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  • Battle Continues to Save Lake Peigneur

    December 19, 2012 6:43 PM

    The Iberia Parish Council is considering a resolution right now to stop AGL Resources from expanding natural gas storage at Lake Peigneur. The lake borders Iberia and Vermilion Parishes. Recently, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury passed a similar resolution opposing the company's plans to build underground caverns to store... more »
  • Lafayette Pet Adoption Day

    October 15, 2011 11:37 PM

    The Animal Care Hospital in Lafayette held a howl--ween bash. Dozens gathered for a pet costume contest and adoption day. Over the year, more than one thousand pets are rescued from the Vermillion Parish Gas Chamber and placed into loving homes.
  • Friday Night Crash Leaves One Dead

    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 »
  • Family Mourns Loss of Missing Man

    March 11, 2011 12:13 AM

    The bank of the Vermillion River in Lafayette was the last place the Jackson family expected to find their loved one. 39-year-old Mitch Jackson had gone missing last Friday, his body was discovered Thursday morning around 10:00 a.m. trapped in some branches in the water. How his body ended... more »
  • Narcotics Arrests in Vermilion Parish

    November 30, 2010 12:10 PM

    The Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task force is asking for the community's assistance in locating two suspects that are being charged with narcotics related incidences. Leon Clark (DOB 5-27-80) and Skyla Saddler (DOB 9-7-85) are wanted for possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession with the intent to... more »
  • BP To Give $500,000 To Vermillion & Other Parishes

    November 29, 2010 11:54 PM

    BP is giving more money to coastal parishes affected by the crude disaster 30 million to bring tourists back. The oil company has already given the state 15 million for that purpose and now there's some extra-- Vermillion Parish is getting 500 thousand dollars and officials tell me... more »
  • Copper Theft Arrests in Vermillion Parish

    November 22, 2010 2:27 PM

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, two people have been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center in relation to ongoing copper thefts throughout Vermilion Parish. Sheriff Couvillon says that Anthony Hardy w/m dob 1987 of 122 Laura Street Abbeville has been charged with 1ct. of... more »
  • Man Arrested in Tank Theft

    November 3, 2010 2:28 PM

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, one person has been arrested and booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center in relation to the Theft of five (5) Stainless Steel Tote Tanks valued at approximately $10,000.00 from L & R Construction in Kaplan, La. Sheriff Couvillon says that the... more »
  • Happy Campers at New State Park

    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 »
  • Kaplan Hospital Tax

    October 13, 2010 7:37 PM

    A hospital in Vermilion Parish is banking on voters to keep it's doors open. A sales tax in Kaplan is up for renewal on November 2nd. If passed, it will continue to fund Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital. The hospital has served Vermilion Parish residents for 50 years, as the only... more »
  • Copper Thefts in Vermilion Parish

    October 5, 2010 4:02 PM

    Press Release: According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, Detectives with the Sheriff's Office are asking the public for their assistance in helping them solve numerous thefts of Copper, Scrap Iron, Radiators, air condition units, and leads on Welding Machines in southern portion of Vermilion Parish over the last... more »
  • Vermillion Undercover Police Work Yields Arrests

    August 27, 2010 11:38 AM

    The Vermilion / Municipal Narcotics Task force served warrants this week for several narcotics related incidents. Many of these arrests are due in fact to undercover operations that have been in effect for several months. The following persons were arrested for the week of August 22nd 2010 ... more »
  • Parish Leaders Meet With BP

    May 21, 2010 11:21 PM

    Eleven parish leaders met with officials from BP, the coast guard and wildlife and fisheries today at BP headquarters to discuss how to keep oil off their coast. Vermillion Parish President, Wayne Touchet, said they discussed,” points of interest that we were concerned about booming off and we got them... more »
  • Vermillion Parish Narcotics Arrests

    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 »
  • Vermillion Parish School Board Budget Cuts

    January 22, 2010 6:59 PM

    Inside the Vermillion Parish School Board office, the numbers are flying around like a football thrown by Drew Brees on a Sunday afternoon. "We started about two months ago brainstorming amongst the supervisory staff," Says Chief Finacial Officer Phil Sellers. What they came up with was a way... more »
  • Vermilion Sheriffs Execute Warrant Roundup

    November 13, 2009 6:35 PM

    The Vermillion Parish Sheriff's Office executed a warrant round up. Eight people were arrested on various charges, ranging from possession to distribution and solicitation. The Deputy in the story is an undercover agent. For his safety we chose to protect his identity.
  • Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

    October 1, 2009 2:04 PM

    Part of the United Way of Acadiana's Day of Literacy Thursday, Oct. 1 is the kickoff of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. If you are interested in teaching your kids to read, United Way will send a new book each month to you at no cost. This is open... more »
  • Day of Literacy for Local Kids

    October 1, 2009 2:00 PM

    Early learning: that is what United Way of Acadiana promotes through their Day of Literacy. Thursday morning 100 volunteers came out to Head Start locations in Lafayette, Acadia, Vermillion, and St. Martin parishes. They read "The Little Engine That Could" to more than 1,100 children. The Read United crew... more »

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