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  • 3 month old allegedly hit with a brick in Iberia Parish

    October 12, 2014 4:17 PM

    Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office are searching for 19-year-old Deion Johnson. Johnson is accused of aggravated battery to family members. Saturday afternoon just after 1:37 p.m. deputies responded to the 500 block of Ann Street in New Iberia in reference to several bricks being thrown at... more »
  • Officials Seeking a Juvenile Iberia Parish Runaway

    October 4, 2014 1:46 PM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's office has located juvenile runaway Mika Sullivan. _____ Officers with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department are searching for a runaway juvenile, Mikia Sullivan. Mikia is described as a black female approximately 5' 4" tall weighing 100 lbs. and was last seen wearing a... more »
  • 2 Arrested, 1 Wanted in Iberia Parish Attempted Armed Robbery

    May 25, 2014 10:55 PM

    Two Iberia teens are in jail and one is still missing in an attempted robbery case. On Sunday, May 25 at 5:15 p.m., deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office were dispatched to 300 Parkview Drive, New Iberia City Park, concerning reports of a disturbance. During the investigation,... more »
  • Arrest Made in Lafayette for Iberia Parish rape

    May 19, 2014 12:08 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office set a bond at 1.5 million dollars for James Neil White, Sr., 47 of New Iberia, stemming from a case involving the aggravated rape and battery of a 37 year old female. On Saturday, May 17 just after 3 p.m. detectives with the Bureau... more »
  • Iberia Parish Shooting on South Hopkins Street

    April 12, 2014 10:49 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a shooting in the 500 block of Hopkins Street around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Deputies report a 15 year old male and an adult identified as Dequasis Jean Batiste were wounded during an exchange of gunfire. Witnesses tell the Sheriff's Department, an unknown... more »
  • Teen Button Craft at Iberia Parish Libraries

    March 7, 2014 6:16 AM

    Buttons aren't just for seamstresses you know. Join your Iberia Parish Library staff as you fashion a work of button art. Take advantage of the variety of shapes and sizes that buttons come in to create a unique image. The craft will be held on March 20th at 6... more »
  • Structure Fire in Iberia Parish

    February 28, 2014 5:36 AM

    Iberia Parish emergency officials are on the scene of a major structure fire in the 1200 block of Jane Street. Officials say Jane's Seafood restaurant caught fire early Friday morning. The fire caused major damage to the building. The owner, Mr. Tran, says the restaurant looks to be a total... 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 Parish Residents Fighting to 'Save the Library'

    August 22, 2013 6:41 PM

    Residents in Iberia Parish are fighting to make sure money isn't cut from the library's budget. The Iberia Parish council will vote to introduce a proposition diverting funds from the library's current budget to fund the levee district. The levee tax failed earlier this year. Now, one council... more »
  • Artificial Reef Named in Honor of Acadiana Family

    July 12, 2013 7:25 PM

    In Iberia Parish, a big environmental project is underway. In Cypremort Point, officials have started construction of a new artificial reef. Once complete, the reef will cover more than eight acres of Vermilion Bay, helping to strengthen the marine environment. This is no ordinary reef. It's taking on a... more »
  • New Iberia Makes CNN's America's Best Small Town Comeback List

    March 12, 2013 7:03 PM

    Historic Downtown New Iberia is receiving national publicity after being named one of CNN's America's Best Small Town Comebacks. The hustle and bustle of Downtown New Iberia is welcomed. In the early 80s, it was a different scene. The area lost many businesses after the oil bust. Books... 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 »
  • Books, Bytes & Brew

    December 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    The Iberia Parish Library will be opening its first ever Cyber Cafe on Thursday, January 3, 2013. The opening ceremony will last from 11:30am until 4:00pm. All lovers of books and the net are invited to celebrate this momentous event. The meeting will take place in the large meeting room... more »
  • Battle Continues to Save Lake Peigneur

    December 19, 2012 6:43 PM

    The Iberia Parish Council is considering a resolution right now to stop AGL Resources from expanding natural gas storage at Lake Peigneur. The lake borders Iberia and Vermilion Parishes. Recently, the Vermilion Parish Police Jury passed a similar resolution opposing the company's plans to build underground caverns to store... more »
  • Train accident in Iberia Parish

