Waldean Jordan looks at the floor where her mother was found murdered.

Walk into Rita “Theresa” Jordan’s home today, two years after she was found brutally murdered in her home, and many things still look the same.
Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams reported officers responded to a shooting at Eighth and Frederick Streets last night. Upon arrival, officers learned two victims recieved gun shot wounds. The male victim is hospitalized and awaiting surgery and the other was a 16 year old female who was treated and released.

Alex Hilliard

Kaplan Police investigated allegations of improper contact between a Kaplan High School teacher and a student. Alex Hilliard, 26, of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with three counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He is an award-winning band director and an assistant baseball coach at the school.

Waldean Jordan looks at the floor where her mother was found murdered.

Alex Hilliard



Donald Comaeux (11) of NV got his eighth win of the season against Erath on Tuesday.


Jace Harrington (20) allowed only one run on two hits in the 1-0 loss to NV on Tuesday.


Brett Delcambre (17) of Erath gets back to the bag safely before first baseman Ryan Meaux (6) of North Vermilion can tag him out.

It was a playoff like atmosphere at North Vermilion’s baseball field on Tuesday afternoon.


Mrs. Dawn Menard Stelly

Dawn Menard of Forked Island, Louisiana, and Jamie Stelly of Forked Island were united in matrimony at the V.F.F. Hall in Kaplan, Louisiana, on April 12, 2014.

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