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The LeBlanc Volunteer Fire Department got the new truck in last week.

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The department utilized an old bread truck since the mid 1990s.

FEMA grant brings new truck to LeBlanc

LEBLANC — Yes, it may make other departments envious, but for the members of the LeBlanc Volunteer Fire Department, their new service rescue truck is more than just a sweet, new ride.
And for the people the department serves, the truck may just make a life-saving difference.
LeBlanc Fire Chief Ronald Broussard unveiled the new truck this week. Broussard said a grant from FEMA covered a majority of the $262,000 price tag. The department had to cover a five-percent match for the grant.

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American Legion Commander Ted Cope (r) congratulates Firefighter of the Year Cory Frith.

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Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Virgie LeMaire and Commander Ted Cope.

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Citizens of the Year Drs. Jack and Pat Gupta and Commander Ted Cope

American Legion Post 271 recognizes outstanding people in community

The LeJeune-Boudreaux American Legion Post 271 in Kaplan held its 72nd birthday party on March 28th.
The Legion uses this opportunity to recognize outstanding people in the community. This year’s honorees were Firefighter- Cory Frith, Law Enforcement Officer- Virgie Lemaire, and Citizens of the Year- Drs. Jagdish and Padmini Gupta.
Fire Chief Jacob Matthews introduced Cory Frith.

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Delcambre Police investigating shooting that occurred at car wash Thursday night

DELCAMBRE — At 8:22 p.m. Thursday nightm the Delcambre Police received a report of a shooting at the Wizard Car Wash located on La. Hwy. 14 in the town limits.
Upon arrival, officers located a white male victim who had been shot multiple times. This subject was treated at the scene by Delcambre Fire First Responders and Acadian Ambulance personnel, and then transported to Lafayette General Medical Center for further treatment.
This subject has been admitted into ICU with non-life threatening injuries and in stable condition according to Lafayette General staff.

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Chickens have been spotted roaming the streets of Abbeville.

Abbeville working on solution to issue with free-range chickens

Whose chicken is it anyway?
The City of Abbeville is trying to find the answer to that question for the many chickens that are free range in various parts of the city. The Council discussed the issue Tuesday during an ordinance committee meeting.
“We have a recurring problem,” City Attorney Ike Funderburk told the Council during the committee meeting. “No one wants to claim the chickens to be theirs. We don’t have video of them taking the eggs from the chickens, but we do have video of chickens running around neighborhoods.”

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