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

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards to run for political office

Edwin Edwards makes his announcement.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about the 86-year-old’s political future.

KAPLAN POLICE REPORT

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Most famous Pony in Abbeville was auctioned off for more than $5,000; Erath man purchased it

The new owner of Pony is Boo Landry (left). Taking a picture with Landry are Judith and Gerald Ognibene, who owned Pony as it road at Frank's Drive Inn

The Ognibene family purchased the carnival horse called "Pony" that road thousands of children for only $500 in 1968. The children road the horse at Frank's Drive Inn in Abbeville for 28 years.

First mom, now daughter selected Snooks queen in Erath

The 2014 Snooks Court are (left to right) Catherine Domingues, queen Caitlin Domingues and Lena Issa.

The 2014 court for the Snooks Relay in Erath was announced last week and making the court were Catherine Domingues, queen Caitlin Domingues and Lena Issa. Catherine and Caitlin are sisters.

Legacy lawsuits may hurt future drilling in Vermilion Parish

Don Briggs speaks to Vermilion Chamber of Commerce members about the oil and gas industry.

Vermilion Parish has the second largest amount of legacy lawsuits against oil and gas companies, which could hurt future drilling in the parish, according to an oilfield expert.

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Sports

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Obituaries

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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