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Four no-contest pleas accepted in 31st District Court Monday

Thirty-first Judicial District Judge Steve Gunnell accepted four separate no-contest, guilty pleas during court proceedings on Monday. Aaron LeBlanc, 37, of Jennings pleaded no contest to charges of burglary of an inhabited dwelling related to an August 2015 robbery on 14th street. According to Assistant District Attorney Kevin Millican, LeBlanc and an accomplice were spotted […]

Heat Wave

Area kids took a break from the summertime heat and enjoyed a dip in the Jennings public swimming pool.

Zigler to host final display on Clara Street

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As the Zigler Art Museum (ZAM) prepares its move into a new location, Director Dolores Spears also prepares for the next chapter in her life, as well for her upcoming retirement from the museum. Spears said she is filled with mixed emotions regarding the impending changes. By AUBREY BROUSSARD Daily News Staff Writer

Practice Makes Perfect


Members of the Jennings High School (JHS) tennis team were busy practicing their backhand swings at after-school practice on Monday afternoon. Daily News photo by Aubrey Broussard

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 […]

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