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Troop D to participate in Teen Driver Safety Week

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for 14-18 year olds in the U.S. In fact, almost half of the teen drivers involved in a crash die. To bring attention to this issue, this week through Oct. 25 has been declared National Teen Driver Safety Week. Troopers from Troop D provide safety presentations […]

Lawmakers wait to hear from auditors on surplus

Louisiana lawmakers sidestepped a decision Friday on whether to accept claims from Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration that the state closed last year’s books with a nearly $179 million surplus, a figure viewed with skepticism. The Legislature’s joint budget committee instead decided to wait until their auditors comb through the numbers. The Legislative Auditor’s Office doesn’t […]

Ebola crisis puts pressure on human rights

Some doctors in countries hit hardest by the deadly Ebola disease decline to operate on pregnant women for fear the virus could spread. Governments face calls from frightened citizens to bar travel to and from afflicted nations. Meanwhile, the stakes get higher as more people get sick, highlighting a tricky balance between protecting people and […]

Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 begins

Delinquent taxpayers now have a chance to settle up with the government. A one-month amnesty program is underway for individuals and businesses who have fallen behind on their taxes. Louisiana Tax Amnesty 2014 begins today and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2014. During the amnesty program, delinquent taxpayers and non-filers can bring their […]

Candidates made voices heard; make yours heard, too

Two candidates in Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race met Thursday night in their first televised debate, while here at home, Jeff Davis Parish candidates took the stage at the Strand Theatre to share their own platforms, as well. Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu and retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness, one of her Republican opponents, debated […]

JDP voters face big decision

Thursday night’s forum between the two Thirty-First Judicial District Attorney candidates touched on several issues concerning not only that office and the parish, but each man as well. There were many questions, answers, comments and opinions shared – a wealth of information to absorb and consider. Meanwhile, the Jennings Daily News (JDN) will pose more […]

White more of a problem than Common Core

It is unfortunate that rightfully concerned citizens in Southwest Louisiana are not being taken seriously by Superintendent of Education John White. It is even more unfortunate, if not unprofessional, for White to be so condescending when speaking of parents and community leaders who oppose certain aspects of Common Core. The American Press reported Wednesday that […]

State urges residents to vaccinate pets for rabies

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) has been notified by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) that a case of rabies has been confirmed in a dog in the West Monroe area this week. DHH officials also confirmed a cat in Washington Parish was reported positive for rabies in September and that […]

Poll: Half think US at high risk of terror attack

Half of Americans think there’s a high risk of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, yet only a third are closely following news of U.S. airstrikes against Islamic extremists in the Middle East. Most people do think the airstrikes are a good idea. Two-thirds of those questioned for an Associated Press-GfK poll say they favor […]

State prepares to fight potential case of Ebola

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal held a meeting of Unified Command Group (UCG) Wednesday at the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) to get an update from state agencies and ensure the state is prepared if a case of Ebola were to be present in Louisiana. While there are no known cases of […]

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