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  • Sheriff Ackal says Lake Peigneur Could be Worse than Assumption Sinkhole

    March 19, 2013 7:13 PM

    "If we have a collapse there, it would be a hell of a catastrophe and it worries me, it has worried me for many years. Seeing it first hand, I know what could happen," said Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal. He vividly remembers the Jefferson Island Salt Mine Collapse... more »
  • Kidnapping suspect escapes from Patrol Center

    October 17, 2011 11:09 PM

    In Iberia Parish, another search is on for a man deputies say they had in custody. 26-year-old Lee Fowler is accused of abducting his girlfriend over the weekend. He was eventually caught but somehow escaped. Now, his disappearance has spurred an internal investigation of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office.... more »
  • Sheriff skips debate; war of words follows

    September 20, 2011 11:08 PM

    "Somebody's not doing their job and we're going to address this," Joe LeBlanc said of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office. "It's time to have a Sheriff who cares about people," Larry Cherry said. "It's wrong." LeBlanc says, "and it ain't going to happen under my administration." Candidates... more »
  • Iberia Sheriff race already heating up

    January 13, 2011 11:29 PM

    The next election cycle is more than eight-months away but a pair of candidates are ready to duke it out to be Iberia Parish Sheriff in 2012. Sheriff Louis Ackal announced on Thursday, he will re-run this fall but Ackal has a competitor who's been on the campaign trail for... more »
  • Iberia Parish fights crime with IMPACT

    December 28, 2010 7:14 PM

    Whether it's gun fire, burglaries or vandalism, the Iberia Parish Sheriff says he's sick of it. "If people think for one minute they're going to be able to conduct themselves in that manner, they're foolish!" Sheriff Louis Ackal said. Ackal is heated over a winter full of crime. In just... more »
  • New Developments on Orthodontist's death

    December 15, 2010 7:58 PM

    UPDATE: Coroner's Preliminary Report released on the death of Iberia Parish Orthodontist Dr. Robert Chastant. Coroner Dr. Carl Ditch says the death was caused by multiple blunt force trauma to the head and neck. He's ruled the death a homicide. The full report won't be complete for a few weeks... more »
  • Reward Offered in New Iberia Strangulation Case

    June 30, 2010 6:19 PM

    On July 1, 2008 Judy Blanchard Landry drank her last cup of coffee and smoked her last cigarette in the dining room of her Robert S. Drive home in New Iberia. "As she was sipping coffee, I think he slipped two tie wraps around her neck," said Whitney Blanchard, brother... more »
  • Business Owner Murdered in Front of Fiancee

    April 13, 2010 6:11 PM

    A brazen crime leaves a New Iberia business owner dead. He was killed in front of witnesses. Deputies are searching for two armed robbers, one will face a first degree murder charge. Danny Ha, 50, was shot dead right in front of his business D & K Foodmart on the... more »

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