Victor White III

Stephanie Finley, the United States Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, confirmed Tuesday, Sept. 2, that a federal investigation is ongoing into the death of 23-year-old Victor White III, who died in March while in the custody of the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The start if the 2014 prep football season will see all three St. Martin Parish teams taking to the road on Friday.

Map of District A. See PDF below for larger view.

One of the candidates in the Nov. 4 election was doing legwork in a neighborhood north of I-10 and got some unexpected push-back from a voter she was counting on. “But I kinda like Bimmie,” said the voter.

Victor White III

Map of District A. See PDF below for larger view.

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 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).

Deputy facing grand jury in shooting of husband

Louisiana State Police detectives have turned their investigation into the Dec. 29, 2013, shooting death of a 34-year-old man by his deputy sheriff wife to the district attorney’s office.

Why were a young woman and two tots stranded in the woods?

GRATEFUL FAMILY members hold the two 4-year-olds while Acadian Ambulance medics see to Heather Gary. The trio suffered dehydration and insect bites during their day-long ordeal in the woods.  (Facebook)

Swarms of volunteers and swarms of mosquitoes competed for the health and well-being of Heather Gary, her 4-year-old son Landon Sonnier, and a friend’s daughter Taylin Toucheck, also 4.


The St Martin Parish Sheriff's office has confirmed that Heather Gary, 25,
Taylin Toucheck and Landon Sonnier, both 4, have been found alive.

The trio were reported missing Sunday afternoon. Reports that they were seen walking east along Joel Blanchard Rd. in Grand Bois (near Parks) spread rapidly through the community.

Aerial search launched

An aerial search is being conducted for a woman and two small children last seen in St. Martin Parish Sunday afternoon.

Earlier today, search dogs from Hunt Correctional Center were called in.

St. Martinville man busted on sex charge

Dusti Smith

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a 25-year-old St. Martinville man after he admitted to having inappropriate sexual conduct with a juvenile.



Memorial services will be held at a later date for Mrs. Wilda Mae Hebert, who passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Martinville Rehab and Nursing Center. She was 89.

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