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Shots fired report in Abbeville leads to arrest of 2 local teens; recovery of firearm

Two teenagers in Abbeville have been arrested in connection to a shots fired incident that happened on Wednesday. Police Chief Billy Spearman said officers were called to a report of shots fired around 5:00 p.m. in the 100 block of North Myrtle Avenue near Charity Street.


Vermilion Parish mother speaks out after child allegedly comes home with lice from school

VERMILION PARISH, La. (KLFY) - A Vermilion Parish mother reached out to News Ten with concerns about lice. She says her daughter has come home from school twice with head lice.


Louisiana lawmakers must stand against Trump and for the Constitution

It is time for members of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation to stand up for the rule of law and stand against President Donald Trump’s bogus claims of a national emergency to meet his political aims to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Severe Weather Awareness Week in Louisiana February 17-23

BATON ROUGE, La. (GOHSEP) - Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a proclamation marking the week of February 17 - 23 as “Severe Weather Awareness Week” in Louisiana. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), the National Weather Service (NWS) and other partners at t


Louisiana man arrested for calling 911 on officers who pulled over his car, officials say

THIBODAUX, La. (WDSU) - A Thibodaux man is accused of calling 911 on police officers who pulled over a car that belonged to him overnight Friday, officials said. Bryce Quanstrom, 22, was arrested for unlawful use of the 911 system, according to the Thibodaux Police Department.


Car stuck in Abbeville tree for nearly 4 decades comes down

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY) - A car that has been stuck in a tree in Abbeville for 37 years, was taken down Wednesday. It's an old legend in Abbeville and the surrounding areas. A 1973 Plymouth Fury 3 landed in an oak tree off Highway 82.


Youngsville Police Department Has Stern Warning For Some In Community

The Youngsville Police Department has heard enough. The department just posted a stern warning on Facebook for those in the community that are driving sports cars with illegal tint and drag racing.


Abbeville offers opportunities for business expansion, economic development

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY)- - Officials with the City of Abbeville say there are many opportunities for business expansion and economic development. Anne Falgout, the Executive Director of Vermilion Economic Development Alliance, said she hears about a new business coming to town everyday and there's exc


Louisiana religion teacher accused of indecent behavior with children

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana volunteer religion teacher is accused of sexual battery and indecent behavior with children. The Advocate reported Thursday on the arrest of 52-year-old Jerry Oubre, who also is a former foster parent and volunteer coach for girls and boys sports.


Kaplan High is 'pilot' school in Vermilion Parish for new security technology

KAPLAN, La. (KLFY) - Thursday marked the 1 year anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Since that tragedy, schools across the country have looked for ways to keep their students safe.


Former St. Martinville deputy chief sentenced to 9 years for excessive force, obstruction/conspiracy

LAFAYETTE, La. – A U.S. district court judge has sentenced defendant Codi Dodge, 35, the former deputy chief of investigations for the St. Martinville Police Department Thursday.


Tickets available for Rotary Club of Abbeville annual St. Pat’s Comedy for a Cause

Rotary Club of Abbeville is hosting their annual St. Pat’s Comedy for a Cause March 9th at Magdalen Place (2 South Magdalen Square, Abbeville, LA 70510). Doors open at 5 p.m. and all the money benefits the rotary club’s “Make Our Schools Safe and Secure” project. Watch below for details on the proje


Vermilion Sheriff’s Deputy arrested with 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 be


Broussard Woman Being Sought For Scam

If you know 35-year-old Wilhelmina Clay of Broussard officials with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office should would like to talk to her. Detectives alleged that Clay, of 1077 C Celestine Road in Broussard, took part in an action that resulted in an inmate of the Terrebonne Parish Jail being scam


Gilmer man, Louisiana woman accused in steroids scheme

MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) - A federal grand jury has indicted a man and woman accused of importing anabolic steroids from China with the intent of distribution. Mark McLean Farmer, 31, of Gilmer, and Madilynne Reid Farmer, 27, of Bossier City, La., are charged with multiple counts of steroid-related charg


Abbeville City Council considers closing store due to violence

ABBEVILLE, La. - The Abbeville City Council is hearing from citizens concerns concerning a convenience store and violence. Citizes voiced their frustation at a recent meeting about King's Mart, and the recent crime in the area. King's Mart is located in the 1300 block of Martin Luther King Drive in


Thousands of felons in Louisiana will regain voting rights when this law takes effect March 1

Some 36,000 felons who haven't been in prison for at least the last five years will have the opportunity to register to vote when a new law takes effect March 1. Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin gave state lawmakers an update on the status of preparations for the new law, which the Legislature approve


Self Driven Man:Bertrand tells story of faith, relying on Father he always had

Dustin Bertrand, a Catholic evangelist of Abbeville, has shared his story with audiences all over Louisiana; a story most-often read or watched on television. The story is of a son and his Father and the problematic details of his life that led him to become a speaker of motivation.


Louisiana honors couple for 80 years of marriage

It’s official: Two senior citizens from Louisiana received a certificate proclaiming them the longest married couple in the state, KATC reported. Wallace and Gladys Menard, of Duson, have been married 80 years, according to the Louisiana Family Forum.


Louisiana Department of Health encourages doctors to be alert to measles cases

(Louisiana of Health, Baton Rouge, La.) An upswing in measles cases across the country has the Louisiana Department of Health urging doctors to be on the lookout for the disease. Louisiana has yet to report a case of measles this year.