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  • Man arrested in connection with 9 vehicle burglaries in Morgan City

    Man arrested in connection with 9 vehicle burglaries in Morgan City

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 11:50 AM EST2018-02-21 16:50:07 GMT
    Courtesy of Morgan City Police DepartmentCourtesy of Morgan City Police Department

    Morgan City Police Department Detectives have arrested a man in connection with a number of vehicle burglaries in the Morgan City area.

    Morgan City Police Department Detectives have arrested a man in connection with a number of vehicle burglaries in the Morgan City area.

  • Bayou Vista firefighters battle house fire Tuesday night

    Bayou Vista firefighters battle house fire Tuesday night

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-02-21 05:16:45 GMT
    St. Mary Parish sheriff's OfficeSt. Mary Parish sheriff's Office

    The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says that the Bayou Vista Volunteer firefighters battled a house fire on Teche Road Tuesday night.  

    The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office says that the Bayou Vista Volunteer firefighters battled a house fire on Teche Road Tuesday night.  

  • Police chase ends in Franklin after car runs out of gas

    Police chase ends in Franklin after car runs out of gas

    Tuesday, February 20 2018 1:18 PM EST2018-02-20 18:18:09 GMT
    Maurice RhineMaurice Rhine

    After leading police on a high-speed chase Friday night, a 28-year-old Jeanerette man was apprehended when he ran our of gas, said police.  

    After leading police on a high-speed chase Friday night, a 28-year-old Jeanerette man was apprehended when he ran our of gas, said police.  

  • Child arrested, accused of lying about gun at Raintree Elementary

    Child arrested, accused of lying about gun at Raintree Elementary

    Friday, February 16 2018 3:15 PM EST2018-02-16 20:15:37 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested an 11-year-old today and accused him of lying about a gun on campus at Raintree Elementary. Deputies were called to the school at 9 a.m. Friday, after a teacher received a report that a student might have a gun on campus. Deputies detained the student involved and searched the school. No weapon was found.  Detectives did find evidence that the child intentionally made false statements about the gun. They arrested him and booked him wi...

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested an 11-year-old today and accused him of lying about a gun on campus at Raintree Elementary. Deputies were called to the school at 9 a.m. Friday, after a teacher received a report that a student might have a gun on campus. Deputies detained the student involved and searched the school. No weapon was found.  Detectives did find evidence that the child intentionally made false statements about the gun. They arrested him and booked him wi...

  • Missing runaway teen from Franklin found safe

    Missing runaway teen from Franklin found safe

    Friday, February 16 2018 10:24 AM EST2018-02-16 15:24:54 GMT
    Courtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's OfficeCourtesy of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

    UPDATE: St. Mary Parish deputies say that the missing runaway teen from Franklin has been found safe.

    UPDATE: St. Mary Parish deputies say that the missing runaway teen from Franklin has been found safe.

  • Contradictory stories between Baldwin Police and inmate's family

    Contradictory stories between Baldwin Police and inmate's family

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 11:25 PM EST2018-02-15 04:25:46 GMT

    After Monday's fire, the Baldwin Police Department is moving down the street until they street until they can repair their damaged facility. "Right now temporarily in the old fire department, but we're going to be moving back into the old police department," says Police Chief Harry Smith. Investigators say the fire started when inmate Edmond Ray Robertson, who was being held for shoplifting, lit himself on fire. Police Chief Smith wouldn't comment on the fire, citing the o...

    After Monday's fire, the Baldwin Police Department is moving down the street until they street until they can repair their damaged facility. "Right now temporarily in the old fire department, but we're going to be moving back into the old police department," says Police Chief Harry Smith. Investigators say the fire started when inmate Edmond Ray Robertson, who was being held for shoplifting, lit himself on fire. Police Chief Smith wouldn't comment on the fire, citing the o...

  • Inmate burned during Baldwin Police Department fire identified

    Inmate burned during Baldwin Police Department fire identified

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 2:47 PM EST2018-02-14 19:47:03 GMT
    Viewer Submitted PhotoViewer Submitted Photo

    The Baldwin Police Department has identified the inmate who was burned after a fire broke out at the department on Monday, February 13.

    The Baldwin Police Department has identified the inmate who was burned after a fire broke out at the department on Monday, February 13.

  • St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office announces new mobile app

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office announces new mobile app

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 2:45 PM EST2018-02-14 19:45:05 GMT
    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's OfficeSt. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

    Now you will be able to get information from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office on your mobile device through an app, according to Sheriff Scott Anslum. 

    Now you will be able to get information from the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office on your mobile device through an app, according to Sheriff Scott Anslum. 

  • Police: Woman arrested in racketeering scam at casino, 1 still wanted

    Police: Woman arrested in racketeering scam at casino, 1 still wanted

    Wednesday, February 14 2018 12:41 PM EST2018-02-14 17:41:49 GMT
    Randeisha JonesRandeisha Jones

    A 21-year-old Houma woman is accused of a check scam at a Chitimacha Tribal owned business in St. Mary Parish. 

