Duval Arthur shows video Wednesday of a 2016 18-wheeler fire in Montreal during a Driver Responsibility Tabletop Exercise held at the Port of Morgan City’s Government Emergency Operations Center. The exercise was designed to prepare first responders and trucking companies for how to respond to a potential environmental hazard. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Exercise preps responders, trucking companies for potential spill

Local first responders and truck industry officials prepared how to properly respond to a diesel spill Wednesday during a training exercise in Morgan City.

Patterson Financial Consultant Pam Washington speaks during Tuesday's special city council meeting. She and City Accountant Reginald Weary proposed recommendations, which the council approved, to deal with declining revenues in the city. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Patterson council OKs plan to scrutinize purchases

The city council voted Tuesday to immediately implement procedures to rein in operating costs for the less than three months left in Patterson’s fiscal year, and then plans to lay off nine workers



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