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Donald “Don” Landry

LANDRY TAKES OATH AS 15TH JDC DISTRICT ATTORNEY

LAFAYETTE — A new attorney is now on the job in the fifteenth judicial district.
Lafayette, Acadia, and Vermilion parishes swore in District Attorney Donald “Don” Landry Monday night. He started his first day in office this week before officially being sworn in.
Landry is familiar with the position. He worked for 34 years under former District Attorney Mike Harson before he lost reelection in 2014.

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The aftermath of a fiery two-vehicle crash on I-10 near the Rayne Exit 87 ramp that took the life of one. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

I-10 EASTBOUND CLOSED: FIery TWO-VEHICLE I-10 CRASH IN RAYNE TAKES ONE LIFE

RAYNE - Rayne Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly announced his department is currently investigating a two-vehicle crash that resulted in one fatality.
At 6:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, Rayne Police received a call of a crash and a vehicle on fire on I-10 Eastbound near the on ramp of Rayne Exit 87. Rayne Police and Rayne Volunteer Fire responded and the fire was extinguished.

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Louisiana Gov. Edwards keeping current COVID-19 restrictions in place without changes

(The Center Square) – Louisiana will stay in “Phase 2” of the White House-approved restrictions meant to limit the spread of COVID-19, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday.
The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations is increasing in every region of the state, officials report. The rate of COVID-19 tests coming back positive is well above 10 percent statewide; officials would prefer to see a rate below 5 percent.

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The Sheriff’s Office is searching for this man in the photos (above).

Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office searching for suspect in four-wheeler theft

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division is actively attempting to identify and locate a suspect involved in the theft of two four-wheelers.
The suspect is described as a white heavy set male, approximately six foot tall.
On Jan. 8, 2021, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 2:20 a.m., the suspect entered into a metal building near the intersection of LA Hwy. 699 and LA Hwy. 700, and stole two (2) four wheelers . The four wheelers are described as a 2003 Honda 500, Green in color and a 2009 Honda 420 (VIN: 1HTE370294006478).

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The historical Herod gym will be torn down in the coming months to make room for a new cultural center on Martin Luther King Drive in Abbeville.

Pastor August purchases old Herod school, land in Abbeville

It looks like the days are numbered for the old Herod High School located on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Abbeville.
For 66 years, the only black high school in Abbeville has slowly been going downhill. 2021 could be the year the building is torn down.
In 1955, the brick Herod High School was built in Abbeville. First grade through 12th-grade students attended. The school eventually closed in 1970 due to desegregation, and the African American students who attended Herod were sent to schools throughout the parish.

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