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Stolen car crashes by Maurice Elementary; school goes on lockdown

MAURICE - The Village of Maurice had a scare Tuesday at around 2 p.m.
At that time, Maurice Chief of Police Guy Nerrin received word from the Lafayette Sheriff’s Office that a stolen black Kia was heading south on La. 167 towards Maurice.
A male was in the process of robbing a house in Lafayette Parish and then escaped by stealing the Kia.
A Maurice patrolman spotted the vehicle entering Maurice. The Kia turned left off of La. 167 and drove in front of Maurice Elementary, causing a mandatory lock-down.

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Emergency workers stand near the motorcycle after it hit a SUV. The driver of the bike was taken to Abbeville General.

Motorcycle hits SUV on La. 82 north

At 10:30 Tuesday morning, there was a two vehicle accident on La. 82 north, behind McDonald's in Abbeville.
Unofficially, a motorcycle traveling north on La. 82 hit an SUV traveling south on La. 82.
The motorcycle came to a stop in the north bound lane, while the driver of the SUV pulled over and had damage to the front of the vehicle.
As of 11a.m., no names were released. The driver of the motorcycle suffered injuries and was taken to Abbeville General and is expected to recover.

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Abbeville Electrical Superintendent Stewart Head repairs the main line in order to get the electricity back on in the city. Power was turned off in the city while Stewart repaired the line.

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The main line is being hooked back up by the Abbeville Electrical Department.

Contractor electrocuted while working on Abbeville power lines; city shuts off electricity for an hour

Around 10:30 on Tuesday morning, power had to be shut off in the City of Abbeville to make repairs after a contractor was electrocuted while working on a live electrical line.
According to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza, the contractor is alive, but severely burned. The contractor’s name has not been released.
“He was airlifted to the burn center in Baton Rouge,” Piazza said. “He was talking to the police and firemen who responded before the ambulance transported him from the scene.”
The contractor works for Sol Power Lines.

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Vermilion Parish School Board President cancels committee meeting; catches everyone off guard

It may have been the shortest  Vermilion Parish School Board Committee Meeting ever to take place on Monday night.
After three minutes, the meeting was over.
The school board committee meetings, which have lasted as much as three hours this past summer, was over before anyone knew it even began.
School Board President Laura LeBeouf said the meeting is canceled because agenda items were changed and that there was a conflict of interest. 
LeBeouf said she did not approve the items on the agenda.

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