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$11K in narcotics seized during search


By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor The Jennings Police Department (JPD) recovered $11,000 worth of roxycodone tablets during a simple traffic stop Friday, with one local man arrested following a subsequent cavity search.

JPD, law enforcement community mourn Cooley

Jean Cooley

By TESHA ONELLION Staff Writer Jennings Police Department (JPD) is mourning the loss of retired Det. Jean Cooley, who passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014, in New Orleans after a long battle with health issues.

My Buddy and Me

sp-my buddy and me

Kowen Hargrave, 3, and his 12-week-old puppy, Bella, took a little nap while running the roads this week. Kowen is the son of Crystal Benoit and Shane Hargrave of Iota. Submitted photo

DA addresses law enforcement officers

Daily News photo by Denver Brown

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer Members of the Jennings, Lake Arthur, Welsh, Elton and Fenton police departments gathered at the former National Guard Armory (NGA) in Jennings on Tuesday to receive updated information regarding different aspects of law enforcement.

JALH to undergo three-phase expansion

Jennings American Legion Hospital will be able to expand its emergency department and operating area thanks to $10 million in bonds approved by the state.
Daily News photo by Sheila Smith

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Jennings American Legion Hospital (JALH) will be undergoing a three-phase project that includes expanding its suite of operating rooms, creating a new front entrance off of Elton Road and expanding its emergency department.

JDP to outlaw saggy pants

saggy pants

By DENVER BROWN Daily News Staff Writer The Jeff Davis Parish Police Jury has decided to adopt an ordinance to ban saggy pants. It will make it illegal for anyone to appear in public ‘sagging’ their pants to where it shows that person’s skin or undergarments.

Two suspects indicted in murder case

Keagon Reon

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Two Jennings men will stand trial for the New Year’s Eve murder of 21-year-old Ruston Reed, who was found shot to death in the middle of Racca Road on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.

Man faces drug, domestic violence charges

Photo courtesy JPD

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Jennings police officers discovered $6,000 in synthetic marijuana, as well as other narcotics, when they responded to a domestic violence call Wednesday afternoon.

Painting Pictures


Deanna Cinquemano’s kindergarten class at James Ward Elementary learned how to paint on canvas at The Art Corner, courtesy of the Jeff Davis Arts Council Zigler Mini-Grant Program. The grant allowed students to learn the techniques of painting en route to each of them creating their own work of art. Daily News photo by Denver […]

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.

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