April 29, 2013 6:13 AM
Walter August, 18 years old of Abbeville, was arrested early Monday morning and charged with the 2nd Degree Murder of Jovontae Charles. The homicide of Charles took place on April 26, 2013, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Schlessinger Street.
August was booked on a warrant... more »
December 28, 2012 7:35 PM
Citizens in Abbeville say they want to take back their community after what they're calling "senseless violence."
It has been a violent year in the City of Abbeville, 8 murders, still several unsolved. "It could be anyone at anytime that lose their life over nothing."
Lawrence Levy is... more »
December 21, 2012 1:37 AM
An Abbeville man was found murdered in his South Lamar Street home Thursday. Family members identify the victim as 25 year old Darrell Broussard (pictured). Broussard's own mother made the grim discovery.
"She saw a footprint on the door and the door was kicked in," said Abbeville City Councilman... more »
December 11, 2012 11:29 PM
This time of year, a lot of people focus on their faith. But an Abbeville man said he has a whole new outlook on faith after he died and came back to life. Ronnie Trahan said he knows Heaven is real, because he's been there.
As Ronnie throws a... more »
November 12, 2012 11:48 PM
A father is calling for an end to violence in his community after his son was shot and killed Sunday in Abbeville. Police said the accused shooter, Dedrick Maze, turned himself in after he allegedly shot 23-year-old Jacolby Walker in Walker's backyard at his house on Lyman Street.
Now... more »
October 4, 2012 8:55 AM
NEW ROADS, La. (AP) - State police say two vehicles collided on La. Highway 1 in Pointe Coupee Parish, killing one of the drivers. Trooper says 34-year-old Jason Weill, of Abbeville, was driving north on La. 1 near the Morganza Spillway when he lost control of his vehicle after passing... more »
August 29, 2012 12:01 AM
Many parishes and cities have set curfews for Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Iberia Parish: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Gueydan: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Abbeville: 10pm Tuesday and 8pm Wednesday Erath: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday Delcambre: 10pm Tuesday until 6am Wednesday
Abbeville Police said they put... more »
June 21, 2012 11:38 PM
A disappointing outcome for prosecutors, as a five-time DWI offender is found not guilty. 48-year-old Steve Roy of Abbeville is already in jail, awaiting sentencing for a fourth offense DWI conviction. He faces at least 10 years in prison for that conviction. Wednesday would have been his fifth DWI, but... more »
March 21, 2012 7:05 PM
Two more tornados touched down near Abbeville Wednesday morning. One near LA-14 and another on Rice Cove Road near the jail.
"The whole back roof, patio, car port, the shed," Kenneth Bourgeois said. "It destroyed everything." Bourgeois woke up Wednesday morning he says, 'lucky to be alive.'
"You... more »
February 23, 2012 7:30 PM
The entire city of Abbeville went without water Thursday. The source of the problem is a broken water line. Resident Bang Bui said, "its like a bomb went off and just blew up everything. Water was everywhere."
He woke up to a lake in his front yard on Dollie... more »
February 14, 2012 10:56 PM
At a special meeting Tuesday, the Abbeville City Council voted to fire Officer William Proctor. Proctor has been on administrative leave since December, when he was involved in a shooting.
According to Abbeville Police Chief Tony Hardy, an internal affairs investigation found Proctor violated department policy, by failing to... more »
January 3, 2012 11:30 PM
In Abbeville, a daring rescue by police officers on Christmas Eve was recognized by the Mayor and Council Members.
Less than two weeks ago, a home on Charity Street caught fire. Abbeville Senior Patrol Officer Joshua J. Hebert said when they arrived on scene the back of the house... more »
December 21, 2011 10:24 PM
Abbeville Police are stepping up patrols after several burglaries across the city. Police believe a single suspect is responsible for roughly seven burglaries in the past two weeks, almost all at area businesses.
Beth Looney runs Curves in Abbeville, and until last Friday, thought it was a safe place... more »
December 6, 2011 11:02 PM
A heated debate erupts in Abbeville's council chambers; whether to keep or reject a three-percent tax on hotels, motels and campgrounds. The tax currently benefits non-profit youth groups but managers of those accommodations say every time you spend the night in Vermilion Parish, it's going to cost a little more.... more »
October 5, 2011 11:15 PM
The City of Abbeville is cracking down on crime in a whole new way. They're now patrolling the streets on two wheels instead of four.
