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Reward Offered in Cruelty Case


The Jennings Police Department’s animal control officer picked up this pup this week after it was found abandoned in the city, but it wasn’t a typical stray. The unfortunate animal was found with a collar embedded in its neck, which had to be surgically removed from the dog’s lacerated skin. The dog was treated for […]

Two arrests made in murder case

Roderick Cawthorne Jr.

Daily News Staff Report Two arrests were made Thursday evening in the homicide of Charles Raymond Talen, 73, of Lake Arthur, and additional arrests are expected in the near future.

Safety tips offered for pet owners

Chevy LeJeune, 7, of Jennings, and his beloved chihuahua, Bella, didn’t seem to mind the chilly weather as they enjoyed a walk through the puddles Wednesday afternoon. Chevy is the son of Johnathan and Daphne LeJeune, all of Jennings.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The recent extreme cold weather temperatures are not only a nuisance to people but are also a danger to the furry members of our family, especially for those that live predominately outdoors.

Same Place…. …..Different Day

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Charlie Williams captured this picture-perfect sunset over the Mermentau River in Lowry in December of 2013, then was able to photograph a completely different yet breathtaking sunset in the same spot earlier this month.

Suspect sought for cocaine possession

Joshua Levi

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Joshua Levi, 32, of South Doyle Street in Jennings and police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the alleged drug dealer.

JDP investigates two separate crashes on LA Hwy. 26

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Daily News Staff Report Slick roads led to a pair of minor car crashes in the city Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, as city police and emergency responders were dispatched to the first crash, a three-vehicle collision on LA 26 near Eleventh Street, around 1:12 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.

Five arrested in Howard Street search warrant

Donald Boudreaux

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor City police used a delivery truck to disguise their no-knock search warrant at a Howard Street residence, and found the drug dealers’ apparent lookout high on the job.

Playoff Bound

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

The LHSAA released playoff brackets for the 2015 postseason on Monday, with six area teams all receiving berths. Welsh, Hathaway, Midland and Lacassine will all host first round games, while Jennings and Elton will hit the road in bi-district action. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Schools close out of safety concerns

Jennings Elementary students Lawrence Willridge (from left), Hayden Duhon and Chance Levi were greeted to brisk temperatures as they departed from school Monday afternoon. All JDP students are out of classes Tuesday due to the possibility of freezing rain and icy conditions. 
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer As a severe ice storm has made its way across portions of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, residents in Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) and Southwest Louisiana braced themselves for the possibility of freezing rain and cold temperatures expected to make their way through the southern part of the state […]

JDSO still investigating death of Lake Arthur man

Raymond Talen Sr.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A 73-year-old local man was found dead inside his home Saturday evening after his abandoned vehicle was found burning on Highway 14 near Gueydan earlier that same evening.

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