Port Allen Police bust meth house

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The Port Allen Police Department arrested three people in connection with a meth lab in a small house located at 1176 Avenue C on June 18.

The discovery was a first for the Police Department, Police Chief Esdron Brown said.

The incident began when a concerned citizen reported a chemical odor coming from the house to the police. Officer Haley Stafford, who made the arrests, described the odor as an “unnatural sweet and smoky smell of chemicals.” When questioning two of the women living at the home, Stafford noticed abnormal behavior.


Journal makes 2014 Newspaper of the Year

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The West Side Journal was named Newspaper of the Year   in its respective division by the Louisiana Press Association (LPA) on June 20 at the 135th annual press awards ceremony in New Orleans.

Each year, the LPA names the winner of different divisions of newspapers. This award marks the second year in a row that the Journal has been awarded the Division Four title for best newspaper. 


Port Allen water boil ‘strictly precautionary’

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The water boil issued by in Port Allen on June 20 was deemed purely precautionary, city officials said on Monday.

While under the advisory, the city recommended the approcimately 5,000 residents in Port Allen to disinfect their water by boiling it for one full minute in a clean container. The advisory was broadcast after the city discovered trace amounts of harmful microbiological contaminants in a water sample from the city’s Avenue D water well.

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