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. The TDT Board of Directors has approved changes for Tour du Teche VI that include bonuses to the first boats powered solely by women to finish in each of four “pro” racing classes.
Terrance Babin, 26, 400 block of Church St., St. Martinville; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, other drugs, transactions involving proceeds from drug offenses, possession of drug paraphernalia (SMSO). Ronald Brasseaux, 66, 1000 block of Odelle St., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

Terrance Babin

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office, after receiving several complaints of drug activity in the St. Martinville area, Thursday evening arrested Terrance Babin 26, St. Martinville, in the 900 block of Gov. Mouton Street. Babin was found to be in possession of suspected illegal narcotics with an approximate street value of $2,000.

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.

Terrance Babin

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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.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Aug. 11, through Wednesday, Aug. 13

Monday, Aug, 11
Alex Alexander, 24, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Johnn Boutte, 38, 400 block of Willis Dr., St. Martinville; probation violation, aggravated incest, Louisiana State Police (LSP).
Dwayne Clay, 36, 1000 block of Joe Leblanc Rd., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).

New Iberia man drowns near Catahoula boat landing

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. Saturday, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regarding a possible drowning at the Catahoula Boat Landing. Upon deputies arrival, they were informed that Marques K. Bogan, 21, New Iberia was swimming with friends and failed to surface.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 31

Kieon Alexander, 17, 1000 block of George Dupuis Rd., Breaux Bridge; resisting an officer, unlawful disruption of the operation of a school, entry or remain in places after forbidden (SMSO).
Tiffany Castille, 30, 1200 block of True Friend Rd., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

Convicted child molester tries suicide, fails

Robbie Ray Frith

A 57-year-old man just convicted on multiple counts of aggravated incest stood up in court and sliced at his throat and wrists with a sharp object here Thursday afternoon. Sources say the wounds are not life-threatening.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 30

Wednesday, July 30
Rhonda Batiste, 25, 1000 block of Bill Clause Drive Ave., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Joseph Bergeron, 23, Opelousas; outside agency warrant – extradition required (SMPD).

Breaking: Defendant attempts suicide at St. Martin courthouse

With injured person aboad, an Acadian Ambulance unit prepares to leave the scene. (Henri C. Bienvenu)

Unofficial sources are saying a defendant in trial at the 16th Judicial District Courthouse here slit his own throat after being found guilty early this afternoon.
The person was taken away by ambulance.

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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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