Kimbla’s Cakes owner Kim Carinhas adds gum paste flowers as the finishing touch to a buttercream wedding cake. (Submitted)

Local people who recently opened new businesses in Morgan City are hopeful and counting on the region's economy to improve in 2017. The St. Mary Chamber of Commerce held ribbon cuttings for two Morgan City businesses last week, Labco Batteries and Kimbla's Cakes.

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger explains the rules of his invention Captains of the Gulf board game at The Daily Review office. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

Morgan City resident Jason Dinger’s dream turned into reality has the attention of board game connoisseurs worldwide. A prototype even sits on the desk of a potential publisher in Europe.

Photos by Colin Murphey

Baldwin and Franklin both held Martin Luther King Jr. Day events Monday in honor of the slain civil rights leader. In Franklin, the event was a motorcade which began on Wall Street and proceeded up the boulevard named in honor of Dr. King, then to St. Joseph's Baptist Church. More than 60 vehicles participated in the motorcade.

Scouts retire over 3,000 American flags Saturday

Boys Scouts Sean Dennis and Hunter Bella of Troop 49 in Morgan City hold an American flag during Saturday’s flag retirement ceremony at Lake End Parkway. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts retired more than 3,000 American flags that were past their prime Saturday, respectfully disposing of the nation’s symbol of freedom and sacrifice.

Knights of Columbus donation to M.E. Norman

From left are Knights of Columbus members Paul Vella Jr., John DuBois, Kenny Duval, Keith Thibodeaux, ME Norman Principal Shannon Hoffpauir, ME Norman parent and Knights of Columbus member Grant Autrey, special education teacher Lisa Hampton holding Autrey’s daughter, Lilly, a first-grader, para-educator and licensed practical nurse Suzie Clark, and para-educator Gale Thomas. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 12179 recently presented a check to M.E. Norman Elementary in Morgan City to purchase sensory integration equipment to help autistic students.

Three generations of police officers

Morgan City native Joseph Charlot, far right, an officer with San Diego Police Department, standing beside his son Lt. Terence Charlot, second to right, presented a badge to grandson Joseph Charlot. Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department. (Submitted photo)

Three generations on stage representing San Diego Police Department, including Morgan City native Joseph Charlot.

St. Mary Parish families benefit

St. Mary Outreach Executive Director Brenda Liner and Donor Coordinator Alana Andrus check expiration dates on donated food items in order to sort and organize donations on pantry shelves. (The Daily Review/Shea Drake)

St. Mary Outreach and United Way ask neighbors in the Tri-City area to open their hearts and pantries to feed families in need.

Floods to affect crawfish less than first thought

D&B Seafood owner Sidney “Peanut” Michel, right, and Brennan Flick prepare crawfish for boiling in March. State officials are expecting an average crawfish pond harvest this season despite the historic floods south Louisiana experienced in August. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The seafood industry expects August flooding in south Louisiana to have less of a negative impact on crawfish pond production than originally believed.

(Updated) Suspect charged with attempted murder of officer; Officer returns to work after stabbing

Timothy R. Duval, 38, of Patterson, was charged Thursday with attempted second-degree murder in the stabbing of Patterson Police Cpl. Kevin Stewart. Duval allegedly stabbed Stewart while Stewart was trying to arrest Duval for shoplifting. Stewart was treated at Teche Regional Medical Center and returned to work Thursday night. Duval was also charged with disarming of an officer, aggravated battery on an officer, resisting an officer by force, resisting an officer by flight, battery on an officer and theft by shoplifting.

A 38-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder of a Patterson police officer, after he allegedly stabbed the officer in the face with a steak knife Thursday evening.

I am Cuban

Francisco Sterling and his sister, Sonia Sterling Hebert, both of Morgan City, Louisiana, and natives of Cuba, tell their story of fleeing to the United States to escape Cuban dictator Fidel Castro

(Updated) Deputies searching for suspects, vehicle in alleged Bayou Vista armed robbery

Pictured is a suspect vehicle that is believed to be connected to an alleged armed robbery that occurred Thursday near Cash Magic Casino on U.S. 90 in Bayou Vista. If you see something suspicious, contact 911 or the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 985-384-1622. (Submitted)

Investigators are following multiple leads in a Thursday armed robbery in the parking lot of Cash Magic Casino in Bayou Vista, during which a male suspect allegedly demanded money from a victim and

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DEAR ABBY: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children.

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Shirley Price Giroir, 95, a resident of Morgan City, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at Patterson Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

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