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  • Children, pets discovered in dirty house during meth raid

    August 10, 2015 1:25 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Narcotics investigators with the Morgan City Police Department made several arrests after they executed a search warrant, finding malnourished pets and three children ranging in age from infant to three years of age in dirty conditions with drugs and drug paraphernalia present. A total of four... more »
  • St. Mary Parish deputies arrest man who escaped into bayou

    April 17, 2015 5:15 PM

    BAYOU BOEUF - A wanted man who managed to elude deputies in St. Mary Parish by jumping into Bayou Boeuf and swimming away was taken into custody Friday. Detectives say they found James Guerin hiding out in a storage building on Sixth Street in Morgan City. He was wanted... more »
  • Loose infant leads to marijuana arrest

    April 6, 2015 11:27 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Police arrested a Morgan City man after officers said they spotted him driving around with an unrestrained infant, then found marijuana in his vehicle. Police accused 22-year-old Jourdan Bartley of marijuana possession and having drugs around a minor after his arrest Friday night. Officers said... more »
  • Deputies find shake-and-bake meth lab

    March 27, 2015 2:42 PM

    BAYOU L'OURSE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Morgan City man this week after they said they found a hidden meth lab in a bucket at the man's Assumption Parish home. Sheriff Mike Waguespack said narcotics agents charged 49-year-old William Fontenot with creating a clandestine lab and possessing crystal meth,... more »
  • Man arrested for beating teenage girl's attacker Play Video

    September 1, 2014 10:58 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A man is arrested after he allegedly attempted to drown a 16-year-old near Lake End Park in St. Mary Parish. Morgan City Police Department say witnesses told them Dusty Rineheart of Plaquemine, 31, attacked Max Cordova of Morgan City, 39, after he saw Cordova holding the... more »
  • Morgan City traffic stop leads to 2 meth arrests

    June 5, 2014 10:54 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Deputies in St. Mary Parish said they arrested two people charged with possession of methamphetamine and other narcotics early on Thursday morning. Law enforcement said a patrolling deputy made a traffic stop shortly after 1:00 a.m. when a vehicle, driven by Virginia Raphiel, 34, of Robline... more »
  • Coroner: Morgan City chief's death a suicide

    February 3, 2014 5:30 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. - The fatal shooting of the Morgan City, La., police chief at a Biloxi casino hotel has been ruled a suicide. Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove tells The Sun-Herald Monday that 46-year-old Travis Anthony Crouch died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Crouch had gone to Biloxi... more »
  • Morgan City Police Chief death

    February 1, 2014 2:12 PM

    MORGAN CITY - The Morgan City Police Department says police chief Police Chief Travis A. Crouch has died. Officials say the death was unexpected. Assistant Police Chief Michael Banks will fill in as acting Police Chief for now. Crouch was named Police Chief last year and has... more »
  • Drug arrests made in hotel investigation

    December 6, 2013 12:25 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Three people were arrested Thursday in Morgan City after deputies witnessed a drug transaction outside of a hotel. Detectives with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said 23-year-old Eric Charles of Morgan City sold a bag of marijuana to Jovon Johnson, 30, also of Morgan City.... more »
  • Two arrested in assault of dead man check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 5, 2013 6:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police arrested two men they said assaulted Willie Francis, 23, of Bayou Vista a few days before he was found shot to death. Joshua Donnel Robertson and Taj Broussard are not linked to the murder, but investigators have not ruled them out. Morgan City Police... more »
  • Watches discontinued as Tropical Storm Karen nears

    October 5, 2013 4:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Forecasters have discontinued tropical storm watches across the Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Karen slowly approaches. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that it had discontinued the watches Saturday afternoon, leaving only part of the Louisiana coast line under a tropical storm warning. That area... more »
  • Central runs by Morgan City check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 13, 2013 11:19 PM

    CENTRAL - The Wildcats' quarterback Jarrad Hayes had another big night, scoring early and often against Morgan City to win 51-7. The Cats improved to 2-0 on the year and are now averaging 53 points per game after also putting up 55 points last week vs Istrouma. more »
  • Man accused of trying to pay for carnival game with pot

    August 30, 2013 11:47 AM

    MORGAN CITY - A 25-year-old Morgan City man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to pay to play a carnival game with marijuana. KATC TV reported the incident allegedly took place Thursday at the Shrimp and Petroleum Festival fairgrounds in Morgan City. Police say Antonio Marcus Campbell approached... more »
  • Man arrested for wildlife vandalism

    August 5, 2013 11:43 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say an 18-year-old Morgan City man has been arrested for his alleged role in vandalizing equipment on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. Authorities say Aaron LeCompte turned himself into St. Mary Parish deputies Friday and was booked on two... more »
  • Arrest made in attempted robbery and shooting in Morgan City

