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Innocent Until Proven Guilty


   Looks can be deceiving. Although Piper, the 12-week-old chocolate lab of Tabby and Tboy Hanks of Lake Arthur, uses her puppy dog eyes to prove her innocence – this picture of her sneaking into her dog food proves otherwise. To submit your favorite feature photo for possible publication in the Jennings Daily News, email […]

CADA Hosts Law Appreciation Luncheon


   Parish and city law enforcement officers and personnel met Tuesday at the St. Mary Center for an appreciation luncheon of gumbo with rice and potato salad and cake for dessert, from the staff of CADA. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

WPD makes carnal knowledge arrest

Michael Parsley
Photo courtesy WPD

Welsh Police Department received a complaint Monday, October 20 in reference to a juvenile. Upon further investigation detectives were able to gain enough information for the 31st District Judge to sign a warrant for Michael Parsley, 29 of Welsh for felony carnal knowledge of juvenile. On Tuesday, October 21, Michael Parsley was arrested and booked […]

Child porn suspect sentenced to 15 years

Seth Bivens
Photo courtesy LSP

Daily News Staff Report A Jennings man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for downloading hundreds of movies of child pornography to his computer and other electronic devices.

Riding In Style


   The Last Resort car show was in town this past weekend at the Oil and Gas Park. It featured cars, trucks and motorcycles from all over the U.S. venders gathered selling products, t-shirts and food. Games and contests were held for children as spectators and participants enjoyed browsing through the variety of new and […]

Doise run back this weekend

Local breast cancer survivors met at Jerry Simmons Stadium Friday to show their support for Melissa Doise.
Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

By DYLAN BROSSETTE Daily News Sports Editor “Here’s the thing about cancer: It has no prejudices. It doesn’t care about your race, age, height, weight – nothing. It will come in your life and turn things upside down at a moment’s notice. That’s why we started this foundation.”

Habitual offender could face serious time

Rendivus Etienne

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A repeat drug offender may see some serious jail time if the court labels him as an habitual one following his latest arrest.

Homecoming Royalty

Kalrley Henderson

   Friday night, the student bodies of Elton and Welsh high schools each crowned their 2014-2015 homecoming queens. In Elton, senior maid Sarah Davis was crowned. She is the daughter of Chris and Sandra Davis. Down the road in Welsh, the Greyhounds chose senior Karley Henderson, daughter of Selena Henderson and David Henderson, as their […]

Early voting starts Tuesday

vote pic

Dozens of seats, 14 amendments on ballot By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Early voting for the Nov. 4 elections opens Tuesday, and any registered voter is able to cast their ballot ahead of time.

FBC pumpkin patch back for second year

Wednesday, First Baptist Church opened its pumpkin patch to local elementary classes.
Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer First Baptist Church (FBC) of Jennings member Derek Laughlin no longer wanted to drive his children to Lafayette to visit a pumpkin patch in autumn, so he came up with a solution – he built his own. 

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