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Daylight Saving Time ending

The Jennings Fire Department visited the pre-k and kindergarten classes at James Ward Elementary recently to discuss fire safety. Fire Chief Hulin Theriot reminds residents to change the batteries in their smoke detectors this weekend, as smoke detectors saved lives.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Daily News Staff Report At 2 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time (DST) will end and Americans will “fall back” into fall and winter months with a little less daylight.

Tricks and Treats


   Trick or Treaters, young and old enjoyed last nights Halloween festivities. Many pets were also dressed for the evening and joined their owners on the city streets. Daily News staff photo

Welsh raid leads to one arrest

Ernest Dugas Jr.
Photo courtesy WPD

By BENGT LINDELL Special to the Daily News WELSH – Police here arrested Ernest Dugas, Jr., 60, of Carter Street for possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

Waiting For Halloween

sp-waiting for Halloween

Jaxxer Olmsted, 11 months, tucked himself into a pumpkin while awaiting Halloween. He is the son of Justin and Morgan Olmsted of Lacassine. Submitted photo

Congo presidential candidate visits JHS seniors

Mukumbay and his associates displayed a map of Africa to JHS students as he explained the living conditions of the people of his home nation of Congo.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Last week, world geography students at Jennings High School received a special visit from an African ambassador.

Provost pleads not guilty to attempted murder

Jordan Provost

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Jordan Provost was arraigned on attempted first-degree murder charges in 31st Judicial District Court this week, entering a plea of not guilty after a motion to release the suspect from his bail obligation was denied.

Melissa Doise 5K a huge success

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer The fifth annual Hope for the Miracle Breast Cancer 5K, sponsored by the Melissa Doise Foundation, was once again a success here in Jennings Saturday as runners of all ages participated to help honor the survivors of this dreaded disease, and remember the victims who lost their fight.  […]

Pumpkin Party


   The Jeff Davis Save the Children Headstart and Ward Elementary hosted pumpkin decorating contests this week. Children brought in pumpkins of every shape, size and creativity. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Suspect pleads not guilty to drug distribution charges

Melvin Gant

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Jennings man described by police as a “nuisance” to the general public pled not guilty to crack cocaine distribution. Melvin “Tookie” Gant was arraigned in 31st Judicial District Court on Monday and trial was set for March of 2015.

Little boy, big personality

Kdyshonne Lampkin and his mother Michelle are presented with a $1,000 check from JD District Attorney Michael Cassidy and JPD Deputy Chief Danny Semmes. Kdyshonne is the October 2014 Calendar Kid for the JPD “All 4 the Children” calendar.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Kdyshonne Lampkin is a happy, active 5-year-old kindergartener at James Ward Elementary. He loves to do all of the normal things that a 5-year old enjoys doing, like singing, dancing and playing with his dog, a chihuahua mix named Coco and her two puppies. But Lampkin was also […]

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