Senior Patrolman William Proctor is one of Abbeville's top bicycle police officers. He said he was on-board with the idea from the start.
... more »
September 19, 2011 10:33 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - There's a new, rolling conservation classroom for schools from Cameron Parish to Terrebonne Parish and as far north as Evangeline Parish. Exhibits about the soil, plants, water, air and animals of Louisiana's wetlands, and about recycling, are housed in a 40-foot-long trailer. The Vermilion Soil and... more »
September 19, 2011 8:54 AM
In Vermillion Parish, the Abbeville Fire Department responded to a house fire early this morning.
Around 1:30 A.M., there were reports of heavy smoke coming from a house in the 1800 block of Wabash.
Upon arrival, crews saw that the back of the home had erupted in flames.... more »
July 27, 2011 9:54 AM
Joseph W Schexnider was an Abbeville native and served in the National Guard. But in January 1984 he failed to show up for a court hearing in Abbeville. His family never saw or heard from him again. DNA tests confirmed what Abbeville Police suspected. It was his skeletal remains found... more »
July 26, 2011 8:48 PM
An Abbeville man, who disappeared almost 30 years ago, is now identified as the skeleton remains found in the Bank of Abbeville chimney. It's been over two months since workers discovered the bones, and now that his identity is being released, the man's family can finally lay him to rest.... more »
July 24, 2011 8:32 PM
Abbeville City Councilman Carbett Duhon has died.
Duhon served on the city council for the past 21 years. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 am at Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church.
Carbett Duhon was 82 years old.
July 19, 2011 11:14 PM
Abbeville Police said they're closer to confirming the identity of skeletal remains found in a chimney in the Bank of Abbeville, nearly two months after the shocking discovery.
Workers found the remains after starting renovations of the bank's second floor in May. The bones have since been sent to... more »
July 9, 2011 11:08 PM
Abbeville Police are investigating two overnight shootings that happened close in time and proximity; different shooters and different victims but police believe the two are related. The first happened just after 1:00 AM at the Tiki Club on South Miles Street when a fight between a group of women became... more »
June 12, 2011 10:41 AM
Two people are now dead after a wreck last weekend.
Twenty-three year old Emily Landry passed away around one Sunday morning at a Lafayette hospital.
The crash first happened last Saturday on LA 82 South of Abbeville. Troopers say that the driver of the vehicle, 52 year old... more »
June 4, 2011 11:46 AM
An early morning crash claims the life of an Abbeville man.
The crash happened just after one am on LA 82 South of Abbeville. Troopers say that the driver of the vehicle, 52 year old Gregory Menard attempted to pass several cars in a no passing zone, and collided... more »
April 24, 2011 10:59 AM
Louisiana State Troopers are continuing their investigation into a bad crash in Vermilion Parish that left a man dead.
According to investigators, 76 year old Minos Baudoin was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Upon arrival, emergency personnel removed the seatbelt before State Police arrived.
... more »
April 24, 2011 12:04 AM
A bad crash in Vermilion Parish leaves a man dead.
It happened Friday night just after 8 at the intersection of LA 3267 and John Hardy Drive. According to troopers, 76-year-old Minos Baudoin of Abbeville ran the stop sign at the intersection and was broadsided by an oncoming vehicle.... more »
April 8, 2011 6:42 AM
The Abbeville Police Department is currently investigating a shooting which resulted in one subject transported to Abbeville General Hospital. The shooting occurred around 10:00 PM on 4/7/11 near the intersection of Alley and Cherokee Streets. Officers are currently looking for persons of interest in this matter and will release further... more »
March 28, 2011 7:21 PM
Palmetto Island State Park in Abbeville will be open through this summer.. It was originally scheduled to close at the end of June because of budget problems. Park Manager, Marcelle Guidry, said "who knew we'd be in a recession and the money just wouldn't be there to operate the park,... more »
March 27, 2011 11:52 PM
A major fire in Abbeville sent two people to the hospital including a firefighter, but not before he was able to make a dramatic rescue.
"There was so much smoke and flames" Justin Roy was on his way back home when he noticed smoke billowing over Robie Circle just... more »
March 27, 2011 12:37 AM
The first ever Weiner Dog Races were held Saturday in Abbeville. KATC'S Chris Welty was there for the unique fundraiser benefiting Animal Aid and the Greater Abbeville-Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.
"I've never seen dog races of any sort and I thought the kids would enjoy it."
