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.
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.
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.
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.
Kaplan Public Schools Closed Due To Power Outage
Public schools in Kaplan are closed today because of a power outage.
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.
Grand Jury In Ferguson Refuses To Indict In Police Shooting Case
A grand jury in Missouri St. Louis County police officer Darren Wilson in the alleged shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old black man.
Louisiana Outdoor Expo Set To Open Doors
The Louisiana Outdoor Expo has become one of the premiere summer events in the state, and it will once again kick off at the Cajundome and Cajundome Convention Center.
UPDATE: Missing St. Martinville Man Found
Coby Dore was found near his last known location, police said.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Sports Radio Calls Lafayette Trip ‘Worst Experience Ever’ [UPDA…
After having their hopes of getting to Omaha dashed by the Louisiana Ragin's Cajuns over the weekend at M.L. "Tigue" Moore Field, at least one Mississippi State Bulldogs fan referred to his trip to Lafayette, La. as the "worst experience I've ever had as a beat writer. Worst…
Flood Watches, Warnings; Reports Of Rising Water Throughout Acadiana
Acadia, Lafayette, and St. Landry Parishes are all under a Flash Flood Warning until 10:45 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.