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  • 55 ballistic vests donated to Opelousas Police Department

    August 5, 2016 11:06 AM

    OPELOUSAS - Police in Opelousas are to be presented with 55 brand new ballistic vests after the department received a $35,000 donation from a local businessman. Now, every officer on the Opelousas Police force will be equipped with one of the vests, which many see as increasingly indispensable in... more »
  • Arson destroys Civil War governor's mansion

    July 14, 2016 11:00 AM

    OPELOUSAS - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says arson destroyed an antebellum plantation house that served as the governor's mansion for nine months during the Civil War - and damaged a museum less than a mile away. Chief Deputy Brant Thompson says the Old Governor's Mansion in Opelousas... more »
  • State police: Toddler killed in St. Landry Parish crash

    June 27, 2016 9:31 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a 1-year-old girl who was improperly restrained died after the pickup she was riding in overturned in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish. Master Trooper Brooks David says the crash happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. Sunday when 24-year-old Bendel Williams drove off the right side of... more »
  • Feds: Opelousas hacker sentenced to 1 year in prison

    May 26, 2016 11:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Federal prosecutors say a 29-year-old Opelousas computer hacker has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for stealing money, hacking computers and trying to sell information on a hacking forum. On Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Rory Stephen Guidry was sentenced on... more »
  • Men accused of trying to get drugs into Avoyelles jail

    November 18, 2015 7:06 AM

    MARKSVILLE - State police have arrested two Opelousas men accused of trying to funnel drugs into the Avoyelles Correctional Center through work-release inmates. Officials at the state-run facility in Cottonport had contacted troopers on Friday about the attempt to get drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. In a news release, Master... more »
  • Officials: 2 murder-suicides take place in Louisiana

    August 31, 2015 5:34 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Authorities say two apparent murder-suicides in different towns in Louisiana took place on Sunday. In Opelousas, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says deputies found two brothers killed in an apparent murder-suicide Sunday night. Guidroz says it appears Joshua Miller, 27, of New Roads accidently shot and... more »
  • Sheriff: Officer shot, killed with his own gun in deadly rampage Play Video

    August 26, 2015 5:57 PM

    SUNSET - Authorities released the names of the victims attacked by a suspect in a deadly, violent rampage in this usually quiet Cajun town Wednesday. Officer Henry Nelson and Shameka Johnson died. Courtney Jolivette and Surlay Johnson were taken to area hospitals following the altercation with the suspect, identified... more »
  • La. jockeys arrested in race-fixing investigation

    July 23, 2015 11:56 AM

    OPELOUSAS – Louisiana State Police accused three Louisiana horse jockeys of being involved in a race-fixing scheme. Troopers arrested 46-year-old Joseph Patin, 51-year-old Billy Patin and 24-year-old LeSean Conyers on charges of Willful Pulling of the Reins and Cheating and Swindling. The Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement... more »
  • House fire kills Opelousas man, injures 2 first responders

    June 5, 2015 12:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Authorities say 54-year-old man has died in a house fire near Opelousas. State Fire Marshal investigators are still looking into the cause. Firefighters responded to the fire Thursday night. Officials say the body of Curtis Iles was found in the hallway outside of his bedroom,... more »
  • LSP investigating suspect's death in Opelousas chase

    June 3, 2015 6:08 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Louisiana State Police said they're investigating how a man died early Wednesday morning after police in Opelousas attempted to arrest him. According to KATC-TV , Dennis "Mooney" Lazard died early Wednesday morning during a foot chase in the area of Herman Drive. Authorities said people in... more »
  • 1 dead and 10 injured in Opelousas crash

    March 28, 2015 4:08 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Louisiana State Police say a 55-year-old man is dead and 10 other people were injured when a Mercury Tracer changed lanes into the path of a pickup truck that was towing a Buick on U.S. 190 at Opelousas. Master Trooper Brooks David identifies the dead man as Harold... more »
  • Woman, 73, dies in Opelousas house fire

    March 3, 2015 12:13 PM

    OPELOUSAS - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a house fire in Opelousas where the body of a female victim was recovered. Officials say St. Landry Parish District 3 firefighters were dispatched the home just before 4 a.m. Tuesday, where they found a single-story, wood-framed house... more »
  • Fire chief: Smoky fire killed woman

    October 5, 2014 5:20 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. - Opelousas Fire Chief Lee Cahanin says the coroner confirms that smoke inhalation killed a 63-year-old Opelousas woman. He says Vera Hayes Gabriel's home was very hot when firefighters arrived, but a cup of water put out the fire. Cahanin says investigators believe the smoldering fire heated the... more »

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