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Mike Couvillon

Couvillon wins Sheriff race in Vermilion Parish

There will be some familiar faces returning to their respective elected positions in Vermilion Parish, with a few new faces as well, after polls closed on Saturday’s election day.
Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon will get a fifth term after a win Saturday against challenger Lance Broussard. Couvillon received ?10,421 votes (56%) Broussard, who served 35 years Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office received 8,061 votes (44%).

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Federal judge denies issuing restraining order against three Vermilion Parish School Board members

Superintendent Jerome Puyau asked Federal Judge Robert R. Summerhays to grant a temporary restraining order against three school board members.
After 45 minutes of hearing attorney arguments, Summerhays denied issuing a temporary restraining order against board members Laura LeBeouf, Kibbie Pillette and David Dupuis.
Had the judge approved the restraining order, LeBeouf, Pillette and Dupuis could not vote on anything dealing with Puyau.

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Stolen car crashes by Maurice Elementary; school goes on lockdown

MAURICE - The Village of Maurice had a scare Tuesday at around 2 p.m.
At that time, Maurice Chief of Police Guy Nerrin received word from the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office that a stolen black Kia was heading south on La. 167 towards Maurice.
A male was in the process of robbing a house in Lafayette Parish and then escaped by stealing the Kia.
A Maurice patrolman spotted the vehicle entering Maurice. The Kia turned left off of La. 167 and drove in front of Maurice Elementary, causing a mandatory lock-down.

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Emergency workers stand near the motorcycle after it hit a SUV. The driver of the bike was taken to Abbeville General.

Motorcycle hits SUV on La. 82 north

At 10:30 Tuesday morning, there was a two vehicle accident on La. 82 north, behind McDonald's in Abbeville.
Unofficially, a motorcycle traveling north on La. 82 hit an SUV traveling south on La. 82.
The motorcycle came to a stop in the north bound lane, while the driver of the SUV pulled over and had damage to the front of the vehicle.
As of 11a.m., no names were released. The driver of the motorcycle suffered injuries and was taken to Abbeville General and is expected to recover.



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