    June 28, 2013 2:33 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A man accused in an attempted robbery and shooting in Morgan City is now behind bars. It happened on Friday, June 14 around 2 a.m. outside of a lounge on Highway 182 in Amelia. Police say 22 year-old Paul Charles and two other men approached... more »
  • Building destroyed, RVs flipped during strong storms

    May 22, 2013 3:02 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Police in Morgan City said strong storms and a possible tornado damaged businesses and RVs this afternoon. Police said they received several reports of strong winds and hail starting around noon, along with tornado reports. They responded to several complaints of downed trees and power lines,... more »
  • Person of interest sought in Morgan City shooting

    May 21, 2013 8:39 AM

    MORGAN CITY - Police are calling on the public to help track down a suspect wanted in a deadly shooting Monday night. Officers responded to a call of shots fired at the corner of Garber St. and Federal Ave. shortly after 11 p.m. When they arrived, police say... more »
  • Morgan City man arrested after baby hospitalized

    May 14, 2013 9:01 AM

    MORGAN CITY- St. Mary Parish authorities say an 18-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of second-degree cruelty to juveniles after his infant son was found to have suffered brain damage. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Gregory Parker of Morgan City was arrested Monday. Deputies reported receiving... more »
  • Teen fires shots into car, arrested

    March 21, 2013 8:22 AM

    AMELIA, La. - A man accused of shooting at a vehicle earlier this month is in custody in St. Mary Parish. Deputies arrested 18-year-old Christopher Singleton at his home Wednesday following a three-week investigation. Authorities in Morgan City received a complaint on March 1 about someone firing several... more »
  • Law enforcement community mourns slain officer check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 31, 2013 1:48 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Law enforcement agencies from across the state gathered with people in Morgan City today to lay an officer killed in the line of duty to rest. Funeral services for Sgt. Rick Riggenbach with the Chitimacha Police Department were scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Crossing... more »
  • Bad weather closes school for St. Mary Parish

    January 8, 2013 6:03 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Heavy rain and flood watches prompted a coastal school district to cancel classes tomorrow. The St. Mary Parish School Board announced on their website this evening that they would cancel Wednesday classes, due to the bad weather. Most of southern Louisiana is under a flash... more »
  • Morgan City loses power, again

    July 3, 2012 5:40 PM

    MORGAN CITY- People in this South Louisiana city are sweating again after another power failure. A week ago, a transformer exploded leaving virtually everyone on the city power grid in the dark. Since then, crews have been working to install a new transformer and power has been supplied from... more »
  • 'Normal' power supply could be online Monday in Morgan City

    June 29, 2012 4:53 PM

    MORGAN CITY- Power operations could be "back to normal" by Monday. The Mayor told News2 Friday crews will work over the weekend to make the final connections to the new machinery put in place after an explosion at the city's power supply. Power was knocked out for nearly 24... more »
  • Power restored to much of Morgan City check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2012 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After about 20 sweltering hours, the power is back on for most of Morgan City. Thousands of residents lost power after the town's only substation exploded and caught fire last night. The substation's transformer was damaged enough that it needed to be replaced, leaving the city... more »
  • Work continues to restore power in Morgan City check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 27, 2012 5:41 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Crews continued the long process of replacing a burned-out transformer in Morgan City that exploded last night, cutting power to most of the city. The ruined transformer was removed earlier this evening, and workers still have to move a new transformer in and connect it to... more »
  • Damage to Morgan City steam plant worse than initially thought

    June 27, 2012 11:11 AM

    MORGAN CITY - People without power in Morgan City after a steam plant exploded and caught fire last night will be without electricity a while longer. According to a release from the city, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is... more »
  • Many in Morgan City still without power

    June 26, 2012 7:07 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Many in Morgan City are still without power after an explosion at the municipal steam plant Tuesday evening. According to a release, damage to the plant is worse than initially thought. The new timetable for power restoration is late Wednesday afternon. St. Mary Parish has... more »
  • Building crumbling into swamp check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 14, 2012 11:00 PM

    MORGAN CITY- A nearly $4 million visitor's center, paid for with some of your money, won't open. Instead, it's crumbling into the swamp of South Louisiana. The Cajun Coast Visitor's and Convention Center was built to educate people about the state's culture. But during construction, something went wrong. ... more »
  • Tarzan returns to Morgan City jungle

    April 13, 2012 1:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The echoing cry of Tarzan, King of the Apes, will ring out this weekend in the coastal Louisiana oil town of Morgan City. The Tarzan Festival started with the declaration by Gov. Bobby Jindal of Friday as Tarzan Day in Louisiana. Author Edgar Rice Burroughs' tale of... more »
  • Corps: Worst of river flooding in Louisiana over

