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  • Jefferson Davis police juror resigns

    April 5, 2014 2:55 PM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury Mark Pousson has resigned his position after moving outside the district he represented. Pousson told The American Press his family built a home that is just outside the district. He stepped down on March 31. Police Jury President Donald Woods says... more »
  • Welsh will seek state funds for street paving

    October 3, 2012 8:36 AM

    WELSH, La. (AP) - Welsh officials have agreed to seek help from the state to fund a $1.9 million street-paving project. The American Press reports the project calls for the asphalt overlay of just over a mile of the gravel part of Derouen Street and a section of the gravel... more »
  • Welsh Council Turns Down Police's Request for More Patrols on I-10

    March 7, 2012 7:26 PM

    A controversial interstate patrol program is under review in Welsh. It's called the Traffic Enforcement Detail (TED), and has the potential to generate hundreds of thousand of dollars for the small town. But Welsh officials are hesitant to move full speed ahead with the program. A few years ago... more »
  • Welsh police officers' TED hours request denied

    March 7, 2012 10:34 AM

    WELSH, La. (AP) - Welsh officials have denied a request by the police chief to increase the hours off-duty officers can work an interstate traffic enforcement detail. The American Press reports Police Chief Tommy Chaisson asked the council Tuesday to approve a measure to keep the program going at a... more »
  • Welsh to Seek State Help as Crime Spikes

    February 11, 2012 1:32 PM

    Officials in this small town in southwest Louisiana are asking for state help in fighting a wave of violent crime that has killed three young men in less than a year. The American Press reports ( http://bit.ly/qjfACs ) Police Chief Tommy Chaisson told the Town Council earlier this week that... 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.
  • Welsh Police Chief: "Investigation of department: Possible."

    August 30, 2011 10:55 PM

    "Anyone can accuse you of anything but it really needs to be resolved, it really does." That's what Welsh Police Chief Tommy Chaisson had to say about some recent accusations pointed toward his officers. Now, he says he's open to an investigation of his department. This comes just over a... more »
  • Welsh residents take crime fighting into their own hands

    August 3, 2011 11:28 PM

    A pair of unsolved murders has many in the city of Welsh fearing for their safety. The increase in crime has already caught the eye of State Troopers- who are now assisting Welsh Police. Sgt. James Anderson says, "it's going to take time."0 Wednesday night, residents voiced their... more »
  • Welsh Safety Checkpoint

    November 11, 2010 4:47 PM

    WELSH - This morning, troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop D conducted a safety checkpoint on U.S. Highway 90 near Louisiana Highway 382 about 2 miles east of Welsh. During the checkpoint, troopers cited 28 motorists for not having proof of insurance and seized their license plate. Additionally, 2 motorists... more »
  • Fatal Walk to Class for Welsh Teenager

    October 6, 2010 2:58 PM

    A Welsh teenager has died from her injuries after getting hit by a vehicle in Lake Charles. 19-year-old Ashlea Richard was walking to class near the McNeese State University Campus when she was hit by a SUV. Richard had been in critical condition since Monday. The incident happened on McNeese... more »
  • 5 Accidents, 11 Vehicles on I10

    June 4, 2010 3:18 PM

    A series of back-to-back accidents on Interstate 10 this morning caused miles of backup for drivers in Jeff Davis Parish. Five accidents, involving 11 vehicles, all happened around the same time-- just before 9 am-- and within the same area-- along I10 in Welsh, between exits 49 and 54.... more »
  • Welsh: Police Chief will not Resign

    June 2, 2010 10:56 AM

    In Jeff Davis Parish, the Police Chief of Welsh says he will not resign after being accused of making a racial slur. Chief Tommy Chaisson is accused of using the slur in a text message to his estranged wife. The Welsh City Council met Tuesday night, where the mayor asked... more »
  • Golf Cart Ordinance

    May 20, 2010 12:10 PM

    A Welsh couple wants to drive their golf cart on the street, but a state law could be a roadblock. Arnold and Ruth Onken want the Welsh council to consider their request to allow them to ride their golf cart on local streets. The American Press reports... 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 »

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