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.

Levee project nears key phase

Work to raise levees in Morgan City from Lake End Park to Justa Street may begin before the end of the year. Included in that stretch is a levee section that goes by the Cajun Coast visitors center. The levee work is part of an $18 million project to certify Morgan City’s levees for flood insurance purposes and avoid potentially huge rate increases. (The Daily Re-view/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work on a major part of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project should start by the year’s end with the goal of eventually certifying Morgan City’s levee system to avoid astronomical flood insur

Red Ribbon Week

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputy Walter Shepherd appeared before the St. Mary Parish Council on Wednesday to request a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 21- 30 as Red Ribbon Drug-Free Week.

Fire marshal: Smoke alarms save lives

State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning speaks to St. Mary Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Having a properly functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death, State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning said Wednesday during National Fire Prevention Week.

Head Start prepares for festival

Yogi Bear Head Start students, from left, Chloe Granger, 3; Amari Taylor, 4; Ava Wayman, 4; and Zayaire Joseph, 3, sit in the library area Wednesday with picture books. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Community Action Head Start will host the Fit Fun Festival in Franklin’s Caffery Park on Oct. 20. This Fun in the Park event is in observance of National Head Start Awareness Month.

Englishman passes through Morgan City on journey across the U.S.; Hopes 20,000-mile run will encourage kids to be more active

Jim Plunkett-Cole runs along Front Street Wednesday during his visit to Morgan City. He is on a three-year journey to run 20,000 miles across the U.S. and encourage kids to exercise every day. The trek is based on Forrest Gump’s fictional run in the 1994 movie starring Tom Hanks. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Using Forrest Gump’s fictional run across the U.S.

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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.

Lifestyle

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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