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  • 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 »
  • Louisiana black bear hit, killed along US 90

    November 12, 2012 4:02 PM

    PATTERSON - A young female Louisiana black bear has been found dead along U.S. 90. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say she probably was hit by a vehicle early Monday as she tried to cross the highway. Black bears are federally protected as a threatened species The Daily... more »
  • 1 killed in St. Mary Parish crash

    October 29, 2012 10:12 AM

    FRANKLIN - State police say 34-year-old Franklin man died in a one-vehicle crash. The accident happened around 1:05 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 90 east of Franklin. Troopers say an 18 wheeler, fully loaded with sugar cane, ran off the highway into Hansen Canal. The driver, Roderick Preston, was pronounced... more »
  • Iberville, St. Mary parishes approved for FEMA aid

    September 7, 2012 6:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA has added Iberville and St. Mary parishes to the list of Louisiana parishes approved for individual assistance grants after Hurricane Isaac. State emergency officials announced the addition Friday. Eighteen parishes are now included in the program that allows residents and business owners to apply for grants... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of sex with juvenile

    November 15, 2011 11:11 AM

    FRANKLIN - Sheriff's deputies in St. Mary Parish arrested a 19-year-old this week in suspicion of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Deputies arrested John Labbe of Franklin on Monday. Sheriff Mark Hebert said investigators found Labbe had sex with a 14-year-old girl, and booked him into the parish... more »
  • St. Mary Parish celebrates bicentennial

    July 9, 2011 11:18 AM

    PATTERSON, La.- St. Mary Parish will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Saturday with a party at Kemper Williams Park in Patterson. The celebration includes entertainment, fireworks and a birthday cake. The parish was organized in 1811. The Daily Review reported the celebration is the first of two... more »
  • Sheriff tours St. Mary Parish flooding by air

    May 27, 2011 6:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in St. Mary Parish feel much better about their flooding outlook after taking an aerial tour today. News 2 flew with Sheriff David Naquin as he checked out water levels and backwater flooding along his stretch of the Atchafalaya River. Naquin said many campgrounds... 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 »
  • Police looking for man on dog fighting and drug charges

    February 22, 2011 12:34 PM

    The Morgan City Police Department needs your help finding a man wanted for dog fighting and other charges. Search warrants were executed at Irvian Singleton, Jr.'s home and place of business last week. He was not found. Detectives did find a facility and equipment used to train... more »
  • Two accused of sex acts with 13-year-old

    October 11, 2010 2:05 PM

    Two 18-year-old men were arrested this weekend by St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies in suspicion of performing sex acts on a 13-year-old girl. Ethan J. Falls and Joshua C. Driskill were questioned Friday about an incident reported on September 23. Falls was arrested at 10:22 a.m. and Driskill was... more »
  • Houma man killed in St. Mary Parish wreck

    September 20, 2010 9:41 AM

    State police say a 73-year-old Houma man died in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 90 west of Baldwin in St. Mary Parish. Troopers say David L. Leckelt was taken to Iberia Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Investigators say two cars were traveling eastbound on Highway 90 near... 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 »
  • Child killed; hit by teen driver

    August 23, 2010 11:31 AM

    A four-year-old child was killed Saturday, after being hit by a 16-year-old driver in Franklin. The accident happened Saturday around 6:48p.m. on Easy St. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department was still investigating Monday morning. Charges are pending. According to a statement released by Sheriff David Naquin, the four year... more »
  • Sixth worker pleads in fraud probe

    August 11, 2010 8:46 AM

    A sixth person has pleaded guilty in the federal government's ongoing investigation into disaster food stamp fraud. Dorothy Reedom, who had worked for the Department of Social Services' Office of Family Support in St. Mary Parish, pleaded guilty Monday to theft of public money, property or records. Reedom is one... more »
  • Body found in St. Mary Parish

    August 10, 2010 7:42 AM

    St. Mary Parish deputies have found the body of a missing Patterson man in the Charenton Canal. Glenn Lemoine was reported missing early Saturday morning. Sheriff Naquin says the body has been turned over to St. Mary Parish Coroners Office pending investigation and identification. No other information is available at... more »
  • Local governments: We want more say in oil cleanup

    July 29, 2010 5:13 AM

    Seven parish presidents and other local officials say the Coast Guard and BP are ignoring local and state authorities - and they want that to change. A statement by the leaders says state and local governments should be part of all decisions, planning and other work as cleanup and restoration... more »
  • Charenton man dies in single vehicle crash