    June 22, 2011 2:03 PM

    MORGAN CITY - The Army Corps of Engineers says the worst of Louisiana's flooding is over, allowing the agency to remove an emergency operations center set up in Morgan City. Since April, Morgan City has been at the center of successful efforts to keep waters out of this river... more »
  • River nears crest in Morgan City

    May 31, 2011 12:44 PM

    MORGAN CITY - The National Weather Service says the swollen Atchafalaya River is nearing its crest in Morgan City, but it may have reached its highest point already. Meteorologist Tim Destri said the river stood at a level of 10.2 feet on Tuesday morning and was forecast to remain... more »
  • Morgan City's concerns about flooding diminish

    May 24, 2011 4:57 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Flooding isn't as bad as some first though it would be. That's because of many preventative measures that have been implemented to protect Morgan City and the surrounding communities have done their job. Mayor Tim Matte said Tuesday morning the barge that was sunk in... more »
  • Long-feared flood rolls toward La. bayou country

    May 19, 2011 2:20 AM

    AMELIA- The oil-and-seafood hub of Morgan City has been hit by one disaster after another, from hurricanes to the BP oil spill. The latest trouble involves a deluge of water that was diverted from the Mississippi River and is headed toward the town of about 12,000 people. The Army Corps... more »
  • Homeowners preparing for high water in Gibson

    May 17, 2011 3:24 PM

    GIBSON - Prisoners helped fill truckloads of sandbags this morning for residents in Gibson, east of Morgan City, as residents tried to protect their homes from expected flooding. Property owners picked up dozens of sandbags at a station where inmates from the parish jail filled them 50 at a... more »
  • Four barges sunk to protect Morgan City from flooding

    May 16, 2011 3:39 PM

    AMELIA - Gov. Bobby Jindal watched this afternoon as workers sank a barge into the Atchafalaya River at Bayou Chene to help prevent back flooding in that area. Jindal was touring flood preparation measures around the Morgan City area, one of the bigger towns in the path of floodwaters... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish getting help from Plaquemines Parish

    May 14, 2011 5:37 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Flood-fighting efforts in Terrebonne Parish are getting some help from eastern Louisiana. The parish has accepted an offer of assistance from Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, according to his office. The parish was sent trailers with flood tubes, pumps and generators, as well as several... more »
  • Hospitals, nursing homes brace for possible flooding

    May 11, 2011 4:44 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Hospitals and nursing homes in 17 parishes have submitted emergency plans with the state in case an evacuation is ordered due to rising water from the Mississippi River. In Morgan City, workers spent the day filling Hesco baskets with dirt. Governor Jindal said during an afternoon... more »
  • Corps to move forward on Bayou Chene barge project

    May 9, 2011 10:12 PM

    BAYOU CHENE- It's a race against time to get the barge into Bayou Chene. Officials in the area say they've needed to sink the barge for years, but with flood waters looming, now is as good a time as any. The permit to start the project came down on... more »
  • Pierre Part keeping an eye on spillway

    May 5, 2011 9:57 PM

    PIERRE PART- In Pierre Part, people are already taking precautions. "It rises pretty quickly when it starts, you know, then when people are in trouble and their homes are only a couple inches from going under water, there's really nothing you can do," said Kenneth St. Germain. St.... more »
  • Morgan City preps for flood waters

    May 3, 2011 10:08 PM

    MORGAN CITY- People in Morgan City want the river to stay out of homes and businesses. The plan to keep the city safe is shutting the flood gates and keep out the 9 ½ foot rise. Mayor Tim Matte will start closing the gates this week. And by mid May,... more »
  • Three arrested for trying to get deceased father's car

    January 4, 2011 11:29 AM

    MORGAN CITY- Three siblings are under arrest for filing a fake records of ownership, for a vehicle owned by their deceased father. John Bogen Jr., 39, of Thibodaux (not pictured); Shermera Bogen, 33, of Morgan City; and Alfred Bogen, 36, of Morgan City, were arrested and charged for filing... more »
  • Man from Morgan City killed in St. Landry crash

    December 6, 2010 11:43 AM

    OPELOUSAS- A man from Morgan City was killed on I-49 in St. Landry Parish Sunday. Lee Metz, 58, was headed South when he cross the median and hit a truck head-on. He was killed. The driver of the truck survived; taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. more »
  • 3 Morgan City men arrested in Houma car break-ins

    October 9, 2010 2:48 PM

    Three Morgan City men have been charged in a string of vehicle burglaries that took place around Houma on Oct. 2. The Courier reported the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 19-year-old Michael Francois Jr., 21-year-old Broderick Junifer, 21, and 18-year-old Chaz Collins. Each was booked with seven counts of simple... more »
  • Iraqi sailors train on patrol boats in Morgan City

