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Vincent laid to rest in Lacassine

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Daily News Staff Report LACASSINE – Louisiana State Police Sr. Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, was laid to rest here Saturday afternoon after giving his life in the line of duty on Aug. 24.

LeBlanc using farm life for future

Ellie LeBlanc
Submitted photo

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer HATHAWAY– Most fourth grade students haven’t begun dreaming of the opportunity to attend college after their time in high school is done, but for one Hathaway High School 9 year-old, her love of farm life is ensuring she one day has that chance.

Mott joined KKK immigration rally

LAPD Det. Raymond Mott (left) identified himself in this August 2014 photo taken at a rally protesting illegal immigration in North Carolina. He claimed he only realized the rally group’s true nature immediately following the event.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD and SHEILA SMITH LAKE ARTHUR – Raymond Mott, a detective with the Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD), confirmed to the Jennings Daily News (JDN) Saturday that he is one of two men in a photograph circulating online that was taken at what he called an anti-illegal immigration rally led by the Loyal […]

Sex offender booked for failing to register

Justin Derise

Justin Lynn Derise, 30, of Jennings, was arrested by Jeff Davis Sheriff’s deputies Thursday for failure to register as a sex offender. Deputies learned Derise was not currently residing in his reported place of residency. Derise is currently being held at the parish jail.

Fight or Flight


The second free public service women’s self defense class, featured by the Jennings Police Department, was a success. Ptn. Don Lirette instructed the attendants on basic self defense and escape techniques. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Grabbing Air

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Ronnie Brunt, of Jennings, recently celebrated his 60th birthday by having a little fun on Lake Arthur. Photo by Marilyn Brunt

Guinn announces candidacy for re-election

Rep. John. E. Guinn

State Representative John E. “Johnny” Guinn, R-Jennings, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Louisiana House of Representatives in District 37 in the October 24 election. District 37 includes all of Jeff Davis Parish and parts of Calcasieu Parish. As a state legislator, Representative Guinn sits on the Transportation, Highway and Public Works Committee; […]

Parish, state prepare for funeral

Officials with JDSO and LSP coordinate to organize a plan to direct and organize visiting mourners to the funeral services of LSP Senior Trooper Steven Vincent.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The tragic shooting death of Louisiana State Police (LSP) Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 44, has united the parish and surrounding community in a show of support.

WPD seeks suspect in chase

Matthew Broussard
Photo courtesy WPD

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor WELSH – Police here are seeking a 28 year-old suspect who fled on foot following a high-speed chase Wednesday.

On The Way Down


Elizabeth Wirtz, 6, of Jennings, enjoys some after school play time at the Shankland Park with her new friend Trestyna Klumpp, 3, of Mermentau. Wirtz is the daughter of Chris Wirtz and Kellie Wirtz, also of Jennings, and Klumpp is the daughter of Tresa Guidry of Mermentau and Peter Klumpp of Gueydan. Daily News photo […]

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