St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported the following arrests:
Franklin is in the process of testing all the fire hydrants in preparation for the fire insurance rating.
Members of the St. Mary Parish Council handled business quickly Wednesday when they met in regular session in Franklin.
Catherine Siracusa, St. Mary Parish black bear conflict officer, demonstrates a bear-resistant garbage can retrofitted with the hardware shown below. Materials for the simple latches, obtained from any local hardware store, cost about $45. A YouTube video by Roanoke Valley Television shows how to install the latches.
(The Daily Review Photo by Diane Miller Fears)
St. Mary Parish residents wanting a bear-resistant trash can now have a solution — retrofitting their current cans with a locking mechanism.