    September 24, 2010 6:45 PM

    Dozens of Iraqi sailors are in Louisiana training on patrol boats built in Morgan City, but they’re learning more than just sailing. The Iraqi government purchased 15 patrol boats that will be built at Swiftships Shipyard in Morgan City. At least five groups of Iraqi sailors will spend 90 days... more »
  • La. Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

    September 2, 2010 7:51 AM

    The Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival kicks off tonight in Morgan City, La. Queen Ashley Bahry and Franciso Sterling stopped by 2une In with a special invitation to the annual Labor Day weekend event. The festival will be held September 2-6, 2010 in downtown Morgan City, La. more »
  • Man pushes deputy, takes off running

    August 30, 2010 11:53 AM

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested a 30-year-old man for drugs, after he tried to run from officers. Kendall Frank was arrested in Bayou Vista Sunday night. Deputies say he was walking through yards on Pluto Street. When they tried to question Frank, he pushed a deputy and took off... more »
  • Bonnie hitting Fla., warning issued for Gulf coast

    July 23, 2010 10:46 AM

    A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Gulf coast as Bonnie begins moving over South Florida. The new tropical storm warning area extends from Destin, Fla., to Morgan City, La., and includes Lake Pontchartrain, north of New Orleans. The tropical storm has maximum sustained winds Friday... more »
  • Lightning sparks tank fire in Morgan City

    June 8, 2010 7:10 AM

    Lightning hit a 10,000 gallon tank containing a mixture of water and oil sparking a fire Monday at a Morgan City business. Sheriff's deputies said the fire broke out just before 2:30 p.m. at Phillip's Services in the 9700 block of Highway 87. Firefighters said the tank was... more »
  • Morgan City gearing up for oil

    May 13, 2010 4:47 PM

    St. Mary Parish Leaders and state leaders flew over oil slick in the Gulf and found it is inching closer to the parish. Many of the booms that have been deployed are not working. "We flew over raccoon island and some of the booms had been beached and... more »
  • Two arrested for drugs in Morgan City

    May 12, 2010 7:22 AM

    St. Mary Parish deputies arrested two men for possession of drugs. Andreas Jansen and Mark Webb face a variety of drug charges. Agents searched their home in Morgan City and allegedly found a large amount of marijuana, Loritabs, Xanax, two Legend drugs along with drug paraphernalia. Deputies also say they... more »
  • Second oil disaster in La. averted

    May 1, 2010 2:46 AM

    Louisiana avoided what would have been its second oil disaster in just more than a week. A rig known as an mobile inland drilling unit tipped over Friday afternoon in the Charenton navigational canal south of U.S. Highway 90 near Morgan City. The U.S. Coast Guard responded, deploying containment... more »
  • Mother arrested for taking nude photographs of children

    February 22, 2010 5:19 PM

    A woman was arrested after her cell phone was found to contain inappropriate images of her naked children. 21-year-old Ciara Wiliams, Morgan City, was arrested after someone found her cell phone on the ground at a local business. The person said he looked through some of the information in the... more »
  • Mardi Gras parade schedules

    February 16, 2010 5:27 AM

    Baton Rouge Running of the Beauregard Bull, Noon - Old Governor's Mansion New Roads Community Center Carnival Parade, 11 a.m. The New Roads Lions Carnival Parade, 1:30pm Orleans Zulu - uptown, 8:15 a.m. Rex - uptown, 10 a.m. Elks orleans - uptown - after Rex Crescent City - uptown -... more »
  • Morgan City company to build boats for Iraq

    October 2, 2009 9:19 PM

    Swiftships Shipbuilders in Morgan City won a $181 million contract to build nine patrol boats for Iraq's Navy, a deal that will create about 100 jobs. The boats will be constructed at the company's yard in Morgan City by September 2010. They're designed to operate in coastal waters out... more »
  • Morgan City shipbuilder gets contract to build Iraqi boats

    October 2, 2009 11:16 AM

    Morgan City-based Swiftships Shipbuilders LLC has been awarded a $181 million contract to build nine patrol boats for Iraq's Navy, a deal that will add about 100 additional workers. The boats will be constructed at the company's yard in Morgan City, and officials said it's the second most valuable... more »
  • Corps of Engineers wants input on coastal restoration plans

    September 25, 2009 7:41 AM

    The U.S.Army Corps of Engineers announced it will hold public meetings next week in Morgan City on Sept. 28 and Houma on Sept. 29 to get people's input on coastal restoration plans. At Morgan City, the corps will present its plans to stabilize the Gulf Shoreline at Point Au... more »

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