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.
Driver Identified In Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash
One person is dead following what state police are calling a "non-contact hit and run crash" on Hwy. 90 Saturday night.
Popular McKinley Street Bar Shut Down For Selling Alcohol To Minors
A McKinley Street bar popular among local college students was shut down after the business was investigated Thursday by the state's Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.
Burned Bodies In Maurice Those Of Man And Woman
Two bodies badly burnt during a vehicle fire in Vermilion Parish earlier this week have been identified as a male and a female, but their races are still unknown, according to the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office.
Beautification Group Cleans 400 Pounds Of Litter From Ambassador Caffery
More than 400 pounds of litter and debris were collected Saturday, and 2,500 feet of sidewalks were edged.
Small Airplane Crashes At Acadiana Regional Airport
One person suffered only minor injuries after the airplane he was piloting crashed at the Acadiana Regional Airport in Iberia Parish.
Road Closures Expected For Lafayette’s First Zydeco Marathon
Lafayette drivers and residents can expect some road closures Sunday as the city hosts its first ever Zydeco Marathon.
MidSouth Bank Phone Scam Hitting Acadiana
Many Lafayette residents, including several who work for Townsquare Media, have reported receiving an automated phone call from MidSouth Bank that states their debit card or account has been suspended.
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards To Run For Congress
Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards announced at the Baton Rouge Press Club he will run for Congress this fall in the state's 6th District.
Mardi Gras Traffic Advisories In South Louisiana
We will continue to update this post as we get more information.
St. Mary Parish Officials Searching For Escaped Inmates
Police in St. Mary Parish are looking for two people who allegedly escaped from the St. Martin Parish Jail.