In Texas, you get thrown into jail for stealing a man’s horse. In Louisiana, the same can be said for a crawfish thief.
The Louisiana State Police are noticing a trend that is disturbing to the officers who work crashes. Over the last few years, more and more children are not restrained in vehicles.

Abbeville fireman Beau Barres explains to the kids about the fire trucks.

A group of parents decided instead of  letting their children sit around the house and do nothing, they want to show them there is a world out there to see.

Abbeville fireman Beau Barres explains to the kids about the fire trucks.

Kaplan Police Report

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Louisiana rice prices fall due to more Arkansas rice

Eric Webster, LSU AgCenter weed scientist, talks at the Vermilion Parish Rice and Soybean Field Day at the Lounsberry Farm near Lake Arthur. / Bruce Schultz/LSU AgCenter

LAKE ARTHUR — Rice prices have fallen because of a big jump in Arkansas rice acreage, an LSU AgCenter agricultural economist said recently at the Vermilion Parish Rice Field Day.

Omega Protein in Intracoastal City wins award

Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional product company and a leading integrated producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty protein products, is being praised by Louisiana Economic Development (

Boys & Girls Club to have annual fundraiser

Funds raised during the Celebrity Waiter Dinner go the Boys & Girls Club Rodney Unit in Abbeville. The club serves hundreds of students throughout the year.

The Celebrity Waiter Dinner, an event held each year to support the local Boys & Girls Club, has continued to grow since its inception more than 20 years ago.

116-year-old Abbeville home burns

(Photo taken by Beau Barras, Abbeville Fire Department)
The front part of the house and the second story were engulfed in flames when the Abbeville Fire Department arrived Thursday morning.

A home that stood in Abbeville for 116 years is now gone.
An early morning fire destroyed the home Thursday on the corner of Charity Street and South Guegnon Street.

Kitchell Home is historical to Abbeville

This is what the Kitchell Home looked like before the fire.

The Kitchell Home is not one of the most popular historic homes in Abbeville, but the 116-year-old two-story house has plenty of history attached to it.

Neighbor smells smoke coming through her air condition unit

The back of the house is engulfed in flames.
(Photo taken by Beau Barras, Abbeville Fire Department)

Jessica Sandridge smelled smoke in her house as she laid in her bed around 1 a.m. Thursday. She got off her bed, walked around the house and saw nothing.



Erath second baseman Bren Faulk prepares for a pitch during the game against Fairview Thursday.

The Erath Bobcat baseball team rebounded from a tough loss against St. Charles with a 10-0 win at home against Fairview Thursday evening.


A’xyli Zanae Nunez
A daughter, A’zyli Zanae Nunez was born Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Abbeville General Hospital to Charnisa Lenitra Nunez of Abbeville.

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