A training trailer was used at Louisiana State University Eunice during a fire fighting skills session titled Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Below, Lt. Christian Wiggins of the Franklin Fire Department participated in the session. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

About 100 Louisiana firefighters spent three days at LSU Eunice learning skills from leadership to a fire fighting tactic that one of the state’s top trainers calls controversial. Dave Casey, director of the LSU Carrol Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute in Baton Rouge, said training was for first-line supervisors.

Lawrence L. Blackburn

Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a 37-year-old Morgan City man wanted on a Lafayette Police first-degree murder warrant, according to a Morgan City Police news release.

A training trailer was used at Louisiana State University Eunice during a fire fighting skills session titled Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Below, Lt. Christian Wiggins of the Franklin Fire Department participated in the session. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

Lawrence L. Blackburn

New technology gives data on Atchafalaya, weather

Darren Wright, physical oceanographic real-time system program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, speaks Monday about the two new stations recently installed in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel.
(The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)
Darren Wright, Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System program manager for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, speaks Monday about the two new real-time stations recently installed in the Atchafalaya River Bar Channel. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

As of Monday, mariners now have access to more real-time weather and waterway information in the Atchafalaya River to assist them in their navigation efforts and decision making.

Historic hotel burns, 17 lose their homes

The former Peck’s Hotel at 905 Main St. was fully involved when the photo above was captured at 6:30 p.m., Monday. Below, Assistant Franklin Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth, left, is on scene to inspect the damages. Donations of clothing and household goods for the 17 people left homeless can be dropped off at the fire station on First Street, the Emergency Aid Center on Commercial Street or in collection boxes located at Capital One Bank on Northwest Boulevard.

Seventeen people are homeless this morning after a fire destroyed the historic Peck’s Hotel on Main Street in Franklin Monday night.

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