The ex-girlfriend of Justin Edward Patterson, who's on trial for murder in a 2013 shooting death, testified Wednesday to an alleged confession he made to her just hours after the shooting, but one she didn't tell authorities for over three years.
Justin Edward Patterson may have mistaken Mikki Jay Dauntain, the man he allegedly shot to death in 2013 in Morgan City, for another person he believed was one of the people who robbed him six weeks earlier in the city of Patterson.

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.

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.

Schedler: Don't worry about 'rigged' elections

Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler at the New Orleans Museum of Art unveiling the new “I voted” stickers featuring art by the late George Rodrigue. Schedler says voters have no reason to fear a “rigged election,” as predicted by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Louisiana’s chief election officer, Secretary of State Tom Schedler, himself a Republican, says voters don’t have to worry about a “rigged election,” and charges his party’s presidential standard b

Detectives seek assistance identifying Walmart theft suspect

St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office detectives are seeking the public's help identifying a theft suspect seen Oct. 12 loading a 55” Vizio 4K UHD Smart Television into a shopping cart at Walmart in Bayou Vista. (Submitted)

Detectives are asking for the public's help to identity a suspect seen on surveillance stealing a TV from Walmart, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office news release.

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Berwick's boys clawed out a home court win, 53-42, win against the 6-2A Catholic High of New Iberia Panthers. Individual statistics for BHS wasn't available at press time. Both the Panthers and the Lady Panthers will play Friday at Christian Life Academy

The Berwick High School Lady Panthers and Panthers were in action Tuesday night at home. The Lady Panthers (8-3A) were out-hustled by the H.L.

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Patterson Garden Club awards Gordon and Carla Sanders its Yard of the Month award for November. The Sander’s yard is landscaped with River Birch, azaleas, yaupon, agapanthus, coleus and begonias.

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