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Richardson found guilty in 2012 slaying

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A West Baton Rouge man, on Thursday, July 24, was found guilty of second-degree murder for his part in the 2012 fatal shooting of a Brusly High School student.

Marcus Richardson, 24, of Port Allen, shot and killed Brusly student Justin Warner after a fight broke out in the parking lot of the LA-1 Truck Plaza in Port Allen.

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Parish finalizes fire district pay grades, job classifications

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The West Baton Rouge Parish council approved a measure on July 24 finalizing the job classifications and pay grades for the parish fire district.

The original measure the council approved on May 8, prior to the consolidation of the fire district, contained two job classifications which Parish Fire Chief Charles Stephens recommended either renaming or eliminating based on conversations with the Office of State Examiner.

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“Moby” featured at Visitors Bureau

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The West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau recently acquired a new tourist attraction for West Baton Rouge Parish - a 13 foot, 760 lb. alligator, named “Moby,” which will become a permanent exhibit at the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information Center.

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P.A. native named Houston’s Firefighter of the Year

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HOUSTON - Two Houston firefighters, one who is a native of Port Allen, were honored last Wednesday as Houston’s "Firefighter of the Year."

The heroes are from Ladder 18: Cpt. Brad Hawthorne and Port Allen native, Engine operator Dewayne Wyble.

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They were honored for their part in a rescue of a trapped construction worker on March 25, 2014, that received national attention after a video of the rescue went viral on YouTube.

"Thirty-one years, this is the highlight of a career. You never expect it, you go about doing your job every day," said Wyble.

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