James Harber

James Harber remains in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center with a bond set at more than $4.6 million. Harber is accused of rape involving juveniles. Abbeville Police arrested him on April 26. Harber, 31, faced a bond hearing Tuesday afternoon. District Judge Laurie Hulin set the total bond at $4,675,000.

Sondra Evans

An Abbeville woman arrested last year in connection to the operation of a meth lab in the city has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Judge Laurie Hulin handed down a 12-year sentence of hard labor to Sondra Evans, 50, last Thursday.

Lt. Jason Hebert

Long-time Abbeville Police Officer Lt. Jason Hebert was arrested by the Louisiana State Police Tuesday afternoon and charged with simple battery for something that allegedly happened in April while he was off duty.

James Harber

Sondra Evans

Lt. Jason Hebert

Breaux Bridge man killed in motorcycle fatality

St. Martin Parish – On Friday, shortly before 9:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a fatal crash on LA 3177 at Oakridge Court in St. Martin Parish.

Abbeville Police respond to shooting

Abbeville Police are continuing an investigation after a suspect shot a man in the head while the victim drove on Graceland Avenue.

Political Presidential Memorabilia

The Gueydan Museum will host a reception Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. to introduce the new exhibit ‘Choosing our President’ political presidential memorabilia from the collection of Tom Angers

GUEYDAN - The Gueydan Museum in partnership with Tom Angers of Lafayette recently unveiled a special exhibit on Sunday, April 17, at 3 p.m. during a meet and greet reception.

Lake Charles man killed in crash north of Erath

Not much was left of the 2016 Corvette after it came to a stop. Debris of the car had to be collected and it now sits in a pile. The only thing left of the car was the cab (next to the pile ).

Early Monday, shortly before 12:25 a.m., Louisiana State Police, Troop I responded to a fatal crash on LA Highway 339 near Reno Road in Vermilion Parish.

No tobacco will be allowed on grounds of Abbeville General

Abbeville General has adopted a 100 percent tobacco-free campus policy that will become effective May 1.
As of this date, patients, staff, and visitors will no longer be allowed to use tobacco products of any type, including smokeless and electronic tobacco products, on any part of the hospital campus.

Vermilion Parish School board adopts new insurance plan

Vermilion Parish School Board employees now have new health insurance options to select from.
At Thursday’s meeting, the school board adopted three different health insurance plans with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel installed as 7th Bishop of Lafayette

Lafayette Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel leaves the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette Friday after his installation ceremony. (Photo by JM Walker Photography)

On Friday, April 15, the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Lafayette hosted the Celebration of the Eucharist and Rite of Installation of His Excellency, the Most Reverend John Douglas Deshotel, DD, as the seventh Bishop of Lafayette. He succeeds the Most Reverend Michael Jarrell, DD, who was among those who participated in Friday’s proceedings.

ATV crash claims life of Church Point woman

ACADIA PARISH — On April 12, 2016, shortly before 6:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of an ATV crash on Louisiana Highway 370 near St.

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Sports

Andre Touchet had a two run home for Erath.

ERATH - The Erath Bobcats and University High volleyed the lead five times on Friday, but Erath came out on top for a 10-6 win.

Lifestyle

Jacob Alexander Chreene
A son, Jacob Alexander Chreene, was born April 12, 2016, at Women’s and Children’s to Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Chreene of Abbeville.

Obituaries

ABBEVILLE — Graveside Services for Lester J. “Pee Wee” Gayneaux, 75, will be 11:00AM Thursday May 5, 2016 at Bancker Cemtery in Henry.

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