OKLAHOMA CITY – Picture this: you’re headed out to do some holiday shopping. You grab a snack, slip into your comfy shoes, get in the car and head to the closest Love’s. Wait, Love’s… as in Love’s Travel Stop? You got it. Customers have helped Love’s 240 in Port Allen sell among the highest amount of Christmas merchandise in 2014.
The nation watched, during the months of November and December, as protestors marched through the streets of Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, N.Y., after grand juries decided not to indict police officers in the deaths of two men, Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in New York, at the hands of police officers.
Port Allen – On December 16, 2014, Louisiana State Police Detectives along with several other agencies arrested a Port Allen man after they learned that he was attempting to solicit murder. The arrest came after an individual informed the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office that a man approached him earlier this week and asked him to kill two people in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Immediately upon learning of the murder solicitation, LSP Detectives began conducting undercover telephone calls to the suspect. After gaining sufficient information relating to the murder solicitation, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant through the 18th Judicial District Court charging Tommy Joe Gioele (W/M, DOB 8/7/1977) of Port Allen with LRS 14:28.1 – Solicitation of murder (2 counts). Gioele was located at his residence in Port Allen early on the morning of December 16th and placed under arrest without incident. He was transported to and booked into the West Baton Rouge Parish jail on the above listed charges.
Before the first election of the town of Brusly’s Marshal in 1968, Louis J. Berthelot – a career Bell South telephone installer/repairman – was approached about running for the position.
Port Allen’s old city hall, police station and fire station at 710 N. Jefferson Ave. have been demolished, per the recommendation of an architect hired to evaluate the structures.