In Texas, you get thrown into jail for stealing a man’s horse. In Louisiana, the same can be said for a crawfish thief.
The Louisiana State Police are noticing a trend that is disturbing to the officers who work crashes. Over the last few years, more and more children are not restrained in vehicles.

Abbeville fireman Beau Barres explains to the kids about the fire trucks.

A group of parents decided instead of  letting their children sit around the house and do nothing, they want to show them there is a world out there to see.

Abbeville fireman Beau Barres explains to the kids about the fire trucks.

Burnt truck in Vermilion Parish belonged to man from Duson

It is still not known how this Chevy caught fire and burned in a sugar cane field last week north of Abbeville.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff Office is trying to put the pieces together on why a black Chevrolet truck burned in a sugar cane field last week.

Mouton gets 40 years for carjacking

Terrance Mouton

Terrance Mouton will serve 40 years in prison for his role in a 2012 Abbeville carjacking.

Two from Vermilion among Fall 2014 Outstanding Graduates at UL Lafayette

Photo: Eight students will be honored as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Alumni Association's Outstanding Graduates during Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies on Friday. The Outstanding Graduates, one from each of eight academic colleges, are flanked by Margaret Trahan, president of the UL Lafayette Alumni Association Executive Board, and Dr. Joseph Savoie, University president. They are, from left: Taylor McCaulley, College of Liberal Arts; Merlin Dartez Jr., Ray P. Authement College of Sciences; Emma Trahan, College of General Studies; Austen Catlin, College of Engineering; Garrett Darbonne, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions; Nicholas Lott, College of the Arts; Alexandra Dardar, B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration; and April Begnaud, College of Education.

LAFAYETTE — Eight students, including Alexandra Dardar and Emma Trahan, both from Vermilion Parish, will be honored during Fall 2014 Commencement ceremonies as the University of Louisiana at Lafaye

New Leader At Gueydan High School

Starting on Jan. 5, 2015, Brandy Broussard will be the principal at Gueydan High School.

GUEYDAN — Part of taking a new job is having to get used to new surroundings.
Brandy Broussard doesn’t have to worry about that.

Gonzales man arrested for child porn

Everett Carter

(GONZALES, LA) — A joint law enforcement effort has led to the arrest of a Gonzales man on 31 counts of possessing pornography involving juveniles, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell.

Special Christmas Display

This home on Dutel Street in Abbeville has more than 20 pictures of people who have tragically lost their life in Vermilion Parish. She has photos of people who were murdered, including Allen Bares, John Hardy and Rita Jordan. There are also photos of young people who lost their life.

Like many this time of year, Carolyn Boudreaux’s home is decorated for Christmas.

White truck found burning in sugar cane field north of Abbeville

The entire truck burned within minutes. It is not known if the truck was set on fire or if it is an accident.

After receiving a 911 phone call, the Maurice Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to put out a truck fire at a loading site of a sugar cane field on Roosevelt Road, a mile west of the Woodla

Three people arrested in Vermilion hotel

James Nolan Sandoz II,

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.

Vermilion Parish School Board employee gets stuck in elevator

The firemen try to remove a person stuck in the elevator at the school board central office on Thursday.

A school board employee was happy to see a group of firemen Thursday afternoon in the Central Office of the School Board .

State warns of possible phone scam

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is warning the public of a potential scam that has been reported in the Lafayette area.



Erath second baseman Bren Faulk prepares for a pitch during the game against Fairview Thursday.

The Erath Bobcat baseball team rebounded from a tough loss against St. Charles with a 10-0 win at home against Fairview Thursday evening.


A’xyli Zanae Nunez
A daughter, A’zyli Zanae Nunez was born Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Abbeville General Hospital to Charnisa Lenitra Nunez of Abbeville.

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