A law enforcement officer armed with a rifle covers the entrance to Amelia's Friendship Alley on Wednesday afternoon. Deputies and at least one Morgan City police officer responded to a report of shots fired.

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(Updated) Detectives investigate Wednesday firearm discharge in Amelia

Deputies, some armed with assault-style rifles, blocked Amelia’s Friendship Alley at Lake Palourde Road on Wednesday afternoon after receiving reports of shots being fired.

Bald eagles are among the St. Mary features that appear in state tourism promotional material online. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced a new slogan and branding campaign, Feed Your Soul, on Tuesday in Lafayette. The annual Eagle Expo, set for Feb. 24 ths year, is a chance to explore the Atchafalaya's bald eagle population, the largest in the nation.

The Mr. Charlie Rig Museum in Morgan City, the platform for which is shown below when it was still a working operation, is among the St. Mary attractions promoted by state tourism officials.

Feeding St. Mary's soul: Tourism initiatives may have impact here

Louisiana is telling potential tourists that the state can “Feed Your Soul.”

A band plays during the 2016 Rhythms on the River music series on Front Street in Morgan City next to the Atchafalaya River. The 2018 series will begin April 6 and continue each Friday night through June 1. Recent concerns had circulated on social media that the event might be canceled this year, but event organizers and city officials say the series will go on as scheduled. However, organizers agreed to move the music stage slightly to face more toward Railroad Avenue to address a noise complaint. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Rhythms on the River to go on as planned

The popular springtime Friday music series in Morgan City, Rhythms on the River, will go on as scheduled in 2018 with just a minor change to the stage location, organizers and officials said Tuesda



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