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After bomb claim, woman charged with terrorizing

A 26-year-old woman is facing a charge of terrorizing, among others, after she told police she had been researching terrorists online and was in possession of items to make a bomb. However, she was only in possession of cell phones and wire. The situation began Tuesday when the accused, Shelly Stanton of Jennings, had her […]

LAMM plans first annual Walk for Seniors

LAKE ARTHUR – Lake Arthur Meal Ministry (LAMM) will be holding its first annual Walk for Seniors in order to raise funds to support elderly residents. The event is open to the public and there is no specific registration fee. Instead, the ministry asks that participants make a monetary donation of their choosing as the […]

Jennings couple arrested for juvenile cruelty

A couple stands accused of abusing and neglecting their 7-year-old son, who was allegedly forced to live alone in a room with no lights or bedding. Freddie Jonae Williams Broussard, 37, and Dwight Leshawn Broussard, Sr., both of 419 Snow Drive in Jennings, were arrested for second-degree cruelty to a juvenile. “On or about Jan. […]

Lake Arthur council approves right-of-way

LAKE ARTHUR – The council here has granted the police jury right-of-way to an area with a history of drainage issues. Town authorities said the property adjacent to the Lake Arthur Dickie Chapman Memorial Complex has been in need of drainage improvements for some time. “Broadmore Drainage came to us requesting to do drainage improvements […]

DA announces January convictions

(Editor’s Note: The following is part two of a two-part summary of convictions recently obtained in the 31st Judicial District Court.) District Attorney Michael Cassidy announced the following convictions recently obtained during the criminal petit jury January 23, 2017, session in the 31st Judicial District Court.

Unlikely heroes: Local residents aid in airline incident, become social media sensations

Three Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) men became unlikely heroes during a recent flight back from a ski trip. While aboard a flight from Denver Houston last month, Dustin Broussard and Aaron Monceaux of Lake Arthur, along with Ed Headington of Jennings, found themselves in an altercation with a belligerent passenger. A man became irate and […]

Lake Arthur approves utility service agreement

LAKE ARTHUR – Council members here approved a written utility service agreement between the town and utility customers. “Before, when a customer would come in to sign up for utilities and begin procedures to obtain utility services such as water, sewage or garbage, we would verbally discuss with them information regarding the terms of those […]

Credeur sole applicant for superintendent position

The application window for the position of Jeff Davis Parish’s superintendent of schools closed Monday afternoon with only one individual throwing his hat into the race. District Attorney Michael Cassidy, who also serves as the school board’s attorney, said current Interim Superintendent Kirk Credeur was the lone applicant. The position was advertised in several area […]

School board to hold College and Career Expo

Jeff Davis Parish School Board will be holding the 2017 College and Career Expo for parish students from grades eighth to twelfth, as well as their parents. Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction Beth Compton said the purpose of the expo is to provide students with the connections and information they need to help them make […]

Register by Feb. 22 to vote in March election

Those wishing to cast a ballot in the March 25 election have until Wednesday, Feb. 22 to register to vote. The March races do not include parish-wide matters but several seats are to be decided. In Jennings, candidates Dusty Chaisson, Henry Guinn, Marcus Peterson, Patsy Metcalf Richard and Jimmy Segura are vying for the mayor’s […]

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