accused of embezzling over $20K
Erica Zacharie, the former clerk of the Town of Washington, has been accused of stealing over $20,000 from the town, authorities said.
Carencro Child, Sunset Woman Dead Following Fatal Crash at Interstate 49 Exit Ramp in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
LAFAYETTE PARISH, La. (KPEL News) - Another fatal crash on our roadways has taken multiple lives far too young, this time ending the lives of a woman from Sunset and a girl from Carencro. Louisiana State Police say the incident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon on U.S. Highway...
Boil order for Ville Platte residents has been lifted
Customers of the East Side Water System in Ville Platte have been under a boil order; officials say the order has been lifted.
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