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Opelousas man arrested for stealing horses, arrested at Evangeline Downs

Baton Rouge, La. -State agencies arrested Deamonte Davon Lee Chatman, of Opelousas, on Nov. 9, 2017 on three counts of livestock theft. Chatman is accused of stealing three horses, according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain. The investigation was condu

KLFY.COM - 2017-11-22 21:45:04

Opelousas community leaders give back this Thanksgiving

It was all about giving back to the community in St. Landry Parish. A dinner was held for the less fortunate and for anyone who didn't have a place to celebrate the holidays. "I'm extremely grateful because I had no where else to go today," said Mary Tezeno, Opelousas Resident. The Thanksgiving dinn

KADN.COM - 2017-11-23 20:41:13

Opelousas man arrested in reference to home burglaries

Elijah Sam; Photo Credit: Opelousas Police Department OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) - An Opelousas man has been arrested a man involved with home burglaries in Opelousas. According to Detective Sergeant Crystal Leblanc, police received a call in reference to a burglary on Attakaps Street. Officers were ab


Two Opelousas men arrested in connection with October shooting

Kenan Charles (left) Joseph Stelly (right). Photo Credit: Opelousas Police Department. OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) - Two Opelousas men were arrested in connection with an October shooting in the 500 block of East South Street. According to Detective Sergeant Crystal Leblanc, one person was wounded in th


Crime Stoppers tips lead to Opelousas theft arrest

An Opelousas man is in jail on theft charges after he was featured in a St. Landry Crime Stoppers report. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Jimmy Lee Comeaux Tuesday after he was featured on last week's Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week." On Nov. 4, the night clerk of the Dollar General

KADN.COM - 2017-11-22 20:43:27

Opelousas Police investigating shooting on Hall Street

According to Detective Sargent Crystal Leblanc, one victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. Leblanc adds that there are no details on the suspect at this time. According to Detective Sargent Crystal Leblanc, one victim was taken to a local hospital to be


Sound Places ring in the holidays in Opelousas

Subscribed, but don't have a login? Opelousas Main Street is welcoming back WindSync for a final visit of the year-long program, Sound Places, which is centered around placemaking. The Houston-based chamber quintet group returns to the area for three days of community activities and events filled w

OPELOUSAS DAILY WORLD - 2017-11-22 19:06:32

'Food for Families' collected at Opelousas Walmart

Acadian Village is celebrating its 37th year of 'Noel Acadien au Village.' This recreated 1800's Cajun village is opening to the pubic for a first look on November 26, 2017. Then, there's daily admission between December 1 and December 23. David D'Aquin / Scott Clause, USA TODAY NETWORK On Dec. 5,

OPELOUSAS DAILY WORLD - 2017-11-22 17:00:26

Famous Wiregrass bank boosted by grant money

The Old Columbia Bank building in the oldest community in the Wiregrass is part of a famous, or infamous, story. The bank was one of a handful of banks robbed in the 1950s by the Anglin brothers, who wound up incarcerated on Alcatraz Island and may or may not have escaped. Their attempt was later ma

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2017-11-24 00:10:00

Treehouse Children's Advocacy Center has a new home

Patti Dozier/Times-EnterpriseJackla Lawson, The Treehouse executive director, works in a room that today is where abused children are interviewed at the facility's new housing at 510 Gordon Ave. Patti Dozier/Times-EnterpriseThe Treehouse staff hangs the sign at the facility's new address - 510 Gordo


Columbia fires suspended police chief

Columbia's Town Council fired its police chief, Shad Floyd, Monday in a council meeting immediately following a termination hearing. According to Columbia Mayor Rhonda Freeman, she and all council members voted unanimously to terminate Floyd. Floyd has been suspended without pay since Nov. 2, after


Community parades set for early December

Communities all over Jackson County have Christmas parades scheduled for early December. In all but one case, the parades are spread out enough to give families ample time to travel back and forth to enjoy them all in a marathon excursion. On Friday, Dec. 1, the Marianna parade is set to begin at 5:

DOTHAN EAGLE - 2017-11-23 01:39:00

John Ellerbee - 37 years of impacting Jackson County students

There are several words one could throw out there and be a perfect description of JOHN ELLERBEE. Some of the more significant ones would include FAIR, DEVOTED, KNOWLEDGABLE, UNDERSTANDING, FAITHFUL, SINCERE, AND HONEST. That's a pretty impressive group of words to live up to but John Ellerbee has do

JACKSONCOUNTYTIMES.NET - 2017-11-22 22:47:00

Senator Gainer, Representative Drake hold meeting in Jackson County

Senator George Gainer and Representative Brad Drake had a busy day Monday as their day started in Walton County, with stops in Holmes and Washington before their final stop in Marianna at 2:15. The meeting allowed several people to speak, say thank you and make their needs known for the coming budge

JACKSONCOUNTYTIMES.NET - 2017-11-22 22:53:00

3 dead, including child, following Dothan wreck

Dothan police have identified three people, including a child, who died after a van struck multiple trees on Wednesday. Officers said a Ford Windstar van traveling westbound on JB Chapman Road left the road and struck the trees on Nov. 17 at 9:10 a.m. The three occupants in the car succumbed to thei

AL.COM - 2017-11-23 03:55:15

Dothan Police need public's help identifying armed robbers

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan police are still looking for 4-suspects in an armed robbery. It happened around 10 o'clock Monday night at the Dollar General on Ross Clark Circle near Outback Steakhouse. Police say the store's manager was robbed at gunpoint by 4-people. The suspects fled on foot and ha


Canonsburg baby focus of Light-Up Night

Canonsburg has been holding its holiday light-up night for years. But this year, the smile of a sick 2-month-old baby will light up more of Canonsburg than the lights on the borough Christmas tree. Noah Peniazek was born Sept. 20 in an emergency cesarean section. He had to be resuscitated at least t

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-11-24 03:00:00

Houston Light-Up Night set for Saturday

Houston Light-Up Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gazebo in the center of the borough. Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m. Houston Light-Up Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gazebo in the center of the borough. Santa will arrive at 6:30 p.m.

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-11-24 05:15:00

Protest was peaceful, disruptive in Southpointe

About 100 people protested peacefully in Southpointe Monday morning, marching through the park to show their distaste for natural gas drilling and mining of coal practiced by energy companies with headquarters there. They are concerned about impacts these firms may be having on the region's environm

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-11-24 05:15:00

North Strabane strikes down proposed zoning change

North Strabane Township supervisors are going back to the drawing board on a proposed zoning ordinance following a public hearing Tuesday. The township supervisors were surprised by a map for a comprehensive rezoning amendment, provided by the township's planning consultant, Carolyn Yagle. "This is

OBSERVER-REPORTER - 2017-11-24 05:15:00