January 1, 2014 8:11 AM
ATLANTA (AP) - Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press photographer based in Montgomery, Ala., died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field after the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night. Martin, 59, ran onto the field immediately following Texas A&M's 52-48 win over Duke and took photos of Aggies coach Kevin... more »
July 28, 2012 3:52 PM
(St. Martinville, La.)-Shortly after 5:00 p.m. on July 27, 2012, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit executed a Search Warrant at a residence located on Alva Drive in Breaux Bridge. During the search of the residence, Agents located a large amount of marijuana (approximately 10 pounds), MDMA... more »
March 27, 2012 2:00 AM
As rallies are held across the country demanding justice in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, two LCG councilmen plan to take a stand on the matter Tuesday, by wearing hooded sweatshirts to the city-parish council meeting.
"We're going to do that to send a clear cut message, that... more »
March 14, 2012 12:16 PM
In St. Martin Parish, the area around Bayou Fuselier is still flooded today. St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Major Ginny Higgins said 10 people, 10 dogs and 60 cattle were rescued yesterday because of flooding off of Courtableau Hwy. and Bayou Fuselier Rd. We'll continue to keep... more »
February 2, 2012 8:03 AM
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) - The St. Martin Parish School Board has voted to refinance $2.6 million in bonds by authorizing the issuance of new bonds to pay off the 2003 issuances at a taxpayer savings of $116,000. The move would reduce interest rates from a variable rate of up... more »
January 9, 2012 10:01 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Governor Bobby Jindal has appointed Roy O. Martin III of Alexandria to the Board of Regents, the state's higher education policy and coordinating board. Martin replaces Mary Ellen Roy of New Orleans, whose term has expired. Martin is the president and chief financial officer for Roy... more »
October 15, 2011 12:02 PM
We first told you yesterday about a "domestic" situation in St. Martin Parish.
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to Butte La Rose yesterday afternoon and blocked off roads to the area for three to four hours. The Sheriff's Office says the incident "started domestic," but only one... more »
October 5, 2011 12:31 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - The St. Martin Parish Council has passed a resolution without opposition to sell bonds worth $7.34 million to repair roads and bridges across the parish. Bond attorney Scott Crawford said he believed the last resolution of support passed by the council in September would allow... more »
August 7, 2011 11:24 PM
KATC has learned about an oil spill being cleaned up in Saint Martin Parish.
About 250 barrels of oil were spilled into the Penatec Canal in the Catahoula area last week.
The company responsible, WLE incorporated says they've had about 70 to 80 people working on site every... more »
July 24, 2011 12:07 PM
One person is dead and one is injured after a single vehicle crash in St. Martin Parish.
The crash happened around 11:30 Saturday night in the 1300 Block of Herman Dupuis Road. Investigators say twenty-year-old Jude Barras of Parks lost control of his car, leaving the roadway, struck a... more »
June 24, 2011 8:40 PM
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has identified the body floating in Lake Martin early Friday morning.
Twenty-nine year old Cory Sonnier of Lafayette was found with multiple stab wounds shortly after 6 a.m. Friday morning by a boater in Lake Martin.
The investigation remains ongoing and keep... more »
May 11, 2011 3:34 AM
Many in Butte La Rose spent this past weekend packing up their camps, after officials urged residents to self-evacuate. Among those still moving things out Tuesday, was David Blansett, who wasn't packing up a camp, instead he was leaving his home.
"We don't want to take a chance, we're... more »
April 2, 2011 6:33 PM
A special election is being held today in St. Martin Parish to fill the house seat vacated by state Sen. Fred Mills R-District 22.
St. Martin Parish councilman Mike "Pete" Huval and St. Martinville city councilman Craig Prosper, both republicans, are the only two candidates on the ballot.
... more »
March 31, 2011 12:35 AM
A special election will be held Saturday in St. Martin Parish to fill the seat vacated by state Sen. Fred Mills R-District 22. St. Martin Parish councilman Mike "Pete" Huval and St. Martinville city councilman Craig Prosper, both republicans, will square off at the polls.
