January 16, 2014 9:14 AM
Just after 8 Thursday morning, Breaux Bridge police responded to a traffic accident involving a school bus at the intersection of Pierre Street and Bridge Street. The bus was allegedly rear-ended by a car. There are no known injuries at this time. This traffic incident is still under investigation.
April 29, 2013 9:32 AM
There are so many children from right here in Acadiana currently undergoing treatment at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It's hard to imagine the strength it requires being the parent of a child with a life-threatening illness, especially when it's a toddler.
Tara Arnaud and her husband Drew know... more »
April 25, 2013 7:35 AM
United Blood Services and Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Committee are hosting a blood drive at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge on the Bloodmobile. This event will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. All donors will receive a Special Crawfish T-shirt and a FREE... more »
December 10, 2012 11:21 PM
A vigil and rally was held at Carl Williams Memorial Park in Breaux Bridge Monday night in support of teenager Daraneisha Harris, who was shot and killed by a Breaux Bridge Police officer a week ago.
Police said last Sunday Harris ran her vehicle into a Breaux Bridge police... more »
December 2, 2012 10:33 PM
UPDATE: A family member has confirmed that 16-year-old Daraneisha Harris was the person shot by Breaux Bridge Police. As of Sunday night, officials have not confirmed her condition.
State Police confirmed a shooting in Breaux Bridge around 8:00pm Sunday night involved two Breaux Bridge Police Officers. Trooper Stephen Hammons... more »
July 28, 2012 1:26 PM
A Breaux Bridge student is gearing up for the trip of a lifetime.
Thirteen year old Dorian Gregory was selected for the first-ever FEMA Youth Preparedness Council in Washington D.C. "I was like so very excited and amazed to be chosen out of 125 people, it's a great honor."... more »
July 16, 2012 7:46 AM
Luckily the trailer on Zin Zin Road in between Henderson and Breaux Bridge is abandoned and no one was inside when a fire broke out just after one o'clock Monday morning.
Crews from the Henderson and Breaux Bridge Volunteer Fire Departments were on scene working to battle the blaze.... more »
May 15, 2012 7:02 PM
A Lafayette church is stepping up to the plate to help a Breaux Bridge family rebuild after they lost everything in a fire.
"I opened that door and the fire shot out after me you know."
Preston Tebow and his family have lived on Mim Callier road for... more »
April 6, 2012 11:27 PM
In St. Martin Parish, the Crawfish Capital of the World is booming! Hundreds around Acadiana are coming together for crawfish boils or out to restaurant in observance of Good Friday but it's not a "good" Friday at all if you're a crawfish.
"How much crawfish did I sell today," Deanna... more »
March 27, 2012 7:24 AM
Breaux Bridge Ford and Mustang Car Show will be held on March 31st, 2012. It will be located at Parc Hardy in Breaux Bridge, La. It is an open car show, so all show cars are invited. The festivities will be from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The show is open to... more »
January 12, 2012 7:41 PM
Today search parties hit the streets of Breaux Bridge looking for any sign of 30 year old Casey John. She was last seen five days ago at her father's house with her boyfriend. Her family said she is schizophrenic and has been without her medicine since she went missing. Casey's... more »
December 14, 2011 7:47 PM
Breaux Bridge business owners are coming together bringing back an old fashioned Christmas hoping to to attract customers by offering a unique experience.
Grover Angelle said he remembers when going into town was much more than just a shopping trip.
Angelle's Old Fashioned Burger owner, Grover Angelle, said... more »
November 23, 2011 7:22 PM
Employees at a Breaux Bridge Jewelry store find themselves in the center of armed robbery. They say two men wearing ski masks, pulled a gun and demanded money. It happened around 9:30 Friday morning at Robert's Jewlery Store.
One employee said, "they looked up and I saw the masks... more »
November 17, 2011 7:24 PM
An 83-year-old Breaux Bridge woman is found dead in Lake Martin. Jessie Essex's body was discovered around one Wednesday morning by St. Martin Sheriff Deputies.
Messex's cause of death is not being released. Deputies are waiting on autopsy results. She was staying with her daughter about ten miles away... more »
September 27, 2011 9:14 AM
Event Name- 7th Annual Breaux Bridge City Wide Garage Sale and Out Door Flea Market
Organization- Breaux Bridge Chamber of Commerce
Event Place- Breaux Bridge, La.
Event Date- Saturday Octtober 1 and Sunday October 2,2011
Event Time- 8:00 am till 5:50 pm both days
Event... more »
September 16, 2011 10:58 PM
It's been four months since Breaux Bridge High School Sophomore Teddrick Lewis was on the football field. He went into cardiac arrest during a practice in May. Teddrick is not playing ball anymore but Friday nights, he's back on the field with his team and he has his coaches to... more »
September 7, 2011 6:46 AM
Shots will be given from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
September 12, 2011 Youngsville City Hall 305 Iberia Street Youngsville, LA
September 16, 2011 LaBelle Maison 203 E. Second Street Broussard, LA 837-6552
September 19, 2011 St. Martin Council on Aging 391 Cannery Rd. Breaux Bridge, LA... more »
August 31, 2011 10:54 PM
Police charge a Breaux Bridge man with attempted first-degree murder.
Officers say Milton Alexander got into an argument with someone at a residence on Roy J. Melancon Road, left the house and returned with a gun. Police say he then started shooting right into the house. No one was... more »
June 23, 2011 11:22 PM
Car burglars hit a St. Martin Parish neighborhood just outside Breaux Bridge. 15 cars were hit last month --- just recently, seven reported within a four hour span.
"I saw (my husband) fiddling in his truck and I said, 'what's wrong?' He said, 'they took my computer and my... more »
May 21, 2011 11:38 PM
Residents of Happy Town and Sherburne were ordered to leave town Saturday morning. Because of the mandatory evacuations, American Redcross volunteers setup an emergency shelter at Breaux Bridge High School to assist evacuees. However, volunteers say only one evacuee came to the shelter the entire day. Because of the low... more »
May 8, 2011 12:06 AM
Crawfish-lovers from all over are pouring into Breaux Bridge this weekend for the annual Crawfish Festival. KATC'S Chris Welty was there and gives us a closer look at one of the festivals unique traditions.
Music, dancing, and of course good food. A similar scene at any festival, including the... more »
April 13, 2011 12:00 AM
A Breaux Bridge detective resigned Tuesday. Raymond Calais is accused of lying about a botched investigation in court. Residents call him a "rogue officer." City Council was set to talk about his future with the Breaux Bridge Police Department at Tuesday's city council meeting but just hours before the meeting,... more »
April 3, 2011 8:11 PM
A Breaux Bridge woman was killed Sunday in a two vehicle crash on LA 352 (Henderson Levee Road) in Henderson. According to Louisiana State Police, 20 year old Ciera Lafleur was driving a motorcycle, negotiating a left curve, when she crossed the center line and struck a pickup truck head... more »
March 25, 2011 8:06 PM
A Breaux Bridge police detective is being investigated for lying while under oath in an armed robbery case. Detective Raymond Calais could face perjury charges, after testifying at a hearing Wednesday.
"I am convinced, whether it was intentional or otherwise, this officer gave testimony that was not correct or... more »
March 22, 2011 7:22 PM
An exotic animal sanctuary in Breaux Bridge just rescued hundreds of new animals.
Director of Sundown of the South, Brett Matte, said "if this bird didn't come here, the Winter will kill it and the Summer will kill it."
Lori Matte said, "a lot of times you'll find... more »
January 30, 2011 11:40 PM
One person was killed in car crash in Breaux Bridge.
It happened on East Bridge Street on the bridge at around six Sunday night. Police say the crash involved two vehicles, Chad Bourque, of Breaux Bridge was killed and two others were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries.... more »
January 17, 2011 2:04 PM
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office detectives say Reggie Smith, AKA rapper "Big Unk" is accused of drug trafficking and having 150 pounds of marijuana.
