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Seven subjects cited for migratory game bird violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited seven subjects for alleged migratory game bird violations in Vermilion Parish.
Agents cited Brian Debarge, 53, of Cameron, Brandon Debarge, 26, of Cameron, Jody Trahan, 37, of Cameron, Allen Romero, 51, of Gueydan, and Timothy Nelton, 55, of Houma, for hunting migratory game birds from a vehicle and from a public road on Dec. 21. Agents also cited Jeremy Debarge, 32, of Cameron, Lakelyn Rougeau, 21, of Bell City, for the same violations on Dec. 25.

Brooke Pridgen (right) makes the donation.

Gulf Coast Bank employees fundraised for coworker, childhood cancer survivor

During the month of November Gulf Coast Bank’s employees fundraised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through various in-house fundraisers as well as a contribution from the bank.
Brooke Pridgen, who works in Gulf Coast Bank’s Loan Operations Center (LOC), is a childhood cancer survivor who spent much of her young life at St. Jude’s. She even served as their Bike-a-thon poster child for 3 years.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon hands Sgt. Kim Verret her retirement plaque. Also in the photo are Col. Kirk Frith (right) and Major Darryl LeBlanc.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon hands Lt. Joann Hargrave Housden her retirement plaque. Also in the photo are Col. Kirk Frith (right) and Major Darryl LeBlanc.

Two Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s deputies with combined 51 years experience are retiring

Due to retirement, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is losing two deputies, who have more than 51 years of combined experience.
Saying goodbye to the Sheriff’s Office are Detective Sgt. Kim Verret and Detective Lt. Joann Hargrave Housden.
Housden’s final day was Dec. 31 of 2017, and Verret’s final day is Saturday.

Councilman Wayne Landry (left) and Councilman Francis Plaisance take part in Wednesday special Abbeville City Council meeting.

Special Council meeting focuses on solutions for crime

Abbeville Chief of Police Tony Hardy will not have to consider overtime restrictions when scheduling officers for patrol during the next week.
The Abbeville City Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Wednesday morning to lift the cap on overtime for the Police Department through Jan. 3. The move is in response to recent shootings that occurred in the city, one that left a teenager dead. City officials hope that more patrol can help deter similar instances.

Brandon Charpentier

Eunice man arrested for burglaries

CROWLEY — Deputies with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office, working with St. Landry Sheriff’s Office and Eunice Police have arrested an individual on burglary charges, according to a news release from Sheriff K.P. Gibson.
Brandon Charpentier, 25, of Eunice was arrested by Eunice Police on warrants issued by all three of the above listed agencies.

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