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2016 New Year’s Baby arrives

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard
Timmy and Kallie Cassidy with their daughter Lilly.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Almost a full month into 2016, Jennings Daily News (JDN) and Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) are finally able to announce the parish’s official New Year’s Baby.

LA Party Gras

Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

Streets were packed with people Saturday afternoon as dozens of floats streamed down Arthur Avenue for the annual Lake Arthur Mardi Gras Parade.

Vets receive state Honor Medals

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard
The five residential veterans at the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) who received the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medal are pictured here (from left to right): Daniel Landry, Joe Saez, Austin Bucklin, J.T. Bruce and Thomas Martin.

Daily News Staff Report Officials with the Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) presented five residents with the Louisiana Veterans Honor Medals. Over 35,000 vets all across the state were awarded this honor. Louisiana is the first state to fund the Louisiana Honor program.

Pets and Pals

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

James Ward students had a “pawesome” Thursday at school. Different animals visited the campus for Pet Day, giving kids a chance to have one-on-one time with furry friends.

Wife hits, drags husband with car

Paige Fontenot Villanueva

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – A Jennings woman was arrested Wednesday after she tried to run over her estranged husband.

Blanchard named high school Teacher of the Year

Scott Blanchard

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish School Board recently announced the Teachers of the Year for the elementary, middle and high school levels. The Teacher of the Year for the high school level was presented to Jennings High School civics teacher Scott Blanchard.

One-vehicle crash leads to DWI arrest

Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

One man was arrested on DWI charges following a one-vehicle incident on Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, on Grand Marais Road, west of La. 26.

Sex offender arrested for registration violations

William Ricardo Bell

An Elton man was arrested Wednesday morning, Jan. 27, after Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) deputies assigned to monitor his registration, discovered he had created two social media accounts.

WPD arrests two in unrelated incidents

Cierra Lewis Juabrial

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – The Welsh Police Department (WPD) made two arrests in separate incidents this past week, resulting in charges ranging from possession to flight from an officer.

Active Shooter Training held at Hospital

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

The staff of Jennings American Legion received active shooter training this week. The class reviewed training exercises to learn how to defend against and possibly deter a subject in the event of an active shooter situation within the hospital.

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