On Tuesday, December 23, at approximately 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of shooting in the 600 block of North Chataignier.

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Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported two men have been arrested for attempted second degree murder in the shooting of Franco Doucet on East Beech Street December 17. Lartigue stated that two men have been arrested. A warrant of arrest was issued on December 20, on the following suspects:
Judge Thomas Fuselier dismissed, on Thursday, December 18, the challenge to Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue’s qualifications to run for chief of police, based on his place of residence, brought by Linton Fontenot and Glenn Leleux, who ran against Lartigue for chief of police in this year’s elections.

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West sworn in as district judge

Law partner Jonathan Vidrine swore in the new District Court Judge Chuck West, while West’s wife, Martha, held the Bible on Tuesday, December 23, in the crowded Division B courtroom where West will preside.

Two men charged in last week's shooting

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Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reported two men have been arrested for attempted second degree murder in the shooting of Franco Doucet on East Beech Street December 17.

Trojans have no answer in loss to Northwood

Sacred Heart’s Sean Fontenot burned up the nets in the first quarter with 16 points, including four three-point baskets.

How do you stop a 6’5”, 250 pound opposing center? For the undersized Sacred Heart Trojans, there was no answer. The Northwood of Lena center, Michael Layssard, poured in 24 points, as the Gators handed the Trojans an 82-46 loss at Sacred Heart on Friday.

Lady Trojans roll to non-district win Friday

Erin Fontenot netted eight points in Sacred Heart’s 56-25 win on Friday night.

The Sacred Heart Lady Trojans hosted the Northwood Lady Gators on Friday night in a non-district match-up. The Lady Trojans started slow, but finished with a flurry in running away with a 56-25 win. The win gives Sacred Heart a 6-7 record on the year.

Lady Bulldogs suffer first defeat of the year

Brianna Pete had been a major force in the Lady Bulldogs’ success this season.

An undefeated season is a goal that all teams seek as a new season kicks off. The Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs were one of the teams who sought that goal. However, a key injury to sophomore standout Tyreonna Doucet has aided in stopping that goal from being reached.

Panthers, Lady Panthers split with Plainview

Sylus Carson has given valuable minutes for the Panthers so far this season.

The Pine Prairie Panthers and Lady Panthers went on the road Thursday to take on Plainview High School in a non-district match-up. The Lady Panthers were outmatched as they fell 74-37 to the Lady Hornets. The Panthers continued their hot streak, as they upended the Hornets 56-46.

Lawsuit objecting to police chief's qualifications dismissed

Judge Thomas Fuselier dismissed, on Thursday, December 18, the challenge to Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue’s qualifications to run for chief of police, based on his place of residence, brought by Linton Fontenot and Glenn Leleux, who ran against Lartigue for chief of police in this year’

Rendevous arson trial postponed until June 8

The trial of John Deville on arson charges involving the fire that destroyed the Rondevous Dinner Club last year has been postponed until June 8, in order for court documents to be finalized.

Mamou WalMart to open January 14

White-Spunner Construction, based in Mobile, Alabama, is in the final stretch in the construction of the Walmart Neighborhood Market in Mamou, that will offer groceries, pharmaceuticals, general merchandise and gasoline.

Police question suspects in Tuesday night shooting

Franco Doucet

On December 16, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Ville Platte Police Department responded to a call reporting shots fired on East Beech Street.
Upon arrival, officers found Franco Doucet lying on the ground and learned that he had been shot.

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Sacred Heart’s Sean Fontenot burned up the nets in the first quarter with 16 points, including four three-point baskets.

How do you stop a 6’5”, 250 pound opposing center? For the undersized Sacred Heart Trojans, there was no answer.

Obituaries

Roy Ledoux Fontenot

October 16, 1917 - December 16, 2014
Funeral services were held for Roy Ledoux Fontenot, 97, of Ville Platte, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ville Platte at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 18. Burial followed in the Old Ville Platte Cemetery.

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