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A new direction

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New Mamou Chief of Police Brent Zackery is looking to protect his hometown with a stronger police presence in the community, and by reaching out to the youths to help them avoid going down the wrong path.
(Gazette photo by Heather Bogard)

MAMOU — Brent Zackery felt that it was God’s plan for him to serve his hometown.
“I am a praying man and feel that I was put here for a reason,” Zackery said. “I can’t fail the town or God. I want to give my all to do everything the right way.”

VPPD makes drug arrest

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The small bags of drugs, cash and firearm that Ville Platte Police Department seized during the recent arrest of Carolanda Williams can be seen on a table at the police department. (Photo courtesy of Connie Lamke)

Ville Platte Police Department recently made a drug bust after receiving an anonymous tip.

Eunice man leads police on high speed chase through two parishes

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According to an Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office press release, on “May 10, 2016, an Evangeline Parish Sheriff Deputy while conducting a Traffic Enforcement Detail observed a subject on a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed.”

Freeman’s bond set at $100,000; June 2 picked as arraignment date

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Elaine Freeman

Elaine Freeman appeared before 13th Judicial District Judge Gary Ortego on Thursday for her bond hearing.
Authorities were in search of the 32-year-old female after she abducted 12-year-old Jalon Bradley from Mamou High School around 3:15 p.m. on April 26, 2016.


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