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.

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

In DeQuincy, the Mamou Elite 8’s (eight and under) did the thing they do best and went on to win the District Seven Tournament. They played outstanding defense throughout the event and got timely hitting when needed to march through the event with a perfect 6-0 record.

Christopher Anderson

The Mamou All-Stars celebrate after their district victory in DeQuincy.

VPPD charges three in separate theft cases

Donald James

The Ville Platte Police Department made several recent arrests, one of which is for a case stemming from December.

Evangeline CAN to hold one-mile walk

Evangeline CAN (Community Autism Network) will be hosting its second annual one-mile walk on April 26, at the Ville Platte Civic Center Pavilion. All proceeds will benefit Evangeline CAN.

Earl Fontenot honored for 47 years of service to SWCD

Earl Fontenot, Jr., seated, with Jim Shipp, Jr. chairman of the Evangeline Soil and Water District, and showing the clock presented to Fontenot to show appreciation of his 47 years of service to the Evangeline Soil and Water Conservation District.

Former long-time chairman of the Evangeline Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Earl Fontenot, Jr., recently stepped down from the Soil and Water Conservation District Board after 47 years

Possible severe thunderstorms Thursday

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is monitoring the possibility of strong to severe thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening across our region.

No one injured in accident Monday near Point Blue

The driver of this truck, owned by the City of Ville Platte, lost control when the truck’s front left tire had a blowout near Point Blue on LA 29, north of Chataignier on Monday, March 24.

Bulldogs, Panthers earn spots on 5-3A squad

Allen Myles (5) was selected to the 5-3A first team

The All-District 5-3A basketball team was selected toward the end of the season.

Garage sales to be held Saturday, April 5

Ville Platte Christian Missions -- a nondenominational and non-pollitical civic organization -- is having a community garage sale Saturday, April 5, from 7 a.m.

VPPD officers undergo camera training

All Ville Platte police officers received new Veho Muvi minicameras they will wear at all times while on duty.

McKinney, Doulet lead 5-3A platoon

Breanna Pete (11) earned a slot on the All-Defensive Team

It was an amazing playoff season for the Ville Platte High Lady Bulldogs.

Chamber briefed by Hospice of Louisiana speakers

The guest speakers during this week’s Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce meeting were three representatives of Louisiana Hospice and Palliative Care, based in Eunice.

Lady Panther softball heating up

Alyssa Jackson fires off a pitch against Port Barre.

It is another season on the diamond for the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers and legendary Head Coach Carolyn Deville.


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Ville Platte and Shreveport worked hard to put themselves in a position to win the 2014 Louisiana State Championship at the AAA (Super 10's) level.


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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