Six people who accused law enforcement officers in a rural Louisiana community of illegally detaining and secretly jailing them will share settlement proceeds totaling nearly $50,000, according to
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.
By: ELIZABETH WEST
The Chataignier Village Council at Monday’s meeting hired a new police officer on a probationary basis and approved the purchase of new tires for its police unit.
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)
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.