August 8th, 2018As the New Chapter Push After Care Program held a conference to discuss the local effects of the Governor's Criminal Justice Reform, one former inmate is sharing his story.
"I'm ready to enter society as a successful person." said Roderick Thomas of Ville Platte.
Much has changed for Thomas who spent 44 years of life in Angola only...
August 8th, 2018Every public school in Lafayette Parish will have a school resource officer this year.
This is the result of the school board voting to quadruple its funding for security and getting every local police department to provide officers to the schools.
"It's a tremendous ramping up of man power." said Sheriff Mark Garber.
August 7th, 2018St. Martinville Police Chief Ricky Martin has been issued a suspension.
Chief Martin says his suspension comes after he used vulgar language while speaking with a city employee at the mayor's office.
Councilman Mike Fusilier tells us the council voted 3-2 to suspend him and it will last two days.
However, Martin is not yet...
August 7th, 2018The Vermilion Parish School Board has decided to place Superintendent Jerome Puyau on administrative leave effective immediately.
This comes after board brought a list of concerns about his leadership.
- Does not observe principals
- Assigns performance evaluation without hands on operations of the principals
July 31st, 2018A local family was reunited with their loved one's purple heart after it disappeared several years ago at a special ceremony at Cecilia American Legion.
It belonged to Sgt. Melvin "Charles" Green of Lafayette who earned the Purple Heart after stepping on a land mine during the Vietnam war. He died in 2015.
"Words can't express how...
July 31st, 2018Over the next three months, water is being drained out into the Atchafalaya Basin.
It's part of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers 5 year plan to protect the habitat of the Atchafalaya Basin -- a plan that began in 2014 as hydrillas posed a signficant problem to the area.
"Our objective is to be successful." said St. Martin Parish...
July 30th, 2018No one wants to be the police chief of the village of Palmetto in St. Landry Parish.
This comes after nobody signed up to qualify for the November election.
Current Police Chief David Krull was unable to qualify because he had moved away from the town.
Alderman Guyton Budden who says they tried talking to other possible...
July 27th, 2018After running the Cajundome for more than three decades, Executive Director Greg Davis is getting ready to call it quits.
Davis says it wasn't an easy decision, in fact, he is retiring before he was ready, but it was something he had to do because the Cajundome is changing how it operates.
"The Cajundome can no longer afford under...
July 26th, 2018The Inaugural Iberia Film Festival began with a gala at Clementine on Main Street in New Iberia.
For the first year of the festival, organizers are showcasing 24 films over the next few days.
"We have 18 local people in Iberia Parish that entered in the film festival." said Festival Director, Mark Boyance.
For Boyance, it's the...