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Drug dealer earns five years in prison

Christopher Berry
Photo courtesy JDSO

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor A repeat drug offender has been removed from the city’s streets for five years, according to Jeff Davis Parish District Attorney Michael Cassidy. 

Here, Kitty Kitty….

Feather, Amber and Marigold

   These friendly felines were recently rescued by a local organization that is currently seeking forever homes for the animals. Call Nancy at 337-584-2119 to adopt a kitten today.

Tanker Overturns


   An 18-wheeler flipped over, Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 10 between exit 65 and the Acadia Parish line. No injuries were reported but the crash shut down the westbound lane for several hours. The tanker was carrying hydrogen peroxide. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

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.

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