Donathan Comeaux

A Vermilion Parish grand jury handed down separate indictments Wednesday afternoon to three people in connection to the deaths of two men in Abbeville. The grand jury indicted Derrick Mitchell on 1st Degree Murder charges in the death of Darrell Broussard Jr., who was killed in Abbeville on Dec. 20, 2012.
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit in federal court arguing President Obama’s U.S. Department of Education has violated the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and federal law by coercing states to adopt Common Core standards and assessments.

Connie LeGrand is going to jail for 15 years.

Connie LeGrand, 49, won’t be getting behind the wheel of a vehicle intoxicated for a few years. Judge Durwood Conque sentenced LeGrand to 15 years in prison with no chance of parole after she was arrested two years ago for driving drunk. She received her seventh DWI ticket in Louisiana.

Donathan Comeaux

Connie LeGrand is going to jail for 15 years.

St. Paul’s, United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ in Abbeville

Carlee LeBlanc collects some change for the “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive.”

Members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Abbeville teamed with the United Way of Acadiana Saturday in an effort to “Stuff the Bus.”

Abbeville man shot and killed in his mobile home

There is a bullet hole through the front window.

Jeffrey Smith, 55, of Abbeville died from the result of a gun shot early Sunday morning while he was in his mobile home.

Bobby J. Duhon candidate for Justice of Peace in Ward 4

Bobby J. Duhon

Bobby J. Duhon has announced that he will be a candidate for Justice of the Peace in Ward 4 for the Nov. 4 general election.
Bobby is a lifelong resident of Ward 4 and the Maurice area.

Kaplan's Jalen Bates: The Intimidator

Jalen Bates is 6-5 and weighs 237 pounds. Teams like Michigan, UL-Lafayette and Oregon State have got their eye on him.

KAPLAN- With an intimidating frame at 6 feet, 5 inches tall and built rock-solid at 237 pounds, Jalen Bates towers over everyone on the Kaplan High football team.



The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles preparing for Opelousas Catholic on Monday. Eagles play Thursday at 6 p.m at Teurlings High School.

Game week is always intense in football, even if it is only the week of the jamboree.


Ashley Domingue and Charles Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Domingue of Kaplan, La. along with Ms. Tina Newman and Mr. Charles L. Hunter, Sr. of Lake Charles, La.

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