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Drug busts result in arrests

Jennings Police Department (JPD) made several arrests after discovering large amounts of narcotics during two separate drug busts. The first incident occurred Friday evening, Jan. 20, when a JPD officer was patrolling Fred and Ruth B. Zigler Drive and observed a black Lincoln Town Car with no functioning license plate lights. “The officer stopped the […]

Toddler sustains burns, investigation pending

A four-year-old female sustained burns to over 45 percent of her body this weekend and is currently undergoing treatment at a Texas pediatric burn unit. At approximately 5 p.m., Sunday evening, Jennings Police Department (JPD) received a 911 call regarding a juvenile who was burned. JPD Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said officers responded to a […]

Immediate raises unlikely for school board employees

The question of pay increases for school board employees was brought up during a Thursday night meeting but raises are not expected any time soon. Board member David Capdeville said it has been seven to eight years since employees received a raise and suggested officials review funds to see if any money could be provided. […]

Tenative date set for veterans cemetery

If all goes as planned, a veterans cemetery could be under construction in Jennings by the beginning of next year and completed mid-2019. State and local officials held a meeting at Southwest Louisiana Veterans Home (SWLVH) Thursday to discuss the project, which has been in the works for more than a decade. Louisiana Dept. of […]

Lighthouse Ministries opens second home

REEVES – Lighthouse Ministries for Unwed Mothers here has been taking in young women in need, and their children, since 2001 and recently welcomed the development of a second facility. Founded by ordained minister Patsy Cavenah, the program was designed to help teenagers and women battling situations of abuse, addiction and teen pregnancy, while providing […]

Traffic stops come with uncertainty

(Editor’s Note: This story is the final part of a two-part feature focusing on a Friday night ride-along Jennings Daily News joined with the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office.) As JDSO deputy and K-9 handler Tyler Schexnayder continued his shift, his next stop involved a vehicle traveling from the direction of a dead-end road where heavy […]

A night in the life of a canine officer

(Editor’s Note: This story is part one of a two-part feature focusing on a Friday night ride-along Jennings Daily News joined with the Jeff Davis Sheriff’s Office.) Every law enforcement officer experiences fluctuations in activity on any given day or night. Certain outside factors can sometimes influence the number of calls or the types of […]

Handwritten threat leads to bomb scare

A threat written on a bathroom wall inside Wal-Mart led law enforcement to sweep the premises for evidence of a bomb. A store employee saw the written message Tuesday afternoon and city police were contacted around 3 p.m. Jennings Police Department Deputy Chief Danny Semmes said the store was immediately evacuated while the area was […]

Tee Mamou/Iota Children’s Run seeking participants

IOTA – Plans for the 2017 Tee Mamou/Iota Mardi Gras Children’s Run are officially underway. Event organizers are currently seeking children, from all areas, interested in participating in the festivities. “It is important the children have fun with Mardi Gras and keep the tradition alive,” organizer Kendall LaCombe said. “If we start them young, they […]

JES to hold Career Day

Jennings Elementary School (JES) will be hosting its Sixth Annual Sixth Grade Career Day. Career Day will be held at the school Friday, Jan. 27, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. During the event, students will be given the opportunity to learn about potential careers of interest. JES Counselor Stephanie Reed said exposing students to […]

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