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  • Acadia Parish Choices Program Deadline

    November 9, 2014 10:39 PM

    The Acadia Parish Choices program is accepting applications until Monday, November 10, 2014. All junior and senior students in Acadia Parish interested in participating in the upcoming production must attend a mandatory meeting with their parents. The meeting will be held at the Acadia Parish School Board Apex building (2122... more »
  • Oil Tank Fire on Charlene Highway in Acadia Parish

    September 6, 2014 6:14 PM

    There is a well/oil tank fire on Charlene Highway and La Highway 1105 in Acadia Parish. The explosion happened just before 4:15 p.m. Saturday. Officials say there are 6 fire departments aiding in extinguishing the oil tank fire, and Haz-Mat is en route. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's department... more »
  • Man Pinned Under Vehicle Identified in Acadia Parish

    July 18, 2014 8:47 AM

    The identity has been released of a 54-year-old Church Point man who died after a vehicle accident. Paul Brent Bourgeois, 54, of Hill Street in Church Point died in the 1400 block of Ed Thibodeaux Road around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Deputies say the 54-year-old victim had purchased... more »
  • Acadia Parish man dies on I-10 East

    May 25, 2014 12:18 PM

    An Acadia Parish man died from a single vehicle crash on I-10 eastbound, west of Crowley. Around 6:22 p.m., Louisiana State Troopers were notified of a 1999 Ford Mustang that traveled off the right side of I-10 east and overturned. The driver, 26 year old Kori Sarver of Crowley,... more »
  • Missing Acadia Parish Man

    March 29, 2014 10:54 PM

    L.J. Walker of Eunice has been missing since Thursday. Family members say the 66 year old man may have been headed to Lafayette early Friday morning. His last known whereabouts were of La Highway 13 in Eunice. If you have seen this man or know of his where a... more »
  • Alleged Case of Abuse at Branch Elementary

    September 26, 2013 7:12 PM

    An Acadia Parish mother wants answers after she says her son came home from school with bruises and scratches. Eight year old Dylan Milliman is autistic and refused to get on the bus at Branch Elementary nearly two weeks ago. His family says three faculty members forced him on... more »
  • UPDATE: Decomposed Body Found In Acadia Parish

    May 30, 2013 8:49 PM

    The coroner is on scene along Hawks Road (pictured) in Acadia parish, investigating a badly decomposed body found in a wooded-area near Rayne. According to the coroner, the body is that of a man and has likely been there for less than one week. It was discovered this afternoon by... more »
  • Missing 17 Year Old

    March 22, 2013 8:23 AM

    Acadia parish Sheriffs officials are searching for 17 year old Levi Leger. Leger has been missing since Thursday, March 21, 2013, afternoon. He was last seen driving a bronze suv with licence plate number N-V-W-1-2-4 . If you have any information you are asked to contact the Acadia parish sheriff's... more »
  • New Businesses Bringing New Jobs to Duson

    March 18, 2013 6:36 PM

    The Town of Duson was once known as the town that cannot grow. Mayor Johnny Thibodeaux is looking to change that even creating the slogan "discover the new Duson." "With the interstate being so close to the Town of Duson, we need to use the interstate because it's so... more »
  • Notre Dame High Students Stranded at Sea

    February 13, 2013 9:27 PM

    A group of Notre Dame parents in Crowley are set to leave in a few hours to pick up their children in Mobile, Alabama Thursday. Despite the chaos, the students' parents know their kids are strong. "Can you hear me momma, can you hear me? I want to... more »
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors During Flood

    January 18, 2013 7:23 PM

    Acadiana is known for its generosity, especially in times of need. Before, during and after the recent flood we've heard stories of neighbors helping neighbors. Last week, the Clay family was bracing for flooding. They live on LA-100 in the town of Evangeline in Acadia Parish. The Clays had about... more »
  • Water Still Rising in Mermentau Cove

    January 15, 2013 7:36 PM

    Flooding remains an issue for much of Acadiana tonight after several days of soaking rain. That rain left the Mermentau Basin swollen. The Mermentau is at 10-point-four feet and it's expected to crest Thursday morning at around eleven feet. For communities around the Mermentau in Acadia Parish, that... more »
  • Family May Evacuate Again

