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  • Teen Inmate Death in Iberia Ruled Suicide

    October 26, 2014 1:08 PM

    An inmate being held in the Iberia Parish Jail committed suicide Saturday, according to Sheriff Louis Ackal. The inmate, a 16-year-old-male, was found hanged in his cell after a routine check at approximately 11:53 p.m. Sheriff Ackal says, the inmate was transported to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance... more »
  • Gun wielding man strikes 67-year-old woman in the face

    October 4, 2014 1:56 PM

    A man involved in a vehicle crash is arrested on charges of Aggravated Second Degree Battery. On Friday, just after 11:13 p.m., deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a battery in the 7000 Block of Bourque Road. They were informed by the victim, a 64-year-old female that... more »
  • Iberia Shooting on Rosalie Street

    July 26, 2014 11:37 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating a shooting incident which occurred Saturday, July 26 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Preliminary reports place deputies in the 600 block of Rosalie Street, where they discovered a 29-year-old male victim with a gun shot wound in his leg. According to the... more »
  • Iberia Deputy Involved Shooting Update

    July 13, 2014 12:05 AM

    Just after 8 p.m. Saturday, July 12, Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the 400 block of Evangeline Street in New Iberia. According to Louisiana State Police, an Iberia Parish Sheriff Deputy was put into a deadly encounter when a male subject came to the... more »
  • Iberia House Fire in the 500 block of Anderson Street

    July 12, 2014 3:46 PM

    Just after 5 a.m. Saturday morning, the New Iberia Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 500 block of Anderson Street. Fire officials say the fire began around 5:12 a.m., and with the use of 4 fire trucks the fire was under control within 30 minutes. ... more »
  • Iberia altercation leads to arrest

    June 21, 2014 8:18 PM

    Today, deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department responded to a medical emergency in the 1000 block of Spencer Loop. When they arrived on the scene, witnesses say the victim a 49 year old male, was involved in an altercation with another male who fled the scene prior to deputies'... more »
  • 1 Arrested;1 in critical condition after home invasion

    June 14, 2014 12:55 PM

    On Friday, June 13, residents of a home in the 300 block of Fontelieu Drive in New Iberia alerted police of a home invasion and shooting. Officers report three male suspects, one armed with a rifle, entered the residence which was occupied by three adults and two children. Once... more »
  • No One Harmed in Iberia Standoff

    May 10, 2014 8:33 AM

    On Friday, May 9 around 9:30 p.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, responded to shots being fired on the 400 block of Johnston Street. When deputies arrived, a man was allegedly barricaded in a house with a woman and two children. When the Iberia Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • Small Aircraft Crash at Acadiana Regional Airport

    April 5, 2014 5:05 PM

    Iberia officials report there is a small aircraft crash. The plane crashed at the Acadiana Regional Airport. Early reports say there is one minor injury involved.
  • Body Found Near Breaux Alley in New Iberia

    March 30, 2014 8:24 PM

    Iberia Sheriff Depuites were dispatched to the 1000 block of South hopkins Street near Breaux Alley Sunday morning. Upon arrival, they discovered the remains of an unidentified body. Investigators are not sure of the amount of time the body had been there, but suspect there was no foul play. ... more »
  • Iberia school board sells 2 vacant schools

    February 26, 2014 7:03 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish School Board accepted $250,000 for the sale of two of its old school properties, while another vacant school, Jeanerette Middle, is still on the market. Earlier this month, the Iberia Parish School Board accepted offers of $75,000 for the former Lee Street... more »
  • Sex assault nursing program may expand to Iberia

    January 30, 2014 8:48 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A program that trains nurses to conduct forensic sexual assault exams in Lafayette emergency rooms since 2006 expanded to St. Martin Parish last year and plans to continue its outreach into Iberia Parish later this year. Jill Howell Dugas, Hearts of Hope executive director, tells The... more »
  • Dollar General suspect arrested, charged with attempted murder

    December 19, 2013 9:19 AM

    An Abbeville man is in custody and charged in with attempted first-degree murder in connection with last night's armed robbery at a New Iberia dollar store. Darrel Mathieu, 50, is accused of going inside the Dollar General on LA 14 and demanding cash at gunpoint. Deputies say Mathieu shot... more »
  • Hazardous Facilities In Acadiana: EPA Compliance Issues