    October 5, 2012 9:38 AM

    Just after 7am a train was in an accident with two vehicles at LA Hwy 182 and LA Hwy 88, that's the intersection of Coteau road and Old Spanish Trail. State police have reported no injuries. There will be more details given as they become available.
  • 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 »
  • Council devotes thousands to investigate Parish President

    May 9, 2012 11:53 PM

    Iberia Parish Council sets aside $7,500 to investigate Parish President Romo Romero and the accusations he made against the District Attorney; alleging misused taxpayer dollars. The Attorney General's Office already told Romero his accusations are baseless. "No, I did not do anything wrong," Romero replied to a reporter's... 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 »
  • Iberia Parish Career Center

    February 7, 2012 9:37 AM

    Iberia Parish Career Center will be holding an Open house on February 9th, 2012. The event will be from 2pm until 6pm at the Iberia Parish Career Center on 618 Recreation Drive in New Iberia, LA. February is Career and Technical Education month!! Iberia Parish Career Center would like... 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 »
  • Parish President's 'pink slips' the talk of first council meeting

    January 11, 2012 11:18 PM

    Iberia Parish Council is sworn into office including new Parish President Errol "Romo" Romero. Louisiana Supreme Court Justice John Weimer issued the oath of office to all 14 council members. After they were sworn in, they convened for their first meeting of the new term with a controversial issue on... 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 Parish President Elect Fires Employees Before Being Sworn into Office

    January 5, 2012 7:47 PM

    Some Iberia Parish Government employees are starting off the new year with a notice giving them only a few days to find a new job. New Iberia Parish President, Errol "Romo" Romero, hasn't even been sworn in yet, and he's already sent at least nine employees letters saying he'd no... more »
  • Final hours in the race for Iberia Parish President

    November 18, 2011 11:37 PM

    Polls open in less than eight hours as voters are set to decide several runoffs. In New Iberia, incumbent Parish President Earnest Freyou and challenger "Romo" Romero are using these last few hours to campaign. Incumbent, Earnest Freyou is out-spending Romo Romero by more than two-to-one but ever since... more »
  • Iberia Parish Sandbags

    September 2, 2011 9:44 AM

    Iberia Parish is offering sandbags starting at 9 AM on 907 Fulton Street. Officials ask that vehicles come down North Street or Landry Street. The bags will be loaded by employees.
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Iberia Parish schools getting upgrades

    June 21, 2011 9:48 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Work continues in Iberia Parish this summer to complete $60 million in new construction, renovations and upgrades approved by voters in 2009. Iberia Parish school Superintendent Dale Henderson tells The Advocate the district recently broke ground for the construction of Loreauville Elementary School, and a... more »
  • Another Home Invasion in Iberia Parish

    June 14, 2011 8:08 PM

    A violent home invasion in Iberia Parish in Loreauville. Officials said there has a string of robberies over the past couple of months. The latest one was late Sunday night. Duke Milliman said, "when I got to the door, I looked through the peep hole. I looked at the... more »
  • More Jobs Coming to Iberia Parish

    May 31, 2011 7:47 PM

    In Iberia Parish, Governor Jindal announced more jobs are coming to the area. More jobs will be available because Carbo Ceramics Company is expanding by creating a plant in New Iberia. The company's plant will produce ceramic propant which is used when recovering oil and gas. Jindal says the project... 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 »
  • Heads up for drivers in Iberia Parish

    May 2, 2011 6:09 AM

    A heads up for drivers in Iberia Parish road work on two streets begin today. A portion of LA182 will be closed for drainage work. That work is expected to last 3 days, if the weather cooperates. Then over on Texaco Street repairs will be made from Monterrey to... more »
  • Iberia Parish bus drivers asking for more compensation; board reluctant

    April 15, 2011 10:48 PM

    Iberia Parish school bus drivers are asking the school board to spend more cash to run their routes. The proposal cites increased operational costs (gas, break-downs) and the lack of bus attendants for pre-k students. The board asks, 'can we afford it?' "I love my job- every morning: get up,... more »
  • The New Iberia 911 Center is Getting a System Upgrade

    April 15, 2011 12:07 AM

    In Iberia Parish, the 911 dispatch center will soon have a way to increase emergency response. Parish leaders hired "Geo Comm," a company that upgrades 9-1-1 dispatch maps using a gps unit. Parish officials say the maps they're using now for emergencies are old and somewhat inaccurate when finding exactly... more »
  • Iberia Parish tax rate issue tabled

