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Abbeville Police Dept has taken 66 firearms off streets this year

The city of Abbeville has, unfortunately, been plagued by several violent incidents.
These incidents are not unique to any city, but whenever these incidents happen near your home, it often becomes “too real”.
The Abbeville Police Department has been diligently going after the violent criminals who are causing citizens to fear for the safety of themselves and their families. Gun violence perpetrated by violent individuals have far too often spread this fear amongst our community.

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Free COVID-19 testing at Cajun Field will be extended through Sunday, Aug. 2

LAFAYETTE — A free COVID-19 mobile testing site at Cajun Field will remain in place through Sunday, Aug. 2.
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the Louisiana Department of Health have been operating the site since July 10. This is the second time that testing has been extended.
Free, drive-thru tests will continue to be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except on Friday, July 31. A food distribution effort will be held at the site that day.
No ID is needed for testing, but registration is required.

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Louisiana rental assistance program paused due to overwhelming demand

BATON ROUGE – A Louisiana program to pay rent for people facing economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and response has been put on hold because of overwhelming demand, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office says.
State officials say they are still taking applications for the program in anticipation of receiving additional funding from the federal government. They say more than 40,000 people have applied.

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Vermilion Parish School Board looks at starting school later

The Vermilion Parish School District originally had plans to start school on Aug. 10. That was Plan A. But, as of last week, there is now a Plan B and possibly a Plan C, which pushes the opening date back.
At Thursday’s five-hour school board meeting, the board members could not decide when school will start. The debate went back and forth, and the meeting had to be stopped at 11 p.m., because everyone was getting tired. The meeting will continue Monday at 6 p.m., and the board is expected to decide on when to begin the school year.

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