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.

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.

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.

Officials prepping floodgates, Bayou Chene for closure

Morgan City Public Works supervisor Jean Bourg and public works department employee Irvin Trahan wrap a chain around the bottom portion of the flood gate Thursday to begin closing the gate. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

Area leaders have begun making preparations to close floodgates and block Bayou Chene in anticipation of the Jan. 23 crest of the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City.

Quilts for Chez Hope’s families

The Rumpled Quilts Guild of Morgan City and the Cane Cutters of Houma donated quilts to Chez Hope families in December. From left are Carol Martinolick, Bernadette Thibodeaux, Sue Williams, Woody Carlin, Pat Gray, Donna Hinds, Joyce Gaudet, Agatha Wiggins, Kathy Primeaux, Tammy Rogers, Chez Hope Outreach Advocate,and Hella Madison, Chez Hope Children’s Advocate.

Morganza Spillway likely to open; Move could push river above 9 feet here

At right, Col. Richard Hansen, New Orleans district commander for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, speaks at the Morgan City stakeholders meeting this morning at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

The decision isn’t final. But the commander of the U.S.

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Sports

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.

Lifestyle

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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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