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Update: Two fatalities reported after plane strikes tower near Kaplan

Update: The Sheriff’s Office is now able to confirm two fatalities as a result of the plane crash.
Sheriff Mike Couvillon, says that the Federal Aviation Administration is just arriving on scene, and an investigator with the National Transportation and Safety Board is in route to the crash site.
Additional information will be provided by the NTSB as the investigation goes forward.

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Louisiana State Police and several other agencies work a fatal crash that left two men dead in Acadia Parish Thursday morning. The crash happened on Highway 98 and McCain Road just before 8 a.m. Two cars were involved in the incident.

Acadia Parish Fatal Crash Claims Two Lives

IOTA – Shortly before 7:30 am on August 30, 2018, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop I began investigating a two vehicle crash that resulted in two men suffering fatal injuries on LA Hwy 3070 (McCain Rd.) at LA Hwy 98 in Acadia Parish. The crash took the lives of 40-year-old Carlos Lazo of Duson and 28-year-old Luis Estrada of Scott.

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Wayne Landry (left) takes a photo with Rev. Michael Wright earlier in the year.

Goodbye, Rev. Wright

Rev. Michael Wright Sr. is gone, but he is not forgotten.
Rev. Wright passed away this week due to of cancer.
He was 64.
Before he left this Earth and went to his new mission, one thing he wanted everyone to know is not to cry about his death. Instead, remember how he lived, and he is happy because he put his trust in God.
“This is what God felt. It is a win-win situation,” said Myra Wright Allen, who is Rev. Wright’s first cousin, but considered him to be her brother.

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City Attorney Woody Woodruff (right) administers the oath of office for the newly installed Councilman for District C, Justin Johnson. He replaces Richard LeBlanc who recently passed away after a brief illness.

Justin Johnson appointed to fill vacant Kaplan council seat

KAPLAN — Justin Johnson was sworn in as the Councilman for District C to replace the late Richard LeBlanc who recently passed away after a brief illness.
He took his oath of office during the regular City Council meeting last Tuesday.
Johnson is not new to the workings of the city. He is also a member of the Finance Committee for the last three years.
His other involvement in the city are as a referee and umpire for youth sports.
He is a 2001 graduate of Kaplan High School and holds a degree in Business from McNeese State University.

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Former Councilman Louis Joe Hardy, Councilwoman Terry Broussard, Councilman Francis Touchet Jr., Councilwoman Roslyn White, Councilman Brady Broussard Jr., Mayor Mark Piazza and Councilman Francis Plaisance (L-R) officially break ground on the terminal expansion at the Chris Crusta Memorial Airport in Abbeville. Looking on in the back are Mike Mouton, airport supervisor, Gene Sellers Jr., the architect for the project, and David Brousard, who is representing the contractor for the project, Minvielle Lumber.

City officials kick off expansion of terminal at Abbeville airport

Officials with the City of Abbeville took a step closer to realizing a major vision for the Christ Crusta Memorial Airport.
Mayor Mark Piazza and members of the City Council took part Friday morning in a ground-breaking ceremony for the new airport terminal. The project is expected to be completed in nine to 10 months. Once completed, the terminal will be 3,700-square feet. It will feature amenities, including a multi-media room, offices and a lounge area, that will cater to pilots for larger planes.



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