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Blood Moon

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The second – and final – total lunar eclipse of 2014 occurred early Wednesday morning, as the “blood moon” appeared a coppery red color. A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, Earth and the full moon form a nearly straight line so that the full moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. Photo by Theresa Lyons

Louisiana rice crop better than expected

Local farmer Kevin Berken enjoys finishing up a great harvest from his front row seat.
Submitted photo

The 2014 Louisiana rice crop is better than expected, “but not as good as last year”, Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist, reported.

Semi Pulls Down Power Line


   An 18-wheeler caught a low cable line on the corner of East Madison and South Doyle Monday afternoon shortly before 2 p.m., causing the utility pole to break and fall on the trailer. Power was temporarily cut off from the line while emergency personnel assisted the driver, Bobby Brooks and his passenger out of […]

Suspect could face felony theft charges

Danielle Marie Cormier
Photo courtesy JPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The woman who used a Mermentau Elementary School fundraiser to pad her own pockets could be facing charges of felony theft if the complaints continue to pour in, according to Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes.

Fair Fun…


   The Jeff Davis Parish Fair provided plenty of family fun throughout the long weekend, with activities including a parade, talent show, queen’s pageant and livestock show. Fair activities wrapped up late Saturday night. Daily News photo

Suspect uses school fundraiser to steal donations

Danielle Marie Cormier

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Jennings woman was arrested this week for soliciting school fundraiser donations for her own personal pockets.

JPD continues crackdown on cocaine trafficking

Dustin Pete

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Jennings Police Department (JPD) continues to combat cocaine trafficking in the city, making yet another notable drug bust this week that led to the seizure of over 20 grams of crack and powder cocaine.

Fair Royalty


   The Jeff Davis Parish Fair Queen’s Pageant was held Thursday night at the Jeff Davis Parish Fair Arena. Of the 12 total competing contestants, the top six chosen were Alyssa McNabb of Lacassine, Carlie Clement of Hathaway, Elizabeth Stretcher of Jennings, Kelcie Tomasee of Lacassine, Brianna Guidry of Hathaway and Madison Fontenot of Elton. […]

Thief identified, sought by JPD

Patrick W. Payne

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The suspect wanted for causing $3,000 in damages to an ice machine in order to steal its coins has since been identified by police.

Burglary suspect leads police on vehicle pursuit

Carl Johnson

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A Florida man who took a detour through Jennings on his way home from Houston Thursday is behind bars for committing several car burglaries at Our Lady Immaculate (OLI) School.

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