Dr. Julissa Braimoh, Family Medicine Obstetrics physician, joins the OGHS Medical Staff
It proved to be an impressive election day for several candidates who registered lopsided victories during a parishwide election held Saturday in St. Landry Parish.
Northwestern State has canceled Saturday’s football game at Nicholls after the passing of junior safety Ronnie Caldwell.
On Saturday, October 7, 2023, at approximately 12:38 AM, an officer was patrolling IH-10 EB when a vehicle passed his location in excess of 120 MPH.
A rural fire that burned for nearly 15 hours in the Big Cane area of St. Landry Parish last week covered nearly 100 acres and involved 60 firefighters from five departments, according to parish president Jessie Bellard.
After recent consideration, St. Landry Parish Government has re-issued the parish-wide burn ban. The ban includes anything with an open flame that produces an ember. The wind can carry floating embers away from the original fire and start a spot fire.
Press Conference to Announce the Acadiana Junior High and High School Rodeo Returns to St. Landry Parish: A Spectacular Comeback Celebration in the Equine Capital of Louisiana!
A recent rash of possibly related shooting incidents which have left one man dead and two females with serious injuries, have sparked neighborhood concerns in residential areas located in north Opelousas.
OPELOUSAS MAN CONVICTED OF RAPE
Yesterday a St. Landry Parish Jury convicted Lee Jackson, 55, of Opelousas of First-Degree Rape which carries a mandatory penalty of life in pnson.
Opelousas, Louisiana – Early voting for the October 14, 2023 election will be held from Saturday, September 30 through Saturday, October 7, excluding Sunday, October 1. The hours will be 8:30 am until 6:00 pm each day.Early Voting will be held at the Registrar of Voter’s Office located in the courthouse and at Eunice City Read More…
Angel Reese was named to the TIME100 Next list Wednesday morning as an innovator after being nominated by WNBA star Candace Parker.
Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz is confirming that his detectives are investigating a shooting which occurred on September 10, 2023 at approximately 4:33 a.m.
Port Barre Elementary School will remain closed today despite our earlier communication that power restoration was anticipated.
In response to weather conditions that have prompted concerns for the safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and spectators, the football game between Beau Chene High School and Port Barre High School, originally scheduled for Thursday, September 7, 2023, has been rescheduled.
St. Landry Parish officials are already issuing citations and fines for parish residents who have allegedly violated a statewide burn ban declaration.
On September 1, 2023 just before 3:30 P.M. officers with the Opelousas Department responded to a shooting at Al’s tires located in the 800Blk of S. Union St.
According an announcement on the Central St. Landry Economic Development District FaceBook Page, Love’s Travel Stops in Opelousas will open to the public tomorrow. See the following announcement:
According to the Central St. Landry Economic Development website, H0bby Lobby is coming to Opelousas. See the following from that website:
St. Landry Parish Government is thrilled to announce the Ag Arena Stage Unveiling Concert, set to take place on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at the St. Landry Ag Arena, located at 1939 W. Landry Street in Opelousas, Louisiana.
According to an article on the website for Developing Lafayette (https://developinglafayette.com/), Whataburger is coming to Opelousas. Here is part of that article:
DERIDDER, La. – A single-vehicle crash claimed the life of 18-year-old S. Gabriel Sonnier of Port Barre after he was ejected from the vehicle, according to Louisiana State Police Troop D.
Richard Lewis III, a candidate for St. Landry Parish president, was disqualified for the second time by an ad hoc state district judge who ruled on Monday that it is unclear whether Lewis fulfilled a requirement which verifies that candidates have filed their state income tax returns.
Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that occurred in the 800 block of E. Jefferson St. just after 7:00 P.M.
Nearly $38 million from state funding has been earmarked for water and sewer improvements for the City of Opelousas and Sunset area, according to District 40 State Representative Dustin Miller.
Landscape architect Greg Brandl and members of his St. Landry Parish Courthouse beautification crews were busy Saturday morning watering the numerous planted flower beds and attending to the live oak trees which could be approaching an increasingly stressful existence due to the recent lack of rain.
Opelousas Police are currently investigating two shootings that occurred over the past week. The first shooting occurred on Wednesday just after 10:00 P.M. in the 500 Blk. of Berdie St. No one was injured during that shooting but a vehicle was struck by several rounds of gunfire. A person of interest has been identified opand an arrest is expected.
St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard had his reelection candidacy ruled unopposed Friday morning after challenger Richard Lewis III failed to appear for a State District Court hearing.
The town of Grand Coteau has experienced a major leak in its water tower, causing the town to be without water for part of the day. As a result, Grand Coteau Elementary School will be closed today, August 15, 2023.
According to a recent poll conducted by Cheapoticketin, a website that sells concert tickets in the secondary market, Opelousas was voted one of the best hidden gems for live music experience, with two other Louisiana cities among the top 100 rankings.
Officers with the Opelousas Police Department investigated a shooting incident that occurred in the 600 Blk of Larcade St. just before 2:00 P.M.
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz “On June 11, 2023 deputies with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a juvenile incident in the Arnaudville area.
THE ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL HEREBY GIVES NOTICE THAT IT WILL HOLD THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2023, STARTING AT 6:00 P.M. LOCATED AT THE OLD CITY MARKET LOCATED AT 131 W. BELLEVUE STREET, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA. AGENDA
St. Landry Parish Government has issued a burn ban in the parish effective Thursday, August 3. The ban includes anything with an open flame that produces an ember. The wind can carry floating embers away from the original fire and start a spot fire. “This order will assist our first responders by reducing the number Read More…
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a ST. LANDRY PARISH COUNCIL SPECIAL MEETING has been called and will be held as stated below: DATE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2023TIME: 6:00 P.M.LOCATION: OLD CITY MARKET, 131 W. BELLEVUE St.-OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANA 70570 These are important meetings and you are urged to attend. BY ORDER OF THE ST. Read More…
Between his hurried nibbles on a Soileau’s hamburger and quick bites of French fries, Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Steven Waguespack didn’t loose any time Thursday spreading his campaign message across the restaurant.
Kylie Frey, an Opelousas native, made an appearance on “America’s Got Talent” this evening, Tuesday, August 1st on NBC.
Janiaya Lafleur who was wanted by Opelousas Police for an April 14, 2023 shooting was taken into custody in an unrelated investigation in Point Coupee Parish.
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “Deputies investigated a shooting that occurred on Bayou Jack Road in Northern St. Landry Parish on July 16, 2023 just before 7:00PM.”
According to Sheriff Guidroz, deputies received information from St. Landry Crime Stoppers and a confidential source that a female identified as Heather Landry would frequent a residence and she was involved in the use and distribution of illegal narcotics with Chief of Police, Jeffery Guilbeau. Information was received from other confidential and anonymous sources.
Last evening a suspect approach the Catholic priest at St. John Evangelist Catholic Church in Melville, asking for food. According to witnesses, when the priest denied him, the man began attacking the priest with a machete.