Justin Edward Patterson may have mistaken Mikki Jay Dauntain, the man he allegedly shot to death in 2013 in Morgan City, for another person he believed was one of the people who robbed him six weeks earlier in the city of Patterson.

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

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.

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Sports

The Franklin Lady Hornets nudged past the Loreauville Lady Tigers 47-42 Tuesday at the FSHS Gym.
Loreauville held a slim 12-11 lead at the end of the first quarter.

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