Monday, July 18 Babineaux, Joshua, 31, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO). Taylor, Markkus, 25, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO). Vicknair, Scott, 50, 1900 block of Levee Hwy., Belle River; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
A short biographical sketch of Jihad Muhammad is probably in order.
For the past four-plus years, the city has provided an apartment to a University of Chicago forensic researcher. The matters of cost/benefit and liability for the living quarters, as well as the veracity of the project, were the subject of mildly heated discussion at the July 19 City Council meeting.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 8, through Sunday, Feb. 14

Monday, Feb. 8
Gibson, Eldridge, 28, 900 block of St. Martin St., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMPD).
Leday, Hendrick, 23, 600 block of Tina St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).

Killer of police chief's mother-in-law pleads to manslaughter

Darrin Duhon, 32, on Friday pleaded to a reduced charge of manslaughter in the death of former Breaux Bridge Chief of Police Charlie Thibodeaux’s 91-year-old mother-in-law, Mildred Hebert. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 7.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, Feb. 10

Batiste, Rhonda, 26, 1200 block of Hebert Ave., Breaux Bridge; failure to notify law enforcement of address change, notification of sex offender and child predators (SMSO).
Dauphine, Shane, 26, 1000 block of Irma Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Louisiana State Police (LSP).

ST. MARTIN PARISH MAN WANTED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Artegus Smith, 25, who may be residing in the 1300 block of Zin Zin Road, Breaux Bridge, LA., or the 1100 block of Orphe Guidry Road, Arnaudville, LA.
He is wanted for failure to appear in court on the following charges:

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 9

Monday, Feb. 8
Gibson, Eldridge, 28, 900 block of St. Martin St., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMPD).
Leday, Hendrick, 23, 600 block of Tina St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).

SUSPECT INFORMATION SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH LOCAL BAR BURGLARY

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect as seen in the attached photos.
The suspect is wanted in connection with the burglary of Lil’s On The Teche in Breaux Bridge during the early morning hours of January 6, 2016.

Bond projects on school board agenda

A long list of projects being funded by proceeds from the 2009 and 2013 bond issues occupies a large portion of the three-page agenda for today’s (Wednesday) monthly meeting of the St. Martin School Board.
The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at the Administrative Office on Corporate Boulevard.

No Mardi Gras Parade for St. Martinville

The story of the 2016 Newcomer’s Mardi Gras parade began with a drone video of the 2015 parade crowd commissioned by the Sheriff’s Office. It ended by way of the unforeseen result of a successful challenge by the Newcomers in a Federal Court in Lafayette on Monday.

Judge rules Mardi Gras parade permit invalid

The crowd on St. Martinville's South Main after a Mardi Gras parade.

Applying what she called a legal Catch-22, U.S. District Judge Rebecca F. Doherty ruled Monday that a Mardi Gras parade permit issued by the City of St. Martinville is invalid because the ordinances under which it was issued are unconstitutional.

NO WAKE ZONE BEING LIFTED FOR LOWER ST. MARTIN PARISH

The No Wake Zone that was put into place earlier this month in Lower St. Martin Parish (Stephensville and Belle River) due to the threat of high water has been rescinded.
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's office and St. Martin Government thank the public for its patience and cooperation during the potential flood event.

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Sports

PETIT TOUR DU TECHE – Young kayakers churn up Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge during Petit Tour du Teche 2015. This year’s day of youth racing put on by Tour du Teche is set for Saturday, Aug. 6. Registration is open and can be made online via https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=59680. (File photo)

Registration is open for Petit Tour du Teche, youth races in Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The event is Saturday, Aug. 6.

Lifestyle

Things are pretty quiet over here lately. With crawfishing over, the truck and boat trailer traffic on Hwy. 997 is slight. Hardly any FAS tanker trucks passing, which is a real blessing.

Obituaries

Henderson – Family and friends will gather together in remembrance to celebrate Danny’s life, on Saturday, July 23, 2016, from 4 p.m.

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