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

Radio auction deemed a success

Organizers of the radio auction Saturday, broadcast by KVPI, say they hope to bring in more than the $8,000 the auction brought in last year.

New novel recounts early area pioneer

A novel, “Twice a Slave,” based on factual accounts of the founder of Calvary Baptist Church in Bayou Chicot, has just been published, co-authored by Randy Willis, fourth great grandson of the man

Mamou floods 4-2A Squad

Junior Hurler Amber Manuel was named the MVP of District 4-2A in 2014.

Mamou Head Coach Kim Manuel and her talented band of ladies started out the season on a mission. They won four straight when it all began in February.

EPSB recognizes Mamou accomplishments

The Evangeline Parish School Board highlighted some of the achievements of Mamou High School and its students during its meeting Wednesday, May 7.

SHHS blasts Mangham with offense

Evan Mire scores another run for the Sacred Heart Trojans. He was 4-5 at the plate against Mangham.

When the ninth seeded Trojans traveled to north Louisiana to meet the eighth seeded Mangham Dragons, most SHHS fans and others around the state expected a dog fight to be on their hands.

VPHS track march towards state

With the State Track Meet just around the corner, the Ville Platte High Track teams have been marching on ever since they won the Evangeline Parish Track and Field Meet.

SH qualifies several athletes for state meet

The 4 x 100 meter team, from left to right, Erin Fontenot, Gabbie Andrepont, Hannah Fontenot and Natalie Earles.

Sacred Heart Head Coach and Athletic Director Robert Soileau saw several of his hard working ladies qualify for the State Track and Field Meet that will be held at LSU this weekend.

KFLA prepares to say "Hello Acadiana" live from Ville Platte

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine talks with Dwight Dugas, KFLA mews director, as a TV crew prepares for the live broadcast on Wednesday from the pavilion at the Northside Civic Center, while city employees make other preparations.

Photo is in “Steve 050714 (KFLA)” folder

Trojans stomp Rams, move on

Keaton Tate swipes second base with a head-first slide.

In Sacred Heart’s first round game of the Class 1A playoffs, they stomped the Rams of West St. John 14-1. The win moves the Trojans into the second round, where they will hit the road.

SHHS Tennis getting hot at the right time

2014 SHHS TENNIS TEAM - Standing, left to right, are Andrew Dupre, Ardyn Parks, Anne Christian Ardoin, Catherine Poche, Amy Sylvester, Moira Parks, Morgan Manuel, and Landon Fontenot. Kneeling, same order, are Ben Johnson, Alec Fontenot, Chris Vidrine, Conner Fontenot, Kyle LaFleur, and Seth Manuel. Not Shown are Emily Vidrine, Kelsey McDaniel and Grant Lee. The head coach is Debbie LaFleur and the Assistant coach is Dr. Scott Parks.

The Sacred Heart tennis unit is getting hot at the right time and the results are showing.


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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.


Cynthia Jack Robinson

Cynthia Jack Robinson of Ville Platte celebrated her 50th birthday Thursday, July 24, 2014. She is the daughter of Ethel L. Moody of Ville Platte.


Rosa Lynn Soileau Holmes

October 14, 1942 - July 18, 2014

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