    A 21-year-old Houma woman is accused of a check scam at a Chitimacha Tribal owned business in St. Mary Parish. 

  • Boil advisory lifted for Town of Baldwin

    Boil advisory lifted for Town of Baldwin

    Saturday, February 10 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-02-10 23:30:56 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The boil advisory previously issued for the Town of Baldwin has been lifted. 

    The boil advisory previously issued for the Town of Baldwin has been lifted. 

  • Some Baldwin residents still without water

    Some Baldwin residents still without water

    Thursday, February 8 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-02-09 01:12:55 GMT

    Two days after a main water line break, Baldwin says most people should still have water, but some say they're still waiting for it to return. 

    Two days after a main water line break, Baldwin says most people should still have water, but some say they're still waiting for it to return. 

  • Cypremort Point Mardi Gras cancelled

    Cypremort Point Mardi Gras cancelled

    Thursday, February 8 2018 7:40 PM EST2018-02-09 00:40:29 GMT
    The Cypremort Point Mardi Gras Parade has been cancelled.  "This decision was not an easy one to make. I know that many members and camp owners have invited friends and families to their camps and homes to celebrate the occasion. I also recognize the time and money that members have already spent on their floats and throws. I do not want to cause people any more burden and expense then have to possibly cancel it at the last minute on Saturday," a post on the krewe's Fa...
    The Cypremort Point Mardi Gras Parade has been cancelled.  "This decision was not an easy one to make. I know that many members and camp owners have invited friends and families to their camps and homes to celebrate the occasion. I also recognize the time and money that members have already spent on their floats and throws. I do not want to cause people any more burden and expense then have to possibly cancel it at the last minute on Saturday," a post on the krewe's Fa...
  • Raintree Elementary is back open tomorrow

    Raintree Elementary is back open tomorrow

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:59 PM EST2018-02-08 23:59:00 GMT
    The St. Mary Parish School BoardThe St. Mary Parish School Board
    Raintree Elementary will be open on Friday, Feb. 9. Students are expected to report at the normal time, and buses will run as scheduled, officials say. The school was closed this week for several days after a nearby water main broke. School will be back in session tomorrow. 
    Raintree Elementary will be open on Friday, Feb. 9. Students are expected to report at the normal time, and buses will run as scheduled, officials say. The school was closed this week for several days after a nearby water main broke. School will be back in session tomorrow. 
  • Franklin Volunteer Fire Department creates scholarship in honor of longtime member

    Franklin Volunteer Fire Department creates scholarship in honor of longtime member

    Thursday, February 8 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-02-08 23:26:33 GMT
    Photo Credit: Courtesy of MGN PhotoPhoto Credit: Courtesy of MGN Photo

    A scholarship fund has been created by the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department to honor the memory of long-time fire department member E. Louis Boudreaux. 

    A scholarship fund has been created by the Franklin Volunteer Fire Department to honor the memory of long-time fire department member E. Louis Boudreaux. 

  • Update on Baldwin water: Boil Advisory STILL IN EFFECT

    Update on Baldwin water: Boil Advisory STILL IN EFFECT

    Thursday, February 8 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-02-08 18:10:15 GMT

    Baldwin's boil advisory is still in effect. 

    Baldwin's boil advisory is still in effect. 

  • Baldwin water shut off again, Raintree Elementary closed

    Baldwin water shut off again, Raintree Elementary closed

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:47 PM EST2018-02-08 03:47:33 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Water Commission # 4 is shutting off the water supply to the Town of Baldwin due to the residual effects of the main waterline break. 

    Water Commission # 4 is shutting off the water supply to the Town of Baldwin due to the residual effects of the main waterline break. 

  • Town of Baldwin cancels Mardi Gras parade

    Town of Baldwin cancels Mardi Gras parade

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 8:31 PM EST2018-02-08 01:31:57 GMT

    The Town of Baldwin will not be holding their annual Mardi Gras Parade this year. 

    The Town of Baldwin will not be holding their annual Mardi Gras Parade this year. 

  • Raintree Elementary still closed because of water main break

    Raintree Elementary still closed because of water main break

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 5:41 PM EST2018-02-07 22:41:28 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE
    Raintree Elementary will remained closed on Thursday, February 8th as a result of an interruption to all water service by the City of Baldwin, a spokeswoman for the St. Landry Parish School System says.  As we reported this morning, a burst water main forced a boil advisory for the Town of Baldwin, as well as the closure of the school today. It's the only school affected, officials say. 
    Raintree Elementary will remained closed on Thursday, February 8th as a result of an interruption to all water service by the City of Baldwin, a spokeswoman for the St. Landry Parish School System says.  As we reported this morning, a burst water main forced a boil advisory for the Town of Baldwin, as well as the closure of the school today. It's the only school affected, officials say. 
  • Town of Baldwin issues boil water advisory; one school closure

    Town of Baldwin issues boil water advisory; one school closure

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:59 PM EST2018-02-07 03:59:01 GMT
    Image Courtesy MGN OnlineImage Courtesy MGN Online

    The Town of Baldwin is issuing a water boil advisory for the town after a shut down of the water system Tuesday afternoon. 

