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COVID-19 mobile testing site to open Friday at Cajun Field

LAFAYETTE — UL Lafayette has partnered with the Louisiana Department of Health to establish a mobile COVID-19 testing site at Cajun Field.
Free, drive-thru tests will be performed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily from Friday, July 10, to Wednesday, July 15.
No ID is needed for testing, but registration is required.
Pre-registration can be completed at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. Under test locations, click “Louisiana” then Cajun Field (Mobile #3).

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Jordan Hunstberry

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Abbeville officers arrest man who allegedly had drugs, weapons in his vehicle with a child

An Abbeville man has been booked on multiple charges after officers reportedly found an unrestrained child, weapons and drugs in his vehicle.
Abbeville officers arrested Jordan Hunstberry after stopping him early Wednesday morning.
​On July 8, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a K9 officer of the Abbeville Police Department observed a Dodge Challenger stopped at the intersection of N. East Street and Graceland Avenue.

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Nikita Bourque

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ERATH TRAILER FIRE

The State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFM) has arrested an Erath woman for setting fire to her aunt’s vacant mobile home out of anger over plans to rent it out.
Nikita Bourque, 21, was booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail on one count of Simple Arson.
In the evening hours of Friday, July 3, the Erath Fire Department responded to a call for a residential fire in the 200 block of North Broussard Street. The mobile home was vacant and had no utilities connected.
After an assessment of the scene, deputies determined the fire originated in a bedroom and was intentionally set.

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Vermilion Parish School District’s plan to return in August

Starting each school year on a strong note is something for which everyone involved strives for.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning the school year at all will take a strong plan.
The Vermilion Parish School District has one in place.
On Thursday, Interim Superintendent Brad Prudhomme announced the details of the district’s “Strong Start 2020. Better Together” plan, which may have students going to school on different days.
At this time, students 1st - 12th are expected to begin school on Aug. 10.

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