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Three charged in Welsh murder

WELSH – Three suspects are being held on second-degree murder charges in the Jan. 22 shooting death of Nehemiah Gray. At a press conference Thursday morning, Welsh police chief Marcus Crochet said physical evidence and a slew of tips from area communities helped investigators locate and charge Trevonte Talbert, 22, of Brusly, Nicholas Anderson, 25, […]

Youth group sews for Alzheimer’s patients

  Six members of the Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHC) Catholic Church youth group spend their Sunday afternoon sewing stimulation activity mats and vests for senior citizens with Alzheimer’s. OLHC Youth Minister Melody Trahan said she came across the idea while searching online for sewing projects for the group. “Last year, our youth group, […]

Drivers chance icy roads, dozens crash

While dozens of crashes were reported across the parish due to drivers chancing icy roads, Jeff Davis fared well during the past two days’ winter weather. Jennings Police Department Interim Chief Danny Semmes said that as of 8 a.m. Wednesday, police were at the scene of a one-vehicle crash. A few minor crashes were reported […]

Welsh native visits JDP for book signing

Former Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) resident Debbie Anne Sonnier recently held a book signing at a local Jennings business. Sonnier, now a resident of Moss Bluff, was a graduate of Iowa High School and spent over 20 years in the parish as a resident of Welsh. “I have to say, it was a great welcome […]

Tourist Commission announces new website, branding

The Jeff Davis Parish (JDP) Tourist Commission, Economic Development, Gator Chateau, Film Commission and Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of the new website, Although the website has the same previous address, it contains many new enhancements for visitors, locals and the business community. In addition to the site, the agency […]

BCS celebrates Decade Day for Homecoming Week

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Third suspect arrested in burglary ring

A third suspect was arrested in connection with a four-month investigation in an ongoing burglary ring in the parish. “Detectives arrested Jennifer Christine Stutes, 36, of Davis Street in Jennings, on charges of obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to burglary,” said Chief Deputy Chris Ivey of Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff’s Office (JDSO). […]

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Mother, sons arrested in drug bust

LAKE ARTHUR – An ongoing investigation regarding residential drug traffic activity here lead to a drug bust involving a mother and her two sons. On Dec. 22, while conducting surveillance on the address of 1201 1/2 Third Street in Lake Arthur, detectives with the Lake Arthur Police Department (LAPD) arrested 26-year-old Tyler Thibodeaux, as well […]

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