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Reon, Batiste plead guilty

Keagan Reon

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Keagan Reon, 22, pled guilty to the charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice to manslaughter in the 31st District Judicial Court on Tuesday. Reon was set to go to trial on the charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of second-degree murder in the shooting of Ruston Reed, […]

Two arrested in Lake Arthur

Aaron Daniel Broussard

Daily News Staff Report LAKE ARTHUR – Two were arrested here this weekend on drug charges during two separate incidents.

Iowa man facing assault charges

Daniel Jerome Hebert

Daily News Staff Report An Iowa man was booked in to the parish jail Sunday after allegedly threatening to kill his wife and others.

One year after shooting, sergeant thriving

JPD Sgt. Ricky Benoit

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer One year ago today, one shot shook the community to its core and forever changed the life of one of its finest behind the badge.

Morvant named Father of the Year

Dane and Angela Morvant

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor The 2015 Jennings Daily News Father of the Year is described by his wife as someone who does not realize the impact he makes in the lives of others.

The Cool Dads


The Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) held a Father’s Day Party Friday for resident dads and grandfathers. Two resident veterans played Cajun French tunes on an accordion and guitar while a few others took to the dance floor. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Sealed With A Kiss…


During last week’s vacation Bible school at First Baptist Church of Jennings, 300 students participated in a change drive in support of Servnlove Children’s Home in Salem, India, a permanent residence for 20 orphan girls. VBS kids raised enough money for Servnlove to take in an additional child. At the end of VBS activities Friday, […]

One accused of domestic abuse

Mitchell Joseph Sylvester

Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s (JDSO) deputies responded to a call Thursday, June 18, regarding a disturbance on I-10. The incident occurred between a man and woman near a parked vehicle at milepost 58.

Iota woman arrested on warrants

Rolanda Bellard

On Wednesday, June 17, detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) received information from the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO) in reference to active warrants for Rolanda Bellard, 43, of 329 Crochet Road in Iota.

Two facing murder charges in man’s death

Harold Hargrave

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor The victim in Thursday’s suspected murder has been identified as Blaze Moss, 26, of Jennings.

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