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Maurice City Hall flooded in August of 2016.

Maurice will look for bids to repair flood damage at city hall

MAURICE — Day-to-day operations for the Village of Maurice have been run out of a portable building since historic flooding heavily damaged city hall in August of 2016.
The Maurice Police Department has been able to partially get back into its building next door to city hall.
Those two buildings will soon be a step closer to being fully restored. The Maurice Board of Alderman will authorize the advertisement for bids for the restoration of flood damage for city hall and the police department.

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Craig David

State Police Detectives Arrest a Breaux Bridge Police Officer

BREAUX BRIDGE – Shortly before 5:00 pm on September 21, 2017, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Lafayette Field Office (LSP LFO) arrested 29-year-old Craig David, a police officer with the Breaux Bridge Police Department.
David was charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile, computer aided solicitation of a minor, and malfeasance in office.

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North Vermilion High Homecoming Court announced

The 2017 North Vermilion High Homecoming Court -- Front: Breelyn Brigola, Bridgett Miller, Haley Nguyen, Savannah Ledford, Mallory Desormeaux, Monique Broussard Back: Katherine Meyers, Kaylee Lopez, Sarah Vice, Sarah Stuckey, Taylor Plaisance, Taylor Stelly, Jesse Gaspard The NVHS Patriots will take on the Varnado Wildcats on Friday,September 22 at 7:00 p.m. The court presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. and the queen will be crowned during halftime. The Homecoming Parade will be today at 6 p.m. The parade will start at the park in Maurice.

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This plaque now hangs in the Erath Police Department.

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Mary Hebert (right) speaks to a crowd that gathered at the Erath Police Station to honor her former husband Gerald Hebert.

Honoring former Erath police chief

A special ceremony was held a year later to the date of the death of Erath Chief Police Gerald Hebert.
Hebert died on Sept. 20, 2016 after a battle with cancer. He was 59 years old. Hebert was chief for nine years.
Erath Police Chief Anna LaPointe arranged the ceremony at the newly renovated Erath Police Station, that Hebert helped design.
In attendance were Hebert’s three children, along with grand children, six out of his 15 brother and sisters, plus, friends, aldermen and Mayor John Earl LeBlanc.

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Part of the fence that is currently around the pond will be moved to do some work at the new park in Abbeville.

Abbeville Council keeps moving forward with work at new park

While the finished product remains at least a couple of years away, the City of Abbeville is taking steps to develop Lafitte Drive-in Park.
The Abbeville City Council approved a plan in June to turn about 15 acres that used to be the site of the drive-in into a city park. The city purchased the land last year from the deGrauww family, which owned the drive-in. The land will be combined with adjacent property the city already owned to create a large recreational area.

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