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Repairs got complicated, but power restored in Morgan City

The work, 100 feet in the air and in the dark, took longer than expected, but repairs on a major Morgan City power line were complete and a citywide blackout ended by 5:40 a.m., Mayor Lee Dragna said. in a Facebook post Friday. The blackout began at midnight. Officials said...
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Katherine Cary Rochel Rentrop, affectionately known as Cary, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 91 on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Cary was born on October 5, 1930 in Patterson and was the third of six children born to the union of Howard and Margaret Rochel. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who enjoyed cooking, working in her yard, and family gatherings, especially Thanksgiving, which was hosted in the family home for over 50 years. Ms. Cary worked for years at Patterson State Bank, from which she retired many years ago. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile and her warm, charming personality. She will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate to have known her.

Morgan City police make arrest on meth charge

For the third day in a row, local authorities reported an arrest on a methamphetamine charge, this one by Morgan City police. Interim Police Chief Mark Griffin Jr. reported that over the last 24-hour period, the Morgan City Police Department responded to 36 calls for service and made these arrests:


Jesse Stroud Jr., 64, a native of Houston and resident of Troy, New York and Patterson, died Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Ochsner Baptist. He is survived by siblings, Ara Butler of Alexandria, Virginia, Micheal Calias of Houston, Brenda Williams and Tina Stroud, both of Patterson, and Shannon Stroud of Troy, New York; and a host of other relatives.

Locally heavy rain possible again Saturday

Rain diminished in the area, but storms are along the coast. Heaviest rain is near Morgan City moving East. Keep umbrella handy this evening just in case. Lows drop into the low to upper 70s. Highs Saturday will be near 90. There is a lot of tropical moisture in the air. As we heat up, some rain and storms will fire up. Locally heavy rain is possible. Highs Sunday will be near 90 to the low 90s. There will be some storms around, but not as much activity as Saturday. Rain chances are lower Monday for the Fourth of July. Highs will be in the low 90s. There will still be a few storms around during the hot time of the day.

A Federal Court in Louisiana Has Sentenced a Georgia Man to 12 Years in Prison in Connection with Trafficking Methamphetamine

A Federal Court in Louisiana Has Sentenced a Georgia Man to 12 Years in Prison in Connection with Trafficking Methamphetamine. Louisiana – On June 29, 2022, Jonathan Johnson, age 32, a resident of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced in a Federal Court in Louisiana, by U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to one-hundred fifty months (12 years, 6 months) imprisonment, eight years of supervised release, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee after pleading guilty to a one-count indictment that charged him with possession with intent to distribute fifty grams or more of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A), announced U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

Agents arrest Thibodaux man for DWI on the water

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two subjects for allegedly operating or driving a vessel while intoxicated (DWI) on June 25 in St. Martin Parish. Agents arrested Orlando Terracina, 54, of Thibodaux, and Lester Boudreaux Jr., 45, of Sorrento, DWIs on the water. Agents made contact with...

CIS Leg & Vein Center

When you think of your cardiovascular system, you most likely think of your heart and your blood vessels. However, your cardiovascular system extends to the arms and legs as well, and includes veins as well as arteries. The Leg & Vein Center at Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) is...

PRIDE Month at Ochsner St. Mary

In honor of PRIDE month, Ochsner St. Mary employees were allowed to wear PRIDE/rainbow apparel to work to commemorate the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall Riots.

Life is Good on Main Street

What’s the recipe for a thriving main street program in Louisiana?. Thibodaux Main Street Executive Director Danielle Stein says it’s the intersection between an economic development program and historic preservation. These are the precise facets the team behind the organization has worked to emphasize within Historic Downtown Thibodaux...

What to know: Local fireworks rules and where to see the Fourth of July show in Thibodaux

Inflation, the COVID pandemic and Hurricane Ida have affected people's buying habits, but Blain Besson can count on selling out of fireworks every year. Besson has operated the World Class Fireworks tent in the Rouses parking lot along La. 1 in Thibodaux for five years. For the Independence Day celebration, he shows up on June 22, has his fireworks delivered three days later, and sells them through July 5. Sales always begin slowly, but by the weekend, the fireworks fly off the shelf.

Napoleonville man nabbed in state child pornography probe

A Napoleonville man has been arrested, accused of distributing child pornography, Assumption Parish sheriff's deputies said Friday. Deputies and state and federal agents picked up Tal Lee Gaudet, 32, after the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations investigated allegations he was sharing pornography involving children younger than 13, Sheriff Leland Falcon said in a statement Friday.


Edna Mae Brown-Mingo, 79, a native and resident of Morgan City, LA, died Friday, June 24, 2022 at Legacy Nursing & Rehabilitation of Mor-gan City. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until services at 11 a.m. at New Zorah Baptist Church 604 in Morgan City. Masks and social distancing required. Burial will follow in Morgan City Cemetery.

Louisiana man charged with multiple counts of Pornography Involving Juveniles

NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) – Tal Lee Gaudet, 32, of Napoleonville, remains behind bars after a recent investigation by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations and Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office. “Over a recent period of time, LBI agents developed information indicating that Tal Lee Gaudet was suspected of distributing child...

Landry-Laverne to wed

Ronnie Bailey Jr. and Skyla Laverne of Morgan City wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alyssa Danea Laverne, to Dylan Gabriel Landry, son of Jason Landry and Kelly Wiggins of Morgan City. The wedding will take place at 6 p.m. July 9 at Nico Bella in Morgan City.