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  • Evacuation lifted after lightning causes oil well fire

    July 27, 2015 3:41 PM

    LAKE ARTHUR - Authorities lifted an evacuation order Monday around a Vermillion Parish oil well which caught fire after a lightning strike this weekend. The Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office said the fire was allowed to burn out at the well, which is on La. 717 west of Gueydan off... more »
  • Trooper injured in one of several crashes involving impaired drivers Easter morning

    April 5, 2015 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A trooper was injured and two people died in several crashes involving impaired drivers on Easter morning. In Baton Rouge Parish, troopers say Magen Alicia Hall was nearly double the legal alcohol limit when she allegedly plowed into that back of a trooper's SUV around 2:40... more »
  • School leaders consider flood walls to protect schools

    September 29, 2014 6:40 AM

    ABBEVILLE - School officials in Vermilion Parish are moving ahead with plans for a concrete wall and pump system to protect more of the parish's schools from floodwaters. They are determined not to see a replay of problems encountered with flooded schools following Hurricane Rita in 2005 and Ike in... more »
  • Curfew in effect after deputy was found dead

    June 23, 2014 9:32 PM

    ABBEVILLE - People in this small community were ordered not to leave their homes overnight Monday as authorities searched for two people who may have shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy hours earlier. The deputy was found dead after calling in a report about two suspicious people south... more »
  • $1.7 billion recommended for coastal projects

    December 30, 2013 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal report calls for $1.7 billion in coastal restoration projects for southwest Louisiana. State officials say it is encouraging, but far short of what is needed. The draft report comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and recommends projects in Cameron, Calcasieu, and... more »
  • Frozen seafood could be fresh catch check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 30, 2013 5:41 PM

    DELCAMBRE - The Louisiana Certified Wild Caught Seafood branded Vermillion Bay Sweet Shrimp got a chance to show off today. The seafood, which boasts the state's first seal of approval, is caught in Louisiana waters and then processed, without preservatives, within a day of reaching shore. "It's like... 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 »
  • Vermilion SO: 1 dead in morning helicopter crash

    October 5, 2012 2:28 PM

    ABBEVILLE, La. - The Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office says a helicopter pilot was killed in a crash shortly after taking off from a heliport in the area of Intracoastal City. A news release said the crash was reported at 8:20 a.m. Friday. The wreckage was found about a quarter... 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 »
  • Vermilion Parish to appeal tax ruling

    February 23, 2012 7:16 AM

    ABBEVILLE - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted unanimously to appeal a state court ruling that prohibits the Vermilion Hurricane Flood Protection District from imposing a parish-wide tax in the city of Abbeville. State District Judge Jules Edwards issued the ruling. The 5.7-mill tax for coastal storm protection, if... more »
  • Man charged in 12 Kaplan arsons

    February 4, 2012 4:49 PM

    KAPLAN- A man is arrested in connection to 12 fires set over the past two years in Vermilion Parish. According to State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning a special task force led to Felician Joseph "Fish" Primeaux's arrest this morning. Primeaux is accused of setting fires to nine... more »

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