On Friday, February 21, Baton Rouge residents Sherman Wisham, 59, and MaryAnn Douglas, 55, were convicted of a murder that took place in West Baton Rouge in what officials say is one of the strangest and most unique cases they’d ever seen.
This month the Port Allen City Council recognized several longtime firefighters and, in honor of Black History Month, several former city council members.
Parish President Riley “Pee Wee” Berthelot has selected and the WBR Parish council has approved Port Allen Assistant Fire Chief Charles Stephens to be the parish-wide fire chief beginning July 1.
Ousted Port Allen Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter has decided to throw her hat into the upcoming race for mayor that will elect a person to hold the office for the remaining nearly-three years of Slaughter’s term.
The Port Allen city council will vote on several new ordinances at the next regular council meeting on March 12, ordinances which will attempt to remedy some of the findings of a 2012-2013 city audit report and which will attempt to pass measures previously vetoed by former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter.