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.

North Vermilion head football coach worries about moisture in the air

North Vermilion head coach Richard Prejean talks at the Rotary meeting in Abbeville on Wednesday.

Vermilion Parish football fields have been getting soaked because of afternoon showers. One parish football head coach is beginning to get nervous because of the moisture.

Answering ALS Challenge

Dropping water on EHS Principal Marc Turner are students Ross Granger and Karl Howell.

The past week, social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and others were overtaken by ALS Ice Bucket challenges to raise money for the organization.

Maurice man arrested on multiple charges

Casy G. Broussard

MAURICE — Officers with the Village of Maurice Police Department arrested a local man last Saturday in connection to a hit-and-run after a friend allegedly turned him in.

Chevy SUV runs into back of tractor on Hwy 167 south of Maurice

The driver of the SUV hit the back of the fertilizer trailer being pulled by a Ford tractor. The driver of the tractor was not seriously injured.

A driver of a Chevy SUV ran into the back of a Ford tractor pulling a fertilizer tank traveling south on La. 167, in between Maurice and Abbeville.

Film and Visitors commission to have mural painted on Abbeville City Hall

The mural will be painted in the middle of the building on the west side of the Abbeville City Hall.

The Abbeville Film and Visitors Commission has funded a number of projects in the city during the past few years.
That includes providing wireless Internet access to Magdalen Square.

Cajun football team has four locals on its roster

Delcambre’s Christian Umphries signs autographs during Ragin Cajun Fan Day. Umphries, a Delcambre High graduate, is a freshman for UL-L.

More than a 1,000 people attended Sunday’s Ragin’ Cajun Fall Fan Day at the Cajundome in Lafayette. There are four local players on the Cajun roster this year.



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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