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Local dispatchers benefit from communications training

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department hosted a three-day 9-1-1 telecommunications training class held at the Burton S. Leblanc Training Center for communication officers in the surrounding area. Participants included JPD dispatch officers, as well as dispatchers from Lake Charles, Welsh, Basile, and Church Point. The class specialized in “Managing […]

Drugs, guns seized in Craig Street search warrant

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Police used a battering ram to gain entry into a South Craig Street residence Wednesday, and found the suspects trying to flush a pistol down the toilet. 

Outdoor Beauty

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   Theresa Lyons of Lake Arthur enjoys the beauty she finds in her own backyard. Pictured here (from left, clockwise): a tri-colored heron takes a stroll through her yard; a little rabbit gets stuck in a fence and is rescued thanks to her husband, Larry’s, wire-cutters; a Funereal Duskywing skipper butterfly stops for a visit; […]

Crack dealer arrested for selling drugs from apartment

Barry Cole
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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A no-knock search warrant at a local apartment complex resulted in the arrest of a cocaine dealer. 

Good nutrition and the food and mood connection

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Quite often, we don’t think of the way the foods we eat are affecting our moods. We may not be what we eat, but it seems that we may feel what we eat.

Jr. High Orientation

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Jennings High School faculty helped students get organized for the upcoming new school semester at junior high orientation Monday. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Man arrested for impersonating Welsh police officer

Derek Felice

Daily News Staff Report A Lake Charles man was booked into the parish jail on multiple charges after pretending to be a Welsh police officer. 

Wet Roads Cause I-10 Crashes

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   Traffic was backed up both ways on Interstate 10 Friday evening between the Jennings and Iota exits after rainfall caused a couple of accidents. No one was seriously injured as a result of the crashes, but authorities remind motorists to exercise caution when traveling on wet roadways. Scattered summer thunderstorms are expected throughout the […]

Text message leads to bust

Mister Castile

Daily News Staff Report Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday after one sent a text  message to a cell phone pitching a marijuana deal – a text that was intercepted by deputies who happened to be executing a search warrant at the home where the cell phone was located.

Smoke during traffic stop ends in fugitive’s arrest

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By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A simple traffic stop on South Main Street early Friday morning led to the arrest of a long-lost fugitive, Leo Max Williams of Jennings. The driver of the vehicle was pulled over for a traffic violation, but when the four suspects inside rolled down their windows to speak to […]

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