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JPD recovers over $4k in illegal narcotics

George Stafford Lewis

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department (JPD) made multiple drug busts this week, resulting in three arrests and thousands of dollars in seized narcotics.

Practice Makes Perfect

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The Bethel Christian School (BCS) football team began practice this week in preparation for the upcoming season. The Eagles will open the season at home against defending state champion Northeast Baptist on August 20. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

LA citizen helps solve burglaries

Dustin LeJeune

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – A recent rash of home burglaries were solved here when a concerned citizen came forth to report the discovery of stolen property.

Vie Terre Beau Bridge Nears Completion


Major repairs to the Vie Terre Beau Bridge, located between Theo Road in Jeff Davis Parish and Vie Terre Beau Road in Acadia Parish, are nearing completion. Acadia Parish Dist. 8 Police Juror Robert Jude Guidry said Wednesday though the top portion of the bridge is complete, cross-braces beneath the bridge still need work. However, […]

Birds of a Feather

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While three roseate spoonbills took a stroll together, an egret enjoyed a solo flight. Share your pictures of nature in Jeff Davis Parish by emailing images to or bringing pictures to our office at 238 N. Market Street in Jennings. Photo by Theresa Lyons

Suspected gunfire sparks pursuit


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH — A high-speed chase resulting in a one-vehicle crash in Roanoke followed the alleged sounds of gunshots here Sunday night, July 19.

Attempted break-in leads to chase, weed

Bryant Wittge

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer An attempted home burglary led members of the Jennings Police Department (JPD) on a foot chase through several business parking lots and to the discovery of narcotics.

Tennis, Anyone?

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Locals enjoyed tennis in Jennings Monday despite sweltering heat. Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

Deputies Undergo Certification Training


The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) has been busy, certifying deputies in Taser, pepper spray and firearms training. After receiving a dose of pepper stray in the eyes, deputies were led to buckets of water where they were assisted in washing the spray from their faces and eyes. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Former Elton coach sentenced

Justin Fruge

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Former Elton High School (EHS) teacher and coach Justin Fruge was sentenced to seven years of hard labor on Monday. Fruge plead guilty to one count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile on April 1. He was originally charged with six counts of prohibited sexual conduct between […]

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