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.

Petite Tour du Teche: Kayak races for kids on Aug. 6

Young kayakers churn up Bayou Teche in Breaux Bridge during Petit Tour du Teche 2015. This year’s day of youth racing put on by Tour du Teche is set for Saturday, Aug. 6. Registration is open and can be made online via https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=59680. (Tour du Teche photo)

Registration is open for Petit Tour du Teche, youth races in Bayou Teche at Parc des Ponts de Pont Breaux. The event is Saturday, Aug. 6.

Summerfest in Baldwin

From left to right: Shalisa Gabriel, Hazel Rodriguez, Londyn Landry and Mollie Bourgeois enjoy the fun jump during the first ever Summerfest in Baldwin last weekend. The event included a wide variety of vendors, food and entertainment as well as a parade on Sunday. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Bayou BBQ bash sizzles

More than 50 barbecue enthusiasts participated in St. Mary Chamber of Commerce-sponsored cook-off that featured competitive cooking teams, corporate teams and St. Mary Parish teams, and a children’s competition. The many teams included Smokin’ D’s Barbecue, top photo, composed of Chris Watts, left, and DeWitt Watts. (The Daily Review/Diane Miller Fears)

Rain early on Saturday didn’t dampen the turnout or the cooks’ spirits during the Fifth Annual Bayou BBQ Bash held under the U.S. 90 bridge in Morgan City.

(Updated) Officials clean ‘very small’ amount of mercury in Berwick

First responders from Berwick look at the point on the River Road levee, near Rose Street, where a chemical was found to be leaking Monday. Early and unconfirmed reports identified the substance as mercury.

The Berwick Police Department and Berwick Volunteer Fire Department blocked access Monday afternoon to the levee at Rose Street and River Road after officials found a small amount of mercury on the

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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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