Abbeville Police DWI checkpoint leads to one DWI second offense arrest

This past Saturday night, the Abbeville Police conducted a DWI Checkpoint on LA Hwy 14 Bypass between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. During the checkpoint, 396 vehicles were screened, with three drivers given Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.
Of the three drivers, one was arrested for DWI 2nd Offense.
APD officers also wrote citations totaling 20 various traffic violations, towed seven vehicles and was involved in a short vehicle pursuit.
The Abbeville Police Department would like to thank the New Iberia Police Department for their assistance with the checkpoint.

UPDATED: Ribbon-cutting welcomes Young Memorial to community college system

In a parish that has taken economic hits for nearly four years, Friday was a day for optimism at Young Memorial — the new South Louisiana Community College Young Memorial Campus on Youngs Road.
After school and local dignitaries cut a ribbon to mark the long-time technical school’s transition to the SLCC system, Associate Vice President Jermaine Ford could do a bit of bragging

Joseph L. Hart

Police: Man pushes victim through window

A 35-year-old Berwick man was booked into Morgan City jail Sunday after pushing someone through a glass window and then proceeding to strike the victim with a wooden object, Police Chief James Blair said in a news release.

—Joseph L. Hart, 35, of Versen Street in Berwick, was arrested at 1:12 p.m. Sunday on a charge of aggravated second-degree battery.

The Family Dollar on Catherine Street in Patterson, shown here after a Jan. 1 fire that closed the store for eight months, reopened Thursday. Grand opening events are planned for Aug. 9-11.

The Daily Review/Bill Decker

After fire, Patterson Family Dollar reopens

PATTERSON — Last November marked five years in business for the Family Dollar store on Catherine Street. But the store was open for only a couple of months more.
A fire, which authorities said was started the night of Jan. 1 by a 12-year-old boy for no reason they could determine, closed the store for the next eight months while repairs were underway. The store that now employs five people again was out of action, and neighbors hit hard by a local economic downturn lost a place to buy groceries and inexpensive household items.

Replacement for levee road?

Officials meeting here on Tuesday concluded that a completely new road is needed along the Atchafalaya Basin West Protection Levee south of Henderson.
Portions of the existing roadway (LA 352/Henderson Levee Road) has been restricted to one lane for the past two years due to several dirt slides on the portion of the levee below the asphalt road.


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