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  • 4th annual Courtland Reed Food Drive for I.C.O.N.S.

    November 22, 2014 5:18 PM

    The 4th annual Courtland Reed Food Drive took place Saturday, November 22, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The collection site was located at Son's Automotive Exchange, 1232 W Vine Street in Opelousas. The proceeds from this food drive benefit I.C.O.N.S. food bank in Opelousas. Items being collected are... more »
  • Opelousas Man Arrested for Home Invasion, Battery of the Infirm

    October 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    A home invasion ends with the suspect thanking officers for arresting him. Saturday, officers with the Opelousas Police Department responded to a home invasion in the 1300 block of Attakapas Drive just after 2 a.m. Officers report five residents were in a home when a black male gained... more »
  • Opelousas Chief of Police Candidates Speak on Past Arrest Records

    September 29, 2014 2:14 AM

    Election time is right around the corner, and both the voters and candidates in one race are speaking out. Voters in St. Landry Parish are concerned about the backgrounds of the men running for Opelousas chief of police. A KATC investigation into the candidates found two of the... more »
  • Pavilion, trail under development in Opelousas

    September 20, 2014 1:30 PM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - North City Park in Opelousas may become home to a large pavilion for family gatherings, children's programs and more. The Daily World reports the city has set aside $120,000 for the project and the Board of Aldermen voted recently to seek bids for construction. Mayor Donald... more »
  • 2 Arrested in Opelousas; Police Find Drugs and a Handgun

    July 27, 2014 9:02 PM

    Saturday morning at 1:28 a.m., officers with the Opelousas Police Department were patrolling the Nicole Lane area, and noticed four men standing between a set of housing units. The officers approached them from different directions and detained them after 1 of the males walked away while attempting to hide... more »
  • Beef Leads to Stabbing Outside of Burger King

    May 17, 2014 6:14 PM

    Around 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, the Opelousas Police Department was notified of a stabbing at in the 900 block of Creswell Lane. When officers arrived on the scene, they were notified of the suspect, Murphy Tyler, 23, (1107 Colliieard Street in Opelousas), was no where to be found, but... more »
  • Opelousas Man Missing on New Orleans Trip

    May 8, 2014 6:08 PM

    UPDATE: Opelousas Police say Levier has been found, and is behind bars in the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail. The Opelousas Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Joseph Spencer Levier, 48 yrs old of Opelousas. Mr. Levier has mental health issues, suffers from seizures... more »
  • Opelousas Daily Arrest Report

    April 17, 2014 8:53 AM

    This is the Opelousas Daily arrest report for April 17, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 73 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Alton Thomas, 37, 738 Hall Street, Opelousas 1)2nd Degree Battery 2)Cruelty to Juveniles Bryan Vallien, 25, 1510 Plaisance Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to... more »
  • Arrest Made for Burglaries in Opelousas, Ville Platte and Eunice

    April 13, 2014 2:03 PM

    A number of St. Landry Parish law enforcement agencies and Louisiana State Police took two suspects into custody after a week long investigation. On Sunday, April 13, 2014, one suspect Abselon Herbert turned himself into the Ville Platte PD, after he was made aware that officers were looking for... more »
  • Opelousas Daily Arrest Report

    April 4, 2014 10:50 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 90 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Michael Bihm, 41, 162 Midway Road, Opelousas 1)Theft of Goods 2)Criminal Trespassing Ryan Kinnerson, 26, 8163 Hwy. 182 N, Opelousas 1)Possession of Schedule II Drugs 2)Stopping, Standing, or Parking in Roadway Tara Hunt,... more »
  • Opelousas Car Burglary Suspect Arrested

    March 30, 2014 9:30 PM

    Late Friday evening, Opelousas officers received a call about a possible car burglary on South Market Street. The description of the alleged burglar led to the arrest of 20 year old Larry Bellow Jr. of 608 West Cherry Street in Opelousas. Moments after apprehension, officers located several suspected items previously... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    March 23, 2014 1:36 PM

