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  • UPDATE: Welsh aldermen to hold hearing on police chief salary

    UPDATE: Welsh aldermen to hold hearing on police chief salary

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:10:10 GMT

    The Welsh Board of Aldermen have a special meeting today to discuss the police chief salary again. 

    The Welsh Board of Aldermen have a special meeting today to discuss the police chief salary again. 

  • Restore Louisiana hosts outreach events for homeowners in central and south La.

    Restore Louisiana hosts outreach events for homeowners in central and south La.

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-07-20 15:03:44 GMT
    MGN OnlineMGN Online

    The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program hosts public outreach events next week in Pineville, Jennings and Abbeville, offering one-on-one help for homeowners affected by the 2016 floods. 

    The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program hosts public outreach events next week in Pineville, Jennings and Abbeville, offering one-on-one help for homeowners affected by the 2016 floods. 

  • Man charged with animal cruelty after dumping kittens

    Man charged with animal cruelty after dumping kittens

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-07-17 15:27:06 GMT
    Morris Lee Williams / Courtesy of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's OfficeMorris Lee Williams / Courtesy of the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office

    Jeff Davis Parish Deputies arrested a man after he admitted to abandoning a litter of kittens.  

    Jeff Davis Parish Deputies arrested a man after he admitted to abandoning a litter of kittens.  

  • Wanted sex offender from Jeff Davis Parish captured in Concordia Parish

    Wanted sex offender from Jeff Davis Parish captured in Concordia Parish

    Monday, July 10 2017 1:50 PM EDT2017-07-10 17:50:58 GMT
    William Ricardo Bell / Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's OfficeWilliam Ricardo Bell / Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office

    A Jeff Davis parish man, who was wanted as a sex offender, has been arrested by US. Marshals at a relative's house in Concordia Parish. 

    A Jeff Davis parish man, who was wanted as a sex offender, has been arrested by US. Marshals at a relative's house in Concordia Parish. 

  • Jennings gets new mayor for the first time in 14 years

    Jennings gets new mayor for the first time in 14 years

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:22:26 GMT
    For the first time in 14 years, Jennings has a new mayor. Henry Guinn took office only three days ago, but he already has plans like bringing in new technology to help the city and sprucing up downtown with new landscaping and sidewalks. "There's some things that we could do to come into the 21st century a little bit better and that's where I want to come in and shine Guinn was born and raised in the city and now wants to work to make it an even better place, and some people ar...
    For the first time in 14 years, Jennings has a new mayor. Henry Guinn took office only three days ago, but he already has plans like bringing in new technology to help the city and sprucing up downtown with new landscaping and sidewalks. "There's some things that we could do to come into the 21st century a little bit better and that's where I want to come in and shine Guinn was born and raised in the city and now wants to work to make it an even better place, and some people ar...
  • Crime in Jennings at the lowest level in a decade

    Crime in Jennings at the lowest level in a decade

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-07-06 01:21:24 GMT
    Jennings PoliceJennings Police

    Crime is at the lowest level in a decade in Jennings. . 

    Crime is at the lowest level in a decade in Jennings. 

  • City of Jennings raises employee pay, also water, trash rates

    City of Jennings raises employee pay, also water, trash rates

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-06-29 15:48:29 GMT
    Image courtesy: MGN OnlineImage courtesy: MGN Online

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A Louisiana city has increased rates for water, sewer and trash services along with pay for most of its employees. 

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A Louisiana city has increased rates for water, sewer and trash services along with pay for most of its employees. 

  • Cawthorne found guilty in Talen slaying

    Cawthorne found guilty in Talen slaying

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:40 PM EDT2017-06-28 16:40:05 GMT

    A jury found 20-year-old Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. guilty of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice on Monday in the 2015 robbery and homicide of Charles Raymond Talen, Sr, the Jennings Daily News reports. 

    A jury found 20-year-old Roderick Cawthorne, Jr. guilty of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice on Monday in the 2015 robbery and homicide of Charles Raymond Talen, Sr, the Jennings Daily News reports. 

  • Right lane of I-10 westbound to close again at US 165 near Iowa

    Right lane of I-10 westbound to close again at US 165 near Iowa

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-06-27 13:42:07 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    According to DOTD, the right lane of I-10 westbound at US 165 near Iowa will close again today, June 27 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The closure is due to continued bridge maintenance in the area. DOTD asks that drivers use caution when traveling in the area and stay alert for crews and their equipment.

    According to DOTD, the right lane of I-10 westbound at US 165 near Iowa will close again today, June 27 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. The closure is due to continued bridge maintenance in the area. DOTD asks that drivers use caution when traveling in the area and stay alert for crews and their equipment.

