Thursday, Oct. 16 Steward Chautin, 23, 1000 block of Sam Champagne Rd., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods, possession of Schedule II narcotics, misrepresentation during booking. Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD). Trequel Clay, 17, 1000 block of Donald Dugas Dr., St. Martinville; - simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).

St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert, (from left) Dr. Brent Hebert, Dr. Donald West, Dr. Adam Kennedy and Dr. Blaine Lavergne.

St. Martin Hospital’s administration, staff and physicians celebrated the hospital’s 45th anniversary Wednesday, Oct. 15.

CHARTER OFFICERS of the newly organized Les Amis de Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site (LALESHS) include (front row from left) Debbie Miller, secretary; Tommy Guidry, treasurer; Cheri Armentor, vice president; and Elaine Guidroz, president. Back row, Suzanne Laviolette, Christy Disher, group adviser; Esther Perkins, and Reinaldo Barnes, site manager.

A recently formed group will work to enhance and support the Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site here.

St. Martin Hospital CEO Katie Hebert, (from left) Dr. Brent Hebert, Dr. Donald West, Dr. Adam Kennedy and Dr. Blaine Lavergne.

CHARTER OFFICERS of the newly organized Les Amis de Longfellow-Evangeline State Historic Site (LALESHS) include (front row from left) Debbie Miller, secretary; Tommy Guidry, treasurer; Cheri Armentor, vice president; and Elaine Guidroz, president. Back row, Suzanne Laviolette, Christy Disher, group adviser; Esther Perkins, and Reinaldo Barnes, site manager.

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Bomb threat at Cecilia High School

Cecilia High School students have been evacuated to the junior high school after a bomb threat was received at the high school. Deputies are conducting a search of the area. More news as it becomes available

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St. Martinville insurance agent honored by company

Ronnie Dressel

Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Ronnie Dressel of St. Martinville for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability.
The Ronnie Dressel Agency is now one of the top Allstate agencies in the nation for auto and property insurance and financial services.

5 Disaster Scams to Avoid this Hurricane Season

When disaster strikes, fraud can increase in Louisiana. The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is underway and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell wants to make sure your home, family and personal identity remain safe in the event a storm threatens the state.

Cypress Island cypress goes ka-boom!

BIG BOOM – It got everybody’s attention along the 2000 stretch of Cypress Island Highway around 7 p.m. on Tuesday of last week (July 8).

Man killed in Ledoux named

Man killed in Ledoux named

Authorities say nobody else shot in July 1 event

Swearing in

Ward 2 Justice of the Peace Joe Mason administers the oath of office to Mayor Thomas Nelson and the St. Martinville City Council. In addition to upholding the duties of their offices, the city fathers pledge to lead the city into a new era of expansion and prosperity. (Ken Grissom)

City fathers plan program of annexation

Craig Prosper

The City Council kicked off a new fiscal year July 1, and new four-year terms for its members and the mayor.
The message was one of renewal, expansion and hope for a city battered by decades of loss.

Another murder mystery?

HUMAN REMAINS FOUND – This remote area south of Henderson is where investigators recovered what appeared to be human remains in an advanced state of deterioration. They were sent to the LSU Forensics Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services (FACES) Laboratory for verification and possibly identification. (Sally Angelle)

Persons with loved ones missing will be anxiously awaiting the results of testing by LSU’s famed FACES lab of possible human remains found off a lonely stretch of road near here.
Someone on foot made the gristly find around 2 p.m. Friday, July 4, in a rural area off Lelan Road south of Henderson.

Shots fired in St. Martinville's Ledoux area; one man dead

A dead man was found in a vehicle seen leaving the scene of a reported shooting here shortly after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, according to a news release by the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office.
The identity of the victim had not been determined at presstime.

New suspect in an old murder case

MURDER SCENE – Then Henderson Chief of Police Mike Hayes (foreground, left) and St. Martin Sheriff’s Office Capt. Scott Haydel, an assistant coroner, walk away as the body of Scott Latiolais is removed from the scene of his slaying in Henderson in this Teche News photo from 2002. (File photo)

A 12-year-old case is finally coming to a head after a St. Martin Parish grand jury last week indicted the state’s star witness for second degree murder in the 2002 shotgun slaying of 31-year-old Scott Latiolais.

LCTCS board sticks with Levert site

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors is sticking with its facilities corporation recommendation to build a new campus on property just outside the city limits here.

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Sports

Earl "Boo Boo" Darby Jr., 5, of Broussard, harvested his first squirrel hunting with his Gam Pair and Gammie (Arden "Noonie" and Rhonda Delahoussaye of Breaux Bridge).

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church for Harry Paul Mouton Sr., 94, who passed away on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.

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