    April 14, 2011 8:50 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - An Iberia Parish Council committee has voted unanimously to table discussion on a proposed tax increment financing district until May 4. The agenda item tabled on Wednesday would have discussed what sales tax rate to set for the newly created Economic Development District No. 2,... more »
  • Heads up for drivers in Iberia Parish

    April 11, 2011 6:06 AM

    This heads up for drivers in Iberia Parish. The intersection of school alley at Iberia Street will be closed today for road repairs. The intersection of Malain and bank will also be closed. The work should be complete by the end of may.
  • New Iberia man arrested in connection with kidnapping

    March 24, 2011 11:34 PM

    Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies arrest an accused kidnapper. Deputies say Brian Segura is the man they were looking for in connection with a kidnapping and robbery on Wednesday. Investigators say he kidnapped a woman and her child at knifepoint and forced the victim to drive to an ATM where he... more »
  • Langlinais maintains he's innocent; DA: "he has not rehabilitated"

    March 21, 2011 10:36 PM

    A pardon board denies clemency to former Iberia Parish President, Will Langlinais. Langlanais served a suspended sentence for a number of ethics violations and now says that's all behind him. "I had never been before a pardon board," Langlinais said. "I'm done with it, it's over." Langlinais says he... more »
  • Former Parish President pardon denied

    March 21, 2011 3:15 PM

    Former Iberia Parish President Will Langlinais appeared in front of a state pardon board asking for clemency. Langlinais says the board denied a pardon. Langlinais admitted to brokering parish contracts without the council's knowledge and coercing his employees to participate in a golf tournament to benefit his re-election campaign... more »
  • Avery Island in confusing national competition

    March 15, 2011 10:43 PM

    Avery Island is trying to become one of the nation's favorite tourist attractions but there are concerns about how to get to the top in the Reader's Digest competition. The magazine visited Avery Island on March 9th, taking away some pictures from the Tabasco factory and left Iberia Parish... more »
  • Citizens find numbers complicate redistricting

    February 8, 2011 8:48 PM

    The redistricting process is heating up now that the census numbers are little more clear and some Acadiana residents have questions for their representatives. Like, 'how does this process even work?' "I came to get just general information," New Iberia resident Will Barry said. "There's so many details you... more »
  • Coastal Congressional District gaining momentum

    January 26, 2011 11:38 PM

    Several Acadiana Parishes are pushing for one person to represent Louisiana's coast. It's part of the redistricting process coming up in March and supporters say it could give Gulf industries a louder voice in Washington. Supporters are traveling around the state to gather support for a coastal congressional district. Wednesday... more »
  • Update: Neko Town Rd. Deadly Crash

    January 19, 2011 12:45 PM

    State Police say 53-year-old Leonardo Lopez of New Iberia, is the man who died in the deadly crash, Sunday, on Neko Town Rd. Trooper Stephen Hammons says Lopez was stopped at the intersection of Neko Town Road and Hwy 90, and for unknown reasons pulled into the path of... more »
  • New Iberia City Council hopes Senate District 22 stays

    January 18, 2011 11:00 PM

    Candidates are making a final push for the 22nd District State Senate seat. New Iberia City Council is making its push to keep that district from changing when senators redraw the lines in March. When voters punch the name of one of six candidates on Saturday, they could indirectly be... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Home Burglary in New Iberia

    November 22, 2010 10:13 AM

    Sheriff Louis Ackal stated that on November 20, 2010 at approximately 09:06 p.m. deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary call. The incident occurred at the 5000 block of Elizabeth Plessala Lane. Upon the deputy's arrival, they spoke to the victim who advised the back door... more »
  • Methamphetamine lab located in Iberia Parish

    November 10, 2010 3:06 PM

    Press Release: On November 9, 2010 at approximately 8:00 p.m. narcotics agents with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office were able to locate a functional Methamphetamine lab in Iberia Parish. Narcotics agents acted on a tip advising that a methamphetamine lab was located in a field where deputies had arrested... more »
  • Hot Meals Return to Iberia Parish Jail