  • I-10 westbound right lane closed near Iowa

    I-10 westbound right lane closed near Iowa

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:25 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:25:35 GMT
    Courtesy MGN OnlineCourtesy MGN Online

    The westbound right lane of I-10 will be closed at milepost 45 (US 165) in Iowa.

    The westbound right lane of I-10 will be closed at milepost 45 (US 165) in Iowa.

  • Trial underway in 2015 slaying of Lake Arthur man

    Trial underway in 2015 slaying of Lake Arthur man

    Saturday, June 24 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-06-24 19:21:37 GMT
    Courtesy the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office -- Roderick Cawthorne, left, and Brett HebertCourtesy the Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office -- Roderick Cawthorne, left, and Brett Hebert

    The trial for a man accused of murdering a man for money in his safe is in recess today because of the weather, but will resume tomorrow, the Jennings Daily News reports. 

    The trial for a man accused of murdering a man for money in his safe is in recess today because of the weather, but will resume tomorrow, the Jennings Daily News reports. 

  • Two men arrested in molestation of child

    Two men arrested in molestation of child

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:38:20 GMT
    Istre, left, and LandryIstre, left, and Landry

    A convicted child molester and his son were arrested this week in connection with the molestation of an 11-year-old girl. 

    A convicted child molester and his son were arrested this week in connection with the molestation of an 11-year-old girl. 

  • Building materials stolen in Jeff Davis Parish

    Building materials stolen in Jeff Davis Parish

    Thursday, June 15 2017 5:08 PM EDT2017-06-15 21:08:33 GMT
    Identity of suspects sought by policeIdentity of suspects sought by police

    The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a large quantity of building materials taken from the Harper ranch Subdivision on LA 383 near Iowa. 

    The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a large quantity of building materials taken from the Harper ranch Subdivision on LA 383 near Iowa. 

  • Projects underway in Welsh

    Projects underway in Welsh

    Thursday, June 15 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-06-15 19:12:46 GMT
    WELSH CITY HALLWELSH CITY HALL

    The town of Welsh will benefit from over $2 million in grants and loans for street, sewer, and water projects.

    The town of Welsh will benefit from over $2 million in grants and loans for street, sewer, and water projects.

  • Fugitive sex offender arrested by U.S. Marshals

    Fugitive sex offender arrested by U.S. Marshals

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-06-13 21:01:39 GMT

    A convicted sex offender who walked away from a halfway house in December has been arrested. 

    A convicted sex offender who walked away from a halfway house in December has been arrested. 

  • Texas man arrested in Welsh road rage incident

    Texas man arrested in Welsh road rage incident

    Monday, June 12 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-06-12 20:37:14 GMT
    Nicholas LienNicholas Lien

    Sunday evening , Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from a victim reporting an incident involving a weapon. 

    Sunday evening , Jefferson Davis Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call from a victim reporting an incident involving a weapon. 

  • Search for missing child suspended until tomorrow

    Search for missing child suspended until tomorrow

    Sunday, June 11 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-06-12 02:45:39 GMT
    Courtesy: MGNCourtesy: MGN

    UPDATE: The search for the child that went missing in the Calcasieu River earlier today has been suspended until tomorrow, according to KPLC.

    UPDATE: The search for the child that went missing in the Calcasieu River earlier today has been suspended until tomorrow, according to KPLC.

  • Crash kills 2 Lafayette residents in Jeff Davis Parish

    Crash kills 2 Lafayette residents in Jeff Davis Parish

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-06-07 22:10:53 GMT
    Fatal crash in near EltonFatal crash in near Elton

    One person is dead following a crash on US 190 and LA 26 in Jeff Davis Parish. 

    Two people from Lafayette are dead following a crash this morning in Jefferson Davis Parish.

  • Three men cited for illegal killing of alligators in Jeff Davis Parish

    Three men cited for illegal killing of alligators in Jeff Davis Parish

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-06-07 21:24:39 GMT
    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logoLouisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries logo

    Three Jennings men have been cited by Wildlife and Fisheries agents for the illegal killing of two alligators.  

    Three Jennings men have been cited by Wildlife and Fisheries agents for the illegal killing of two alligators.  

  • Interim Mayor announced in Lake Arthur

    Interim Mayor announced in Lake Arthur

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-06-07 18:09:22 GMT
    Sherry Crochet interim Lake Arthur MayorSherry Crochet interim Lake Arthur Mayor

    Lake Arthur Mayor Pro-Temp Sherry Crochet will now serve as interim mayor. 

    Lake Arthur Mayor Pro-Temp Sherry Crochet will now serve as interim mayor. 

  • Lake Arthur mayor resigns

    Lake Arthur mayor resigns

    Monday, June 5 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-06-05 23:26:42 GMT
    Town of Lake ArthurTown of Lake Arthur

    The Mayor of Lake Arthur has resigned just days before a recall petition was launched against him. 