    The Opelousas Police Dept. responded to 81 calls over the past 24hrs. The following persons were booked into the Opelousas city jail during that same time period. Name: FRANKLIN, PHILLIP Address: 335 South Ave.Opelousas,La Age: 33 Arr. Agency: Opelousas Police Dept. Arrest Date/Time: 03/23/2014 00:59 Booking #: 0CJ0000019793 Offense:... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    March 22, 2014 1:12 PM

    The Opelousas Police Dept. responded to 92 calls over the past 24hrs. The following persons were booked into the Opelousas city jail during that same time period. For additional information please reply to this email. Name: SEMIEN, RAYVON Address: 313 N Oak St. Opelousas Age:20 Arr. Agency: Arrest Date/Time: 03/21/2014... more »
  • Unrestrained Opelousas Woman Dies in Crash

    March 22, 2014 11:44 AM

    On Tuesday, March 21, 2014 just after 8:30 p.m. a 2003 Chevrolet Impala was driving west on LA Hwy 10. The driver of the vehicle, Brandi Chambers (27) of Opelousas turned left in front of a 2012 Dodge truck driven by Brandon Fisher of Morrow. The front Fisher's vehicle struck... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    March 12, 2014 6:42 AM

    This is the Opelousas Daily Arrest Report for Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Roy Mayo, 57, 726 Planters Street, Opelousas, LA 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs. 2)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs. 3)Possession of Schedule IV Drugs. 4)Possession of Schedule III Drugs. 5)Possession of drug... more »
  • Opelousas puts more deputies on the street

    March 10, 2014 6:15 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Deputy marshals are stepping up patrols in Opelousas with an eye toward cutting down on robberies of local businesses. City Marshal Paul Mouton tells The Daily World that he's added 8 reserve marshals and they are patrolling the city from 6-10 p.m. each night. The main... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    February 20, 2014 9:38 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 95 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Melvin Chambers, 43 1327 Trosclair Street, Opelousas 1)Aggravated Assault Kenan Charles, 19 517 E. South Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs 2)Resisting an Officer by Flight 3)Reckless Operation 4)Turning Signals... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    February 13, 2014 9:52 AM

    This is the Opelousas daily arrest reprot for February 13, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 60 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Martaina Davis, 32 343 Country Ridge Road, Opelousas 1)Theft of Goods 2)Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile John Bryant, 19 619 E.... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    February 5, 2014 9:43 AM

    This is the Opelousas Daily Arrest Report for February 5, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 73 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Brian Jones, 27 833 Planters Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs 2)Possession of Schedule V Drugs 3)Resisting an Officer 4)Illegal... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 31, 2014 9:28 AM

    This is the Opelousas Daily Arrest Report for January 31, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 112 complaints in the past 48 hour period. Nathaniel McCoy, 32, 1212 Crouchet Street, Opelousas 1)2nd Degree Murder 2)Felon in Possession of a Firearm Jaylen Johnson, 19, 1225 Stardust Street, Opelousas... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report

    January 28, 2014 6:56 AM

    This is the Opelousas Police Department Daily Arrest Report for January 28, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 63 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Kendra Guidry, 20, 921 W. South Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Battery Rachelle Guidry, 39, 920 W. South Street, Opelousas 1)2 counts of... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 14, 2014 7:00 AM

    This is the Opelousas police report for January 14, 2014. The Opelousas Police Department responded to 80 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Marcus Griffin, 30, 413 Raymond Street, Opelousas, La. 1)Possession of Schedule II Drugs. 2)Possession of Schedule V Drugs. The Opelousas Police Department responded to... more »
  • Opelousas working with DOTD to improve I-49 safety

    December 2, 2013 9:19 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A plan is currently being developed to help reduce accidents on one of the most dangerous intersections in Opelousas. The Daily World reports the Interstate 49 interchange at U.S. 190 has been the scene of 44 accidents with injuries in the past few years, several of... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office and Opelousas Police Department Bullet Proof Vest Partnership

