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Opelousas Police Dept. training to avoid police brutality

OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) - Police brutality and shootings have raised flags not only in Acadiana but all over the country. In Opelousas, the police department is teaching their officers tactics to use besides their weapons. The training is led by world champion boxer Chris Eubanks, a good friend of Chi

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-20 22:07:20

She gets the word out about Opelousas Catholic

Whenever I need to know what's going on at Opelousas Catholic School I contact Kathy Hebert, or I should say Hebert contacts me. As the pubic relations/communications director, she is responsible for contacting the media, postings on social media, advertisements, newsletters and more. Hebert does an

OPELOUSAS DAILY WORLD - 2017-09-19 18:39:35

"The Best of 90 Plus" 91-year-old gives advice on love and life

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) - A Lafayette woman at the age of 91-years-old gives advice on love and life. Edna Wren says she was born in St. Mary Parish. In the 19040's, Wren says she worked cleaning naval ships at a shipyard in the State of Washington. Wren says when WWII was over the work came to an en

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-20 23:42:18

Sen. Graham implores colleague to vote for GOP health bill

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to the media, accompanied by Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WA

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-20 21:33:19

Emails point to Manafort offer to brief Russian in campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the middle of Donald Trump's presidential run, then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort said he was willing to provide "private briefings" about the campaign to a Russian billionaire the U.S. government considers close to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Manafort's offer was memori

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-21 07:52:32

Cassidy, state leaders butt heads on health care

As U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy tries to persuade fellow GOP senators to support his legislation undoing President Barack Obama's health ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news from Acadia Parish, LA. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!

CROWLEY POST-SIGNAL - 2017-09-21 13:47:51

Library Window: We're reaching out to Hispanic residents

The Terrebonne Parish Library has started Conectando, Connect, a Spanish language outreach service to the Hispanic community. The library was awarded a grant from the American Library Association to expand services to the Hispanic population. Six services are provided through Conectando:Historias Pa

DAILY COMET - 2017-09-20 23:41:48

St.Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report

This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for September 19, 2017: Theron Anderson, age 24, 1722 Lesseps St., New Orleans, LA, domestic abuse battery. Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff Department. Brandon Miles Savoie, age 34, 1332 Edith St., Opelousas, LA, simple burglary. Arr

KADN.COM - 2017-09-19 14:26:15

Concerts, produce mix well at Music & Market

Since Downtown Alive! started in Lafayette 34 years ago, free, outdoor concerts have been plentiful throughout the region. But in 2007, Melanie Lee Lebouef, tourism director for the city of Opelousas, was looking for concerts with a twist. The series would also highlight St. Landry Parish's deep tie

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2017-09-19 20:41:23

Jurors split on new ground, aerial ambulance services for parish; solid waste contract OK'd

CROWLEY - A new, five-year contract for solid waste collection was approved by the Acadia Parish Police Jury here Tuesday night. But that wasn't the issue that dominated discussion during the two-hour session. That distinction went to whether or not to permit a second ambulance service in the paris

CROWLEYTODAY.COM - 2017-09-19 20:12:23

OGHS empowers the community in colorful ways

The pinkest month of the year is quickly approaching. October represents Breast Cancer Awareness month. In Opelousas, thanks to the hard work and dedication of Opelousas General Health System, this means it's time to Paint the Town Pink. "It all started 10 years ago," said Deanna LeJeune, Community

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 16:53:03

LHC Group is 'all about helping people'

With four affiliated locations in St. Landry Parish it's no wonder that LHC group is top-ranked as Opelousas' go-to for everything from extended care to health and fitness. Affiliated locations of LHC group include: St. Landry Homecare, Louisiana Family Fitness Center, Louisiana Hospice and Palliati

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2017-09-18 16:52:42

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 15 The Japan News on United Nations reform and the U.S. and Japan's contributions to its budget: The United Nations faces a mountain of pressing issues it should tackle, including North Korea's nuclear development program, te

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-20 15:42:37

China-Singapore relations warm during Lee's visit

BEIJING (AP) - Just a few months ago, President Xi Jinping was welcoming leaders from around the world to discuss China's multibillion-dollar plan to build a new Silk Road trade route. Presidents and prime ministers came from Russia, Turkey and nearly all of China's Asian neighbors. But not Singapor

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-20 13:02:19

GOP expresses hope for Obamacare repeal bill, hurdles remain

In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their al

SOUTHWEST DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 13:58:00

South Korea says Trump North Korea rhetoric shows US resolve

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea seemed to play down the latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea by President Donald Trump, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with the North's march to nuclear weapons mastery but essentially a repetition of a basic U.S. policy. T

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-20 00:12:18

Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

NEW YORK (AP) - The Cuban government on Tuesday again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. Cuba also strongly objected to President Donald Trump's critical comments about the island in his speech to the

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-19 23:32:24

Voices: Race relations: Truly a mish-mash of explanation

Marie Renaud was the first African-American teacher at Leonville High School in Leonville. She had no idea what she was going to experience. Freddie Herpin Ken Stickney's Aug. 20 story "Racism in America: 'Here we go all over again'" refreshes indelible memories for me and definitely provides "load

THE DAILY ADVERTISER - 2017-09-20 13:33:15

Senate backs bill to pump $700 billion into military

In this Sept. 5, 2017, photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., walks from his Senate office as Congress returns from the August recess in Washington. The Senate is poised to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Kore

LAKE CHARLES AMERICAN PRESS - 2017-09-18 23:37:00

Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained

KLFY.COM - 2017-09-19 02:42:32