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Brown envisions PAPD being top program

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

Esdron Brown, Port Allen’s new Chief of Police beginning in January 2013 said Friday that he envisions the Port Allen Police Department vaulting up to being the number one department in the state of Louisiana. 

“My vision is for us to be the number 1 police department in the state of Louisiana,” he boldly stated.

He said that the state evaluates, yearly, what departments are the top in the state based on pay scale, training, crime, etc.

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P.A. bar owners ask council for extended hours

Written by Emily Bell on . Posted in Local

Port Allen bar owners say they are feeling the heat since East Baton Rouge Parish relaxed its blue laws last month.

On Weds. Oct. 24, the EBR Parish Metro Council voted to allow bars in EBR to open on Sundays and stay open until midnight.

On Tues. Oct. 30, EBR Parish Mayor-President Kip Holden signed the new alcohol ordinance into law, allowing bars in EBR to open that Sunday, Nov. 4.

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Elections 2012 (2)

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

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*Editor’s note: The West Side Journal newspaper prints each Tuesday, therefore election results, which were announced late night Tuesday, November 6, were not yet released at the time of deadline.

It was announced Tuesday night, November 6, that U.S. Presidential Barack Obama would return to the White House for another four years, as he declared victory on stage in Chicago shortly after his opponent Mitt Romney conceded.

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Brusly Fire Tax

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

Members of the West Baton Rouge Parish Fire Protection Sub District #2 voted unanimously to hire a lobbyist to help promote state legislation concerning the sales tax distribution among the parish’s fire districts. The vote, which adjusted the budget by $15,000 to allow Brusly Mayor, and Fire Sub District #2 CEO, Joey Normand to hire the attorney, or lobbyist, was held  Monday evening during a special meeting, which took place before the town of Brusly’s regular meeting.

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Brusly Woman Brutally Attacked In Brazil

Written by Aaron Williams on . Posted in Local

On October 26, Renee Murdoch of Brusly, a missionary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was brutally attacked and nearly beaten to death by a homeless man while she was exercising along the city’s Barra beach, according to her husband, Philip Murdoch.

But the latest reports show that Renee is in the process of recovering after being in a coma for days due to severe swelling of the brain.

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