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Louisiana mother arrested for posting son’s video of school fight

A Louisiana woman who posted her son’s video recording of a high school fight has been arrested and jailed under a little-known state law outlawing public distribution of some types of crime videos. But a lawyer questions the constitutionality of the law and the grounds for arresting Maegan Adkins-B


Two additional narcotics and firearm arrests in Opelousas

Opelousas Police Department said it's cracking down with its proactive policing.Two more traffic stops lead to the seizure of marijuana and firearms. Seat belt violations were the reason for both traffic stops with both leading to officers finding marijuana and firearms in the possessions of both pa


Louisiana man sentenced to 30 years in Brazos County

A Louisiana man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of bail jumping and aggravated promotion of prostitution. Herman Fox, 36, pleaded guilty Friday to the charges. Two charges connected to human trafficking and compelling prostitution were dismissed.


St. Landry Parish Daily Arrest Report

Samantha Kaye Courville, age 29, 2205 Highway 167, Opelousas, LA., 70570, Bench warrant (3 counts), hold for Evangeline Parish. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department.


Opelousas plans for downtown development

It was one year ago that a Downtown Development District was created for the City of Opelousas with the goal of revitalizing the core of the city. “It takes a while to get this rolling. We didn’t get here overnight but we think we are in the right place.”


Woman Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Pet Llama That Attacked Her

OPELOUSAS, La. (CBS Local) — A woman in Louisiana charged with animal cruelty said she shot her pet llama three times in self-defense. Madeline Bourgeois, of Opelousas, said she was working in her pasture Feb. 15 when her pet llama, Earl, attacked her, CBS affiliate KLFY reported.


Funeral Scheduled for Vicious, Saturday, March 2, in Houma, Louisiana

According to the Facebook of X-Mob's Bundy G, home going services for Eric "VI" Johnson will be held in the late rappers hometown of Houma, Louisiana, on Saturday March 2. Visitation is from 8 am to 11 am, with services beginning at 11 am at the Dularge Community Baptist Church in Houma. It's open t


A traffic stop for illegal window tint leads to the seizure of marijuana and stolen .40 cal. pistol

On February 20, 2019 at approximately 5:00 PM a patrol officer with the Opelousas Police Department stopped a vehicle near the intersection of W. Grolee St. and Bullard St. in reference to suspected illegal window tint.


Disaster Loans Available to Louisiana Small Businesses; Ouachita, Morehouse included

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (2/22/19) Small nonfarm businesses in 30 Louisiana parishes and neighboring counties in Arkansas and Texas are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field


Louisiana Secretary of State sends out Election Day reminders

BATON ROUGE, LA (WVLA/WGMB) - Just a reminder, Saturday, February 23rd is Election Day. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is sending out reminders to all the Louisiana voters out there.


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Ville Platte police seeking information regarding shooting

Chief Neal Lartigue reports an early morning shooting. In the early morning hours of Sunday, February 17, 2019 at approximately 12;45 a.m., Officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to shooting at a business on South Chataignier Street.


Carencro Police Issue Statement Prior To Mardi Gras Parade

The Carencro Police Department has a message for those preparing to attend the annual Mardi Gras Parade this weekend. In a statement released today, Friday morning, via Facebook the department is warning citizens to NOT park vehicles on the side of the road prior to Saturday morning (February 23, 20


150,000 children in Louisiana have a parent in jail

NEW ORLEANS — Reign LaCour's upcoming high school graduation will be bittersweet. She is excited for the celebration, but sad because she knows her father can not be there. "He's been incarcerated a very long time. Basically all their life," Reign's mother, Dawnesia Jones said.


Two officers in Louisiana turned to a dispatcher to help them start a family

METAIRIE, La. (WDSU) - At 4 months old, Trek Fucci is learning early on what it means to be resilient. "He's, for a lack of a better term, a warrior," said Mark Fucci, Trek's father. "A fighter wins some and loses some, but a warrior never loses."


Northside Renews Rivalry With Opelousas in First Round

Lafayette, LA (KADN) For the first time in a couple years Northside and Opelousas are back on the hardwood together. The two teams used to play in the same basketball district. This season, they are fighting to advance to the second round of the basketball playoffs. Tip-off is Friday night at 7pm.


Llama drama update: 'Earl' recovering from wounds after Tuesday's shooting

OPELOUSAS, La. (Marguerite Shipley/The Advertiser)- Earl, the pet llama shot by his owner last week in Opelousas, is in the care of LSU’s Large Animal Veterinary Services. Earl's owner, Madeline Bourgeois of Opelousas, told authorities the llama attacked her when she was in her pasture and she respo


Lafayette police respond to standoff situation at apartment complex

Lafayette Police respond to a standoff at the Plantation Apartment complex, according to Corporal Bridgette Dugas. Dugas confirms some residents are being evcuated from the area. Dugas says at this time it does not appear to be a hostage situation.


10 a.m. - Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee

SHREVEPORT, La. - Dozens of area students are going head-to-head Saturday competing for a shot at going all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May. A total of 35 students from 24 schools will be competing locally this year to advance to the big stage.


Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A woman is injured after a shooting that led police on a wild chase in Acadiana Wednesday, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette. Police say Manuel King, 29, shot a 21-year-old woman on Friendship Street and fled on foot. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Depa