Narcotics investigators, State Police and DEA searched his home in Breaux Bridge area and say they found the pot, $500,000.00 worth of jewelry, and more... more »
January 12, 2011 10:45 PM
A streak of light that illuminated the skies above Acadiana Tuesday night had many curious viewers calling the KATC newsroom.
"I just saw a white flash and then there was this big black circle of flame all the way around it with a tail," said Samantha Singletary who was... more »
January 5, 2011 6:13 PM
On January 3, 2011 an investigation was initiated in reference to the alleged sexual abuse of two juvenile males. Through the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as Donald Ledet Jr. and a Warrant of Arrest was obtained for the following offense:
La. R.S. 14:81.2 (5cts) Molestation... more »
December 14, 2010 7:11 PM
Families were cheering, hugging, and kissing today. All of them excited to see their loved ones from the 256th Brigade return home. About 23 members of the Brigade arrived at the Infantry Armory in Breaux Bridge. Some soldiers had no specific plans, others had one thing in mind. "I've had... more »
December 8, 2010 1:16 PM
On December 8, 2010, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office completed the recovery of $14,670.00 in stolen lawn equipment.
From November 15, 2010 through December 1, 2010, Tyler Paul Berard. 32, Breaux Bridge, scoured the yards of central St. Martin Parish residents while they were at work and took... more »
November 15, 2010 5:19 PM
Press Release, St. Martinville, La.-In the early morning hours of November 13, 2010, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office were notified of an Armed Robbery at a business on Mills Hwy. The victim, a white male, left an establishment on Mills Hwy. in Breaux Bridge with a while... more »
November 12, 2010 5:23 PM
Press Release- Earlier Today a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at what will formerly be known as Jackie Edgar Ford in Breaux Bridge. The ceremony was to commemorate a new addition to the Courtesy Automotive Group. Don Hargroder, owner of Courtesy Automotive, has added yet another car brand to his already... more »
November 12, 2010 11:33 AM
(St. Martinville, La.)-Kim Landry Mouton, 32, white female, from the Parks/Breaux Bridge area , is wanted for three counts of Failure to Appear for Forgery and Issuing Worthless Checks. She drives a grey Ford Taurus. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of this individual, they are asked... more »
November 10, 2010 11:54 AM
Agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office executed a warrant in the 1400 block of Breaux Bridge High School Road. While the warrant was being executed, agents recovered 60 lbs. of marijuana, several prescription pills, a handgun, packing materials and a scale. Additionally, 24 dogs were confiscated along with... more »
November 9, 2010 12:18 PM
Breaux Bridge Detectives are requesting any assistance in locating this missing female Connie Fay Merimon of Houston, Texas and who is now residing in Breaux Bridge. Connie Fay Merimon is 56 years of age. Ms. Merimon is described as a white female height 5-04 weight about 160 pounds, brown eyes... more »
November 3, 2010 3:48 PM
Breaux Bridge has a new top cop, voted in by a narrow margin. Only 11 votes separated P.J. Hebert from Rollie Cantu.
Breaux Bridge native Percy "P.J." Hebert edged out his opponent Tuesday, running on a platform to reform the troubled Breaux Bridge police department...
P.J.'s slogan is... more »
November 1, 2010 6:07 PM
St. Martinville, La. - On October 29, 2010, an ongoing investigation involving suspect, Phillip Miller Jr., led to two male juvenile victims who came forward alleging they were sexually assaulted by suspect, Phillip Miller Jr. The incident's occurred beginning in 2007 and ending in 2009. Through the course of the... more »
October 10, 2010 12:26 AM
Flames broke out just after 2 Saturday morning in the 700 block of Cormier Street in Breaux Bridge.
According to reports, two separate residences were involved. Luckily no one was injured, but the cause is still under investigation.
October 5, 2010 6:24 PM
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for a kidnapping and battery suspect. Brandon Anderson, 17, of Breaux Bridge is wanted for the kidnapping and beating of his girlfriend. Anderson is accused of kidnapping his girlfriend and beating her on a gravel road where police couldn't find them. He... more »
October 4, 2010 3:20 PM
A house fire in Breaux Bridge injures two. A man and his one year old son were burned and flown to the Baton Rouge Burn Unit after a kitchen fire. Family members say the fire started as the man was cooking with oil on the stove. The two are said... more »
September 10, 2010 1:06 PM
On September 9, 2010 shortly after midnight, Officers with the Breaux Bridge Police Department responded to Tractor Supply Co. which is located at 1404 Rees St Breaux Bridge, La in reference to an alarm activation.
