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Jindal taps Lynn Robertson as interim Port Allen mayor
Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed former mayor Lynn Robertson to serve as interim mayor for the city of Port Allen in the wake of Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter's recall from office.
Mon Dec 16, 2013
Gonzales-based 922nd Engineer Company returns from Kuwait
Friends and family of more than 150 Louisiana National Guardsmen returning from Kuwait started arriving at a hangar near Baton Rouge Metro airport early Monday morning, in a frosty 30 degrees.
Port Allen meeting canceled; council was to appoint interim mayor
The special meeting of the City Council set for 4 p.m. Monday has been canceled, according to an email from Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain.
Sat Dec 14, 2013
Political Horizons: Human trafficking legislation being considered
Even hardened state troopers who raided a massage parlor Thanksgiving week privately expressed revulsion at the living conditions of the girls accused of "prostitution by massage."
Fri Dec 13, 2013
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Special meeting called to appoint new mayor of Port Allen
A special meeting has been called for Monday afternoon to consider a motion to appoint someone to complete the unfinished term of former mayor Deedy Slaughter.
Traffic Alert: All lanes back open on I-10 east at Dalrymple; congestion continues
All lanes are back open on Interstate 10 at Dalrymple, where an incident has caused heavy congestion for eastbound motorists, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced on Twitter.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Appointment of interim mayor in Port Allen remains in limbo
The City Council agreed on the majority of its agenda items Wednesday, but avoided discussing the contentious issue of who should temporarily run city government in the wake of former Mayor Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter's recall .
Investigators seek cause of fire at Port Allen Quality Inn
Investigators are on the scene at the Quality Inn and Suites, 131 N. Lobdell Highway in Port Allen, working to determine the cause and origin of an early morning fire, according to the West Baton Rouge Fire Sub-district No.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Port Allen's next challenge: choosing an interim mayor
Time is winding down for the Port Allen City Council to appoint an interim mayor in the wake of Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter's recall from office .
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Opelousas council member salary discussions shelved
The Opelousas City Council Budget Committee recommended tabling discussion of adjusting the mayor's and council members' salaries beginning next term until later into the fiscal year.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Bail increased for two of six accused in sexual assault of 12-year-old girl
A state district court judge on Friday increased the bail for two Port Allen men who now face more serious allegations in the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl, according to records released by the 18th Judicial District Court.
Snarled traffic ruins Friday commute
Getting around town Friday has not been easy since multiple traffic issues caused serious issues on highways and interstates.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
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Family members react to arrests in rape of 12 yr old girl
The aunt of a 12 year old girl police say was raped several times dating back to this summer still finds it difficult to find the words to describe her pain.
Bank access returned to Port Allen CFO
News 2 learned today that Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain was reinstated to Port Allen's bank accounts, after ousted Mayor Deedy Slaughter removed her from them six months ago.
Lawsuit claims excessive force caused death of man in WBR jail
The family of a Jennings man who died at the West Baton Rouge Parish Jail shortly after he was arrested has filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office asserting sheriff's deputies violated the man's constitutional rights and used excessive force which led to the man's death.
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Port Allen set for first city council meeting since mayor left office
A woman trying on bras says she caught a man a man taking pictures of her in the store dressing room, and she ran topless through the store to help catch him.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Commission looks to strengthen human traffic laws
Two Port Allen massage parlors were busted last week and their workers were marched outside, arrested on charges of prostitution.
Two more booked in multiple rapes of 12-year-old girl
Sheriff's officials arrested two more men late Monday in the case of a 12-year-old girl who told investigators she was repeatedly raped at her home in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Baton Rouge federal prosecutor retires after illustrious career, eyes defense work
J.S. "Stan" Lemelle boxed 35 years of law enforcement memories last week at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge, retiring as chief of the criminal division.
Inside Report: Black vote split in Port Allen recall
There were many who doubted an effort to recall Mayor Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter would be successful, based on the racial demographic of Port Allen's registered voters.