    January 14, 2013 7:51 PM

    Families in Acadia Parish are pushed out of their homes due to rising waters. Now, one family finds out they may have to evacuate yet again. "It's a bad situation." Christopher Stevens is staying with family in Crowley after his home in Midland flooded. All in the same... more »
  • Flooding Continues, Dozens Rescued

    January 12, 2013 10:55 PM

    From St. Landry to Vermilion Parishes, high water has covered much of South Louisiana. One major problem, backwater flooding. Crowley is one of the hardest hit areas. Water covers Parkerson Avenue as well as exit 80 westbound on I-10. One of the hardest hit neighborhoods, North Cherokee Drive... more »
  • Backwater Flooding a Concern, Residents Evacuate

    January 11, 2013 7:07 PM

    Water in Acadia Parish is starting to rapidly rise causing backwater flooding. In the town of Evangeline on LA-100, dozens of residents are packing up looking for higher ground. "We really didn't expect it to come in this fast," said Brandi Clay. In a matter of hours this... more »
  • Crowley Native Found Stabbed, Acadia Parish Mourns the Loss

    September 6, 2012 11:17 PM

    A Crowley native was found stabbed to death in his New Orleans apartment, now the community he served in Acadia Parish for more than 20 years is mourning the loss. Police found the body of 51-year-old Noah Stoute in his apartment Tuesday. However, police believe he was murdered a week... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime of the Week

    May 23, 2012 10:57 AM

    The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating an attempted burglary which occurred on May 17, 2012 in the 900 block of North Ave A. Video Surveillance captured a white female with blonde hair trying to enter the residence during daytime hours. The suspect was also captured fleeing the scene in... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon Advises Readiness for 2012 Hurricane Season

    May 22, 2012 9:07 AM

    May 27 - June 2 National Hurricane Preparedness Week Early forecasts anticipate this year's hurricane season, beginning June 1 and lasting through November 30, will be a less active season compared to last year. Renowned hurricane forecast predictors Philip Klotzbach and Professor William Gray of the Colorado State University... more »
  • Acadia Parish 2012 Relay for Life

    May 2, 2012 9:56 AM

    Acadia Parish Relay for Life will be held at Crowley High School. The relay will start on Saturday, May 5th at 6pm, and last until Sunday May 6th 6am. The walk will be held overnight from sunset to sunrise, because cancer never sleeps. There are 14 teams, survivor's tent, games,... more »
  • Flames still burning at Basile Gas Plant into Friday evening

    February 24, 2012 11:09 PM

    One man suffered severe burns to his hands, arms and back after an explosion at a CDM Max Natural Gas Processing Plant outside Basile. The damage to one of the stacks could still be seen into the evening as crews let the fire burn itself out. "It was a... more »
  • Man's body found in Acadia Parish

    February 1, 2012 8:39 AM

    BASILE, La. (AP) - Acadia Parish authorities are investigating the death of a 58-year-old man whose body was found in a drainage ditch. Deputies tell The Advocate the man's body was found at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday off the Basile Eunice Highway near Basile. Deputies say foul play is not suspected... more »
  • Burglary suspect caught on camera

    January 27, 2012 11:21 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff's deputies are asking for help identifying this man who was caught on camera while breaking into a home on Bosco Highway on the border of Acadia and St. Landry Parishes. They believe he's responsible for numerous break-ins and thefts in the parish, and in Lafayette, Evangeline and... more »
  • Caught on Camera: Dramatic Moments Before Wrong-Way Wreck on I-10

    January 25, 2012 12:29 AM

    Luckily no major injuries to report in an afternoon crash along I-10 east in Acadia Parish, which involved a wrong-way driver and several tractor-trailers. The dramatic moments leading up to the crash were caught on camera by a passing motorist. Danny Leblanc was headed to Houston from New Orleans.... more »
  • ACADIA PARISH CRIME STOPPERS

