January 14, 2014 8:22 AM
Evangeline Parish Superintendent, Toni Hamlin, says school is canceled for Vidrine Elementary today, January 14, 2014. An electrical issue is affecting the heating system in the school. School officials expect classes to resume Wednesday, January 15.
October 13, 2013 9:15 PM
The Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a murder near Mamou.
It happened before 5:00 Saturday afternoon on Reeton School Road off LA 13. Detectives say one person was shot and later died at the hospital.
Saturday afternoon, Crystal Reed's life changed forever. Deputies knocking on her front... more »
February 18, 2012 4:32 PM
In Evangeline Parish roads are closing due to flooding, the north end of Lee St. off of the Tate Cove Rd and Lithcote Rd. near the the CO-OP at the bridge from Gabrielle Rd. to E Hickory St. Tiger Ln (from Lahaye Rd to McGee Rd) and Beacon Rd in... more »
February 5, 2012 8:30 PM
In Evangeline parish a single vehicle crash claims the life of an Opelousas man. Troopers say 74-year-old Paul Johnson of Opelousas was driving east on LA 104 and for unknown reasons lost control of his vehicle in a curve and struck a tree. Johnson was not wearing a seatbelt, and... more »
January 3, 2012 9:26 AM
Louisiana State Police Troop I reports a fatal wreck in Evangeline Parish last night. Officers say a single vehicle crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. on LA-29, just south of Chataignier, claiming two lives.
A 2007 Chevrolet truck, driven by 43 year old Mitchell Fontenot of Ville Platte, was traveling... more »
October 27, 2011 12:08 AM
Despite being injured in a shootout with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Brian Soileau, the escaped inmate from Evangeline Parish has already been released from an Oklahoma City hospital.
Soileau's 13 days on the lam came to a dramatic end Wednesday morning when he was recognized in an Oklahoma City... more »
October 26, 2011 7:37 PM
The search for an escaped Evangline Parish prisoner ends. Brian Soileau is in custody this evening. He escaped from the Pine Praire Correctional Center two weeks ago tomorrow. Investigators said he climbed a barbed wire fence to break out. He was serving time for burglary and awaiting trial for robbing... more »
October 20, 2011 7:08 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - Business Manager Amy LaFleur informed the Evangeline Parish School Board that rates for the group's medical plans will be increasing. Lafleur said 640 employees are enrolled in the various medical plans provided by the State Office of Group Benefits. The Advocate reports it was learned... more »
September 15, 2011 6:46 PM
Evangeline Parish residents are holding their children a little tighter, after news of an attempted abduction. It happened nearly two weeks ago in the Turkey Creek area near the Mount Bayou Lake Boy Scout Camp. So far, no statement from law enforcement about what went on and if residents should... more »
September 5, 2011 9:14 AM
Due to the high winds in Evangeline Parish,there were several trees and several utility poles down. There are currently about 1200 people without electricity. CLECO has crews and contract crews working on getting the power restored.
Everyone is reminded that you should NOT touch down power lines, do not... more »
July 18, 2011 10:39 PM
A Ville Platte man faces 14-counts of animal cruelty and more charges could follow. Deputies say an anonymous tip led them to a home on 5th St. in Ville Platte where they removed 20 dogs. Investigators say all of them were found in poor condition and in need of immediate... more »
July 10, 2011 12:20 PM
One person is dead after a single vehicle crash in Evangeline Parish.
It all happened around 4:00 Sunday morning. Troopers say, seventeen year old Jeannine Shafer of Ville Platte was traveling on LA 106 when she lost control of her car. For unknown reasons, Shafer crossed the center line... more »
May 7, 2011 11:29 PM
A murder investigation underway in Ville Platte.