They've got... more »
March 15, 2011 6:24 AM
LA 14 at the old Abbeville bridge will also be closed today. Crews will be making repairs at the site. Detour routes will be posted. more »
February 15, 2011 6:00 PM
Daniel Hernandez turned himself in to the Abbeville Police Department this afternoon and has been booked on a warrant for Manslaughter. The bond on the warrant was set at $100,000.00 by Judge Durwood Conque. Daniel has since been transported to Vermilion Parish Correctional Center where he will be... more »
February 13, 2011 12:02 AM
UPDATE: At around 3:00pm Saturday, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office along with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries found the body of 56 year old Jullien Gajan Jr. of Abbeville, reported missing Thursday. According to witnesses, Mr. Gajan left in his boat to go hunting Wednesday and never returned.... more »
January 11, 2011 10:56 PM
One man in Abbeville started a new business, not only to make a little money, but to make a difference in his community. Up until now there was no taxi service in Abbeville, but David Trahan is taking on that responsibility and much more.
"You call me, I'm there,"... more »
December 28, 2010 4:50 PM
If you get a new flat screen in TV in Abbeville, hide the box! Crooks there are targeting those with fancy new electronics. Police say there has been a rash of break-ins on the north and southside of Charity Street. The suspect is going after tv's ranging from $1200 to... more »
December 21, 2010 7:35 PM
More of Acadiana's heroes from the 256th Brigade returned home today. About 30 members of the Brigade arrived at the National Guard Headquarters in Abbeville. The goal is to get everyone home in time for Christmas. Monica Morris waited anxiously for a year for her boyfriend, Sergeant Major Troy Barron,... more »
December 14, 2010 12:10 PM
Update: On the afternoon of 12/11/10, Tawaski Lewis turned himself in to the Abbeville Police Department. Tawaski Lewis was then booked in on 8 warrants for the following charges: 3 Counts of Burglary, 1 Count of Attempted Burglary, 6 Counts of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Juvenile, and Illegal... more »
November 23, 2010 4:53 PM
A illegal immigrant is being detained at the Vermilion Parish jail following a crash that sent a vehicle into an Abbeville hair salon.
18 year old Alejandro Salazar is being charged with one felony count of operating a motor vehicle while illegally in the U.S.
Salazar lost control... more »
November 23, 2010 11:51 AM
Abbeville Police responded to a three vehicle accident that sent one vehicle into a building at 1929 Charity Street. The accident reportedly caused a gas leak, but crews quickly stopped the leak.
Police say a driver was speeding down Charity Street, lost control and hit a parked car. That... more »
November 21, 2010 4:44 PM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors are opposing efforts by William Williams Jr., who was convicted in 1983 of raping Abbeville woman, to have his DNA be tested against evidence collected in the case. The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that Williams was accused of kidnapping an Abbeville woman at knifepoint, raping... more »
November 10, 2010 7:02 PM
No more hard feelings for fans in Abbeville who felt snubbed by NFL Hall of Famer, Rickey Jackson. One month after the disappointment, elation and a daylong visit as Jackson tours the city. "This is spectacular," Heidi Vincent said. Vincent was ecstatic when she found the Hall of Famer in... more »
November 10, 2010 12:04 PM
Former New Orleans Saint and NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson spoke to students in Abbeville this morning as part of a daylong whirlwind of appearances. We caught up with him at Herod Elementary.
His visit comes after a "no show" a month ago at the Annual Louisiana Cattle... more »
November 10, 2010 7:10 AM
Former New Orleans Saint and NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson will be in Abbeville today for a daylong whirlwind of appearances.
His visit comes after a "no show" a month ago at the Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Parade. Many Abbeville residents say they felt snubbed, but Jackson blamed... more »
November 8, 2010 5:04 PM
Former New Orleans Saints linebacker and NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson is returning to Abbeville on Wednesday for a day full of visits.
This upcoming stop comes on the heels of his no-show October 9th at the 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival Parade. Many residents in Abbeville felt... more »
November 1, 2010 5:39 PM
Update: Phone system is now up and running.
Abbeville Police Department's phone system is not operating because of severe weather. If you have an emergency, call 911. more »
October 31, 2010 12:02 AM
A special unveiling took place Saturday in Vermilion Parish.
The Abbeville Fire Department honored over 50-firefighters with a new monument. Some of the honorees and their families joined the community for a celebration and ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, next door to the fire station.
