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Eunice man convicted in series of rapes, assaults
A Eunice man has been convicted on several rape charges, all involving the same victim, and will serve 40 at hard labor with parole or probation becoming a possibility only after the first 25. A 27th Judicial District jury found Stephan Bergeron, 24, of 650 S. 6th St., guilty on two counts of simple rape and one count of forcible rape May 24, ... (more)
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Smiley: In the zone
"While we were watching TV the other night with all the commercials for Black Friday, I turned to my wife, Kathy, and said, 'You know with Thanksgiving so late this year, there is going to be a short buying season for Christmas.'
Retailers gear up for Black Friday
With the promise of clear weather and falling gas prices, several major Opelousas retailers were prepped and ready for the mass shopping spree following Thanksgiving known by everyone as Black Friday.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Best of New Orleans
Your Thanksgiving weekend music schedule
If you need to grab a beer with a cool uncle or bored niece or nephew, or are looking for shows over the holiday weekend, here's a rundown of some highlights: Grammy Award winners Rebirth Brass Band head a Thanksgiving Throwdown at The Howlin' Wolf at 10 p.m. Tickets $15.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
* Kevin Tyler, 25, 719 Market St., Opelousas, possession with intent to distribute schedule I drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
KPLC-TV Lake Charles
Eunice coach booked on simple battery
Dwight Collins, a 44-year-old coach at Eunice High School, has been arrested by the Eunice Police Department following an investigation into an alleged altercation between Collins and a student of the school.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
'Top Chef: New Orleans:' The local angles in episode 8, 'Piggin' Out'
" Top Chef: New Orleans " contestants compete in a hot-sauce Quickfire challenge for Dr. John, then prepare a boucherie feast for guest judge Donald Link .
Operation Christmas Child
A shoe box is a pretty ordinary item, but churches and ministries have been using gift-filled shoe boxes to provide moments of joy to over one hundred million children.
Smiley: Fun fundraising
I suggested one that involves placing a flock of cheap plastic pink flamingos on someone's lawn, along with a note saying they'll be removed for a donation to your cause.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
Opelousas seeks Vine Street upgrade
Vine Street, which makes up the two eastbound lanes of U.S. 190 through Opelousas, is in terrible shape.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
City of Lake Charles Presents LA Crossroads at CentralSchool
The City of Lake Charles and Louisiana Crossroads will present an evening with the Savoy Cajun Family Band and Good & Young Family Band in the Ben Mount Auditorium in Central School, Wednesday, November 20 at 7pm.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Help out or Handout: Harrison Arnaud
"My addiction got really bad and I ended up moving to baton rouge and started off their in a program but ended up leaving."
Eunice teacher pleads not guilty in - sexting' case
A former Eunice High teacher accused of sending sexually explicit photographs of herself to a student while still employed at the school pleaded not guilty Thursday to an obscenity charge.
* Ernest J. Lewis, 20, 251 Fuselier St., Eunice, possession of schedule II drugs and distribution of schedule I drugs.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Eunice seeks nods for Citizen of the Year Award
The Eunice Rotary Club is seeking nominations for its 2013 Citizen of the Year Award.
New life breathed into Scenic Byway program
Tourism is big business in St. Landry Parish, and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne told the St. Landry Parish Tourism Commission Tuesday it's about to get bigger.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Things to do
5 p.m. Festival features food, Cajun, zydeco and swamp pop music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, and a beauty pageant.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Washington to become enterprise zone
The town of Washington and the area around it will soon be included in an enterprise zone designed to generate more local jobs.
Main-to-Main begins this weekend in Eunice
Downtown Eunice is expected to come alive Saturday with the return of Main-to-Main, a celebration of the city's downtown area.
Tue Nov 05, 2013
Exploring Cajun Culture - Southwest Louisiana
Visitors to southwest Louisiana often travel with a single goal in mind. It could be for gaming in the area's casinos, watersports, fishing, or to enjoy the region's signature music.