Huval and Prosper are... more »
February 16, 2011 10:34 AM
Ride along with St. Martin Parish Sheriff Deputies, while they round up dead beat dads, with KATC's own Jenise Fernandez. We'll have more on that story at 5 and 6.
January 28, 2011 4:33 PM
Deputies in St. Martin Parish say they interrupted a burglary in progress on Las Huval Road in the Arnaudville area. Deputies, with help of the K-9 unit, tracked down 22-year old Jerome Livings of Breaux Bridge. Jerome Livings was taken to an area hospital where he received medical treatment for... more »
January 25, 2011 4:28 PM
Ethan Martin is nicknamed the "Million-Dollar Baby." Already, his medical bills add up to $1.6 million. "God makes millions of miracles and when one those miracles misfires, this is what happens," said Ethan's dad, Jessie Martin. The Martin family's primary insurance paid $400,000 toward Ethan's medical expenses. Medicaid paid the... more »
January 13, 2011 5:07 PM
No injuries to report following a bus accident on Cypress Island Highway in St. Martin within the past hour. Troopers say the crash involved one car and a school bus. The Superintendent says a car was trying to pass the bus, but they noticed another car was coming in the... more »
December 31, 2010 4:57 PM
Press Release: Shortly before noon on December 30, 2010, the St. Martin Parish Sherriff's Office received a complaint regarding a bomb threat from the First Louisiana National Bank branch in Breaux Bridge. A bank employee at the Breaux Bridge branch received a phone call from an unknown male subject claiming... more »
November 1, 2010 7:08 PM
From SMPSO: During the months of September and October 2010, the St Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to numerous residential burglaries within St Martin Parish. Following the arrest of Damien Jackson on October 12, 2010, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office,... more »
October 22, 2010 4:14 PM
Press Release: On October 22, 2010, Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 19 year old Dillon Alex Mier, of St. Martinville, for False Impersonation of a Police Officer in connection with this morning's incident in Catahoula. Mier was driving a 2005 Grey Scion TC with North Carolina... more »
October 22, 2010 10:58 AM
According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, two men were posing as police officers in the Catahoula area near Leblanc Street. It happened around 6:10 a.m. this morning. The suspects are described as white males, early twenties, driving a dark colored Honda Accord or similar type vehicle, with blue... more »
October 20, 2010 12:04 AM
In St. Martin Parish, the search continues for Paul Collins Jr., who escaped from the parish jail Tuesday morning.
Deputies along with law enforcement from a number of other agencies are canvassing the streets of St. Martinville and the parish for the fugitive, who was in jail for allegedly... more »
October 19, 2010 9:36 PM
Following the incident that occurred today at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center, and after conferring with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, St. Martin Parish School Officials determined that all public schools in St. Martin Parish, including Trinity Catholic, will be in session tomorrow.
October 19, 2010 2:53 PM
According to St. Martin Parish School Superintendent, Mr. Richard Lavergne: due to the lock down situation currently in place at the St. Martin Parish Schools, students on buses will be dropped at home and students who walk will be maintained at school under supervision until a parent or guardian arrives... more »
October 19, 2010 12:26 PM
All schools in St. Martinville and the courthouse is on lockdown at this hour because of an escaped inmate. Officers are focusing their search in the downtown area. More information to come, stay tuned to katc.com throughout the day.
Inmate has been identified as Paul Stanley Collins.... more »
October 15, 2010 6:18 PM
St. Martin Parish "Food for Seniors" pickup has been changed from October 27 to October 20th. The time and the place of the pickup will remain the same. Food for Seniors is a branch of Catholic Charities. This affects Breaux Bridge, Arnaudville, Cecilia and Henderson, St. Martinville and Coteau Homes.
