LAFAYETTE – Louisiana State Police Investigators continue to actively search for the remaining, wanted fugitives of the Gremlins Criminal Gang. On February 3, 2016, Investigators received reliable information Darren Carter and Travis Cooper were in the Grand Coteau area in St. Landry Parish.

Kaplan’s Julius Johnson (in black and white) is hoping to win the state title in the 182-pound weight class. He finished second last year in the same weight class.

The North Vermilion Patriots and Kaplan Pirates wrestling teams have a total of 17 wrestlers who are seeded at this weekend’s All-State Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State at the CenturyLink in Bossier City. North Vermilion has 10 wrestlers who are seeded in 14 weight classes. Kaplan has seven.

Clarence Mitchell Jr.

An Abbeville Police Officer avoided injury and made a successful arrest after a man tried to stab him with a pair of scissors. Clarence Mitchell Jr., 55, of Abbeville faces multiple charges as a result of the incident.

Kaplan’s Julius Johnson (in black and white) is hoping to win the state title in the 182-pound weight class. He finished second last year in the same weight class.

Clarence Mitchell Jr.

Abbeville High’s Brown recognized by Kiwanis Club

Pictured (L-R) are Abbeville High Principal Ivy Landry, Kam Antoine, Brown’s mother, Kavon Brown, Student of the Month, and Kiwanis President Mike Hardy.

As soon as he walked in the room, a guest at Tuesday’s Abbeville Kiwanis Club meeting, Abbeville High senior Kavon Brown shook the hand of everyone inside it.

Maurice looks to increase permit fees for culverts

The Maurice Board of Aldermen will discuss raising the permit fee for culverts.

MAURICE — As most people have noticed, prices have increased in almost every facet of day-to-day life.

Abbeville Rotary Club welcomes Koryn

Koryn Hawthorne speaks to the Abbeville Rotary Club.

Koryn Hawthorne’s journey on “The Voice” earlier this year captivated so many around the country.

Freeman happy in new home

Phillip Freeman

GUEYDAN — Phillip Freeman, originally from Baton Rouge, has made his home in Vermilion Parish and is currently the assistant principal at Gueydan High School.

Deputy Allen Bares Jr. Memorial Parkway sign unveiled

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon (left) and Col. Kirk Frith help unveil the sign honoring the late Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s
Deputy Allen Bares. Jr.

The stretch between Abbeville and Maurice officially has a new distinction - Deputy Allen Bares Jr. Memorial Parkway.
Officials unveiled the sign near Abbeville Thursday morning.

Major Crime Task Force meets in Abbeville

Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon joined with members of multiple law enforcement agencies Wednesday morning. The meeting served as the first of the newly created Vermilion Parish/City of Abbeville Major Crimes Task Force.

The first official meeting of the recently formed Vermilion Parish/City of Abbeville Major Crimes Task Force was held Wednesday in Abbeville.

Qualifying After 1st Day

Here is the list of those who qualified after the first day. The election is Oct. 24.

State Senator 26th Senatorial District
Jonathan Perry (Rep.)

Abbeville receives grant for airport

The project will realign the taxiway, the curved portion at the top right, that runs parallel to the runway at the Chris Crusta Memorial Airport in Abbeville.

Abbeville is home to one of the busiest airports in the state.
Around 150 planes and helicopters touch down at the Chris Crusta Memorial Airport each day.

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Kaplan’s Julius Johnson (in black and white) is hoping to win the state title in the 182-pound weight class. He finished second last year in the same weight class.

The North Vermilion Patriots and Kaplan Pirates wrestling teams have a total of 17 wrestlers who are seeded at this weekend’s All-State Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Wrestling State at the CenturyLink in Bossi

Lifestyle

Otto Bertrand of Abbeville celebrated his 91st birthday on January 31st at his home with family and friends. Everyone enjoyed cake and ice cream for the party. He is married to Neila Bertrand.

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