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Ville Platte Chief Neal Lartigue searches for evidence at a crime scene where a shooting occurred on Thursday. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

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Shooting suspect Tyron Jack is pictured.

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Victim Terry Serie, Jr., is pictured above.

VPPD makes one arrest in fatal shooting on Thursday

On Friday, Ville Platte Chief Neal Lartigue reported that one arrest had been made in a shooting incident that has resulted in the death of one individual.

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Fr. Mitch Guidry, pastor of Our Lady Queen of All Saints Catholic Church in Ville Platte, elevates the monstrance that contains the Blessed Sacrament during a Benediction that preceded the patronal mass of the parish Wednesday. (Gazette photo by Nicholas Jagneaux)

OLQAS holds patronal mass

In 1954, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Ninety-two-year-old Ronald McCauley holds up a glass of water while sitting in his home on West Main Street in Ville Platte. He retired last month from the same Te-Mamou Water District that he helped create in the mid-1960s. He also served as the board’s secretary-treasurer for more than five decades. (Gazette photo by Tony Marks)

Flowing into service

Towering high over the area located between Ville Platte and Bayou Chicot is a water tower that serves the customers of the Te-Mamou Water System.


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