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Reasons For Thankfulness

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Erwinville residents Cory Salemi, 26, and Emily Allain, 25, traveled to a campground in Mt. Herman to relax and watch a meteor shower with a group of friends.

Their 7-year-old son, Travis Salemi, went to visit his great aunt, who had planned a trip to the Angola Rodeo.

On October 21, during the end of what was supposed to be a relaxing weekend, the family’s life was suddenly turned upside down.

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P.A. Chief asks for old position back

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Port Allen Police Chief Ken Bates, who lost re-election Nov. 7 to 15-year veteran of the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office Esdron Brown, informed the Port Allen City Council at the Nov. 14 council meeting of his desire to continue working for the Port Allen Police Department as of Jan. 1, 2013, when the newly elected police chief takes office.

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Brown envisions PAPD being top program

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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

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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)

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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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