James Harber

James Harber remains in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center with a bond set at more than $4.6 million. Harber is accused of rape involving juveniles. Abbeville Police arrested him on April 26. Harber, 31, faced a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon. District Judge Laurie Hulin set the total bond at $4,675,000.

Sondra Evans

An Abbeville woman arrested last year in connection to the operation of a meth lab in the city has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Judge Laurie Hulin handed down a 12-year sentence of hard labor to Sondra Evans, 50, last Thursday.

Lt. Jason Hebert

Long-time Abbeville Police Officer Lt. Jason Hebert was arrested by the Louisiana State Police Tuesday afternoon and charged with simple battery for something that allegedly happened in April while he was off duty.

James Harber

Sondra Evans

Lt. Jason Hebert

Kaplan 's man bail set at $2.5 million

Shaylon Trevonne Alexander

Shaylon Trevonne Alexander of Kaplan received one of the highest bails ever handed down in Vermilion Parish on Wednesday.

Abbeville mechanic shop owner searching for owner of white 4-wheel drive Ford truck

This white Ford truck was seen pulling up to Cajun Pro Mechanic shop and then leaving with auto parts. If anyone knows who owns this truck to call the Abbeville Police Department (892-6777).

The owner of Cajun Pro Mechanic Shop off of La. 167, north of Abbeville, is in need of help to locate a white raised 4-wheel drive Ford truck.

School tax renewal in May for Vermilion Parish residents

The School Board has purchased 144 new school buses with the millage.

Voters in Vermilion Parish are being asked to go to the poll in May to vote on the renewal of a 10-mill, 10-year property tax.

Abbeville celebrates MLK Day with parade

Dr. Daylon Taylor speaks at the Stump Service in Abbeville on Monday.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously had a dream that defined his legacy.

Watch Your Step out of Vermilion Parish Courthouse

This six-inch high step at the courthouse is creating a headache for the police jury. Some people have fallen because they forget the step is there after they walk out the door.

The step is only six inches high but some people are not seeing it as they leave the Vermilion Parish Courthouse.

AgCenter specialist, agent earn honors

LSU AgCenter rice specialist Dustin Harrell, left, and Dennis Burns, LSU AgCenter county agent in Tensas Parish, were honored Thursday (Jan. 15) at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference. Harrell received the Rice Researcher of the Year Award, and Burns was recognized as Precision Ag Researcher of the Year. (Photo by Bruce Schultz)

By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter

Vermilion narcotics agents arrest four


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



Andre Touchet had a two run home for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Bobcats and University High volleyed the lead five times on Friday, but Erath came out on top for a 10-6 win.


Jacob Alexander Chreene
A son, Jacob Alexander Chreene, was born April 12, 2016, at Women’s and Children’s to Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Chreene of Abbeville.


ABBEVILLE — Graveside Services for Lester J. “Pee Wee” Gayneaux, 75, will be 11:00AM Thursday May 5, 2016 at Bancker Cemtery in Henry.

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