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

Annual Belaire Cove Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff set

The 25th Annual Belaire Cove Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff will be held Sunday, April 27, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Belaire Cove Chapel (located off of Highway 167 East outside of Ville Platte).

Fontenot pitches gem over Oral Roberts

McNeese Sophomore Kaleb Jon Fontenot lets a pitch fly against Oral Roberts University.

LAKE CHARLES – Ville Platte native and Sacred Heart Alumni right-handed pitcher Kaleb Fontenot scattered only four hits and did not allow a run in seven and a third innings Sunday as he helped lea

Panthers maintain perfect league record with recent win

Pine Prairie’s offense rattled off 14 runs against Church Point.

The Panthers of Pine Prairie (13-5, 4-0) maintained their perfect league record with a 14-4 win over the Lady Bears of Church Point.

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.


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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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