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

Breaux Bridge Citrus grower crossing his fingers

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The thermometer reached below 21 degrees, with low humidity and north winds on the night of Jan. 6, a Monday. People were concerned about their pets, water pipes, fruit trees and outside plants.

Breaux Bridge Police need help identifying theft suspects

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The Breaux Bridge Police Department needs assistance identifying two white females (Red shirt in first photo and blue shirt pushing buggy in second photo) who are associated with an alleged theft on Nov. 23, 2013, at Walmart in Breaux Bridge.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 8, 2014

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St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 8, 2014

Edward Henry, Robert Juneau, Andrew Pie, Earl Singleton

Henry, Edward
61
100 block of Mary Garrett
Baldwin, LA
THEFT $500-$999
50-ST MARTIN SHERIFF

Gov. Jindal announces paving project for the Atchafalaya River Highway

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Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Wednesday the state will resurface La. Highway 3177, the Atchafalaya River Highway, from Interstate 10 to the community of Butte La Rose.

Jindal made the announcement at a press conference at the Atchafalaya Basin Welcome Center on I-10 Wednesday afternoon.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 6, 2014

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Carolyn Allen, 48, Lafayette; unauthorized use of a movable. La. State Police (LSP)
Karice Bergeron, 42, St. Martinville; hold for arresting agency. St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO)
Dwan Borel, 48, Franklin; unauthorized use of a movable. (LSP)

LSP still looking into shooting of deputy’s husband

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Louisiana State Police are still investigating the Dec. 29 shooting death of 34-year-old Kendall Alexander by his wife, Crystal Alexander, 33, a deputy with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Department.

Meanwhile, the deputy is on administrative leave, according to SMSO Mag, Ginny Higgins.

St. John’s Restaurant moving near to St. Martinville's festival grounds?

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St. John’s Restaurant, the popular but cramped eatery in the 200 block of East Bridge St. owned by local cattleman Chip Durand, may spread its wings in 2014.

Durand wants to buy the old Talley Co. pecan warehouse at New Market and Hamilton streets, which is owned by the city.

Sonnier brother dies at Angola

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Eddie James Sonnier got sick while burning garbage at Louisiana State Penitentiary and died last month in the prison’s infirmary. He was buried at Angola the day after Christmas with nobody but fellow inmates to see him off.

Man dies in Breaux Bridge area fire

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Back-to-back fires on Saturday and Sunday nights had volunteer firemen, from surrounding communities, battling blazes that destroyed two homes and left one person dead.

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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.