According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a 4-wheeler accident claimed the life of two people, and a juvenile being hospitalized just after 1 a.m. this morning..

Emile Trahan of VC and Erath’s Ross Granger and Zach Broussard (7) go up for the ball. Trahan came down with the catch.

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles hung on to beat the Erath Bobcats 35-30 Friday in a shoot out. The way the first half looked, it looked like the Eagles had the game in control and were en route to blow out Erath, leading 21-7.

Joseph James

Joseph James is behind bars after he picked the wrong person to allegedly try to rape.

Emile Trahan of VC and Erath’s Ross Granger and Zach Broussard (7) go up for the ball. Trahan came down with the catch.

Joseph James

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Sheriff Couvillon will be honored by Vermilion 4-Hers

Sheriff MIke Couvillon

The 2014 Vermilion Parish 4-H Achievement Day will be held Saturday at Kaplan High School. The day will be dedicated to Mike Couvillon at the events opening assembly at 8 a.m.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards to run for political office

Edwin Edwards makes his announcement.

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards said Monday that he will enter the race for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, ending months of speculation about the 86-year-old’s political future.

KAPLAN POLICE REPORT

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Most famous Pony in Abbeville was auctioned off for more than $5,000; Erath man purchased it

The new owner of Pony is Boo Landry (left). Taking a picture with Landry are Judith and Gerald Ognibene, who owned Pony as it road at Frank's Drive Inn

The Ognibene family purchased the carnival horse called "Pony" that road thousands of children for only $500 in 1968. The children road the horse at Frank's Drive Inn in Abbeville for 28 years.

First mom, now daughter selected Snooks queen in Erath

The 2014 Snooks Court are (left to right) Catherine Domingues, queen Caitlin Domingues and Lena Issa.

The 2014 court for the Snooks Relay in Erath was announced last week and making the court were Catherine Domingues, queen Caitlin Domingues and Lena Issa. Catherine and Caitlin are sisters.

Legacy lawsuits may hurt future drilling in Vermilion Parish

Don Briggs speaks to Vermilion Chamber of Commerce members about the oil and gas industry.

Vermilion Parish has the second largest amount of legacy lawsuits against oil and gas companies, which could hurt future drilling in the parish, according to an oilfield expert.

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Sports

Gueydan quarterbck Cade Sonnier (9) hands the ball off to Malik Criner (21) in Friday night’s game versus Sacred Heart.

The Sacred Heart Trojans flexed their offensive muscles in the game versus the smaller Gueydan Bears Friday night at Gueydan High School.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Phillip Michael LeBlanc

Makenzie Lynne Chaumont and Phillip Michael LeBlanc, both 23, exhanged wedding vows during at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church.

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