    November 6, 2013 1:14 AM

    Back in April, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas shocked the nation, but it also served as wake up call for some in Acadiana. "Afterwards, we'll watch events like that for things we can learn and do better," said Prescott Marshall, the director of Emergency Management... more »
  • Iberia board gets mixed news on revenue front

    April 18, 2013 8:43 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish School Board held a slightly more optimistic view of its fiscal status than it did in February after reviewing revenue figures for March. The Advocate reports the school board was presented Wednesday with a side-by-side comparison of the months of March 2012... more »
  • Eight Year Old Recovering After Gun Shot Wound

    February 19, 2013 7:01 PM

    An Iberia Parish community is shaken after an eight year old boy is shot. That eight year old is hospitalized in Baton Rouge with serious injuries and tonight the search is on for the shooter. Iberia Parish Deputies say 21-year-old Akeam Daniels is their suspect, he's also the... more »
  • Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes into Home

    February 11, 2013 6:52 PM

    In New Iberia, the search is on for a suspected drunk driver accused of crashing into a home. It happened along Guadalajara Street early Monday morning. Investigators believe the driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the house. It's a sleepover story one girl will never forget. ... more »
  • Tornadic Weather Hits Loreauville

    January 10, 2013 7:34 PM

    Dozens of residents in Loreauville are cleaning up tonight after tornadic weather swept through the area. Cleco crews worked for several hours to restore power. Many residents are counting their blessings. Under an ominous sky, dozens of residents on Cajun Drive in Loreauville are boarding up and trying to... more »
  • Structure Fire on Coteau Rd. in Iberia Parish

    November 10, 2012 11:18 PM

    The Iberia Parish Fire District responded to a structure fire on Coteau Road, near Highway 88 in Iberia Parish. There are no reports of injuries at this time. The Fire District has not released any information on what might have started the fire.
  • Men Charged With Attempting to Run Over 3 Deputies

    September 25, 2012 7:06 PM

    Two men are charged with attempting to run over three Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies with a vehicle Sunday. Rocky Salazar is charged with attempted first degree murder, Captain Ryan Turner with the Sheriff's Office said he was the driver of the vehicle. Dale Delcambre is charged with principal to attempted... more »
  • Iberia Parish Debates Mosquito Protection Tax

    August 22, 2012 11:23 PM

    Iberia Parish's mosquito protection program was on the line at Tuesday night's council meeting. A 1/4 cent sales tax pays for mosquito protection and drainage in the Parish, but some council members proposed dividing up the tax to pay for a levee. Right now Iberia Parish collects about $4... more »
  • Animal Rights Activists and Shelter Manager Face Off at Meeting

    July 25, 2012 11:57 PM

    The Iberia Parish Animal Shelter Manager responded to allegations of mistreating animals at Wednesday night's council meeting, as animal activists and the manager came face to face. The activists wore badges that read "we are their voice" in reference to the animals they said need help at the shelter.... more »
  • Animal advocates in New Iberia are Rallying to Make Changes to the Parish Shelter

    July 24, 2012 7:12 PM

    Julie Comeaux adopted one-month-old "Jim Bob" at the Iberia parish animal shelter two weeks ago. She says he was suffering from parvo, a deadly intestinal infection. "The animals at the shelter are under a lot of stress and it is present at the shelter. We can't say if they... more »
  • Iberia Parish: Fatal Accident

    June 9, 2012 3:03 PM

    Iberia Parish Deputies responded to a vehicle crash on Jefferson Island Road near Norris Road shortly after 11:00 last night. The driver of a pick up truck was pronounced dead on the scene, there was no one else in the vehicle. The identity of the victim is being withheld until... more »
  • Fatal Hit and Run

    May 26, 2012 1:34 PM

    State Police are investigation a hit-and-run crash on LA Highway 675 near Leon Landry Road which claimed the life of a New Iberia man. According to troopers, last night shortly before 9:00 p.m., 39-year-old Renee Green of New Iberia was walking south on LA 675. An unknown vehicle was traveling... more »
  • United Way of Iberia's Bayou Bash!!