The... more »
October 28, 2010 7:28 PM
A State Park, 30 years in the making, finally opens it's gates. Rachael Boudreaux and her husband were the first campers at Palmetto Island State Park, arriving at 7 Thursday morning, after just a 7 mile drive.
"It's been a long time coming. We're so excited that it's open... more »
October 22, 2010 5:46 PM
BATON ROUGE - The opening of Palmetto Island State Park has been extremely well-received, based on the number of reservations made within the first 24 hours of the overnight facilities becoming available through Reserve America. Bookings for the park opened 7:30 a.m. Oct. 20, and by the following morning, 276... more »
October 19, 2010 7:14 PM
An update on the controversy surrounding a special guest at last week's Cattle Festival. Some in abbeville say they were snubbed!
That's when Saints Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson, who was heavily promoted to attend the event, was a no-show.
His photo surfaced in a Mississippi newspaper, signing... more »
October 19, 2010 5:12 PM
KATC's Jim Hummel was the only television reporter in Abbeville when Saints Hall of Famer Ricky Jackson came to defend himself for missing the Cattle Festival Parade. more »
October 13, 2010 12:02 PM
According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, two Abbeville men have been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center each on 1ct. of Simple Burglary with additional charges pending. (No Bond at present time)
Sheriff Couvillon says that shortly after 3:00 pm on 10/11/10 the Sheriff's Office... more »
October 12, 2010 2:14 AM
NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson was supposed to be the guest of honor at this weekend's 62nd Annual Louisiana Cattle Festival in Abbeville, but Jackson was nowhere to be found among the thousands of people who packed the streets. Festival president Francis Plaisance found out early Saturday morning that... more »
October 8, 2010 4:54 PM
The Abbeville Fire Department is unable to determine the cause a fire that left two homes destroyed. Fire broke out at 308 Whitney Drive on Thursday afternoon. It spread to 310 Whitney Drive, next door.
Fire Officials were unable to determine what room the fire started or why, because... more »
September 30, 2010 10:20 AM
An 18-million dollar state park sitting vacant in Vermilion Parish will open to the public. Lt. Governor Scott Angelle made the announcement this morning. Palmetto State Park was scheduled to open earlier this year after seven years of construction, but due to budget cuts there was no money to open... more »
September 22, 2010 12:41 PM
Updating a previous arrest, on 9/11/2010 the Abbeville Police Department arrested and charged Cleophus Jackson Jr. with Forcible Rape. Cleophus Jackson Jr. was booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center where his bond was set at $75,000.00. After further investigation, the victim was interviewed at Hearts of Hope in Lafayette... more »
September 16, 2010 6:47 PM
Over 60 properties will be up for grabs this weekend, and interested buyers will get to name their own price. The Louisiana Land Trust Auction is selling State owned land that was once used for the Road Home Program.
"It's properties that people just didn't see fit to repair.... more »
September 9, 2010 3:34 PM
This month, Kleinpeter Farms Dairy introduces five new flavors: Homemade Honey Pecan Vanilla made with Bergeron's pecans, Homemade Bread Pudding, Ginger Snap made with Steen's Syrup from Abbeville, French Vanilla and Vanilla Bean. The company now has 24 ice cream flavors. Kleinpeter Farms has also made Dairy Foods magazine's list... more »
September 1, 2010 6:47 PM
Trappers are heading back into the rivers and bayous for 30 days of gator trapping. Every year, Louisiana Wildlife officials hand out a set number of tags. Every time a trapper catches a gator, they slap on a tag and collect their cash. This year might be a little different.... more »
August 31, 2010 2:46 PM
Agents with the Vermilion and Municipal Narcotics Task force along with Abbeville Narcotics agents were involved in a short chase Monday afternoon after receiving information about possible illicit narcotics being sold.
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon agents received a tip that Colby Comeaux was in possession of a large... more »
August 30, 2010 9:53 PM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A man wanted in California on a home invasion charge has been arrested in Louisiana. On Sunday, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force from Lafayette and Lake Charles, arrested 38-year-old Kent Jamel Wright during a traffic stop in Abbeville. Wright was wanted on charges filed by... more »
August 30, 2010 3:21 PM
Lafayette, LA - Yesterday morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force from Lafayette and Lake Charles along with vital assistance from the Abbeville Police Department arrested Thirty-Eight Year Old Kent Jamel Wright during a felony traffic stop at the 300 block of South Lyman in Abbeville.... more »
August 19, 2010 7:45 PM
Some Vermilion Parish homeowners are struggling with a huge financial decision. Thursday afternoon, The Office of Community Development held a meeting in Abbeville to try to resolve a debate between 540 people across Louisiana and State officials.
