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Vermilion Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting death of 24-year-old Abbevlle man

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon at approximately 6:38 a.m. this morning deputies responded to a call of a black male subject lying on the shoulder of Lormand Road just south of Maurice.
Upon arrival, officers observed a deceased male subject with multiple gunshot wounds to the body.
The deceased victim has been identified as 24-year-old Stephain Brailey of Abbeville.
Sheriff Couvillon says that detectives are actively and aggressively investigating this homicide and are attempting to determine the motive into the shooting.

Bobby Beardsley

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office arrest man for attempted manslaughter

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Bobby Beardsley and charged him with attempted manslaughter and illegal use of a dangerous weapon.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Beardsley allegedly fired a weapon at a vehicle with someone in the vehicle. This allegedly occurred in the Cow Island area recently.
His total bond was set for $30,000 on both charges.
As of today, he still sits in the Vermilion Parish jail.
No other details of the alleged shooting were given.

The new KFC will be located on the property that used to be Diamond Shamrock/Valero.

Abbeville getting a KFC

Abbeville’s options when it comes to fast food have increased greatly in the last 10 years.
That will continue with the announcement that Kentucky Fried Chicken is bringing one of its restaurants to Abbeville.
The Abbeville Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans during its meeting Tuesday morning. Later that day, the Abbeville City Council approved a tract division for the property on 101 Summers Dr. The restaurant will be across from McDonald’s, where the old Diamond Shamrock/Valero had previously been located.

Judge Marc T. Amy

Judge Marc T. Amy to conclude 24 years of service on Third Circuit

Judge Marc T. Amy of the Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, announced today of his decision not to seek reelection, concluding his 24 years of service on the Court at the end of this year.
“I wish to express my deep appreciation to the people of the Third Circuit, and especially my election district, for allowing me the great responsibility, honor, and privilege of serving as their Court of Appeal Judge,” said Judge Amy, who is from Abbeville.

Tuesday is the last day traffic will be able to pass over the downtown Abbeville bridge. It is expected to be closed on Wednesday for a couple of weeks.

Change of plans: Abbeville's Downtown bridge now closing on Wednesday

It’s not closed just yet.
Originally set to close Monday morning, the Old Abbeville Bridge will be closing on Wednesday.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced last week that the Old Abbeville Bridge on La. 14 Business between LA 335 (South Henry Street) and North Main Street will be closed until further notice. Crews with DOTD will be conducting maintenance work on the bridge.
But that has changed because of Mother Nature. The bridge did not close and the state announced it will not close until Wednesday.

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