Morgan City High School's Taaj Daniels defends during Thursday's contest against Franklin. Daniels led the Tigers with 26 points in their 77-51 victory. Morgan City will return to action Friday when it faces E.D. White. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City cruised past Franklin, 77-51, in first-day action at Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche Thursday.

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Donor Coordinator Alana Andrus check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Outreach and United Way ask neighbors in the Tri-City area to open their hearts and pantries to feed families in need. The Food for Families food drive will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Whitney Bank on Brashear Avenue.

Timothy R. Duval, 38, of Patterson, was charged Thursday with attempted second-degree murder in the stabbing of Patterson Police Cpl. Kevin Stewart. Duval allegedly stabbed Stewart while Stewart was trying to arrest Duval for shoplifting. Stewart was treated at Teche Regional Medical Center and returned to work Thursday night. Duval was also charged with disarming of an officer, aggravated battery on an officer, resisting an officer by force, resisting an officer by flight, battery on an officer and theft by shoplifting.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder of a Patterson police officer, after he allegedly stabbed the officer in the face with a steak knife Thursday evening. The officer was treated for his injuries and returned to work that night.

Morgan City High School's Taaj Daniels defends during Thursday's contest against Franklin. Daniels led the Tigers with 26 points in their 77-51 victory. Morgan City will return to action Friday when it faces E.D. White. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Donor Coordinator Alana Andrus check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Timothy R. Duval, 38, of Patterson, was charged Thursday with attempted second-degree murder in the stabbing of Patterson Police Cpl. Kevin Stewart. Duval allegedly stabbed Stewart while Stewart was trying to arrest Duval for shoplifting. Stewart was treated at Teche Regional Medical Center and returned to work Thursday night. Duval was also charged with disarming of an officer, aggravated battery on an officer, resisting an officer by force, resisting an officer by flight, battery on an officer and theft by shoplifting.

Chamber recognizes St. Mary Outreach for 30 years of service

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service. The award was presented during the Chamber’s legislative breakfast today.

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner accepts a plaque from St. Mary Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Harrison recognizing St. Mary Outreach for 30 years in service.

Legislators: Most of budget gap closed, but still disappointed

State Sen. Bret Allain, R-Franklin, speaks this morning at the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast. Next to Allain are Rep. Beryl Amedee, R-Gray, and Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin. The Legislature finished its three-week special budget session Wednesday filling all but $32 million of the 2015-16 budget shortfall. The state still has about an $800 million projected shortfall for the 2016-17 fiscal year, Allain said. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area legislators left the state’s special legislative session Wednesday frustrated despite the Legislature closing all but roughly $30 million of the state’s budget gap for the next four months, se

South Louisiana crop dusters gather in Jennings for clinic

Brent Broussard, above left, a pesticide inspector with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, monitors the speed of a helicopter during an agriculture aviation fly-in clinic Wednesday at the Jennings Airport. Mike Satterfield of Cane Helicopter Services in Franklin was piloting the helicopter. For wet testing, above right, small pieces of paper were mounted on rods in a pattern on the ground. Pilots then flew over the spread, spraying water with red dye over the arrangement.

When most people think crop dusting, yellow airplanes buzzing low over rice fields come to mind, but those aren’t the only craft used for taking care of agriculture crops.

Council on Aging addresses Berwick town council meeting

St. Mary Council on Aging Executive Director Beverly Domengeaux addresses Berwick's mayor and council members about the organization's budget cuts for 2017 and senior care issues at the monthly town meeting.
(The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

In spite of the financial crisis the state is undergoing, for 47 years the St. Mary Council on Aging continues to figure out ways to take care of the seniors in this parish, St.

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Morgan City High School's Taaj Daniels defends during Thursday's contest against Franklin. Daniels led the Tigers with 26 points in their 77-51 victory. Morgan City will return to action Friday when it faces E.D. White. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Morgan City cruised past Franklin, 77-51, in first-day action at Centerville’s Tournament of the Teche Thursday.

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Girl Scout alumnae kayaking on the river during a previous Forever Girl Scout Adult Camping weekend. Register now for January 2017 camps.
--Submitted Photo

NEW ORLEANS — After two successful adult camping weekends in September, Girl Scouts Louisiana East invites its Forever Girl Scout alumnae to a Winter Adult Camping Weekend set Jan.

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