Thursday, February 14 2013 8:22 PM EST2013-02-15 01:22:47 GMT
The recently-fired Port Allen chief financial officer will get to keep her job, at least for the moment.A judge signed off on an injunction Thursday on behalf of Audrey McCain. A hearing will be heldMore >>
The Mayor of Port Allen is talking about her decision to fire her Chief Financial Officer, Audrey McCain, and hire her brother-in-law to take over those duties.More >>
Monday, February 11 2013 10:19 PM EST2013-02-12 03:19:31 GMT
Port Allen's new mayor is making some changes among the city's rank and file.Mayor Deedee Slaughter fired the Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain Monday.Slaughter tells 9News she fired McCain after reviewingMore >>
Port Allen's new mayor is making some changes among the city's rank and file.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-05-23 19:54:04 GMT
It took 51 years but 73-year-old Felix Vail is finally facing serious questions in the 1962 death of his wife Mary Horton. Felix claimed they were out checking trotlines on the Calcasieu River when MaryMore >>
It took 51 years to arrest suspect Felix Vail in the murder of his wife Mary Horton. KPLC's Lee Peck spoke to her brothers about the latest developments in the case.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:48:13 GMT
LSU guard Corban Collins has decided to leave the LSU basketball program."We have granted a release from LSU to guard Corban Collins," said head coach Johnny Jones. "We appreciate his hard work duringMore >>
LSU guard Corban Collins has decided to leave the LSU basketball program.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:55 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:55:08 GMT
(RNN) - Dozens of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life. Charles Ramsey, the guy who famously stopped eating his Big MacMore >>
More than a dozen of Cleveland restaurants have pledged to give the man who rescued three Ohio women from captivity, free burgers for life.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:35 PM EDT2013-05-23 20:35:23 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) -
A relatively quiet city council
meeting became anything but Wednesday night in Port Allen, when a proposal to
name department heads was introduced. An ordinance that Mayor Deedy Slaughter
"I have not given this council a
written recommendation to create, abolish, merge or consolidate any department
for the City of Port Allen," said Slaughter.
"The court ruling said our CFO
and CAO should be considered and are department heads and I think we should
have it by ordinance," said Councilman Hugh Riviere.
The struggle then boiled over
into the public in attendance.
"It looks like to me we are
trying to make this a publicly racial thing. She's a black woman mayor," said
Others denied claims of racism and
argued the issue was simply a matter following city bylaws.
"All of them are responsible for
answering to each and every one of us," said Rhonda Aucoin.
"Certain things do not have to go
through the council so this is where the struggle is coming and I just want the
citizens, the council, to respect me just as much as I respect you," said
City attorney Victor Woods acted
as the moderator through most of the tense moments in the end offered a plea to
those in attendance.
"Let's just take a moment and
take a breath and let's all stop pointing fingers at one another and
let's just see what we can do to make this work," said Woods.
Wednesday, February 13 2013 10:04 PM EST2013-02-14 03:04:56 GMT
Security had to get between two fired up council members Wednesday at a meeting in Port Allen.Two issues dominated the volatile meeting, which played out before a packed house.One of the issues was whetherMore >>
Security had to get between two fired up council members Wednesday at a meeting in Port Allen.More >>