Another election in Evangeline Parish is facing a challenge; this time it’s the office of Ville Platte Chief of Police.

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.

Pine Prairie guard Josh Freeman.

The Pine Prairie Panthers and Lady Panthers opened play in their annual tournament on Wednesday. A total of seven boys and seven girls’ teams came to Pine Prairie to vie for the championship title, which will be decided on Saturday.

Franco Doucet

Pine Prairie guard Josh Freeman.

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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.

Tournament play opens in Pine Prairie Wednesday

Pine Prairie guard Josh Freeman.

The Pine Prairie Panthers and Lady Panthers opened play in their annual tournament on Wednesday. A total of seven boys and seven girls’ teams came to Pine Prairie to vie for the championship title, which will be decided on Saturday.

Pine Prairie sweeps Sacred Heart in non-district play

The Pine Prairie Panthers and Lady Panthers hosted the Sacred Heart basketball squads on Tuesday night in non-district play. The Lady Panthers shot lights out in a 42-39 win. The Panthers scored double figures in every quarter in an 80-73 win.

Demons come up short in overtime loss to Bears

The Mamou Demons travelled to Church Point on Tuesday to take on the Bears. The Demons overcame a slow start to tie the game in the fourth quarter. The effort to send the game into overtime drained Mamou, as they fell 62-59 in the extra period.

Man wanted for Ville Platte murder captured in Texas

Reokinski Thomas

Authorities in Texas have captured a man wanted in the July 22, 2013, shooting death of 32-year-old Joseph John of Ville Platte, who was shot in front of a relative's home.

Cabot employees collect 800 pounds of clothing

Rhonda Deshotels’ office is taken over by some 800 pounds of clothing donated by Cabot Corporation employees. Shown here are most of the clothing. More bags of clothing fill a closet and are piled up in other parts of her office.

Cabot Corporation employees Rhonda Deshotels and Monica Aucoin wanted to find a new way to help the community during the holidays, so they went to the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to get some ideas.

Turkey creek mayor election date announced

A new election for Turkey Creek mayor has been set for February 21. Candidates in the election are again incumbant Heather Cloud and Bert Campbell.

fire fighters give tips on holiday safety

As we head into the Christmas and New Year holidays, the Ville Platte Fire Department and the Evangeline Pariswh Fire District 2 chiefs, officers and fire fighters want to remind the public of some safety tops regarding Christmas trees and fireworks.

EPSB bids farewell to school board member

The Evangeline Parish School Board took time during its meeting Wednesday, December 10, to bid farewell to David Landreneau, outgoing District Six school board member.

VPCC accepts donation for Boys/Girls Club

The Eastern Seventh District Association presents the city with a $1,225 check for the Ville Platte Boys and Girls Club.

At its regular December meeting, the Ville Platte City Council joyfully received more than $2,000 in donations toward the Boys and Girls Club, which is currently in the process of receiving a new home.

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Pine Prairie guard Josh Freeman.

The Pine Prairie Panthers and Lady Panthers opened play in their annual tournament on Wednesday.

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December 7, 1928 - December 15, 2014
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services will be held for Louis B. Johnson, 85, of Pine Prairie, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Pine Prairie at 3 p.m., today, Wednesday, December 17. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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