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.
Lafayette Police Investigating Robbery of Whitney Bank
The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, Mouton said, but he dropped his handgun before leaving the scene.
Lafayette Parish School Board Gives Pat Cooper Good Evaluation, Hires Law Firm To Investig…
Wednesday night's meeting was a pendulum swing: the vote to hire a special attorney to investigate allegations against Cooper overshadowed his positive evaluation.
Korean War Veteran Ray Green Addresses Lafayette Council On Gay Pride Flag Incident
The incident has been a subject of controversy, garnering widespread media attention.
ACLU Of Louisiana Voices Opposition To Potential Lafayette Flags Ordinance
The comments come after controversy surrounding a gay pride flag that was flown at Girard Park in Lafayette shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.
Lafayette Sheriff’s Office, Mother Of Javon Rakestrau Agree To Settlement In Stun Gun Suit
The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, but Judge Patrick Hannah gave both parties until August 10 to finalize the agreement
LUS: Contractor Injured, Power Temporarily Turned Off In Parts Of Lafayette
LUS did not say how the contractor was injured.
One Person Dead Following Crash Involving Amtrack Train In Cade
We'll update you as we continue to gather more information on this breaking story.
Former MMA Star Timothy Credeur Arrested On Drug, Weapons Charges
Credeur was a successful MMA fighter, most recently on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter 7. He currently owns the Gladiators Academy in Lafayette.
Lafayette Developer Glenn Stewart Found Guilty Over Mardi Gras Knockout
Glenn Stewart had been arrested Feb. 21, 2012, after he punched Erin Fitzgerald in the face, knocking her out cold.
Second Explosion At Louisiana Chemical Plant Kills One
The explosion at CF Industries in Donaldsonville killed one person and injured several others, according to Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley.