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Traffic stop leads to burglary bust

Ralph King III

Two men were arrested Friday morning when officers with the Welsh Police Department (WPD) discovered stolen tools and guns while conducting a traffic stop.

Welsh Museum holds crawfish fundraiser


By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer WELSH – The Fifth Annual Friends of the Welsh Museum crawfish dinner fundraiser here was another huge success.

Post to fund youth’s leadership trip

ab - Jennings Vets to send local youth to leadership program

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer A Jennings veteran group will be sending one local youth to attend The American Legion Louisiana Boys State.

Academic Annie

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While Annie’s human took a break from studying, she hit the books – and keyboard – for her own purposes. She is the furry child of Kaitlyn Richard of Jennings. Share pictures of your pets for possible publication by emailing

Man charged in counterfeit case

Jeremiah Roscoe Moore

A counterfeit money case dating back to January now has a suspect.

Accident births Christian’s Legacy

Photo courtesy Christian’s Legacy
Christian Nelson

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor (Editor’s Note: April is National Donate Life Month, which encourages organ donor awareness. This story is the third in a series focusing on individuals impacted by organ donation.) LAFAYETTE – It was the day he received his driving permit that Christian Nelson learned the definition of organ donation. When the […]

Robbery leads to arrest of former Fla. Gators cornerback

Deiondre Porter

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer The recent confiscation of over $75,000 in stolen electronics by the Jennings Police Department (JPD) led detectives on a six-week investigation including the armed robbery of at least two Florida stores and the arrest of two men, including former Florida Gators cornerback Deiondre Porter.

JDSO holds DARE graduation ceremony

Daily News photo by Holli Bruchhaus

Over 275 students from Jennings, Lake Arthur and Hathaway attended the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) 46th DARE Graduation Spring 2016 ceremony held this week.

Vanicor remembered at Welsh Lagniappe Festival

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Welsh Alderman Charles Drake (right) presents the Vanicor family a plaque in remembrance of the life of Milton Vanicor. The presentation was made at the Welsh Lagniappe Festival this past weekend.

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Sports Editor WELSH – A special presentation was made during the Welsh Lagniappe Festival last weekend to honor the life of the late Welsh fiddler Milton Vanicor. Town Alderman Charles Drake, along with State Representative Johnny Guinn, presented Vanicor’s family with a plaque, and said a few words about the […]

Elton native honored by LSU College of Agriculture

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Pictured here (from left to right) are Assistant Dean Leslie Blanchard, Elton graduate and LSU student Morgan Richard and Dean of the LSU College of Agriculture and LSU Vice President of Agriculture Bill Richardson.

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer One Elton High School (EHS) graduate and Louisiana State University (LSU) senior majoring in animal, dairy and poultry sciences received the Gerald and Norma Dill College of Agriculture Alumni Association Outstanding Senior Award in Baton Rouge this month.

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