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.
Cassidy Defeats Landrieu; Airport Tax Approved; Pope To City Marshal
Three-term U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu was defeated overwhelmingly Saturday as voters across Louisiana elected U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy to the upper chamber of Congress.
Grand Jury In Ferguson Refuses To Indict In Police Shooting Case
A grand jury in Missouri St. Louis County police officer Darren Wilson in the alleged shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man.
Louisiana 2014 Midterm Election Results
Come back to this post after 8 p.m. as the polls close and results start streaming in.
Lafayette Named Best College Town Weekend By USA Today
A poll of USA Today readers has named Lafayette the best college town to spend a weekend.
Second Possible Case Of Ebola In Dallas
A sheriff's deputy who claims to have come into contact with the person who died from the Ebola virus earlier today is now exhibiting symptoms of that virus.
Two Dead, One In Stable Condition Following 4-Wheeler Crash In Vermilion Parish
Two people are dead and a child is in a Lafayette hospital after a four-wheeler accident early Sunday morning.
LPSS: No Policy Governing Music On School Buses
At least one parent with a child in the Lafayette Parish Public School System is concerned about the music the district's children are exposed to when they travel to and from class on public school buses.
UPDATE: Crew Member Died In Bahamas, Ebola Tests Negative
At least one person who was aboard a ship that arrived in Plaquemines Parish from Africa has been taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Federal Judge Throws Out Lawsuit Against Lafayette School Board
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School Board by Cajundome director Greg Davis.
Legal Repercussions For Those Who Call In Hoaxes On 9/11 Anniversary
Louisiana State Police has a message for anyone trying to call in a hoax on the thirteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed more than 3,000 people: just don't do it.
UPDATE – Lafayette Parish Schools Get “All Clear” After Threats Cleared
Police have cleared threats at Carencro High School, Acadian Middle, Paul Breaux Middle School and W.D. Smith Career Smith Career Center received anonymous threats that some type of violent act would happen on campus.
Highway 90 Shutdown Near Verot School Road As Police Investigate Pedestrian Death
The southbound lanes of U.S. Hwy. 90 were backed up for miles Tuesday morning because of a crash that involved a pedestrian death.
State Police Begin Investigation Into Youngsville Police Department
Louisiana State Police has started an investigation into the Youngsville Police Department, nearly two months after a former officer accused the department of mishandling officers' pay and evidence.
DOTD To Shut Down Johnston Street For Crash Investigation
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced it will shut down Johnston Street near Lana Drive intermittently Thursday to allow crews to investigate the crash.
Interstate 10 In Acadia Parish Re-Opened
Louisiana State Police said they will soon shut down the westbound side of Interstate 10 in Acadia Parish while crews continue to clean up a hazardous materials spill from an overturned 18-wheeler.
One Person Arrested In UL Bomb Threat Case
At least one person has reportedly been arrested for for allegedly phoning in the bomb threat that last week shut down the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
State Police Arrest Kaplan Man In Cycling Hit-And-Run
Louisiana State Police have arrested the man they believed to be responsible for the hit-and-run death of Lon Lomas, who was killed while riding his bicycle on Hwy. 92.
State Police Investigating Fatal Hit-And-Run On Hwy. 92
Louisiana State Police is investigating an apparent fatal hit-and-run accident involving a bicyclist.
UPDATE: Missing St. Martinville Man Found
Coby Dore was found near his last known location, police said.
Legendary Cajun, Country Music Artist Passes Away
Legendary Cajun and country music artist Jimmy C. Newman has passed away.