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Former Kaplan Officer Arrested For Child Sex Crimes

BATON ROUGE – Attorney General Jeff Landry today announced the arrest of a now-former Kaplan police officer on multiple child sex charges.
“My Cyber Crime Unit and I are committed to investigating and arresting those who exploit our children, no matter their professions or positions,” said AG Landry. “Crimes against children are some of the most heinous acts imaginable, and they are even more despicable when perpetrated by people in authority who are supposed to be protecting kids.”

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Vermilion Parish Public schools to end hybrid schedule

Vermilion Parish Public Schools will be letting its hybrid students return to campus, starting next week, announced school superintendent Tommy Byler.
Byler gave the school district’s game-plan to transition back into five-day a week attendance, which is how it was before COVID-19.
In a six-minute video, Byler informed parents and students the transition from a hybrid schedule to a regular schedule would begin next week on Nov. 2.

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Jackie will replace her son, Robert, on the Erath council. Robert passed away two weeks ago.

Erath aldermen name Robert’s mother as new alderwoman

ERATH - The Erath Aldermen voted to name Jackie Vincent, Robert’s mother, as the new alderwoman in Erath.
Alderman Robert Vincent passed away two weeks ago in his home. He was 41 when he died and was serving his third term as an alderman.
Because of his death, a special election will be held in March to elect someone to finish the remaining two years left on his term.
Before the March election, the aldermen had to vote on Vincent’s replacement.

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Man Succumbs to Injuries Sustained Single-Vehicle Crash

ST. LANDRY PARISH – At approximately 8:45 p.m. on October 09, 2020, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I were notified of a single-vehicle crash on LA Highway 749 near Hanger Road in St. Landry Parish.
The crash ultimately took the life of 67-year-old Matthew Washington of Opelousas.
The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as Washington was driving a 2014 GMC Sierra southbound on LA 749. For unknown reasons, his vehicle ran into a tree which had fallen across the roadway.

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The three vehicles involved in an accident on Highway 35 in Rayne just north of Interstate 10 resulting in one fatality. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

THREE-VEHICLE RAYNE CRASH RESULTS IN FATALITY

RAYNE — At 6:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, a collision on Hwy 35 just north of Interstate 10 in Rayne involving three vehicles resulted in a fatality and other injuries as announced by Rayne Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly.
The three vehicles included a white Chevrolet SUV, black Corolla sedan and a concrete truck.
Two of the three drivers were transported to area hospitals with injuries, while the third driver expired on the scene of the accident.

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