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.

Lawyers: Be respectful to police and avoid conflict

Lafayette Attorney Harold Register Jr. speaks during the Community Round Up Thursday at Morgan City Junior High School. Next to Register, from left, are Attorney Edward Jones of Patterson and event organizer Courtney Long. Both lawyers discussed people’s legal rights and how to appropriately interact with law enforcement officers. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Being respectful and polite to law enforcement officials is the best way for the public to avoid a potentially tragic interaction, and any complaints against officers should be dealt with after an

It's back to school on Monday

Berwick Junior High student council members continue the St. Mary Rocks trend Thursday by painting rocks and shells with inspirational messages. The rocks will be distributed throughout Berwick. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Budget cuts, consolidations and staff changes means students and parents will see some changes when St. Mary public schools resume classes Monday.

A downtown kind of cafeteria

Hattie Watts Elementary teachers, staff members and community volunteers painted the cafeteria over the summer, transforming it to a downtown city café scene. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Returning and new Hattie Watts Elementary students will arrive at school with a special gift waiting just for them from teachers, staff members and community volunteers.

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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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