Content Tagged As st._martin_parish

Tagged News

  • St. Martin Parish moves trick-or-treat time

    October 29, 2013 11:44 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish is moving trick or treating in the parish from Thursday to Wednesday due to the threat of bad weather. The sheriff's office said trick or treating will take place from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. Deputies asked for... more »
  • Car collides with motorcycle on I-10; 2 dead

    September 3, 2013 12:22 PM

    HENDERSON - Authorities in St. Martin Parish say two people have been killed in a traffic accident on Interstate 10 at Henderson. Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry said the Tuesday morning accident happened when the driver of a car heading east on I-10 crossed the median for unknown reasons. The... more »
  • Nearly 50 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop

    August 1, 2013 12:48 PM

    HENDERSON - State Police seized nearly 50 pounds of marijuana and arrested a Texas man during a traffic stop this morning on I-10. Troopers stopped 35-year-old Myvar Abdullah's car at the Henderson and Cecilia exit around 2:45 a.m. They brought in a St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office K-9... more »
  • 2 top Henderson cops face charges in ticket scam

    July 18, 2013 2:54 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - St. Martin Parish prosecutors have filed formal charges against Henderson Police Chief Leroy Guidry and Deputy Chief Oliver Mack Lloyd in an investigation into an alleged illegal quota system for traffic tickets issued along Interstate 10. Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars said Thursday that the two men... more »
  • Volunteers from Illinois aid in search for missing firefighter

    February 8, 2013 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A volunteer rescue group from Illinois are helping in the search for a missing firefighter from Baton Rouge. Jacob Lewis fell into Belle River January 30 while trying to get his boat on a trailer. The search for Lewis' body has been unsuccessful. The group... more »
  • Busy highway gets major upgrades Play Video

    February 4, 2013 4:06 PM

    STEPHENSVILLE- A six-mile section of busy Highway 70 is getting a major overhaul in St. Martin Parish. It serves as an evacuation route and thousands of people use the road each day to travel between Morgan City and Baton Rouge. Melvin Verrett has lived in the community for... more »
  • Floods force sandbagging in St. Martin Parish Play Video

    March 20, 2012 10:25 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE-- The back-breaking work of filling and hauling sandbags is worth it to John Richard, even at 68 years old. He watched as his neighbors' homes in St. Martin Parish were flooded last week. He got lucky, because only his septic tank flooded. But water in the bayous near... more »
  • Father and son rescued after boat capsizes

    December 27, 2011 2:12 PM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH - Rescuers pulled a father and son from Duck Lake in St. Martin Parish this morning after their boat capsized while they were duck hunting. According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Russ Tircuit, 58, and his son Michael Tircuit, 25, of Addis were... more »
  • St. Martin Parish escapees captured in Texas

    August 19, 2011 10:03 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Two Louisiana men who escaped from a St. Martin Parish Correctional Center had a few hours of freedom, but the furlough was not to last as they were caught in a Texas hotel nearly 14 hours later. According to the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office, Robert... more »
  • K9 dies from heat stroke after finding escapees

    August 8, 2011 4:56 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A tracking dog used by the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office has died from heat stroke after chasing down two escaped juveniles. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the dog, K-9 Hatos, died Saturday shortly after locating two juveniles who escaped from the St. Martin... more »
  • Man booked in St. Martin Parish fatal beating

    June 13, 2011 11:02 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A St. Martinville man has been arrested in the fatal beating of another man. St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies say the fight took place Saturday morning. Deputies say 35-year-old Rule Boutte faces one count of manslaughter in the death of 59-year-old Warren Oliver, of Catahoula,... more »
  • Rumors of flooding hurt business in Butte LaRose

    June 8, 2011 5:18 PM

    BUTTE LaROSE - Business is slower than usual at Frenchman's Wilderness Campground in Butte LaRose. The camp's owner says that's because of rumors about flooding. "Everyone thinks that there's water everywhere around here, and there's absolutely nothing on the ground here, nothing at all," Marcus Ruiz said. The... more »
  • Families return home after evacuation in Butte LaRose

    June 7, 2011 5:27 PM

    BUTTE LaROSE, La.- People in Butte LaRose are moving back after a mandatory evacuation two weeks ago. St. Martin Parish leaders lifted the evacuation order because flood waters didn't rise as high as expected. Renola Hebert and her sister spent the day moving bins and furniture back in... more »
  • St. Martin Parish defends evacuation order

    May 27, 2011 5:41 PM

    BUTTE LAROSE - St. Martin Parish officials used a media tour of Butte LaRose and Happy Town to explain why an ongoing evacuation is needed. Water could crest on the Atchafalaya River this evening at more than 23 feet, and the river is still pushing water back through Bayou... more »
  • Few people left in Butte LaRose after mandatory evacuation

    May 24, 2011 5:29 PM

    BUTTE LaROSE, La.- About 10 families are left in Butte LaRose after people were forced out of their homes at noon today. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office issued the evacuation because of high water. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, then pushed back because the water didn't rise... more »
  • Butte LaRose gets extra time before possible evacuation

    May 21, 2011 3:39 PM

    BUTTE LAROSE- The St. Martin Sheriff's Office lifted a mandatory evacuation until Monday to let residents shore up homes and make last minute preps. The evacuation, though, is still in place for rural areas in the parish including Sherburne and Happy Town. The extra time gives some folks a... more »
  • Evacuation order for Butte LaRose lifted for 48 hours

