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.
Carencro Family Needs Help After Losing Everything In Fire
A family of four in Carencro who lost everything in a mobile home fire Tuesday is now asking for the public's help to get their lives back on track.
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.
Would You Pay A Toll For I-49 Between Lafayette And New Orleans To Be Completed?
Tolls could be used as a revenue source to help pay for upgrades of U.S. Hwy. 90 between Lafayette and New Orleans to interstate standards.
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.
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.
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.