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.

Sheriff’s academy graduates

From top left, Deputy Eriq Blanchard of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received the Physical Fitness Award for the highest score in athletic performance; Officer Jordan Fabre of the Nicholls Police Department received the Firearms Performance (Top Gun) Award for the highest score in firearms performance; and Deputy Ryan Aucoin of the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office was presented with the John Kahl Sr. Award of Excellence. This award is presented to a deputy who achieves the highest academic scores. Below, from back left, are Jared Palmature, SMPSO; Ryan Veillion, SMPSO; Eriq Blanchard, SMPSO; Aaron Fetty, SMPSO; McCloures Manuel, Franklin Police Department; Latanuia Perry, Jeanerette Police Department; Jimmy Stinnett, SMPSO; Ryan Aucoin, SMPSO; and Jordan Fabre, Nicholls Police Department.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Regional Training Academy graduated nine of the 12 cadets who began training in February.

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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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