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Helping with the Peace Walk are (left to right) Fr. Don Bernard, Apostle Crystal Randle, Pastor Lawrence Levy and John Listi of St. Mary Magdalen Church.

‘Peace Walk’ in Abbeville: Churches unite to organize walk on Saturday morning

On Saturday morning, a “Peace Walk” will take place in Abbeville, led by pastors and preachers from different community churches.
The Peace Walk, which is not a demonstration walk, will begin at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Green Baptist Church in Abbeville.
The church is located at the corner of Martin Luther King Drive and Myles Street.
The pastors are encouraging everyone to arrive at 8:30 a.m.

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15-year-old arrested by Abbeville police officers in connection to Sunday shooting

​On Sunday, officers with the Abbeville Police Department received a call of “shots fired” within the city limits of Abbeville. Upon officer’s arrival, officers located a male subject who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The victim was transported to an area hospital for his injuries.
​An investigation was conducted, and suspects were developed. Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant for a 15-year-old male subject was obtained for Attempted 2nd Degree Murder.

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Raegan Germaine Berard


EUNICE — A 40-year-old woman is accused of stealing $45,012.27 from a Eunice business.
Raegan Germaine Berard, of the 300 block of Arceneaux Circle, Scott, was arrested on June 5 and charged with three counts of theft and four counts of access device fraud, according to Sheriff Bobby Guidroz in a news release.
On Dec. 30, 2019, the owners filed a complaint for theft with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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The Vermilion Parish Courthouse

Vermilion Parish Police Jury issues Phase II guidelines for entry to the courthouse

During Phase 2 the Vermilion Parish Police Jury is limiting public access to the Vermilion Parish Courthouse to limit the exposure to the employees in the Courthouse to COVID-19.
The Police Jury hopes by limiting access we will be available to provide needed services if the spread of the virus causes more disruptions.
The Courthouse will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday – Friday with the following restrictions.
These restrictions began last Friday and will continue as long as the state is in Phase 2.

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William Estelle, Sr.


The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM), in collaboration with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, has arrested an Abbeville man for setting a fire inside of his ex-girlfriend’s home and stealing some of her belongings while she and their child were inside.
William Estelle, Sr., 42 , was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail on one count each of Aggravated Arson and Simple Burglary.
In the morning hours of June 1, the SFM was requested by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist with an investigation in the 200 block of Celeste Street in Abbeville.



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