A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

The local emergency room has seen what doctors describe as an “alarming increase” in patients using synthetic marijuana, and police say that while it’s been in the area for a number of years, its use is on the rise in the Tri-City area.

Bridgett Bassa, LPN, is giving Cedric LaFleur his annual flu shot at Dr. Robert Blereau’s office in Morgan City on Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

While it’s still early in the season, 16 cases of the flu were reported by Teche Regional Medical Center’s emergency room between Sept. 1 and Tuesday. Sabrina Roy, hospital spokeswoman, said the 11 cases in September and five in October are not indicative of a spike in disease.

A package of synthetic marijuana seized by Morgan City police
(Photo courtesy of Morgan City Police Department)

Bridgett Bassa, LPN, is giving Cedric LaFleur his annual flu shot at Dr. Robert Blereau’s office in Morgan City on Wednesday.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

50 years of art celebrated

Diane Martin, president of the Artists’ Guild Unlimited, is with a sculpture of Robert “Bob” Greenwood at the entrance of the show celebrating 50 years of art and artists in St. Mary Parish. The Greenwood sculpture is by Jerry Businelle of Patterson. “Reminiscing: 50 Years of Art” will be on display through April 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, at the Everett Street Gallery in Morgan City.
(The Daily Review Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

“Reminiscing: 50 Years of Art opened Tuesday at the Everett Street Gallery.” The Artists’ Guild Unlimited is celebrating 50 years of bringing art and artists to St. Mary Parish.

$36K in scholarships awarded

Five high school seniors were awarded $36,000 in scholarships at the American Petroleum Institute Atchafalaya Chapter Scholarship Banquet. Scholarship winners, from left, are Drew Landry of Berwick High School, Olivia Gilbert of Berwick High School, Thuy Nguyen of Morgan City High School, Angelique Oncale of Morgan City High School and Emily Lipari of Berwick High School.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)

Five area high school seniors received $36,000 in college scholarships at Wednesday’s 58th annual American Petroleum Institute Atchafalaya Chapter Scholarship Banquet at the Petroleum Club of Morga

Bank robbery suspect captured

Robbery suspect Barry Paul Gilmore, 53, of Patterson, was captured at the Waffle House on La. 182 in Morgan City this morning, police said.
(St. Mary Parish Sheriff's office photo)

Robbery suspect Barry Paul Gilmore, 53, of Patterson, was captured at the Waffle House on La. 182 in Morgan City this morning, police said.

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Roxanne Brown, left, Louisiana coordinator for Quilts of Valor, recently gave a lecture to the Bayou Belle Quilters Association.

Obituaries

Jerry John Perera

December 8, 1932 — October 16, 2014
Jerry John Perera, born in Franklin and a resident of Lafayette, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the age of 81.

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