    January 18, 2012 9:26 AM

    ACADIA PARISH CRIME STOPPERS Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. Crowley Police are investigating the burglary of a business which occurred between the dates of December 19 - 21, 2011. The burglary occurred at the business of Kayla's Hair Care located at... more »
  • Midland Accident Leave One in Critical Condition

    October 16, 2011 10:10 AM

    A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a car Saturday evening. It happened around 9:30pm on Highway 90 in Midland when the vehicle tried to avoid the pedestrian. State Troopers say the pedestrian sustained critical injuries and was transported by Air-Med to Our Lady of Lourdes.... more »
  • Acadia Parish School System's Website Hacked Over the Weekend

    September 6, 2011 11:46 PM

    Racially charged and sexually explicit images and words appeared on the Acadia Parish School Board's website Saturday, now an investigation is underway to figure out who posted them. "We're taking it very seriously," said Superintendent John Bourque. "The company that hosts the website, they're looking at pass codes, computers... more »
  • Three Acadiana schools on "Failing List"

    July 27, 2011 11:20 PM

    Three Acadiana schools fail to meet state expectations. In two of these schools, students have the option to transfer. The Department of Education says Crowley Middle, Rayne High and Carencro High are all failing at either reading or math. One of those schools has been on this list for... more »
  • Suspected Kidnapper & Rapist Captured

    July 24, 2011 4:06 PM

    A 26 year old Church Point man wanted by authorities in Acadia Parish was arrested by the Lake Charles Police Department Sunday. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Reginald Robins of N Wilson Street, Church Point was arrested after authorities in Lake Charles received information through Crime Stoppers... more »
  • Iota Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    May 8, 2011 3:21 PM

    A crash involving two motorcycles on LA 91 near Regan Road in Acadia Parish Saturday night claimed the life of an Iota man. According to Louisiana State Police, 50 year old Joseph Miller, of Iota, was travelling north on LA 91, next to another motorcycle and while negotiating a right... more »
  • Acadia Parish to seek help for Rayne

    April 14, 2011 8:55 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish Police Jury is seeking the support of Louisiana's congressional delegation in helping Rayne acquire financial assistance stemming from tornado damage March 5. The police jury unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday. Mayor James Petitjean (peh-tih-JEEN') tells The Advocate that The Federal Emergency Management... more »
  • Families Across Acadia Parish Try to Stay Warm

    February 4, 2011 1:27 PM

    Hundreds across Acadia Parish were without power for hours. Overnight, dealing with the power out, Angel and her daughters bundled to stay warm. "I woke up at three this morning with no power and find that everything is frozen," said Angel Browning. "I had two blankets on last night,"said Angel's... more »
  • Three Arrested Accused of Burglaries in Acadia Parish

    February 1, 2011 5:39 PM

    Following an investigation by Detectives in Acadia Parish, three men have been arrested and charged with numerous burglaries in Acadia Parish. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, with these three arrests eight burglaries that occurred in the rural parts of Rayne westward to the Jefferson Davis parish line... more »
  • Crimes Investigated in Acadia Parish

    February 1, 2011 4:44 PM

    Crimes investigated Tuesday, Feb. 1st -Theft of a bicycle from a residence on Capitol Avenue near Crowley. -Motor vehicle accident involving a calf near Mermentau. Mermentau Police Department handled incident. -Residential burglary on Fournerat Road near Eunice. Deputies advised that a television was taken. -Assisted Iota... more »
  • Victims Identified in Acadia Parish Plane Crash

    December 19, 2010 1:08 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the victims in Saturday's plane crash at LeGros Memorial Airport in Estherwood. Killed in the crash were Geoffery Dille, 56 of Sulphur who was the pilot of the Cessna 182. Also killed were passengers Wendell Keith Nielson, 63 of Lafayette and Ervin Jon... more »
  • Operation Santa's Naughty List

    December 17, 2010 8:07 PM

    Acadia Parish Deputies round up those on the "naughty list." Deputies arrested 20 suspects on charges of distribution of marijuana and crack cocaine. They named the round-up, "Operation Santa's Naughty List." KATC Photojournalist Chris Welty went along for the ride. Click on the video for the complete story.
  • Scam alert in Acadia Parish

