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  • Tanker spews liquid nitrogen on La. highway Saturday morning

    October 1, 2016 10:22 AM

    JEANERETTE - Highway 90 closed Saturday morning south of New Iberia and north of Morgan City after a truck carrying liquid nitrogen spewed its load. The spill was in the area of Pepper Road. Both directions of the highway were closed shortly after sunrise. Service roads were also closed,... more »
  • Man in 'Beast Mode' steals $1,300 from Walmart register

    August 11, 2016 10:54 AM

    BAYOU VISTA - Investigators are looking to identify a man who broke into a St. Mary Parish Walmart cash register before making off with more than $1,300 in cash late last month. Deputies responded to the reported theft in Bayou Vista on July 28. Walmart employees said a man... more »
  • 1 arrested in illegal marijuana grow operation in Verdunville

    May 24, 2016 10:35 AM

    VERDUNVILLE - Sheriff’s deputies in St. Mary Parish say they arrested a man and disassembled an illegal marijuana grow operation over the weekend. 64-year-old Charles Adams, Jr., of Verdunville, was arrested Sunday night and booked on charges of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession... more »
  • Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel retires

    March 30, 2016 3:58 PM

    LOUISVILLE - Three-time Kentucky Derby winning jockey and Louisiana native Calvin Borel says he is retiring. According to The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., Borel informed his agent Larry Melancon that he is retiring effective immediately. Borel is the only jockey to win three Derbies in four years. The... more »
  • Deputies in St. Mary Parish warn of ongoing sweepstakes scam

    February 3, 2016 2:30 PM

    FRANKLIN - Sheriff’s deputies in St. Mary Parish say they’ve received reports of a sweepstakes scam taking advantage of the elderly via a series of official-looking documents sent out through the mail. Deputies say on Jan. 28 one older victim from the Franklin area said that during a phone... more »
  • Baldwin town employee accused of stealing more than $60,000

    January 11, 2016 2:16 PM

    BALDWIN - Sheriff’s deputies in St. Mary Parish say they arrested an employee of the Town of Baldwin after she was accused of stealing more than $60,000 and creating false public records in an attempt to cover her tracks. 40-year-old Natashia Lancelin was booked into the parish jail after... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy injured in Sunday shooting listed in stable condition

    December 28, 2015 2:49 PM

    BALDWIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office says a deputy injured in a shooting Sunday morning is listed in stable condition and still being treated at an area hospital Monday afternoon. Sheriff Mark Hebert expressed his thanks for the outpouring of concern and support for the deputy, who... more »
  • Sheriff's deputy shot responding to shooting that injured 1

    December 27, 2015 11:01 AM

    BALDWIN - Authorities say a south Louisiana sheriff's deputy was shot while responding to a shooting. State Master Trooper Brooks David says one man was arrested after the incident Sunday in Ashton, a St. Mary Parish community about 35 miles southeast of Lafayette. He says about 6:10 a.m., a caller... more »
  • St. Mary Parish has new crime-reporting method

    November 20, 2015 11:50 AM

    FRANKLIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has announced a new crime-reporting feature that allows citizens to upload photos, videos, audio recordings and other files involving potential crimes to the Sheriff's Office website. The Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday that those uploading the files have the... 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 »
  • Search suspended for man who escaped drug arrest by jumping into bayou

    April 16, 2015 5:04 PM

    BAYOU BOEUF - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish have suspended search efforts for a man who fled on foot into Bayou Boeuf during a narcotics investigation. Deputies began the search of the bayou in the early morning hours of Thursday, using their Marine Division's boats, radar and dive... more »
  • Celebrate Halloween a day early Play Video

    October 30, 2014 7:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Halloween isn't until Friday, but there are plenty of spooky celebrations scheduled tonight across the area. The Baton Rouge Police Department is hosting Boo with the Blue from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The event is family-friendly and will include a haunted house, food and games a costume contest.... more »
  • Body of Houma man recovered Intracoastal Waterway

    October 6, 2014 10:24 AM

    MORGAN CITY - The body of a Houma man has been recovered from the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Mary Parish. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck says agents found the body of 38-year-old Wallace Bailey Jr. around 6:30 a.m. Monday. Einck says Bailey and his father, 64-year-old... more »
  • School hosts active shooter training

    August 5, 2014 11:07 AM

    BALDWIN - Law enforcement and school administrators in St. Mary Parish attended a collaborative active shooter training and demonstration event last Thursday to better prepare for the possibility of a school shooting. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Regional Training Academy hosted the event at B.E. Boudreaux Middle School... more »
  • SMPSO hosts law enforcement tour for parish leaders

    June 26, 2014 4:18 PM

    FRANKLIN - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office opened their headquarters in Franklin last week to give 16 community leaders a look into the inner workings of parish law enforcement. Parish officials said the program, called Leadership St. Mary, is an effort by parish authorities to recruit, inform and... more »
  • Tip from off-duty deputy leads to meth lab bust

    June 25, 2014 12:19 PM

    BAYOU VISTA - An off-duty sheriff's deputy in St. Mary Parish helped bust an active meth lab after he reported suspicious activity at a Bayou Vista residence on Tuesday. The deputy said he saw Ryan Leblanc, 25, come out of his Park Place Lane home carrying a container that... more »
  • Three arrested, drugs and guns seized in raid

    June 13, 2014 1:56 PM

    PATTERSON - Detectives reported finding guns, drugs, and cash after a raid on a St. Mary Parish home earlier this week. Sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old Jonathan Henry, 28-year-old Ashley Marie Dowdy, and 38-year-old Benjamin Joseph Henry after the raid Thursday. Members of the Narcotics Division at St. Mary... more »
  • Three arrested for guns, heroin in Patterson