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 »
August 28, 2010 3:15 PM
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - So many horses are being set loose in St. Martin Parish that the parish is setting up a shelter for horses and other rescued livestock. Rescued horses are currently boarded on private land around the parish, and the shelter under way will save money, Parish... more »
August 13, 2010 4:54 PM
(St. Martinville, La.)-The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed in a continuing effort to keep the residents of St. Martin Parish informed. Citizens can receive breaking news updates on a variety of information such as press releases, crime alerts, safety alerts, and updates... more »
August 13, 2010 4:50 PM
The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has launched a Facebook page and Twitter feed in a continuing effort to keep the residents of St. Martin Parish informed. Citizens can receive breaking news updates on a variety of information such as press releases, crime alerts, safety alerts, and updates on "most... more »
July 28, 2010 1:30 PM
Press Release: On Sunday morning, July 25, 2010, Meche's pharmacy in Cecilia was burglarized by five unknown black males. Forcible entry was made through the front door. The five suspects entered the pharmacy and took an undetermined amount of prescription medication from within the pharmacy. The suspects are listed as... more »
July 9, 2010 7:31 PM
In St. Martin Parish one person has been arrested in connection with the murder of Kaalan Ruffin. Jacoby Arceneaux was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice. He's being held in the Lafayette Parish Jail on a $500,000 bond.
July 8, 2010 6:59 AM
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - The interior of a juvenile St. Martin Parish school looks like most youth-oriented educational facilities. Handmade paper butterflies and poetry written by students line the walls of the four classrooms and hallway. Worn textbooks and R.L. Stine paperbacks lay in stacks in the bookshelf. But... more »
July 6, 2010 12:07 PM
Press Release: Due to the excessive amounts of rainfall received in the area, sandbags are being made available to residents of St. Martin Parish between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the following locations. Sandbags available at Three (3) Parish Maintenance Barns: 1. North Barn at Grand... more »
June 2, 2010 7:16 AM
ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) - The St. Martin Parish Council has approved a new ordinance intended to make parish hay rides safer for both participants and motorists. The ordinance was modeled on a similar St. Landry Parish ordinance and requires trail ride organizers to buy $1 million in liability insurance... more »
April 5, 2010 2:19 PM
A seven year old remains in critical condition tonight after getting into an accident with his motorized mini-bike. St. Martin Parish deputies are still investigating and do not know yet if the driver of the vehicle involved in the wreck will face charges. It happened Saturday evening in the... more »
March 29, 2010 6:37 PM
Louisiana State Police Troop I- Troopers have identified the driver of the 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe involved in a fatal crash on LA 182 today. The driver has been identified as thirty year old Julio Nava-dela Garza. The crash remains under investigation. Charges are pending the outcome of the investigation.... more »
March 23, 2010 4:08 PM
From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries: Judge James McClelland with the 16th Judicial District in Iberia Parish sentenced a Broussard man to second offense driving while under the influence (DWI) on March 17.
Daniel S. Plendl, 23, pled no contest to the DWI offense and was... more »
January 9, 2010 11:21 PM
An attempted murder suspect is behind bars tonight, and it turns out he didn't get far.
Andre Menard is in jail tonight for a monday shooting on Martin Luther King Drive in Lafayette.
A tactical force found him at a Lafayette motel. He was arrested without incident.
November 9, 2009 8:57 AM
11:04AM; Monday, November 9, 2009:
According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, missing mother, Racheal Mechelle Peeks has been safely located in the New Orleans area. That is all the information that has been given at this time. KATC will update this story should any extended information be... more »
October 30, 2009 7:39 PM
ST. MARTIN PARISH SHERIFF'S OFFICE TRAINING ACADEMY GRADUATES 22 CADETS
(St. Martinville, La.)-The 27th Session of the St Martin Sheriff's TrainingAcademy had graduation ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. this morning. Twenty-two Cadets representing Law Enforcement agencies from throughout South Louisiana completed eleven weeks of Basic Law Enforcement Training as well... more »
October 30, 2009 7:19 PM
Martin & Castille Funeral Home Named Scott Business Of The Year
SCOTT, LOUISIANA: Martin & Castille Funeral Home with locations in Scott and in Lafayette, Louisiana has been named the Scott Business Association and City of Scott 2009 Business of the Year. The recognition was announced October 6, 2009... more »