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  • Identies Released in Fatal Lafayette Crash

    July 22, 2013 10:04 AM

    The 5-year-old killed in a vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Lafayette has been identified as Alajah Davis. According to a release from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Department, evidence at the scene indicates that a crossover vehicle being driven by 19-year-old Jerica Cawthorne was heading north on Robley Drive. They believe... more »
  • State Closes Bridges Deemed Unsafe in Jeff Davis

    September 24, 2012 7:27 PM

    State officials have closed five bridges in Jeff Davis Parish and could close more because of structural damage. Bridge Inspectors cited several problems with the bridges, most are decaying and failing timber and pilings below the bridges. The five closed are on Dewolf Rd., Bebee Rd., Ardoin Rd., Bryan... more »
  • Jennings 8 Will Be Featured on National TV

    February 29, 2012 12:06 AM

    The unsolved murders of 8 women in Jeff Davis Parish will be featured on national television Wednesday night. A crew with the TV show Dark Minds was in Jennings this past year, working to find out more information about the cases. "I go out and I try to dredge... more »
  • Jeff Davis Parish: Fatal Accident

    February 12, 2012 5:11 PM

    An early morning accident claims the life of a Lake Charles man. It happened on I-10 near U.S. Highway 165 east of Iowa. 27 year old Joshua Payns, was raveling east on I-10 when he ran into the rear of an 18-wheeler driven by 23-year-old Ali M. Yasuf of... more »
  • McNeese May Study Need for New Jail in Jeff Davis

    February 11, 2012 1:29 PM

    McNeese State University will be asked to lead a study that would determine whether a new jail is needed in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports ( http://bit.ly/qjfACs ) the study would include projected construction costs as well as the impact of overcrowding and operational expenses at the existing... more »
  • Welsh Shooting

    January 29, 2012 10:46 PM

    Welsh Police are investigating a shooting that happened on 206 Kennedy Street. Police say one person was shot in the foot. There were no life threatening injuries. Witnesses are being questioned.
  • Oil dumping investigated in Jefferson Davis Parish

    January 9, 2012 9:27 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the illegal dumping of oil in Jefferson Davis Parish. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says that five 55-gallone drums of used oil and diesel fuel were thrown into a ditch. Two of the drums had been dumped, along with about six buckets... more »
  • Undercover Operation Nets Multiple Violators in Jefferson Davis Parish

    July 24, 2011 11:56 AM

    Jennings, La - Louisiana Alcohol and Tobacco Control ("ATC") Commissioner Troy Hebert announced that on Friday July 22nd, 2011 ATC Special Agents conducted an undercover enforcement operation and inspection at Big O's Place located on South Lake Arthur Avenue in Jennings Louisiana. Agents were responding to citizen complaints of possible... more »
  • Road Closure in Jeff Davis Parish

    October 26, 2010 6:21 AM

    Beginning at 8am this morning the Westbound lane of I-10 will be closed near mile post 59 in Jeff Davis Parish. Workers will be replacing the guard rails. Drivers should expect traffic delays. Both lanes should reopen by noon today.
  • Greg Davis Concedes School Board Race

    October 8, 2010 6:04 PM

    An update on the close race for the district 2 school board seat in Lafayette Parish. Greg Davis has now conceded the race to Tommy Angelle. Davis trailed Angelle by just four votes and conducted his own audit of the results. He concluded that audit Friday afternoon and did not... more »
  • RESULTS Jeff Davis Parish Election 2010

    October 3, 2010 12:30 AM

    Election Results are in for Jeff Davis Parish. Lake Arthur and Elton picked chiefs of police. The parish also voted on council races and school board seats. Here's how the numbers stacked up: Member of School Board -- District 8 2 of 2 Precincts... more »
  • Illegal Dumping in Jeff Davis

    September 24, 2010 2:27 PM

    On Monday, a Lake Charles man pled guilty to the illegal disposal of solid waste in Jefferson Davis Parish. Matthew King, 51, of Lake Charles, was ordered to pay $2,000 dollars in criminal fines plus court costs, stemming from charges of illegally disposing solid waste on his property. King was... more »
  • Coroner Report Rules Jayce Dupuis Death Was Self-Inflicted

    August 10, 2010 2:50 PM

    The Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office has received a report from Jefferson Davis Parish Coroner, Dr., C.J. Deese, concerning the manner of death of Jayce Dupuis. Dupuis was the focus of an intense air, ground, and water search by many law enforcement agencies throughout Southwest Louisiana. Law enforcement authorities found... more »
  • Two Killed in Jeff Davis Crash

    May 6, 2010 11:00 AM

    IOWA, La. (AP) - Two people died and two others suffered moderate injuries in a five-vehicle crash in western Jefferson Davis Parish. State police say the Wednesday crash on U.S. Highway 165 about five miles north of Interstate 10 claimed the lives of 34-year-old Shannon Cox of Lake... more »
  • UPDATE: Jeff Davis Stabbing

