LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson, far right, tells farmers at the St. Landry Parish wheat and feed grain production meeting on Jan. 22 about how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

Louisiana led the nation for the average soybean yield last year, according to the LSU AgCenter soybean specialist. The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released the average state yield of 57 bushels an acre, said Ron Levy, speaking at the St. Landry Parish wheat and feed grain production meeting on Jan. 22.
The arrest of a jailer this month brings to three the number of Eunice Police Department employees on the St. Landry Parish felony court docket. Additionally, a fireman and a former fireman also have charges pending.
Sacred Heart of Ville Platte used a sweep over rival St. Edmund to finish the first half of District 5-1A play in second place behind leader North Central. The Lady Trojans began the night with a 40-24 win over the Lady Jays, while the Trojans battled to a 69-49 victory over St. Edmund.

LSU AgCenter weed scientist Daniel Stephenson, far right, tells farmers at the St. Landry Parish wheat and feed grain production meeting on Jan. 22 about how to manage herbicide-resistant weeds. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

St. Landry arrests

Jan. 30
Mark D. Joubert, age 25, 628 E. Bellevue St., Opelousas, LA, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling, attempted burglary of inhabited dwelling, simple criminal damage to property.

Radio Logs

January 29
Carmen Racquel Hudson, 44, 159 Milburn Lane; driving under suspension, obstructing public passages.

Arrests

Wednesday, January 29
0234 Traffic crash reported at Walmart.
0816 Subject needs police officer in regards to a traffic crash reported in the 1400 block of Darrell Street.

Radio Logs

Monday, January 27
0912 Traffic crash reported at the DMV in Eunice.
1918 Traffic crash reported in the area of Hwy 190 East.
2051 Theft reported in the 300 block of Dulles Street.

Arrests

January 26
Jana Holcomb Faul, 41, 415 Bellare Cove Road, Ville Platte; warrant for simple battery, warrant for simple robbery.

January 27
No arrests made.

Court re-sets Richard sentencing date

Sentencing of former St. Landry Parish School Board member Quincy Richard, who sought a bribe for his vote in the board superintendent selection, has been re-set for Tuesday. It was originally scheduled for Feb. 7.

Beware the faux thaw ... it remains treacherous out there

The drip of ice melting on roofs as home interiors warm tempts some into thinking the thaw has begun -- it hasn't.
The thermometer reads 26-28 degrees and sleet and snow continue to blow across the area glazed over by a pugnacious and persistent winter storm.

Cleco braces for storm's hit

Cleco is prepared for a weather event that could bring ice and snow to its entire service territory. Forecasters predict the possibility of ice accumulation that could result in breaking limbs and trees, causing widespread power outages.

Radio Logs

Friday, January 24
0706 Vehicle in ditch reported in the area of Jake Street.
1402 Theft reported at Verizon Wireless.
1512 Traffic stop reported in the area of Eishenhower and West Magnolia; resulted in arrest.

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Sacred Heart of Ville Platte used a sweep over rival St. Edmund to finish the first half of District 5-1A play in second place behind leader North Central.

Lifestyle

Amber Champagne and Miles Fontenot

Leed Champagne, Jr. and Brenda Champagne of St. Martinville are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amber Champagne, to Miles Fontenot, son of Mark and Eva Fontenot of Eunice.

Obituaries

Banker
LEESVILLE – Services for banker William “Bud” Droddy, Jr. will be Jan. 29. He died Jan. 25 at age 91.

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