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An unknown visitor dropped off this family photo album to the RE-Market consignment shop on Elton Road in Jennings. The treasured album was returned to the family to which it belonged after being missing for a year.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Local photographer stumbles upon vintage album By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer Local photographer and photo restorer Melanie Arthur received a surprise mystery delivery last week.

City removes more synthetic marijuana from streets

Cody Comeaux
Photo courtesy JPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor City police are finding more synthetic marijuana on the streets of Jennings lately, according to Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes, who reported the department’s second notable drug arrest this week. 

Painting for a Passion


   Local artist Ronnie Collins volunteered his talents teaching a painting class for a Communities Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) fundraiser. Collins said he was honored to volunteer, as supporting abuse victims is a cause that is close to his heart. The event raised approximately $800. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

Mother, son arrested after surveillance on drug house

Chero Simon
Photo courtesy JPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A search warrant at a West Street residence landed two local residents behind bars this week. 

Locals remember Sept. 11 terrorist attacks

Sam Pulia, mayor of Westchester, Ill., and a former police officer of the same town, mourns over the name of his cousin, New York firefighter Thomas Anthony Casoria, who was killed in the South Tower in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, prior to the memorial observances held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York today, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. See inside today’s edition for more tributes in the Jennings Daily News special section honoring our heroes. 
(AP Photo)

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor With the toll of a bell and a solemn moment of silence at ground zero today, the nation paused to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack.

Sergeant welcomed home

Crowds lined La. 97 in Jennings and Sherman Street to welcome Sgt. Ricky Benoit from a longtime stay in a New Orleans rehabilitation center.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Over two months after being injured in the line of duty, Jennings Police Department (JPD) Sgt. Ricky Benoit was welcomed home by the city Wednesday afternoon.

Tank Fire Reported


   The Jennings Fire Department responded to a call Tuesday afternoon regarding a tank fire in the area of Farm Supply Road and Hwy. 1126. A 400-gallon tank filled to approximately one-third-fuel capacity, ignited after an area resident, presumed to be a friend of the landowner, started the pump to begin flooding a nearby field. […]

Ready To Run


   Volunteers with Our Savior’s Church visited at Jennings High School Tuesday to begin early bird registrations for the Color PHor a Cure 5k to be held on October 11. Registration and parental permission forms are also available at Java Joltz and at the office of Our Savior’s Church. Early bird registration is $35 and […]

Jennings man arrested on incest allegations

Tuly Timothy Guidry
Photo courtesy JDSO

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Office Warrants division apprehended a fugitive from Avoyelles Parish Monday morning.

JPD introduces neighborhood watch program

JPD Chief Todd D’Albor and Community Service Coordinator Chris Lehman met with residents of the Greenwood subdivision to introduce the neighborhood watch program and discuss the importance of working together.
Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The Greenwood subdivision in Jennings has started a neighborhood watch program, and police hope it will start a trent throughout the city.

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