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  • 9 arrested in cockfighting bust in Abbeville

    June 11, 2015 10:04 AM

    ABBEVILLE- Police have arrested nine Abbeville residents for cockfighting in the back yard of an Abbeville home. Authorities received a tip in May that gambling on cockfighting may have been going on in a yard with a tall, wooden fence. Police say a juvenile also was allegedly selling alcoholic beverages... more »
  • Memorial fund set up for slain deputy's family

    July 4, 2014 1:06 PM

    ABBEVILLE - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office says a memorial support fund has been set up for donations to help the family of slain deputy Allen Bares. Sheriff Mike Couvillon said in a news release this week that donations can be made to the Allen M. Bares Memorial Fund at... more »
  • Men accused in deputy's death face new charges

    July 2, 2014 11:31 AM

    ABBEVILLE - State police say two Abbeville men accused of killing Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Deputy Allen Bares Jr. last week will face additional charges of armed robbery and obstruction of justice. Twenty-year-old Quintylan Richard and 19-year-old Baylan Taylor were already facing charges of first-degree murder, unauthorized use of a moveable... more »
  • 2 more arrests in deputy's fatal shooting

    June 25, 2014 3:28 PM

    ABBEVILLE - Louisiana State Police have arrested two more people who investigators say helped one of the men accused in the Monday shooting death of an off-duty Vermilion Parish sheriff's deputy. Detectives determined that 28-year-old Miguel Comeaux and 24-year-old Quintygi Richard, both of Abbeville, helped 20-year-old Quintylan Richard elude capture... more »
  • Off-duty deputy was murdered after reporting burglary

    June 24, 2014 6:13 PM

    ABBEVILLE - Vermillion Parish investigators said two men were burglarizing a house on Monday when off-duty deputy Allen Bares Jr. interrupted their crime in progress. They shot him several times and stole his car before deputies could arrive on the scene, according to detectives. Officials revealed new information... more »
  • Authorities to address Vermilion Parish deputy shooting

    June 24, 2014 12:03 PM

    ABBEVILLE - State Police and the Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office announced a press conference to be held today at 1 p.m. following the shooting death of a Vermillion Parish Sheriff's deputy on Monday. Deputy Allen Bares Jr. witnessed suspicious activity in the Abbeville neighborhood where he was mowing grass... more »
  • Former Delcambre officer found guilty of kidnapping

    December 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
  • Rice mill burning, "looks like someone poured gas on the fire"

    September 21, 2012 4:54 PM

    ABBEVILLE- A large fire has developed at a rice mill in Vermilion Parish. KATC TV in Lafayette reports the fire is burning at the Farmer's Co-op. On Facebook, someone posted: "It's burning like someone poured gas on the fire." Check back for more updates. Picture taken... more »
  • La. sheriff sued over detention of immigrants

    September 19, 2012 4:34 PM

    ABBEVILLE - To see if detained immigrants are being locked up unlawfully for long periods of time, a civil rights group is seeking to get the Vermilion Parish sheriff to turn over documents on immigrants who've been jailed since 2009. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit against Sheriff... more »
  • Man Dies After Crash In Pointe Coupee Parish

    April 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    FALSE RIVER- A man from Abbeville is dead following a crash this morning in Pointe Coupee Parish. It happened around 2:00. Police say 32-year-old Kent Nunez was driving south on LA 413 when his truck crossed into the other lane and ran off the road. The vehicle crossed a... more »
  • Abbeville woman dies in Lafayette Parish crash

    November 29, 2010 11:30 AM

    LAFAYETTE- A two vehicle crash on La. Highway 339 south of Lafayette has claimed the life of an Abbeville woman. State Police say the car she was riding in failed to stop at the intersection of Highway 339 and Savoy Road and was hit on the passenger door by... more »
  • Abbeville chief plans to track police cars

    July 28, 2010 4:47 AM

    Abbeville's new police chief says he's going to put GPS units in squad cars to keep tabs on whether his officers are patrolling, speeding, or idle for hours. Chief Tony Hardy, who took office three weeks ago, says he's had complaints about speeding police cars. He said the GPS units... more »
  • Man killed in Vermilion Parish crash

    May 6, 2010 9:01 AM

    State police say a 35-year-old Abbeville man died in a one car accident on La. Highway 333 near Intracoastal City. Troopers say Carlos Felipe Ramirez was driving north when he missed a curve and struck a tree. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene. more »
  • Suspect in Abbeville slaying caught in Va.

    February 26, 2010 7:39 AM

    A suspect wanted in a shooting death in Abbeville two months ago has been arrested in Virginia. Authorities say 25-year-old Jamal Diggs was arrested Thursday in Newport News, Va. and charged with second-degree murder. Diggs is accused in the shooting death of D'Jacquaney Mitchel on Dec. 10. Police Chief Rick... more »
  • Abbeville man struck, killed by pickup

    February 8, 2010 6:10 AM

    State police are investigating a deadly crash involving a pickup and pedestrian that happened aroudn 2:30 a.m. Monday on La. Highway 699 north of Abbeville. Investigators say 28-year-old Anthony Baldridge and his brother were walking west on Highway 699 when a pickup being driven by 32-year-old Ryan Simon of Maurice... more »
  • Utility costs cut in Abbeville

    January 17, 2010 1:24 PM

    The Abbeville City Council approved a 20 percent break on water and sewer bills for residents. Councilman-At-Large Francis Plaisance said residents increased their water and heat use because of the unusually cold temperatures. Plaisance proposed the discount at 10 percent, and Councilman Francis Touchet suggested it be raised... more »
  • Body found in burning car in Vermillion Parish

    September 28, 2009 10:23 AM

    Authorities are investigating the cause of death associated with that of a body found in a burning vehicle north of Abbeville. Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon said officers responded to call around 12:29 a.m. Monday and once the fire was extinguished by Abbeville Fire Department, a body was found within... more »

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