    October 7, 2013 9:14 AM

    The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office assisted The Opelousas Police Department in obtaining a grant to pay for half the cost of approximately 20 pieces of body armor for their officers. The Bullet Proof Vest Partnership is a federal grant program that assists law enforcement agencies in obtaining body... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department Arrest Report

    July 3, 2013 9:51 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 80 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Mohamad Charri, 53, 410 W. Grolee Street, Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace by Loud & Abusive Language Steven Joseph, 26, 709 Mia Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Burglary 2)Introduction of Contraband in Penal Institution Breion... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    June 17, 2013 9:54 AM

    June 17, 2013 The Opelousas Police Department responded to 227 complaints in the past 72 hour period. James Gilbert, 45, 126 Rose Drive, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Careless Operation 3)Suspended Driver's License Joseph Sharlow, 17, 1212 Cherbourg Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Burglary Jermaine Joubert, 34, 150 Harold... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    June 14, 2013 9:47 AM

    June 14, 2013 The Opelousas Police Department responded to 103 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Bridgette Drake, 28, 608 Hall Street Opelousas 1)Distribution of Schedule IV Drugs 2)Distribution of Schedule III Drugs Brian Pitre, 31, 1113 Overton Street, Opelousas 1)Domestic Abuse Battery... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    June 7, 2013 9:37 AM

    June 7, 2013 The Opelousas Police Departmen t responded to 88 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Berkley Dixon, 36, 128 Thibodeaux Street, Lawtell 1)2 counts of Unauthorized Use of an Access Card 2)2 counts of Theft Martin Texada Jr., 17, 1427 Jackson Street,... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 24, 2013 8:45 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 83 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Erin Kaiser, age 31, 257 Kaiser Road, Krotz Springs 1)Simple Criminal Damage to Property Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 21, 2013 7:22 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 93 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Randy Papillion, age 22, 522 W. Cherry Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Burglary Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Apollo comes to Opelousas Talent Show

    May 6, 2013 6:56 AM

    Pure Hearts of Louisiana present the "Apollo Comes to Opelousas" talent show. This event will take place at Opelousas High School on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 5 p.m. For more info call: 337-308-2685 or 337-447-0548
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 6, 2013 6:52 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 235 complaints in the past 72 hour period. Felton Bocard, age 21, 2301 Ledoux Circle, Opelousas 1)Home Invasion Jacoby Broussard, age 29, 718 Butcher Switch Rd, Lafayette 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Resisting an Officer 3)Simple Criminal Damage to... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 3, 2013 8:10 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 90 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Dylan Angello, age 23, 1708 Pujo Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Arson Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 2, 2013 6:32 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 77 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Dylan Angello, age 23, 1708 Pujo Street, Opelousas 1)Aggravated Battery 2)Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile Gabryell Hardy, age 18, 519 Sherwood Street, Opelousas 1)Aggravated Assault 2)Simple Criminal Damage to Property 3)Resisting an Officer ... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    May 1, 2013 7:31 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 88 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Jeremy Stevens, age 22, 1358 Park Avenue #37, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs 2)Resisting an Officer The Opelousas Police Department responded to 88 complaints in the past 24 hour period.... more »
  • Fatal Shooting in Opelousas

    April 25, 2013 3:53 AM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a fatal shooting. The incident happened at Park avenue and Frilot street just before midnight last night. Norris Truit, 24 years old, was shot once in the chest by an unknown suspect. Truit was taken to Opelousas General shortly after being shot. He was pronounced dead... more »
  • End of Lenten Season Means Big Crawfish Sales

