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.
Incident At Iberia Parish Jail Focus Of Federal Investigation
The federal government is investigating claims that a former deputy of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office used excessive force when dealing with an inmate in the parish's correctional center in 2012.
Blue Bell Issues Recall Of Entire Line Of Products Over Listeria Concerns
Blue Bell Creameries late Monday issued a recall of its entire line of products in both the United States and abroad amid concerns they might be contaminated with Listeria.
Power Outage Forces Closure Of Three Jeff Davis Schools
Three schools in Jefferson Davis Parish are closed today because of a power outage resulting from last night's severe weather.
Two Men Arrested On Drug, Weapons Charges After Search Warrant
A 38-year-old Breaux Bridge man and a 33-year-old Sunset man were arrested Friday morning on a host of gun and drug charges.
One Dead After Crash In Iberia Parish
A New Iberia man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy. 90 frontage road at Darnall Road.
Wanted Man Found With Son In Metairie
Shawn Lebeouf is in police custody after he and his son were found in Metairie, according to state police.
Hopefest To Get Underway Today, Rain Or Shine
Hopefest, a music charity festival put on by juniors at St. Thomas More High School to benefit Healing House and the STM Options program, will go underway this afternoon, rain or shine.
Gas Leak Forces Evacuation In Acadia Parish
A gas leak in Acadia Parish is forcing sheriff's office officials to order the evacuation of residents within a one-mile radius of La Fosse Road and Everglade Morse.
Lafayette School Board Awards Internets Services Contracts To Cox Louisiana, Hunt Communications
Cox Louisiana and Hunt Communications have been awarded a combined $600,000 a year contracts, displacing LUS Fiber as the Lafayette Parish School System's Internet provider.
18-Wheeler Backs Into, Damages Lafayette City Hall
The Lafayette Consolidated Government Building at the the corner of University Avenue and St. Landry Street is a little bit worse for wear after taking damage from an 18-wheeler Tuesday night.
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.