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.
Elton Woman Killed During Early Morning Crash
A 29-year-old Elton woman was killed early Sunday morning as the result of a crash on Interstate 10.
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.
One Dead After Crash In Iberia Parish
A New Iberia man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy. 90 frontage road at Darnall Road.
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.
Two Men Arrested On Drug, Weapons Charges After Search Warrant
A 38-year-old Breaux Bridge man and a 33-year-old Sunset man were arrested Friday morning on a host of gun and drug charges.
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.
Hayride Publisher Scott McKay Talks Nuclear Option, Higher Education
Nothing will change from a budgetary standpoint unless massive structural changes are made to how the state handles its budget, according to Scott McKay, the publisher of TheHayride.com.
Lafayette School Board Awards Internets Services Contracts To Cox Louisiana, Hunt Communications
Cox Louisiana and Hunt Communications have been awarded a combined $600,000 a year contracts, displacing LUS Fiber as the Lafayette Parish School System's Internet provider.
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.