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  1. Parents and residents of Ville Platte demanding a new principal for Sacred HeartRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Upset parents and members of the Ville Platte community have been protesting in front of Sacred Heart School for nearly two weeks. All of them were demanding a new principal.

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  2. Committee being put together to resolve parent/administrator issues at Sacred HeartRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette is bringing in outside help to resolve issues between parents and administrators at Sacred Heart School in Ville Platte. Bishop Michael Jarrell and Father Jason Vidrine are putting together a committee of neutral people.

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  3. High Speed chase ends peacefully along I-49Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Two people who lead officers on a high-speed chase on Interstate 49 on Friday are now in custody. According to State Police, a trooper was trying to pull over a driver who was reportedly driving recklessly and passing people on the shoulder of the interstate at speeds of more than 100 mph, north of Ville Platte.

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    Monday May 4 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    It's an issue that's become more and more prevalent in this digital age, stripping its victims of privacy and security in their own homes. Most people utilize their webcams and online massaging to keep in touch with family and friends they can't meet face to face.

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  5. Protest at Sacred Heart in Ville PlatteRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 4 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Parents, alumni and former teachers protested in front of Sacred Heart in Ville Platte this morning. They say 83 teachers have been fired under the administration of Principal Diane Fontenot.

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  6. Arson suspected in Ville Platte house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 3 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A home in Ville Platte may have been the target of multiple arson attempts. The Ville Platte Fire Department is investigating a house fire that happened late Saturday Night.

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  7. Bill to change teacher evaluations falls flatRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 1 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    An effort to change the formula by which some Louisiana teachers are evaluated fell flat in a Senate committee room Thursday. Senate Bill 32 by Sen. Fred Mills, R-Parks, proposed changing from 50 percent to 25 percent the weight of the Value-added Assessment Model that is used among factors in evaluating about 30 percent of Louisiana teachers.

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    Apr 21, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    United States Attorney, Stephanie Finley, announced Tuesday they are now investigating the Ville Platte Police Department and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office. The investigation is into the use of investigative holds by both departments.

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  9. Justice Department announces Ville Platte Police Department,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The Justice Department announced today that it has opened pattern or practice investigations into the use of investigative holds by the Ville Platte Police Department and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office . The investigations will focus on allegations that VPPD and EPSO officers use "investigative holds" to detain individuals without proper cause, and on the adequacy of VPPD and EPSO's training, supervision and accountability mechanisms to prevent unlawful seizures. 21 comments

  10. Reward offered for information about escaped inmateRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    The reward for two-time escapee Theobegi Levier has been increased from $2,500 to $3,500 and The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information on Levier's whereabouts to contact their office, call 911, or St. Landry Crimestoppers. Levier escaped from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's custody April 13, overpowering a deputy on the way to a health unit for medical assistance.

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  11. Escaped inmate beleived to be headed to TennesseeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Attemptedd murder suspect Theobegi Levier is believed to be headed to Tennessee. Says the Saint Landry Parish Sheriff's Department.

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  12. Search for Theobegi Levier continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Attempted murder suspect Theobegi Levier is still on the run from authorities. Levier escaped St. Landry Parish Sheriff's custody yesterday as he was being transported to an Opelousas health unit for a doctor's appointment.

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  13. Matt Forte visits Vidrine ElementaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Chicago Bears Running Back and Louisiana native was in Acadiana on Thursday. The Tulane University graduate visited the students and faculty of Vidrine Elementary School in Ville Platte.

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  14. Former Ville Platte PD detective arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A former lead detective with the Ville Platte Police Department is behind bars, and being held on a $100,000 bond. Nathaniel Savoy was arrested around 8:30 on Tuesday night by state police and booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail. 13 comments

  15. Opelousas mayor to meet with lawyers about constitutionality of saggy pants ordinanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    During the Opelousas City Council meeting, Mayor Reggie Tatum and council members discussed a no sagging ordinance similar to the one in Ville Platte. Officials with OPD say they would like to do away with sagging pants all together.

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  16. Sleet and icy conditions in St. Landry ParishRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    St. Landry Parish received their share of sleet and icy conditions Thursday. While the slick roadways were a cause for concern for many in the community, some went on with business as usual.

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  17. Escaped Fugitive Captured; Thanks His SupportersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    "I want to thank all my supporters that helped me while I was out there. I love y'all"- T heobegi Levier Theobegi Levier, the most wanted man in St. Landry Parish, is back in custody as of Wednesday night.

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  18. Escaped Inmate Captured in Ville PlatteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Police say Theobegi Levier jumped out of a moving marshal's vehicle while being escorted to the Opelousas city jail. This incident happened around at the corner of Railroad and Vine.

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  19. Boxes full of financial records, including copies of checks, in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 19, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Boxes full of financial records, including copies of checks, in the hallways at the Capital Area United Way offices Friday. The agency is checking over the records for an improprieties or discrepancies Daryl G. Purpera, the state's legislative auditor, announced in a press release this week that the City of Eunice's untimely preparation of bank reconciliations resulted in the loss of $5,571 through fraudulent check activity.

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  20. Former officer suing the city of Ville PlatteRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Ethan Johns, a former Ville Platte police officer, is seeking damages claiming he was the target of humiliation and intentional cruelty in a prank he feels was no laughing matter. It all started in what began as a normal work day for Johns on March 18, 2014, but turned into a nightmare when Johns said fellow officers took a joke too far. 4 comments

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