A lone gunman identified as Jacob James Joseph stalks through the Dollar General store on Cecilia High School Highway in Cecilia in the surveillance photos and video taken on July 15.

On Monday, July 28, detectives with the St. Martin Sheriff’s office added armed robbery to the charges pending against a 23-year-old Cecilia man accused of robbing a store at gunpoint. A lone gunman, captured on the store’s security cameras, stalked through the Dollar General on Cecilia Senior High School Highway back on July 15.

ST. LUKE’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in Arnaudville sits vacant awaiting a new tenant. The hospital district’s board is negotiating with an unnamed firm that would offer in-patient physical therapy. Other interests would like to make it a French immersion center attracting tourists and international visitors.

Now that Louisiana is officially the happiest state in the Union – proclaimed so by scholars at the University of British Columbia utilizing data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control (http://news.ubc.ca/2014/07/21/unhappy-cities/) – it stands to reason that tourists will be flock

Jenna Conner in the State Calling Contest in Gueydan. There are no men’s and women’s divisions in the Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.

The Gueydan Duck Festival is the proud host of the 45th annual Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest. The contest will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Gueydan Civic Center.

A lone gunman identified as Jacob James Joseph stalks through the Dollar General store on Cecilia High School Highway in Cecilia in the surveillance photos and video taken on July 15.

ST. LUKE’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in Arnaudville sits vacant awaiting a new tenant. The hospital district’s board is negotiating with an unnamed firm that would offer in-patient physical therapy. Other interests would like to make it a French immersion center attracting tourists and international visitors.

Jenna Conner in the State Calling Contest in Gueydan. There are no men’s and women’s divisions in the Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.

St. Martinville could ditch CLECO

The City Council Monday night voted to play hardball with CLECO, its longtime provider of wholesale electric power.

Breaux Bridge mayoral race stirring interest already

Bruce Conque, vice president of community development for the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, moderates a forum sponsored by the Breaux Bridge Chamber. Conque quizzed the candidates on their positions on the programs and projects on the city’s horizon as a roomful of citizens listened with rapt attention.

The campaign for mayor here is remarkable for the amount of public interest it has already generated.
There have been two well-attended public forums for the candidates, sponsored by different civic groups, and the election is still five months off.
Qualifying for the four-year position doesn’t even open until Aug. 20-22.

NO WAKE ZONE DECLARED IN LOWER ST. MARTIN PARISH DUE TO HIGH WATER

The St. Martin Parish President has declared an Emergency Declaration for “No Wake” in accordance with St. Martin Parish Code of Ordinances Sec. 14-2.7 and 14-2.10 due to high water. This includes the danger areas in the Stephensville and Belle River areas of Lower St. Martin Parish until further notice.

Breaux Bridge teenager missing

UPDATE: Breaux Bridge Investigators located Marcus Landry late last night in the Lafayette area and has been returned to his family.

Send us flood photos

The Sheriff's Office took this photo of Diesi's north of I-10 in Henderson.

It's going to get worse before it gets better. Send us your photos of flooding in your area so we can document this weather event. Either post it to our Facebook page or email directly to ken.grissom@techetoday.com. Please.

Calder "Pop" Hebert takes reins of the St. Martinville Police Department

Calder Hebert addresses the St. Martinville City Council after being appointed substitute chief of police. Among those in the audience supporting Hebert is former SMPD administrative officer Todd D'Albor (second from right).

The City Council met briefly this evening (Friday, May 23) to appoint Calder "Pop" Hebert substitute chief of police.
The title is substitute rather than interim because outgoing Chief Paula Smith has vacation and sick leave to see out.

St. Martinville Chief of Police Paula Smith retiring

Chief of Police Paula Smith, a political lightning rod in recent years, is retiring effective Friday, May 23, said City Councilman Arthur Champ.
No word on a replacement yet.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, May 12, through Sunday, May 18

The following arrests and/or citations were reported in St. Martin Parish from Monday, May 12, through Sunday, May 18.
Monday, May 12
Dustin Bernard, 20, 1000 block of Earlene Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Jace Deshotels, 33, Bunkie; simple burglary, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).

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Jenna Conner in the State Calling Contest in Gueydan. There are no men’s and women’s divisions in the Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.

The Gueydan Duck Festival is the proud host of the 45th annual Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.
The contest will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Gueydan Civic Center.

Lifestyle

Lake Street Dive have been performing for nearly a decade after meeting as fellow students at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St.

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