    March 29, 2013 9:43 PM

    The end of the Lenten season means big crawfish sales in Acadiana. Since early Friday morning, restaurants and crawfish vendors have been slammed as many families prepare for the holiday weekend. "If you want crawfish on Good Friday, you're going to pay for them." People like Kenneth... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 22, 2013 6:48 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 168 complaints in the past 48 hour period. Travis Tezeno, age 30, 1505 Hale Street, Opelousas 1)Theft Jeovantay Daugherty, age 17, 820 Jefferson St., Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace - Loud & Abusive Language 2)Resisting an Officer Sidney Thomas, age 60, 817... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 18, 2013 8:25 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 283 complaints in the past 72 hour period. Antonio Chevis, age 31, 505 Rice Lane, Opelousas 1)Theft of Goods 2)Criminal Trespassing Jason Sam, age 39, 731 Emmett Street, Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace - Intoxication Kenneth White, age 48, 995 E. South... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 15, 2013 8:07 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 87 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Raven Bell, age 20, 729 Lastrapes Street, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Improper Backing Ashley Boudreaux, age 23, 1232 Melvin Dupuis, Breaux Bridge 1)Disturbing the Peace-Loud & Abusive Language 2)Disturbing the Peace-Intoxication Anyone with additional information... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 14, 2013 8:14 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 75 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Taylor O. Joubert, age 20, 1431 Redmond Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Obstruction of Justice 3)Transactions involving Proceeds from Drug Offenses 4)Driver Must be Licensed 5)Turning Signals Required Bryan... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    February 8, 2013 6:57 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 175 complaints in the past 48 hour period. Derrick Lastie, age 39, 921 Abe Lincoln Street, Opelousas 1)D.W.I. 2)Stop Sign Violation Leon Jones III, age 18, 1114 Larry Street, Opelousas 1)4 counts of Child Desertion Shashona Charles, age 26, 1112 Larry... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 31, 2013 6:16 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 83 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Kwame Stevens, age 21, 628 Pamella Street, Opelousas 1)Simple Criminal Damage to Property Andy Guidry, age 33, 185 Cimmaron Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Possession of Schedule III Drugs... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 22, 2013 7:35 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 80 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Jermaine K. Andrus, age 27, 824 Grolee Street, Opelousas 1)Attempted 2nd Degree Murder 2)Felon in Possession of a Firearm 3)Driver Must be Licensed Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at... more »
  • Update: Single Vehicle Crash US 190 Opelousas

    January 17, 2013 7:30 AM

    St. Landry investigators have identified 32 year old Carlos Weston of Opelousas as the fatality in the vehicle crash on I-49 northbound. Weston was hit on I-49 just before 3 Thursday morning. Weston was attempting to cross I-49 from the east service road just before exit 18 in Opelousas. The... more »
  • Single Vehicle Crash US 190 Opelousas

    January 17, 2013 4:36 AM

    St. Landry law officials are investigating a single vehicle crash on I-49 northbound at exit 19 (US 190) in Opelousas. There is one fatality to report, but the identity has not been relased. Police advise that traffic will be moving slow. The cause of the crash is under investigation.... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 8, 2013 7:05 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 70 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Paige Lanclos, age 21, 270 River Birch, Opelousas 1)Hit & Run 2)Proof in Liability Insurance Required 3)No Proof of Registration 4)Driver Must be Licensed Morgan Mckenzie, age 60, 138 Doris Gaudet, Port Barre 1)2... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    January 7, 2013 7:05 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 204 complaints in the past 72 hour period. Ferdinand Griffin, age 44, 830 Market Street, Opelousas 1)Illegal Possession of Stolen Items Alec Joubert, age 18, 2011 George Drive, Opelousas 1)6 cts - Theft from Interior of Automobile 2)7 cts - Contributing to... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    December 19, 2012 7:26 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 86 complaints in the past 24 hour period. James Berry Jr., age 32, 168 Garnet Drive, Opelousas 1)Domestic Abuse Battery Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    December 10, 2012 7:28 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 220 complaints in the past 72 hours. Lana Higginbotham, age 40, 263 Wilson Street, Opelousas 1)Aggravated Assault Willie Ford, age 49, 1734 Blue Street, Opelousas 1)Speeding 2)Reckless Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3)Hit & Run 4)Driver Must be Licensed Willie Bocard,... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    December 6, 2012 7:20 AM

    Howard Malveaux, age 22, 715 W. Vine Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I Drugs Lane Richard, age 21, 243 Hickory Road, Arnaudville 1)Contempt of Court Cody Lewis, age 26, 722 Myrtle Street, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    December 5, 2012 6:46 AM