    December 7, 2010 8:52 AM

    A scam alert in Acadia Parish to report. Sheriff's Officials say it works like this, someone calls and says they are a court officer and that you failed to report for jury duty, the caller then asks for personal information for verification purposes. Officials say hang up and... more »
  • Damage in several areas due to last night's weather

    November 26, 2010 1:12 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated shortly after 11:00 p.m. Thursday evening his office received a call from the National Weather Service advising that a tornado was on the ground. A short time later deputies responded to the affected areas of the parish to render assistance to residents. Melancon stated... more »
  • Crimetracker - Acadia Parish

    November 19, 2010 10:33 AM

    As we continue our crimetracker series we moved to Acadia Parish. These are police reports from the city of Crowley over a 4 month period. We broke these down and here are places throughout the city were the most prevelant crime is happening. What crimes are happening most in Crowley... more »
  • Amendment being pushed to vote for in Acadia Parish

    November 2, 2010 7:54 AM

    The Acadia Parish police jury is pushing "Amendment 2" to repair and maintain roads and bridges. It was rejected 2 years ago. The police jury says because people mistakenly thought it was a new tax. Today they have a new opportunity to pass the Amendment. Last year Acadia... more »
  • Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a burglary.

    November 1, 2010 4:24 PM

    The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating the November 1, 2010 burglary of the Tanning Spot located at 615 East Elm St. Employees arrived at work during the morning hours to discover that the business had been broken into. Surveillance cameras were able to capture the image of the... more »
  • Acadia Parish Arrests

    October 25, 2010 4:14 PM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that the burn ban put into effective on October 3, 2010 is still in place. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire especially with the winds predicted for this week. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated... more »
  • Crowley Man Arrested for Home Invasions & Burglaries

    October 12, 2010 6:37 PM

    Members of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office and the Crowley Police Department make an arrest in numerous home invasions and burglaries that happened during the past several days. The first incident occurred early Thursday October 7, in the 1300 block of East Elm Street in Crowley. Police discovered that... more »
  • Girl Dies Under Bridge In Acadia Parish

    October 11, 2010 7:33 PM

    A 15 year old girl died suddenly this weekend and her death is being investigated by the Acadia Sheriff's Office. Here's what we know: An ambulance was dispatched to the boat launch area underneath the bridge in Mermentau. The young victim was rushed to a hospital but was pronounced dead... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff's Investigate 15 Year Old's Death

    October 10, 2010 11:32 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a 15 year old girl from Jeff Davis Parish. Deputies were called early Sunday morning to the Mermentau Bridge for reports that a girl was not breathing. The 15 year old was pronounced dead at the hospital. Right... more »
  • Skeletal Remains Found in Acadia Parish

    October 8, 2010 2:39 PM

    At approximately 09:42 a.m. Friday morning the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from an AT&T worker that discovered skeletal remains, fully clothed, on Hwy 100 near Mile Post 12. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, as the investigation is in the preliminary stages, the remains... more »
  • Acadia Parish Fighting Grass Fires and Crime

    October 6, 2010 11:35 AM

    Sheriff Melancon is once again reminding residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire. Tuesday afternoon the Sheriff's Office received a call concerning a fire in... more »
  • Fire Departments Battles Current Fires in Burn Ban Declared Areas

    October 4, 2010 12:04 PM

    Sheriff Melancon wants to remind residents that effective October 3, 2010, the entire State of Louisiana has been put under a burn ban. All residents are to refrain from any activity that could initiate a fire. Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that his office is investigating the following... more »
  • Driver Arrested for Wreck Involving Amtrak Train

    September 28, 2010 3:26 PM

    A Morse man is arrested for causing an Amtrak train wreck near Crowley which injured 14 people. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office charged Marlon Broussard, 44, with driving under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance and failure to stop at railroad grade crossing. Broussard drove an 18-wheeler hauling grain... more »
  • Acadia Parish DWI Checkpoint

