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Zigler Museum prepares for last Festival of Christmas in original building

The Zigler Museum is preparing for its 37th and final Festival of Christmas display at its Clara Street location.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Zigler Art Museum has begun preparing for its 37th and final Festival of Christmas event in its iconic Clara Street building.

Roanoke Home Destroyed by Fire

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   District 1 Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department answered a call Friday to a residential fire on East First Street at approximately 3 a.m. Upon arrival to the home, the northeast corner of the house was fully involved. Only one occupant was living in the house and the resident made it out of the burning building […]

Local boy learning to live with Type I diabetes

Wyatt Doucet
Submitted photo

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor He’s only four, but Wyatt Doucet is tough. Like his dad Casey says, “He’s already fought twice for his life and won. He’s fearless…That, and he thinks he’s Batman. That helps.”

A Boy and His Dog

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   Four-year-old Derrick Adickes of Lake Arthur and his new Catahoula puppy, Optimus Prime, spent the afternoon on the lake recently while proud mom, Michelle Landry, supervised the pair as they enjoy each other’s company. To submit your favorite feature photo for possible publication, email the picture with a brief description to jdne… Submitted photo

Revitalizing the Coushatta heritage

Everything that is part of Coushatta culture today is linked to the past. For example, its Princess competition is not a typical pageant. In order to even qualify, young ladies must understand tribal dancing, singing, storytelling and basket-weaving, as well as the Koasati language.
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November is Native American Month By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News The Coushatta Tribe has called the piney woods of Southwest Louisiana home for more than a century. A smaller group reside on a reservation near Livingston, Texas, with members of the Alabama Coushatta Tribe. The Coushatta tribe is now a sovereign nation, […]

Synthetic pot a growing problem

Synthetic marijuana abuse is on the rise in the city and the state.

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor In the last two weeks, synthetic marijuana abuse has sent at least 18 young people to Lafayette hospitals, and the Jennings Police Department (JPD) said synthetics is quickly becoming a problem here at home, too.

Hey, Girl…!!!

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   Gus O’Quinn, 5, was quite excited to take a picture with one of his favorite classmates during a Veterans Day program at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic School in Lake Charles. He is the grandson of Gerald and Donna Meche of Jennings, Bonnie Selby of The Woodlands, Texas, and Jerry and Laura O’Quinn of […]

Cops visit kid to help make big memories

Jennings police officers took it upon themselves to visit a young law enforcement enthusiast. Police Chief Todd D’Albor said one goal of his department is to mentor local youth and encourage them to lead positive lives.
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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Steve and Dale Agosto of Jennings called the cops on their six-year-old grandson recently, and the city’s police department dispatched several officers and their K-9 unit to the scene.

Woman booked for synthetic weed

Rachael Lynn Touchet
Photo courtesy JDSO

Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff Office narcotics detectives picked up a fugitive on possession of synthetic marijuana with intent to distribute charges. The charges stemmed from a search warrant served in July at a residence in Roanoke. Rachael Lynn Touchet, 39, of West Fifth Street in Roanoke, was arrested without incident at her residence and booked […]

St. Jude’s Christmas ride returning

For five years, the Iowa trail ride has brought in thousands of dollars to support the children at St. Jude’s.
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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer IOWA – It’s almost time for the fifth annual Iowa Christmas Trail Ride fundraiser to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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