    November 10, 2010 12:22 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Iberia Parish Jail inmates have returned to a menu that includes pizza, oatmeal, vegetables, chicken and other hot meals with the recent delivery of kitchen equipment paid for by the Iberia Parish Council. Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Toby Hebert addressed the Iberia Parish... more »
  • Traffic talk for Iberia Parish Drivers

    November 8, 2010 6:59 AM

    Lots of traffic talk for Iberia Parish Drivers. First up, Framer Drive, at its intersection with Erath Street, is closed for repairs. Cape Palos Street will also be closed and a portion of Iberia Street will be closed to replace a damaged drainage pipe. Work on those 3 streets... more »
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

    November 5, 2010 11:21 AM

    The Iberia Parish Library will hold their annual used book sale starting today, November 5th and ending Sunday, November 7th. Today is the Friends Only Preview Sale from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non-members are welcome to join at the door. The sale opens to the public from 8... more »
  • Prescription Drug Arrests in Iberia Parish

    November 4, 2010 10:40 AM

    On November 3, 2010 at approximately 06:00 p.m. Sheriff Louis Ackal advised agents with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Criminal Patrol section conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 90. According to the agents, a search of the vehicle resulted in the location of 1014 units of various controlled prescription medication.... more »
  • Iberia Parish Road Closure

    November 4, 2010 6:40 AM

    In Iberia Parish Lewis Street, between Highway 83 and Connie Rue Road will be closed on Thursday, November 4, 2010 and Friday, November 5, 2010. The closure is necessary to perform work on the road crossings under Lewis Street. No thru traffic will be allowed until the completion of the... more »
  • Iberia Resident One of Two New West Nile Cases

    October 28, 2010 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has confirmed two new human cases of West Nile Virus, bringing this year's total to 31. The two new cases come from East Baton Rouge and Iberia parishes. These cases are reported in DHH's weekly Louisiana Arbovirus Surveillance Summary which... more »
  • Two Iberia Parish Men Charged with Simple Rape

    October 18, 2010 1:06 PM

    Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a local hospital. A woman went there after allegedly being raped. The victim says she woke up in an apartment on Adrian Street. After investigating, detectives charged 20 year old Matthew Hunter and 25 year old Anthony James Mora Jr. with... more »
  • Iberia Parish Coroner Remembered

    October 14, 2010 7:14 PM

    The Iberia Parish Coroner of 18 years, Dr. James Falterman Sr. died suddenly Tuesday. Lynn Guiberteau worked in Dr. Falterman's office, she said, she's known him" since I was 18. I've known no other doctor. He took care of me and delivered my children." Guiberteau says, she has... more »
  • Funeral & Memorial Fund Set for Iberia Parish Coroner

    October 13, 2010 3:53 PM

    Funeral plans are set for the late Dr. James B. Falterman Sr. He served as Iberia Parish Coroner for 18 years. Dr. Falterman died Tuesday at the hospital. He was 75 years old. His family has announced that a memorial fund to honor Dr. Falterman has been set up at... more »
  • Safety Checkpoint Within Iberia Parish

    October 11, 2010 12:02 PM

    On October 12, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within Iberia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Troopers will be actively looking for vehicles that are not insured. Vehicles without insurance could be towed and the driver issued a... more »
  • Double Fatal Crash in Iberia Parish

    October 10, 2010 11:24 PM

    Two people are killed in a crash in Iberia Parish. The wreck happened at the intersection of Highway 679 and 345 between New Iberia and Saint Martinville. No other information is available, but keep it tuned to KATC and for the very latest on this developing story.
  • RESULTS Iberia Parish Election 2010

    October 2, 2010 11:46 PM

    Election results are in for Iberia Parish. Registered voters elected school board members in districts 4,6,10 and 11. Here's how the races turned out: Member of School Board -- District 4 4 of 4 Precincts Reporting Mary "Mel" Batiste-Davis (D) ... more »
  • Iberia Parish Prescription Drug Drop-off Success

    September 30, 2010 11:14 AM

    On September 25, 2010 the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division participated in the DEA'S nationwide prescription drug program. The purpose of the event was for citizens to be able to have a means to dispose of their unused, unwanted and expired medication. Agents considered the event a success, due... more »
  • Barber Shop Murder

