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Insurers allow more time to pay under health law

Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama’s health care law, insurers announced Wednesday. The board of the industry’s biggest trade group — America’s Health Insurance Plans — said consumers who select a plan by Dec. 23 will […]

Coushatta Tribe invites public to fireworks

ELTON – The Coushatta Tribe of  Louisiana will host its annual Christmas Fireworks Display and Celebration this Saturday, Dec.14, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The display will take place at the parade grounds in front of the Tribal Administration Building located at 1940 C. C. Bel Road, three miles north of Elton. Designated parking areas includee […]

WPD arrests five for prescription drugs

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Five people were arrested here Tuesday when police discovered them in possession of narcotics. Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet said his department received information that a vehicle was heading from Texas to Welsh, carrying a large amount of narcotics. Investigators conducted a traffic stop of that vehicle and, […]

Welsh says part-timers can work TED

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor WELSH – Eligible part-time patrolmen here will now be able to work Traffic Enforcement Detail (TED). Welsh Police Chief Marcus Crochet also asked that they receive the standard $25 per hour TED pay, which the Board of Aldermen also approved. The part-timers had offered to work the program at just […]

Sobriety checkpoint announced

The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office, Louisiana State Police and other agencies will conduct and participate in a sobriety checkpoint on Thursday, Dec. 19, at an undisclosed location in the parish in an effort to crack down on impaired drivers. Deputies will be setting up a checkpoint and assessing drivers for signs of alcohol or […]

Give the gift of life this Christmas

By REBECCA CHAISSON Daily News Editor ‘Tis the season of giving, and the local LifeShare is hoping the spirit of spreading generosity extends throughout the month of December. LifeShare Blood Centers of Lake Charles is encouraging members of the community to make it a tradition to give the gift of life through a blood donation. […]

JPD seeks shooting suspect

By SHEILA SMITH Assistant Editor Investigators are seeking a person of interest after a home and truck were shot at Monday afternoon. Jennings Police Department (JPD) Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said no one was at the home at the time of the shooting at the corner of Eleventh and Johnson streets.

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.   Sheriff’s Office Fifteen people were reported as booked into the parish jail by the Jeff […]

School Lunch Menu

Monday December 16 Mandarin Chicken, Rice, California Blend Vegetables, Roll, Baked Cookie, Fruit, Cookies   Tuesday December 17 Hot Ham and Cheese Flatbread Sandwich, Fries, Ketchup, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Milk Choice   Wednesday December 18 Salisbury Steak, Rice with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Fresh Cauliflower, Dip, Roll, Fruit, Milk Choice   Thursday December 19 Turkey, […]

Police warn of phone scam

Daily News Staff Report The Jennings Police Department (JPD) is warning the general public about another ongoing phone scam. “Basically, it’s just another variation of the other scams that have been circulating the internet and cell phone lines,” said JPD Chief Todd D’Albor.

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