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, Louisiana Included
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.
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.
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.
Hopefest To Get Underway Today, Rain Or Shine
Hopefest, a music charity festival put on by juniors at St. Thomas More High School to benefit Healing House and the STM Options program, will go underway this afternoon, rain or shine.
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.
Former Elton High School Teacher Pleads Guilty To Carnal Knowledge
A former teacher at Elton High School who was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate contact with students has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.
Scott Man Arrested For Posting Nude Pics Of Girlfriend
A person who allegedly posted nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend as well as a story of their brief relationship online was arrested by Scott Police.
Three Arrested In Scott For Marijuana Possession With Intent To Distribute
When officers searched Tashad Dixon, they say he had a small amount of pot in his pockets, and the same happened when they ordered Ryan Francis out of the car.
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.
Iberia Deputies Searching For Shooting Suspects
Police in Iberia Parish are looking for two men who allegedly forced their way into a home Wednesday morning and shot two people inside.
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.
New Report Ranks Top 100 Public High Schools In Louisiana
A new report has listed the top 100 public high schools in Louisiana, and three schools from the Acadiana area are in the top five.
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.