    April 17, 2012 10:27 AM

    United Way's Bayou Bash 2012 will be held in downtown New Iberia. On April 21, 2012, the event will be in the Bouligny Plaza from 9am until 9pm. There will be fun activities for all including a car show, live music, food and a fun fest! For more info... more »
  • Iberia bringing back recycling

    April 12, 2012 10:45 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish Council has voted to enter into a contract with garbage collection company IESI that will return recycling to the parish after a one-year hiatus. The Advocate reports the $203,000 contract is a drop in cost compared with the $248,000 contract the parish... more »
  • Expansion at Port of Iberia to Create Hundreds of Jobs

    April 11, 2012 7:29 PM

    More than 500 jobs are slated to be added to Iberia Parish's economy within a year, thanks to a large expansion at the Port of Iberia. Construction is already underway. "We've been waiting for this for quite a while," said Lonny Breaux with LeBlanc Marine. Breaux is excited... more »
  • Iberia board votes to consolidate schools

    March 22, 2012 10:42 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Despite calls from parents to keep Jeanerette Middle School open, the Iberia Parish School Board has voted 8-4 to merge the middle school with Jeanerette Senior High. Felicia Hearst, Jeanerette Middle School custodian and a parent of a former student at the school, said on... more »
  • Iberia Parish President Files Formal Complaint Against DA Phil Haney

    February 28, 2012 1:18 AM

    Iberia Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero has filed a formal complaint against Phil Haney, the 16th Judicial District Attorney. The 126-page complaint was filed with numerous state agencies, including the Louisiana Board of Ethics and the Louisiana Attorney General. Among the complaints are several allegations of misconduct on the... more »
  • New Iberia Pick up Effort

    February 26, 2012 3:48 PM

    The Public Works Department of the City of New Iberia will conduct a City wide cleanup beginning on February 27th. All yard and light construction waste, household furniture and car tires (rims removed) not picked up by Gordon's Disposal on their regular pick up day will be collected by Public... more »
  • New Iberia Teen to Get Rare Marrow Transplant

    February 12, 2012 2:27 PM

    A New Iberia, La., teenager says he's missed a lot of life to hospital stays for sickle cell disease. In spite of eight-hour blood transfusions every three weeks, 16-year-old Ollie Green can be stricken at any time with instant, debilitating pain. On Feb. 24, he's scheduled for a bone marrow... more »
  • Police search for suspect in shooting after two men are wounded

    January 23, 2012 10:26 AM

    A shooting in New Iberia injuries two victims and leaves authorities searching for the suspect. On Sunday, January 22, around 8:19, Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting. Two victims were found on scene. One victim, a 51 year old male, sustained a gunshot wound to... more »
  • Fire Destroys Historic Club

    January 15, 2012 12:05 AM

    A piece of history went up in flames Saturday morning. Flames engulfed what was once a popular nightclub on Pershing Street in New Iberia. Luckily, no injuries to report and the building hasn't been occupied in years. "Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Tina Turner, Ike and Tina. Oh there... more »
  • Iberia Parish Offers Continuing Ed Classes to Seniors

    January 6, 2012 9:18 AM

    Iberia Parish will be hosting continuing education classes through the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for individuals 55 and older. We are offering two life writing courses and two art classes. Classes will be held at the Iberia Parish Library beginning on January 24th. For more information, call 364-7024 or... more »
  • Iberia school board asks state to pick up bills

    January 5, 2012 9:10 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish School Board has unanimously approved a resolution asking the Legislature to resume paying bills that it had left for the board to pay. The bills, also called unfunded mandates, are costs that the state imposes on local governments, which they are required... more »
  • Fire in Iberia could be blamed on heater in bedroom

    January 3, 2012 4:44 PM

    Another fire happened today, this one in Iberia Parish. The Fire Department received an emergency call around noon today. Crews arrived at a house in the 900 block of Providence Street. Ten men, two fire engines, and one emergency response vehicle came to the scene. Officials arrived to... more »
  • Grants awarded to 3 organizations by Iberia group

