Flood Kits are now available to residents and businesses affected by the recent flood event in St. Martin Parish who have already registered their damages with the St. Martin Parish OHSEP Office.

CYPRESS ISLAND AREA – Homes were submerged by waters from the Bayou Vermilion and Lake Martin in the Cypress Island area, reaching pass the door knobs on some homes. (Sally Angelle)

As we enter the recovery stage of the recent flooding throughout St. Martin Parish, and as residents start returning to their homes and business, parish officials are stressing the vital importance of reporting any and all damages sustained to homes and businesses.
A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Mobile unit is at the Veteran’s Home in Breaux Bridge. The location is open from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Monday thru Sunday. Register at disasterassistance.gov or call 1-800-621-3362 before visiting this location. Photo by Sally Angelle

CYPRESS ISLAND AREA – Homes were submerged by waters from the Bayou Vermilion and Lake Martin in the Cypress Island area, reaching pass the door knobs on some homes. (Sally Angelle)

Mother, daughter found dead in burning trailer

SCENE OF THE CRIME – The mobile home where two women lost their lives in an apparent act of domestic violence Saturday. Two young boys were spared because they had gone to visit their father.
(Louisiana State Fire Marshal)

Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office continue to piece together the circumstances they say led a Lafayette man to brutally murder an elderly woman and her daughter before torching their home Saturday afternoon.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 28

Monday, Feb. 22
Berard, Sean, 29, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Campbell, John, 38, 1000 block of Bonnie Dr., Breaux Bridge; DWI (SMSO).
Guidry, Giles, 29, Ville Platte; probation violation, Louisiana Probation and Parole (LP&P).

Handgun safety class for women March 29-30

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Ladies Handgun Safety Class March 29 and 30, 5:30-8 p.m., at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Facility.
The training facility is located at 1815 Terrace Hwy., St. Martinville.

St. Martinville parade ordinance passed

In a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, the St. Martinville City Council adopted an amended ordinance regulating future parades.

Early voting runs through Saturday

Early voting in Louisiana’s presidential preference primary March 5 continues through Saturday, Feb. 27.
Early voting will be Saturday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 27, Sunday excluded.

‘Swamp people’ seek reinforcement

An assembly of commercial fishermen, sportsmen, naturalists and politicians – that’s state Rep. Mike Huval at left – gather in the gym at Catahoula Elementary for last year’s annual meeting of the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association - West.

Keeping the Atchafalaya Basin “wet and wild” in face of powerful competing exigencies has been a gargantuan Gordian knot for the more than 40 years since the federal and state governments staked out this goal.
The Mississippi River is dead-set on drying up the Basin with diverted sediment.

SCOTT 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 Darrel Benjamin, 54, who may be residing in the 900 Block of Delhom, Scott, LA.
He is wanted for Failure to Appear for the following:
Felony Theft Valued at $48,000

Village missing many of its laws

In their efforts to organize an unclear and outdated set of village codes and ordinances, officials here have come to the realization that much of the needed municipal legal structure does not seem to exist.

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).

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RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONIES were held at the first Trailhead on the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail on Thursday, Aug. 18 at Parc du Ponts in downtown Breaux Bridge.

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