Abbeville Police respond to Tuesday night shooting; victim in stable condition

On Tuesday, Feb. 5, at approximately 10:25 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the 800 block of Dutel Street in reference to a shots fired complaint.
On arrival, officers located a 59-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound. The male victim was then transported to a local hospital for care. The victim is in stable condition.
The Abbeville Police Dept. is asking the public, if anyone has any information about this incident to contact the Abbeville Police Dept. at 337-893-2511.

Brandon Smith was all smiles after being named the recipient of a leadership award in Lafayette.

Smith brings positivity to youth in Acadiana

Growing up, Abbeville native Brandon Smith had the greatest of influences in his mother Sabrina. Smith; who now lives in Lafayette, grew up here in Vermilion Parish and credits his mother as someone who had always taught him to always be prepared; something she tended to make ease of, as if it were as simple as that. “She was and still is my greatest influence,” he said “Despite any hardship we faced as a family, I never felt like I’d made a mistake bad enough not to get through it.”

Bryan Kibodeaux

Vermilion Sheriff’s Deputy arrested for first-degree rape charge, other charges

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a deputy with just under 18 years of service with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the Louisiana State Police charged with 1 count of first degree rape, 4 counts of sexual battery and 4 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Mike Francis

Louisiana Public Service Commission elects Mike Francis as Chairman

CROWLEY -– At the January Business and Executive meeting of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Mike Francis, (R-Crowley) was unanimously elected Chairman by the five Louisiana Commissioners for the 2019 term.
Commissioner Francis stated, “I am honored to have been elected unanimously by my colleagues, Republican and Democrat alike”. “I appreciate the confidence they have entrusted in me. I will strive daily to work for every Louisiana consumer”.


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