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  • Ville Platte fire kills 106-year-old retired police officer

    April 17, 2016 8:49 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - The Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office says a house fire has killed a 106-year-old Ville Platte man who had lived on his own until about 1 ½ years ago. A news release says Edward Thomas Jr., nicknamed "Knotoe," was alone when fire apparently broke out Saturday in the... more »
  • Drunk driver arrested for fatal crash

    January 31, 2015 2:19 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - A Duson man is accused of killing a Ville Platte woman while driving drunk in Evangeline Parish. It happened just six hours after he was released on earlier charges of driving while intoxicated. Louisiana State Police say 47-year-old Michael Fontenot was driving east on Louisiana 3042 in... more »
  • Plant to spend $84M on pollution control

    November 19, 2013 3:45 PM

    BOSTON, Mass. - Cabot Corporation, the second largest carbon black manufacturer in the U.S., has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty and spend an estimated $84 million on technology to control air pollution at its three facilities in Franklin and Ville Platte, La., and Pampa, Texas. The U.S.... more »
  • Ala woman dead; car collided with tractor-trailer

    January 21, 2013 5:28 AM

    VILLE PLATTE- Louisiana State Police say a 53-year-old Alabama woman is dead after a collision with a tractor-trailer. Trooper Stephen Hammons says Donna Saenz of Sampson, Ala., failed to stop at a two-way stop sign on Louisiana Highway 365 and Louisiana 35 in Acadia Parish. She was pronounced dead... more »
  • Ville Platte, ACLU agree on dropping curfew suit

    January 18, 2013 2:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of Ville Platte and the American Civil Liberties Union have signed an agreement ending the ACLU's lawsuit against a pedestrians-only curfew. The city has agreed that any future curfew will be the least restrictive needed to meet a "compelling need." It did not admit... more »
  • Ville Platte, ACLU agree on dropping curfew suit

    January 17, 2013 5:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The city of Ville Platte and the American Civil Liberties Union have signed an agreement ending the ACLU's lawsuit against a pedestrians-only curfew. The city has agreed that any future curfew will be the least restrictive needed to meet a "compelling need." It did not admit liability... more »

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