St. Helena Parish Police Jury ponders closing strip clubs - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Police jury ponders closing strip clubs

GREENSBURG, LA (WAFB) -

The St. Helena Parish Police Jury called a special meeting Wednesday night to discuss an ordinance that would shut down the parish's two strip clubs.

Currently, "The Mansion" and "The Oak Ridge Lounge" are the parish's only two strip clubs.

However, Police Jury President Major Coleman has some concerns about shutting down existing businesses.

"We all know we're in a money crunch right now," said Coleman. "I don't think it's right for us to spend any more money and I'm sure if we adopt this, this is where we're going."

Coleman is referring to a draft ordinance that basically would shut down the two existing strip clubs. The police jurors expressed concern about getting sued if they passed the ordinance.

Two committees have been formed to add some language and delete some from the draft copy.

"I think they said it very clearly that we are grand-fathered in," said Tyrone Butler, owner of The Mansion.

The full police jury will meet again in two weeks to deal with the ordinance.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Boy beaten with hammer while protecting sister dies

    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 2:13 AM EDT2017-09-24 06:13:24 GMT

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>

    The suspect in the beatings faces charges of murder, attempted murder, and lewd acts with a child under 14.

    More >>
  • 1 killed, 6 shot at Antioch church

    1 killed, 6 shot at Antioch church

    Sunday, September 24 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-09-24 17:14:40 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:00 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:00:54 GMT

    Metro Police have identified the shooter at an Antioch church who killed one person in the parking lot and wounded six others inside the building's sanctuary.

    More >>

    Metro Police have identified the shooter at an Antioch church who killed one person in the parking lot and wounded six others inside the building's sanctuary.

    More >>
  • Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral

    Auburn student's post, selfies with rape suspect go viral

    Saturday, September 23 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-09-23 14:47:04 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.

    More >>

    As shocking new details emerged this week in the rape of an Auburn University student on a bus, many immediately recognized one of the suspects named in the case.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly