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Kaplan Police looking for suspect

Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams is asking for help in locating a suspect who fled from police officers.
Adams said the department responded to a caller who complained of a man sitting in his vehicle at the corner of J. Viator and Irving Street (near the cemetery). The caller also stated the vehicle had three pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle.
When police approached the vehicle, the driver immediately reversed the car and hit an officer while fleeing.

Rene Rost Middle School’s Carina Chargois will be competing to be Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year. She is the Vermilion Parish Middle School Student of the Year this year and won the Elementary Student of the Year honor in fifth grade.

Rene Rost’s Carina Chargois vying for state’s top middle school student

To read Carina Chargois’ bio is to see the accomplishments and experiences of someone who will be graduating high school in May and heading off to college in the fall.
That is not the case.
Chargois is simply a 13-year-old eighth grader at Rene Rose Middle School who will be entering high school when August rolls around.
Chargois has an opportunity to close out her middle school career in a big way. She is one of six semifinalists for the Louisiana Middle School Student of the Year.

Judge Marcus Broussard passes away

Abbeville’s first City Court Judge, the Honorable Marcus Anson Broussard, Jr., passed away this past Friday, March 3, 2017, at his home in Abbeville. Judge Broussard was born in Abbeville, Louisiana, on February 14, 1929, the eldest child of Marcus A. Broussard, Sr. and Muriel Alice Brady. He spent his early childhood residing in Washington D.C., where his father was secretary to then U.S. Congressman Numa Montet. After three years in D.C., the family returned to Abbeville where he was raised along with his two siblings -- Florence Adele “Flo” Broussard (Guidry), and R.

NV’s McKay Stevens

NV’s Stevens named Vermilion Parish Student of the Year

LEROY — When looking at candidates for Vermilion Parish Student of the Year, the numbers could simply speak for themselves.
There are dozens of students with 4.0 GPA’s and high scores on the ACT, among other accolades. With that said, North Vermilion High’s McKay Stevens did not put a great deal of pressure on herself when going through the process of the Student of the Year competition.
“I honestly did not,” Stevens said. “My ACT is a 24 and my GPA (3.85) is not a 4.0. I know other kids had way more to show on those aspects.”

Abbeville, Quality Sports Authority finalize agreement

After weeks of discussion and negotiation, the City of Abbeville and Quality Sports Authority (QSA) are now partners in youth recreation.
The Abbeville City Council voted 3-2 during its regular meeting Tuesday to allow Mayor Mark Piazza to execute a contract with QSA for outsourcing of the management of the city’s youth recreation program.
Councilman Francis Touchet Jr. made a motion for the move. Councilman Brady Broussard Jr. provided a second.
Councilman Wayne Landry joined Broussard and Touchet by voting in favor of the agreement. Landry did qualify his vote.

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