    The Town of Baldwin is issuing a water boil advisory for the town after a shut down of the water system Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Coast Guard rescues four from downed plane near Patterson

    Coast Guard rescues four from downed plane near Patterson

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-02-07 03:35:10 GMT
    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's OfficeSt. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office

    The Coast Guard reports that they rescued four people from the Atchafalaya River approximately 17 nautical miles south of Patterson, Tuesday afternoon. 

    The Coast Guard reports that they rescued four people from the Atchafalaya River approximately 17 nautical miles south of Patterson, Tuesday afternoon. 

  • St. Mary Parish deputy fired after DWI arrest in Terrebonne Parish

    St. Mary Parish deputy fired after DWI arrest in Terrebonne Parish

    Tuesday, February 6 2018 10:26 AM EST2018-02-06 15:26:02 GMT
    Courtesy of St. Mary Parish Sheriff's DepartmentCourtesy of St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department

    The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department says that an off-duty sheriff's deputy arrested by Louisiana State Police is no longer employed with the department.

    The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Department says that an off-duty sheriff's deputy arrested by Louisiana State Police is no longer employed with the department.

  • Missing Morgan City man found safe

    Missing Morgan City man found safe

    Wednesday, January 31 2018 8:31 PM EST2018-02-01 01:31:08 GMT
    Mickie Dale EmersonMickie Dale Emerson

    Police say the missing 46-year-old man out of Morgan City has been found safe.  

    Police say the missing 46-year-old man out of Morgan City has been found safe.  

  • Patterson Police investigating burglaries

    Patterson Police investigating burglaries

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 2:55 PM EST2018-01-30 19:55:28 GMT

    Patterson Police are investigating a rash of commercial burglaries. 

    Patterson Police are investigating a rash of commercial burglaries. 

  • Baldwin Fire officials: There's no gas leak

    Baldwin Fire officials: There's no gas leak

    Friday, January 26 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-01-26 18:16:32 GMT
    PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINEPHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE

    Although there's a smell in Baldwin today, it's not a gas leak, Fire Chief Lance Mire says. 

    Although there's a smell in Baldwin today, it's not a gas leak, Fire Chief Lance Mire says. 

  • Deputies investigating report of gunshots in Amelia

    Deputies investigating report of gunshots in Amelia

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 5:24 PM EST2018-01-24 22:24:36 GMT
    (PHOTO: SMPSO)(PHOTO: SMPSO)

    Deputies are investigating a report of possible gunshots fired in Amelia on Wednesday. 

    Deputies are investigating a report of possible gunshots fired in Amelia on Wednesday. 

  • Police investigating stolen property from homes in Franklin

    Police investigating stolen property from homes in Franklin

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 4:14 PM EST2018-01-24 21:14:12 GMT
    Franklin Police DepartmentFranklin Police Department

    Franklin Police are investigating several burglaries concerning stolen property from residents in the city.   

    Franklin Police are investigating several burglaries concerning stolen property from residents in the city.   

  • Bridge closing in St. Mary Parish for until August

    Bridge closing in St. Mary Parish for until August

    Wednesday, January 24 2018 3:27 PM EST2018-01-24 20:27:43 GMT
    PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPSPHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Tuesday, January 30, 2018 through Sunday, August 4, 2019, LA 323 (Oaklawn Bridge over Bayou Teche) between LA 87 and Irish Bend Road in St. Mary Parish, will be closed to traffic for bridge replacement. 

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning Tuesday, January 30, 2018 through Sunday, August 4, 2019, LA 323 (Oaklawn Bridge over Bayou Teche) between LA 87 and Irish Bend Road in St. Mary Parish, will be closed to traffic for bridge replacement. 

  • Third person arrested in death of dog in the cold

    Third person arrested in death of dog in the cold

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 3:05 PM EST2018-01-23 20:05:54 GMT
    Emma MatthewsEmma Matthews

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a third person in connection with the death of a dog during the cold weather. 

    St. Mary Parish Sheriff's deputies have arrested a third person in connection with the death of a dog during the cold weather. 

  • St. Mary School Board announces makeup days

    St. Mary School Board announces makeup days

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 11:50 AM EST2018-01-23 16:50:44 GMT
    Photo Credit: Flickr / MGNPhoto Credit: Flickr / MGN

    St. Mary Parish School Board announced students will make up four days, three in February and one in March, for closures throughout the 2017-2018 school year. 

    St. Mary Parish School Board announced students will make up four days, three in February and one in March, for closures throughout the 2017-2018 school year. 

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