Employee found in freezer of Louisiana fast food outlet; police calling it ‘suspicious’May 12, 2023 GMT
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Police in Louisiana are investigating the death of a fast-food restaurant employee whose body was found in the restaurant’s freezer.
Police in New Iberia told local news outlets the body was found around 6:30 p.m.
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Lucille Babineaux, late Louisiana governor’s mom, diesSeptember 19, 2022 GMT
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Lucille Fremin Babineaux, matriarch of a large family that included Louisiana's first female governor, died Monday, two weeks before what would have been her 103rd birthday.
Man drove 330 miles to set off pipe bombs at ex-employerAugust 18, 2022 GMT
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An Alabama man who drove 330 miles (530 kilometers) to set off pipe bombs at a company where he had worked was sentenced Thursday to 19 months in prison.
Furmon Earl Bozeman, 61, of Gulf Shores, was sentenced Thursday for transporting destructive devices in January, U.S.
Louisiana aviation company plans $2.5M expansionJuly 21, 2022 GMT
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana company that specializes in painting commercial aircraft plans to spend $2.5 million to expand its services and, in the process, create 100 new jobs, state officials said Thursday.
Books Along the Teche Literary Festival back for sixth yearMarch 31, 2022 GMT
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Reading takes the spotlight this weekend when The Books Along the Teche Literary Festival returns for its sixth annual run.
The event kicks off Friday and continue through Sunday afternoon, predominantly in New Iberia's historic district.
2 Louisiana women sue over fatal salt mine collapseJanuary 14, 2022 GMT
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Two women have sued the operator of a Louisiana salt mine where a roof collapse killed their husbands a year ago.
Joint funeral set for Louisiana siblings killed in crashJanuary 2, 2022 GMT
JEANERETTE, La. (AP) — A joint funeral service has been scheduled for three Louisiana siblings killed in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 49 just days before Christmas.
Kamryn Simmons, 15; Christopher Simmons, 17; and Lindy Simmons, 20 will be laid to rest at noon on Tuesday during a service at Our Savior's Church in New Iberia.
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Document reports monkey deaths at Louisiana research centerSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Five dehydrated baby monkeys died or were euthanized in July at a University of Louisiana research center, according to a federal inspection report made public this week.
Four of the rhesus macaques became dehydrated after a water pressure regulator malfunctioned July 20 at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's New Iberia Research Center, according to the Aug.
Louisiana releases rehabbed oiled birds found after IdaSeptember 19, 2021 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Two birds captured after they were found oiled at a Louisiana refinery following Hurricane Ida have been rehabilitated and released back into the wild, state wildlife officials said.
Authorities ‘following every lead’ into Black teen’s deathNovember 14, 2020 GMT
NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff said Saturday that his office is “working hard to ensure no stone is left unturned” in determining what led to the death of a Black 15-year-old whose disappearance sparked speculation about racial crime...
Free hepatitis C screenings at 10 Louisiana Walmart storesDecember 10, 2019 GMT
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana broadens its efforts to combat hepatitis C in hopes of largely eliminating the deadly viral infection, the health department announced Tuesday that 10 Walmart locations around the state will offer free screenings for the infectious, liver-damaging disease...
US tourist helps stop thief who tried to steal Magna CartaOctober 27, 2018 GMT
LONDON (AP) — An American tourist from Louisiana helped stop a hammer-wielding thief who unsuccessfully tried to steal the Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral, working in tandem with a church employee to prevent the man from escaping...
Arthur “Man” JosephMay 5, 2018 GMT
Funeral services for Mr. Arthur Edward “Man” Joseph, 88, will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 175 W. Ambassador LeMelle Drive, New Iberia. Father Thomas Vu will officiate the services.
At Calvary: ‘Lift Every Voice’May 5, 2018 GMT
Jocelyn Young began tapping at the keys just after 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Above her, the light shone through the soft pastels of a stained glass window, falling gently on the sanctified walls of Mt.
Mona DoreMarch 18, 2018 GMT
A Mass of Christian Burial were celebrated at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Mona Bonin Dore, 67, who passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018 in Erath.
Ethan NeisserMarch 18, 2018 GMT
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at St. Marcellus Catholic Church in Rynella for Ethan M. Neisser, 15, who died as a result of a car accident on Thursday, March 15, 2018 in New Iberia.