    September 10, 2010 11:01 AM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon advises that members of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force will team up with members of the Rayne Police Department to conduct a check point on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the parish.... more »
  • Acadia Parish Checkpoint

    September 8, 2010 7:37 AM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon advises that members of the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force will team up with members of the Rayne Police Department to conduct a check point on Friday, September 10, 2010 from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the parish.... more »
  • Acadia Parish Safety Checkpoint Tomorrow

    August 31, 2010 10:49 AM

    On September 1, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within Acadia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Troopers will be actively looking for vehicles that are not insured. Vehicles without insurance could be towed and the driver issued a... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    August 30, 2010 5:02 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating 2 separate burglaries which occurred at Crowley Middle School. The first incident occurred July 21, 2010 and the second incident occurred August 23, 2010. During both burglaries, entry was... more »
  • Acadia Parish be on the Lookout for Counterfeit $100 Bills

    August 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Wayne Melancon is advising business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit $100.00 dollar bills. According to Sheriff's Melancon, Detectives are presently investigating the passing of a $100.00 counterfeit bill in the Morse area. Melancon stated that the bill is of such a good quality that... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers Needs Your Help

    August 2, 2010 4:55 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is currently investigating a burglary which occurred at the business of Fire House Café located at 723 South Parkerson Ave. The burglary occurred between the dates of July 17 - 18, 2010. ... more »
  • Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help

    July 27, 2010 4:09 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Church Point Police Department is investigating a burglary which occurred on or around the date of May 18th on Melissa Street in Murrell Subdivision. The victim of this crime was out of town at the time... more »
  • Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish

    July 7, 2010 3:52 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a Burglary. The Acaida Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a burglary, which occurred at Riviana Foods Inc., located at 2034 West Mill St. just west of Crowley. The incident occurred between the dates of July 3 - July... more »
  • Acadia Parish Approves School Budget

    July 6, 2010 7:04 AM

    CROWLEY, La. (AP) - The Acadia Parish School Board has unanimously approved a $68.59 million general fund budget for 2010-11 that projects a $1.357 million shortfall. Business Director Mike Leonards said the district is facing increased expenses and less revenues. Leonards expects the district to be faced with $2 million... more »
  • Crawfisherman Dies After Boat Overturns

    May 3, 2010 5:00 PM

    Authorities in Acadia Parish are investigating an early morning accident that occurred in a crawfish field on Boudreaux Road near Crowley. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon his office received a call around 7:00 a.m. that a crawfish boat with an occupant had over turned. Upon arrival,... more »
  • Acadia Parish Crime Stoppers

    April 28, 2010 9:43 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an April 12 th burglary, which occurred in the 200 block of Ren Loop just south of Rayne. Entry was made by force through a rear door.... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Checkpoint

    April 8, 2010 4:02 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon announced that the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office DWI Task Force will conduct a checkpoint looking for impaired drivers on Friday evening from 9:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at a undisclosed location.
  • Old Jail Turned Office

    April 6, 2010 5:51 PM

    The old jail next to the Acadia Parish Courthouse will soon be home to new offices for Acadia Parish officials. A $650,000 dollar grant is paying for the project that will provide much needed office space on the bottom floor and storage space on the second floor. Officials... more »
  • Church Property Damaged in Acadia Parish

    March 30, 2010 9:25 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Church Point Police Department is investigating a March 12 th criminal damage to property complaint, which occurred at the City Park in Church Point. Unknown suspects entered the park with a vehicle and ran over... more »
  • La 368 in Acadia Parish Closed Thursday

    March 29, 2010 8:45 AM

    La 368, 0.7 of a mile west of La 13 in the Community of Mowata in Acadia Parish, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010, for railroad repair. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site... more »
  • Storm Damage in Acadia Parish

    March 25, 2010 2:19 PM

    A strong line of storms tore through parts of Jeff Davis, St. Landry and Acadia Parishes early Thursday morning, leaving a trail of damage. Several Iota families had a startling wake up call early. "I told the wife and the baby, y'all get on the floor, it's coming,"... more »
  • I-10 Lanes Reduced In Acadia Parish On Wednesday

