According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, one person has been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center Monday in connection to an early morning shooting that left one person dead.
An Abbeville mother is grateful her family was not injured after a large tree fell on her mobile home Thursday night. Savannah Broussard with her two children and a friend heard the winds picking up while watching television.

Alexis Harrison tries to shake everyone’s hands as she walks through the halls at Herod. AHS Principal Ivy Landry is also shaking all of the students hands.

A group of 2016 Abbeville High graduates went back to where it all began - Herod Elementary. There were 30-plus AHS graduates who showed up in their cap and gown to walk through the halls. Herod Elementary students lined the halls and held up congratulations signs and applauded as the graduates walked by.

Alexis Harrison tries to shake everyone’s hands as she walks through the halls at Herod. AHS Principal Ivy Landry is also shaking all of the students hands.

Lake Charles man killed in crash north of Erath

Not much was left of the 2016 Corvette after it came to a stop. Debris of the car had to be collected and it now sits in a pile. The only thing left of the car was the cab (next to the pile ).

Early Monday, shortly before 12:25 a.m., Louisiana State Police, Troop I responded to a fatal crash on LA Highway 339 near Reno Road in Vermilion Parish.

No tobacco will be allowed on grounds of Abbeville General

Abbeville General has adopted a 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy that will become effective May 1.
As of this date, patients, staff, and visitors will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products of any type, including smokeless and electronic tobacco products, on any part of the hospital campus.

Vermilion Parish School board adopts new insurance plan

Vermilion Parish School Board employees now have new health insurance options to select from.
At Thursday’s meeting, the school board adopted three different health insurance plans with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel installed as 7th Bishop of Lafayette

Lafayette Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel leaves the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette Friday after his installation ceremony. (Photo by JM Walker Photography)

On Friday, April 15, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette hosted the Celebration of the Eucharist and Rite of Installation of His Excellency, the Most Reverend John Douglas Deshotel, DD, as the seventh Bishop of Lafayette. He succeeds the Most Reverend Michael Jarrell, DD, who was among those who participated in Friday’s proceedings.

ATV crash claims life of Church Point woman

ACADIA PARISH — On April 12, 2016, shortly before 6:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of an ATV crash on Louisiana Highway 370 near St.

Whooping crane hatches in wild in Louisiana for first time since 1939

Photo courtesy of LDWF
A whooping crane mother and father attend to their newly hatched chick.

A major milestone was reached this week in the reintroduction of the whooping crane in Louisiana when the first hatching of a chick in the state in more than 75 years occurred in Jefferson Davis Parish.

Abbeville officials support military museum as state cuts loom

The Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum is located at the Chris Crusta Memorial Airport in Abbeville.

Officials in Abbeville have spoken often about the pride of having the Louisiana Military Hall of Fame and Museum located in the city.

School bus loaded with children broad sided by truck this morning

School bus 150 was hit broadside and then pushed into a ditch at the intersection of La. 82 and Jane Street (behind McDonalds), north of Abbeville.

A Vermilion Parish school bus, loaded with 27 children, was struck broadside at around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Rezoning will not happen this year

The Vermilion Parish School Board is expected to push back rezoning for another year, based on a letter School Board President Anthony Fontana sent to his board members on Friday.



Claire Meyers signs on the dotted line and will now be a Ragin Cajun track athlete. In the photo with her are her father Kevin and mother Monica. Her track coaches Mya Touchet and Casey Meador.

Claire Meyers will continue the Meyers family tradition of playing sports for the UL-Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns.


Tatum Ariel Shipley and Bailee Zhanae Irvine were the recipients of NAUW-Vermilion Region Branch scholarships. Presenting the $500 scholarships were Ella Taylor and Bridget Winters. (l-r) Ena Darby, parent; Tatum Ariel Shipley; Bridget Winters; Ella Taylor; Bailey Zhanae Irvine and Tracey Irvine, parent.

The National Association of University Women - Vermilion Region Branch, has again awarded scholarships to two Vermilion Parish graduates.


A Memorial Service was held on May 15, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas, for Monique Allain Meyer, who was born on July 21, 1968, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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