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Jennings woman arrested on cocaine charges

Jamie Pete

Daily News Staff Report Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s narcotics detectives recently served a search warrant to the residence of 718 West Plaquemine Street. The warrant was obtained after narcotics detectives successfully purchased drugs in undercover buys from the house. Jamie Pete, 32, who resides at the home, was placed under arrest and charged with possession […]

Police make one of largest Oxycodone busts

Gavin Williams

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Jennings Police Department (JPD) nabbed one suspect and is searching for a second man for questioning in what was described as one of the largest Oycodone seizures in the city.

Along the Sunset Route

Children’s author running for literacy awareness

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Dennis Yang, 40, is on a mission to spread the importance of literacy and healthy living. That mission started 102 days ago in Santa Monica Pier, California. Yang is the creator and founder of his own non-profit organization dedicated to children’s literacy called the Papa Didos Ideals Foundation. […]

Samaritan’s Purse sets record in Jennings

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Samaritans Purse collection station at Bethel Church collected 1,459 shoeboxes this year for children worldwide struggling with war-torn areas, disease, poverty and other difficult circumstances. The boxes were delivered to the Bethel center from private individuals, different churches and organizations from all over the surrounding area. According […]

Search warrant results in drug charges

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Jennings police executed a search warrant at 618 South Doyle Street late Wednesday evening, and seized several packs of synthetic weed, approximately one pound of marijuana and $1,329 in cash. Two residents of the home, identified as Willard Brown, 29, and Angela Brown, 49, were both arrested and booked […]

Fugitive found, arrested for crystal meth

Several packs of synthetic weed, along with marijuana and cash, were seized from a South Doyle Street residence on Wednesday.

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A simple traffic stop helped police remove a fugitive from the streets Wednesday evening, while more charges were added to the criminal’s rap sheet in the process. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said officers received radio traffic that a Dodge Ram with Oklahoma tags was spotted […]

Christmas Bird Count returns to Thornwell

Theresa Lyons of Lake Arthur participates in the CBC each year. Pictured here, a flock of geese make a pass through for her camera.
Photo by Theresa Lyons

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The 2014 edition of the Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Thornwell Christmas Bird Count will be conducted this Sunday, Dec. 14, as bird watchers gather in Thornwell for their 13th year of the annual holiday count.

Suspect booked, items recovered in museum theft

Benjamin Baker
Photo courtesy WPD

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – A saddle made in 1911 and a collection of Native American arrowheads stolen from the museum here were recovered Tuesday.

A Little Gift

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Eight-month-old Jett Kirk Breaux is ready to celebrate his first Christmas. He is the son of Tyler and Alexis Conner Breaux of Lake Arthur. Submitted photo

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