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House Fire Reported on McFarlain St.


The Jennings Fire Department (JFD) along with the Jennings Police Department (JPD) and Acadian Ambulance responded to a house fire Monday afternoon at approximately 4:10 p.m. at a 110 North McFarlain St. residence. When officials arrived at the scene, the fire was emitting from both windows of a north east bedroom and there was heavy […]

LAPD arrests two during Regatta weekend

Michael Wayne Daigle

By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – Two men were arrested on drug charges here amid the Regatta festivities.

Annual Regatta comes to successful end

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By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer LAKE ARTHUR – As the Regatta weekend came to an end, city residents and officials were in the process of not only cleaning up and recovering from the party aftermath, but also recapping the highlights and activities of the festival.

Who’s That Girl?

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Five-month-old Annie Morris couldn’t believe her eyes when she spied her own reflection in a mirror. She is the daughter of Shane and Thea Morris of Colfax and granddaughter of Hollie and Chris Wales of Jennings and Roddy Crochet of Gotts’ Cove. Submit your photos for possible publication via email at

New Lowry Branch Library opens to public

Lowry Branch

The Cameron Parish Library is pleased to announce that the new Lowry Branch building is now open to serve the public every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. (closed noon to 12:30 p.m.)

Special suit gives toddler first swim experience

Cadence, 2, is currently awaiting the arrival of a swimsuit that will protect a central line that runs into her chest.

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor LAKE ARTHUR — Summer is a time for jumping off diving boards, swimming at beaches and playing in sprinklers. Unfortunately, Cadence Grace, two-and-a-half, has never been able to enjoy summer like other kids her age, but that’s all about to change thanks to the generosity of locals.

Lawless plans readings, book signings in JDP

Dwaines Lawless pic

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer Welsh native Dwaines Lawless’ recently published “Cajun Moon” has hit the bookshelves of numerous bookstores and libraries all over the south. Libraries such as the Austin, Texas Public Library, Cameron Parish Library and Jefferson Davis Parish (JDP) Library, to name a few, have adopted the Cajun thriller, and […]

JPD now using body camera system

By Aubrey Broussard Daily News Staff Writer The Jennings Police Department (JPD) recently received new body cameras to be worn by all patrolling officers. Owner of La-Tech, Monica Wolf, recently visited the JPD to oversee the installation and to brief Chief Todd D’Albor, Det. Richard Geiger, Cpl. Heath Bertrand and other officers on the new […]

Bad driving reveals drugs, stolen gun

Photo courtesy JPD

By SHEILA SMITH Managing Editor It is true that law enforcement officers never know what to expect in a day’s work. While responding to a separate call, Jennings Police Department (JPD) Directed Patrol Unit (DPU) officers instead encountered a reckless driver, a fleeing parolee, narcotics and a gun stolen from Lake Arthur three years ago.

Sickey, Williams assume Coushatta seats

Daily News photo by Kevin Bruchhaus

By KEVIN BRUCHHAUS Daily News Staff Writer ELTON – The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana welcomed newly elected council member Crystal Williams, and re-elected council member David Sickey with an inauguration program Wednesday morning at the Coushatta Reservation. Sickey will begin his fourth consecutive term on the tribal council, while Williams will join Sickey, Chairman Lovelin […]

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