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Ricky LaFleur

Ricky LaFleur announces candidacy for District Judge in Vermilion Parish

ABBEVILLE, LA – Gathered with family, friends and supporters in downtown Abbeville Thursday, attorney Ricky LaFleur announced his candidacy for judge in the 15th Judicial District, Division C to give Vermilion Parish a court system that is efficient, fair, transparent and accountable, and most of all, that truly delivers justice for its citizens.
LaFleur, an attorney with 27 years of experience representing families, local businesses and communities across Vermilion Parish, will be on the ballot for the election to be held November 3, 2020.

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EUNICE — A toxic blend of heroin, fentanyl and fentanyl analogs called “gray death” was discovered during a traffic top by Eunice City Marshal Deputy Marcus Bergeron on Wednesday, according to Eunice City Marshal Terry Darbonne.
The stop was made about 2 p.m. Wednesday for a seat belt violation on East Laurel Avenue.
A news release said the passenger, identified as Alex Junior Simien, 41, of the 300 block of Wesdale Lane, Crowley, fled from the stop near the Eunice Inn.
Darbonne said Semien was caught a few blocks away and taken back to the site of the stop.

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Seniors Rachel Bui and Phuong Duong are good friends at Abbeville High School. They told each other they each made a 35 on the ACT and both are going to LSU next semester.

35: Two Abbeville High seniors just missed getting perfect ACT score by one point

Rachel Bui and Phuong Duong are two Abbeville High School Seniors who missed making a perfect score on the ACT by one point.
Both made 35s.
A 36 is a perfect ACT score. Out of the 1.8 million students who take the test each year, only 3,700 make a perfect score.
The number increases to 15,000 students, who made 35s. That is less than one percent.
Despite the great accomplishment by Bui and Duong, few of their friends even know they made 35s.
Abbeville High Principal Dr. Janet Guerrini, in her first year at AHS, recently learned of their accomplishments.

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LAFAYETTE — U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced today that Holden Matthews, 22, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Lafayette to intentionally setting fire to three Baptist churches because of the religious character of those buildings. Specifically, Matthews pleaded guilty to three counts of violating the Church Arson Prevention Act—one count for each church—as well as one count of using fire to commit a federal felony. The fires, which Matthews set over a ten-day period in March and April of 2019, completely destroyed each of the church buildings.

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QSA contract with Abbeville discussed

Hoping to find some stability and jump-start its youth recreation program, the City of Abbeville signed a three-year contract with Quality Sports Authority (QSA) in early 2017, and the city is now looking at a possible renewal.
As part of the agreement, the city paid QSA, the non-profit organization based in Erath, $75,000 each year to handle baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, tennis and any other sport approved for boys and girls by the city council.



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