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VP council discusses ways to stop loitering at gas stations

After all the pomp and circumstance of the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday afternoon, the mayor and city council of Ville Platte got to work and discussed options of curtailing the loitering problem at two of the city’s gas stations.
Councilman Mike Perron posed the question to Chief Neal Lartigue following reports of loitering problems at the Shell Y-Not Stop on the corner of Tate Cove and LaSalle and at East End Exxon on the corner of Main and Chataignier on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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Couple feels VP officers violated their Fourth amendment rights

On Tuesday, a Ville Platte couple accused the Ville Platte Police Department of violating their constitutional rights by using a warrant to search their home which they do not believe was valid.
In a report from KATC news this issue stems from an incident that happened Monday evening at an apartment on North Latour Street in Ville Platte.

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House fire results in father arrested for leaving child unattended

A Monday morning house fire has resulted in the arrest of a 30-year-old Ville Platte man.
According to a Lafayette television news station, Kriger Jones was booked in the Evangeline Parish Jail following the fire that broke out at around 8:30 a.m. Monday. The television news station reported a child, who was left unattended in the home, was rescued from the fire.
Firefighters from Fire District #2 responded to the house fire which occurred in the 1200 block of Fruge Street.

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Restoring Morgan City history

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On Saturday the Bayou Old Time Engine and Power Association got together at Audie’s Air Conditioning Inc. on Sandra Street to start the reassembly of the 1922 American LaFrance fire engine. It belongs to the city of Morgan City and is the second motorized fire truck that the city owned. Twelve members showed up to help, along with Assistant Fire Chief John Price and Chief Alvin Cockerham. Audie Taquino of Audie's Air Conditioning said that after a couple of more work days, the engine "should be ready to grace the streets of Morgan City."

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Pictured are two historic buildings along Ville Platte’s Main Street. The street is one of the Evangeline Chamber of Commerce is working to enhance curb appeal on to bring Ville Platte back to life. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

Chamber looks to transform Ville Platte’s curb appeal

Prepare for a transformation as the Evangeline Chamber of Commerce has begun its effort to revitalize downtown Ville Platte.
This task is set to consist of an array of programs that will range from partnering with business owners to clean up the front of businesses as well as painting buildings that line the Main Street drag.


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