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  • Waitress Donates Tips to Hit-and-Run Classmate Play Video

    September 21, 2014 11:54 PM

    A Lafayette mother is praising the efforts of one of her son's classmates during the tough times she's been facing. A truck hit Tamara Boudreaux's son, Dayon, a week ago today as he walked down the street. The driver took off, and Dayon remains in intensive care. When Dayon's... more »
  • Vermilion Parish Library Veteran's Day Program

    November 6, 2013 10:54 AM

    The Abbeville Branch of the Vermilion Parish Library will be hosting an Afternoon of Music for all Veteran's. Come by the Abbeville Branch Library on Saturday, November 10, 2013 from 2p - 4p and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of music with the Back Porch Band. Not only will there... more »
  • Drunk Driving Suspect Bonds Out of Jail

    October 20, 2013 9:24 PM

    An Abbeville family says they're lucky to be alive after a suspected drunk driver hit their home. The crash happened around midnight on South St. Valerie Street. The suspect, Brandon Thomas hit a fence, a truck and then another fence before pushing two other vehicles into a house. This... more »
  • Overnight Vermilion Parish fire under investigation

    September 24, 2013 7:06 AM

    Vermilion Parish fire officials are investigating an overnight house fire. The fire started just before midnight at the intersection of West Port and Pershing streets in Abbeville. There are no injuries to report, and the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
  • Abbeville Homicide Suspect Booked

    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 »
  • Stop the Violence March Planned in Abbeville on Saturday

    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 »
  • Abbeville Police Investigating Homicide

    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 »
  • Abbeville Man Says He Saw Heaven After Being Brought Back to Life

    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 »
  • Father Calls for End to Violence After Son was Shot and Killed

    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 »
  • Abbeville man killed in Pointe Coupee wreck

    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 »
  • Police Try to Keep Streets Quiet with Curfews During Isaac

    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 »
  • Abbeville Man Found Not Guilty On 5th DWI Offense

    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 »
  • Tornados rip-up parts of Abbeville

    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 »
  • Broken Water Line in Abbeville Leaves Residents Without Water

    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 »
  • Abbeville Officer Fired Over Shooting

    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 »
  • Abbeville Police Honored for Heroic Rescue

    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 »
  • Abbeville Police Step Up Patrols After Series of Business Burglaries

    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 »
  • Abbeville Council to talk with lawmakers about hotel-motel tax

    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 »
  • Abbeville Using Two Wheels to Patrol Streets

    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 »
  • Mobile conservation classroom starts in Abbeville

    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 »
  • Early Morning Fire Erupts in Abbeville

    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 »
  • Abbeville Remains Identified

    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 »
  • Skeletal Remains Identified, Family Gets Closure

    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 »
  • Abbeville City Councilman Dies

    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.
  • Police: Close to Identifying Remains Found in Bank Chimney

    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 »
  • Abbeville Police search for shooters

    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 »
  • UPDATE: 2 People Dead, Driver Arrested on Fourth Offense DWI

    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 »
  • One Dead, Driver Arrested on DWI Fourth Offense

    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 »
  • Update to Deadly Friday Night Crash

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Abbeville Police investigating a shooting

    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 »
  • Splash Pad Will Soon Open at Palmetto Island State Park

    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 »
  • Major Fire Sends Two to Hospital Including a Fire Fighter

    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 »
  • Dog Races Fundraiser

    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 »
  • Abbeville bridge will be closed today

    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.
  • Update: Suspect Accused of Abbeville Man's Death Turns Himself In

    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 »
  • Update: Missing Fisherman Found Dead in Vermilion Parish

    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 »
  • Man Starts Taxi Service to Help Community

    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 »
  • "Hot" Abbeville Flatscreens For Sale

    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 »
  • More of the 256th Brigade Return Home

    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 »
  • Man Turns Himself in After Vandalizing School

    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 »
  • Illegal Immigrant Arrested After Crashing Into Parked Cars

    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 »
  • Vehicle Crashes into Abbeville Building

    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 »
  • Inmate Wants DNA Tested in Rape Case

    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 »
  • Rickey Jackson tours schools, businesses in Abbeville

    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 »
  • Mr. Saints Makes Day Long Abbeville Visit

    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 »
  • Rickey Jackson in Abbeville Today

    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 »
  • NFL Hall of Famer to Make Good on Abbeville Visit

    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 »
  • Abbeville Police Department's Phones Now Working

    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.
  • Wall of Honor Unveiled

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • New Palmetto Island State Park Fills Up Fast

    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 »
  • Update: Rickey Jackson Defends Himself After Missing Cattle Festival Parade

    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 »
  • Former Saint Ricky Jackson Defends Himself For Missing Cattle Festival Parade

    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.
  • Two Men Arrested in Sugar Cane Field After Man Tries to Stop Them After Burglarizing His Home

    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 »
  • Did Rickey Jackson Snub Abbeville?

    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 »
  • Two Families Displaced by Abbeville Fires

    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 »
  • New $18M Palmetto State Park to Open Afterall

    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 »
  • Man Faces False Imprisonment & Rape Charges

    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 »
  • Name Your Price: Property Auction

    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 »
  • Kleinpeter Farms Dairy Uses Abbeville Syrup

    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 »
  • Gator season opens, prices bite

    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 »
  • Suspected Drug Dealer First Leads Police in Chase Before Police Find Him Hiding in Nearby Attic

    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 »
  • Los Angeles fugitive nabbed in Abbeville

    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 »
  • Los Angeles Fugitive Caught in Abbeville

    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 »
  • Elevation Funds Debate

    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 »
  • Over Six Ounces of Powder Cocaine and Crack Cocaine Seized

    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 »
  • Money Stolen From Abbeville Country Club

    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 »
  • Abbeville Country Club broken into

    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 »
  • Monitoring Abbeville Police

    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 »
  • Abbeville Chief Plans to Know Where Cars Are

    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 »
  • Oyster Price Up, Customers Still Eating

    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 »
  • Abbeville Water Plant: No More Brown Water

    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 »
  • BP Meets with Fishermen

    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 »
  • BP to Meet With Commerical Fishermen

    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 »
  • Abbeville Water Troubles

    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 »
  • Train Accident in Abbeville Injures Two

    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 »
  • Oil Spill Impact on Seafood

    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 »
  • Abbeville Chicken Nuisance

    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 »
  • Man Charged with First Degree Murder of Baby

    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 »
  • New Details in Infant Murder Case in Abbeville

    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 »
  • Drug Arrests in Vermillion Parish

    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 »
  • Update on Rice Season

    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 »
  • Locals Trek Through Acadiana Bearing A Cross

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • Vermilion Task Force Makes Drug Arrest In Abbeville

    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 »
  • Vermilion Lawmakers Push To Postpone Coastal Restoration Vote

    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 »
  • Suspect in Abbeville slaying caught in Virginia

    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 »
  • Abbeville Police Warn Businesses of Counterfeit Bills

    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.
  • Vermilion Parish police jury blocks delay in tax election

    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 »
  • Judge: Felony bars ex-police juror from election

    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 »
  • Vermilion school board retains interpreters

    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 »
  • No Re-election Run For Abbeville Police Chief

    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.

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