Three Mamou men and three juveniles have been charged in a string of over 20 home and car burglaries that occurred over the last three months.

Christopher Charles

UPDATE: Christopher Charles is now in police custody after turning himself in.
Residents of Turkey Creek will once again have a chance to select a mayor on February 21, when the new election will be held. Candidates for the position are Bert K. Campbell (No Party), #169; and Heather Miley Cloud (Republican), #170.

Christopher Charles

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Fatal crash on Chicot Park Road

According to Louisiana State Police, Michael Fontenot, 47, of Duson, was charged Thursday afternoon for DWI (first offense), careless operation and open container and was bonded out only six hours before his involvement in a crash on Highway 3402 (Chicot Park Road) that claimed the life of 52-yea

Demons, Panthers square off with hopes of second win

The Mamou Green Demons and the Pine Prairie Panthers square off Friday with more than bragging rights on the line. Both teams come into this inter-parish rivalry game 1-1.

Bearcats look to stay perfect against St. Edmund’s

Basile quarterback Mark Ivory hands the ball off to running back Kendrick Ceasar.

The Basile Bearcats and the St. Edmund Blue Jays are all too familiar with each other. These long-time rivals have had some knock out, drag out battles over the years. Some of those battles have been really nasty.

Bearcats down Bulldogs in battle of defense

Every indication from week one in the regular season pointed to a high-scoring game between Basile and Ville Platte, as both teams scored over thirty points and gained a combined 900-plus yards in their first games.

Vikings control Trojans in big win Friday night

The Sacred Heart Trojans set sail Friday night for Donald Gardner Stadium to clash with the Opelousas Catholic Vikings on a night when the 1974 State Champions were honored at half time.

Panther offense sputters in loss to East Beauregard

The Pine Prairie Panthers came into the season knowing that the offense would take some time to grow and mature. Head Coach Yves Prince and his staff were hoping it would happen sooner than later.

Mamou shows offensive power against Tarpons

The Mamou Green Demons came out on fire Friday night and destroyed the South Cameron Tarpons by a score of 33-7. Dylan Duplechain and Daniel Matthews led the way offensively for the Demons. Duplechain would finish the night with nine of 12 passing for 165 yards and one touchdown.

Residents evacuated due to chemical leak

On September 12, at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call regarding a possible chemical spill in the 100 block of Main Street. 0

School district making long-delayed improvements

Rackell Goodley, standing between Superintendent Toni Hamlin and Principal Troy Fontenot, is the Mamou Elementary teacher in the newly painted classroom for students with severe/profound disabilities.

The Evangeline School District is drawing on funds from the sale of timber harvested on its property in the Mamou and Turkey Creek to pay for painting and window replacement at all 12 schools within its jurisdiction.

Area gets spectacular publicity in cuisine magazine article

The magazine's publisher, Susan Ford, was impressed with the newly refurbished cabins at Chicot State Park. Photos provided courtesy Louisiana Cuisine & Culture magazine, David Gallent, photographer and Culinary Institute of America trained chef.

Last May, Camille Fontenot got a phone call from St. Landry tourism asking for a favor. That favor led to some spectacular publicity in the September/October issue of Louisiana Cuisine & Culture magazine.

Ammonia leak shuts down Main and LaSalle streets in Ville Platte

Louisiana State Police, the Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office, Ville Platte Police Department and Ville Platte Fire Department were all out in force Thursday night, shortly before 9 p.m. as an ammonia leak was detected.

SWAT team finds man with assistance of city marshal and VPPD

Warrant Officer Horace Johnson, left, and Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie, right, pose with members of the Lake Charles SWAT team.

The Ville Platte City Marshal’s Warrant Officer Horace Johnson along with Ville Platte Police Officer Cody Savoie assisted the Lake Charles SWAT team in locating a suspect they believed was hiding in Ville Platte.

Bulldogs, Bearcats square off in offensive showdown

Terez Alfred runs for paydirt behind a block from Dayton Jackson.

It may not be the Fourth of July, but we may just see some offensive fireworks Friday night in Basile as the Bearcats host the Ville Platte Bulldogs in what will be one of the most exciting games of the season. Both Basile and Ville Platte are 1-0 coming into the contest.


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JaQualen Doucet earned 12 points in the game against Church Point.

The district 5-3A season continued in full force Tuesday night for both the Ville Platte Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs, as they hosted Church Point High School.


On January 7, Ville Platte Mayor Jennifer Vidrine and Judge Greg Vidrine visited the second grade students at Ville Platte Elementary.


Michael James Allen

July 14, 1952 - January 29, 2015
Funeral services will be held for Michael James Allen, 62, of Mamou, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Mamou at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 31. Burial will follow in the Pine Claire Cemetery.

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