Doucette was charged with negligent homicide in death of a cyclist

Two weeks after a man was found dead in a ditch on La. Highway 92, Louisiana State Police have arrested a Kaplan man in connection with the death. Fitzpatrick F. Doucette, 42, of Kaplan, was arrested on a warrant and charged with negligent homicide, felony hit and run, driving under suspension and limitations on passing bicycles.

The truck tires and rims, similar to these, were taken off a Chevy Silverado.

MAURICE — Officers with the Maurice Police Department are investigating the recent theft of all four tires and rims from a truck in one of the village’s neighborhoods. The truck was parked in a driveway in the Rue Des Cannes neighborhood, located off La. Highway 92. The truck is described as around six months old.
The Village of Maurice is growing and so is its sales tax collections. Subdivisions are being develop in the city limits of Maurice, which is helping its sales tax dollars. The latest subdivision, Village Estates, just completed the construction of 42 homes on André Street in the Maurice City limits.

Doucette was charged with negligent homicide in death of a cyclist

The truck tires and rims, similar to these, were taken off a Chevy Silverado.

Navy Corpsman from Abbeville shares knowledge with Afghan medics

Corey Broussard (right) is from Abbeville. He recently received an award from the Navy.

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. Navy Corpsman with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Two-Eight (NMCB 28) from Barksdale Air Force Base, La.

Task Force arrest Erath, Abbeville residents

Mallan Stelly

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon and Chief Tony Hardy, the Vermilion / Municipal Task Force recently made following arrests for drug related offenses due to undercover operations conducted with

Erath Bobcats win sixth straight game

Erath’s Ross Granger (17) got the victory on the mound for the Bobcats in the 4-2 victory over the Kaplan Pirates.

ERATH - The Erath Bobcats put their five game winning streak up against district rivals, the Kaplan Pirates, and despite the rain and wind that blew in towards the end of the game, the Bobcats were

Vermilion Parish Economic Development Committee narrows list down to one for new economic development director position

Four out of the five Economic Development Search Committee members explained to the police jury they found the person who would be a great economic director for the parish. In the picture are (left to right) Richard Guilbeaux, Pat Ross and Kirk Frith. In the background in the red shirt is Ben Riveria.

The brand new Vermilion Parish Economic Development Committee found the person they want to hire to be the first economic director of Vermilion Parish, however, the small hick up to hiring the pe

Abbeville Kiwanis Club recognizes Harrington as Student of the Month

The Abbeville Kiwanis Club named Kaplan High Senior Jace Harrington (third from left) its “Student of the Month.” Joining Harrington are (L-R) Kaplan High’s Mary Pat Lachaussee, Kiwanis President Anita Chaisson, Kiwanis member Stanton Hardee and Kiwanis member Kathryn Hoag.

Jace Harrington’s Kaplan High School career will come to an end when he graduates on May 16.

Abbeville captures district clean city contest

Abbeville officials welcomed judges for the Clean City contest Tuesday morning with a gathering at city hall. Standing Back Row: Patsy Hebert, Abbeville Garden Club President, Francis Touchet, Councilman, Roxanna Champagne, Lafayette Garden Club, Director District 3, Liz Gremilion, Abbeville Garden Club, Dorothy Delaune, Debbie Corales, Linda Brashier, Betty Plummer, Cleanest City Contest Judges and Todd Travasos, Keep Abbeville Beautiful. Seated: Sandra Creswell, KAB Chairperson, Mayor Mark Piazza.

Dozens have spent the past few weeks preparing Abbeville for the arrival of Louisiana Garden Club Federation District Cleanest City, some volunteers picking up trash with their bare hands as late a



Front Row (L to R): Kennedi Rodriguez, Alani Richard, Laci Frederick, Mollie Landry, Alexis Stelly Back Row: Coach Kerry Richard, Johna Lewis, Courtney Dubois, Aubrey Desormeaux, Kaleigh Reaux, Coach Shelanne Richard, Chloe Leger, Jalehria Soelu and Coach Kent Rodriguez

ERATH - The Erath 10-and-under All-Stars dropped two games in the finals by a total of three runs against Lake Charles.

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