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Gary Lee Sellers Jr.

Search for Kaplan suspect continues

KAPLAN — Kaplan Chief of Police Joshua Hardy said Monday morning that his department is continuing the search for a man involved in a fatal shooting last week.
Hardy said the suspect is Gary Lee Sellers Jr. Police describe Sellers as a white male with brown eyes, height at 5’11”, and weighing around 167 pounds. Hardy said Sellers should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on Sellers’ whereabouts can contact the Kaplan Police Department at 643-8602.

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Two pharmacies in Abbeville each receive 200 doses of COVID-19 vaccine; On first day, all are dedicated to 200 residents

The state of Louisiana recently listed the names of 107 pharmacies in Louisiana that will be getting the limited doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
There are 107 pharmacies that will be getting the vaccines.
The 107 pharmacies — 45 chain pharmacies and 62 independent pharmacies — represent 51 parishes and all nine public health regions of the state.
Thrifty Way and Super One pharmacies in Abbeville were the ones on the list to the get the vaccine.
However, those two pharmacies only received 100 vaccines at each location.

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Kyrsten Burley and her son Jaziah.

Young mother conducts search for her father

At the age of 18, Kyrsten Michelle Burley’s life was changed. After finding out that her “dad” wasn’t her biological father, relief set in, but so did so many questions which led her on the biggest journey of her life; finding her biological father.
Growing up, Kyrsten never felt close to the man she believed was her father and her relationship with her mother wasn’t the best either growing up.

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VC students head back to campus on Monday

When school began on Monday after two weeks off because of the holidays, Vermilion Catholic welcomed all of its students back on campus. In contrast, public high schools and middle schools will continue to operate on a hybrid schedule.
For the last few weeks, high school students at VC have been learning at home with Chromebooks’ help.
VC Principal Mike Guilbeaux made the decision Wednesday morning to have everyone return to campus on Jan. 4.

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