Born in Lafayette and raised in St. Martinville, I am a Cajun in heart, mind and spirit. I dove into the news industry with my start at my hometown newspaper where I picked up some journalistic skills. I earned a degree in mass communications at UL Lafayette which prepared me for covering news in Acadiana and around the state. As a news reporter for KPEL, my news beats include, but are not limited to, Lafayette Consolidated Government and the Lafayette Parish School Board. Jumping from print media to broadcast has been an exciting move for me in the ever-changing multimedia environment of today's news world. When not covering news, I can often be found playing guitar or cooking at home, both usually being done with my daughter, Jolie, very near by.
Online Video Leads To Road Rage Arrest In Lafayette
A video posted online today led to the arrest of a Lafayette man who was witnessed driving recklessly.
UPDATE: LPSS Whistle-Blower Files Federal Suit Against Admins
Two administrators named as defendants are on medical leave following the filing of a federal lawsuit.
UPDATE: Lafayette PD Looking For Suspect In Guilbeau Rd. Shooting
A 45-year-old man is recovering in a hospital following a shooting at The Gallery Apartment complex on Guilbeau Road.
US Imposes Steel. Aluminum Tariffs On Int’l Allies
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the tariffs would be 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.
UPDATE: Missing Breaux Bridge Toddler Found Safe
The girl--Ryan Trosclair-- has been returned safe and sound to the child's grandparents.
Firefighters Fight Blaze At Zoosiana (VIDEO)
Fortunately, no animals--or humans--were injured in a structural fire at Zoosiana Saturday night.
Fire Officials Investigate Fatal Pineville Explosion
The explosion killed one employee at Pineville's Proctor & Gamble facility this morning.
UPDATE: Lafayette PD Arrests Chase Bank Robbery Suspect
Lafayette Police Department investigators have booked the suspect wanted for last Wednesday's robbery at an Oil Center bank.
Overdose Death Ruled A Homicide, Suspect Arrested
One man charged with murder for supplying lethal dose of narcotics.
UPDATE: All Lanes Open Near I-10 Crash Site
If you need to head to Baton Rouge from the Acadiana area, get off of I-10 at the 1-49 exit.