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  • Missing Erath Man Believed to be in Mexico

    September 30, 2013 7:13 PM

    The search for a missing Erath man is sparking the attention of law enforcement in and outside of the U.S. 20-year-old Damien Trahan was last seen leaving his job at Champagne's Supermarket in Erath a week ago. This is the first missing person's case in Erath since Police Chief... more »
  • Water Fights Draw Hundreds to Erath

    July 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    The party is continuing tonight in Erath where hundreds are gathered for the town's 67th annual Fourth of July celebration . It's deeply draped in traditions, one of which is the town's annual water fight. Patriotism fills the air in Erath. Flags wave, people dress in red, white and... more »
  • Erath All Over Rice Cook- Off

    July 27, 2012 8:58 AM

    Cajun Youth Sports is sponsoring the Anything over Rice Cook-off!! The cook-off takes place in downtown Erath on August 4.
  • Erath Father and Son Reportedly the Victims in Boat Accident

    April 15, 2012 8:37 PM

    New information Sunday on the two men killed in a boating accident Saturday afternoon near the Port of Iberia. Family and friends have identified the victims as Leon Ortemond and son David Ortemond of Erath. The two were members of Florida Powerboat Club, where a tribute has been posted... more »
  • Erath March Library Activities

    March 8, 2012 9:12 AM

    Erath Library Activities ABBEVILLE - The Erath Branch of the Vermilion Parish Library has a month of activities planned! For more information call 337-937-5628 . Thursday, March 8, 2012 4:00 pm Johnny Appleseed Day Thursday, March 15, 2012 4:00 pm St. Patrick's Day Craft Thursday, March... more »
  • Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Pornography

    March 5, 2012 10:11 AM

    Lafayette - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Daniel J. Bourque, Jr., 32, of Erath, La., pled guilty on Monday, February 27 , to one count of receiving child pornography. Bourque was indicted in December of 2011 on one count of possession of child pornography and three counts... more »
  • Erath Residents Preparing for Lee

    September 2, 2011 6:48 PM

    "It's coming. You can't stop it, it's coming." Jordan Gautreaux is preparing for the worst. "We're most likely going to find higher ground. It gets really bad here and quite frankly i'm terrified," said Gautreaux. Gautreaux and some of his neighbors at Acadiana Estates in Erath are worried... more »
  • Highschool Football: Erath VS. Delcambre Update

    September 2, 2011 1:01 PM

    Erath High at Delcambre High is pushing up their football game start time. They'll play at 6:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm.
  • Drought forces parts of Acadiana to ban fireworks on July 4th

    June 17, 2011 11:25 PM

    With the Fourth of July just a few weeks away and the weather being so hot and so dry, will your favorite fireworks display blast off? That question answered in at least one Acadiana community- In Maurice, the fireworks ban will remain in place through the holiday when it's usually... more »
  • Gas Line Rupture Forces School to Evacuate

    November 19, 2010 7:13 PM

    Dozier Elementary School students got an early start on their Thanksgiving Break... after the the school was forced to evacuate because gas was in the air. Student Gracie Langham said, "I was just really nervous and I didn't want to inhale the fumes." Work was being done replacing a... more »
  • Update: School Evacuated Following Gas Line Rupture

    November 19, 2010 1:07 PM

    Update: The gas line that ruptured is said to be a "small" one operated by Gulf South. It runs through Erath and Delcambre and is 2800 feet long. Officials say it's an old line, and they've been working on replacing it since October. State Police say the situation is controlled,... more »
  • Erath School Evacuated After Gas Line Ruptures

    November 19, 2010 11:33 AM

    Update: According to City Council Member John Leblanc, there is a voluntary evacuation after a gas line ruptured in Erath. He says, the line is operated by Centerpoint Energy, and people are being urged to stay away. The fire department has closed several streets, including Primeaux, Ranger, and Old... more »
  • Second Vermilion Parish Bus Crash in 2 Days

    September 24, 2010 6:43 PM

    One day after a school bus crash in Meaux, another Vermilion Parish school bus gets in a wreck. It happened Friday just after 3 o'clock along highway 14 business route in Erath. The bus driver rear ended a car, after the car suddenly stopped. The bus had completed its elementary... more »
  • Funeral Scheduled for Erath Pilot

    September 12, 2010 9:44 PM

    A funeral service will be held Tuesday for the Erath pilot killed when his small plane crashed in Las Vegas. 50 year old Douglas Touchet of Erath will be remembered at a funeral mass Tuesday morning at St. Anne Catholic Church in Youngsville. Touchet was killed earlier this... more »
  • Acadiana Kickoff Tour: Erath Bobcats

    August 15, 2010 10:41 PM

    The Erath Bobcats struggled down the stretch in Head Coach Destin Dieterich's first year. Erath lost the last six games in a row to finish the 2009 season with just three wins. Dieterich says he's made changes in the off season to ensure the Bobcats will be better this season.... more »
  • Update: Train Derailment in Erath

    July 8, 2010 2:07 PM

    According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, at approximately 10:20 am this morning July 8, 2010 the Sheriff’s Office responded to a Train Derailment just outside of the city limits of Erath. Sheriff Couvillon says that the train which is owned by La. Delta Railroads of 402... more »
  • 4th of July Celebration

    June 30, 2010 7:37 PM

    Festivities are already underway in Erath for their 64th annual 4th of July Celebration . The town isn't just preparing for a festive weekend, they're also preparing for a safe one. Downtown Erath has been transformed into all things red, white and blue. Carnival rides, food and drink vendors... more »
  • Erath Security Cameras

    April 14, 2010 7:27 PM

    If you're walking down the street in, because most likely you'll be on camera. Erath police chief, Gerald Hebert, says that up to 17 different camera shots throughout the city can be shown on one monitor at the police station control center. The city received... more »
  • Bus Accident North Of Erath

    March 22, 2010 5:26 PM

    Update: A bus traveling northbound on LA 339 near Erath was involved in an accident with a pickup attempting to pass the bus as it turned left. The truck broadsided the bus, pushing it partially into a ditch. There were 30 kids on board, 10 with minor injuries. The bus... more »
  • Two Vermilion Parish Schools Among "America's Best"

    January 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    (Abbeville, LA) Deputy Superintendent of Education Ollie Tyler recently announced that Gueydan High School and Erath High School were included as two of the best high schools in America in the latest U.S. News and World Report. Vermilion Parish School Board Superintendent Randy Schexnayder said, "We are extremely proud... more »
  • 256th Deployment Ceremonies

    January 3, 2010 9:35 PM

    It's a big week for some members of the Louisiana National Guard. Ceremonies are planned throughout the state as the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepares to deploy for duty in Iraq. One is planned for Tuesday in Opelousas at 11 am at the Unit Armory. Then New Iberia... more »
  • Check presentation for Delcambre HS band

    December 16, 2009 12:36 PM

    Check presentation for Delcambre HS band 5:30 p.m., Iberia Parish School Board, 1500 Jane Street New Iberia, LA. AGL Resources, owner of the Jefferson Island Storage & Hub facility in Erath, will present a check for $20,000 to Delcambre High School to help finance the purchase of new uniforms... more »
  • Local organizations work together to the benefit of all

    October 7, 2009 1:01 PM

    Thanks to the good will of the Lafayette Johnston Street location of Albertson's of Acadiana, there will be a great Halloween party at Erath High School this year. Recently, at the request of Warren Perrin, director of the Acadian Museum, Albertson's agreed to donate dozens of boxes of Halloween decorations... more »

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