LAFAYETTE PARISH – On Thursday, July 28, at approximately 11:20 pm, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Hwy. 167 near Teljean Road in Lafayette Parish. The crash claimed the life of 57-year-old Brent Abshire of Kaplan.

Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Terry Landry and Rep. Stuart Bishop (seated L-R) take part in a panel organized by One Acadiana.

Driving the roads in Louisiana leaves a little bit to be desired. The issue facing the state in making improvements in that regard is a $12.7 billion hole for road and bridge repairs and maintenance. An avenue for those who desire better roads, as well as bridges, in the state is an increase in the state’s gasoline tax.

Father Felix David Broussard

ST. MARTIN – Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations - Special Victims Unit arrested a Catholic Priest in St. Martin Parish. The arrest was the result of an investigation into his possible possession of pornography involving juveniles.

Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Terry Landry and Rep. Stuart Bishop (seated L-R) take part in a panel organized by One Acadiana.

Father Felix David Broussard

Proceeds for Fishing for Memories Rodeo reached $125,000 mark

In the photo (front row, left to right) is Carrick, Pierce, and Holly Boffy with Tricia Ory from the Alzheimer’s Association. Commissioners are ( from left to right) Carlton Campbell, Wayne LeBleu, Tim Creswell, Bud Zaunbrecher and
Jimmie Steen.

Proceeds from Fishing for Memories were donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Tuesday evening at the Abbeville Harbor and Terminal Board meeting.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff responds to Ethics Board ruling

This is the house that Sheriff Couvillon purchased at the Sheriff's Sale for $58,000.

Long-time Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon wants the public to understand the key points when it came to him purchasing a home at a Sheriff’s Sale last year.

Delcambre wins an award

Delcambre Port Director Wendell Verret, third from left, accepts the Spirit of Community Award on behalf of the Town of Delcambre during the Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla. Other members of the Climate Community of Practice from Louisiana congratulating the town include Nicole Love of The Nature Conservancy, left, Jennifer Gerbasi from Terrebonne Parish Planning and Zoning, Lauren Land and Dianne Lindstedt of Louisiana Sea Grant, Henri Boulet of Louisiana 1 Coalition, Jim Wilkins, Melissa Daigle and Katie Lea of Louisiana Sea Grant.

DELCAMBRE - The town of Delcambre has been recognized for its efforts in planning for a changing climate.

Another shooting in Abbeville

On Wednesday at approximately 6:34 p.m., the Abbeville Police Department responded to the complaint of shots fired in the area of Oak and Hayes Streets.

Teen found safe

Shaina Crochet

Update: teen has been located and is safe.

Abbeville Police investigate theft of mower from Stine

The three suspects load the mower on a trailer attached to a single-cab Chevrolet at Stine in Abbeville. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Abbeville Police Department at 893-2511.

The Abbeville Police Department is currently investigating the theft of a Husqvarna, Zero-Turn lawn mower from Stines.

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Sports

Evan Dubois warms up before a recent 29er game.

The vacations are over and now it’s time to get back to work for the Gulf Coast Bank 29er American Legion team.

Lifestyle

Jamieon Isaiah Walker
A son, Jamieon Isaiah Walker, was born, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Abbeville General to Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Walker of Abbeville.

Obituaries

The life of Mrs. Brenda Willis Matthews will be celebrated on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11:00a.m. with a Catholic funeral service at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville, Louisiana.

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