KAPLAN - Kade Abshire could have been sentenced to 30 years in prison for vehicular homicide, but because it was his best friend he killed in a truck accident two years ago, Abshire will not be going to jail.

Students at Erath High left notes and flowers for their former teacher, Amy Brown Noel.

ERATH - Since the death of Erath High School teacher Amy Brown Noel, her classroom door has been closed, and there is a good chance it will remain closed the rest of the school year.

Aaron Dartest will be the new Abbeville High Wildcat mascot.

Thursday night is a big night for one Abbeville High School senior. Aaron Dartest will make his debut as the new Abbeville High School Wildcat Mascot in the home opener to begin the season.

Students at Erath High left notes and flowers for their former teacher, Amy Brown Noel.

Aaron Dartest will be the new Abbeville High Wildcat mascot.

U.S. Honor Flag arrives in Abbeville for Bares' funeral

The pilot of American Airlines takes off his white gloves that he used to handle the Honor Flag and gives them to Deputy David Trahan. In the background is Sgt. Nick Guidry holding the Honor Flag next to his heart.

It is not every day your assignment for the next two days is to make sure no human hands touch the United States Honor Flag that has been nearly 6 million miles around the Earth.

Gueydan Health Mart burglarized

Gueydan Health Mart burglarized Thursday, August 26 around 5:45 a.m.

GUEYDAN - Vermilion Parish Sheriff Department and the Gueydan Police Department are looking for one or more suspects after an early morning break in at the Gueydan Health Mart Pharmacy.

‘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.



VC quarterback Gage Trahan (9) throwing to Payton Trahan. Gage completed four of nine passes for 89 yards.

LAFAYETTE – The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles have work to do – nothing that can't be addressed, but work to do nonetheless – after dropping a 12-6 decision to Opelousas Catholic on Thursday


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.

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