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  • Traffic Arrest Leads to Drug Charges

    April 25, 2013 4:25 AM

    Officers with the Broussard Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling east on US Hwy 90 in St. Martin Parish for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as George Green, 41 of Ferriday Louisiana. Green could not produce a driver's license during the... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Flood Follow-Up

    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 »
  • St. Martin Board Approves School Bond Proposal

    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 »
  • "Domestic" Situation Turned Suicide

    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 »
  • St. Martin Council Approves Bond Sale

    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 »
  • Residents Say Candidates are Taking Campaigning Too Far

    September 30, 2011 7:14 PM

    You can't go anywhere in Lafayette without driving by some sort kind of political sign, while it may not bother some, Lafayette resident Semha Brown said he's tired of it. He said, "they block my view. It's hard to turn sometimes. It would be better if they put them... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Oil Spill

    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 »
  • One Dead, One Injured in Late Night Crash

    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 »
  • Lake Martin Body Identified

    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 »
  • Butte La Rose Residents Worry About Flood Insurance

    May 11, 2011 7:44 PM

    Flooding is the number one natural hazard in the United States. Despite this, only 29 percent of Louisiana residents have flood insurance. Most Butte La Rose homeowners are carrying furniture out of homes and salvaging everything they can before the flood waters get too high. Resident, Susan Moncrief, said "we... more »
  • Residents in Butte La Rose Brace for Floods

    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 »
  • Child Enforcement Round-up

    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.
  • Arrest Made in Connection With Bomb Threat at Bank

    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 »
  • Evidence Recovered From St. Martin Burglaries

    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 »
  • "Fake" Law Enforcement Officers Making Stops in St. Martin

    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 »
  • Search for Fugitive Continues in St. Martin Parish

    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 »
  • Plan for St. Martin Parish Schools Still On Lockdown

    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 »
  • LATEST: Deputy Overpowered, Inmate Jumps From Jail Roof

    October 19, 2010 1:19 PM

    The search continues for an accused killer on the loose in St. Martinville. He is considered dangerous. At approximately 10:30 this morning, while correctional officers escorted inmates to the rooftop recreational area, two inmates physically overpowered a deputy and jumped from the roof to the ground. The deputy is said... more »
  • Escaped Inmate in St. Martin Parish

    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 throughout the day. --------------------------------------- Inmate has been identified as Paul Stanley Collins.... more »
  • Wanted St. Martin Parish Burglar Caught in Lafayette

    October 14, 2010 5:58 PM

    A man wanted in connection with several St. Martin Parish burglaries is caught in Lafayette. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Damien Terrell Jackson, 20, was apprehended with the assistance of the U.S. Marshal's Office, Lafayette Marshal's Office and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish... more »
  • Deputies Search for Kidnap and Battery Suspect

    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 »
  • Cade Residents Worried About New Facility

    September 30, 2010 7:16 PM

    The clearing of a piece of land in Cade has residents worried about who may be moving in next door. Resident Peter Foti says this is what he's heard "a facility that is going to house 150 type of maybe small criminals, we don't know what's coming, but its... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Meth Arrests

    September 29, 2010 6:09 PM

    The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Narcotics Division ended a three week investigation of High Level Narcotics Trafficking in the area of Breaux Bridge. Narcotics Agents began this investigation after receiving an anonymous tip concerning Methamphetamine sales inside St. Martin Parish. Agents received information implementing that Lafayette distributers were trying to... more »
  • Active Search for Suspect Called off in Cade

    August 16, 2010 4:54 PM

    Officials searched for over five hours in the St. Martin Parish town of Cade for a suspected robber. The manhunt got underway mid-morning along Captain Cade Road and Highway 182. It forced the lock-down of a local school. A neighbor actually saw the suspect run from the scene into... more »
  • Manhunt Puts ESA Cade Campus on Lockdown

    August 16, 2010 2:10 PM

    Episcopal School of Acadiana, Cade Campus has been advised by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Department that officials are pursuing a suspect from a residential burglary. The Sheriff's Department is not sure, but doesn't believe that the suspect is armed. All students and teachers have been under lock-down in the... more »
  • St. Martin Parish Using Social Networking

    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 »
  • St. Martin Parish Pharmacy Break-in

    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 »
  • St. Martin Parish School for Juvenile Inmates

    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 »
  • St. Martin Parish Sandbags Available

    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 »
  • St. Martin Council Passes Hay-Ride Safety Law

    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 »
  • Boy Remains in Critical Condition After Crash

    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 »
  • Wrongfully Accused Man Released From Jail

    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 »
  • Missing Mother in St. Martin Parish: UPDATE

    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 »
  • St. Martin Sheriff's Graduating Cadets

    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 »
  • Sandbags Available in St. Martin Parish

    October 5, 2009 11:45 AM

    There will be sand available today for residents of St. Martin Parish beginning at 7:30 this morning at the following locations: North Barn Road/Grand Point South Barn-Off of Capritto Forty Arpent Road Ruth BridgeBarn-RuthBridge Fire Station *Please note that the residents will be responsible for... more »

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