    December 20, 2011 2:21 PM

    Completing the third grant cycle, the New Iberia Enhancement Fund (IPEF), an Affiliate of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), has been awarded a total of $2,500 to three organizations in Iberia Parish. The Social Service Center received a grant for its Food Program. The Jacob Crouch Foundation was awarded... more »
  • Iberia Deputies Searching for an Escapee

    October 16, 2011 11:22 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a man for second degree kidnapping, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, open alcohol container and simple escape. According to witnesses Lee Fowler held a female in his vehicle refusing to let her leave. The female was able to flee the vehicle... more »
  • Iberia teen killed in Labor Day shooting

    September 7, 2011 9:56 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting at an area campground that left a New Iberia teen dead. Sheriff's office spokesman Capt. Ryan Turner tells The Advertiser the shooting took place around 9 p.m. Monday at the KOC Kampground in New Iberia. Turner says... more »
  • Iberia Shooting Arrest

    September 2, 2011 9:44 AM

    According to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, on Thursday around 7:20 p.m., they received a call of a shooting at 322 Deare Street. Deputies found a male victim who sustained several gunshot wounds to the abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated. Deputies arrested... more »
  • Mystery Smoke, Smell in Iberia Parish

    August 29, 2011 11:28 PM

    A smoke problem in Iberia Parish could be related to the New Orleans' marsh fires. Dozens of people reported smokey skies and a strong odor in the air Monday morning. But the origin of the smoke has yet to be pinpointed "About 10 o'clock I saw smoke all over... more »
  • Iberia to stormproof 16 buildings

    August 25, 2011 9:54 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency plans to award Iberia Parish a $1 million grant to stormproof 16 government buildings. The Advocate reports Parish President Ernest Freyou told the council Wednesday that the Iberia Parish Court annex building, City Hall, Cliff Aucoin building and every parish... more »
  • New Iberia Company Cited For Safety Violations Following Worker's Death

    August 25, 2011 12:05 AM

    Estis Well Service LLC, of New Iberia is disputing various safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), following the death of an employee back in March. 30 year old Skye Sonnier was killed while working on a barge in Iberville Parish, when... more »
  • Handicapped Murder Victim Shot 15 Times

    August 10, 2011 11:57 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal tells KATC that Robert Butler, the handicapped man found dead in his Angie Street home Tuesday, was shot 15 times. Wednesday morning, deputies arrested 18 year old Joey J. Rogers on a second-degree murder charge in the case. Ackal says Rogers and Butler knew one... more »
  • Handicapped Man Shot and Killed in New Iberia

    August 10, 2011 12:29 AM

    Deputies in Iberia Parish are investigating the shooting-death of a man who was confined to a wheelchair. Family members identify the victim as 57 year old Robert Butler. He was found dead of several gunshot wounds in his home on Angie Street in New Iberia, just before 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.... more »
  • Update: Cypremort Point Drowning

    July 17, 2011 11:50 PM

    A sad story out of Saint Mary Parish where a weekend cooling off from the warm temperatures turned deadly. A man drowned while swimming in the waters off Cyrpremort Point State Park Saturday night. What was supposed to be a fun day out on the water with family and... more »
  • Hostage Situation Ends

    July 9, 2011 11:59 PM

    Tense moments at the Iberia Parish Jail Saturday morning as three inmates take a prison guard hostage. In the end one deputy was sent to the hospital, he's since been treated and released. The three inmates now facing attempted first degree murder of a police officer for what deputies... more »
  • Firework Stand Hit

    July 3, 2011 11:16 PM

    A fireworks stand was blown apart Saturday along Highway 90 in Iberia Parish. It was a big hit for a business typically booming this time of year. "The rain was coming down so hard that it was just a complete white out as far as the rain, and... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash

    June 26, 2011 11:39 PM

    In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus. It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Update: Missing Boater found Dead Identified

    June 26, 2011 8:40 PM

    The identity of the missing boater found dead in Lake Dauterive has been confirmed as 48-year-old Mark Courville of New Iberia. "The family said he was just going to out for a quick run on the lake. From what I understand he's used to going out on the lake... more »
  • Blaze Destroys Historic Building

