Acadia Sheriff: 2 are suspects to multiple burglaries

A couple from Acadia Parish face multiple charges in connection with burglaries, according to Acadia Parish Sheriff K.P. Gibson.
Gibson identified the suspects as Christopher Byerley, 38, of Broussard and April Viguerie, 37, of Erath. Both are charged with four counts of possession of stolen property, 11 counts of possession of firearms by convicted felons and one count of possession of a unregistered firearm, he stated in a news release.
Their bail has been set at $60,000.

Abbeville Police take part in alcohol sting

On the night of Aug. 17, the Abbeville Police Department in conjunction with Alcohol Tobacco Control and the Vermilion Parish Narcotics Task Force worked an undercover operation where minors purchased alcohol from local businesses and clubs within the city limits of Abbeville.
During the operation, many establishments were found in compliance with the laws and ordinances pertaining to alcohol sales.

The following businesses were cited for the following violations.

From left to right: Coach Jabain August, Phillip McCoy, Deion Williams,
Brianna Ritchie, Keyiada Wilson, Arielle Harrison, Sha’Niya Latson, Madison Ritchie, & Mrs. Racheal Chapman. Not pictured, Namaya Levine.

Pastor Walter August Jr., second from left, meets with the Abbeville High students
during their recent trip to Houston. August invited the teens to take part in “High School Students Summit Retreat.”

Along with their counterparts from Houston, the Abbeville High students toured NASA.

‘Special’ trip to Houston: Abbeville High students take part in Summit

World travelers will tell you that a trip can be a life-changing event.
That can even be true for trips that are not necessarily a world away.
Last month, eight students from Abbeville High School spent five days in Houston as part of an extension of Pathways to Success, the program that for the past few years has brought speakers and mentors into Vermilion Parish schools to work with students. Phillip McCoy, Deion Williams, Brianna Ritchie, Keyiada Wilson, Arielle Harrison, Sha’Niya Latson, Madison Ritchie and Namaya Levine attended the trip.

Jerome Puyau

Committee named to investigate Puyau

The investigation is now underway against Superintendent Jerome Puyau.
A three-person committee was named at the Thursday night school board meeting to investigate allegations against Puyau. School employees had until 5 p.m. on Friday to officially turn in their allegations to school board president Stacy Landry.
Investigating the allegations will be two school board members and one new school board attorney.

State Attorney General’s Office’s e-mail convinces school board not to declare emergency to build North Vermilion Middle pavilion

The School Board decided not to declare an emergency declaration when it comes to building a pavilion at North Vermilion Middle School.
School Board member Chris Gautreaux made a motion at Thursday’s meeting to take back the emergency declaration and go out for public bids to build the pavilion.
They voted 8-0 to take back the emergency declaration.
The reason they changed their minds is because they received an e-mail from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office questioning why the board declared an emergency declaration to build a pavilion.


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