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Accident causes lights to go out in Abbeville

As much as half of Abbeville lost power early Thursday morning.
An electrical crew from the city responded around 4 a.m. after a crash, near Super 1 Foods, on the La. 14 Bypass, which led to damage to two primary electrical lines. The crew had power restored around 6 a.m.
“It was a major outage,” Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza said. “Most of the south and east sides of the city were affected. Our electrical superintendent said it was close to half the town.
“That is around 2,000 customers.”

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Today, the gates are locked at the old Herod High School, which is owned by the Police Jury.

What to do with the old Herod High School in Abbeville?

Today, the old Herod High School on Martin Luther King Drive in Abbeville sits empty, but some Abbeville citizens want to bring it back to life.
The school opened in 1955 and closed as a high school around 1970 with consolidation. In the 1970s and 1980s, the school was used for students in elementary and middle school.

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Jamie Bergeron worked for Acadian Ambulance for 30 years.

Cajun musician Jamie Bergeron fired by Acadian Ambulance after posting cartoon

A Cajun musician is without a job after he was fired because of a cartoon he posted on the Internet.
Jamie Bergeron of Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns, a successful recording group with at least seven albums and a successful touring, nightclub and festival schedule, got into trouble after posting a cartoon of a car hitting protesters in a roadway under the heading, “All Lives Splatter.” Another post suggested “my brakes have been acting up” when referencing people who protest in the roadways.

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Vermilion Parish changes high school graduation dates and times

On Monday, Governor Edwards indicated that the “Stay at Home” order would be lifted beginning Friday, May 15, 2020 and the State of Louisiana would enter into Phase 1.
With this latest update, the Vermilion Parish Interim Superintendent Brad Prudhomme, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal, has revised the graduation guidance for Vermilion Parish High Schools.
The school district released a statement about graduation:

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Edrick LeBlanc was arrested by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Friday morning.

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Wrigley, a three-year old Goldendoodle, was killed last week, allegedly by his neighbor.

Neighbor arrested for allegedly killing Goldendoodle in Delcambre

Friday morning at around 8:30, Edrick LeBlanc of Delcambre was arrested for allegedly killing Wrigley, a three-year-old Goldendoodle.
LeBlanc was charged with one count of cruelty to animals, which is a felony. His bond was set at $12,000. If convicted, LeBlanc could face jail time and be fined as much as $5,000.
Wrigley’s body was found floating in a drainage ditch at the end of Country Drive Road, next to Landry Park in Delcambre. There was a gun shot to his head.

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