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

Donna Peveto


Faculty training at Hattie Watts Elementary

Hattie Watts Elementary faculty and staff just completed a four-day “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training. Staff members were trained in the habits and will be using them to develop leadership skills in students by becoming an official “Leader in Me” school. Students will learn the habits and will use them throughout the day and at home. For more information on “Leader in Me” visit
(Submitted Photo)

Hattie Watts Elementary faculty and staff just completed a four-day “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training.

Japanese restaurant coming to old American Legion site

Workers remove old gas tanks from the former American Legion site on La. 182 in Morgan City July 10 to get ready for the construction of Geaux Fish, a Japanese cuisine restaurant.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Geaux Fish, a Japanese restaurant, is set to be built at the former American Legion Hall site on La. 182 next to Lirette Ford after the restaurant’s owner signed a lease agreement Tuesday.

Arrests reports

Michael Dines

A 43-year-old Morgan City man is accused of having fired a handgun Wednesday while attempting to break into a locked bedroom door at a Fourth Street residence, Morgan City Police Chief Michael Bank

Fire destroys 2 sheds, damages 2 homes

Morgan City firefighters responded to a fire call in which two sheds were destroyed and two houses damaged Wednesday on Wytchwood and Susan drives.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Two sheds were destroyed in a fire, one on Wytchwood Drive and the other on Susan Drive, and the fires damaged two residences, Morgan City Fire Chief Morris Price said.



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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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