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Identity of hit and run victim released

The hit and run victim discovered early Tuesday morning on the interstate overpass on La. 97, north of Jennings was identified as 34-year-old Alesia Renee Dietz of Jennings. According to Jennings Police Chief Todd D’Albor, for unknown reasons, Dietz was traveling on foot across the overpass when she was struck by an unknown vehicle believed […]

A glimpse inside the juvenile justice system

Following recent burglaries and car thefts involving three Jennings teens, a common question surrounding the way juvenile crime is handled has been on the minds and lips of local law enforcement, as well as members of the community: Why are these juveniles still free? Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) Public Information Director Beth Touchet-Morgan […]

Traffic stop leads to $700 meth bust

Two women were arrested early Saturday when they were discovered to be in possession of a large amount of methamphetamine valued at over $700. While observing traffic on La. 26, a narcotics officer with the Jennings Police Department (JPD) observed a red Nissan Altima turn on Interstate Drive with no operating headlights or tail lights. […]

Couple booked on drug charges, theft of trash can

A Jennings couple was arrested on multiple drug charges, when detectives with Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) conducted an investigation followup on an incident involving a stolen trash can. “Detectives went to 2064 Jeff Davis Academy Road, Lot 28, in Jennings on Friday to speak to Christopher Villaneuva regarding the trash can theft,” said […]

Elderly man arrested for exposing himself to juvenile

A 75-year-old man was arrested after publicly exposing himself to a female juvenile in his neighborhood. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said while patrolling on Craig Street Friday afternoon, narcotics agents were flagged down by a 15-year-old female. “The juvenile advised officers that while she was sitting in the back yard of […]

WPD budget talk sparks fights, accusations

WELSH – The police chief here has asked the board of aldermen to increase his budget for the next fiscal year so that he might give across the board raises to to all positions in his department. During a special Monday night meeting that spanned over two hours and saw many contentious moments, individuals on […]

Program info sought for Super Summer Signup

The Jennings Kiwanis Club and James Ward Elementary School (JWES) are pairing up to organize a one-stop-shop of community summer activities and programs for city families and youth. “We are currently seeking organizations, people or resource agencies to register for the Super Summer Signup,” said JWES Principal Suzanne Doucet. “We encourage these groups to come […]

LA man arrested on 2016 rape charges

A 42-year-old Lake Arthur man was arrested for sexually assaulting a teenage girl in the fall of 2016. According to Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office (JDSO) Chief Deputy Chris Ivey, detectives investigated a report alleging that a sex crime had occurred last fall at a Jennings residence. “During the initial report, detectives were advised a 15-year-old […]

Thin green line: La. farmers, ranchers find seeds of hope in D.C.

ys of meeting with their senators, representatives and other government officials, 40 members of a Louisiana delegation of farmers and ranchers who visited Washington D.C. last week headed home. Members of the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation visited the nation’s capitol to remind their elected officials about the importance of Louisiana agriculture. As they did, they […]

Two people, K9 killed, handler shot in Crowley

CROWLEY – Two people and a K9 officer are dead and a Crowley Police Department (CPD) officer hospitalized here in an overnight shooting that took place in the 400 block of Josey Street in Crowley. The injured police officer was taken to a local hospital where he is reported to be in stable condition with […]

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