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.
Follow LCG’s Drainage Progress With New Web Site
You can now follow the progress of LCG's drainage projects with a new Web site.
Plan To Revamp LCG Charter Clears First Hurdle
The council voted 5-3 Tuesday night to put the item on an LCG agenda for final approval in two weeks.
Teen Arrested For High-Speed Chase In St. Martin Parish
The Arnaudville teen faces attempted murder charges following the Wednesday morning chase.
4th Arrest Made In Case Of Murdered Teen
A Breaux Bridge woman was arrested for supplying the murder suspect, a convicted felon, with a firearm weeks before Simone Robin was found dead.
Resource Officers Being Assigned To Every LPSS School
School resource officers could be found at every high school and middle school in the parish, Now, the presence of an armed, uniformed officer will be extended to all grades K-12.
Suspect Arrested After Standoff At Carencro Home
Shots were fired towards deputies, but no one was injured in the standoff on Bayou Bend Road.
Lafayette Cell Phone Store Robbed At Gunpoint
The Lafayette Police Department is investigating the afternoon armed robbery.
UPDATE: 3rd Man Arrested In Death Of St. Martinville Teen
62-year-old Donald Boutte of Breaux Bridge has also been arrested.
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.
Scott PD Thwarts Pharmacy Burglary
A Baton Rouge man wads arrested after police learned of his plans to burglarize a pharmacy in Scott.
Dual Investigations Underway Against St. Landry Parish Priest
Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel spoke to local media this afternoon addressing allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against a priest in St. Landry Parish.
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.
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.
Downtown Library Evacuated
The Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library is being evacuated at this hour amid a fire alarm activation. According to the Lafayette Parish 911 system, the fire alarm was activated at 4:10 p.m. The Lafayette Fire Department is currently on the scene...
Line Of Storms Cause Acadiana Power Outages
Thousands are without power in Acadiana following a line of storms early this morning.
Sheriff Looking For Answers In Cold Case Murder
Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish is asking for any answers regarding a fatal 2016 shooting in Crowley.
Armed Robbery Suspect At Large In New Iberia
Investigators are seeking 23-year-old Anthony Wesley Jr. who is wanted for two alleged armed robberies.