Upon arrival responding officers observed what appeared to be six black males fleeing out... more »
August 27, 2010 7:11 PM
Update: The person of interest in this case is being questioned. So far, no charges have been filed.
On August 27, 2010 the Breaux Bridge Police Department was called in reference to a wallet. The suspect in the pink shirt allegedly took the wallet from off of... more »
August 27, 2010 4:39 PM
On August 27, 2010 the Breaux Bridge Police Department was called in reference to a wallet. The suspect in the pink shirt allegedly took the wallet from off of the counter at Wal-Mart. If anyone knows who this person is please contact the Breaux Bridge Police Department at 337-332-2186.... more »
August 16, 2010 1:21 PM
There is a Breaux Bridge police car flipped over on HWY 354 . Louisiana State Police are investigating the accident.
This is not a fatal crash.
KATC will have more information as soon as it is available.
August 4, 2010 5:56 PM
Crazy Bout Crawfish Restaurant in Breaux Bridge was buglarized around 4 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4.
Over 100 pounds of frozen crawfish, 30 pounds of alligator and 50 pounds of shrimp were stolen.
Bottles of Crown Royal and beer were also missing.
The thief or thieves are believed... more »
August 2, 2010 6:46 PM
A Breaux Bridge mother is enduring yet another loss, after a home invasion. Kelly Breaux says her family came back from a weekend of camping on Sunday to find their home had been ransacked. She said the thieves took off with 3 laptops, a camera, cell phone and other small... more »
June 30, 2010 12:03 AM
A Breaux Bridge man has died of injuries sustained in an assault last week. Family members tell KATC, 62 year old Larry Williams was beaten into a coma early Thursday morning on Babineaux Street in Breaux Bridge. He underwent surgery in Lafayette over the weekend but died Sunday night. "Everybody's... more »
May 28, 2010 3:17 PM
Sheriff Theriot announced that Lauren Ortego, Breaux Bridge High School, has been named the recipient of a $500.00 academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs' Scholarship Program for the 2009-2010 school year.
The Sheriffs' Scholarship is made possible by the Louisiana Sheriffs' Honorary Membership Program. Louisiana Sheriffs provide scholarships to... more »
May 26, 2010 6:32 PM
A St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Deputy is under investigation after a Breaux Bridge woman filed a complaint of sexual assault against him. 49 year old Cheri Begnaud says the alleged incident happened Friday at her house in the 1600 block of Prairie Highway.
Cheri says two deputies were called... more »
May 26, 2010 6:32 PM
A new fixture in front of a Breaux Bridge business is attracting a lot of attention. Some say the new addition on Berard Street is heaven sent. "That's amazing," said one passerby. "You wouldn't believe the number of people who stop by and take pictures and the number of people... more »
May 24, 2010 4:15 PM
Press Release-Breaux Bridge woman wanted on outstanding warrant for issuing worthless checks.
Melody Lewis is wanted for five counts of issuing worthless checks totaling $1922.48. If anyone has any information in reference to the whereabouts of Ms. Lewis, they are asked to
contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's... more »
April 30, 2010 7:34 PM
As the situation deteriorates along the coast, many folks are trying to take their minds off the crude devastation while they can.
The 50th Annual Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival is underway this weekend. The 3 day event is filled with nearly 30 bands, a huge carnival and over 100... more »
April 9, 2010 1:55 PM
The Lafayette Metro Narcotics Task Force concluded a week long investigation which resulted in the arrest of four subjects.
