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Opelousas police department struggles with officer shortage

“Right now if we hire an officer that has gone through training and qualified for the position, that officer will earn about $32,000 when first put out on patrol. You compare that to what someone earns as a (Louisiana) state trooper who receives $58,000 when that officer first steps inside the vehic

OPELOUSAS DAILY WORLD - 2018-06-19 20:43:00

Man arrested in Opelousas Saturday shooting

According to an Opelousas Police spokesman, Roderick Smith Jr., 19, of Opelousas, was booked and processed on the offenses of attempted second-degree murder and possession of a Schedule I narcotic (marijuana).

KADN.COM - 2018-06-18 21:09:30

St.Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest report

Justin Bradley Rosette, age 38, 938 Mary Ave., Opelousas, La, possession of firearm by felon; possession of stolen firearm. Arrested by Opelousas Police Dept.


Tree falls through home in Opelousas during Father's Day dinner party

An Opelousas couple was relaxing inside their home when parts of a tree fell right through their bedroom Sunday afternoon.Phillip Tedora of Opelousas said he was entertaining family and friends during a Father's Day dinner when suddenly he heard a strong wind gust outside and then seconds later he h

KLFY.COM - 2018-06-18 02:27:48

Three children injured when tree snaps during family gathering in Opelousas

“I am hurt, I am deeply hurt right now i swear,” said Eugene Thomas, wearing a shirt still covered in blood after he rushed his grandchild to a local hospital. “we you got them from another there s no time to wait .

KADN.COM - 2018-06-18 16:18:26

State police investigating stun-gun incident involving Carencro Police

The 32-year-old man, identified by his family as Nathaniel McCoy, is being taken off life support at Lafayette General.

KLFY.COM - 2018-06-18 22:51:59

Lafayette man charged in bomb threat to Trump Tower café

A federal grand jury in Louisiana handed up an indictment last Thursday charging 27-year-old Paul Miller, of Lafayette, with making the bomb threat last September.

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2018-06-18 19:53:00

Opelousas Police looking for suspect after victim shot in chest Saturday

Police are on the scene of a shooting Saturday in Opelousas.Public Information Officer Krystal Leblanc says one victim was shot in the chest and is currently listed in stable condition.Leblanc did not say when or where the shooting occurred.Developing storu. More to follow.


Dine and Dash couple from Pizza Village caught

A local couple was arrested Saturday after allegedly walking out on their $100 tab at Pizza Village on Kaliste Saloom Road last week.Benjamin Carriere and Loreiei Lowery were arrested Saturday.Carriere was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $1,000 bond.Lowery is behind bars on

KLFY.COM - 2018-06-18 04:38:38

UPDATE: Man in stable condition after being shot in chest

UPDATE: A man was shot in the chest in Opelousas on Saturday night.According to police, officers responded to a gunshot victim complaint at a local hospital and after interviewing him learned that the incident occurred in the 800 block of S. Academy Street.The victim is in stable condition at this


Children injured when struck by falling branches

Three children were injured, two of them critically, when a tree fell into the back yard of a Cane Street, Opelousas, residence during high winds Sunday afternoon. The children were attending a birthday party at the time of the accident. Three vehicles were also destroyed from the accident. Opelousa

OPELOUSAS DAILY WORLD - 2018-06-18 02:09:00

Opelousas offers ex employee settlement for wrongful termination

The board deleted the agenda item that would have discussed Turner’s employment after he said he was not prepared to discuss it, but later, at the same meeting, the board approved a list of personnel matters that included Turner’s dismissal.


Man wanted for second-degree murder following shooting in Rayne Friday

Rayne Police have a photo of a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting Friday night that injured a man.Police were called to the 600 block of Holt Avenue following multiple calls about shorts fired in the area.An unidentified victim was found with a gunshot wound to his right leg.Rayne Police C


St. Landry Samaritans prove chivalry is not dead

On June 12, Jessie Trahan and Ray Broussard were returning home from a trip to Bellevue. Past residents of St. Landry parish who still frequent the area for pet supplies, shopping or a little entertainment at “The Downs,” the Broussards were headed toward Sunset on 182, making their way back to Lafa


Rule created to set Opelousas police chief's salary

Julius Alsandor, Tyrone Glover, Blair Briggs, Sherrell Roberts and Jacqueline Martin approved the ordinance.


Suspect sought in Rayne shooting

RAYNE - Police Chief of Police Carroll J. Stelly announced that his office is investigating a shooting that occurred the evening of Friday, June 15, in the northwest section of Rayne.


Man fatally stabbed in Ville Platte

LWP Communications / Flickr / CC BY 2.0VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY)- Police are investigating a deadly stabbing in the 300 block of Lincoln Road in Ville Platte this afternoon.One man was killed in what appears to be domestic altercation.The victim's girlfriend is being held for questioning, Ville Platt


Opelousas man charged with attempted murder after beating wife with prybar, knocking out teeth

A local man, accused of beating his wife with a prybar, is now facing charges of attempted second degree murder.


Crowley, St. Landry Bank in fight for District 7

St. Landry Bank is 3-1 in District 7, but the Indians have played an additional four regular season games. Last week the Indians hosted the Southland Hogs and split a double header. This week SLB was in Houma, playing a Vandebilt Catholic-based team on Friday with another game scheduled Saturday mor


Bystander injured in shooting between two people in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that injured a victim.The shooting happened in the 100 block of Macon Street.Officers say a bystander was injured when two suspects exchanged gunfire.Neither suspect has been identified.