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Bryan Kibodeaux

Vermilion Sheriff’s Deputy arrested for first-degree rape charge, other charges

According to Vermilion Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, a deputy with just under 18 years of service with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the Louisiana State Police charged with 1 count of first degree rape, 4 counts of sexual battery and 4 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Mike Francis

Louisiana Public Service Commission elects Mike Francis as Chairman

CROWLEY -– At the January Business and Executive meeting of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, Mike Francis, (R-Crowley) was unanimously elected Chairman by the five Louisiana Commissioners for the 2019 term.
Commissioner Francis stated, “I am honored to have been elected unanimously by my colleagues, Republican and Democrat alike”. “I appreciate the confidence they have entrusted in me. I will strive daily to work for every Louisiana consumer”.

Vermilion Parish Tourism Executive Director Alison Miller (middle) receives the award from Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and Jill Kidder, president/CEO of the
Louisiana Travel Association.

Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission captures Louisiana Travel Association 2019 Louey Award

The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission as the winner of the Outstanding Convention and Visitors Bureau/Tourist Commission of the Year (budget up to $499,999) during its Annual Meeting on Jan. 24 in Alexandria.
The “Louey Awards” honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry

North Vermilion’s Caleb Reese

Mia Judge (left) agrees with Gabbie Bessard (right) that Caleb Reese’ idea to write to the School Board was “Crazy, but brave and needed.”

North Vermilion student pens letter to School Board

LEROY — North Vermilion High School student Caleb Reese recently arranged a letter to the Vermilion Parish School Board in hopes to make a difference in the ‘embarrassment’ it has caused for himself and potentially other students, parents, and teachers in the parish; a letter he decided to write after Parish Government Day.

Darnell Huntley

Judge rules Darnell Huntley can go before state parole board; he also apologizes to victim’s daughter for murder

Darnell Huntley of Abbeville had a good day on Jan. 31, 2019.
In a matter of 10 minutes, Huntley received forgiveness from the daughter of the lady he murdered in 1980, and he also learned he would go before the State Parole Board in hopes of one day getting out of jail.
Huntley, who murdered a 66-year-old Abbeville woman during an armed robbery in 1980, attended his resentencing hearing Thursday in the Vermilion Parish Courthouse.
Judge Jules Edwards ruled Huntley, who has been in prison since 1980, gets to have a parole hearing shortly.

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