In the summer of 2011, I accepted a position as a part-time reporter at KPEL. Since that time, I have covered all the major stories, including the disappearance and subsequent murder investigation of UL anthropology student Mickey Shunick, the approach and effects of Hurricane Isaac, and the 2012 Presidential election, with extensive reporting from Rick Santorum’s campaign rally in Lafayette. In December of 2013, I took over as KPEL's Brand Manager and Program Director. KPEL has grown a lot, and I hope to continue to guide that growth in the years to come.
Incident At Iberia Parish Jail Focus Of Federal Investigation
The federal government is investigating claims that a former deputy of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office used excessive force when dealing with an inmate in the parish's correctional center in 2012.
Power Outage Forces Closure Of Three Jeff Davis Schools
Three schools in Jefferson Davis Parish are closed today because of a power outage resulting from last night's severe weather.
One Dead After Crash In Iberia Parish
A New Iberia man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy. 90 frontage road at Darnall Road.
Wanted Man Found With Son In Metairie
Shawn Lebeouf is in police custody after he and his son were found in Metairie, according to state police.
Gas Leak Forces Evacuation In Acadia Parish
A gas leak in Acadia Parish is forcing sheriff's office officials to order the evacuation of residents within a one-mile radius of La Fosse Road and Everglade Morse.
Natchitoches Assistant Principal Accused Of Paddling Teacher As Punishment
An assistant principal at Frankie Ray Jackson Senior Technical Center in Natchitoches was arrested Monday amid accusations he paddled a teacher on her butt as a form of punishment.
One Person Dead After Single Vehicle Crash; Passenger Being Sought
One person is dead following a single vehicle crash on the Chitimacha Trail.
Youngsville PD Looking For Missing Children, Believed To Be With Mom
The Youngsville Police Department is searching for two missing children believed to be with their mother in Louisiana, Oklahoma, or Texas.
Frank’s International To Lay Off Hundreds Amid Falling Oil Prices, Rig Count
Officials at Lafayette-based Frank's International announced Tuesday they will lay off 400 to 600 employees, or about 9 to 13 percent of its worldwide workforce.
Lafayette Fire Department Investigating Fire At Vacant Home
A vacant home on LaSalle Street in Lafayette suffered heavy damage after catching fire Sunday afternoon.
Chad Leger Touts Police Chief Credentials In Run For Lafayette Sheriff
Chad Leger is leveraging his years as police chief for the city of Scott in his quest to convince voters to elect him the next sheriff of Lafayette Parish.
No One Seriously Injured In Broussard Bus Crash
No one was seriously injured during a morning crash that involved a Lafayette Parish school bus.
Carencro High Student Injured After Being Hit By Bus
A Carencro High School student was hospitalized Wednesday morning after being hit by a school bus while riding a bicycle.
Kaplan Public Schools Closed Due To Power Outage
Public schools in Kaplan are closed today because of a power outage.
What Color Is This Dress? [POLL]
Please help me end this debate. What color is this dress?
Artmosphere Prevails Against Louisiana ATC, Keeps Restaurant License Until October
The state's office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control ruled in favor of Artmosphere Wednesday, ending months of controversy surrounding the popular restaurant and bar.
UPDATE: Missing Denham Springs Teen Found In Indiana
Police say Nicole Burns was safely found in South Bend, Ind. The male suspect, though, is still at large.
Contract For New Lafayette Airport Director Approved
The Lafayette Regional Airport Board of Commissioners is expected to approve a contract on Tuesday for Steven Picou, a deputy aviation director in Amarillo, Texas. Picou was offered the Lafayette director's position last week.
Lafayette Police Seek Assault Suspect, Downtown Leaders Vow ‘Enhanced Collaboration’
Business leaders in Downtown Lafayette are vowing to exert more pressure on those who commit violent crimes after the brutal assault of a Lafayette man early Friday morning.
One Killed In Cowboys Nightclub Parking Lot Accident
Scott police officers are investigating an overnight parking lot accident at a local bar that killed one person.