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Jury, Co-op prepare for potential storm outcome

Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury and the Jeff Davis Electric Co-Op are anticipating potential power outages and compromised road conditions due to Tropical Storm Cindy. “During the past couple of years, we’ve experienced enough flooding that we’re becoming more effective and efficient with our storm and flood preparation,” explained Police Jury Administrative Supervisor Randy Ringuet. […]

Key witness testifies

The state’s key witness in the case against Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. took the stand on Wednesday, telling the court that while both men planned the robbery of Charles Raymond Talen, Sr., Cawthorne suggested killing the man while the two staked out his home on the day of the murder. Cawthorne is on trial for second-degree […]

Preparing for Cindy

Greta Faye Trahan Martin

LAKE ARTHUR – Funeral services for Mrs. Greta Faye Trahan Martin, 65, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Miguez Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Arthur, with Rev. Roland Vaughn officiating. Burial will be in Andrus Cove Cemetery. Funeral home visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m., and from 8 a.m. […]

A lesson in Native American culture

Postcards allege Perry owns shady strip club

WELSH – Another round of anonymous postcards are being mailed to some constituents here, this time claiming that Alderman Colby Perry has failed to report income from his supposed part ownership in a Texas strip club. “I am utterly perplexed by the false propaganda, inclusive of outlandish claims that have most recently been disseminated at […]

Parish braces for Tropical Storm Cindy

Hurricane season in Southwest Louisiana is beginning with a confirmed tropical storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. According to a report from Roger Erickson, Weather Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Lake Charles, Tropical Storm Cindy is forecast to make landfall in southeast Texas by sometime Thursday morning. The storm has […]

Two arrested on cruelty charges

A Jennings couple was arrested Tuesday night following an investigation into a call regarding an abandoned disabled woman. “The wheelchair bound, 47-year-old victim had been left in an abandoned house on Park Street in Jennings last week,” said Jennings Police Department Deputy Chief Danny Semmes. “Because of the response to that call, our investigators began […]

Investigators, witness take stand in murder trial

A witness testified Tuesday that he overheard Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. and two other people involved in an argument that included talk of killing an “old man.” Jennings resident Michael Granger told the 31st Judicial District Court he was working on plumbing beneath a Lake Arthur home in Feb. 2015 when he overheard a couple, identified […]

Storyteller, musician visits Welsh library

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