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Several arrested in Port Allen shooting cases

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

A mother and son duo were arrested Thursday, August 21, in connection with a drive-by shooting in Port Allen that took place a week earlier.

Terrance Tillman, 17, and his mother Edith Tillman, 43, both of 1210 Avenue D in Port Allen, were arrested and charged with attempted principal to second-degree murder in connection to the 17 shots fired near the N. 14th street basketball courts on August 14, where one juvenile was shot twice.

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PAPD looking for shooter

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

Port Allen police are investigating a Thursday evening drive-by shooting that took place on N. 14th St. near a basketball court full of young people, and arrested a man for an unrelated shooting Saturday that left a Port Allen man injured.

Thursday evening, between 6-7 p.m., according to Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown, police officers responded to a call at the basketball court area on N. 14th street.

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P.A. enacts ordinance in response to police turnover

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

The Port Allen city council has unanimously approved an ordinance whereby newly hired police officer trainees must enter into a two-year contract with the city.

If the police officer trainee chooses to break that contract, the ordinance states that they must, “reimburse the City of Port Allen for the total costs incurred and expended for his/her training, including the costs of personal protective equipment and uniforms.”

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