Metro agents arrested Jose Luis Sanchez and Clifton Lamb both of Houston, Tx. and James Preston Rutledge Jr. of Breaux Bridge , La. after they were discovered conducted a... more »
April 1, 2010 4:04 PM
On March 31, 2010, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from St. MartinHospital regarding a walk-in patient that appeared to be suffering from stab wounds. Upon further investigation, Detectives learned that the incident occurred in the Butte LaRose area where one person was stabbed during an... more »
March 11, 2010 3:10 PM
The Breaux Bridge Police Department is requesting any assistance on identifying two suspects which images were captured on video at the Wal-Mart Super Center. The male subject in the video used a pair of bolt cutters to cut the chain from two computers from electronics. As the male subject in... more »
February 3, 2010 6:46 PM
New grade standards are causing Breaux Bridge High head football coach Michael Mowad to scratch his head.
"Depending on the school board or the school itself,what is a C," asked Coach Mowad. Many school boards still consider a 1.5 a C.
So what exactly did the Louisiana High... more »
January 28, 2010 7:12 PM
New details about a Lafayette man who says he was falsely arrested and imprisoned in Breaux Bridge.
Sam Brown III says he was accused of robbing the Dollar General in January of 2009.
He spent a year in jail before he was released Monday, cleared by the District... more »
January 27, 2010 8:18 PM
Sitting a jail cell for a year was "a nightmare" for Sam Brown III.
To make matters worse, it was for a Dollar General armed robbery he did not commit.
"Thats a pill you can't swallow, that's something you can't never take back or nothing cause you know... more »
January 18, 2010 3:57 PM
Breaux Bridge Investigators are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Security Finance Loans in Breaux Bridge, La.
A black male subject had entered into the place of business dressed in dark colored clothing listed as being: black pants, black colored hooded sweater, dark sunglasses, and what appear to... more »
January 15, 2010 3:52 AM
The accident happened just after 12:30 this morning on highway 31 between Breaux Bridge and Parks. Officials say 51-year-old Audie Castille of St. Martinville was attempting to cross the highway when he was hit by a police unit. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 39-year-old Matthew Alexander is being... more »
January 10, 2010 11:15 PM
Breaux Bridge Christian School will be closed Monday because they have no water. The closure is for Monday only.
January 9, 2010 5:45 PM
In Breaux Bridge fire destroys a family's home. It happened around 6 o'clock this morning at 1016 Sovil Davis Road.
The Acadiana Red Cross has stepped in to help the family of five providing them with clothes and shelter. Fire Officials have yet to determine the cause of the... more »
January 6, 2010 1:08 PM
Breaux Bridge Primary Named One of the 35 High Performing/ High Poverty Schools in Louisiana.
Congratulations goes out to Breaux Bridge Primary for being named one of the 35 High Performing/High Poverty Schools for this school year in Louisiana. The criteria required is that the school earn a School... more »
January 5, 2010 3:53 PM
Memorial plans are set for a hit and run victim in Breaux Bridge. Robin Hinrichs, 53, died January 1, 2010 after being hit by two trucks on Mills Street near Bridge Bar.
An anonymous tip led Breaux Bridge Police to a hit and run suspect on Monday morning. Police... more »
January 4, 2010 6:50 PM
An anonymous tip leads Breaux Bridge Police to a hit and run suspect. Monday morning police arrested 49-year old Sidney Sylvester, who admitted to driving away in a panic. He's charged with negligent homicide and hit and run. Monday afternoon, family members of Robin Hinrichs made plans for his funeral.... more »
January 4, 2010 10:00 AM
Breaux Bridge Detectives have now made an arrest in connection to a hit in run incident which occurred on New Year's Day on Mills Ave. As a result of the hit and run 53 year old Robin Hinrichs of Breaux Bridge die. Breaux Bridge Detectives have arrested 49 year Sidney... more »
January 3, 2010 9:35 PM
It's a big week for some members of the Louisiana National Guard. Ceremonies are planned throughout the state as the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepares to deploy for duty in Iraq.
