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  • Inmate faces additional charges after trying to disarm officers

    November 8, 2017 11:17 AM

    MORGAN CITY- Patrol and correction officers responded to the Morgan City Jail in regards to a combative inmate. The inmate was identified as 26-year-old David Turner. Authorities said during the encounter Turner allegedly struck patrol and correction officers and tried to disarm two officers of their tasers. Turner... more »
  • Two teens arrested for shooting 4 people with BB guns

    September 25, 2017 9:43 AM

    MORGAN CITY- Officers from the Morgan City Police Department arrested two teens for shooting four victims with BB guns in Lakeside. Authorities responded to the area of Chestnut Drive where the shootings took place. At the scene, officers were given a description of a vehicle that had left the... more »
  • WATCH: Alligator walks through Louisiana cemetery Play Video

    June 15, 2017 10:40 AM

    MORGAN CITY – To many, it might seem like quintessential Louisiana, but for people in this bayou community, it signals trouble ahead: an alligator trotting through a cemetery in town. Video of the small alligator walking through the Morgan City Cemetery was posted on Twitter overnight. The woman who... more »
  • Police officer cited after crashing into Morgan City bar

    May 4, 2016 6:37 PM

    MORGAN CITY ( KATC-TV ) - New information and photos were released in a Friday night crash involving a police officer in Morgan City. A Patterson Police officer was cited with careless operation and placed on administrative after wrecking into three vehicles and a bar on 5th Street in... more »
  • Fire department responds to utility fire; power restored after outage

    May 2, 2016 2:15 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A fire at a electricity substation knocked out power to some customers Monday morning. The fire sparked when a transformer blew at the Onstead Street substation, the city posted on its Facebook page. The fire department extinguished the fire and utility crews were assessing the damage... more »
  • Two schools close as area deals with losses due to oil price free fall

    March 28, 2016 12:42 PM

    MORGAN CITY - An elementary school in this onetime oil rich St. Mary Parish city will close because of a significant loss in sales taxes. M.D. Shannon Elementary is one of two schools slated for closure recently. The other, J.A. Hernandez Elementary in Franklin, will also close its doors.... more »
  • Boom to bust: Crude oil costing families Play Video

    February 23, 2016 12:30 AM

    MORGAN CITY- Going to the gas pump isn't the pain it used to be. Many drivers are loving the cheaper prices, but dropping oil prices are placing a burden on residents in places like Morgan City that rely heavily on the oil and gas industry. Offshore workers are being laid... more »
  • Communities brace for possible Morganza spillway opening Play Video

    January 7, 2016 5:09 PM

    MORGANZA/PIERRE PART - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers could open the Morganza Spillway as early as Monday to ease the pressure on levees in the Baton Rouge area and points farther south. The decision to possibly open the spillway Monday came at a meeting Thursday in Morgan City. ... more »
  • 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 »

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