    June 21, 2011 6:51 PM

    Flames, smoke, and water ripped through the historic 100 year old Aurora Masonic Lodge building which also houses the Louisiana Medical Supply Company in New Iberia. "All I could see was smoke then, there were no flames protruding from the building, but then it didn't take long for the... more »
  • Blaze Destroys Historical Building

    June 21, 2011 7:12 AM

    The Iberia Parish Fire Department is working to extinguish a blaze in the 200 block of Main Street in Historical Downtown New Iberia. The blaze broke out around 11:00 Monday night at the Aurora Masonic Lodge which also houses the Louisiana Medical Supply Company. Officials wouldn't allow our crew... more »
  • Officer Involved Shooting

    May 14, 2011 11:19 PM

    In Iberia Parish, four men are under arrest for allegedly shooting at sheriff's deputies. The shooting happened just before two Saturday morning on East Pershing Street in New Iberia, where deputies tried to pull over an SUV with four men inside. That's when deputies say the suspects began firing... more »
  • Single Car Crash Leaves One Dead

    May 14, 2011 9:00 AM

    One person is dead after a single car crash in New Iberia. It happened around 10:30 Friday night on LA 86 near Crochet Road when according to State Police, twenty year old Ronald Noel attempted to pass another vehicle in a no passing curve. Noel then lost control of... more »
  • Is your town a flood risk?

    May 11, 2011 9:08 PM

    Many viewers and readers on have wrote to us asking, "Is my home town at risk?" For those concerned residents, the bottom-line is found in the answers of two questions: do you reside within the Atchafalaya Basin? And... are you protected by a levee? In St. Mary... more »
  • Parishes declare State of Emergency

    May 6, 2011 9:12 PM

    Parishes all over Acadiana, declaring a state of emergency. St. Landry, St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes want residents to be prepared for flooding. "The high water is definitely coming whether they open (the Morganza) or not." St. Martin Parish President Guy Cormier says, "if I was a... more »
  • One Shot in New Iberia

    April 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting at West End Park. Officials say one person was shot and transported to a local hospital. Investigators say the shooting took place just after 7:30 Sunday evening and the extent of the victims injuries are unknown.
  • Andalusia Parade First in Acadiana

    February 25, 2011 11:33 PM

    New Iberia kicked off Mardi Gras parade season with the Andalusia Parade Friday night. Floats, dancers, bands and parade-goers filled the streets of downtown for the first parade in Acadiana. "I like to see all the people so happy and it gives them a chance to come out and... more »
  • Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sentenced

    February 17, 2011 7:53 PM

    Sidney J. Hebert, former Iberia Parish Sheriff, and Environmental Compliance Solutions, LLC (ECS) were sentenced today for the negligent operation of a water treatment facility in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA), United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Hebert, 52, of New Iberia, La., was sentenced to three... more »
  • Iberia Parish Road Work

    February 17, 2011 8:42 AM

    Traffic news for Iberia Parish drivers crews will be repairing concrete on French Street between Admiral Doyle and Decuir Streets and between Canal and West Dale Streets. At the same time road work will also begin on all of Emma Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane at... more »
  • Iberia Parish schools running on red ink

    February 17, 2011 8:11 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The Iberia Parish School Board has reviewed a budget statement that shows the system running a $3.7 million deficit. Superintendent Dale Henderson told board members on Wednesday that most of the shortfall, about $3.5 million, is because of an increase in the school system's retirement... more »
  • Drug Arrest in Iberia Parish

    February 11, 2011 4:01 PM

    Thursday, Iberia Parish Sheriff's narcotics agents and deputies with the IMPACT unit conducted two seperate investigations. The first was at 709 Cherokee Street. Thomas Vallere was arrested after agents say they found 60 grams of marijuana on Vallere, which was individually packaged for street sale. Deputies say they also found... more »
  • Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle

    February 8, 2011 12:00 PM

    Sheriff Louis Ackal states that on February 7, 2011 at approximately 4:16 p.m. Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the 900 block of Bank Street in reference to a 13 year old male being struck by a passing vehicle. According to deputies the 13 year old stepped... more »
  • Fire Rips Through Trailer

    February 6, 2011 12:08 AM

    In Iberia parish a family is trying to salvage what they can after a fire destroyed their home. The blaze broke out around 2 o'clock this afternoon in the 300-block of Bayside Drive in Jeanerette. There were five people inside the mobile home when the fire started. No... more »
  • Girl Found Dead Had Severe Burns to Her Legs According to Affadavit

    February 2, 2011 3:13 PM

    The 4-year-old girl who died in New Iberia last week was severely burned from her knees to her feet and had been whipped with a hammer, according to an affidavit released Tuesday. The affidavit released Tuesday gives a gruesome account of the condition of the 4 year-old found unresponsive... more »
  • Heads up for Iberia Parish Drivers.

