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)

School recognized

Donna Meyer, St. Mary Parish Chamber Commerce president, and Lisa Patterson, chamber marketing director and business office manager, presented Kathy Galloway, Immanuel Christian School principal, and the Rev. Johnathan Moore with a plaque in celebration of 33 years at Immanuel Christian School.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

Donna Meyer, St.

Coast Guard Enlisted Association

The new Coast Guard Enlisted Association Atchafalaya Branch in Morgan City installation ceremony was held Thursday at the Port of Morgan City. MSTCM Joe Pasqua of the Chief Petty Officer Association was master of ceremonies. Coast Guard members of Marine Safety Unit Morgan City were in attendance, including Commanding Officer Captain David G. McClellan. The honored guest of the ceremony was the tenth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard Charles W. “Skip” Bowen. The purpose of the Atchafalaya Branch is to form under the Chief Petty Officer Association to assist fellow shipmates, command and community. From left are members of the association, Secretary Yeoman 2nd Class Rosita Riedel, President Marine Science Technician 2nd Class Amanda Metheny, Bowen, Master of Ceremonies Marine Science Technician Master Chief Petty Officer Joe Pasqua, Vice President Marine Science Technician 3rd Class William Kahms, and Treasurer Marine Science Technician 1st Class Brendon McNelis.
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The new Coast Guard Enlisted Association Atchafalaya Branch in Morgan City installation ceremony was held Thursday at the Port of Morgan City.

Construction in Morgan City

The walls to a Neighborhood Walmart starting going up recently. A grand opening is planned in January. The store is located on Ninth Street, next to Lake Cinema.
(The Daily Review Photo by Crystal Thielepape)

The walls to a Neighborhood Walmart starting going up recently. A grand opening is planned in January. The store is located on Ninth Street, next to Lake Cinema.

Teche Project plans fundraiser

Saturday’s Shake Your Trail Feather event in Breaux Bridge benefits projects and facility maintenance along the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail.
(Submitted Photo)

The Teche Project plans its third annual Shake Your Trail Feather event beginning at noon Saturday at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux (Bridge Park) in Breaux Bridge.

Arrests reports

Herman LaCarte

A Patterson teen was charged Thursday in an Oct. 7 incident stemming from a fight in Bayou Vista during which the victim received injuries to his face, St.

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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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