    April 14, 2010 3:43 PM

    UPDATE: Law enforcement officials found no forced entry and are waiting to re-interview Rasmussen on inconsistencies in her story. Police say Richard Davis died after he was stabbed several times---his girlfriend, Mary Rasmussen says an unknown male wearing a black mask entered the home, began stabbing Davis and cutting... more »
  • Man Dies in Jefferson Davis Parish Stabbing

    April 13, 2010 1:43 PM

    At 2:30 AM on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a female stating that her mother and her mother's boyfriend had been stabbed in Iowa, LA. Deputies arrived within 4 minutes of the call and found Richard Dean Davis, 33, stabbed multiple... more »
  • Cases Of Jennings Women Being Looked Again In Jeff Davis

    January 29, 2010 2:21 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish residents will come together Saturday to remember the victims of what many fear may be a serial killer. Laconia Shontel "Muggy" Brown, who would have turned 25 this week, was found lying along East Racca Road in south Jennings by a police officer... more »
  • Jeff Davis Water District #4 Trunk Line Shutdown

    January 14, 2010 1:31 PM

    From 1:00 a.m. till 4:30 a.m. Friday January 15,2010 the water pressure will be very low due to a shutdown of the main trunk line. The shutdown enables us to complete a tie in of new lines with the ongoing water plant improvement project. For a quick return of normal... more »
  • Breaux Bridge fire destroys a family's home

    January 9, 2010 5:45 PM

    In Breaux Bridge fire destroys a family's home. It happened around 6 o'clock this morning at 1016 Sovil Davis Road. The Acadiana Red Cross has stepped in to help the family of five providing them with clothes and shelter. Fire Officials have yet to determine the cause of the... more »
  • DNA Testing in Jeff Davis Parish

    December 29, 2009 6:59 PM

    It's been one big game of "who done it" in Jennings Louisiana. Since the murders, the fingers have been pointed towards law enforcement in the area. At least from people in town. "People are going to feel one way or the other we don't control that we're... more »
  • 2010 LEF Teacher Awards Finalist

    December 11, 2009 3:16 PM

    2010 LEF TEACHER AWARDS FINALIST Elementary School Paul Conovor Judy Morgan Donna Shotwell Shellie Soileau Middle School Kathleen Corbello Tracie Davis Pauline Neto Margaret Sikes High School Lisette Henderson Nancy Romero Marie Trahan Paggy Stefan Inspirational Deb Cochran Chad... more »
  • Jefferson Davis coroner election set

    December 10, 2009 11:07 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has called a special election for March 27 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Coroner Richard Dupont. The American Press reports Dupont, who had served as coroner since March 2000, died Sunday in a Lake Charles... more »
  • $40 Million dollar upgrade possible for Cajundome

    November 24, 2009 7:52 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Cajundome could be in line for up to $40 million in upgrades as part of plan to modernize the 24-year-old facility. Cajundome Director Greg Davis told the Cajundome Commission on Monday that he hopes to issue bonds early next year for the some of the... more »
  • Investigation into the death of a Welsh man

    November 23, 2009 10:58 AM

    Detectives in Jeff Davis parish are investigating the murder of a Welsh man. The body of 23-year-old Kenneth Harmon Jr. was found underneath his truck in a ditch off highway 1126 south of Roanoke late Thursday night. The Chevy S-10 truck was seen by a passerby on Thursday night backed... more »
  • Authorities investigate death of Welsh man

    November 20, 2009 10:17 AM

    On November 19, 2009 at approximately 23:00 hrs, Jefferson Davis Parish Sheriff's Deputies, LA State Police, and Roanoke Fire Department responded to a truck in the ditch near LA 1126 and S Main Road, south of Roanoke, LA. Upon arrival, first responders found the vehicle and also found the driver... more »
  • Michael Dubois arrested on drug charges

    November 11, 2009 11:30 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - A Moss Bluff man who has been an advocate of the eight women slain in Jefferson Davis Parish has been arrested on drug-related charges. The American Press reports Wednesday that Michael Dubois was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute schedule II and... more »
  • Reward upped in investigation of 8 women's deaths

    October 28, 2009 2:49 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Authorities have boosted the reward from $35,000 to $85,000 for information about whoever dumped the bodies of eight women in rural Jefferson Davis Parish since 2005. Sheriff Ricky Edwards said Wednesday the FBI, his office, and the parish district attorney's office are offering the reward. He... more »
  • Jeff Davis Murder Update

    October 28, 2009 1:12 PM

    The agencies comprising the Multi-Agency Investigative Team have called you here today to provide you with an update regarding where we are in the investigation, to give you facts as we have them, and to announce an increase in the reward that is being offered. We will take no questions... more »

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