The fire on the M/V Carolyn Tuesday in Siracusaville was started by a cutting torch that ignited new oil filters, said Morgan City Fire Chief Alvin Cockerham .
Franklin Police Chief Sabria McGuire reported the following arrests:
The Cajun Coast Visitors & Convention Bureau is accepting nominations for the 2015 Employee of the Year Award.
Organizers of the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox gifts collection reported that a total of 6,579 gifts were collected this year.
Franklin City Council members approved introduction of an ordinance and passage of a resolution aimed at reducing city finances in light of drastic sales tax collection declines.