Mary Lou Diggs talks to the Abbeville Police about her son's death in 1997.

Mary Lou Diggs believes in God. It’s the Lord who keeps her going each day. She needs all the help she can get to survive each day because over the last 17 years, two of her sons were murdered and another son is spending the rest of his life in prison for murder.

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Abbeville City Councilman Wayne Landry organized a town hall meeting weeks ago to discuss the open homicide cases in both Abbeville and Vermilion Parish, not knowing exactly what would come of it. Four of the cases occurred in Landry’s District D.

Amy Brown Noel

An Erath High School teacher succumbs to injuries from a single car accident on La. 14 between Delcambre and New Iberia. Amy Brown Noel, who is an organ donor, was pronounced dead Thursday morning at Lafayette General Hospital.

Mary Lou Diggs talks to the Abbeville Police about her son's death in 1997.

Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy (left), Lt. David Hardy (middle) and Abbeville Councilman Wayne Landry take part in discussion
during Wednesday’s meeting.

Amy Brown Noel

Vermilion Parish honors Allen Bares Jr. by renaming street

VFW Commander Tom Rigsby (in uniform) hands Tina Bares, Allen Bares Jr’s wife, a special award from the national VFW office. Also in the picture are Allen’s parents, Lynn and Allen Bares Sr.

Wednesday, July 23, marks the one month anniversary of the tragic death of Vermilion Parish Sheriff Deputy Allen Bares Jr.

Abbeville’s finances in good shape

Abbeville officials are breathing easy in regards to the city’s financial situation after the first six months of the year.

Kaplan man arrested in cyclist hit and run

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.

KAPLAN POLICE REPORT

Chief Boyd Adams advises officers investigated the following:

Tires, rims stolen off truck in Maurice

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.

Kaplan man arrested for Lafayette Parish Hit and Run

Fitzpatrick F. Doucette

Kaplan, LA - Following an extensive investigation, troopers have placed a Kaplan man under arrest for his part in a hit and run fatality crash that killed a bicyclist on LA 92 near Milton on July 7

Vermilion Parish hit with six inches of rain thus far

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is continuing the flash flood watch for the entire region this afternoon, but it could be removed later today for east Texas and central Louisiana.

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Sports

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Obituaries

NEW IBERIA – Funeral Services will be conducted for Darryl James Delcambre, age 65, at 10:00 am Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Evangeline Funeral Home with Fr. Nathan Comeaux officiating.

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