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  • Fact-Check: Did Paul Ryan Endorse Congressman Boustany?

    November 2, 2012 2:27 AM

    At Wednesday night's debate among the front-runners in the district 3 congressional race, U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette, mentioned an endorsement he says he received from Wisconsin Rep. and GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan. "I have a consistent, conservative voting record on all major issues, it's exactly the same... 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 »
  • Rep. Landry Announces Re-Election Campaign, Will Face Rep. Boustany

    May 14, 2012 11:21 PM

    Congressman Jeff Landry announced his campaign for re-election Monday night in Youngsville. He will now face fellow Congressman, Dr. Charles Boustany in an election this fall. The political battle is due to redistricting, after Boustany's and Landry's individual districts were combined to form the new District 3. "If you're... 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.
  • Reps. Landry & Boustany Disagree Over Proposed Offshore Safety Reforms

    December 6, 2011 12:05 AM

    The United States Senate is considering a bill, which involves offshore safety reforms proposed by Rep. Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia. In the wake of recent fatalities offshore, most will agree safety should be a priority in the Gulf, but not everyone is onboard with Landry's ideas. H.R. 2838, also... 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 »
  • Congressional Redistricting: What it Means for Acadiana

    April 14, 2011 12:02 AM

    With a few hours to spare in the special session, state lawmakers reached a compromise on congressional redistricting that would shrink the state's seven districts down to six. "It's probably not the best situation, but knowing that we were going down to the number six, the most important and... more »
  • Landry Calls Corps of Eng. "Inept" in Case of Sitting Barge

    March 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    It's been almost a year since an oil rig barge capsized in the Charenton Canal in St. Mary Parish, and today it's still there. Now parish and state leaders say they're fed up with the problem. The enormous 2,000 ton vessel has sat on it's side right in the... more »
  • LA Congressional Delegation Reacts to AZ Rampage

    January 10, 2011 11:49 PM

    The attempted assassination of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords has raised security concerns among lawmakers across the country. The Arizona Democrat was shot in the head over the weekend while meeting with constituents outside of a supermarket in Tucson. The public event was very similar to events attended everyday by politicians... more »
  • Republicans Get Ready to Take Over House

    January 4, 2011 10:12 PM

    On Wednesday, Jan. 5, our nation's capitol will undergo a massive change as 96 new members of Congress will be sworn-in. And an overwhelming 87 of those new lawmakers are Republican. Louisiana's own Jeff Landry will be representing District 3, and is one of those freshman Republicans. Sent by... 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.
  • 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 »
  • Landry Declared Winner of 3rd Congressional District

    October 2, 2010 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - New Iberia lawyer Jeff Landry has handily won the Republican nomination in the 3rd Congressional District and heads to the November general election. Landry defeated former state House Speaker Hunt Downer in Saturday's GOP runoff election after a months-long, attack-laden battle. Landry will face Democrat... 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 »
  • 3rd District Runoff

    August 30, 2010 7:51 PM

    Congressional primaries were held Saturday, but voters in three Acadiana parishes will have to recast their ballot in October. This, after none of the three candidates got 50% of the votes in the US Representative-3rd Congressional District race. Voters in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary were among 13... 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 »
  • Comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home" Prepares Shoot In LA

    April 7, 2010 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' filmmaking Duplass brothers are preparing for a six-week New Orleans shoot on the Paramount-backed comedy "Jeff Who Lives at Home," with comic actors Jason Sege and Ed Helms. Jay Duplass tells The Times-Picayune that he and his brother Mark have a couple other names... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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