A training trailer was used at Louisiana State University Eunice during a fire fighting skills session titled Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Below, Lt. Christian Wiggins of the Franklin Fire Department participated in the session. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

About 100 Louisiana firefighters spent three days at LSU Eunice learning skills from leadership to a fire fighting tactic that one of the state’s top trainers calls controversial. Dave Casey, director of the LSU Carrol Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute in Baton Rouge, said training was for first-line supervisors.

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Authorities are seeking the public's help to find a 37-year-old Morgan City man wanted on a Lafayette Police first-degree murder warrant, according to a Morgan City Police news release.

A training trailer was used at Louisiana State University Eunice during a fire fighting skills session titled Evidence Based Scientifically Proven Fire Attack. The training was the last day of a three-day conference at LSUE. The Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference was held for the second time at LSU Eunice. The event is sponsored by LSU Eunice, Professional Fire Fighters Association of Louisiana and LSU Carrol L. Herring Fire & Emergency Training Institute. Below, Lt. Christian Wiggins of the Franklin Fire Department participated in the session. (Photos by Harlan Kirgan)

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Morgan City's water system wins award

Morgan City Mayor Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi and Water Plant Chief Operator John Fromenthal hold the city’s award for 2015 Source Water Protection System of the Year.

The city of Morgan City received highest honors this year at Louisiana Rural Water Association’s Annual Awards Banquet when it was named the 2015 Source Water Protection System of the Year, accordi

Missing Pierre Part woman's cell phone found in Calumet

Gail Landry, 55, of Pierre Part was reported missing Sunday by family members. Her cell phone was found on the side of the road in Calumet. Landry was last reported to have been seen in the Bedford, Texas, area after going to the Bedford Police Department and filing a report for theft. She has not been seen since that report, according to an Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office news release.

The Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Pierre Part woman reported missing whose cell phone was found in Calumet.

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival poster unveiled

Tony Bernard unveiled his commissioned 2015 Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival poster Sunday at the Festival office in Morgan City. Helping with the reveal was Hailee Ann Thomas, the 79th Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Queen. Bernard is an artist from Lafayette who has created posters for many Louisiana festivals.

The official poster for the 2015 Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival was unveiled Sunday at the Festival office.

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