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.
Two Jindal Aides Resign, Head To Iowa To Work For Jindal Organization
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is sending two of his top aides to Iowa as he prepares for a possible 2016 presidential campaign.
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.
No One Seriously Injured In Broussard Bus Crash
No one was seriously injured during a morning crash that involved a Lafayette Parish school bus.
Kaplan Public Schools Closed Due To Power Outage
Public schools in Kaplan are closed today because of a power outage.
Artmosphere Prevails Against Louisiana ATC, Keeps Restaurant License Until October
The state's office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control ruled in favor of Artmosphere Wednesday, ending months of controversy surrounding the popular restaurant and bar.
UPDATE: Missing Denham Springs Teen Found In Indiana
Police say Nicole Burns was safely found in South Bend, Ind. The male suspect, though, is still at large.
18-Year-Old Pedestrian Killed While Crossing I-10 In Lafayette
An 18-year-old was killed after being struck by at least one vehicle as he was attempting to cross Interstate 10 on foot.
Uber Ride-Sharing Service Makes Lafayette Debut
The popular ride-sharing service Uber officially comes to the Hub City starting at 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.
Lafayette Police To Shut Down Ambassador Caffery At Dulles For Investigation
Lafayette police will shut down the intersection of Ambassador Caffery Parkway at Dulles Drive beginning at 1 p.m. this afternoon to allow for the traffic investigation into a drunk driving crash that killed one person at that intersection earlier this week.
Lafayette Police Seek Assault Suspect, Downtown Leaders Vow ‘Enhanced Collaboration’
Business leaders in Downtown Lafayette are vowing to exert more pressure on those who commit violent crimes after the brutal assault of a Lafayette man early Friday morning.