LAFAYETTE PARISH – On Thursday, July 28, at approximately 11:20 pm, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Hwy. 167 near Teljean Road in Lafayette Parish. The crash claimed the life of 57-year-old Brent Abshire of Kaplan.

Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Terry Landry and Rep. Stuart Bishop (seated L-R) take part in a panel organized by One Acadiana.

Driving the roads in Louisiana leaves a little bit to be desired. The issue facing the state in making improvements in that regard is a $12.7 billion hole for road and bridge repairs and maintenance. An avenue for those who desire better roads, as well as bridges, in the state is an increase in the state’s gasoline tax.

Father Felix David Broussard

ST. MARTIN – Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations - Special Victims Unit arrested a Catholic Priest in St. Martin Parish. The arrest was the result of an investigation into his possible possession of pornography involving juveniles.

Speaker Taylor Barras, Rep. Terry Landry and Rep. Stuart Bishop (seated L-R) take part in a panel organized by One Acadiana.

Father Felix David Broussard

Catholic Priest arrested for Child Pornography

Father Felix David Broussard

ST. MARTIN – Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations - Special Victims Unit arrested a Catholic Priest in St. Martin Parish.

Revenues down in Abbeville

Not wanting to let decreased revenue streams come as a surprise blow at the end of the year, the Abbeville City Council called a finance committee meeting Tuesday evening to review numbers for the

Over $11,000 Received for Baton Rouge Police Officers

LAFAYETTE — Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) has received over $11,000 to its In the Line of Duty Fund in response to the tragic July 17 shooting of seven Baton Rouge Police Officers.

Abbeville Arrest Report: July 10-18

Shanthony James Bessard
(Male)
DOB: 11/12/1985
Charge: City Court Warrant
Charge: Possession of Synthetic Marijuana

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Sports

Evan Dubois warms up before a recent 29er game.

The vacations are over and now it’s time to get back to work for the Gulf Coast Bank 29er American Legion team.

Lifestyle

Jamieon Isaiah Walker
A son, Jamieon Isaiah Walker, was born, Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Abbeville General to Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Walker of Abbeville.

Obituaries

The life of Mrs. Brenda Willis Matthews will be celebrated on Saturday, July 30, 2016, at 11:00a.m. with a Catholic funeral service at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Abbeville, Louisiana.

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