    January 27, 2011 9:22 AM

    Heads up for Iberia Parish Drivers. LA 83 just South of LA 85 between Lydia and Weeks Island will be closed at Bayou Stumpy Bridge Crews will be replacing the bridge alternate routes are available.
  • Boil Advisory Still Under Effect in New Iberia

    January 22, 2011 2:21 PM

    Ofiicals at LAWCO say tests are still being done on the water in New Iberia, and when the boil order is lifted, they'll notify the television stations first. We'll keep you updated.
  • Boil Water Advisory remains in Iberia, Schools are open today

    January 21, 2011 7:17 AM

    A boil water advisory in Iberia for residents served by LAWCO. Crews are working to fix water pressure problems all schools will be open today.
  • Man Wanted in Iberia Shooting

    January 21, 2011 5:25 AM

    New information this morning. Iberia Parish Sheriff's Officials are searching for Dentrell Rankin. Rankin is believed to be responsible for the Wednesday night shooting of a 51 year old male on the 600 block of Myrtis Street in New Iberia. Rankin is a black male and is wanted... more »
  • New Iberia Water System Boil Water Advisory Effective Immediately

    January 20, 2011 7:36 PM

    As a precaution New Iberia Water System has issued a boil advisory effective immediately. The boil advisory remains in affect until rescinded by LAWCO. Boil water for 1 full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil.
  • Shooting in New Iberia

    January 19, 2011 10:38 PM

  • New Iberia Traffic Talk

    January 19, 2011 5:14 AM

    A traffic heads up in Iberia Parish. Highway 182 just west of highway 674 will be closed until Thursday afternoon at 5:00pm. Crews are be replacing drains. Detour routes will be posted.
  • Iberia Traffic Talk

    January 18, 2011 6:06 AM

    This heads up for drivers in Iberia Parish. Starting this morning, LA 182, one mile west of la 6-74 will be closed for drainage work. Work is expected to be complete by 5:00pm today and as always, detour routes will be posted.
  • Rebuilding Communities in Spirit of MLK Day

    January 17, 2011 10:54 PM

    In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, volunteers are helping rebuild a community in Acadiana. Monday was the first day of work and more than 75 volunteers and AmeriCorps members from across the country were already making a difference. "It's a matter of community investment and not so... more »
  • Beaver dams block Iberia drainage canals

    January 17, 2011 9:33 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Public Works are taking excavators to beaver dams in drainage canals around the parish - again and again and again. Assistant Director Terry Bourque says that crews have been destroying dams for months, only to see them rebuilt in a matter of days.... more »
  • Missing Man Found Alive on Boat in the Gulf

    January 12, 2011 5:30 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office and Coast Guard rescued a man who had been missing since January 3rd in the Gulf of Mexico. The 34' sailboat and the passenger, 52-year old Josiah Hoffman of Mississippi, went missing in a severe storm. The vessel was located about six miles south of... more »
  • Burglary Suspect Arrested in Iberia

    January 12, 2011 4:25 PM

    Christopher Labit of Loreauville has been arrested in connection with a burglary. Acting on a tip, deputies went to a home on the 300 block of Weldon Street and located a stolen 32" television and a 14" metal "chop" saw. They say the items were taken by Labit, and he... more »
  • ACLU calls on jail to move disabled prisoner

    January 7, 2011 5:46 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana claims the Iberia Parish jail is holding a prisoner with muscular dystrophy in inhumane conditions. In a letter Friday to the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office, the ACLU says 31-year-old Reginald Peters has been sleeping on a cell floor... more »
  • Woman Escapes Attempted Kidnapping in Kmart In Iberia