One is planned for Tuesday in Opelousas at 11 am at the Unit Armory. Then New Iberia... more »
January 1, 2010 10:20 PM
Two pedestrians were killed this New Years holiday in two separate incidents in Acadiana. The first happened around 8:30 p.m. New Years Eve on Highway 90 in Iberia Parish. 41 year old Jacques Stevens of Jeanerette was killed after being struck by a van while walking on the Lewis Street... more »
December 23, 2009 6:40 PM
Driving through Breaux Bridge is no easy task these days with continuous work underway on some of the city's main roads. The improvements are forcing many drivers to detour around Bridge St.
Business owners there say they are losing money during the important holiday season.
A street full... more »
December 14, 2009 2:28 PM
In this tough economy young adults are looking for a stable career path, but also for something they will enjoy.
Some St. Martin Parish high school students have found a job that is both: hairstyling.
"It's fun, it's awesome, I love it, we've learned a lot of stuff,"... more »
November 30, 2009 1:54 PM
OUTSTANDING WARRANT-WEEK 28
(St. Martinville, La) The outstanding warrant for this week is as follows: Lawanda Sam, 29, Breaux Bridge, wanted for Three Counts of Failure to Appear, and Issuing Worthless Checks. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Ms. Sam is asked to contact the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
November 18, 2009 9:16 AM
This report contains the daily arrests for November 18, 2009
Name: Alshehabi, Jabriel Charge: Required Position And Method O Arresting Agency: Univ Of La Lafayette (Ull) Address: 100 Blk Merida DRV Lafayette, La
Name: Arceneaux, Tycoby Charge: Simple Burglary Charge Arresting Agency: Lafayette Parish Sheriff'S Ofc Address: 100... more »
November 13, 2009 8:36 AM
The 27th annual Frog Festival is hopping in Rayne. Events include the frog racing and jumping contests, poker run, and festival parade on Saturday. It gets cracking in Port Barre for the Cracklin Festival . Head to Veterans Memorial Park through Sunday for the big feast, which includes additional food... more »
November 3, 2009 11:23 AM
Congratulations to MeDarrell Turner of New Iberia!
You are the winner of KATC's $300 Show Me the Money giveaway for November 2, 2009.
October 19, 2009 3:00 PM
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. - As part of its longstanding commitment to supporting the communities in which it does business, Cargill announced today it has donated a total of $9,300 to two local education programs.
Funds from Cargill will help send Comeaux High School students, along with other students from... more »
October 15, 2009 1:40 PM
Breaux Bridge Detectives are attempting to locate Swanetta Robertson. Robertson is wanted by Breaux Bridge Detectives in connection to a Aggravated Second Degree Battery. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Swanetta Robertson, please contact Breaux Bridge Detectives at 332-8397.
October 6, 2009 7:54 AM
Traffic will be reduced to one lane in both the eastbound and westbound directions of I-10 at the Henderson exit (MM 115) beginning October 6. Crews will be making repairs to the overpass everynight from 7pm until 7am. Work is expected to last for the next 10 days.
October 5, 2009 1:13 PM
In St. Martinville, La., the outstanding warrants for this week are as follows:
Irving Alexis-47-Wanted for 4 counts of Issuing Worthless Checks. Subject might be in the Lafayette or Abbeville area. Also operates a business called Alexis' Construction Company.
Herman Alexander-23-Wanted for Failure To... more »
September 28, 2009 7:53 AM
Time now for our big three stories for Monday, September 28th: The manhunt ended in death after a child was raped, an elderly man murdered and a teen slashed. Suspect John Lathan was fatally shot while authorities attempted to arrest him. Lathan was wanted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office... more »
September 26, 2009 3:03 AM
According to State Police, the hunt for Jonathan Latham has ended in a shoot-out.
The 34-year-old was shot at a home near Breaux Bridge late Friday, following attacks in Iberia and Vermilion parishes.
State Police spokesman Sgt. David Anderson said St. Martin Parish deputies went to the home... more »
September 23, 2009 12:36 AM
Pooches in the Park
Sunday Sept 27th 11 am to 4 pm held at Park des Pont in Breaux Bridge Fundraiser for St. Martin Humane Society. Food, Pet Adoptions, Vendors & Children's Pavilion with Fun Jump, Face Painting, Henna Tattoos, Games, Pony Rides.
Open to public.
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