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)

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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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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