A district judge has declared a mistrial in the murder trial of Justin Edward Patterson for the May 2013 shooting death of Mikki Jay Dauntain in Morgan City.
The city of Patterson will host four Christmas events this weekend. Friday at 7 p.m. — Judging of Main St. Christmas Lights Saturday at 6 p.m. — PEDSCO Annual Boat Parade Sunday at 12 noon — Annual 4-Legged Friends Parade Sunday at 2 p.m. — Annual Christmas Parade
KATC-TV reports Deputy Jason Hagen died after a shooting while off-duty. The 24-year-old corrections officer at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center had been with the department since February of last year.

Hungry woman's request inspired feeding ministry

Lee Chapel AME Church feeding ministry director Joetta Hebert, center, transfers cooked vegetables from a pot to the steam table in preparation to serve Thanksgiving meals. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Lee Chapel A.M.E. Church in Morgan City served Thanksgiving meals Wednesday to local residents. It all started as a response to fill a need in the community.

NCIS Morgan City; TV drama films aboard 'Mr. Charlie'

A helicopter lands on the “Mr. Charlie” rig museum Wednesday in Morgan City for a scene in an episode of the CBS drama “NCIS: New Orleans.” (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

A crew with the CBS drama “NCIS: New Orleans” got a little taste of life on an oil rig Wednesday while filming at the “Mr. Charlie” rig museum in Morgan City.

FHCC

Franklin Health Care Center recently celebrated “Favorite Author—Read a Book Day.” Pictured above is the center’s favorite author, Shelia Lobdell, along with several members of the facility’s Library Club. Connie Durocher, with the Franklin Branch Library, is pictured below, and has been instrumental with supplying the group with books. Lobdell has written many children’s articles. Also pictured are Irene Broussard, Resident Council President; Lorena Viguerie, Library Group Chairperson; Mrs. Alice Drefchenski, known for reading almost a book a day.

Sugar cane field smoke causes stir

A combination of smoke and fog left visibility in areas between Franklin and Centerville on La. 182 down to just a few feet Tuesday evening. Firefighters and emergency personnel responded but it was believed that the smoke was from a fire set in a field nearby earlier in the day. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office released information Wednesday morning in regards to a smoke and fog event that began Tuesday night around 9 p.m.

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Sports

Berwick High’s Madison Carline attempts to push the ball down the court against Central Catholic’s Jalaysia Bertrand Thursday night. Central’s Lady Eagles (7-1A) defeated Berwick’s Lady Panthers (8-3A) 41-20.
—The Daily Review photos/Diane Miller Fears

Central Catholic High School’s Lady Eagles (7-1A) swooped in for a win Thursday night against the neighboring Berwick High School Lady Panthers (8-3A).

Obituaries

November 25, 1967 — December 7, 2016
Sheila Ann Stokley Blanchard, 49, a resident of Bayou Vista, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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