According to Evangeline Today.com http://evangelinetoday.com/view/full_story/13167848/article-Robbery-turned-shooting-claims-the-life-of-one?instance=home_news_lead it all started with an armed robbery at a nail salon on West Main Street Friday night. The paper reports a man broke into the business and fired several shots, hitting the store owner who later died.... more »
January 12, 2011 7:12 AM
Since Eddie Soileau became the Evangeline Parish Sheriff two years ago, he's been working to build up the department. "We've been pinching pennies and getting whatever we can from whoever is willing to donate and we try to utilize it and make a better department," said Soileau. But with the... more »
July 13, 2010 8:52 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to enforce its nuisance ordinance to clean up an abandoned home near Crooked Creek Recreational Park. Secretary-Treasurer Doug DeVille said the property is full of refuse, the house is in dilapidated condition and it is a home for... more »
May 19, 2010 12:25 PM
Parents in Evangeline Parish are being warned of a case of whooping cough at Bayou Chicot Elementary.
The state notified the school board yesterday.
The contagious stage has passed, according to a letter sent home to parents.
The department of health and hospitals says there is no... more »
May 15, 2010 10:08 PM
Pedestrian Killed in Crash
Evangeline Parish- Last night, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle pedestrian crash on LA 757 near Ronald Road that claimed the life of a Lake Charles woman.
According to investigating troopers, on May 14, 2010, at 11:00 p.m., a... more »
May 12, 2010 7:09 PM
A family's worst fears are confirmed. Their missing loved one was brutally killed and her body dumped. Wednesday, they waited for investigators to tell them who did this and why. A bus driver passing by farmland off Dairy Lane spotted a female's body on Tuesday afternoon. Elizabeth Fontenot, 18, had... more »
May 11, 2010 6:02 PM
Sheriff's deputies have requested the assistance of State Police in an investigation this evening. Witnesses on the scene tell us two bodies were found in an old dairy farm off Dairy Lane in Evangeline Parish. In addition, family members of an 18-year old, who has been missing since last night,... more »
December 21, 2009 1:34 PM
Bryce Lane Richard, 19, arrested on 12-20-2009 by Louisiana State Police. 1007 Cherry Street, Mamou, La. charged: D.W.I. 1st , Littering, Open Container. Bond $1,750.50, Made Bail. David Stuart Johnson, 43, arrested on 12-20-2009 3143 Glenmora / Turkey Creek Highway, Ville Platte, La. charged: Domestic Abuse Battery, Resisting an Officer.... more »
December 18, 2009 9:17 AM
Leroy Phillip Hardy, 66, arrested on 12-16-2009 2348 Guillory Street, Basile, La. charged: Distribution of Crack Cocaine. Bond $20,000.00, Made Bail. Mary Florence Dejean, 51, arrested on 12-16-2009 930 South Chataignier Road, Ville Platte, La. charged: Forgery [ 16 Counts ]. Bond $5,000.00, Made Bail. Jason Alfred, 39, arrested on... more »
December 1, 2009 2:31 PM
Erick Matthew Morris, 22, arrested on 11-25-2009 East 10th Avenue, Oakdale, La. charged: Driving Under Suspension, Made Bail Michael Dewayne Broussard, 52, arrested on 11-27-2009 Stagg Avenue, Basile, La. charged: Cultivation of Marijuana, Made Bail Allen Frank, 34, arrested on 11-27-2009 East Beaugard Street, Ville Platte, La. charged: No Seat... more »
November 12, 2009 3:04 PM
La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish will be closed Monday, November 16, 2009, and Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for bridge repairs, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La 1161 and La 29. DOTD appreciates your patience and... more »
November 6, 2009 12:09 PM
La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish scheduled to be closed Monday, November 9, 2009, and Tuesday, November 10, 2009, has been cancelled.
Bill Fontenot, Jr. District Engineer Administrator
October 21, 2009 12:10 PM
La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish will be closed Tuesday, October 27, 2009, and Wednesday, October 28, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for bridge repairs, weather permitting.
Louisiana DOTD regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause and appreciates your patience.
October 15, 2009 7:43 AM
VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana couple admitted giving an exotic bird to a woman in exchange for two children, a district attorney said Wednesday. Paul and Brandy Romero, of Eunice, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of sale of a minor child, Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac's... more »