It all started in 2008, after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, when residents... more »
August 17, 2010 2:07 PM
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon and Chief Tony Hardy, on Monday August 16th the Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task force along with the Abbeville Police Department seized over 6 ounces of powder cocaine and crack cocaine.
Agent with the Task Force received information that one Oris Brigss Jr DOB... more »
August 4, 2010 6:05 PM
Over $3,000 dollars has been stolen from the Abbeville Country Club and authorities are hoping you know something.
The building was broken into late Sunday or early Monday. Police say the suspect entered through the roof and disarmed the alarm..
If you have any information call the Vermilion... more »
August 3, 2010 4:33 PM
by Chris Rosa
Just over $3,000 was taken from the Abbeville Country late Sunday or early Monday morning. The Abbeville Country Club was broken into late Sunday night or early Monday morning and just over $3,000 was stolen.
The person or people entered the club through the back... more »
July 28, 2010 6:31 PM
This year, Abbeville has gotten a new building for their police department and a new chief too. Now, more changes may be on the way. Chief Tony Hardy says he's received complaints about some of his officers either speeding or not working while on duty. Now, he wants to "patrol"... more »
July 28, 2010 7:08 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - 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... more »
June 21, 2010 2:10 PM
One of the many local restaurants struggling after the oil spill-- Shuck's in Abbeville-stays positive amidst the hardship.
"We think we're going to be okay; I think you've to got to work harder and be smarter," says Co-owner David Bertrand.
The most popular choice at Shuck's-oysters-and the second... more »
May 27, 2010 6:44 PM
Abbeville residents will soon be in the clear. Recent construction at the city's water plant has turned resident's drinking water brown. The renovations have been underway for about two years and the water became discolored in April.
Officials say that's because the final project, the Clarifier, is now under... more »
May 26, 2010 12:01 AM
BP held a town hall-style meeting with Acadiana Fishermen Tuesday. About 300 people attended the meeting, which included a 45 minute discussion on current cleanup efforts in the Gulf, followed by a question and answer session.
Preston Dore, a shrimper from Delcambre had questions for BP officials on the... more »
May 24, 2010 7:27 PM
Officials from BP will be in Acadiana Tuesday to answer questions about the oil spill. It's the first time a meeting like these is being held in Acadiana. "There's been several other meetings in New Orleans and Belle Chase area, but our fisherman over here are impacted by what's going... more »
May 17, 2010 7:20 PM
A state of emergency was called in Abbeville due to excessive leaks in the water system. According to the mayor, the problems couldn't get fixed quick enough due to several people resigning from the water department and one employee being deployed to Iraq. Last week, at a council meeting,... more »
May 11, 2010 4:18 PM
On 05/11/2010 at 3:45p.m.the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a train/vehicle crash on South Hospital Drive, south of Abbeville. A north bound Mazda vehicle failed to yield at the marked railroad crossing and struck a east bound L and D train. Both occupants of the vehicle were transported to... more »
April 29, 2010 8:42 PM
State leaders opened a Special Shrimp Season late Wednesday night along parts of the coast. The idea is to allow shrimpers to harvest the profitable white shrimp before the oil spill has an effect.
Local shrimpers tell KATC right now, they're just trying to save their harvest, while it's... more »
April 24, 2010 11:51 PM
There's a new debate stirring in Abbeville. It involves a city councilman, two neighbors and a flock of chickens.
Abbeville resident, Winifred Mouton says there are free-range chickens roaming her neighborhood, and they've become a nuisance.
"There's too many chickens around all in the neighborhood. They be all... more »
April 16, 2010 7:54 PM
Aldofo Iracheta Jr. is sitting behind bars at the Vermillion Parish Correctional
Facility after being arrested last night.
He's charged with first degree murder after police say he killed his 28 day old daughter.
Abbeville Lieutenant RJ Thibodeaux says "he didn't mean to kill... more »
April 16, 2010 11:17 AM
Abbeville Police Department Detectives arrested Adolfo Iracheta, Jr Thursday afternoon for the murder of his 28 day old daughter.
