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Mayor Lee swears in

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Richard Lee III places his left hand on a Bible, held by his wife Carolyn Rubin-Lee, and raises his right hand for his swearing-in, which was performed by his cousin Angélique Roché, last Tuesday evening at the Port Allen City Hall.

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Whaley resigns

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Brusly Chief of Police Jamie Whaley announced Monday that he would resign as the town’s head law enforcement official, effective April 25.

Whaley’s resignation comes on the heels of his April 10 indictment by a grand jury on felony charges of theft and malfeasance in office. The charges stem from an investigation by the FBI and Inspector General that alleged Whaley charged $1,120 to a town-issued fleet credit card for gasoline used in his personal vehicle and boat.

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Council, residents applaud Robertson

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During the April 9 Port Allen city council meeting, city council members and residents praised Lynn Robertson for her nearly four months as interim mayor following the successful recall election of former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter.

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Former narcotics agent arrested on drug charges

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A West Baton Rouge sheriff’s major was arrested Monday, April 7, on drug charges and malfeasance in office after deputies found, in his possession, several types of illegal narcotics.

Major Mervin Jerome Fontenot, who was a WBRSO Narcotics Commander, and Director of the River West Narcotics Taskforce from 1997-2013, was charged and booked for possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, Valium, codeine and crack cocaine, as well as malfeasance in office.

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