2013 Addis death questioned

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

A TV news story is causing quite a stir in West Baton Rouge Parish and causing some to question whether a 59-year-old Addis woman’s death last year was in fact a homicide.

Sandra Rinaudo died in her home last year, on Aug. 9, 2013. She was survived by her husband, Edward (“Eddie”), her daughter, Ragean Bellelo, and her son, Derrick.

The WBR Parish Coroner’s Office ruled Rinaudo’s manner of death as a homicide, but a grand jury for the state of Louisiana on Nov. 14, 2013 found “no true bill to any crime according to the law of the State of Louisiana and against the peace and dignity of the same.”

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Cassidy speaks at WBR Memorial Day ceremony

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-photo by Darrell Guilbeau/The West Side Journal

U.S. Rep Bill Cassidy speaks in front of the West Baton Rouge Courthouse during the WBRMemorial Day gathering.

During the ceremony, honor was given to the WBRveterans killed in military action.

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Parish school employees to receive $830 raise

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

The West Baton Rouge School Board, on Wednesday, May 21, decided to increase all school system employees’ pay by $830.

During the monthly school board meeting, the board voted to allow an across-the-board raise to school employees, which, according to WBR Superintendent David Corona, will help the parish to be more competitive for employment within the school system.


P.A. introduces 2014-2015 budget

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

The Port Allen City Council has introduced a budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year with a proposed $9.1 million spending plan.

The plan dips somewhat into the city’s savings in order to satisfy new capital expenditures, such as: to provide funding for computers for the police department and to replace the handheld devices that the meter-readers for the water and gas department use.

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