The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is asking residents to prepare themselves for another round of severe weather.
Friday, Nov. 14 Bertha Alexander, 46, 1000 block of Hilda St., Breaux Bridge; outside agency warrant – extradition required (SMSO). Kip Barras, 50, 1500 block of Old Spanish Trail Hwy., Broussard; domestic abuse battery (SMSO). Ted Boudreaux, 32, 1000 block of Regan Rd., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).
Due to recent burglaries and thefts, the St. Martin Sheriff's Office urges residents to please remove all valuables and always lock the doors when you exit your vehicle.

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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.

Cecilia robbery suspect already in jail

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.

New hope for French immersion center

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

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27

Friday, July 25
Corey Boudreaux, 41, 1000 block of Moon St., Henderson; simple criminal damage to property $500 or over, failure to appear, warrant (LSP).
Ted Boudreaux, 32, 1000 block of Regan Rd., Breaux Bridge; possession of Schedule II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Remains found at Henderson came from graves

Remains found near Henderson on July 4 are from an adult male and female and probably came from disturbed graves, according to the St. Martin Sheriff's Office.
There was no information provided that linked the remains to any current missing persons in St. Martin Parish, SMSO reported.

Update on remains found off Leland Rd. near Henderson

On July 4, 2014, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a pedestrian regarding the discovery of what appeared to be human remains in area off of Leland Road in Henderson.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 24

Alfred Arceneaux, 36, Lafayette; contraband taking to/from penal institution, simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).
Joshua Barnes, 29, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Daniel Carmouche, 23, s
1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, simple burglary (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23

Tuesday, July 22
Sean Berard, 27, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Thomas Clemens, 48, 3500 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; OWI, reckless operation, violation of protective order (BBPD).
Robbie Connor, 28, Houston; outside agency warrant – extradition required (LSP).
Wednesday, July 23

St. Martinville Council tables Willie Francis Drive

Willie Francis

The question of whether there should be a Willie Francis Drive in town was tabled by the City Council Monday, July 21, ostensibly in dispute over which street should get the honor.

Ag Building back in business in Breaux Bridge

A demolition crew tears down the wing of the St. Martin Parish Ag Building that contained the large conference area to make room for a new branch of the parish library three times larger than the one opened on the corner of North Main and Courthouse streets 58 years ago.  (Ken Grissom)

The new state-of-the-art library is still a work in progress but its next-door neighbor is back up and running.
The venerable old red-brick St. Martin Parish Agricultural Building had to sacrifice its meeting room to the new library’s expanded footprint, but in its place is a high-tech auditorium, which is now open for business.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 21

Kevin Brown, 33, Baton Rouge; hold for, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).
Jeffery Edmond, 37, 1300 block of Zin Zin Rd., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Henry Fontenette, 51, 500 block of Theater St., St Martinville; probation violation (SMSO).

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Sports

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.

Lifestyle

I have been to the hospital, had a few things excised and I’m home again, a bit sore but still moving. Hopefully this will be my last surgery for many, many years.

Obituaries

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A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 24, 2014, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Beatrice “Mom Bea” was a native of Cypress Island. Mrs.

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