    March 12, 2010 3:46 PM

    I-10 will be reduced to one lane in the eastbound direction on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, and in the westbound direction on Thursday, March 18, 2010, at the LA 1111 Interchange, mile marker 82, to install electrical conduit on the overpass for the Interchange Lighting Project at this location. Work... more »
  • Acadia Parish Authorities Searching For Sex Offender

    March 11, 2010 4:10 PM

    Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public's help in locating 38-year-old John Allen Arceneaux of Rayne. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Arceneaux who is a registered sex offender, failed to contact the Sheriff's Office when he changed his location of residence. Earlier this week... more »
  • Basketball Brings Small Town to Life

    March 10, 2010 6:20 PM

    Basketball means everything to one rural town in Acadia Parish, whose team is going to the state championships. The Midland High Rebels won their semi-finals game Tuesday night, so Friday night they will be competing for the state title. The whole town of Midland will be rooting for... more »
  • Acadia Parish School Board Renews Superintendent's Contract

    February 25, 2010 6:04 PM

    The Acadia Parish School Board was called to a special session Wednesday, February 24, 2010 by President Lynn Shamsie. The board met for the specific purpose of considering the renewal of the Superintendent's employment contract. The special session was called to order by board President Lynn Shamsie. A roll call... more »
  • Acadia man holds family hostage

    February 15, 2010 1:05 PM

    Deputies and Swat Team members swarmed a house Sunday night after a report of a hostage situation involving a two year old child. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's office was called out to 430 Roxie Highway at 4:30 after receiving a call that a man was shooting at his family. Law... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff Announces DWI Checkpoint

    January 26, 2010 12:29 PM

    Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon stated that members of the DWI Task Force will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in the parish.
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers: Wanted Fugitives

    January 13, 2010 11:57 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to locate several wanted fugitives. Rayne Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of: Christopher Joseph Bourque, white male, 30 years of age. His last known address is 300 South Ave M in Crowley. Bourque is... more »
  • Detours Posted For Drainage Project in Acadia Parish

    January 4, 2010 9:50 AM

    La 367 will be closed 1½ miles south of La 365 for a cross drain replacement beginning at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2010, until 4:00 p.m. that same day, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La. 365, La. 1109, La. 98 & La. 1110. DOTD appreciates your patience... more »
  • Acadia Parish CrimeStoppers Need Your Help: Stolen Debit Card

    December 29, 2009 10:24 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. The Crowley Police Department is seeking the public's assistance to identify a suspect involved in the use of a stolen ATM card. The ATM card was stolen during a vehicle burglary just days before Christmas. Crowley Police... more »
  • Acadia Parish Announces DUI Checkpoint

    December 23, 2009 4:31 PM

    A safety checkpoint for seatbelts and child restraints is planned for Monday afternoon from 4 PM to 8 PM at an undisclosed location. Another checkpoint for impaired drivers Tuesday night from 9 PM until 3 AM Wednesday.
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers: Valero Burglary

    December 16, 2009 11:13 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a crime. Crowley Police are investigationg a business burglary which occurred on December 4, 2009 at Valero Convenience Store located in the 1700 block of North Parkerson Ave. Suspects gained entry through the south side door to the business. Once... more »
  • Acadia Parish: Arrests from Operation "Secret Santa"

    December 2, 2009 4:15 PM

    Operation "Secret Santa" began before daybreak on Wednesday as law enforcement officers from Acadia Parish began executing arrests warrants on 17 defendants. According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Patrol Division, Church Point Police Department, Iota Police Department and Office of Probation and Parole assisted... more »
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers: Residential Burglary

    December 1, 2009 12:21 PM

    The Crowley Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into a residential burglary, which occurred in the 600 block of East 17th Street. The burglary during the week November 16th to November 23rd. The victims were out of town during the burglary and suspects gained entry by force. While inside,... more »
  • Crowley Police Arrest Report: November 29, 2009

