Casie Bennett

Normally, the Cattle Festival Beauty Pageant goes off without any problems. That was not the case at this year’s beauty pageant.

A shooting took place at the Woodmen of the World in Abbeville early Sunday morning.

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person responsible for a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at the Woodmen of the World Lodge on West Woodmen Road, just outside the city limits of Abbeville.

Jade's Lounge on Graceland Street was the scene of a shooting Sunday. The Abbeville police are searching for the shooter.

Abbeville police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning. Police responded to a call of shots fired at 2:59 a.m. after someone reportedly fired multiple rounds into a car parked near Jade’s Lounge at the corner of North Miles Street and Graceland Avenue.

Casie Bennett

A shooting took place at the Woodmen of the World in Abbeville early Sunday morning.

Jade's Lounge on Graceland Street was the scene of a shooting Sunday. The Abbeville police are searching for the shooter.


Survey says coastal protection is No. 1 worry in Vermilion Parish

Many residents worry their homes and cars are going to flood when the next hurricane makes landfall near the parish.

After two years in the making, the Vermilion Parish Comprehensive Resiliency Plan is complete, and the plan shows coastal protection is the number one worry of Vermilion Parish residents.

Cattle Festival Citizen of the Year is Gerard Sellers

Gerard Sellers will be honored as Cattle Festival Citizen of the Year.

The 66th Annual Cattle Festival announced that Gerard Sellers has been selected at the Citizen of the Year for the 2014 Cattle Festival.

Abbeville citizens receive letters offering water line insurance plans

City officials are asking Abbeville residents not to sign anything sent to them in the mail before they read it and understand it.

Letters offering insurance plans for exterior water lines have reportedly been received by several Vermilion Parish residents during the last two years.

Abbeville Arrest Report: Aug. 17-25

Dianne Mouton Allen
DOB: 9/24/1952
Charge: (Misdemeanor) Theft of Goods

Melissa Arceneaux
DOB: 8/13/1969
Charge: Warrant Arrest

North Vermilion Middle will be open on Monday

North Vermilion Middle School teacher Laurie Pennington talks with NV Middle School Principal Joan Romero (right).

Monday will be a big day for 513 students, 33 teachers, office workers and two administrators of the brand new North Vermilion Middle School.

Catholic HIgh beats VC

Emile Trahan had nine catches for 99 yards and a touchdown against Catholic High.

NEW IBERIA - The Vermilion Catholic’s 14-game winning streak (dating back to last year) came to an end Friday night thanks to the Class 3A Catholic High Panthers.

Iowa beats Erath in second half

Erath's Zach Broussard (7) and Tyler Melancon (48) tackle an Iowa runner.

ERATH - The Iowa Yellow Jackets out-gained the Erath Bobcats 354 yards of offense to 181 yards en route to a 20-3 victory to open the 2014 season.

Abbeville house burns Friday afternoon

The ladder truck was used to put out the fire in the attic of the house on Henry Street in Abbeville.

The Abbeville Fire Department battled a house fire for at least three hours Friday afternoon on Henry Street, located along the Vermilion River.

Vermilion Parish will benefit from judge's ruling dealing with BP

This is the amount speculated certain parishes along the Gulf Coast will receive from the BP spill.

WASHINGTON—United States District Court Judge Carl Barbier Thursday ruled that BP was “grossly negligent” in its actions leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.



Vermilion Catholic quarterback Hunter Frith (35) looking to pass versus Welsh Friday night. The Eagles beat Welsh 32-26 in overtime.


Tyler Derouen (28) running versus Welsh Friday night. Derouen scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime.

By Jordan Arceneaux, Sports editor


Mrs. Phillip Michael LeBlanc

Makenzie Lynne Chaumont and Phillip Michael LeBlanc, both 23, exhanged wedding vows during at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Luke Simpson Methodist Church.


LAFAYETTE — Funeral Services for Oliver Curley Broussard age 85, will be held Tuesday September 16, 2014 at 1:30PM in David Funeral Home with Deacon Cody Miller officiating.

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