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GUEYDAN - In the ordinary course of life, parents don't expect to out-live their children. But in the case of one Gueydan family the thought and fear was always there.
An Abbeville man, a teacher at a local middle school, has been charged with three counts of rape. Abbeville Police arrested James Harber shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday.

Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini (kneeling second from left) said her students help make Kaplan High a great place to be an administrator.

KAPLAN — Hard work yields positive results. Look no further than Kaplan High School for evidence of that. The Lady Pirates softball team will be playing in the state tournament later this week. The baseball team reached the postseason. The school’s musical department is thriving.

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Kaplan Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini (kneeling second from left) said her students help make Kaplan High a great place to be an administrator.

LDWF Agents, APCO deputies searching for crawfish burglar

Cary G. Bastian is wanted for stealing crawfish.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Rayne man.  

Happy Birthday balloon causes power outage in Abbeville

A Happy Birthday balloon caused a power outage in Abbeville Tuesday evening.

When power goes out unexpectedly, it’s often a result of bad weather causing a tree branch to fall on a line.
Squirrels are even the issue many times. Here’s a new one...a balloon.

Henry native Romero gets $6 million boat named after him

Captain Delfred “Fred” Romero christened the new $6 million boat, owned by Enterprise Marine Services, in Houma on Saturday. The vessel is named M/V Delfred Romero in honor of Romero’s many years of dedicated service. (photo by Vana Plaisance)

Story written by Vana Plaisance

Maurice sales tax revenue falls in Janurary

MAURICE — It is not a surprise that sales tax revenue would be down in January, as many consumers curtail spending after the Christmas Holidays in December.



Teammates swarm Bella Doucet after she knocked in the game winning run with a single on Saturday.


VC coach Jesse Faulk runs onto the field after Bella Doucet's hit.


VC running up to Bella Doucet after the hit.


Kelsey Michel scores the game winning run in the 10th inning. She was on third base.


Ainsley Mallet beats the throw to first base on a bunt single in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles are heading to Sulphur for the first time in eight years.


Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza joins the Junior Auxiliary of Abbeville Chapter during their general chapter meeting on April 5 to present and read an official proclamation honoring April 03-06 as National Junior Auxiliary Week. Mayor Piazza thanked the chapter for their leadership, dedication and service to the community over the years. Mayor Piazza has been a supporter of JA of Abbeville since his installation as and the chapter is immensely grateful for his friendship. Members showcased their JA pride by wearing their chapter color, blue, and signifying their JA Week theme “Let BLUE Reign”.


Members of JA of Abbeville gathered for dinner at the new Riverfront location following the final chapter meeting of the JA year and in observance of Junior Auxiliary Week. Pictured are Marcy Lege, Shelly Libersat, Rita Broussard, Tara Duplantis, Renee Bertrand, Beverly Lege, Angie Detraz, Hollie Trahan, Tanya Istre, Liz Perry, Jamie Corner, Angelle Broussard, Dr. Anita Carrere, Laurie Gunter and Renee Duhon.



A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Delhomme Chapel of the Flowers for Harvey Lee Broussard, 86, who passed away on April 26, 2016.

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