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WOW, Gators!


2-year-old Abram Smith and 1 year-old Thea Smith stare in amazement at the alligators at the I-10 Park on Wednesday. Abram and Thea are the children of Jean Luke and Maria Smith. The family is from Texas and was visiting family in Louisiana. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

No Place Like Home


Second grade students at Hathaway High created animal habitats as part of a science and social studies lesson. Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

LA terminates detective; Mott now plans to sue

Raymond Mott Jr.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor LAKE ARTHUR – The council here made the unanimous decision Wednesday to terminate Det. Raymond Mott Jr.’s employment, and the now-former officer said he intends to sue for defamation of character.

Jennings, Kinder open 2015 season in explosive matchup

Jennings junior running back Travis Etienne Jr. may find himself in a shootout with the high-powered Kinder offense led by senior quarterback  Welles Cooley (15). 
Daily News Photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor Jennings High School head coach Rusty Phelps leaned back in his office chair and stared intently at assistant coaches Damian Broussard and Jordan Smith, discussing the task awaiting them Thursday night.

Like family

Lessons Learned by GLENETTA SHUEY The statement that “a dog is man’s best friend” was first recorded as being made by Frederick II, King of Prussia, referring to one of his Italian greyhounds as his best friend. The term was likely popularized though by its use in a poem by Ogden Nash, a well-known poet […]

Louisiana increases breastfeeding support

The Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is helping hospitals statewide increase access to breastfeeding support and resources for Louisiana mothers. More maternity hospitals than ever before, 82 percent, are participating in The Gift, a DHH breastfeeding quality initiative and designation program.   “As the state’s health department, our goal is to help educate Louisiana […]

Patricia Smith Granger

Patricia “Pat” Smith Granger, 75, of Lake Charles, died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, on Monday, August 31, 2015, at Harbor Hospice Palliative Care Facility after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church […]

Playing in the Park


Anna-Kate Oliver, 3, watched over baby brother Jack, six months, while playing at a Jennings park. They are the children of Beth and Derek Oliver of Jennings. Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

Picture Perfect

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Local photographer Theresa Lyons snapped this image of a sunset outside her kitchen window. Share your images of nature’s beauty by emailing pictures with a short description to Photo by Theresa Lyons

JHS releases reserved seating info

New JHS Dog logo

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor Jennings High School announced this morning the reserved seating at Jerry Simmons Stadium for the 2015 football season would go on sale tomorrow, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., with sales continuing through Friday.

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