    Roosevelt Amos, age 54, 929 Statesman Road, Opelousas 1)Aggravated Assault Clarence Howard, age 40, 1335 Lilly Drive, Opelousas 1)Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication 2)Simple Assault Jamal Peterson, age 28, 1511 Frilot Street, Opelousas 1)Parole Violation George Drawsand, age 54, Main Street, Washington,La 1)Criminal Trespassing The Opelousas... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    December 4, 2012 8:22 AM

    DATE: DECEMBER 4, 2012 Michael Taylor, age 20, 1014 Emma Street, Opelousas 1)Obstruction of Justice 2)Gambling in Public 3)Criminal Trespassing Wilcus Williams, age 33, 524 Berdie Street, Opelousas 1)2 counts of Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling 2)2 counts of Indecent Exposure 3)Possession of Schedule I Drugs 4)Simple... more »
  • Opelousas Man Shot in Rear-End

    November 17, 2012 5:51 PM

    Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that took place Saturday around 12:30pm on Larcade Street. Police Chief Perry Gallow said officers were in the area when the heard gunfire and responded to the scene. When officers arrived, they found 20 year-old Michael Taylor laying on the ground with a... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    November 9, 2012 8:07 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 71 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Ray Willis, age 48, 805 E. Leo Street, Opelousas 1)Domestic Abuse Battery 2)Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication 3)Simple Battery Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    November 8, 2012 8:48 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 72 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Eddie McClain, age 21, 1468 Chanterberry, Opelousas 1)Monetary Instrument Abuse 2)Monetary INstrument Abuse 3)Monetary Instrument Abuse Shaquille Carriere, age 18, 1431 Holly Drive, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule II Drugs 2)Possession of... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    November 6, 2012 8:09 AM

    Samuel Gary, age 40, 710 N University, Lafayette 1)Vehicular Homicide 2)Driver Must be Licensed 3)Careless Operation The Opelousas Police Department responded to 105 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Anyone with additional information can call the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    November 5, 2012 7:19 AM

    The Opelousas Police Department responded to 338 complaints in the past 72 hour period. Anyone with any additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500. Hank Brown, age 25, 917 Lastrapes Street, Opelousas 1) Simple Burglary of an Inhabited Dwelling 2) Simple Burglary Barbara Rosette, age... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    October 30, 2012 8:36 AM

    Ryan Mayo, age 29, 704 N. Court Street, Opelousas 1)Attempted First Degree Murder 2)Obstruction of Justice 3)Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property Brad Richard, age 31, 215 N. Arenas Street, Rayne 1)Simple Battery The Opelousas Police Department responded to 65 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Anyone with... more »
  • Opelousas Daily Arrest Report

    October 29, 2012 8:12 AM

    OCTOBER 29, 2012 John Texada, age 19, 711 Hollier Street, Opelousas 1)Theft (Felony) Kendrick Rubin, age 33, 1358 Park Avenue, Opelousas 1)Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule IV Drugs 2)Signal Lamps and Turning Signals Required 3)Driver Must be Licensed 4)No Proof of Liability Insurance Kevin Simon, age... more »
  • Opelousas Police Department's Daily Arrest Report

    October 19, 2012 8:11 AM

    Josh Blanchard, age 30, 57823 Lucky Street, Opelousas 1)Contempt of Court Lawrence Oakley, age 26, 427 W. Landry Street, Opelousas 1)Second Degree Battery 2)Simple Battery The Opelousas Police Department responded to 95 complaints in the past 24 hour period. Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police... more »
  • Violence Stemming From Nightclub Prompts Council to Act

    October 9, 2012 7:38 PM

    The Opelousas City Council approved an introductory ordinance Tuesday night that would limit bar hours in the city. Concerns arose after a violent weekend where two people were shot, another man was hit and killed by a vehicle and a fight also broke out early Sunday morning. All three incidents... more »
  • Opelousas Stolen Property Website

