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.
Lafayette Parish Crime Stats Show Slight Drops In Most Offenses
Data comparisons show small decreases in most criminal offenses, with one-third of the investigations cleared by the LPSO.
Gov. Edwards Offers Statement On AG’s Alton Sterling Findings
Governor John Bel Edwards offered the following statement after Landry made his Tuesday announcement.
Dead Austin Bombing Suspect Identified (UPDATED)
When police approached the suspect in Round Rock, Texas, he took his own life by detonating an explosive device in a car.
Lafayette PD Search For Pair Of Robbers After Home Invasion
Lafayette Police are searching for a pair of brazen robbers who broke into a home while the homeowners were inside.
Lafayette Middle Gun Threat Investigated
School and district staff alerted Lafayette police who investigated the allegation and found no weapon on campus.
Saints, Pelicans Owner Tom Benson Dead at 90
New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson has died.
Social Media Threat Forces Search of Westgate High
Investigators report there has been no firearm found on campus, but deputies are still investigating social media posts.
High-Speed Chase Ends With Crash Near Duson
A crash following a high-speed chase has traffic backing up on I-10 Eastbound near Duson.
Lafayette Man Sentenced To Life For Double Homicide In Cade
Thirty-two-year-old Derrick Siner is headed to prison for life after pleading guilty to a double murder.
11-yr-old Girl Shot During Gunfight In Rayne
The child was an innopcent bystander shot in the leg when an argument between two groups of men escalated into gunfire.