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Lake Arthur man arrested for missing juvenile

Corey Davis

Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office began an investigation involving a runaway juvenile.

Belt family celebrates a “merry” Christmas

Joel Belt

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor On Nov. 20, Joel Belt of Jennings underwent open-heart surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital, becoming only the fifth child in the United States to undergo the risky procedure. A shunt was placed in between his pulmonary and descending aorta artery to help allow his heart to function.

Suspect arrested for rash of armed robberies

Josh Creuder

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A suspect wanted for the armed robbery of a Jennings gas station this week was arrested in Lake Charles Friday, and is also facing charges for three armed robberies in Calcasieu Parish.

Low blood supply level alert issued

LifeShare is pleading with blood donors to give O negative and B negative blood donations, as their current blood supply is at an extremely low level.

Daily News Staff Report The O negative and B negative blood supply levels are at an extremely low level. The minimal blood available in these two blood types is an immediate concern in order to provide for current and new patients with needs that will arise through Christmas.

JPD delivers truckload of toys to local youth

Local families received a few Christmas presents early this week as the Jennings Police Department distributed toys to deserving families.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor and other members of the Jennings Police Department (JPD) continued to brighten the Christmas season for Jennings children on Wednesday by delivering a truckload of toys throughout the city.  The JPD recently sponsored its “Shop With a Cop” event to help brighten a […]

Armed robber flees with $80, cigarettes

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this armed robbery suspect.
Photo courtesy JPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Armed with a handgun, an unidentified suspect robbed a local gas station Thursday evening for $80 in cash and a single pack of Newport cigarettes.   

JES Hosts Christmas Play

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

The students from Carla Young’s and Lori Cummings’ third grade classes at Jennings Elementary School (JES) performed a Christmas play Wednesday morning entitled “Christmas in Oz Land.” The play depicted Santa’s crash landing in Oz and the Oz residents helping Santa get back on his flight pattern. The cast of characters included were the usual […]

Suspect charged for drug distribution

Donald James Prudhomme Jr.

Daily News Staff Report The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives served a search warrant at the residence of a known Jennings drug distributor. According to Commander of Criminal Investigations Chris Ivey, narcotics detectives had been conducting the investigation of illegal distribution of pills by Donald James Prudhomme, Jr., 38, for several weeks. Detectives […]

Lacassine man arrested for cruelty

Sirdayln Hickman

Daily News Staff Report The Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office received a complaint on Dec. 16 from Lacassine High School employees concerning unusual marks and bruises on a student. According to Commander of Criminal Investigations Chris Ivey, detectives discovered the victim had a large mark on the head, bruises and marks on the chest and abdomen, […]

JES introduces new incentive program

Students at JES were rewarded for positive behavior, good grades and attendance.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The students of Jennings Elementary School (JES) recently reaped the benefits of their hard work, good behavior and steadfast attendance throughout the semester.

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