Honoring Escuriex: deserving accoladesMarch 18, 2018 GMT
A local state legislator thinks as highly of Ray Escuriex Sr. as does The Daily Iberian, which was proved Thursday afternoon when we honored Escuriex as 2017 Citizen of the Year.
The 86-year-old Escuriex was oh-so proud when Daily Iberian Publisher Christina Pierce talked about his accomplishments and life as an active above-and-beyond member of this community, a volunteer who still makes every effort to help.
Festival of Live OaksMarch 18, 2018 GMT
Despite dreary weather Saturday, more than 400 people turned out to New Iberia City Park for the city’s annual Festival of Live Oaks.
There were games, music and barbecue all underneath the park’s beautiful oak trees that give the festival its namesake.
Celebrating the greenMarch 18, 2018 GMT
Fir Màirseàil Nua Iberia kicked off St. Patrick’s Day festivities last weekend the water was turned green in the fountain in front of City Hall.
This weekend, however, all of downtown Main Street was turned green as the group marched for a good cause with The Berry Queens.
2 NISH students die in wreckMarch 17, 2018 GMT
Students and faculty at New Iberia Senior High School are mourning the loss of two students who died Thursday morning in a car crash just blocks away from school, according to the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Infant Thei Jashard Washington Jr.March 17, 2018 GMT
A Homegoing service will be held for Thei Jashard Washington Jr. an infant at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at Fletcher Funeral Home with Rev. B. K. Stevens, officiating.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Friday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m.
Three blood drives set for New IberiaMarch 10, 2018 GMT
United Blood Services is holding three blood drives in New Iberia in the next week as part of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. The first blood drive will be held at the Walmart on Admiral Doyle Drive today between 2:30-6 p.m.
Third homicide in cityMarch 3, 2018 GMT
The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man believed to be involved in the shooting death of a New Iberia man who was shot Thursday evening.
IPSO spokesman Maj. Wendell Raborn said deputies responded to the St.
Vote now for our Main StreetMarch 3, 2018 GMT
The city of New Iberia is entering into a national competition recognizing the best Main Streets in Åmerica, and needs local support to win.
Independent We Stand, a national small business movement, kicked off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes.
Sumrall finishes first Elite with 17-14February 12, 2018 GMT
ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. — New Iberian Caleb Sumrall’s debut on the Bassmaster Elite Series circuit ended Friday, the second day of the opener of 2018.
Sumrall, 30, missed the cut in the 110-angler field for the semifinal round Saturday at nearby Lake Martin.
Solomon House plans fundraiserFebruary 8, 2018 GMT
Solomon House has scheduled its latest fundraising effort just in time for Lent.
The New Iberia-based food pantry and social support organization, which is an outreach mission of Episcopal Church of the Epiphany, recently announced its “Forty Days of Fasting” fundraiser.
Carl JeskeFebruary 4, 2018 GMT
A native of Ferguson, Missouri and resident of New Iberia, Carl Burdette Jeske, age 86, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Amelia Manor in Lafayette.
Flu vaccine free for area residentsFebruary 1, 2018 GMT
Teche Area residents have an opportunity to receive flu vaccines at no cost to them.
The state Department of Health announced that free flu vaccines will be offered at more than 60 Parish Health Units across the state today.
Chad A. SeguraJanuary 30, 2018 GMT
LYDIA — Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Our Savior’s Church, 1201 E. Broussard Rd., Lafayette, 70508, for Chad A. Segura, who died suddenly at his family home on Thursday, Jan.
Egland has had lengthy love affair with HaitiJanuary 28, 2018 GMT
Haiti has been on the mind of Sandra Egland, a semi-retired polymath (a person whose expertise spans a high number of different subjects) in the West End, lately.
Years ago, Egland played a primary role in getting a historical marker for Félicité, the Haitian slave who nursed the stricken and ministered to the dying New Iberians during the yellow-fever epidemic of 1839.
NIPD blueprintJanuary 10, 2018 GMT
New Iberia’s first chief of police in more than a decade held his first neighborhood watch meeting Monday night in the library at Daspit Elementary School.
Todd D’Albor, the recently named chief of police for the new New Iberia Police Department, met with Acadian Acres Neighborhood Watch members Monday evening, stressing many of the themes he and New Iberia Mayor Freddie DeCourt have stressed in their efforts to recreate a city police department.
Glenda BatisteJanuary 10, 2018 GMT
Funeral services are pending for Glenda Batiste, the former Glenda Jones, 54, a resident of New Iberia, who died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at her residence.
