Ike is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow morning, and current forecasts place the storm's landfall around Corpus Christi, Texas on Saturday morning. Current maximum sustained winds are at 80 mph, and Ike is moving west/northwest at 13 mph. It's expected to continue on that track for the next couple of days, and then turn to the west once it reaches the central Gulf of Mexico. The storm is also expected to intensify once it hits the Gulf and to regain major hurricane status.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.