Lee Dragna, chairman of St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2, speaks during the Morgan City Council meeting Tuesday. Dragna asked city officials to implement a solution to drainage problems in Lakeside Subdivision that the drainage district legally cannot do. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Drainage district officials have come up with a permanent solution to fix problems in Morgan City’s Lakeside Subdivision, but the board chairman says the district isn’t authorized to do the work required.
Chitimacha Police Chief Hal Hutchinson reported the following arrests: Kevin Daigle II, 29, of Arnaudville, was arrested Wednesday and charged with theft and released on a summons.
Former St. Mary Parish Sheriff David Naquin was on hand at the weekly meeting of the Franklin Rotary Club Tuesday to deliver an informative presentation as well as a message for the audience…if criminals leave behind fingerprints, law enforcement has a distinct advantage in identifying them and bringing them to justice.

Lee Dragna, chairman of St. Mary Parish Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 2, speaks during the Morgan City Council meeting Tuesday. Dragna asked city officials to implement a solution to drainage problems in Lakeside Subdivision that the drainage district legally cannot do. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Morganza Spillway likely to open; Move could push river above 9 feet here

At right, Col. Richard Hansen, New Orleans district commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, speaks at the Morgan City stakeholders meeting this morning at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The decision isn’t final. But the commander of the U.S.

Police issue alert on vending machine thefts

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating two burglaries of vending machines located outside of the Centerville Market on La. 182. The incidents occurred Dec. 28 at approximately 9 p.m. and Jan. 6 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Both of the crimes were caught on video surveillance. Detectives are seeking information on the identity of the suspects and the two suspect vehicles. Anyone who believes they may recognize the suspects or the vehicles they used in the commission of the crime may contact us at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622. Tips including pictures, video, and audio can also be submitted through email to crimewatch@stmaryso.com.

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