The 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival king and queen are John Armato of Patterson and Anna Washburn of Berwick. They will preside over the Festival that will be held Thursday through Labor Day in downtown Morgan City. A variety of festivities are planned including free live music in Lawrence Park, amusement rides under the U.S. 90 Bridge and the annual Blessing of the Fleet which will be held in Berwick this year due to wharf work in Morgan City.

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John Armato and Anna Washburn were crowned the 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival King and Queen on Saturday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The crowning took place during the festival’s annual coronation court.
Upon receiving the National Coach of the Year award, Coach Kenneth Lockett turned his shining moment into a special honor for everyone who has ever touched his life in some special way.

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Fixing the state budget would be the first priority in office of both Scott Angelle and Jay Dardenne, Republican candidates for Louisiana governor.

The 80th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival king and queen are John Armato of Patterson and Anna Washburn of Berwick. They will preside over the Festival that will be held Thursday through Labor Day in downtown Morgan City. A variety of festivities are planned including free live music in Lawrence Park, amusement rides under the U.S. 90 Bridge and the annual Blessing of the Fleet which will be held in Berwick this year due to wharf work in Morgan City.

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Movie theater shooter's mental problems didn't stop gun buy

Satellite trucks from local and national news operations fill a corner of the Grand 16 Theater parking lot Saturday. The Thursday night shootings, which resulted in the deaths of two young women and the shooter, has drawn coverage around the world. The funerals for the two local victims will be Monday.
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LAFAYETTE (AP) — John Russell Houser was deeply troubled long before he shot 11 people in a movie theater in Louisiana, but decades of mental problems didn't keep him from buying the handgun he use

Business people 'Meet the Cooks' on eve of BBQ Bash

Craig Smith, a resident of St. Amant with the team named Hot Ash Smokers, begins preparation for his brisket this morning. This is Smith’s fourth year competing in the annual Bayou BBQ Bash. The cooks can begin cooking after meat inspection is complete, which began Friday morning.

\Local cooks and cooks from out of town gave attendees to Thursday evening’s Bayou BBQ Bash kickoff party the chance to sample some of the barbecue they’ll cook during Saturday’s competition.

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Andrew Decondris and Brenna Laubach
Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day King and Queen 2015
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Brenna Laubach and Andrew Decondris were presented as the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day King and Queen 2015 on Saturday during the adult coronation at the Morgan City Munic

Obituaries

Celestine Mouton, 75, a resident of Patterson, Louisiana, died at 9 a.m. Aug. 31, 2015, at her come in Patterson.

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