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Elijah Wilson

Abbeville man arrested for attempted murder

​On July 28, at approximately 4:50 a.m., patrol officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to a call from an address on East Lafayette Street.
The complainant stated that his son had been stabbed.
An investigation has determined that during an altercation, the suspect, identified as Elijah Wilson, 22, of Abbeville, stabbed the victim numerous times with a knife. The 24-year-old victim was treated at a local hospital and released. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

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Texas Man Killed in Two-Vehicle Crash in Acadia Parish

CROWLEY – Shortly after 5:30 a.m. on July 29, Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy 100 east of McCain Road in Acadia Parish.
The crash claimed the life of 55-year-old Norges Ortiz of Houston, TX.
The preliminary investigation by State Police revealed Ortiz was driving a 2012 Nissan Versa westbound on LA Hwy 100. For unknown reasons, Ortiz crossed the center line into the eastbound lane of travel. Upon doing so the Nissan struck an eastbound 2004 Chevrolet Silverado.

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Abbeville Police Officers Jason Hebert (left) and James Wood stand guard in front of the door where the school board members went into executive secession.

Abbeville Police will no longer provide security at school board meetings

The Abbeville Police Department will no longer provide security for School Board meetings.
For the last year, the Abbeville Police Department has been providing the school board with officers who were not on duty. A year ago it only took one officer to attend the meeting. Then this summer, Abbeville Police Chief Bill Spearman said two officers were needed for security.
After Thursday’s meeting, the Chief decided the Abbeville Police Department will not be furnishing anymore off duty officers. He wrote a letter to the school board letting them know.

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Scott Broussard

Scott Broussard announces bid for District 11 seat on Vermilion Parish Police Jury

Hello friends. My name is Scott Broussard and I would like to announce my candidacy for the District 11 seat on the Vermilion Parish Police Jury.
Being a police juror would be an incredible opportunity for me to serve the people of District 11 and to work with the other members of the Vermilion Parish Police Jury to keep Vermilion parish moving forward.



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