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  • Vinton in talks over development

    March 23, 2014 1:46 PM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - The Town Council has authorized Mayor Kenneth Stinson to open negotiations with a hotel developer who is interested in a town-owned tract on West Street. Stinson tells The American Press that the town bought a 12-acre tract on West Street in late 2013 with plans to... more »
  • Former Vinton Police Officer Enters Guilty Plea

    November 9, 2010 12:03 PM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A former Vinton assistant police chief has pleaded guilty to malfeasance. Chad Porterfield, 35, of Vinton, entered his plea Monday in Lake Charles. Porterfield's sentencing was set for July 6. He faces up to five years in prison. As part of a plea agreement, a... more »
  • Vinton Strip Club Wins Alcohol Permit

    September 3, 2010 9:42 AM

    Under court order, Calcasieu Parish police jurors have reversed themselves and granted an alcohol permit to a Vinton strip club. The permit had been denied last month. The company seeking the permit, Vinton Golf & Travel Club, went to court. On Monday, Judge Robert Wyatt ruled that the Police Jury... more »
  • Opelousas Child Drowns Over Weekend

    September 21, 2009 9:07 AM

    VINTON, La. (AP) - Authorities say 12-year-old boy from Opelousas apparently drowned in Vinton over the weekend. Witnesses told Vinton police that Joseph Staton disappeared from a party Saturday and was found floating in swimming pool. Staton was pronounced dead at West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital. Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office lead... more »

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