Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Work will begin next week to remove the Bayou Chene emergency flood protection structure, and small vessels should be able to travel through the bayou within two weeks, St. Mary Levee District officials said Thursday.
It took the Franklin Foundation Hospital board of commissioners’ legal counsel only a few minutes to verify at their monthly meeting on Thursday that the group needs a two-thirds vote to enter into executive session to discuss topics which are legally out of the purview of the public and the press.

Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Workers drive steel sheet pilings in January on the temporary Bayou Chene flood protection structure. A contractor is set to begin removing the structure next week. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Police issue alert on vending machine thefts

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is investigating two burglaries of vending machines located outside of the Centerville Market on La. 182. The incidents occurred Dec. 28 at approximately 9 p.m. and Jan. 6 at approximately 12:00 a.m. Both of the crimes were caught on video surveillance. Detectives are seeking information on the identity of the suspects and the two suspect vehicles. Anyone who believes they may recognize the suspects or the vehicles they used in the commission of the crime may contact us at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622. Tips including pictures, video, and audio can also be submitted through email to crimewatch@stmaryso.com.

Corps ponders status of spillways

The Morgan City wharf renovation project comes to a halt as contractors clear the area behind the flood wall in Morgan City on Tuesday in preparation for possible flooding inside the city’s flood wall.
The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans District commander said Tuesday that he’s confident the high Mississippi River will pass safely through Louisiana to the Gulf of Mexico.

Patterson asks legislators for bear assistance

Catherine Siracusa, St. Mary Parish black bear conflict officer, speaks during the Patterson City Council meeting Tuesday. Patterson Mayor Rodney Grogan told the council he sent a letter to state legislators requesting help with the city’s black bear problem. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

City leaders are appealing to state legislators for help in keeping black bears out of neighborhoods south of the railroad tracks.

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Morgan City’s Conner Daigle gets around Patterson’s Billy Jack Caldwell to advance to second base safely during Morgan City’s 14-3 victory at the Double AA (7-8-year-old) District 3 Tournament at Caffery Park in Franklin Thursday, while Patterson’s Zeph Brinlee covers second base. Area play will continue this weekend when St. Mary Central takes on Thibodaux at 5:30 p.m., followed by Patterson meeting Franklin at 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, St. Mary Central will face Morgan City at 10 a.m., followed by Thibodaux and Patterson at 11:30 a.m. Franklin will face Morgan City at 1 p.m. and the tournament will conclude with St. Mary Central meeting Patterson at 2:30 p.m. Look for a recap of the tournament’s games in Monday’s newspaper. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

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