    December 1, 2009 11:48 AM

    The following information is a release for the media regarding information distributed by the Crowley Police Department. If you have questions regarding this information, please contact Chief K.P. Gibson. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Crowley Police Booking Log for November 23, 2009 to November 29, 2009: ... more »
  • Acadia Parish Police Jury Meeting Rescheduled

    November 30, 2009 3:45 PM

    Public Notice is hereby given that the Committee Meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at 6:30 P.M., in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Courthouse Building, Crowley, Louisiana.... more »
  • 2 dead in I-10 wreck: Update

    November 30, 2009 8:47 AM

    Troop I Press Release: Rayne- Last night, Troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a crash that claimed the lives of two people on Interstate 10 west of Rayne. Killed in the crash were fifty six year old Kenneth Hicks of Northport, AL and forty nine year... more »
  • Crime Stoppers: Rayne Burglary's

    November 25, 2009 12:56 PM

    Crimestoppers of Acadia Parish and the Rayne Police Department are seeking information on several commercial burglary's that have occurred in Rayne over the past months. On several occasions, suspect(s) have entered the storage warehouse of John Menard Tire Company located behind the business on 4th Street in Rayne. Once... more »
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers: Kwik Stop Burglary

    November 18, 2009 11:58 AM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish is asking for the public's assistance to identify the 3 Suspects who committed a Commercial Burglary in the early morning hours of Monday November 9, 2009. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office needs your help to identify the suspects who broke into the Kwik Stop... more »
  • FREE ACT precourse offered

    November 16, 2009 3:14 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office BASE Mentoring Program is offering a FREE ACT Prep Course on Saturday, December 5, 2009. The class will begin at 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at that Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office Training Center located at 1037 Capitol Avenue, Crowley LA. Students are asked to bring... more »
  • Fire Safe Cigarettes

    November 12, 2009 7:39 PM

    An 89 year old Acadia Parish man is dead after fire broke out in his home. State Fire Marshal, Butch Browning, says Mason A. Guidry Sr. was smoking a cigarette when it fell into his garbage can, igniting the flames, now he's hoping a new state law can prevent anymore... more »
  • Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office - BASE Mentoring Program

    November 2, 2009 1:38 PM

    November 2, 2009-The Acadia BASE Mentoring Program, sponsored by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office will be hosting a fundraising event on Thursday, November 12, 2009 at Chef Roy's Restaurant in Rayne. Tickets to the event can be purchased for $100.00 per couple. The event will include: -Social hour from... more »
  • Acadia Parish 2009 District/School Performance

    October 14, 2009 12:55 PM

    As measured by the state's accountability system, student achievement continues to improve in the Acadia Parish Public School System. Superintendent John E. Bourque stated, "Our schools and the district continue to improve which is a goal we all strive for. There is a concerted effort on our part to work... more »
  • Acadia Crime Stoppers: Residential Burglary

    October 9, 2009 1:07 PM

    Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish needs your help to solve a residential burglary. During the past month, the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office have been investigating a rash of vehicle burglaries which have occurred in the Secretariat Lane & Quarter Pole Road area just east of Rayne. These burglaries are... more »
  • Jennings Task Force Comprised of many Agencies

    October 7, 2009 12:40 PM

    Jennings and Jefferson Davis Parish is hurting and grieving the deaths of 8 women since 2005. The Multi-Agency Investigative Team formed to investigate these deaths is comprised of many independent agencies working together to bring those responsible to justice. Since the body of Loretta was found in May of 2005,... more »
  • Ryan Babineaux Wanted in Shooting Incident

    September 28, 2009 3:37 PM

    If you know the whereabouts of Ryan Babineaux call the Crowley Police at 783-1234 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 789-8477. Ryan Babineaux, WANTED Malcolm Thomas,ARRESTED
  • Allen Parish DA to Conclude Charges in Ledet Case

    September 24, 2009 8:41 AM

    A decision is expected soon in the case involving zydeco musician Rosie Ledet. The Allen Parish district attorney is expected to decide whether charges will be filed within the week. Rosie Ledet could be charged with unlawful disposal of human remains. She's accused of giving birth to what is thought... more »

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