Local News

OPD teams with Santa, Gives toys to over 100 children

Chief Gallow of the Opelousas Police Department is teaming up with Santa Clause to give away toys on Thursday, Dec.19, at 6:00 p.m. Nearly 150 Opelousas children will receive gifts for the holiday season.

Nearly $113M allotted for I-49 expansion

Commissioner Kristy Nichols announced on Wednesday that nearly $113M will be used to finance the I-49 North and South extensions.

Victim survives 2 shootings

Kwame Stevens was arrested on Wednesday, December 18, in connection with two shootings.

LPD investigates 3 armed robberies that occurred over period of 4 days

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating three robberies that happened at local stores over a four-day period.

Two women thwart armed robber

Armed robber snubbed by women Two women thwarted an armed robbery, by keeping mum.

Missing Opelousas man found in GA

A missing Opelousas man, has been found. Arthur Tillett, went missing on Sunday, December 15, and has turned up in Omega, Georgia. He is currently in custody there, at the Tift county jail.

Elderly couple robbed in New Iberia

An elderly couple was robbed in their New Iberia home in the 600 block of Weeks Street on Tuesday, December 17, around 8:00pm.

Lafayette armed robber shoots victim in the leg

A person was shot during an armed robbery on December 16, around 8:45 in the 100 block of Paul Breaux Avenue. According to Police, the victim was walking on Paul Breaux Avenue when suddenly a gold four door vehicle drove up next to him.

DOTD lane closures due to installation of new signals

DOTD announces that the installation of new signals will continue until Friday, Dec.