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The Louisiana State Police Troop I have identified the motorists suspected of running down three juveniles, killing two and critically injuring the third, as 32 year old Jeremy J. Abraham of Breaux Bridge.
City officials are asking trick-or-treaters to stay away from the part of town where two school children were killed and a third seriously injured by a motorist Thursday morning. A candlelight vigil has been announced for 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Judge Carl Williams Park on West Bridge Street.

Jim Bradshaw

There have been many ambitious plans for the Vermilion River since Europeans first began to settle on its banks, but one of the most ambitious was proposed in 1918 by an organization known as the Atchafalaya‑Teche‑Vermilion Company of Lafayette. Its plan was to create a continuous navigable channel from Bayou Courtableau in St.

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Two children confirmed dead, one in critical condition

An early morning accident killed two children and seriously injured another this morning. According to LSP spokesman Jared Sandifer, three children were walking to school on Martin Street when they were struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound.


St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 17

Natalie Batiste, 35, 1000 block of Anse Broussard Hwy., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Troydelle Francis, 19, Rayne; simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16

Tuesday, July 15
Joseph Auguillard, 29, 1100 block of Armond Joseph St., Breaux Bridge; rape, forcible (SMSO).
Alfred Gothe, 45, 700 block of Martin Luther King Dr., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery (SMPD).
Jeremiah Jones, 26, 900 block of Begnaud St., Breaux Bridge; hold for (SMSO).

Henderson man busted for drugs

Jordan Ryder

Executing an arrest warrant for drug possession on a Henderson man on Tuesday, July 15, narcotic agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office say they found him in possession of even more drugs.
An added count of possession of Schedule II narcotics – methamphetamine – was levied at Jordan Ryder, 22.

Known sex offender jailed on forced rape

Joseph H. Auguillard Jr.

Based a lengthy investigation that developed DNA evidence, the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO) arrested Joseph H. Auguillard Jr., 29, of Breaux Bridge, in connection with a Jan. 19 sexual assault complaint.
Auguillard, a registered sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of committing forcible rape.

Bomb threat on U.S. 90 leads to arrest of Parks man

Joseph Oquinn

Shortly before 7 p.m. Monday, July 14, the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO) was notified of suspicious circumstances at a truck stop on U.S. Highway 90.
When a deputy arrived, man who called in the complaint, Joseph Oquinn, 55, of Parks, told the lawman that he had placed a bomb in the truck stop.

Famous rehab center opens in Lafayette

Teen Challenge has opened its ninth center in Louisiana for the rehabilitation of substance abusers.
“ We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3), faith based, 12- to 14-month residential treatment facility that helps men with their substance abuse and other life controlling problems,” said Greg Dill, CEO of Louisiana Teen Challenge.

St. Martinville native recognized for service with Acadian

Melanie Olivier

Melanie Olivier of St. Martinville was recently honored by Acadian Ambulance for her 21 years of service to the company.
Over the last two decades she has served as an EMT-Basic in Broussard, St. Martinville, and currently New Iberia.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 14

Freddie Handy, 55, 700 block of Martin St., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).
Joseph O'Quinn, 55, 1000 block of Peach, Parks;

Parks council looking at leash law

The Village Council last week introduced a proposed ordinance requiring pets to be vaccinated for rabies and imposing a $200 fine for failure to do so.
Council members also got a look at a measure dealing with a leash law and other constraints on pet owners.

St. Martin Parish arrests for July 11-13

Friday, July 11
Juliene Cheatum, 35, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Daylon Jean Batiste, 27, 700 block of St. Martin St., St. Martinville; obscenity (SMPD).
Bryce Roberts, 26, 1000 block of Alexander Cr., St. Martinville; child endangerment/domestic abuse (SMSO).



TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.

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