Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Above, participants in the MADD "A Light of Hope" ceremony Monday in Berwick hold candles in memory of people who have died in drunk-driving crashes. The MADD event has been held for 19 years in the parish. This is the first time it's been held in east St. Mary Parish. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Food Net’s “Food for Families” drive is in full gear today. Locally, donations can be made at the following locations: Church of the Assumption’s parish hall, Main and Iberia streets, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Baldwin Fire Department, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Baldwin; St. Joseph Catholic Church, Centerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please check the expiration dates on all canned goods that they are not expired. Monetary donations are also accepted.

After months of severe drought in the Southeast, St. Mary Parish finally received a considerable amount of rain over the weekend and into the early part of the week. Some street flooding occurred in Franklin during the heaviest rainfalls, and residents recorded between 9-10 inches of rain over the entire period. Below, Gene Burrell, left, and Ernest Otis, right, with the City of Franklin, work to try and clear drains from flooded streets.

Above, participants in the MADD "A Light of Hope" ceremony Monday in Berwick hold candles in memory of people who have died in drunk-driving crashes. The MADD event has been held for 19 years in the parish. This is the first time it's been held in east St. Mary Parish. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

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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Patterson High alum Blake Dreyer signed a letter of intent on Friday to continue his baseball career at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. Dreyer is a 2016 Patterson High graduate who played baseball for four years for the Lumberjacks. With Dreyer, are his father, Daniel Dreyer, left, and Sterling College Head Baseball Coach Jacob White. Brennan Gouaux was also signed by Sterling College, thanks to Blake Dreyer touting Gouaux's talent, but chose not to pose for a signing photo.
—The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute

While Sterling College’s baseball coaches were showing former Patterson High School standout Blake Dreyer around the Kansas school, and bragging a bit, Dreyer tooted the horn of St.

Obituaries

Funeral Services for Mr. Curless Tabb will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM, MK DIXON Funeral Home, 211 Main Street, Baldwin, LA. Bro. Bobby Hodnett will conduct the service.

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