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.

Vandals vandalized the skate park by spray painting cartoon drawings on the skate ramps at Comeaux Park. (Photo credit: Denise Mire)

Vandalism at Abbeville Skate Park

The Abbeville Police Department and Abbeville Councilman at Large Francis Plaisance were at A.A. Comeaux Park in Abbeville on Monday morning responding to a vandalism crime.
When they arrived at the skate park, located on the east end of the park, they saw graffiti spray painted on the skate ramps.
Plaisance said that he was fairly certain this act was performed overnight and that they are working on getting approval to install cameras at the park.

Purple ribbons promoting Relay For Life can be seen around the parish.

Vermilion Parish Relay for Life set for Saturday

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Vermilion Parish is hosting their fundraising event on Saturday, April 6 at Magdalen Square in Abbeville. The event is from 6 p.m. until midnight.
The fundraising participants unite for the annual American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay for Life of Vermilion to help beat our biggest rival - cancer. The Relay for Life movement inspires the community to celebrate people who have been touched by cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action for lifesaving change.

Stolen guns recovered just off pontoon bridge

ESTHERWOOD — Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office teamed up recently to recover property stolen from a 2002 burglary which occurred in Rayne.
“In 2002, a local business was burglarized where a large amount of guns were stolen. Over the years, many leads turned up empty handed,” said Acadia Sheriff K.P. Gibson. “However, during a recent investigation, information was obtained to the whereabouts of the stolen weapons.


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