The Louisiana State Police Troop I have identified the motorists suspected of running down three juveniles, killing two and critically injuring the third, as 32 year old Jeremy J. Abraham of Breaux Bridge.
City officials are asking trick-or-treaters to stay away from the part of town where two school children were killed and a third seriously injured by a motorist Thursday morning. A candlelight vigil has been announced for 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Judge Carl Williams Park on West Bridge Street.

Jim Bradshaw

There have been many ambitious plans for the Vermilion River since Europeans first began to settle on its banks, but one of the most ambitious was proposed in 1918 by an organization known as the Atchafalaya‑Teche‑Vermilion Company of Lafayette. Its plan was to create a continuous navigable channel from Bayou Courtableau in St.

Jim Bradshaw

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Two children confirmed dead, one in critical condition

An early morning accident killed two children and seriously injured another this morning. According to LSP spokesman Jared Sandifer, three children were walking to school on Martin Street when they were struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound.


Texas Man Arrested For Being Naked At Butte La Rose Welcome Center

Parker Madison

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a report of a male subject who was reported to be naked and wandering around the bathroom area of the Butte La Rose Welcome Center.
Deputies responded, but the subject had left the scene.

House afire in Henderson

Area firefighters are at this moment battling a blaze at a residence in the 1100 block of Huval St.
Owner of the home is said to be Leonard Jacks, who has lived here for 23 years.

Lafayette General adds neurologist

Dr. Virginia Kellner

Lafayette General Health announced the addition of a new neurologist, Virginia Kellner.
Kellner joins Drs. David Weir, Damon Patterson and Adam Foreman at the Neuroscience Center of Acadiana.
Dr. Kellner is returning to Acadiana from St. Louis, Mo., where she completed her fellowship and residency.

No Willie Francis Drive in the works for St. Martinville

Nary Smith

The City Council put a stop to any further consideration of renaming a street to honor Willie Francis, a teenager sent to the electric chair in the 1940s not once but twice for the death of a local pharmacist.


Shortly before midnight on Monday, Aug. 18, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call regarding a home invasion on Russo Milazzo Road outside St. Martinville.
According to witnesses, three black male subjects kicked the door in and subsequently shot a male occupant inside the home.

Henderson Lake going down until November

Recreational and commercial activities on the artificially impounded waters of the lake include hunting, fishing, bird-watching and just sight-seeing – all negatively impacted by great stands of hydrilla that grow up from the bottom of the shallow lake and impede boat traffic. (Sally Angelle)

In an effort to control the growing problem of hydrilla in Henderson Lake, St. Martin Parish Government will lower the level of the lake.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. 17

Thursday, Aug. 14
Clifton Bonner, 23, 700 block of Albert St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (BBPD).
Fredrick Carmouche, 28, 1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Danielle Drum, 27, 1300 block of Ches Broussard, Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

UPDATE: Courthouse complex evacuated because of gas leak

St. Martin Sheriff's Office employees (foreground) gather over a block away from the roaring break of a natural gas line near their offices. (Ken Grissom)

UPDATE: A natural gas leak near the St. Martin Courthouse was capped without incident Monday afternoon.
Office workers in the courthouse and annex got some sunshine and off early.

UPDATE: Bomb scare evacuates parts of Henderson

UPDATE: State Police explosive experts determined that the suspicious object that led to the evacuation of parts of Henderson Monday morning was a flashlight and other objects apparently combined to mimic a pipe bomb.

Man dies in one-car wreck in Breaux Bridge Sunday

A wrecker drives away with the vehicle being driven by Daniel Benoit, 52, of Breaux Bridge, who died in a one-car crash shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office said Benoit was traveling east on Hebert Avenue in Breaux Bridge when he veered left off the roadway and struck a tree.

Do you know these men?

The Breaux Bridge Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying two men wanted for theft at Wal-Mart in Breaux Bridge.
The subjects allegedly stole a Samsung 55” Television and left the business in a white four door Mazda.



TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.

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