"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 »
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 »
"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."
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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »