Donna Peveto

A 57-year-old Houma woman accused of stealing more than $633,000 from a Morgan City business was arrested Thursday, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Banks said in a news release. Donna Sue Peveto, 57, of Houma, was arrested at 11:25 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for seven counts of felony theft totaling $633,700, Banks said.
A $28,000 allocation from the St. Mary Parish Council will help provide equipment for first responders to deal with mass casualty events. The council agreed to provide the funds to the parish fire association after hearing from Franklin Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Hildreth Wednesday.


A former Baldwin Police officer has been charged with molestation of a juvenile, malfeasance in office, sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

Donna Peveto


Marriage licenses

The following people applied for marriage licenses at the St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court office in Franklin.
Monday, April 7
Christopher Bailey Deville and Carmen Margaret Arnold.

Arrest reports

Edward Mills

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert reported responding to 32 complaints in the parish and reported the following arrests in east St. Mary Parish:

Groundbreaking ceremony for power plant in Morgan City

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City. The 64-megawatt natural gas-powered electric plant will cost about $120 million to build and serve Morgan City, Houma, Jonesville, Plaquemine, Rayne and Vidalia. Morgan City will have a 10-megawatt share in the plant. Construction is scheduled to be finished in late 2015. On hand were, from left, Tony Calderone, Robins and Morton director of operations; Cedric LaFleur, LEPA chairman and former Morgan City mayor; Dennis Chianese, Burns and Roe senior project manager; Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, Morgan City mayor; Joe Vumbaco, Energy Resource Consulting Group managing partner; Tom Bourg, Houma/Terrebonne Parish utilities director; Hyram Copeland, Vidalia mayor; Cordell Grand, LEPA general manager; Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish president; Mark Gulotta, Plaquemine mayor; Jason Akers, Foley and Judell Law Firm bond attorney; Roland Boudreaux, Rayne Mayor; and Tim Matte, former LEPA board member and former Morgan City mayor.
(The Daily Review Photo Diane Miller Fears)

Officials participate in this morning’s groundbreaking of the new Louisiana Energy and Power Authority power plant to be built on Youngs Road in Morgan City.

Mock prom crash

A mock car crash as the result of impaired driving was enacted recently as part of the Safe and Sober Prom Campaign for students of Franklin, Hanson and Centerville high schools.



--Submitted photo

The third annual Bayou BBQ Bash had two visiting queens make an appearance at the July 18 and 19 event in Morgan City.


Mr. Bob Michael Joseph, 70, a resident and native of Charenton, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 5:30 a.m., at Ochsner Extended Care Hospital in Kenner following a short illness.

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