Samuel Anderson was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Teamwork and quick response has resulted in an arrest for yesterday’s homicide, according to Ville Platte police.
The Basile Police Department responded to a report of a child being struck by a train Wednesday, July 9, at approximately 4 p.m. The incident occurred at the railroad crossing on Magnolia Street in Basile. The Basile police and the fire department responded, along with Acadian Ambulance, who were immediately dispatched to the scene.

Christopher Anderson

Police Chief Neal Lartigue with the Ville Platte Police Department reported the following incidents over the Fourth of July weekend.

Samuel Anderson was charged with first-degree murder and armed robbery.

Christopher Anderson

VP Majors punch ticket for state

Majors dominated the tournament with an undefeated record.

When Ville Platte got to the Wall Pontiff Playground in Metairie, they did not waste much time in letting the locals know they were there for business and not play.

Super 10’s climb back to take crown

Hayden Fontenot fires a pitch.

In game one of the Super Regionals, Ville Platte met a very talented Gonzales team. The VP boys took a 13-4 win, but took some early sweating to get it done.

Rededication ceremony held at Village De Memoire

State Representative Bernard LaBas speaking at the rededication ceremony. Seated at left are, from left, Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel, Ville Platte City Counselman Mike Perron and EHDOC Executive Director Steve Protulis.

A rededication ceremony at the Village De Memoire Wednesday, July 23, marked the completion of a $2.5 million, eight month renovation of the facility, involving offices and 114 residential units.

last library entertainment for kids is largest

The last entertainment program for kids parish library’s Summer Reading Program was also the largest this year, attracting close to 200 children and adults to see the Bar None Petting Zoo from Chur

Chataignier council fails to draw a quorum

The Chataignier Village Council failed to have a quorum for the third time and was unable to review and approve the village’s 2013-2014 budget and to review and approve the 2014-2015 budget.

Mamou All-Stars take fifth at state

Alex Dick (15) helps to assist on a great defensive play.

The Mamou Elite Eight-year-olds had to come out at least sixth in the Dixie Youth State Pitching Machine Tournament in order to advance to the World Series.

Rain pushes back regionals

With all the rain that moved through the New Orleans and Lafayette area, the Dixie Youth Regionals were postponed to later in the weekend.

VPPD makes four more arrests in Fourth of July fight

Deandre Dangerfield

Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported additional charges have been filed in a Fourth of July incident at the Martin Luther King Park (formerly Southside Park) that left one person with a

Mamou Elementary makes classroom improvements

Evamgeline School Superintendant Toni Hamlin, center; Mamou Elementary Principal Troy Fontenot and Assistant Superintendant Darwan Lazard, second and third from left; school board members David Landreneau, Darren Vidrine and Buck Dupre, in rear; and Mamou Elementary school teachers are shown in one of the improved classrooms on Wednesday, July 17.

Thirteen classrooms in the Mamou Elementary third- and fourth-grade classroom building and seven in the first- and second-grade classroom building have had improvements made in a three-phase projec


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The Ville Platte 8u All Stars did well over the summer with an overall record of 20-4, outscoring opponents 321-166. In the Mamou PONY Warmup Tournament, Ville Platte was 4-1.


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