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Several bullets strike vehicle carrying children, one adult injured in Abbeville

An investigation is underway by the Abbeville Police Department into shots fired at a vehicle that had children inside and left one adult injured.
​On Dec. 30, 2019, the Abbeville Police Department received a call of shots being fired at an individual. Patrol officers responded to the area and located a vehicle with bullet holes in it.
​The subsequent investigation determined that a vehicle, which was occupied by both adults and minor children, had been shot at while the vehicle was on the north side of town. The vehicle had been struck by several bullets.

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California Judge temporarily blocks ban that would harm Louisiana alligator industry

BATON ROUGE – A federal judge in California has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting enforcement of that state’s effort to ban the sale and importation of alligator and crocodile products, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Friday (Dec. 27).
California’s ban, which would devastate Louisiana’s lucrative alligator product industry, was scheduled to go into effect on Jan.1, 2020. Louisiana officials also worried this ban would harm coastal conservation efforts associated with the maintenance of alligator habitats.

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Abbeville Police arrest man allegedly involved in armed robbery on Christmas Eve

​On December 24, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers with the Abbeville Police Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery at Gamestop, located at 3001 Veteran’s Memorial Drive.
According to the Abbeville Police Department, an officer who happened to be working an off-duty detail in the area did not witness the robbery but was able to notice an individual running from the area immediately prior to officers getting the call of the robbery.

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Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry speaks Friday morning during the

Memorial honors fallen officers from Vermilion Parish

ABBEVILLE — There is an understanding among members of the law enforcement family; the next shift may be their last.
Members of the Vermilion Parish law enforcement family and others gathered Friday morning at the Abbeville Police Department for the John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial, remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
The memorial is held each December by the Fraternal Order of Police John “Dooley” Hardy Memorial Lodge 48 to honor fallen officers from Vermilion Parish.



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