    September 10, 2012 7:24 PM

    When police conduct theft investigations they often end up with "stuff" that doesn't belong to them. Victims' property that ends up in limbo. In Opelousas, they're trying to reunite those belongings with the rightful owners. If you are the victim of a theft in Opelousas, police want you to get... more »
  • Tragedy Strikes Again At Opelousas Catholic School

    August 12, 2012 3:22 PM

    Administrators at Opelousas Catholic School tell KATC 15 year old Meghan Briley (pictured), a sophomore at the school has passed away. Meghan was being treated for a brain tumor. This is the fourth death of an Opelousas Catholic student this year. Back in April, juniors Morgan Adams and Sarah... more »
  • Opelousas Catholic Memorial

    July 11, 2012 3:10 PM

    Opelousas Catholic High School added a third cross in front of the school honoring student Alyssa Guillory. Students saying faith and fond memories are helping them cope. Erin Stueber will have more tonight at 5 and 6.
  • OC Mourns Loss of Third Student, 11-year-old Alyssa Guillory

    July 10, 2012 11:17 PM

    A school community and a family are in shock, after a third Opelousas Catholic student died in a car crash Tuesday. 11-year-old Alyssa Guillory, of Ville Platte, died in a car accident Tuesday afternoon in Chatagnier. State Police said for an unknown reason, the driver veered off the road... more »
  • Opelousas Catholic Student Fights Brain Tumor, Community Gives Support

    June 22, 2012 11:22 PM

    Opelousas Catholic School, already experiencing a difficult year after two other teens died in a car accident, once again bonds together to help another student. 15-year-old Meghan Briley is a sophomore and runs track at Opelousas Catholic. One of three triplets, her sisters said you can always tell her... more »
  • Girl Scouts Heading to D.C. After Trip was Almost Canceled

    May 9, 2012 6:57 PM

    Almost seventy girl scouts from Opelousas are heading to Washington D.C. to celebrate the 100th birthday of Scouting, but their trip was close to being cancelled. Almost a month before troop 20-22 was set to depart, USA Bus Charter wanted an extra four thousand dollars as an increase in... more »
  • Opelousas woman drops marijuana at police station

    May 9, 2012 10:54 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Bringing a bag of marijuana to a police station is not a smart idea. The Daily World reports an Opelousas woman has been arrested and booked with possession of marijuana. Police Chief Perry Gallow says 31-year-old Jernita Williams went to the station about 4:30 p.m. Monday... more »
  • Council Fires Dog Catcher, Passes Horse Introductory Ordinance

    May 8, 2012 11:23 PM

    A controversial case for the Opelousas City Council was closed Tuesday, with another hot topic being opened. Council members had to decide the fate of small animal warden, or dog-catcher, Donald Tyler. "Mr. Tyler was offered two chances, and on both of the chances he failed," said Alderman... more »
  • Opelousas Mayor Facing Ethics Violation Charges

    May 7, 2012 7:36 PM

    The Louisiana Board of Ethics is charging Opelousas Mayor Donald Cravins, Sr. with allegedly violating state law because he failed to report income he received from the Louisiana Teacher Retirement System. According to Louisiana law, elected officials must file an accurate financial statement every year, reporting income received by... more »
  • 3 Arrested Employees Stay on City of Opelousas Payroll

    April 12, 2012 11:26 PM

    An Opelousas police officer and two public works employees remain on the city's payroll, after being arrested and charged with various crimes. Police Officer Yolanda Lewis is charged with obstruction of justice and malfeasance in office. She's accused trying to cover up her husband, Quinn Lewis' crime of stealing... more »
  • Opelousas eyeing restrictions for livestock owners

    April 10, 2012 11:33 PM

    Opelousas could be putting an end to horse riding in the city. The council is proposing a new ordinance that would restrict ownership of all livestock in city limits after a number of complaints about horses roaming the streets. "The horses are going into people's yards," Joe Citizen said.... more »
  • Roughly 200 Gather for Opelousas Teens' Rosary

