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  • Port Allen chief seeks funds for new police cars

    February 10, 2014 8:41 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The purchase of vehicles for the Port Allen Police Department will take center stage as the City Council ponders whether to amend the recently adopted 2013-14 budget in order to give Police Chief Esdron Brown more than $200,000 to replace a portion of his distressed... more »
  • Port Allen council to address budget issue

    November 18, 2013 10:24 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Members of the City Council agreed that one of their first priorities in the wake of Port Allen Mayor Demetric Slaughter's recall is to take another stab at adopting a 2013-14 budget before city departments run out of money. The Advocate reports council members also... more »
  • State audit: Port Allen mayor have violated law

    June 24, 2013 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A legislative audit recommends that the city of Port Allen seek a court ruling to resolve the question of Mayor Demetric Slaughter's salary because the city council may not have properly set the salary in its budget ordinances. The report, released Monday, says Slaughter has... more »
  • Port Allen pedestrian killed

    January 9, 2012 10:06 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a 39-year-old Port Allen woman was killed when she walked into the path of an oncoming car. Troopers say 36-year-old James Craven of Port Allen was westbound on U.S. Highway 190 near La. Highway 1145 just before 2 a.m. Sunday when Elodia... more »
  • Port Allen City Council adds member

    July 7, 2011 8:43 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Port Allen City Council has appointed Joseph Roger Bergeron to fill a vacant seat on the six-member council. The Advocate reports the council acted one week after Mayor Derek Lewis resigned and members voted to appoint Councilman R.J. Loupe to succeed Lewis. During Wednesday's... more »
  • Port Allen council appoints new mayor

    June 30, 2011 9:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - One day after Port Allen Mayor Derek Lewis resigned, then drove to federal court in Baton Rouge to plead guilty to a racketeering charge, the City Council has selected his successor. The Advocate reports the council voted 3-1 Wednesday to install Mayor Pro Tem R.J.... more »
  • High Water Closing Port Allen Lock at Night

    May 19, 2011 5:56 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Coast Guard is limiting the Port Allen Lock to daylight use, since the waterway to which it links is closed because of high water. The lock links the Mississippi River to a north-south shortcut to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The waterway's Alternate Route runs... more »
  • Port Allen woman arrested in ID theft

    November 23, 2010 9:14 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith says a 21-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing the personal information of more than 20 people in a scheme to secure payday loans for herself. Smith says, on Monday that Janecia R. Fountain was booked into the... more »
  • Port Allen man dies in collision with cane truck

    October 22, 2010 9:18 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - State police say a sport utility vehicle collided with a sugar cane truck on La. Highway 413, leaving one man dead and another injured. Troopers say 19-year-old Jonathan Austin was southbound Thursday when his vehicle crossed the highway's center line and struck the northbound cane... more »
  • Port Allen mayor, police chief indicted

    September 1, 2010 9:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Port Allen's mayor and police chief have been indicted on federal racketeering charges for allegedly taking bribes from businesspeople. The charges against Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Frederick Smith in Wednesday's 22-count indictment include violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, mail fraud... more »
  • Port Allen Police Capture Escapee

    August 2, 2010 7:00 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - A man who escaped custody Saturday while being escorted to a Port Allen Police Department patrol unit was caught Sunday. Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith said that 21-year-old Darryl Pierre was captured shortly after he entered an unlocked home. Smith said the people inside... more »

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