    June 13, 2014 8:03 AM

    PATTERSON - The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested three people after searching a home in Patterson. 32-year-old Jonathan Henry, 28-year-old Ashley Dowdy and 38-year-old Benjamin Henry were all arrested on possession charges. Benjamin Henry also faces weapons charges. During their search of the David Dr. home,... more »
  • DOTD announces closure of U.S. 90 for filming

    May 13, 2014 4:11 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Traffic officials announced that U.S. 90 over the Atchafalaya River in St. Mary Parish will be closed for a short time this week while crews film scenes for the movie "The Best in Me." The Department of Transportation and Development said the brief closures are necessary... more »
  • New Iberia man dies in fiery wreck

    May 11, 2014 1:37 PM

    MORGAN CITY - A New Iberia man died Saturday night after his vehicle ran off Louisiana Highway 318 in St. Mary Parish. Trooper First Class Stephen Hammons says the vehicle struck several trees and caught fire. Hammons says 65-year-old George Carter was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers are still... more »
  • St. Mary men arrested after chase, had kids in car

    May 2, 2014 11:00 AM

    AMELIA - Police on Tuesday night arrested two men after a brief chase on Highway 182. Law enforcement said they observed a speeding SUV run a red light then failed to pull over when a traffic stop was initiated. There was a brief chase as the vehicle raced towards... more »
  • 4 dead in bus crash involving high school baseball team

    February 15, 2014 1:14 PM

    CENTERVILLE - A school bus carrying the Lafayette High School baseball team crashed with a passenger car while on the way to a game Saturday afternoon. According to State Police all four deaths were in the passenger vehicle. There were minor injuries reported on the school bus, with one... more »
  • NEW INFO: inmates captured in Lafayette, details released about escape

    February 4, 2014 2:20 PM

    LAFAYETTE- Two men who escaped from jail in St. Mary Parish were found near some railroad tracks about 70 miles from where they sneaked to freedom. Christopher Horton and Joshua Folks were taken in to custody about 11 a.m. Tuesday. They'd been on the run since Sunday. Lafayette Police... more »
  • Escapees from St. Mary Parish caught

    February 4, 2014 12:11 PM

    CENTERVILLE - Sheriff's deputies said two people who escaped from custody in St. Mary Parish have been recaptured. Traci Landry with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that Christopher Horton and Joshua Folks were in custody. She said additional details would be released later in the day.... more »
  • Authorities searching for escaped inmates

    February 3, 2014 10:41 AM

    CENTERVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish released photos of two inmates they said escaped from parish custody in Centerville. A department spokesperson said Christopher Horton, 28, and Joshua Folks, 36, should be considered dangerous. They said Horton had been arrested for second degree murder and arson, while... 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 »
  • Teen girl arrested in St. Mary murder

    November 6, 2013 11:12 AM

    BERWICK - Authorities arrested a 15-year-old girl in the murder of Willie Francis, a man reported missing in St. Mary Parish before he was found shot to death last week. Deputies said a joint investigation involving St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office and the Berwick Police Department led to the... more »
  • Deputies shot in deadly attack receive new armor

    July 29, 2013 2:26 PM

    MORGAN CITY - Two sheriff's deputies injured in a shooting which killed a Chitimacha Police officer received new body armor recently. Safariland and Barney's Police Supplies presented the armor to St. Mary Parish sheriff's deputies Jason Javier and Matthew Strickland, who were both wounded in the January attack by... 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 »
  • Crash leads to arrest for Denham Springs man

    February 25, 2013 9:47 AM

    BAYOU VISTA - Deputies in St. Mary Parish arrested an accused drunk driver Sunday, after responding to a traffic accident. Authorities say 51-year-old Sameul Horseley rear-ended a vehicle while sitting at a light along Hwy. 90 near Southeast Blvd. Deputies later discovered an ice chest with an open... more »
  • Covington man arrested for second DWI

    February 15, 2013 9:11 AM

    GARDEN CITY, La. - Authorities in St. Mary Parish say a Covington man faces second offense DWI charges, after a deputy found him intoxicated in his vehicle. Sheriff Mark Hebert says the deputy spotted 56-year-old James Bourgeois sitting in a parking lot along Hwy. 182 just after midnight Friday.... more »
  • Sanity hearing requested in officer's death

    February 6, 2013 7:00 AM

    LAFAYETTE - An attorney for the 48-year-old Charenton man accused of killing a police officer and another man last month says he will seek to have his client examined by a two-doctor sanity commission. Public defender Craig Colwart says Wilbert Thibodeaux "exhibited bizarre behavior" before and after the Jan. 26... more »
  • Funeral arrangements released for slain officer

    January 28, 2013 4:12 PM

    CHARENTON - Authorities in St. Mary Parish released funeral details this afternoon for the police officer killed during a shootout this weekend. Investigators said Sgt. Rick Riggenbach, 52, with Chitimacha Police died during a confrontation Saturday with Wilbert Thibodeaux, who police said killed another man and set his mobile... more »
  • Slain officer hailed as "hero" after shootout

    January 28, 2013 10:15 AM

    CHARENTON - Authorities called a Chitimacha tribal officer killed by a gunman this weekend a "hero," saying he continued to try and save the lives of people in the line of fire before he died. State Police said 48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux shot and killed Sgt. Rick Riggenbach Saturday in... more »

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