    April 6, 2012 11:56 PM

    Opelousas Catholic School students Sarah Jarrell and Morgan Adams remain at Lafayette General Medical Center in critical condition as of late Friday night. They were seriously injured in a car crash Thursday on Highway 182 near Montgomery Road. Despite unconfirmed reports on the girls' conditions, LGMC hospital officials said... more »
  • Plans Underway to Reopen Opelousas' Boys and Girls Club

    March 2, 2012 6:55 PM

    Good news for kids in Opelousas! Chris Martin with the Boys and Girls Club confirms the facility in Opelousas reopen. The center shut down last summer because of budget problems. "We're in the process of getting board approval to make an announcement of reopening our Opelousas club," said Martin. ... more »
  • Half-Fast Krewe marches full speed

    February 21, 2012 7:38 PM

    If you think all parades are the same, some of those in Opelousas will tell you that's a myth and the Half-Fast Krewe is living proof of it. In St. Landry Parish, it's a tradition to chase the chicken then go to the parade in Opelousas. Unlike anywhere else,... more »
  • Cultural District Coming to Opelousas?

    January 20, 2012 3:33 PM

    Because Opelousas is filled with lots of history and culture, there's a chance it may receive a cultural district. "We have theatres, we have museums and the wonderful Cajun cuisines and stores and shops and restaurants," says Melanie Lee-Lebouef, Tourism Director. A stroll around the tourist center, you'll quickly learn... more »
  • Two Opelousas Men Shot to Death and Then Burned

    January 11, 2012 7:41 PM

    Investigators are back on scene today of a double- murder in Opelousas. Two men were found dead last night in a residence. Police said the killer shot the men and then tried to burn the house down to cover his tracks. It happened around ten Tuesday night on North... more »
  • Alderman: Stallions' late night is dangerous

    January 4, 2012 11:20 PM

    An Opelousas restaurant has been open just a few months but it's already attracting a lot of controversy. Why? One day a week, it's open until 4:00AM when other places have to close at 2:00AM. The owner isn't breaking any laws. "To me, after two o'clock is trouble," Cherry... more »
  • Deadly Start to 2012

    January 2, 2012 12:28 AM

    The new year holiday marked by tragedy this weekend with three deadly accidents all in the last three days. It definitely was a busy weekend for emergency officials across Acadiana. Friday and Saturday there was a fatal crash in Lafayette, and Sunday morning was the first fatal accident for... more »
  • New Year Brings New Memorial

    December 30, 2011 10:09 PM

    The new year will bring with it a new memorial in St. Landry Parish, honoring members of all branches of the military. The site at Harry Guilbeau Road and LA-182 in Opelousas may loook like any other construction site ready for development, but this is a special one that... more »
  • Opelousas attorney sues City, owners over vacant neighboring building

    December 23, 2011 4:47 PM

    According to court documents, Jarvis J. Claiborne is suing the city of Opelousas, along with B&B Builders and Investors, Inc., and the Code Enforcement Director for the City of Opelousas over a vacant building next to Claiborne's business. Claiborne says that his business on N. Main Street in Opelousas... more »
  • Sonic Employees Help Coworker Who Lost Everything in Fire

    December 20, 2011 6:49 PM

    A house fire leaves one Opelousas woman without anything, let alone Christmas presents for her three children. Her co-workers at Sonic teamed up to play Santa this holiday season. Crystal Rue said, "it started from a heater and the car caught on fire and it went on from there."... more »
  • Opelousas Nurse Allegedly Inappropriately Touches Patients

    November 8, 2011 6:57 PM

    We all put our trust in nurses and doctors, but what happens when a health professional crosses the line during an examination? Opelousas authorities said a male nurse was arrested for doing just that. Officials said so far three women have come forward, claiming suspect Phillip Tinubu touched them... more »
  • Opelousas Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

    October 19, 2011 11:12 PM

    Opelousas Police arrested a suspect Wednesday night, wanted on several charges, including attempted murder and armed robbery. Officers arrested Darrell Young at a motel around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday. He was wanted in connection with a shooting last month that sent an Opelousas man to the hospital.
  • Opelousas Police Pinched by Parades

