During the April 9 Port Allen city council meeting, city council members and residents praised Lynn Robertson for her nearly four months as interim mayor following the successful recall election of former mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter.
A West Baton Rouge sheriff’s major was arrested Monday, April 7, on drug charges and malfeasance in office after deputies found, in his possession, several types of illegal narcotics.
Major Mervin Jerome Fontenot, who was a WBRSO Narcotics Commander, and Director of the River West Narcotics Taskforce from 1997-2013, was charged and booked for possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, Valium, codeine and crack cocaine, as well as malfeasance in office.
An 18-wheeler truck carrying fertilizer toppled off the entrance ramp from LA-1 north to I-10 westbound onto the northbound lanes of LA-1 on Tuesday morning, April 15, shutting down the LA-1 northbound lanes for hours.
The Port Allen Rotary Club hosted the Rotary International District 6200 Reunion March 27-29.
The reunion, or district conference, was held at the WBR Conference Center at the WBR Convention and Visitors Bureau in Port Allen.
Port Allen residents have once again decided to take a step in a different direction, as voters Richard Lee III was elected Mayor in a stunning 58 percent victory in the primary election April 5.