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Attorney claims client acted in self defense

Rosalyn Breaux
Photo courtesy WPD

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The woman accused of shooting and killing a Welsh man and injuring another claims she acted in self defense, according to her attorney, Ric Oustalet Jr. 

Oh Happy Day…!

first day of school for team Keiser

   Tidus (11), Everett (9), Ayriahnna (8) and Myles (7) Keiser of Jennings had mixed feelings about kicking off their new school year at Jennings and Ward elementary schools, but proud poppa Dustin Keiser was all smiles and gave a quick thumbs-up before delivering the kids to school on their first day. Submitted photo

Funnel Cloud Spotted

sp-funnel cloud2

Kristy Conner of Jennings spotted this funnel cloud near Mermentau Monday and snapped a quick photo. While several motorists reported seeing a funnel cloud in the area, Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Ivy Woods said no damages were reported from Monday’s severe thunderstorm. Submitted photo

Suspect pleads not guilty to officer shooting

George Lowdins
Photo courtesy LSP

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor George Lowdins pled not guilty Monday to the attempted murder of a Jennings police officer, and is now set to face trial on that charge on Jan. 26, 2015. 

JPD arrests six on drug charges

Casey Carter

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Friday afternoon, Jennings Police Department (JPD) conducted a roundup as the result of an ongoing six-month investigation into suspected drug activity in the city.

City prepping for Heywood’s demise

heywood silver

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor A piece of Jennings’ history will soon come crashing down as the city prepares to demolish the downtown Heywood Building.

New school year kicks off 4-H

4-H front

As students boarded school buses and headed back to classrooms this morning, Louisiana 4-H was also gearing up for a new year of projects and events that offer one-of-a-kind experiences.

LA woman arrested on drug possession

Amy Ranel

Daily News Staff Report Detectives with the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff Office received an anonymous tip of a narcotics transaction that was taking place at the Budget Inn Motel in Jennings on Thursday. 

Back To School!


   First graders at James Ward Elementary were happy to be back at school today after a long and eventful summer. Daily News photo by Dylan Brossette

Just Add Gravy!

Just add gravy

   Rice harvest season is underway in Southwest Louisiana, and Bernadette Lewis-Murphy can’t wait to add the gravy to some of her favorite Cajun dishes. Submit your favorite outdoor photos and recipes using rice to the Jennings Daily News for possible publication by emailing the picture with a brief description to jdne…

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