Louisiana State Police investigate an early morning crash near Cade. The single vehicle accident occured on Smede Highway (LA 92) near W. J. Bernard Road in St. Martin Parish. One person is confirmed dead. (Photo by Sally Angelle)

The partnership agreement necessary to allow the Teche Project to build a canoe/kayak dock at Cecile Rousseau Memorial Park was approved by the village council here.
Work on two long delayed road improvements should resume within the next month, according to Deidra Druilhet, public information officer with the Lafayette office of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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Smede Highway accident

Louisiana State Police investigate an early morning crash near Cade. The single vehicle accident occured on Smede Highway (LA 92) near W. J. Bernard Road in St. Martin Parish. One person is confirmed dead. (Photo by Sally Angelle)

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 12

Monday, June 6
Alexander, Christopher, 53, 500 block of St. Ann St., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Benoit, Brooklyn, 26, 1600 block of Anse Broussard Hwy., Breaux Bridge; theft of items valued at $300 or over, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

Breaux Bridge native to be ordained Saturday

Breaux Bridge native Michael Richard is among three men scheduled to be ordained into the priesthood on Saturday.
Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel will ordain the three men during an ordination Mass at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

STANDOFF AT LAKE MARTIN

Two Anhingas squabble over territory. Like many humans, they each want their own piece of this small but beautiful lake.

Sheriff taking tax increase

Out of nine local taxing authorities, the St. Martin Parish Law Enforcement District – essentially the Sheriff’s Office – is the only one that will allow property tax revenues to rise as a result of an increase in taxable values.

School Board to honor retirees, mull bond work, deseg

Members of the St. Martin School Board will devote part of their meeting to the recognition of employees who are retiring from the system.
The 33 employees include supervisors, principals, teachers and paraprofessionals who have devoted a combined total of 821 years to the parish public school system.

La Grande Boucherie kaput?

In the June 6 city council meeting, Dana Dugas, speaking for the Main Street Association, pledged more than $17,000 from the Grande Boucherie Association account for construction of the permanent stage at the St. Martinville Festival Grounds.

Cross-dressing bandit caught, deputies say

NOT DRESSED FOR A QUICK GETAWAY, yet SMSO detectives think that the suspect fled the robbery show in this security video on foot. An Arnaudville man was arrested several days later. (SMSO)

Detectives with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office believe they have identified and arrested the man who robbed a Henderson convenience store at knife-point on Sunday, May 29, while wearing a turquoise and white dress.

Guns, drugs seized in Henderson raid

Three St. Martin Parish men were arrested Thursday, June 2, after sheriff’s deputies executing a search warrant found firearms, marijuana, methamphetamine, body armor and alleged stolen property.

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The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.

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