    September 24, 2010 7:24 PM

    Iberia Parish deputies have two men in custody but are looking for more murder suspects tonight. Deputies say it happened Thursday night just before 10 on St. Mary Street. Four men wearing masks entered "Cliff's Impressive Cuts" demanding money. Then, one of the men shot barber and... more »
  • 77 year-old beaten in home invasion

    September 21, 2010 7:08 PM

    A home invasion has this quiet neighborhood on edge. Police say Sunday night in Loreauville, two masked men broke into a home and beat a 77-year-old man, sending him to the hospital. "Two males attempted to break into his residence." Lt. Ryan Turner of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office says,... more »
  • Search for Home Invasion Person of Interest

    September 21, 2010 10:26 AM

    The Iberia Parish Sheriff's office is searching for a teenager believed involved in the home invasion of an elderly man. It happened September 19, 2010 at approximately 09:20 p.m. on the 1800 block of Castillo Road the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint of a home invasion.... more »
  • Airport gets Coyote Blues

    September 16, 2010 6:43 PM

    A night-time nuisance at the Acadiana Regional Airport has pilots howling for help. Officials now say they're willing to take all means necessary to keep problem pests off the runway. In the middle of the night, they come from the sugar cane fields. "At night time, we've reports within the... more »
  • Arrests Made in String of Iberia Parish Burglaries

    September 12, 2010 9:19 PM

    A possible break in a string of burglaries in Iberia Parish. Authorities say over the past four months, four men took nearly one-hundred thousand dollars worth of items...even stealing a ring from a 91 year old woman. Arrested were 18 year old Justin Tullier, 20 year old Eric... more »
  • Fatal Accident in Iberia Parish

    September 4, 2010 11:32 AM

    A motorcycle accident leaves a woman dead in Iberia Parish. It happened around noon Friday on Jefferson Island Road near Lake Peigneur Road. A witness says the driver of a pickup truck didn't stop at a stop sign and hit and killed 53-year old Cynthia Romero. No charges have been... more »
  • UPDATE-Man Found in Iberia Parish Drainage Canal

    August 31, 2010 7:11 PM

    UPDATE- New information about a body found in a drainage canal in Iberia Parish. The coroner has ruled the causes of death for 61 year old Gordon Hebert is drowning. Hebert's body was found sunday. Investigators are still trying to determine if the death was accidental or if... more »
  • Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Facing Misdemeanor Charge

    August 31, 2010 1:29 PM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert ann the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act The Advocate reports... more »
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for Iberia Parish Wastewater Treatment Facility

    August 31, 2010 12:26 PM

    Today, August 31, the Iberia Parish government and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had a ceremonial groundbreaking for the construction of an Iberia Parish wastewater treatment facility near the Acadiana Regional Airport. The future site of the wastewater water treatment facility will be 713 Northwest Bypass(Hwy 3212) New Iberia,... more »
  • Ex-Iberia Parish Sheriff, Company Facing Fine

    August 31, 2010 7:22 AM

    Former Iberia Parish Sheriff Sid Hebert is facing a misdemeanor federal charge in connection with a waste processing company he managed at the Port of Iberia. Hebert and the company, Environmental Compliance Solutions, each face charges under the federal Clean Water Act The Advocate reports a bill of information filed... more »
  • Voter turnout extremely low

    August 28, 2010 11:29 PM

    With a number of big seats in Washington on the line, you would expect a decent voter turn out. So, how many of you punched the ballot? KATC crunched the numbers to find a low voter turn-out for just about every parish. In Iberia Parish, a more than expected 12%... more »
  • Iberia Parish Standoff Suspect Fatally Shot

    August 25, 2010 11:55 PM

    UPDATE: The suspect in the New Iberia standoff has been shot and killed by police. Deputies tell us they were called out to the 2300 block of Divine Street in New Iberia after a fight erupted. A man then barricaded himself inside a mobile home and threatened to shoot... more »
  • Standoff in Iberia Parish

    August 25, 2010 9:14 PM

    UPDATE: The suspect in the New Iberia standoff has been shot and killed by police. Deputies tell us they were called out to the 2300 block of Divine Street in New Iberia after a fight erupted. A man then barricaded himself inside a mobile home and threatened to shoot police... more »
  • US 90 Closures in Iberia Parish

