Synthetic marijuana has been a highlighted issue recently, with many law enforcement agencies warning of its dangers. The sale of synthetic marijuana is illegal in Louisiana. Abbeville Councilman-at-large Francis Plaisance said he would like to see the same designation for drug paraphernalia.

This is one of the stores Manning/Menard Oil operates in Lafayette.

Abbeville based Manning Menard Oil Co., Inc. was named the state’s top performer by ExxonMobil for providing an exceptional customer service experience and achieving the highest overall site experience score in Louisiana.

It is still not known how this Chevy caught fire and burned in a sugar cane field last week north of Abbeville.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff Office is trying to put the pieces together on why a black Chevrolet truck burned in a sugar cane field last week. On Tuesday, Major Darryl LeBlanc of the Sheriff’s Office released the name of the owner of the truck after matching vin numbers.

This is one of the stores Manning/Menard Oil operates in Lafayette.

It is still not known how this Chevy caught fire and burned in a sugar cane field last week north of Abbeville.


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.

'Large' Fishing for Memories Rodeo held in Intracoastal City

Lane Romero said because he was at a fishing rodeo, he wanted to ride on a fish. He climbed on this 85 pound alligator garfish. (photo by Leah Trahan).

“Large” may be the best word to describe the 2014 Fishing for Memories Rodeo held this past weekend in Intracoastal City.



The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles after their 42-35 win over North Vermilion is the parish tournament championship Thursday night. VC won their fourth straight parish tournament.

For the fourth year in a row, the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles won the parish tournament, this time with a 42-35 win over North Vermilion.


The Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville’s annual Christmas
Social was hosted by Chapter President, Laurie Hulin
at Hulin Farms on Tuesday, December 2. Members are shown in above picture.


Board members include (seated) Laurie Hulin,
Nicole DesOrmeaux
(standing) Jamie Hebert, Megan Lalande, Kimi
Gaspard, Dr. Anita

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