    The Mayor of Lake Arthur has resigned just days before a recall petition was launched against him. 

  • Smooth sailing on I-10 E near Lacassine

    Smooth sailing on I-10 E near Lacassine

    Friday, June 2 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-06-02 23:44:23 GMT
    Image Courtesy: MGN OnlineImage Courtesy: MGN Online

    UPDATE: Congestion has returned to normal evening traffic on I-10 East from Mile Marker 48 (Lacassine) to Mile Marker 51. 

    UPDATE: Congestion has returned to normal evening traffic on I-10 East from Mile Marker 48 (Lacassine) to Mile Marker 51. 

  • Police unit take from local business

    Police unit take from local business

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-05-31 19:32:41 GMT

    Lake Arthur police are looking for the person who drove off in a police unit that was parked in front a local bar.

    Lake Arthur police are looking for the person who drove off in a police unit that was parked in front a local bar.

  • Fallen soldiers remembered at Jennings Memorial Day parade, ceremony

    Fallen soldiers remembered at Jennings Memorial Day parade, ceremony

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-05-30 01:58:08 GMT
    Memorial Day ParadeMemorial Day Parade
    The Memorial Day parade in Jennings reminded the younger generation about fallen soldiers' sacrifices.  For over 10 years, the Memorial Day parade has rolled down the streets of Jennings. Inez Henry, president of  Frank Thibodeaux Unit 520, said, "If you don't celebrate it and it's tradition and you don't carry it on each year, it's just put in the back. Young folks really don't keep up with it."   Randall Fuselier, who attended the parade, added,...
    The Memorial Day parade in Jennings reminded the younger generation about fallen soldiers' sacrifices.  For over 10 years, the Memorial Day parade has rolled down the streets of Jennings. Inez Henry, president of  Frank Thibodeaux Unit 520, said, "If you don't celebrate it and it's tradition and you don't carry it on each year, it's just put in the back. Young folks really don't keep up with it."   Randall Fuselier, who attended the parade, added,...
  • Crawfish dying from White Spot Syndrome Virus, industry threatened

    Crawfish dying from White Spot Syndrome Virus, industry threatened

    Friday, May 26 2017 10:09 PM EDT2017-05-27 02:09:55 GMT
    A deadly virus is threatening Louisiana's crawfish industry and state officials are still trying to figure out how to stop the disease from spreading.  The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water," says Ian Garbarino  A crawfish farmer of 34 years Ian Garbarino says the drop happened overnight. He took a sample to be tested at LSU and the results came back positive white spot syndrome ...
    A deadly virus is threatening Louisiana's crawfish industry and state officials are still trying to figure out how to stop the disease from spreading.  The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that's when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water," says Ian Garbarino  A crawfish farmer of 34 years Ian Garbarino says the drop happened overnight. He took a sample to be tested at LSU and the results came back positive white spot syndrome ...
  • JDPSO: Iowa man rear ends vehicle, punches victim's window

    JDPSO: Iowa man rear ends vehicle, punches victim's window

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-05-26 20:16:48 GMT
    Michael StokesMichael Stokes

    Five people, including two children, were allegedly assaulted by an Iowa man Thursday evening. 

    Five people, including two children, were allegedly assaulted by an Iowa man Thursday evening. 

  • Iowa man arrested for molestation, immigration status

    Iowa man arrested for molestation, immigration status

    Thursday, May 25 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-05-25 22:23:12 GMT
    Alejandro SalazarAlejandro Salazar

    JDSO Detectives arrested a man today on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile. 

    JDSO Detectives arrested a man today on charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile. 

  • Residents encouraged to report illegal dumping in Jeff Davis Parish

    Residents encouraged to report illegal dumping in Jeff Davis Parish

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:29:31 GMT
    Illegal dumping in Jeff Davis ParishIllegal dumping in Jeff Davis Parish

    Police jurors in Jeff Davis Parish are trying to figure out how to handle an on-going issue of illegal dumping. Police Jury President Donald Woods says larger items are washing down canals creating drainage issues.   

    Police jurors in Jeff Davis Parish are trying to figure out how to handle an on-going issue of illegal dumping. Police Jury President Donald Woods says larger items are washing down canals creating drainage issues.   

  • Jennings man arrested after physical altercation with father

    Jennings man arrested after physical altercation with father

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 8:38 PM EDT2017-05-24 00:38:26 GMT
    Brent Lopez / Courtesy of Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's OfficeBrent Lopez / Courtesy of Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office

    A Jennings man was arrested today on several battery charges after allegedly threatening his parents while armed with a handgun.  

    A Jennings man was arrested today on several battery charges after allegedly threatening his parents while armed with a handgun.  

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