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  • 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 »
  • Driver, deputy exchange fire outside truck stop

    May 23, 2012 3:01 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - State Police confirmed they are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left nobody injured in St. Landry Parish today. Trooper Stepheh Hammons said a St. Landry Parish sheriff's deputy and an armed motorist exchanged fire after the deputy stopped the driver for a traffic violation. It... more »
  • Ville Platte man dies in house fire

    May 15, 2012 11:19 AM

    VILLE PLATTE- The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a house fire that claimed the life of a Ville Platte man. Fire Marshal Butch Browning said in a news release the Ville Platte Fire Department responded to the fire shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday. Browning says firefighters arrived minutes later... more »
  • Miscarriage leads to arrest

    November 2, 2011 9:06 AM

    VILLE PLATTE - Ville Platte woman has been booked with feticide after she allegedly beat a pregnant woman. Police Chief Neal Lartigue tells KATC TV Racheal Bellard has been accused of fighting with the pregnant woman Oct. 15. It was unclear when Bellard was arrested. Lartigue told KATC Tuesday... more »
  • Insurance agent kills self, 2 fraud investigators

    June 8, 2011 3:03 AM

    VILLE PLATTE- Two veteran investigators with the Louisiana insurance fraud division were shot and killed Tuesday while trying to collect information from an agent who was found dead barricading himself in his business where the shooting happened, authorities said. The shooting at about 1 p.m. killed Rhett Jeansonne and Kim... more »
  • Two fraud investigators shot, killed in Ville Platte

    June 7, 2011 4:31 PM

    VILLE PLATTE - Two insurance fraud agents from Baton Rouge were shot and killed before the gunman, an insurance businessman, turned the gun on himself. Commissioner Jim Donelon said Rhett Jeansonne and Kim Sledge were shot and killed while collecting case information from Melvin Lavergne's office in Evangeline Parish.... more »
  • 2 landings reopening at Chicot Lake

    January 30, 2011 11:38 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La.- The Louisiana Office of State Parks says that Chicot Lake and the boat launches of Chicot State Park's east and south landings will open to the public on Monday. The lake was drawn down in September for routine bridge inspection and repairs during the first two... more »
  • Ville Platte man charged with vehicular homicide

    August 27, 2010 7:31 AM

    State police have arrested a 45-year-old Ville Platte man who caused an accident on U.S. Highway 165 that killed two people earlier this year. Roy Serie was booked with two counts of vehicular homicide, one count of driving while intoxicated and one count of vehicular negligent injuring. Troopers say Serie... more »
  • Evangeline Parish to clean up abandoned home

    July 13, 2010 6:28 AM

    The Evangeline Parish Police Jury will enforce its nuisance ordinance to clean up an abandoned home near Crooked Creek Recreational Park. Secretary-Treasurer Doug DeVille said the property is full of refuse, the house is in dilapidated condition and it is a home for rodents and snakes. The police jury is... more »
  • Teen drowns in Toledo Bend Reservoir

    June 1, 2010 7:26 AM

    Authorities say a Ville Platte teenager who was visiting with friends in Sabine Parish over the Memorial Day holiday drowned in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers says 19-year-old Corey Soileau went under water Monday evening while he and others were swimming in a cove near... more »
  • Suspect arrested in slaying of woman

    May 20, 2010 6:52 AM

    State police arrested a man in connection with the May 11 death of 18-year-old Elizabeth Fontenot of Ville Platte. Ordesto M. Toussaint of Ville Platte was arrested Wednesday and booked with second-degree murder. Fontenot was beaten to death. A passing school bus driver found her body about 3 miles south... more »
  • Owners of medical staffing firm arrested for fraud

    May 19, 2010 5:22 AM

    The owners of First Choice Medical Staffing in Ville Platte have been arrested on a fraud charge. Brett McElwee and Daniel Fuselier surrendered at the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office on Tuesday. Investigators say McElwee and Fuselier under-reported their company's payroll and number of employees in order to cut the cost... more »
  • 2 rural hospitals to merge

    April 6, 2010 7:39 AM

    Ville Platte Medical Center and Acadian Medical Center of Eunice, which last year announced plans to merge, will make it official when they become two campuses of the newly created Mercy Regional Medical Center. The Daily World reports that Alan Daugherty, who had served as chief executive officer of the... more »
  • Opelousas man killed in crash

    March 25, 2010 7:04 AM

    State police are investigating a single vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 167 south of Ville Platte that claimed the life of an Opelousas man. Troopers say a pickup was southbound on Hwy. 167 Wednesday when the vehicle ran off the road and entered a ditch. The vehicle overturned and ejected... more »

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