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City Council waives cap on auxiliary unit for police department

As the Abbeville Police Department continues to deal with the effects of the shooting of one of its own, the Abbeville City Council met Friday morning to approve a plan to help the already short-handed department.
The Council voted unanimously during an emergency meeting to lift the cap on the amount of auxiliary officers that can be utilized by the department. That cap had previously been set at 12. Chief of Police Bill Spearman said the move by the Council will allow him to be able to use officers that are being sent by agencies from around the state.

Nahshon Brooks

Brooks captured in Lafayette Parish

Authorities captured Nahshon Ishamael Brooks in Lafayette Parish after following up on many leads.
Agencies involved in the arrest included the US Marshals Service, Louisiana State Police, Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, Lafayette City Police, Abbeville Police Department, Abbeville City Marshal’s Office, and Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Brooks is accused of shooting a police office in Abbeville Wednesday night. Warrants had been issued for Attempted First Degree Murder, Carrying a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Firearm in a Firearm Free Zone.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office alerts drivers to flooding on some parish roadways

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, significant amounts of rainfall in Vermilion Parish today have resulted in minor flooding of Parish roadways.
The roadways are:
• Alexander Rd
• Robie Circle
• Old Kaplan Hwy.
• Ollie Rd.
• Conrad Rd.
• Columbus Rd.

Sheriff Couvillon says that there are no reported road closures at this time but urges motorist to use extreme caution while traveling.

Kaplan Elementary dismissing at noon, others school dismiss early

KAPLAN — Officials have announced that Kaplan Elementary School will be dismissing students at noon.
Issues with sewage and drainage led the call do close early. Parents can check students out in the front office and buses will depart at noon.
Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau announced that, along with Kaplan Elementary, Indian Bayou Elementary, Gueydan High School, and Jesse Owens Elementary will also close at noon.
Kaplan High School and Rene Rost Middle School in Kaplan will close at 12:30 p.m.

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Abbeville Meridional

318 N. Main St.
Abbeville, LA 70510
Phone: 337-893-4223
Fax: 337-898-9022

The Kaplan Herald

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Kaplan, LA 70548

The Gueydan Journal

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Gueydan, LA 70542