Jonathan Touchet of the Abbeville Police Department adjusts the camera on his uniform.

The high-profile shooting involving a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last summer launched the issue of  law enforcement wearing body cameras into a national conversation.

Koryn Hawthorne

This week, Koryn Hawthorne is in   Los Angeles, and if she is lucky, she will not be back until after May 16 - the night of the finals.
The price of oil has fallen over the last year by 50 percent and many are scratching their heads trying to figure out why.

Jonathan Touchet of the Abbeville Police Department adjusts the camera on his uniform.

Koryn Hawthorne

New Vermilion, Acadia D.A. happy with his new job

Keith Stutes, the new district attorney

CROWLEY - Though he is only five weeks into his first term as district attorney for the 15th Judicial District, Keith Stutes gives the impression of a man who is both accessible and “hands-on.”

Filmmaker returns to Abbeville to create his first short film

Cody Pontiff watches the camera during filming.

This past weekend filming a short film took place in downtown Abbeville. Behind the production of the film were two Abbeville natives who helped write and produce the film.

Abbeville teen will sing on"The Voice"

Koryn Hawthorne

The National TV show “The Voice” begins Monday on NBC. This season Vermilion Parish has a reason to watch it because a 17-year-old from Abbeville will be performing on the show.

Miguez wins District 49 State Representative race

Blake Miguez is the winner.

Blake Miguez of New Iberia is the new District 49 State Representative.
Miguez won a special election held Saturday in parts of Iberia and Vermilion parishes.

Mayard Gets A New Heart On Valentine’s Day

Phil Mayard with his wife Kelly Derouen and stepdaughter Autumn Derouen.

What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift?
Jewelry, candy and flowers will always be popular answers.

Vermilion Parish livestock judging team wins state

LSU Ag Center Agent Andrew Granger (left) stands with the top three livestock judging teams in Louisiana. The state champion team is made up of (middle) Jade Herpin (Kaplan High) (with cap) from Kaplan High, Shelbi Picard (Abbeville High) and Brett Lee (VC). On the end are John Gordy Broussard (Kaplan High), Seth Suire (Kaplan High) and not pictured is Victoria Frederick (Abbeville High). They finished third.

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Erath second baseman Bren Faulk prepares for a pitch during the game against Fairview Thursday.

The Erath Bobcat baseball team rebounded from a tough loss against St. Charles with a 10-0 win at home against Fairview Thursday evening.

Lifestyle

A’xyli Zanae Nunez
A daughter, A’zyli Zanae Nunez was born Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Abbeville General Hospital to Charnisa Lenitra Nunez of Abbeville.

Obituaries

ERATH – A Mass of Christian Burial honoring the life of Velma Todd DesOrmeaux, 84, will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with Fr.

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