Closing statements in a 2016 double murder case that occurred in the Plaisance area, are expected to be delivered by prosecutors and defense attorneys before a trial jury Wednesday morning in Opelousas.
Mark your calendar for the State of the Parish Report by Parish President Jessie Bellard set for Tuesday, February 7, 2023 in Opelousas.
Be on the lookout for a 31-year-old Raymond Latrelle Howard, who escaped from police custody at the St. Landry Parish 27th Judicial District Courthouse in Opelousas on January 26, 2023 at approximately 3:30 pm.
The Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center recently held a program highlighting three of the world’s monotheistic religions – Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
The Annual Appreciation Banquet for St. Landry-Evangeline United Way was held on Thursday of last week. Besides being a banquet, the board recognized those who are “living united” by the work they do and the causes they support.
January 25, 2023 Arrest Report
St. Landry Parish School District Expresses Thanks
St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins indicated on Monday night that he is currently involved in ongoing discussions with School Board members regarding an extension of his current contract which is scheduled to end June 30.
The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) celebrated the graduation of Herman Fuselier, executive director of the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission from the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) at the association’s 2023 Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Public Notice from the St. Landry Parish School Board: All schools and administrative offices will dismiss early tomorrow, January 24th, due to forecasted severe weather in our area.
Changes are coming to the St. Landry Parish Animal Shelter.
In response to recent concerns from the community regarding animal control, St. Landry Parish Government will be holding a press conference to address concerns surrounding the shelter. The press conference will take place on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 11:00 AM at the St. Landry Parish Courthouse, Suite 34.
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On three (3) separate occasions, the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of contracts between the victims and Tyler Anthony Carpenter, who is the owner of Diamond Garage Doors and Repairs in the Carencro area.
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On July 14, 2022 the St. Landry Parish Juvenile Detectives were contacted regarding a toddler who was found unresponsive by her mother in the home, and was transferred to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.
The St. Landry Parish Council will continue to operate without a newly-selected chairman and vice-chairman, at least for the next couple of weeks.
Officers with the Opelousas Police Department have made several arrests regarding the threat called into the school on the early afternoon of January 17, 2023.
Our photo from the past for today comes from the first page of the Sunday World (Daily World) on Sunday, February 22, 1942.
According to a report on KATC, TV 3 in Lafayette, a crash on Interstate 49 late Monday left a 17-year-old Washington girl dead, Louisiana State troopers say.
The Confederate monument on the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square has undergone a cleaning process, marking the first step towards removing the statute that is scheduled for relocation, according to parish president Jessie Bellard.
Opelousas High principal Del-Timoko Clark Dunbar was still escorting students from campus into awaiting vehicles late Tuesday afternoon following an afternoon school-wide lockdown and threat of violence that required a city police investigation and additional officers.
Dress up your dog and your kids and head to the St. Landry Parish Courthouse Square in downtown Opelousas on Saturday, February 11, 2023 for the Krewe des Chiens des Opelousas.
Opelousas Police continue the investigation at the scene of a shooting that occurred in the 200 Blk. of Elementary Ln. just after 7:00 P.M. yesterday.
District Attorney Chad Pitre announced that the St. Landry Parish Grand Jury returned a bill of indictment on Friday, January 13, 2023 charging Easton Shelvin, Jr. with the Second Degree Murder of Ryan’Travian Darby.
There was dancing and clapping to the powerful sounds of gospel music at Holy Ghost Catholic Church Monday afternoon, as speakers recalled that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., believed that dreams can be attained through togetherness.
2023 Parade honoring Rev. Martin Luther King rolled through downtown Opelousas this afternoon.
The improved accuracy provided by a modernized water metering system will probably increase the bills for most municipal customers in Opelousas, according to city engineer William Jarrell III.
St. Landry Parish District Attorney Chad Pitre announced a successful jury trial to start off 2023.
Four St. Landry Parish public schools were recognized recently for receiving an “A” for their overall student performance scores during 2021-22.
Java Square Café in downtown Opelousas has been selected as one of the latest recipients of the Redevelopment Incentive Grant through the Louisiana Main Street Program.
“I’m all for the creation of jobs and putting our community to work. Yes, that means my tax dollars helping to create wealth for the community and others, I fully support the change. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. I fully support passing ordinances to help this community grow.” – Gretchen Erlingson
The Opelousas Imperial Mardi Gras Association is pleased to announce who will reign over our 2023 Mardi Gras Festivities as King Imperial IV, Mr. Jacob L. Jarrell.
The Opelousas Imperial Mardi Gras Association is pleased to announce who will reign over our 2023 Mardi Gras Festivities as Queen Lily IV, Judge Ledricka Johnson Thierry.
“I want to thank the Mayor and Council members of Opelousas for finally addressing the immense problem downtown Opelousas has had for almost 40 years.”
Entrances and streets around the St. Landry Parish Courthouse were spectacularly blocked for a lengthy period of time Wednesday morning as an exterior fire escape was added to an ongoing $2 million renovation project, according to parish president Jessie Bellard.
Municipal Officials Swearing In Gallery No. One
Municipal Officials Swearing In Gallery No. One
Officials from Opelousas General Health System and the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center announced on Monday the finalization of their agreement to expand cancer center treatments and resources in the Opelousas area.