Summer has arrived, and with it, the sweltering Louisiana heat, the sounds of children playing outdoors, the high-spraying water at the WBR splash pads, vacations, camps and more.
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.”
-photo by Darrell Guilbeau/The West Side Journal
U.S. Rep Bill Cassidy speaks in front of the West Baton Rouge Courthouse during the WBR Memorial Day gathering.
During the ceremony, honor was given to the WBR veterans killed in military action.
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.
The West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced that "Reflections of the Season" has been selected as of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 Events for the month of December 2014.