As of Monday, July 27, 2020 there are 39 confirmed cases of COVID-19 inside the Vermilion Parish Jail.
As much as half of Abbeville lost power early Thursday morning.
An electrical crew from the city responded around 4 a.m. after a crash, near Super 1 Foods, on the La. 14 Bypass, which led to damage to two primary electrical lines. The crew had power restored around 6 a.m.
“It was a major outage,” Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza said. “Most of the south and east sides of the city were affected. Our electrical superintendent said it was close to half the town.
“That is around 2,000 customers.”
A Cajun musician is without a job after he was fired because of a cartoon he posted on the Internet.
Jamie Bergeron of Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin’ Cajuns, a successful recording group with at least seven albums and a successful touring, nightclub and festival schedule, got into trouble after posting a cartoon of a car hitting protesters in a roadway under the heading, “All Lives Splatter.” Another post suggested “my brakes have been acting up” when referencing people who protest in the roadways.
On Monday, Governor Edwards indicated that the “Stay at Home” order would be lifted beginning Friday, May 15, 2020 and the State of Louisiana would enter into Phase 1.
With this latest update, the Vermilion Parish Interim Superintendent Brad Prudhomme, in conjunction with the State Fire Marshal, has revised the graduation guidance for Vermilion Parish High Schools.
The school district released a statement about graduation:
Friday morning at around 8:30, Edrick LeBlanc of Delcambre was arrested for allegedly killing Wrigley, a three-year-old Goldendoodle.
LeBlanc was charged with one count of cruelty to animals, which is a felony. His bond was set at $12,000. If convicted, LeBlanc could face jail time and be fined as much as $5,000.
Wrigley’s body was found floating in a drainage ditch at the end of Country Drive Road, next to Landry Park in Delcambre. There was a gun shot to his head.