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Abbeville Council approves raises

Employees with the City of Abbeville now know when they will receive their raises.
During Tuesday night’s regular meeting, the Abbeville City Council voted unanimously to approve the raises that will be funded by the sales tax that voters passed in May.
Members of the Abbeville Police Department and Abbeville Fire Department will receive what comes out to $500 per month beginning Jan. 2, 2020. Municipal employees will receive increases of $2 per hour beginning on Jan. 9.

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New cohort of whooping cranes received Tuesday (Nov. 12) at White Lake WCA.

Eleven juvenile whooping cranes arrive at White Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and partners took another step in re-establishing the state’s whooping crane population Tuesday (Nov. 12) when it received 11 juvenile whooping cranes.
The cranes were received Tuesday at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WLWCA) near Gueydan. Once the new arrivals are released into the wild they will bring the Louisiana population to nearly 80 cranes.

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Chase Benoit

Arrest made in connection to home invasion in Vermilion Parish

According to Captain Drew David, the Public Information Officer for the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Criminal Investigation Division has arrested Chase Benoit (DOB: 1988) of Evangeline for Principle to Aggravated Burglary.
Benoit is suspected of driving Landon Hebert to the scene of the alleged home invasion off La. Hwy. 35 on Nov. 14. Hebert was shot and killed.
Benoit has been booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center with a bond set at $25,000.

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2011 GMC Sierra

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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office searching for stolen vehicle, suspects

According to Captain Drew David, the Public Information officer, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is actively attempting to locate a stolen vehicle.
The vehicle is described as a 2011 GMC Sierra two-door pick-up truck, white in color (bearing VIN 1GTN1TEX0BZ454239 displaying LA license B764940).

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