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.

Mamou council discusses open burning prohibitions

During its monthly meeting Wednesday, January 8, the Mamou Town Council discussed the need for residents to bag leaves so ditches don’t become clogged, causing flooding.

Turkey Creek structure fire leads to arson arrest

The Ward Five Fire Protection District of Evangeline Parish responded to a reported structure fire on Earl Deville Road in Turkey Creek on Saturday, January 4, at approximately 11 p.m.

Car crashes into Citizens Bank

A car crashed into the front wall of Citizens Bank Tuesday, January 7, in an accident that may have left bank employees scared but uninjured.

Hard freeze leaves lots of ice in its wake

Judy Guillory, left, with Acadiana Works and Sonia Ardoin with the Ville Platte Chamber of Commerce look at the results of a broken garden sprinkler Wednesday morning, when the cold surge was still in force. The automatic sprinkler system broke during the night, turning the landscape into an ice garden.

The freezing temperatures we have been experiencing in this area combined with sprinkler systems has left several plants completely encased in ice.

Lady Trojans fall to Lady Bears of CPHS

The Sacred Heart Lady Trojans traveled to Church Point to face a very talented Lady Bears team. It was a tough match-up against the Class 3A squad, which was to be expected.

Sprinkler creates ice garden at chamber office

Judy Guillory, left, with Acadiana Works and Sonia Ardoin with the Evangeline Parish Chamber of Commerce look at the results of a broken gardening sprinkler Wednesday morning, when the cold surge w

Hunters find body of elderly woman

Hunters in the north part of Evangeline Parish called the sheriff’s office Monday, December 6, at 7:51 a.m. to report they found a body lying next to a vehicle.

Police jury accepts donation of property in Basile

The Evangeline Parish Police Jury, during its monthly committee meeting on Monday, January 6, voted to accept the donation of property on the corner of West Stagg and Duplechain avenues in Basile.

Ceasar leads Basile reps on 1A team

It is not often that a football team puts more than one or two football players on an All-State team.

Lady Trojans cruise over Lady Eagles

As the basketball season rolls toward the district season, the Lady Trojans of Sacred Heart continued to rack up wins and gain momentum.


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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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