Donathan Comeaux

A Vermilion Parish grand jury handed down separate indictments Wednesday afternoon to three people in connection to the deaths of two men in Abbeville. The grand jury indicted Derrick Mitchell on 1st Degree Murder charges in the death of Darrell Broussard Jr., who was killed in Abbeville on Dec. 20, 2012.
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal filed suit in federal court arguing President Obama’s U.S. Department of Education has violated the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and federal law by coercing states to adopt Common Core standards and assessments.

Connie LeGrand is going to jail for 15 years.

Connie LeGrand, 49, won’t be getting behind the wheel of a vehicle intoxicated for a few years. Judge Durwood Conque sentenced LeGrand to 15 years in prison with no chance of parole after she was arrested two years ago for driving drunk. She received her seventh DWI ticket in Louisiana.

Donathan Comeaux

Connie LeGrand is going to jail for 15 years.

Six new assistant principals named in Vermilion Parish

Christine Hebert is going from Erath Middle to the new assistant principal at Dozier Elementary in Erath.

In the final week of school, it looks like all of the administrators are in place, heading into the 2014-2015 school year.

VC student’s Mother Teresa drawing gets praise and attention

VC student Lilly Cao stands by her pencil drawing.

Lilly Cao is an artist. She loves to draw and she loves to dance. Cao hopes to one day be a professional dancer. Now, she has a chance to become a professional artist.

Maurice police chief alerts public of thefts

MAURICE — Village of Maurice Police Chief Warren Rost is urging citizens to be aware of any suspicious vehicles after a pair of recent thefts in the area.

Hummer, tractor meet head-on near Abbeville

Truman Abshire’s tow truck pulls up the burnt Hummer. The front end of the Hummer burned after it hit the green tractor (back ground) head on Wednesday afternoon. Both drivers escaped without injuries.

Wednesday afternoon, a Hummer and a John Deer tractor met head-on, causing the Hummer to burst into flames.

Abbeville KCs have successful fund-raiser

In the picture (left to right) are Emile Hebert of Boy Scout Troop 85, Marty Hebert (KC member), Farrell Fontenot (KC member), Jules Hebert (KC member), Fr. Van L. Constant accepts the check from Grand Knight Ed Hebert. Next to Hebert are Joseph Vallée (lector) and Charles Dill Jr. (KC member).

The Abbeville Knights of Columbus Council 2281 had a successful fund raiser in Abbeville to help raise money for the Diocese of the Military for the training of chaplains.

Coastal constitutional amendment passes House unanimously

Rep. Simone Champagne

BATON ROUGE – With overwhelming help from the House, Representative Simone Champagne (R-Jeanerette) is closer to offering a constitutional amendment to ensure fines imposed under the federal Clean

Traffic stop in Delcambre leads to finding crystal meth in vehicle

Drugs allegedly found during a traffic stop.

According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics division recently made the following arrests for drug related offenses due to undercover operations conducted within



The Vermilion Catholic Screamin’ Eagles preparing for Opelousas Catholic on Monday. Eagles play Thursday at 6 p.m at Teurlings High School.

Game week is always intense in football, even if it is only the week of the jamboree.


Ashley Domingue and Charles Hunter

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Domingue of Kaplan, La. along with Ms. Tina Newman and Mr. Charles L. Hunter, Sr. of Lake Charles, La.

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