A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 1 am this morning Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Claude Road, just south of Maurice. Sheriff Couvillon says that upon the fire being extinguished by Maurice Fire Department, it was discovered that two bodies were inside the vehicle.

Jerry Smith, standing, is no longer the park director in Abbeville.

Jerry Smith is not getting his job back as Abbeville’s Park and Recreation Director. The Abbeville City Council voted 3-2 again not to make Smith the permanent parks and recreation director.

Judge Durwood Conque

Fifteenth Judicial District Court Judge Durwood W. Conque is announcing that he will not seek re-election this fall, and will retire in December of 2014. Elected in 1987, Judge Conque has served the Parishes of Acadia, Lafayette and Vermilion for the past 27 years.

A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

Jerry Smith, standing, is no longer the park director in Abbeville.

Judge Durwood Conque

Two bodies found in burning vehicle in Vermilion Parish

A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 1 am this morning Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Claude Road, just south of Maurice.

State recognizes Abbeville General as 2013 Safe Sleep Champion Hospital

L - R Heidi Barras RN, Diane Steiner RN, OB Nurse Manager, Dr. Loreen Karaine, Pediatrition, Christine Cornell, Lousisana Office of Public Health, Stephanie Guerceo RN, Tina Faulk, Education Coordinator, Denise Noel, RN Cheif Nursing Officer

Abbeville General Hospital was recently recognized as a 2013 Louisiana Safe Sleep Champion Hospital by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Three Abbeville City Councilmen went against Mayor's recommendation for the first time in 12 years

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza talks at the Friday meeting.

Last week a historical thing happened to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza when the city council voted 3-2 not to rehire the Abbeville Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Smith.

Abbeville City Council will talk about parks and recreation at Tuesday's meeting

Jerry Smith is hoping the Abbeville City Council hires him back Tuesday night.

The Abbeville City Council is expected to speak about the future of the city’s recreation department, and possibly rehiring its former parks and recreation director Jerry Smith at Tuesday's city co

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Shortstop Olivia Gabor catches a pop-fly to end the third inning in the win over Class 4A Cecilia.

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Kaplan’s Kristie Thibodeaux (21) gets one of her three triples in the 15-2 victory over Cecilia.

The Kaplan Lady Pirates softball is playing some of their best softball right now, which is good considering the playoffs bracket is suppose to be announced at some point today.

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Actress Jane Powell

Actress Jane Powell celebrated her 85th birthday on April 1. Best remembered for two popular MGM musicals in the ‘50s, Ms.

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