Phylway Construction works to clear trees Thursday on the Hellenic property in Morgan City. Soil will be excavated from the site to be used to raise levees from Lake End Park to Justa Street. The site will eventually become a drainage canal to transport water to a new pumping station to be built near Lake End Park. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Just two weeks into construction, work is progressing quickly on the Lake End Park to Justa Street portion of the Morgan City Levee Improvements Project.

Dale Kernahan, co-director of Wings to Soar, shows the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center a red-tailed hawk during Wednesday’s presentation to a group of students. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Area students got an up-close look Wednesday at several birds of prey as the raptors soared over the crowd at the Patterson Area Civic Center. John Stokes and Dale Kernahan, co-directors of Wings to Soar, gave a presentation as part of the 12th Annual Eagle Expo and More hosted by the Cajun Coast Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Along with the J-turn installations in the Patterson area and the overpass work at Four Corners, state highway crews are improving this intersection on U.S. 90 west of Calumet. State Rep. Sam Jones told the Berwick Council on Tuesday that the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges also are due for repairs and cleaning. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

Road work is becoming a familiar sight in the Tri-City area, and that work will likely extend to the U.S. 90 and La. 182 bridges within the next two years. State Rep. Sam Jones, D-Franklin, spoke during Tuesday’s Berwick Town Council meeting.

Three generations of police officers

Morgan City native Joseph Charlot, far right, an officer with San Diego Police Department, standing beside his son Lt. Terence Charlot, second to right, presented a badge to grandson Joseph Charlot. Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department. (Submitted photo)

Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department, including Morgan City native Joseph Charlot.

St. Mary Parish families benefit

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.

Floods to affect crawfish less than first thought

D&B Seafood owner Sidney “Peanut” Michel, right, and Brennan Flick prepare crawfish for boiling in March. State officials are expecting an average crawfish pond harvest this season despite the historic floods south Louisiana experienced in August. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The seafood industry expects August flooding in south Louisiana to have less of a negative impact on crawfish pond production than originally believed.

(Updated) Suspect charged with attempted murder of officer; Officer returns to work after stabbing

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.

I am Cuban

Francisco Sterling and his sister, Sonia Sterling Hebert, both of Morgan City, Louisiana, and natives of Cuba, tell their story of fleeing to the United States to escape Cuban dictator Fidel Castro

(Updated) Deputies searching for suspects, vehicle in alleged Bayou Vista armed robbery

Pictured is a suspect vehicle that is believed to be connected to an alleged armed robbery that occurred Thursday near Cash Magic Casino on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. If you see something suspicious, contact 911 or the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622. (Submitted)

Investigators are following multiple leads in a Thursday armed robbery in the parking lot of Cash Magic Casino in Bayou Vista, during which a male suspect allegedly demanded money from a victim and

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Earl Francis and his wife Lisa McCurtis-Francis were crowned as the first royalty of the Krewe of Grandeur on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center. King and Queen Grandeur I were part of a 14-piece court that represented the theme, “Elegant Evening with Grandeur.” Trainbearers were Ajayce McCurtis, Dehari McCurtis, Dreshon McCurtis and Durell McCurtis Jr.
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The Krewe of Grandeur presented its first Mardi Gras Court and Ball on Feb. 11 at the Patterson Area Civic Center.

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