Maurice Chief of Police Guy Nerren appeared before last week's Maurice Board of Alderman meeting to announce the new "Operation Safe Streets" program to thank people who are driving safely while traveling through town.
There are now new laws in place for bars in Maurice designed to make things safer and reduce fights, stop underage drinking and stop people from getting hit by cars. However, some bar owners say these laws won't work.
Two bodies badly burnt during a vehicle fire in Vermilion Parish earlier this week have been identified as a male and a female, but their races are still unknown, according to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office.
In a move that will only add to the frustration of Acadiana drivers whose travels require them to pass through Maurice, Maurice mayor Wayne Theriot announced that the speed limit on the south side of Maurice has decreased from 65 to 55 miles an hour.