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Freddy Douglas was charged with attempted second degree murder.

Abbeville man allegedly attempts to kill adopted brother, shoots off his finger

According to the Abbeville Police Department, an Abbeville man was arrested for allegedly trying to kill his adopted brother which resulted in him allegedly shooting off his adopted brother’s finger.
On Saturday, at approximately 12:38 p.m. an individual walked into the police department and was holding his hand. The individual stated that someone had tried to kill him and had shot his finger off.
Officers noticed that the victim’s left middle finger was barely connected to the hand.

School Board President Jean Broussard, (left,standing) resigned as a school board member during Wednesday's meeting.

Vermilion Parish School Board President suddenly resigns

After a 2 1/2 hour Vermilion Parish School Board meeting, school board president Jean Broussard ended the meeting with a bombshell.
He told the school board members, superintendent Jerome Puyau and the audience that he is resigning as a school member immediately.
“I decided two weeks ago to write a letter to the Secretary of State to resign as a school board member,” said Broussard during the meeting.
He explained he would resign as soon as the secretary of state received his letter of resignation.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries now accepting bids for alligator hunting

May 8, 2019 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting bids for alligator hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) properties and state wildlife refuges for the 2019-2021 alligator harvest seasons. Applications will be accepted until bid opening at 10 a.m. on June 21 at the LDWF Lafayette Field Office, 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506.

Eligible alligator hunters are chosen through a bid system every three years on selected WMA/Refuge/USACE properties.

AG Jeff Landry Announces Recently Recalled Children’s Products

Attorney General Jeff Landry: Louisiana Department of Justice
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 08, 2019

BATON ROUGE, LA – As part of his efforts to make Louisiana a safer state for all citizens, Attorney General Jeff Landry is warning Louisiana parents and guardians to take note of several child products that have been recently recalled.

Former North Vermilion slugger named hitter of the week in the Southland Conference

FRISCO, Texas—McNeese freshman outfielder Kaylee Lopez has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
Lopez, a native of Indian Bayou, helped McNeese to its regular series sweep over Lamar over the weekend.
The rookie was 6 for 11 at the plate with a .545 batting average along with five RBI one double, two stolen bases and scored one run.
Lopez did most of her damage in Friday’s doubleheader where she opened the series going 3 for 4 with a double, two stolen bases and three RBI.

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