    May 20, 2011 5:43 PM

    BUTTE LAROSE - Authorities are giving residents in Butte LaRose two more days to get their belongings and secure their property before evacuating ahead of rising floodwaters. Major Ginny Higgins with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office said the mandatory evacuation order would still be in place for residents... more »
  • Boat tour shows rising water in Atchafalaya Basin

    May 18, 2011 5:44 PM

    ST. MARTIN PARISH- People who own camps inside the Atchafalaya Basin showed News 2 first hand how high and fast the water is rising. On a boat tour, signs that you could once float under, are halfway submerged. "It's the highest I've ever seen it," Farrell Domingue said.... more »
  • Mandatory evacuation ordered in St. Martin Parish

    May 18, 2011 11:38 AM

    BUTTE LAROSE - Authorities in St. Martin Parish have ordered a mandatory evacuation of three towns that could be see floodwaters after this weekend. The sheriff's office ordered a mandatory evacuation this Saturday for Butte LaRose, Happy Town and the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area, which includes Highway 3177, Herman... more »
  • Butte LaRose protected by boat patrols

    May 17, 2011 5:46 PM

    BUTTE LAROSE- Boats are being used by St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies for safety and security in the Butte LaRose Canal. Many camps back up to the waterway, giving thieves or vandals the opportunity to do some damage while people have evacuated from the area. The St. Martin... more »
  • 9 bays opened over the weekend at flood control structure

    May 15, 2011 2:19 PM

    MORGANZA- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened five more bays Sunday evening. That brings the total to nine, of the number of bays sending water gushing from the Mississippi River into the Morganza Spillway and eventually into the Atchafalaya Basin. That will increase the diversion of Mississippi River... more »
  • Sandbags available for St. Martin Parish residents

    May 5, 2011 5:13 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Sandbags will be available for people in the Stephensville and Belle River area of St. Martin Parish starting tomorrow. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office said sandbags will be available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, then again at the same times Monday... more »
  • Suspected copper thief treated for electric shock

    March 29, 2011 3:57 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Around 1 am Tuesday St. Martin Parish deputies got a call about a medical emergency at the SLEMCO Electric Sub Plant at the intersection of Boon Lasseigne Road and Section 28 Road in St. Martinville. Upon arrival officers discovered the medical emergency was for a suspected... more »
  • 3 arrested, 1 wanted for copper thefts

    January 22, 2011 11:32 AM

    Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's office arrested three people for a recent rash of copper thefts. A fourth suspect is still at large. Corey John Trimble, 19, Jude Derise, 20, and Tony Lyn Guidry were booked in St. Martin Parish Correctional Center and charged with theft. Investigators... more »
  • Rapper arrested after search reveals 150 lbs. of marijuana

    January 17, 2011 7:08 PM

    BREAUX BRIDGE – A rap artist known as “Big UNK” and two other people were arrested after authorities said they found them with around 150 pounds of marijuana. Reggie Smith was arrested by narcotics agents after a search of his home in Breaux Bridge Saturday morning. St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s... more »
  • Guilty plea entered in La. trooper's shooting

    November 16, 2010 6:32 AM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - A Baton Rouge man has pleaded guilty to an attempted manslaughter charge in the 2007 shooting of a state trooper during a traffic stop in St. Martin Parish. Tyrone Mack was accused of shooting Trooper Frank Garcia in the hip with Garcia's gun after the trooper stopped... more »
  • St. Martin Parish ex-deputy indicted

    August 12, 2010 6:52 AM

    A former St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges of simple rape and malfeasance. Steven Blake Dale of Breaux Bridge resigned from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office in late June following accusations that he forced a 49-year-old Breaux Bridge woman to perform oral sex on him... more »
  • Sheriff: Accused St. Martin deputy resigns

    June 30, 2010 3:24 PM

    St. Martin Parish Sheriff Ronnie Theriot says a deputy accused of extorting oral sex has resigned. Theriot says Steven Dale resigned last week. Dale had been on administrative leave since May 26, the day of the alleged incident. A prosecutor told The Advocate that officials expect to decide... more »
  • Body found in St. Martin

    June 18, 2010 7:47 PM

    The body of a man was found this morning in St. Martin Parish. Authorities said an oilfield worker found 30-year-old Kalan Ruffin, Lafayette, off Prairie Highway around 8:00 a.m. Police said Ruffin died from a gunshot wound. The case is currently being investigated as a homicide. more »
  • Woman arrested on internet charges

    April 16, 2010 8:34 AM

    A New Iberia woman has been arrested for harassing at least one person on the Internet. Alice Broussard Latula is charged with cyberstalking. St. Martin Parish deputies say Latula created a fake profile on Facebook, then harassed someone from the account. Deputies also say some of the content appeared to... more »
  • Yellow ribbons in St. Martinville show support for troops

    March 4, 2010 8:50 AM

    People in St. Martinville, La. are supporting local soldiers who will soon be heading to Iraq by putting up yellow ribbons across town. The local chapter of Knights of Columbus says the group is challenging every town in St. Martin Parish to show support for Louisiana National Guard troops. ... more »
  • Man booked with police impersonation in St. Martin Parish

    January 13, 2010 7:05 AM

    The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 27-year-old New Iberia man on a charge of impersonating a police officer. Deputies say they spotted what appeared to be a law enforcement unit parked along La. Highway 347 in Parks. Deputies say the vehicle was equipped with several decals, operable... more »

Top Stories