Fletcher Funeral Home of New Iberia is in charge of arrangements.
Dolores M. BoninJanuary 5, 2018 GMT
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted for Dolores M. Bonin, 75, on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Fr. Bill Melancon as celebrant. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Tournament timeDecember 28, 2017 GMT
The week between Christmas and New Years’ has traditionally been basketball tournament time in the Teche Area as three major tournaments take place during this period.
In St. Martinville, the annual Holiday Shootout brings some of the state’s top teams to face some of the Teche Area’s best and this year is no different as New Iberia Senior High, Westgate, Jeanerette and host St.
Parade today salutes state champion CHSDecember 15, 2017 GMT
Catholic High School has scheduled a parade in honor of the school’s football program winning its first state championship since 1962.
The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. today on East Main St.
Outlining programDecember 15, 2017 GMT
Several Iberia Parish business owners learned about changes to an existing interest-free, disaster relief loan program Wednesday morning during a special presentation at the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce in downtown New Iberia.
Darlene M. GaspardDecember 14, 2017 GMT
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in New Iberia for Darlene M. Gaspard, 61, who passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at her home.
Gloria BroussardDecember 12, 2017 GMT
COTEAU — Funeral services will be conducted for Mrs. Harold Broussard, the former Gloria Chevalon, 83, on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church with Fr. Brian Harrington officiating.
Perry Lee HectorNovember 25, 2017 GMT
A Memorial service will be held for the late Perry Lee Hector at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at The Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in New Iberia, with Pastor Bradley Fulgence officiating.
Local man, 38, dies in wreckNovember 23, 2017 GMT
A fatal automobile crash took the life of a New Iberia man early Tuesday, according to Louisiana State Police Public Information Officer Brooks David.
The Iberia Parish Coroner’s Office pronounced Scott Ward, 38, dead at the scene of a single-vehicle crash at just before 9 a.m.
Henry Dauterive PorterNovember 23, 2017 GMT
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Mr. Henry Dauterive Porter, 96, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church with Fr. William Blanda officiating. Interment will follow at Beau Pré Memorial Park.
Ronald J. LasseigneNovember 16, 2017 GMT
Memorial Masonic services will be conducted for Mr. Ronald Joseph Lasseigne, 79, at 2 p.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Evangeline Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date.
Donita L. WhiteNovember 16, 2017 GMT
A Home-going celebration will be held for Donita Latreta White, 49, at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Randle Sr., Pastor, officiating.
She will await the resurrection in Zion Travelers Baptist Church Cemetery.
Jordon DelcambreNovember 13, 2017 GMT
Jordon Joseph Delcambre, 69, hairdresser and former resident of Delcambre, died Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Spring Hill, Tennessee.
Funeral Mass will be conducted Monday, November 13, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Mayor outlines progress on NIPDNovember 10, 2017 GMT
New Iberia Mayor Freddie DeCourt laid out an overview at Tuesday night’s New Iberia City Council meeting of the work his administration and the City Council is doing to create a New iberia Police Department in the coming months.
Budget moves for NIPD on agenda for City CouncilNovember 9, 2017 GMT
The New Iberia City Council will begin making some of the initial budgetary decisions providing for a New Iberia Police Department at today’s meeting.
Mayor Freddie DeCourt said he plans to hire a police chief and administrative staff fairly soon, with advertisements already going on for applications.
Irene “Rico/Frank” BartleyNovember 9, 2017 GMT
A Home-going celebration will be held for Mrs. Irene “Rico/Frank” Bartley, 49, the former Irene Shelton, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Allen Randall Sr.
Homecoming 2017November 4, 2017 GMT
New Iberia Senior High students and some graduates paraded under partly cloudy skies on a warm Thursday afternoon through downtown New Iberia during their annual homecoming parade, an event that was postponed a day earlier by the threat of inclement weather.
Tailgating with a causeNovember 2, 2017 GMT
How dads keep in touch with kids in college
The secret to tailgating is having friends that love to do it. When you find a group that gathers for the love of one another, food and fellowship — and happen to be good cooks, you’ve found a gold mine — especially a purple and gold one.
The test of timeOctober 30, 2017 GMT
What defines art and architecture as treasures?
While the application for New Iberia’s National Registry historic district is still being processed in Washington DC, visitors are coming into the Queen City thanks to The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art - Louisiana Chapter and Teche Area native son, Peter Patout.