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Mother, daughter arrested for stealing from storage units

Erica Regan
Photo courtesy JDSO

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A mother and daughter were arrested Monday for stealing over $10,000 worth of antiques and collectibles out of local storage units and stashing the items in their own rental lockers.

Wilridge receives Black Heritage scholarship

Bryan Wilridge

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Jennings High School (JHS) senior Bryan Wilridge was awarded the Black Heritage Festival Scholarship. The presentation ceremony was held at the Lake Charles Civic Center on March 8.

The Cajun Way

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The eighth grade Louisiana History students at Lake Arthur High are being exposed to traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation. They are also learning about the importance of preserving the unique culture of southwest Louisiana by designing their own wire screen Mardi Gras masks.  Jeff Davis Arts Council provided the funding […]

Farm bill offers coverage options

rice field

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The 2014 Farm Bill is set to eliminate direct payment from the government and place more emphasis on crop insurance. The bill gives farmers an option of coverage for their crops. They must choose between a Price Loss Coverage (PLC) or Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) plan.

Loving those who live with CP

Though Cerebral Palsy (CP) is part of individuals and their loved ones’ lives, it does not define them. Candace Hebert, Katherine LeBlanc and Maggie McGee said they never treated their children, who live with CP, as disabled.
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By GLENETTA SHUEY Special to the Daily News Cerebral Palsy (CP) is not simply defined. It is complex and many myths surround CP.

JDP plans to add to Flyway Byway


By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Economic Development and Tourist Commission is seeking a Carter Management Grant to continue in the update of the Flyway Byway. The Flyway Byway is a scenic trail through swamp, river and other terrain aiming to attract visitors off Interstate 10 into the parish.

Friday Crash Reported


A two-vehicle crash was reported late Friday morning at the intersection of Dave Williams Road and La. 26, in the S-curve north of Jennings. No major injuries were reported. Daily News photo by Denver Brown

Oustalet running for DA

Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Ric Oustalet kicked off his 2014 District Attorney (DA) campaign for the 31st Judicial District on Thursday. Supporters gathered at the former VFW building in Jennings to cheer him on.

JDSO reports possession, warrant arrests

Earl Eugene Wilright III
Photo courtesy JDSO

Daily News Staff Report A Texas man was arrested for possession of marijuana for a third time on Wednesday.

Vernal Equinox


Thursday, March 20 marked the official first day of Spring, otherwise known as the Spring Equinox, when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal. While many believe the equinox has some sort of magical property that allows people to balance a broom or an egg […]

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