I’m Rob Kirkpatrick. I’m a husband. I’m a Dad. I’m a proud UL Lafayette graduate. I’m a fierce reporter at heart and always digging for a good story. But most importantly in this space: I’m the fearless leader of Townsquare Media's news brands in Lafayette and Bernadette Lee’s partner in crime on “Acadiana’s Morning News”. News is something I always knew I wanted to do. My first on-air experience was in 3rd grade at Lyon Elementary in Covington, LA. I gave the announcements, weather and cafeteria menu every morning on closed-circuit television. Since then, I have covered the news with KATC in Acadiana, in Dallas with FOX 4’s “Good Day”, in Atlanta with CNN Newsource and now back in Lafayette with Townsquare Media. I consider myself lucky to do what I love and raise my two little girls in Acadiana with my amazing wife Sarah.
Guillory Declares Emergency In Lafayette Ahead Of Storms
It comes less than 48 hours before Hurricane Marco is expected to impact the area.
LDH: August 23rd Louisiana COVID-19 UPDATE
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Saturday, August 23rd.
Guillory Speaks Out As Protesters Near Lafayette Police Substation
The protest started on the Evangeline Thruway and continued down Willow Street to Moss.
New Sandbag Locations Announced As Storms Head Toward Gulf
Four self-bag locations are open to serve residents across Lafayette Parish.
Victim Identified In Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting In Lafayette
The victim in the shooting is dead and the officers are reportedly on administrative leave.
American Airlines Stopping Service to 15 Cities Including Lake Charles
It comes as the requirements of CARES Act grants expire and layoffs can be made.
Westbound Lanes Are Blocked On The Basin Due To 18-Wheeler Fire
The location was reported as mile marker 118 on the westbound side.
Stefanski Talks About Re-Opening As State Dips below 10% Infection Rate
The new number sits at 9.4 percent and tracks with the 640 new COVID-19 cases being reported to start the week.
LPSS Elementary Schools Return To Full-Time, In-Person Classes on Sept 14th
The news comes as the number of new daily cases appears to have stabilized and hospitalizations continue on a downward trend.
Officer-Involved Shooting Being Investigated in Lafayette
Sources say it happened this morning as a car burglary was reportedly in progress.
Gas Explosion Levels 3 Baltimore Homes; 1 Dead, 1 Trapped
At least three dozen firefighters converged on the disaster scene, where the natural gas explosion reduced to the homes to piles of rubble and pieces of debris.
Pedestrian Killed In Early-Morning St. Martin Crash
It happened near the Lafayette Parish - St. Martin Parish line.
Dr. Tina Stefanski Updates COVID-19 Progress in Acadiana
Despite the encouraging numbers, she says now is not the time to ease up on mitigation efforts.
LPSS: Registration for Lafayette Online Academy Will Not Re-open
A question came in during our interview with Lafayette Parish School Board President Britt Latiolais.
UPDATE: Lafayette Stand-Off Suspect Identified as Rayne Man
Reports say a police chase started in the Broussard area and officers were eventually able to stop the vehicle.
City Council Approves Rec Center Plan, Parish Council Responds
The plan was opposed by Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory who has said on KPEL that the department does not "live within its means".
LDH: July 31st Louisiana COVID-19 UPDATE
The Louisiana Department of Health has issued its daily update for Friday, July 31st.
Lafayette Live: Guillory Explains Next Steps In Rec Center Debate, Budget
Lafayette Consolidated Government released four requests for proposals to have a third party fund and maintain their operation.
Herman Cain Dies After Month-Long Battle With Coronavirus
The former presidential candidate and long-time radio show host had been in the hospital in Atlanta.
LIVE: Protesters Interrupt Guillory Town Hall Event
They chanted various things from "no justice, no peace" and "save the northside".