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Officials with the Vermilion Parish Police Jury, City of Abbeville and members of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new LSU AgCenter Extension Office in Abbeville.

AgCenter ribbon officially cut in Abbeville

On Thursday morning, Vermilion Parish officials cut the ribbon on the new LSU AgCenter Extension office building in Abbeville, more than two-and-a-half years after the old building became a casualty of historic flooding.
AgCenter agents have been operating out of the building, located on West Port Street, after moving in a few weeks ago. Vermilion Parish 4-H is also centralized in the building.
“We are enjoying this building,” LSU AgCenter agent Andrew Granger said. “It’s going to be great for the people of Vermilion Parish.”

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A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office car blocks the La. 182 bridge over Berwick Bay Wednesday morning after a tugboat struck the bridge late Tuesday night. The bridge has since been reopened. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

(Updated) Officials: La. 182 bridge safe for traffic after tugboat hits it

Authorities say the La. 182 bridge over Berwick Bay sustained no significant damage after a tugboat struck it Tuesday night and is safe for motor vehicle traffic.

A tugboat pushing six barges struck the bridge’s west stanchion, according a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.

The bridge was struck Tuesday night, and officials closed it around 10 p.m. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials conducted a full inspection to determine if the bridge was safe for motorists, DOTD spokeswoman Brandi Richardson said in an email.

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Despite what is built around the camper, the town of Delcambre wants residents who live in a camper to be able to haul off the camper twice a year to meet FEMA regulations.

Delcambre aldermen talk about having residents who live in campers, RV’s to move them twice a year due to FEMA

DELCAMBRE — If you are living in a camper in Delcambre, it has be moved twice a year if it is not elevated.
An ordinance for the town of Delcambre was introduced; as required by FEMA, states that any recreational vehicle (RV, camper) is required to be moved from its location for at least 24 hours.
According to, recreational vehicles in A and V flood zones has to be moved every 180 days.

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Police: Five students arrested after fight at Central Catholic

Five students at Central Catholic High School were charged with disturbing the peace fighting after Morgan City police responded to a Thursday incident, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.

—Khyre Jamaal Wills, 17, of 10th Street in Patterson, was arrested at 1:41 p.m. Thursday on a charge of disturbing the peace fighting.

—Parker Wayne Nelson, 17, of Murial Street in Bayou L’Ourse, was arrest at 1:41 p.m. Thursday on a charge of disturbing the peace fighting.

—Three juveniles, all 16, were also each charged with disturbing the peace fighting.

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VP council discusses ways to stop loitering at gas stations

After all the pomp and circumstance of the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday afternoon, the mayor and city council of Ville Platte got to work and discussed options of curtailing the loitering problem at two of the city’s gas stations.
Councilman Mike Perron posed the question to Chief Neal Lartigue following reports of loitering problems at the Shell Y-Not Stop on the corner of Tate Cove and LaSalle and at East End Exxon on the corner of Main and Chataignier on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.


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