Mary Lou Diggs talks to the Abbeville Police about her son's death in 1997.

Mary Lou Diggs believes in God. It’s the Lord who keeps her going each day. She needs all the help she can get to survive each day because over the last 17 years, two of her sons were murdered and another son is spending the rest of his life in prison for murder.

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Abbeville City Councilman Wayne Landry organized a town hall meeting weeks ago to discuss the open homicide cases in both Abbeville and Vermilion Parish, not knowing exactly what would come of it. Four of the cases occurred in Landry’s District D.

Amy Brown Noel

An Erath High School teacher succumbs to injuries from a single car accident on La. 14 between Delcambre and New Iberia. Amy Brown Noel, who is an organ donor, was pronounced dead Thursday morning at Lafayette General Hospital.

Mary Lou Diggs talks to the Abbeville Police about her son's death in 1997.

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Amy Brown Noel

‘A blessing straight from heaven’

Eric Gauthier of Baker Hughes applies some paint to the doors at Briggs Learning for Life in Abbeville. Baker Hughes employees teamed with United Way of Acadiana Friday as part of the service group’s annual “Day of Action.” More than 50 similar projects took place Friday.

Making a difference can be as simple as picking up a paint brush.

Suspect allegedly knew Bares was a police officer before shooting him

State Police’s Stephen Hammons walks along Martin Luther King Drive with his rifle. The State Police helped the Abbeville Police Department and the Sheriff’s Office in their search for the two alleged killers on Monday.

Allen Bares Jr. identified himself as a Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s deputy prior to being shot and killed Monday afternoon.

Joint Press Conference regarding Monday shooting

Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police, held a press conference Tuesday, June 24, 2014, involving the shooting death of deputy

Allen Bares: 'protecting and serving with his last breath'

Allen Bares Jr. worked as a law enforcement agent for 12 years.

Allen Bares Jr. may not have been working Monday for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, but that does not mean he was not a police officer protecting Vermilion Parish.

Abbeville under lockdown while police search for killers

The Vermilion Parish Swat Team walk down Martin Luther King Drive in search of the alleged killers.

Off Martin Luther KIng Drive in Abbeville, law enforcement agencies are going house to house searching for the two people who shot and killed an off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputy on Monday a

Off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputy shot and killed; law enforcement agents looking for two men who possibly shot him and stole his truck

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office questioned sugar cane farmers who saw two men driving off in a Chevy truck that belonged to the off-duty Sheriff deputy, who was shot Monday afternoon.

An off-duty Vermilion Parish Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Monday around 4 p.m. on South Hospital Drive, located south of Abbeville, and his truck was stolen by the alleged shooters.

93 Vermilion students compete at 4-H University

The Vermilion 4-H University delegation, volunteer leaders and agents gather in Baton Rouge.

Numbers were slightly down from the more than 100 students Vermilion Parish brought to 4-H University last year.

Fisherman injured early Sunday morning in boating accident on Intracoastal Canal

A single boat accident occurred on the Intracoastal Canal in Intracoastal City Sunday morning. The driver of the boat was air lifted to a local hospital.

James Thompson Jr was injured early Sunday morning, just after midnight, after his boat crashed into the bank right past the 4-Mile Canal on the Intracoastal Canal.



The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles preparing for Opelousas Catholic on Monday. Eagles play Thursday at 6 p.m at Teurlings High School.

Game week is always intense in football, even if it is only the week of the jamboree.


Ashley Domingue and Charles Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Domingue of Kaplan, La. along with Ms. Tina Newman and Mr. Charles L. Hunter, Sr. of Lake Charles, La.


NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Darryl James Delcambre, age 65, at 10:00 am Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Evangeline Funeral Home with Fr. Nathan Comeaux officiating.

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