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Abbeville Electrical Superintendent Stewart Head repairs the main line in order to get the electricity back on in the city. Power was turned off in the city while Stewart repaired the line.

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The main line is being hooked back up by the Abbeville Electrical Department.

Contractor electrocuted while working on Abbeville power lines; city shuts off electricity for an hour

Around 10:30 on Tuesday morning, power had to be shut off in the City of Abbeville to make repairs after a contractor was electrocuted while working on a live electrical line.
According to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, the contractor is alive, but severely burned. The contractor’s name has not been released.
“He was airlifted to the burn center in Baton Rouge,” Piazza said. “He was talking to the police and firemen who responded before the ambulance transported him from the scene.”
The contractor works for Sol Power Lines.

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Vermilion Parish School Board President cancels committee meeting; catches everyone off guard

It may have been the shortest  Vermilion Parish School Board Committee Meeting ever to take place on Monday night.
After three minutes, the meeting was over.
The school board committee meetings, which have lasted as much as three hours this past summer, was over before anyone knew it even began.
School Board President Laura LeBeouf said the meeting is canceled because agenda items were changed and that there was a conflict of interest. 
LeBeouf said she did not approve the items on the agenda.

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Morse officers arrested Alex George, 21, of Kaplan; he was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail with one charge of Attempted First Degree Murder.

Kaplan man arrested by Morse Police for allegedly shooting into a home

According to KATC, a Kaplan was arrested for allegedly shooting into a home in Morse, La.
On Aug. 9, the Morse Police Department responded to a call of shots fired into a home on the 400 block of Kruttschnitt Avenue.
Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the gunshots were fired from a vehicle.
Officers arrested Alex George, 21, of Kaplan; he was booked into the Acadia Parish Jail with one charge of Attempted First Degree Murder.
A bond has not yet been set.

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This is a pretend active shooter at NVHS on Saturday morning.

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This is a pretend NVHS student running down the halls of NVHS hoping not to get shot.

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These three deputies walk through the halls of NVHS on Saturday morning in search of a pretend shooter.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputies take part in active shooting training at high school

For the last two Saturdays, gunshots have been heard coming from the North Vermilion High School. This time the shots heard were fake, because of an “Active Shooter” training with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies was taking place at the school.
The training will continue through this coming Saturday when Sheriff deputies will be training other law enforcement officers in Vermilion Parish.
Now there is a state law in place that requires law enforcement to conduct active shooting training in their local schools. Senator Bob Hensgens helped write the bill.

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Vermilion Parish has the number one school district in Acadiana, according to a national website.

Web site ranks Vermilion School district as best in Acadiana; sixth best in the state

Once again, a national website has recognized Vermilion Parish School District as having the best school district in Acadiana and the sixth-best district in the state.
Niche.com released its 2020 Best School Districts list based on the data supplied to them by the U.S. Department of Education.
The website gave Vermilion Parish School District an A-minus grade.
In the Acadiana region, Lafayette Parish was second with a B grade, and Acadia Parish was third with also a B grade. Iberia Parish was fourth with a B minus grade.



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