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.

Radio amateurs take part in Black Bear Festival

BEARS members participating in the Black Bear Festival in Franklin were, front row from left: Esther Simon, Ramona Jobe, Herman Campbell, Karen Marshall, Deborah Price and Rudy Duchan. Back row: Mel Simon, Fred Marshall, John North, Frank Price, Jackie Price.

For the sixth year, hams from the Bayouland Emergency Amateur Radio Service amateur radio club operated a special event station from the banks of Bayou Teche in Franklin.

Changing Command; Coast Guard welcomes new unit commander

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Morgan City held a Change of Command Ceremony Friday morning at Morgan City High School. Incoming Commanding Officer Capt. Blake Welborn, left, shakes hands with outgoing Commanding Officer Capt. David McClellan during the ceremony, while Sector New Orleans Commander Capt. Philip Schifflin, center, watches. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

U.S. Coast Guard Capt.

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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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