October 11th, 2017On Monday, a grand Jury for Vermilion Parish in the 15th Judicial District handed down a first degree murder indictment on Derrick Mitchell aka Deebo (dob 5-14-91). The charges stem from a July 5th 2012 case in which Paul Rice Jr. was shot and killed on the corner of Felicity and Bailey St in Abbeville.
This case was one of several...
October 10th, 2017Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited several recreational shrimpers on the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Vermilion and Cameron parishes over the past several days.
Extra patrols were coordinated near Rollover and Joseph’s Harbor in response to complaints of cast netters violating refuge...
October 3rd, 2017Around 7A.M. Abbeville Police, Fire and Acadian Ambulance were dispatched to a school bus crash. The Vermillion Parish School Bus had 30 children on board when it hit three residential homes on Franks Aly. Allegedly a car ran a stop sign causing the bus driver to swerve.
Minor injuries are reported to the children and bus driver....
October 3rd, 2017A school bus has crashed with kids onboard in Frank's alley in Abbeville.
Minor injuries are reported.
We have a crew on route and we will bring you updates as they become available.
Stay tuned to News 15 for the latest information.
October 2nd, 2017Acadian Ambulance is on the scene of a fatal car crash approximately three miles north of Abbeville on U.S. 167.
No other details are available at this time, but a News 15 crew is en route. This story will be updated when more information is available.
September 29th, 2017It's been more than a year since the District Attorney for the 15th JDC sued nine oil and gas companies for damages along the vermilion parish coast but, the case had been tangled in the federal court system for months until a federal magistrate moved it back to state court in Vermilion Parish.
Following the ruling, District Attorney...
September 21st, 2017
A New Orleans man pleaded guilty in Lafayette Tuesday to directing employees to discharge a
pollutant into a canal that feeds the Vermilion River.
Aldes K. “Al” Vidrine III, 52, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty before U.S.
Magistrate Judge Carol Whitehurst on one count of unlawful discharge of a pollutant into
a water of the...
September 18th, 2017Back in the spotlight- The Vermilion Parish School Board. Once again board members are dis-agreeing with one another. This time resulting in one persons spouse being punished for their actions during the meeting. It all goes back to a school board meeting on August 17th, when there was a confrontation between two board members, Sara...
September 11th, 2017The top cop in Kaplan finds himself on the wrong side of the badge.
State Police arrested Kaplan Police Chief Boyd Adams this morning for theft and malfeasance in office.
Chief Adams is accused of taking money from the Kaplan Police Department.
State Police say the chief could not provide receipts for more $19 thousand dollars...
September 11th, 2017UPDATE 12:40PM:
Earlier today, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigation/Lafayette Field Office arrested Boyd J. Adams, the Police Chief of Kaplan, for charges related to theft and malfeasance in office.
Louisiana State Police was contacted and requested to investigate a complaint their office received of an alleged theft of funds...