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Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. instructor Marcus Hebert joins students who graduated from the program. Students were treated to a fun day after the graduation.

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Deputy Marcus Hebert thanked teachers for their support.

Vermilion Parish D.A.R.E. grads celebrate

The Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. program recently graduated students from five parish schools.
D.A.R.E. instructor Marcus Hebert taught the students of the negative consequences of drug use, the effects of bullying and violence, conflict resolution, and how to make the right decisions by incorporating decision making techniques.
Graduates included 5th-graders from Indian Bayou, Mt. Carmel, Leblanc, Jesse Owens and Meaux.

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Several bullets strike vehicle carrying children, one adult injured in Abbeville

An investigation is underway by the Abbeville Police Department into shots fired at a vehicle that had children inside and left one adult injured.
​On Dec. 30, 2019, the Abbeville Police Department received a call of shots being fired at an individual. Patrol officers responded to the area and located a vehicle with bullet holes in it.
​The subsequent investigation determined that a vehicle, which was occupied by both adults and minor children, had been shot at while the vehicle was on the north side of town. The vehicle had been struck by several bullets.

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California Judge temporarily blocks ban that would harm Louisiana alligator industry

BATON ROUGE – A federal judge in California has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting enforcement of that state’s effort to ban the sale and importation of alligator and crocodile products, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Friday (Dec. 27).
California’s ban, which would devastate Louisiana’s lucrative alligator product industry, was scheduled to go into effect on Jan.1, 2020. Louisiana officials also worried this ban would harm coastal conservation efforts associated with the maintenance of alligator habitats.

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Shatravin Hamilton

Abbeville Police arrest man allegedly involved in armed robbery on Christmas Eve

​On December 24, 2019, at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers with the Abbeville Police Department responded to a call of an Armed Robbery at Gamestop, located at 3001 Veteran’s Memorial Drive.
According to the Abbeville Police Department, an officer who happened to be working an off-duty detail in the area did not witness the robbery but was able to notice an individual running from the area immediately prior to officers getting the call of the robbery.



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