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Robbery suspects possibly connected to other crimes

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Two suspects being sought for the armed robbery of a local business could be culprits in similar robberies in Ville Platte and Vinton. 

State lawmakers back execution drug privacy

Lawmakers in the state House Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a proposal to let Louisiana’s corrections department keep information on the suppliers of execution drugs hidden from the public. The House voted 94-2 for the measure by Rep. Joe Lopinto, R-Metairie, joining a national push among states for confidentiality. Supporters say secrecy is needed to combat a […]

Sex abuse victim finds courage to speak out

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor When Hathaway native Todd Hine lost his stepson to cancer in 2008, he agreed to attend counseling with his wife, Dionne, to try and cope with the pain. But during the couple’s second counseling session with Father Whitney Miller, the Catholic priest and licensed professional counselor sensed a pain […]

Holidays fires impact area families

Daily News Staff Report It’s been rather quiet for the Jennings Fire Department over the holiday season (knock on wood), but not everyone is South Louisiana has been as fortunate. The American Red Cross reported a tough week through Dec. 20-26, as volunteers provided assistance to 83 people after 19 fires struck residences across the […]

Missing Welsh woman located

Daily News Staff Report WELSH – A 20-year-old woman who was reported missing from here earlier this week was located by Crowley police on Christmas Eve. Chelsey Bonin was last seen Sunday and was reported missing to the Welsh Police Department (WPD) on Monday. The department then turned to the public for help in locating […]

Police pursuits lead to two drug arrests

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor Patrol details led to two separate and unrelated pursuits on Friday, Dec. 20, in the City of Jennings, with both incidents resulting in drug arrests. Jennings police attempted to pull over Kaiman Jude Richard, 20, of McKinley Street in Jennings for a simple traffic violation Friday when the suspect […]

School board joins Sowela for dual enrollment

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) School Board and Sowela Technical Community College have joined together to assist local students needing remedial studies before entering four-year universities. At a recent meeting, Superintendent of Schools Brian LeJeune noted that universities such as University of Louisiana at Lafayette no longer offer remedial courses […]

Police Report

Editor’s note: An arrest does not indicate whether a person is guilty of the crime with which they have been charged. A person is not considered guilty until they are convicted of a crime in a court of law. All information is displayed as provided by the appropriate agency.   Sheriff’s Office Fifteen people were […]

Microchip results in happy reunion for lost dog

By KATHERINE WALL Daily News Staff Writer It was a long journey, but thanks to some good fortune, a conscientious owner, and a pair of good Samaritans, the Miller family from Egan saw their beloved black Labrador, Duke, returned home for Christmas. The dog was given back to his family, just in time for the […]

Welsh shooting case involving cop results in suspect’s arrest

Daily News Staff Report Louisiana State Police (LSP) arrested a local man who was shot by a Welsh police officer during a traffic stop on Monday, Nov. 18, after an investigation into the shooting. On the night of Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at 11:30 p.m., an officer with the Welsh Police Department stopped a vehicle […]

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