After a seven-hour evacuation time, Morse- and Mermentau Cove-area residents are being allowed to return home at this time. An evacuation was ordered due to a gas leak at about 8:15 a.m. Friday, April 17. The gas leak to several hours to take on.
The following was released by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office via Nixle alert: An evacuation is underway in the Mermentau Cove/Morse area due to a gas leak. Those living in a one mile radius of LaFosse Road and Everglade are being asked to turn off the gas in their homes and leave them at this time.
The Crowley Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a wanted fugitive. Algernon Wilson, 29, of Crowley is described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches in height, weighing 195 pounds with short hair. His last known address is 524 Moore Ave. in Crowley.

Hard freeze expected by mid-week

The line of showers and thunderstorms that drenched Acadia Parish Friday night and Saturday moved out of the area Satur

Guidry in custody

Damien Guidry, who has been sought by the Crowley Police Department for home invasion and attempted murder, was arrested in Jeff Davis P

Anonymous donors provide 28 families with Christmas gifts

CHRISTMAS GIFTS, provided by donors who wish to remain anonymous, filled two rooms in City Hall as Suzette Leonards, right, assisted by her son, Seth, center and his friend, Noah Daigle, organized toys which were destined to brighten Christmas for 28 needy families in Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Twenty-eight local families will have a bright Christmas this year due to the generosity of people who wish to be anonymous, notes Suzette Leonards

Nita McCall wins $750 holiday shopping spree

CHRISTMAS CASH WINNER Nita McCall, left, receives $750 in gift certificates provided by local merchants from Tribune Advertising representative Josie Henry on Monday, Dec. 22. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Nita McCall’s entry was declared the winner of a $750 holiday shopping spree sponsored by the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and local merchants.

Second Chance Paws continues to grow in 5th year

Rotary Club of Crowley program organizer Dana Huval, far left, and Secretary Melinda Malmay, far right, welcomed, from left, Gail Lormand and Angie Foreman from Second Chance Paws to their meeting this week.

Since forming in 2009, there are probably a great deal of dogs running around Acadiana that have Second Chance Paws to thank for their l



Rayne High’s Charlesha Dugas
District 4-4A MVP

In a season that fell just one game short of the Lady Wolves’ goal of the LHSAA Top 28 State Basketball Tournament, it seems All-District selections have fallen short, also.


Fontenot displays a shirt created by LeMaire.

At the Crowley Art Association meeting held at The Gallery on Monday, April 13, artist Lyn Fontenot gave a presentation on the technique of using bleach to create designs on fabric developed by art

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