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.
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.
Natchitoches Assistant Principal Accused Of Paddling Teacher As Punishment
An assistant principal at Frankie Ray Jackson Senior Technical Center in Natchitoches was arrested Monday amid accusations he paddled a teacher on her butt as a form of punishment.
Vitter Would Set Clear Parameters On Whether Or Not To Accept Medicaid Expansion
U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who is also running for governor of Louisiana, said he has not ruled out accepting Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, but he said he would "put clear parameters on whether we would even consider moving in that direction."
Sand Bags Available In New Iberia
Sand bags are being made available to residents in New Iberia.
Use Common Sense While Driving During Inclement Weather: Ask The Trooper
Louisiana State Police Troop I spokesperson Brooks David urged drivers to exercise some common sense while driving during inclement weather.
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.
Working Remotely Can Be A Breeze: Brand Buzz
Working outside the office rather than being tied down to a desk is becoming an accepted practice, but many business owners don't realize there are a bevy of tools available to make that practice more streamlined and effective.
St. Landry Parish Attempted Murder Suspect Escapes For Second Time
A man who had already escaped once while in the custody of Opelousas city marshals has escaped once again, this time from the St. Landry Parish Jail.
Honesty Is Always The Best Option: Firearms Friday
What do you do if you are pulled over by a police officer and you have a firearm in your vehicle?
One Person Dead After Single Vehicle Crash; Passenger Being Sought
One person is dead following a single vehicle crash on the Chitimacha Trail.
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.
Legislation Would Allow Duson To Vote On Hotel/Motel Tax
Duson officials are hoping legislation filed by state Rep. Jack Montoucet will soon allow them to levy a hotel/motel tax for those staying in the town's Super 8 hotel.