News, Sports and Entertainment for St. Martin Parish, La.


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Due to the possibility of flooding in some areas of St. Martin Parish, sandbagging operations will begin on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the following locations:

Stephensville-The Park
3257 Hwy. 70 at the Park

St. Martin Parish Arrests for Tuesday, Jan. 5, and Wednesday, Jan. 6

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Tuesday, Jan. 5
Ardoin, Dylan, 21, 100 block of Cypress Garden, St. Martinville; manufacture, distribution, possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics, improper display of temporary license plate, driving on right side of road, possession of drug paraphernalia (SMPD).

St. Martinville bypass meeting Jan. 21

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will conduct a public meeting Thursday, Jan. 21, to discuss a new highway that would serve as an La. 31 bypass around St. Martinville.
The meeting will be held 5-7 p.m. in the recreation center in the city’s Magnolia Park.

St. Martin Parish Arrests for Monday, Dec. 28, through, Sunday, Jan. 37

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Monday, Dec. 28
Perdikis, Menelaos, 38, 1200 block of Rue De Le Porte, Arnaudville; failure to appear, warrant, issuing worthless checks, child endangerment/domestic abuse, possession of drug paraphernalia, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Powell, Tiaira, 24, Church Point; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

St. Martinville suspends fireworks law

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An ordinance requiring a two-day gap in year-end fireworks sales was eliminated for St. Martinville.
At the Dec. 21 City Council meeting, the ordinance was amended to allow sales from midnight Dec. 22 through midnight Jan. 1, without the 2008-enacted moratorium on Christmas eve and Christmas day sales.

St. Martin Parish Arrests for Monday, Dec. 21, through, Sunday, Dec. 27

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Monday, Dec. 21
Adams, Lawrence, 39, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Courville, Dillon, 23, 1000 block of Jordan Dr., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Edwards, Benjamin, 36, Lafayette; theft of oil and gas equipment (SMSO).

Arnaudville Chamber’s new CEO has diverse experience in France

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Last month Huey “Joey” Wyble was appointed CEO of the Arnaudville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Wyble is a native of Arnaudville. After a few years of working as a pediatric nurse in Acadiana, he left for France where he taught English communication and American culture at top French universities for the past 16 years.


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Early Sunday morning, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to an armed robbery of Doucet’s Grocery in the Butte La Rose area.
The suspect is described as a white male who was wearing dark clothing and a black mask covering his face. The suspect was armed with a pistol during the robbery.

Man killed by St. Martin deputy sheriff

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Louisiana State Police detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man Monday evening, reportedly by a St. Martin deputy sheriff who was trying to take him into custody.
The man was identified by unofficial sources as Michael Noel.
The deputy has not been identified.

St. Martin report card grade slips to a 'C'

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The St. Martin Parish school district received a C rating in the District Performance Scores (DPS) released last week by the state Department of Education for the 2014-15 school session, falling from B in 2013-14.
The actual numerical score slipped from 85.7 in 2013-14 to 84.2 for 2014-15.



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The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.

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