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  1. 3 rescued from sunken fishing vessel near Morgan CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 |

    Three people were rescued Monday after their 75-foot fishing vessel sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 12 miles southwest of Point Au Fer. According to a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard , a passing helicopter notified watchstanders in Morgan City of the vessel and two life rafts in the water.


  2. Artscape: New gallery seeks to unite artists, charitable causesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | The Times-Picayune

    Five years ago, family physician Arlette Delcham started creating ceramics to relieve the stress that came with operating a private practice in Morgan City. She took classes with ceramics teacher Colleen Shannon, and continued studying under artists John Hodge and Maggie McConnell after she and husband J.M. Desrosiers moved to Madisonville in 2011.


  3. Baton Rouge police fatally shoot Lafayette murder suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 |

    Baton Rouge police say a 37-year-old Morgan City man wanted in a shooting death in Lafayette died in a shootout with police. Lt. L'Jean McKneely tells The Advocate Lawrence Blackburn died shortly before 10:15 p.m. Wednesday at a Baton Rouge apartment complex.


  4. Plan ahead for Louisiana festivals this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2015 |

    Fishing tradition, classical piano, regional music, food and wine, multimedia art and Native American culture are just a few of the options that will be available this upcoming weekend at festivals across south Louisiana and Mississippi. Here are seven festivals to mark down on the calendar.


  5. John Bel Edwards' bus tour of Louisiana is sign governor's race is about to heat upRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 |

    State Rep. John Bel Edwards, the only Democrat running for governor, speaks during a campaign stop during his bus tour of Louisiana in July. State Rep. John Bel Edwards gubernatorial campaign bus, complete with his smiling mug and a flour de lis painted on the side, could be rolling into a town near you this week.


  6. A short history of medical marijuana in LouisianaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    The history of medical marijuana in Louisiana is long, stretching back nearly four decades. The Louisiana Legislature mulled legislation in 2014 and now in 2015 that proposes setting up a legal medical marijuana cultivation and dispensary system in the state.


  7. Do you plan to evacuate this hurricane season? Reader surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 |

    The 2015 hurricane season will be less active than average according to Nation Hurricane Service and National Weather Service experts, but that didn't stop local residents from stocking up on supplies. Many came into the Home Depot store in Uptown New Orleans to get items they may need should a storm system set its' sights on the metro area.


  8. Slow storm season predicted, but a single Cat 4 can killRead the original story w/Photo

    May 27, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    The 2015 hurricane season will be less active than average, but the public should not let its guard down as only one storm could cause a disaster, officials warned Wednesday . Forecasters predict a 70 percent chance of a below normal season, with six to 11 named storms, including three to six hurricanes and zero to two major hurricanes, Category 3 or greater.


  9. Who should be selected New Orleans Metro area Large Schools male Athlete of the Week?Read the original story

    May 11, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Athletes of the Week are chosen for select zones throughout the New Orleans metro area and Baton Rouge each Tuesday. Each Monday we'll present several candidates from the prior week's action for your consideration and in the comments section below invite you to share a thought or if you believe we have overlooked someone to make suggestions.


  10. 3.27.15-sediment.jpgRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Reddish-brown sediment carried by the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers can be seen entering Lakes Pontchartrain, Maurepas and Borgne. The most sediment is seen exiting the Mississippi in Plaquemines Parish and the Atchafalaya below and west of Morgan City.


  11. Kristin Diable shares a secret at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2015 |

    In her singing and speaking appearances Friday at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015 , Kristin Diable came off as a woman who sings and speaks frankly - sometimes extremely so - and is determined to shape her own career, even at the expense of turning down a potentially rewarding television gig. But during an interview at the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell, Diable, who showed up in a picture hat, short shorts and cowboy boots, confessed that she used to be painfully shy when people admired her vocal talent.


  12. Morgan City, McDonogh 35 and Easton come down to the wire in 4x100 relay: VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Morgan City , McDonogh 35 and Warren Easton's Region 3 race come down to the final stretch in the 4x100 relay at Joe Yenni Stadium.


  13. LSU football signee Donte Jackson beats Karr's Ed Davis in the 100 meter dash: VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 |

    Edward Davis of Karr and Kevon Marsh of Morgan City finished second and third and will also challenge Jackson's title next weekend in Baton Rouge.


  14. Allison B. 'Big Randy' Randolph IV, business and civic leader, dies at 70Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 |

    Allison Bernard "Big Randy" Randolph III, a businessman and civic activist who was an executive in one of the first minority-owned oil-services companies in the nation, died Friday at his home of a tear in the wall of his aorta. He was 70. A native of Stamford, Conn., who moved to New Orleans in his childhood, Mr. Randolph was vice president of RAN-DER Industries, an oil-field service company that his father owned.


  15. New Orleans traffic is bad, but Baton Rouge, other cities worse, readers sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 2, 2015 |

    New Orleans traffic congestion is caused by inconsiderate drivers and poor highway design and poor timing of signal lights, readers say. , and I was able to jerk my car out of the way was I not killed.


  16. High Mississippi, Atchafalaya rivers pouring sediment into Louisiana wetlands, lakes, GulfRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 |

    Reddish-brown sediment carried by the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers can be seen entering Lakes Pontchartrain, Maurepas and Borgne. The most sediment is seen exiting the Mississippi in Plaquemines Parish and the Atchafalaya below and west of Morgan City.


  17. Sisters allegedly caught operating mobile meth lab when vehicle catches fire on Morgan City highwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 |

    Jewel Ross of Amelia was arrested by Morgan City Police Department for allegedly operating a mobile meth lab that caught fire early on Monday, March 23, 2015. Her sister, Pearl Ross, was hospitalized for severe burns received in the fire.


  18. 'Good Samaritan' vessel rescues 4 from Gulf of Mexico crew boat fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 19, 2015 |

    A rendering of the U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter Sentinel class, designed and built by Bollinger Shipyards in Lockport. The next-generation fast response cutter is a replacement for the Coast Guard Island class cutters that Bollinger built almost a quarter century ago.


  19. Ben Franklin's Olivier Dejoie gives Ben Franklin a 4-3 overtime win at St. MichaelRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | The Times-Picayune

    Ben Franklin had blown one-goal leads in both the second half and overtime against St. Michael , but then Olivier Dejoie sent the seventh-seeded Falcons back to the Division II semifinals. Less than a minute before the whistle blew on the second overtime period, Dejoie scored to give Ben Franklin a thrilling 4-3 quarterfinals playoff win over No.


  20. Some parts the Louisiana's coastline are actually growing, NASA saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 |

    A NASA article published Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, describes how two deltas formed in the last 30 years around the Atchafalaya Bay near Morgan City provide an exception to Louisiana's rapidly disappearing coastline. Wetlands south and east of New Orleans were photographed July 10. While the Louisiana coastline continues to shrink in some stretches by a football field of wetlands an hour , new land has formed in recent decades in the Atchafalaya Bay, thanks largely to the effects of the Wax Lake Outlet , according to NASA Earth Observatory article .


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