    January 7, 2011 10:45 AM

    A woman avoided kidnapping by a man following her inside of a Kmart store. AT 7:30 pm Thursday night, an Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputy was approached by a man who told him that another man was attempting to kidnap his girlfriend in the Kmart parking lot. The victim's boyfriend,... more »
  • Update-Couple Arrested for Money Laundering

    January 5, 2011 6:02 PM

    In Iberia Parish there's new information about a couple arrested for money laundering. The woman Chiffonia Jackson is currently a counselor at Charles Burke Elementary. She's been on leave all year. Kenrard Broussard is a former counselor at Carencro Middle.
  • Money Laundering Arrests in Iberia Parish

    January 4, 2011 5:42 PM

    Kenrard Broussard and Chiffonia Jackson of Lafayette were arrested in Iberia Parish on warrants for money laundering. The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics agents, with the assistance of the United States Marshal's Fugitive Task Force, made the arrests. Broussard was initially arrested in May for possession with intent to distribute... more »
  • Late Animal-Lover's Gift Funds Iberia Cat Haven

    December 29, 2010 8:48 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Construction has begun on a new shelter for stray cats in Iberia Parish - funded by the posthumous donation of a local animal lover. The new addition to the Iberia Humane Society shelter is being funded with money left to the shelter by Lawrence Golden... more »
  • Beavers Wreaking Havoc in Iberia Parish

    December 29, 2010 8:17 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Beavers are wreaking havoc on drainage channels in Iberia Parish. Public Works Director Kevin Hagerich says the department has contracted a local trapper to help alleviate the problems. Lynn Rogers trapped 11 of the animals in one week in a drainage canal off Blanchard Road.... more »
  • Two Iberia Teens in Critical Condition Following Crash

    December 24, 2010 6:18 PM

    Today, Louisiana State Police Troop I investigated a single vehicle crash on US 90 near Morsei Road that left two juveniles in critical condition. According to investigating troopers, on December 24, 2010, at 11:25 a.m., a 1999 Ford Expedition was traveling west on US 90. The vehicle, driven by 65-year-old... more »
  • Heavy Smoke causing Traffic

    December 20, 2010 7:01 AM

    Traffic news to report this morning, we've been receiving calls throughout the morning of thick smoke along highway 90 near Coteau and New Iberia. The smoke has started to dissipate, and traffic is starting to clear, but please take caution this morning if you are heading that way.
  • Third Suspect in Iberia Home Invasion Arrested

    December 16, 2010 11:17 AM

    Press Release- On December 15, 2010 at approximately 9:30 p.m. the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office's impact team arrested the third suspect in the home invasion on the 500 block of Copper St. Silais Joseph (DOB 6/20/1991) was arrested at 525 Bank St. New Iberia. Joseph was arrested on a warrant... more »
  • Holiday Trash Schedule

    December 15, 2010 12:34 PM

    In New Iberia, Allied Disposal will be picking up extra garbage that will overflow regular cans during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Please place overflow in plastic garbage bags and place them along with boxes next to garbage cans.
  • Timeline Released in Connection With Chastant Murder

    December 14, 2010 4:27 PM

    Monday 8:00 am - Dr. Robert Chastant left his home and is believed to have driven to his horse stables. 9:00 am- Missing persons report filed after Chastant does not report to work. 10:00 am- Chastant's vehicle found in New Iberia's Walmart parking lot. 9:00 pm -... more »
  • Arrest Made in Chastant Murder Case

    December 14, 2010 11:30 AM

    Press Release: Sheriff Louis Ackal stated that on December 13, 2010 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person. It was reported to the Sheriff's Office that Dr. Robert Chastant (DOB 12/23/1950 Height 5'11" Weight 195) was due to report to his... more »
  • Missing Doctor in Iberia Parish

    December 13, 2010 8:08 PM

    On December 13, 2010 at approximately 9:00 a.m. the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing person. It was reported to the Sheriff's Office that Dr. Robert Chastant (DOB 12/23/1950 Height 5'11" Weight 195) was due to report to his office this morning at 8:30 a.m., which... more »

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