Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams reported officers responded to a shooting at Eighth and Frederick Streets last night. Upon arrival, officers learned two victims recieved gun shot wounds. The male victim is hospitalized and awaiting surgery and the other was a 16 year old female who was treated and released.

Alex Hilliard

Kaplan Police investigated allegations of improper contact between a Kaplan High School teacher and a student. Alex Hilliard, 26, of Lafayette, was arrested and charged with three counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He is an award-winning band director and an assistant baseball coach at the school.

Each year, Dozier Elementary’s technology committee applies for grants locally and nationally. This past fall, Dozier submitted a proposal for technology resources to be used by the students to the Erath 4th of July Association. Recently, Erath 4th of July Association President Robert B. Vincent and board members were on hand to present the grant money awarded for the submitted proposal. In the past five years, the group has donated a total of $10,700 toward Dozier Elementary’s “Eye on Tech” campaign. Pictured at the 2013-14 grant presentation are Dozier Elementary Principal Karla Toups, board member Stephanie Broussard, board president Robert B. Vincent, and board members Peggy and John Earl LeBlanc.

ERATH - When new school leaders Karla Toups and Natalie Hebert began their journey at Dozier Elementary in 2009, they sat with (part time) tech specialist Stacy Bodin to discuss the role technology would play in upcoming years.

Alex Hilliard

Each year, Dozier Elementary’s technology committee applies for grants locally and nationally. This past fall, Dozier submitted a proposal for technology resources to be used by the students to the Erath 4th of July Association. Recently, Erath 4th of July Association President Robert B. Vincent and board members were on hand to present the grant money awarded for the submitted proposal. In the past five years, the group has donated a total of $10,700 toward Dozier Elementary’s “Eye on Tech” campaign. Pictured at the 2013-14 grant presentation are Dozier Elementary Principal Karla Toups, board member Stephanie Broussard, board president Robert B. Vincent, and board members Peggy and John Earl LeBlanc.

Kaplan students, parents protest transfer of their principal Laura LeBeouf

Former Kaplan Principal Laura LeBeouf (in neck brace) made an appearance at the rally. Her students came and greeted her.

KAPLAN — Thursday morning, Kaplan High students and parents held a demonstration in front of Kaplan High School to protest the transfer of their principal Laura LeBeouf.

Two bodies found in burning vehicle in Vermilion Parish

A large burned area remains Wednesday morning after the Maurice Fire Department put out the fire. When the fire was out, they learned there were two bodies inside. The vehicle was located on Claude Road, off La. 699.

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 1 am this morning Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Claude Road, just south of Maurice.

State recognizes Abbeville General as 2013 Safe Sleep Champion Hospital

L - R Heidi Barras RN, Diane Steiner RN, OB Nurse Manager, Dr. Loreen Karaine, pediatrician , Christine Cornell, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Stephanie Guerceo RN, Tina Faulk, Education Coordinator, Denise Noel, RN Chief Nursing Officer

Abbeville General Hospital was recently recognized as a 2013 Louisiana Safe Sleep Champion Hospital by the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.

Three Abbeville City Councilmen went against Mayor's recommendation for the first time in 12 years

Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza talks at the Friday meeting.

Last week a historical thing happened to Abbeville Mayor Mark Piazza when the city council voted 3-2 not to rehire the Abbeville Parks and Recreation Director Jerry Smith.

Abbeville City Council will talk about parks and recreation at Tuesday's meeting

Jerry Smith is hoping the Abbeville City Council hires him back Tuesday night.

The Abbeville City Council is expected to speak about the future of the city’s recreation department, and possibly rehiring its former parks and recreation director Jerry Smith at Tuesday's city co

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Mrs. Dawn Menard Stelly

Dawn Menard of Forked Island, Louisiana, and Jamie Stelly of Forked Island were united in matrimony at the V.F.F. Hall in Kaplan, Louisiana, on April 12, 2014.

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