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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • 2 arrested after Opelousas synthetic pot bust

    July 15, 2014 3:28 PM

    OPELOUSAS - The owner and an employee of a convenience store in Opelousas are under arrest for distribution of synthetic marijuana after narcotics agents raided the business on Tuesday. Captain Megan Vizena of the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office said Singh's Quick Stop came to the attention of law... more »
  • Governor declares emergency over train derailment

    August 5, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal has declared a State of Emergency due to the train derailment and resulting hazardous material leak in St. Landry Parish. About 100 homes have been evacuated as officials work to clean up the site. The 26-car train derailment took place near the... more »
  • Senator draws attention with party switch video

    July 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By jumping to the GOP, Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory made history, becoming Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction. With a four-minute video explaining why he left the Democratic Party, Guillory's become a darling of national conservatives. The YouTube video had attracted nearly 700,000 viewers by... more »
  • Man arrested for leaving four young kids unattended

    June 4, 2013 11:33 AM

    OPELOUSAS - Opelousas police have arrested a 33-year-old man after he left his four young children unattended in a business parking lot without supervision. The Advertiser reports Opelousas police responded to a complaint over the weekend in which four young children were located inside of a vehicle without ventilation or... more »
  • Zydeco Force member dies in mobile home fire

    November 9, 2012 9:26 AM

    OPELOUSAS - A member of the Opelousas Zydeco music scene has died in a fire in his home. Police say 49-year-old Shelton Broussard died Tuesday night when a fire broke out in his mobile home. Broussard was guitarist and founding member of the legendary band, Zydeco Force. ... more »
  • 2 dead after crash on US 190

    October 15, 2012 10:29 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police are investigating a two vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 190 in St. Landry Parish which claimed the lives of two people. The accident happened early Sunday morning. Troopers say 42-year-old David Deveer of Geismar was driving a truck towing a horse trailer when he... more »
  • Troopers seize over 15 pounds of cocaine

    September 24, 2012 3:49 PM

    OPELOUSAS - Louisiana State Police have seized more than 15 pounds of cocaine in a traffic stop on Interstate 49 at Opelousas. Troopers stopped a 2004 Ford F-150 Sunday morning on I-49 southbound at U.S. Highway 190. After getting permission from the truck's driver to search the vehicle, troopers found... more »
  • Florida slaying suspect caught in La.

    May 2, 2012 8:39 AM

    OPELOUSAS - A Florida man sought in the slayings of his wife and the boyfriend of his pregnant daughter has been arrested in Louisiana. Opelousas police spokesman Darren Zachary says 55-year-old Kevin Satterfield was arrested early Wednesday at a motel after family members provided information about his location. Florida authorities... more »
  • 2 bodies found in burning Opelousas home

    January 12, 2012 6:59 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Two men have been found dead inside a burning house in Opelousas, the victims of a double shooting. Police Chief Perry Gallow said the bodies had been soaked in accelerant and set ablaze in an apparent attempt to cover up the slayings. Local reports say firefighters... more »
  • Student stabbed at Opelousas High School

    September 19, 2011 2:39 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La.- Police are investigating a stabbing at Opelousas High School. Police Chief Perry Gallow says the student was stabbed inside a school bathroom shortly before classes began Monday. Gallow says the victim was transported to Opelousas General Hospital after he was stabbed twice in the abdomen and... more »
  • FAA investigates plane crash in Opelouas

    August 2, 2011 2:07 AM

    OPELOUSAS- Federal investigators are working to determine what caused a small plane to crash over the weekend shortly after takeoff from the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified after the single-engine plane crashed about 11 a.m. Saturday. The pilot, 52-year-old Arnold Reed Johnstone, of... more »
  • St. Landry inmate captured in Evangeline Parish

    June 24, 2011 3:21 PM

    OPELOUSAS - A St. Landry Parish prisoner who escaped custody in Lafayette Parish Thursday has been captured in Evangeline Parish, authorities said Friday. Capt. Jimmy Darbonne, spokesman for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, said Matthew O. Keyes was captured at 10 a.m. Friday by Turkey Creek police following... more »
  • Boat ramps in St. Landry Parish reopened today

    June 14, 2011 10:43 AM

    OPELOUSAS - More areas in the Atchafalaya Basin are being reopened to boaters as record flooding recedes. Authorities in St. Landry Parish announced that all boat launches at Bayou Darbonne and the Grimmett Canal will be opened today. Sheriff's deputies are asking boaters to be careful since there... more »
  • Cops: Party after wedding almost a riot

    January 25, 2011 10:37 AM

    OPELOUSAS- Opelousas police say seven adults and a number of juveniles have been arrested and more arrests are expected after a post-wedding party turned into a fight. Police Chief Perry Gallow said Monday that up to 100 people may have been involved in what he described as a near... more »
  • Lawmaker concerned about probation and parole officers

    January 18, 2011 5:37 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Senator Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) says state probation and parole officers are underpayed and overworked, and he's worried budget cuts will make the situation worse. A legislative report released last week says Louisiana probation and parole officers have a caseload count well above their counterparts in other states,... more »

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