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Kaplan man Killed in Acadia Parish Crash

CROWLEY – At approximately 5:20 pm on July 4, 2019, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on LA Hwy. 13 near Airport Road in Acadia Parish.
The crash took the life of 26-year-old Harley Romine of Kaplan.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Romine was driving a 2005 Buick Rendezvous northbound on LA Hwy. 13. While traveling northbound his vehicle ran off the roadway. Upon doing so, the Buick overturned several times.

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Tourism Director Alison Miller, who will be attending the event, will work to promote Vermilion Parish.

Worldwide Congress of Acadians approaches; Some from Vermilion Parish will make trip, take part in big event

The Worldwide Congress of Acadians, le Congrès Mondial Acadien, will open in a few weeks in Canada. For two weeks, from August 10 – 24, Acadians and Cajuns will celebrate their history and heritage with festivities in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

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Jeremy Alford

Governor wraps work on session bills

With this year's regular session four weeks behind him, Gov. John Bel Edwards endorsed his final batch of bills Monday and essentially closed the legislative policy book for his inaugural term in office.
Like many members of the state Legislature, Edwards is up for re-election this fall and the recent session was his final shot to deliver on campaign promises and influence legislation.
The governor signed three bills into law, including Act 20 and Act 30, which will guide the state's spending on major infrastructure projects.

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After 10th Annual Delcambre Boat Parade, Elise Mencacci gives check to St. Jude

The recently held 10th annual Delcambre Boat Poker Run honored Elise Mencacci the 10-year-old daughter of Taylor and Amy Mencacci of Erath and the children of St. Jude's Baton Rouge Affiliate Clinic.
Elise is a survivor at St. Jude's Children's Hospital; she was diagnosed at the age of 3 years old and fought her battle for 2 years. She is now in remission.

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The campaign aims to reduce cigarette butt leader by giving something for smokers to put them in rather than throwing them on the ground.

Keep Abbeville Beautiful, Keep Louisiana Beautiful team up to reduce cigarette butt litter

Keep Your Butts in Your Pants is a campaign aimed to reduce cigarette butt litter by distributing pocket ashtrays to smokers and encouraging them to properly dispose of the butts. Keep Abbeville Beautiful has recruited several convenient stores to partner and implement this campaign.

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