    August 24, 2010 10:28 AM

    Highway 90 asphalt work begins this week in Iberia Parish. Expect lane closures along US 90 westbound Wednesday August 25th near Jeanerette. Works goes from 2:00 am until 7:00 am along US 90 at LA 85. Thursday August 26th, work gets underway in the eastbound lanes. During the construction, all... more »
  • Iberia Parish Manhunt Still Underway

    July 30, 2010 12:08 AM

    Multiple agencies remain on scene in New Iberia searching for accused murderer Paul Stanley Collins Jr., (left). Authorities are using specialized night-vision devices, monitoring the one-mile perimeter of a sugar cane field where Collins is believed to be hiding. Police have been searching the field since 10 a.m. Thursday... more »
  • Armed Robbery in Iberia Parish

    July 15, 2010 12:03 PM

    On July 14, 2010 deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office responded to an armed robbery call at 924 E. Admiral Doyle. Upon arrival, deputies spoke to a male victim, age 43. The victim advised he and his 22 year old son were robbed by three black males in the... more »
  • Annual Grant Cycle For Nonprofits In Iberia Parish

    July 7, 2010 1:33 PM

    New Iberia, LA- The Iberia Parish Enhancement Fund announces the 2nd annual grant cycle for nonprofits based in Iberia Parish and organizations that have programs in Iberia Parish. Applications will be accepted July 15th - August 31, 2010. The grantees will be selected in October 2010 and will be awarded... more »
  • Residents Fed Up With Floods

    July 6, 2010 11:40 PM

    Tuesday's floods brought headaches for many in Acadiana. They were especially frustrating for those in Iberia Parish, where a number of roads were closed because of high waters. That includes Cypress Lane and Pecan Lane near Jeanerette. "Every time it rains for almost two to three hours you got this... more »
  • Residents blame drainage problems for Iberia flooding

    July 6, 2010 8:01 PM

    "This was no thunderstorm," Grand Marais resident Michael Rose said of Tuesday morning's storm. "This was just rain!" Rose had just finished draining his house on Olivier street; the rain woke him up early and he put all his valuables on cinderblocks. The mad morning dash to save the furniture... 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 »
  • Morbihan Bridge in Iberia Parish Closure

    June 16, 2010 5:19 PM

    On Monday, June 21, 2010, the Morbihan Bridge in Iberia Parish over Bayou Teche on LA 344 will be closed at 6:30 A.M. to vehicular traffic for bridge modifications. The site will be continuously closed for a period of approximately 3 weeks, weather permitting. A detour will be provided and... more »
  • Wanted: Iberia Parish Woman Accused of Running Over 2 People

    May 3, 2010 1:54 PM

    Iberia Parish deputies are looking for Candice Marie Gorrell after they say she intentionally hit a 40 year old female and a 7 year old male with a vehicle. It happened just after 9:00 on May 2nd. Deputies say Gorrell was fighting with another 22 year old female over... more »
  • Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Vehicles in Lydia Robberies

    April 16, 2010 5:16 PM

    Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office were able to obtain a composite sketch of a suspect in the recent burglaries around the Patoutville and Lydia area. One of the suspects appears to be between 40 and 50 years old, black male. Witnesses have seen multiple vehicles possibly... more »
  • Victim Shot in the Back During Attempted Armed Robbery

    April 16, 2010 12:43 PM

    On March 16, 2010 at approximately 11:56 hours the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of an attempted armed robbery which occurred at 510 W. Admiral Doyle. The victim, Male age 48, was across from the Penny Wise Convenience store in a parking lot when he stated he was... more »
  • Iberia Parish Deputies Make Arrest In Home Burglary Case

    March 16, 2010 1:37 PM

    On March 15, 2010 at approximately 07:00 p.m. Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Jake Trahan age 24, for burglary of a residence on the 700 Block of Creighton Drive New Iberia. The burglary initially took place on March 12th 2010; however Detectives were able to locate the... more »
  • Safety Checkpoint Planned In Iberia Parish

    March 16, 2010 1:15 PM

    Iberia Parish Safety Checkpoint On March 17, 2010, Louisiana State Police Troop I will conduct a safety checkpoint within Iberia Parish. The checkpoint will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Troopers will be actively looking for vehicles that are not insured. Vehicles without insurance could be towed and... more »

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