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’ [UPDATE]
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. 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.
I-10 Re-Opened; State Police Releases Crash Details
The busy section of interstate was shut down Friday evening and into Saturday afternoon following a fiery accident involving four 18-wheelers that claimed the lives of a married couple from Ohio.
Mardi Gras Traffic Advisories In South Louisiana
We will continue to update this post as we get more information.
Vermilion Catholic Star Jacoby Davis Sues Former School, Catholic Church Over Expulsion
A former star athlete Jacoby Davis who attended Vermilion Catholic High School is reportedly suing the school, the school's principal, the school's pastor, and the Catholic Church.
Acadiana Schools To Close Again For Wintry Weather
For the second week in a row, schools in Acadiana will close because of expected wintry weather.
School Systems Announce Closures For Friday
With the possibility of some wintry weather tonight into tomorrow, at least one school system has announced it will close down for tomorrow.
Arctic Weather Causing A Few Acadiana School Closures
The freezing winter weather is causing headaches across Acadiana, and now we're starting to get reports of school closures.
10 Headlines That Captured The Attention Of Lafayette In 2013
As people around the world get ready to ring in 2014, we here at KPEL thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of the most important stories (by our estimation anyway) that we covered in 2013.
University Of Louisiana Naming Debate – How It All Began
How the "University Of Louisiana" naming debate all began...
Former MMA Star Timothy Credeur Arrested On Drug, Weapons Charges
Credeur was a successful MMA fighter, most recently on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter 7. He currently owns the Gladiators Academy in Lafayette.
Boston Red Sox Return To Fenway Park In First Home Game Since Marathon Bombings
The pre-game ceremony also recognized those who lost their lives in the bombings and those who still continue to heal as they recover from their injuries.