Detectives responded Saturday morning to a complaint made by OCS that an infant child from Abbeville was in a hospital in Lafayette apparently the victim of child abuse... more »
April 15, 2010 4:32 PM
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon the Vermilion Municipal Narcotics Task Force recently made numerous arrests for narcotics related incidents:
1- On April 8 th agents with the Task Force were working street level sales disruption in Abbeville when they noticed Jonathan Thibodeaux DOB 4/22/1986 standing on... more »
April 9, 2010 4:07 PM
It's turning out to be a good spring for
planting rice after all. About 80 percent of south Louisiana's
fields are seeded, and farmers in both Louisiana and Mississippi
plan more acreage than a year ago.
Producers in both states had worried that the wet... more »
April 2, 2010 12:27 PM
One group of locals travelled from Abbeville through Lafayette on Good Friday, causing passersby to look twice.
It is not every day that you see a group of people walking down the street carrying a cross and praying the rosary.
For these locals, it is a 15-year tradition... more »
March 29, 2010 11:31 AM
The Vermilion Parish Municiple Task Force recently conducted a search of a residence in Abbeville which resulted in the arrest of 31 year old Hubert Bessard IV from Abbeville. Bessard was arrested for Poss of Marijuana, Poss of Crack Cocaine with the intent to distribute and Manufacturing crack cocaine.... more »
March 9, 2010 1:41 PM
DATE: March 8, 2010 Type of Investigation: Narcotics Name of Establishment: House Address of Establishment: Abbeville Status of Investigation: Complete NO Are more arrests expected: YES Type, Amount, & Value of Evidence Seized: 1. 56 grams of Cocaine 2. 115 grams of Marijuana 3. Xanax marked 6 3722 Schedule IV... more »
March 2, 2010 12:29 PM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to delay until October putting a proposed 5.7-mill property tax for coastal storm protection before voters. The tax, if passed, would fund $20 million in bonds for coastal protection. The jury initially agreed at its last meeting in February... more »
February 26, 2010 8:47 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - 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.... more »
February 25, 2010 4:26 PM
The Abbeville Police Department is warning citizens and businesses throughout the parish that there are extremely well-made counterfeit $20 bills circulating. The bills were discovered at a local Walmart locations. If anyone locates one of these bills, contact the Abbeville Police Department. more »
February 18, 2010 7:27 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage... more »
February 12, 2010 10:36 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge rules that a former Vermilion Parish police juror cannot run for Abbeville City Council because he pleaded guilty in 2005 to a felony. Ernal "E.J." Broussard says he will appeal the ruling handed down Thursday by Judge Marilyn Castle. Councilman Francis Touchet... more »
January 22, 2010 12:17 PM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish School Board has voted to retain six of its eight interpreters for non-English-speaking students.
Chief Financial Officer Phillip Sellers tells The Advocate that the school district has two full-time interpreters and six contract employees, with federal Title I and Title III funds... more »
January 7, 2010 6:27 PM
With less than a month before qualifying begins for elections in Abbeville, Police Chief Rick Coleman announced he will not seek re-election. He says he has enjoyed his job but he is retiring to spend more time with family members. more »
January 7, 2010 4:31 PM
Lafayette, LA - The Abbeville Police Department and the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force are seeking information from the public as to Jamaal Diggs' location. Diggs is Wanted for 2nd Degree Murder; those charges stemmed from a homicide that occurred in Abbeville on December 10, 2009 where Diggs allegedly shot... more »
January 1, 2010 3:51 PM
Abbeville Police are investigating the city's first shooting of the year. It happened Friday afternoon on Lamar Street after an argument between three men.
One of those men pulled out a gun and shot another, before fleeing the scene. The victim is said to be in stable condition. If... more »
December 3, 2009 3:40 PM
DESCRIPTION: A family oriented evening of strolling, shopping, and dining. The event features artists, live entertainment, free refreshments, Santa Claus, a drawing for a gift basket give away, and white light holiday displays all within Abbeville's gaily decorated Downtown Historic District. Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be at 5:30... more »
November 25, 2009 11:10 AM
Congratulations to Erika Campbell from Abbeville!
Erika is the winner of KATC's 300-hundred-dollar Show Me the Money giveaway for Tuesday, November 24, 2009.
November 24, 2009 9:59 AM
ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing a 20-year-old man, then torching a pickup truck with the body in it, is being held on $2 million bond in the Vermilion Parish jail. Deputies brought 29-year-old Ferdinand Nickles to Abbeville over the weekend from Atlanta, where U.S. Marshals arrested... more »