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Vermilion Parish Police Juror does not want to tell people what to do with their property

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza approached the Vermilion Parish Police Jury to ask them to create a sign ordinance for five unincorporated ‘islands” in the city limits.
Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza and two council members, Brady Broussard Jr. and Roslyn White, attended Monday night’s police jury meeting to ask if the police jury could create a special sign ordinance. The new ordinance would not allow electronic billboards on the four other unincorporated pieces of land in Abbeville.

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Maurice announces road closure, detour

MAURICE — Due to the need to replace the culverts crossing Andre Avenue, the intersection of Andre Ave and East Lafayette will be closed on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2021 until Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.
Traffic and access to areas on Andre will have to detour on Vincent.
“We are sorry for this inconvenience but this is necessary for repairs to be made,” Maurice Mayor Wayne Theriot said.

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Gary Lee Sellers Jr.

Search for Kaplan suspect continues

KAPLAN — Kaplan Chief of Police Joshua Hardy said Monday morning that his department is continuing the search for a man involved in a fatal shooting last week.
Hardy said the suspect is Gary Lee Sellers Jr. Police describe Sellers as a white male with brown eyes, height at 5’11”, and weighing around 167 pounds. Hardy said Sellers should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Sellers’ whereabouts can contact the Kaplan Police Department at 643-8602.

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