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.
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.
Sand Bags Available In New Iberia
Sand bags are being made available to residents in New Iberia.
St. Landry Parish Attempted Murder Suspect Escapes For Second Time
A man who had already escaped once while in the custody of Opelousas city marshals has escaped once again, this time from the St. Landry Parish Jail.
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.
Ken Ritter Pushes For New High School In Youngsville
Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter told members of the Facilities Committee of the Lafayette Parish School Board that he would like to see some progress toward a new public high school during his four-year term in office.
Scott Man Arrested For Posting Nude Pics Of Girlfriend
A person who allegedly posted nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend as well as a story of their brief relationship online was arrested by Scott Police.
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.
No One Seriously Injured In Broussard Bus Crash
No one was seriously injured during a morning crash that involved a Lafayette Parish school bus.