State Rep.-elect Beryl Amedee’s first focus upon taking office next week is preventing possible flooding in the area, she said Monday.
St. Mary Levee District Executive Director Tim Matte, left, speaks Monday during a special meeting to declare a state of emergency due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City Jan. 23. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a stakeholders meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium to discuss the possible opening of the Morganza Spillway. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
St. Mary Levee District officials declared a state of emergency Monday evening due to the projected 9.5-foot crest of the Atchafalaya River at Morgan City on Jan. 23.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for St. Mary Parish.
Chitimacha Police Chief Hal Hutchinson reported the following arrests:
A St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office deputy who was injured in a Dec. 27 shooting in Ashton has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home, according to the sheriff's office.
Staff Sgt. Chad Lawless of Swartz kisses his wife, Angela, and hugs his daughter, Lily, 4, and sons Luke, 2, and Levi, 6 months. Lawless met Levi for the first time at the welcome-home event in Monroe on Christmas Eve. More than 150 members of the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, 528th Engineer Battalion just completed a 10-month deployment to Kuwait, with additional missions to Jordan, Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. Army National Guard/1st Lt. Rebekah Malone
PINEVILLE – Christmas came a day early for the Louisiana National Guard’s 1023rd Engineer Company, as they arrived home to eager friends and family at a welcome-home event at the Monroe Regional Ai