FRANKLIN- A funeral service will be held Thursday for the Chitimacha tribal police officer killed in shootings that also wounded two sheriff's deputies and left another man dead. The service for Sgt. Rick Riggenbach is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Crossing Place Church in Franklin, followed by burial at a... more »
FRANKLIN - Chitimacha Police Chief Blaise Smith said the man accused of shooting three law enforcement officers and an elderly man, killing two, was arrested last week for disturbing the peace.
Smith also said 48-year-old Wilbert Thibodeaux was detained last Tuesday by the same officer he's now accused of... more »
FRANKLIN, La. - Authorities have found the body of the Jeanerette man reported missing last week.
Volunteers and family members were searching for Lynn Landry, 58, in St. Mary Parish when one of the volunteers spotted his body floating in Charenton Beach Lake.
Landry's family first reported him... more »
A man wanted in connection with a string of car burglaries in St. Mary Parish, is now behind bars.
Tilton Hebert, of Lockport, admitted to breaking into a car in a Wal-Mart parking lot, as well as breaking into a car at the Warren J. Harang Civic Center.
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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 »
St.Mary Parish Sheriff's investigators said a 20 month old child died after she was hit by a truck Saturday in Amelia.
Sheriff David Naquin said deputies were called to the accident scene on Village Lane.
The victim was transported to Teche Regional Hospital where she died from her... more »
St. Mary Parish deputies didn't have to go far to nab a suspect, as they arrested a Jeanerette man Tuesday while he conducted business at the parish courthouse.
44-year-old Joey Viltz was charged with making calls to 911 with no emergency. Deputies said while Viltz was in the courthouse... more »