    October 16, 2011 11:48 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The Opelousas Board of Aldermen is taking a tough look at the cost of paying police to staff festival parades. The Daily World reported (http://bit.ly/dailyworld11112) the board has not yet adopted a city budget. Its fiscal year began on Sept. 1. Police Chief Perry Gallow told... more »
  • Plaque for Soldiers Considered in Opelousas

    October 15, 2011 10:28 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A sign or plaque honoring families of soldiers fighting in or killed in foreign wars will be erected, the city's Board of Aldermen has decided. Opelousas is the first community in Acadiana approached to put up such a sign, said veterans activist Link Savoie. Mayor Don... more »
  • One Stabbed After Late Night Altercation

    October 2, 2011 12:15 PM

    One person is dead after a late night altercation in Opelousas. Opelousas Police say the fight happened just after 11:00 Saturday night at the intersection of Perry Lane and Oak Street. 19 year old Markell Roberts is in custody after allegedly stabbing 20 year old Cadric Kennerson of Opelousas... more »
  • Opelousas may allow downtown residences

    September 14, 2011 7:27 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The Opelousas Board of Aldermen has voted unanimously to introduce an ordinance next month that proposes rezoning the city's central business district to include residential use. Alderman Blair Briggs said the area that includes the St. Landry Parish Courthouse and Opelousas City Hall is zoned primarily... more »
  • City Officials Call Opelousas Budget a Financial Crisis

    September 7, 2011 7:14 PM

    Some Opelousas officials describe the city's budget situation as a financial crisis, but Opelousas Mayor Don Cravins said the city's budget is okay. Council members were supposed to reach an agreement on the budget for the next fiscal year by September first, but there's still no compromise. The council... more »
  • Flu Clinic Schedule 2011

    September 7, 2011 6:46 AM

    Shots will be given from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. September 12, 2011 Youngsville City Hall 305 Iberia Street Youngsville, LA September 16, 2011 LaBelle Maison 203 E. Second Street Broussard, LA 837-6552 September 19, 2011 St. Martin Council on Aging 391 Cannery Rd. Breaux Bridge, LA... more »
  • Purse snatchers snatched by police

    August 31, 2011 11:03 PM

    Two suspects are in jail after a purse snatching in St. Landry Parish. Police say it happened at Walmart in Opelousas. That's where they say suspects wrestled with a victim and managed to get her purse. Police say the suspects then drove-off and rolling over the victim's leg. Officers... more »
  • Opelousas fails to approve 2011-12 budget

    August 24, 2011 7:17 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The Opelousas Board of Aldermen has failed to approve a general fund budget for the fiscal year starting Sept. 1 after a lengthy discussion about existing and future municipal finances. That action was preceded Tuesday by the approval of an amended 2010-11 budget, which included a... more »
  • FAA investigates weekend plane crash in Opelousas

    August 2, 2011 6:29 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Federal investigators are looking for what caused a small plane to crash over the weekend shortly after takeoff from the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. The Federal Aviation Administration was notified after the single-engine plane crashed about 11 a.m. Saturday. The pilot, 52-year-old Arnold Reed... more »
  • One Injured in Plane Crash

    July 30, 2011 11:26 PM

    A man is hospitalized after his plane crashed at the St. Landry Parish Airport in Opelousas. Police say the pilot hadn't gotten very far off the ground before realizing something was very wrong. The Federal Aviation Administration arrived just after one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the St. Landry Parish... more »
  • Opelousas Audit finds questionable expenses

    July 6, 2011 11:26 PM

    A Legislative Audit suggests the city of Opelousas broke the law and even the state constitution, but city officials are holding their ground. They say no laws were broken.. Auditors found a number of concerns-- over $1,000 in improper time sheets and nearly $6,000 stolen from scrap metal sales. ... more »
  • HIV Testing in Opelousas

    June 28, 2011 9:56 PM

    A statewide tour comes to Opelousas raising awareness about one of the nation's most devastating diseases. 1.2-million carry it in the united states alone. Nearly half of all those cases found right here in the south- and in Louisiana, 16,000 people are affected. "Especially here in Louisiana, it's having... more »

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