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.
Victim In Stable Condition After Shooting In New Iberia
One person was in stable condition at a Lafayette hospital after he was shot twice in New Iberia.
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.
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.
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.
Sand Bags Available In New Iberia
Sand bags are being made available to residents in New Iberia.
Part Of Admiral Doyle In New Iberia Closed Due To High Water
The wet weather moving through Acadiana is causing at least one road closure.
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.
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.