    May 28, 2010 5:43 AM

    State police say 37-year-old Brian Edward Millet from Charenton died in single vehicle accident in St. Mary Parish. Troopers say Millet was westbound on La. Highway 326 late Thursday night when his vehicle ran of the road, struck a culvert and overturned. Investigators say Millet was not wearing a seatbelt... more »
  • Saints linebacker Coleman arrested at a casino

    May 26, 2010 9:52 AM

    Rookie New Orleans Saints linebacker and former LSU standout Harry Coleman was arrested after shoving someone out of the way at a casino. Chitimacha police say Coleman was leaving a tribal casino in St. Mary Parish early Sunday when someone, possibly a football fan, approached him. Police also say Coleman... 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 »
  • Drug arrest in St. Mary Parish

    May 7, 2010 7:21 AM

    Deputies in St. Mary Parish made a drug bust in Bayou Vista. Eduardo Garcia faces a variety of charges including possession of marijuana, cocaine, Xanax, and illegal possession of a gun. Narcotics agents searched his home where they allegedly found the drugs, an AK-47 Rifle, and cash. Garcia remains in... more »
  • Teenager arrested in car jacking shooting

    April 27, 2010 8:53 AM

    Houma police arrested a teenager involved in a shooting and carjacking of a father and his 12-year-old daughter. Investigators say Casey Carter and another gunman went on a crime spree in St. Mary and Assumption Parishes in January in a stolen truck. After trying to steal a car in... more »
  • Authorities looking for unregistered sex offenders

    March 29, 2010 10:47 AM

    Authorities in St. Mary Parish are looking for four sex offenders who have failed to register, or who have not notified authorities of a change of address. The four suspects are Jarvis Mack, Corey Graves, Brian Wesley, and Clay Guillory. If you have information on their whereabouts, you... more »
  • Pit bull owners to be regulated

    March 26, 2010 6:21 PM

    St. Mary Parish pit bull owners will have to follow new regulations to keep their dogs legal starting in July. The ordinance, approved by the council Wednesday night, makes it illegal to own a pit bull if you are under 21 and requires the dog to be micro-chipped and vaccinated.... more »
  • St. Mary parish passes pit bull ordinance

    March 26, 2010 12:51 PM

    St. Mary Parish passed an ordinance regulating the ownership of pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the parish earlier this week. The ordinance, which goes into effect July 1, has specific restrictions for pit bull owners. They must live at the same physical address at which the dogs... more »
  • Pit bull ordinance passes in St. Mary

    March 25, 2010 6:30 AM

    The St. Mary Parish Council has unanimously adopted an ordinance regulating the ownership of pit bulls in unincorporated areas of the parish. The strict measures, which go into effect July 1, levy several restrictions on owners of the dogs, including living at the same physical address at which the dogs... more »
  • Gun found at West St. Mary High School

    March 24, 2010 10:18 AM

    Authorities found an unloaded handgun in a student's locker at West St. Mary High School Wednesday morning. The initial investigation showed the gun was not stolen, and the owner is being traced. A 13-year-old was being held while authorities work to take action in juvenile court. Deputies say... more »
  • Public voices concern on gas storage

    March 10, 2010 7:29 AM

    Dozens of residents and salt miners spoke out against plans to build a natural gas storage facility in the Cote Blanche salt dome at a public hearing. Henry Gas Storage hopes to build four natural gas caverns in the dome and construct about 12 miles of new natural gas pipelines... more »
  • Animal cruelty investigation in St. Mary Parish

    February 26, 2010 9:49 AM

    The St. Mary Sheriff's Office is currently investigating an animal cruelty case. According to deputies, approximately 180 to 200 head of livestock, including horses and cattle have been neglected. Deputies say several dead animals were found, and many have been neglected as far as feeding, medical, and general care. The... more »
  • Gas storage project faces opposition

    February 15, 2010 10:45 AM

    An environmental group wants to stop a natural gas storage project in St. Mary Parish. The Louisiana Environmental Action Network asked the state Department of Environmental Quality to deny a permit for the Henry Gas Storage plan. The report from LEAN says the plans to store the gas in the... more »
  • Gas storage hearing set

    February 1, 2010 6:10 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will host a public hearing on March 9 about a proposal to store natural gas in the Cote Blanche salt dome in St. Mary Parish. Henry Gas Storage is moving through the permit process necessary to construct four caverns in the dome. Each cavern... more »
  • Three arrested in St.Mary Parish drug raid

    September 29, 2009 7:30 AM

    Three people were arrested Monday night on various drug charges, after agents raided a house on Venus St. in Bayou Vista and found a large amount of marijuana, other drugs and drug paraphernalia,including a scale. 45-year old Ruth Edwards and 39-year old Paul Annaloro of Bayou Vista were charged... more »

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