Bayou BBQ bash sizzles

More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Rain early on Saturday didn’t dampen the turnout or the cooks’ spirits during the Fifth Annual Bayou BBQ Bash held under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City.

(Updated) Officials clean ‘very small’ amount of mercury in Berwick

First responders from Berwick look at the point on the River Road levee, near Rose Street, where a chemical was found to be leaking Monday. Early and unconfirmed reports identified the substance as mercury.

The Berwick Police Department and Berwick Volunteer Fire Department blocked access Monday afternoon to the levee at Rose Street and River Road after officials found a small amount of mercury on the


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