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  • New era begins with Port Allen Mayor Richard Lee Play Video

    April 17, 2014 9:09 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Richard Lee was sworn in as the new mayor of Port Allen Tuesday. He joined us on 2une In Thursday to talk about his vision for the future of the city. Lee's swearing in signals the end of nearly a year of constant fighting and scandal... more »
  • Slaughter's camp files voter intimidation complaint

    April 2, 2014 5:31 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The attorney for ousted Port Allen mayor Deedy Slaughter filed a complaint with the U. S. Department of Justice Wednesday, claiming a voter fraud investigation by the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office was actually an attempt to suppress the votes of elderly or disabled black citizens.... more »
  • Mayoral candidate faces animal cruelty charges Play Video

    March 14, 2014 5:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayoral candidate Larry Bell is out of jail after he was arrested for one count of animal cruelty recently. Four of Larry Bell's horses were taken by West Baton Rouge Animal Control almost two weeks ago. Richard Summers with WBAC says this is an ongoing problem... more »
  • Port Allen fixes previous mayor, council issues

    March 12, 2014 10:32 PM

    PORT ALLEN- City leaders made changes to how city government operates in the wake of a debacle involving former mayor Deedy Slaughter. Wednesday night, the city council approved a clarification about who is a city department head. While she was mayor, Slaughter often debated with some members of the... more »
  • Former mayor: "I'm ready for this to be over" Play Video

    February 26, 2014 4:37 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge in Port Allen scheduled a trial for March 31 for issues surrounding embattled ex-mayor Deedy Slaughter. When Slaughter walked out of court, she said, "I'm ready for it to be over." The issues involve controversial decisions she made during her short 11 months... more »
  • Port Allen looking to pass new laws Play Video

    February 5, 2014 5:21 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen council members plan to discuss two new ordinances that would add transparency with the future mayor of the city. This comes after former mayor Dee Dee Slaughter was recalled in November. Council members say they want clearer laws when it comes to city... more »
  • Former cop wants to clean up Port Allen

    February 3, 2014 10:57 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A former Baton Rouge Police officer wants to turn things around on the other side of the river. Richard Lee said he will run to be mayor of Port Allen. Lee is a third generation resident of the city that has seen its share of controversy recently... more »
  • Port Allen's interim mayor ready to pass budget Play Video

    December 17, 2013 9:46 PM

    PORT ALLEN - An empty seat in Port Allen has been filled, for now. Gov. Bobby Jindal chose a former mayor of Port Allen to fill the vacated seat when Deedy Slaughter was recalled last month. Marilynn "Lynn" Bergeron Robertson of Port Allen served as mayor from 1993 to... more »
  • Former Port Allen mayor chosen to fill seat

    December 17, 2013 4:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal chose a former mayor of Port Allen to fill the office vacated when Deedy Slaughter was recalled. Jindal's office named Marilynn "Lynn" Bergeron Robertson of Port Allen to the post earlier Tuesday. She previously served as mayor from 1993 to 2004, and was... more »
  • Governor to appoint Port Allen mayor Play Video

    December 16, 2013 10:45 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Governor Bobby Jindal's office said Monday he will appoint an interim mayor for Port Allen in short order. The announcement came after a special meeting of the Port Allen City Council Monday afternoon was canceled. "I just felt like if we had another 3-2 vote... more »
  • Clerk: No appeal filed for mayor's recall Play Video

    November 25, 2013 4:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's office said Monday that Deedy Slaughter did not contest the results of the recent recall election, which means she is no longer Port Allen's mayor. This comes just over a week after voters went to the polls in... more »
  • Slaughter to leave office today

    November 25, 2013 7:34 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayor Deedy Slaughter has until 4:30pm Monday to vacate her office at City Hall. Voters supported Slaughter's recall earlier this month in a record-setting special election. She has been the focus of several reports by the News 2 investigative unit, which uncovered possible wrongdoing during... more »
  • Recalled mayor's budget fails Play Video

    November 20, 2013 6:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - On her last scheduled week in office, recalled Mayor Deedy Slaughter's attempt to pass her proposed budget failed Wednesday night. Slaughter's budget died when she did not get support for a "second," which moved the budget forward for a vote by the council. Slaughter called the... more »
  • Mayor a no-show after recall Play Video

    November 18, 2013 5:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Ousted Mayor Deedy Slaugther was noticeably absent from Port Allen City Hall Monday, two days after voters recalled her from office in a historic election. Now concerns are being raised over how payroll is going to be made this week. "I just know she's not... more »
  • Money found to pay Port Allen firefighters Play Video

    November 14, 2013 5:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Budget concerns in Port Allen continue, but firefighters can breathe a sigh of relief. They will get paid, despite the city not having a budget. Mayor Deedy Slaughter vetoed the city's budget last week after a squabble with council members. The council has been operating on... more »
  • Mayor opens up about veto, recall Play Video

    November 5, 2013 4:19 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Mayor Deedy Slaughter opened up Tuesday about her decision to veto the city's budget. It's the Mayor's third veto since she's been in office. It's a sign of tension between her and some council members. Some are questioning the timing of the veto and wonder if the... more »
  • Mayor issues budget veto

    November 4, 2013 5:01 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Mayor Deedy Slaughter vetoed the city's budget today. Without a signed budget, the city continues to operate under last year's budget. The Port Allen City Council passed the 2013-2014 budget 3-2 on Oct. 23. It included a substitute amendment which removed several provisions Slaughter pushed... more »
  • Trial for Port Allen mayor delayed again

    October 10, 2013 3:15 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A bench trial for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter has been pushed back again. That's according to the Clerk of Court's office in Port Allen. The trial, which involves Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain suing Slaughter for wrongful termination, meddling in her work and her... more »
  • Port Allen mayor vetoes city ordinance Play Video

    September 20, 2013 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor Deedy Slaughter used her veto power to strike down a ordinance passed by the city council last month that could affect some of the higher-paid city employees, and the Mayor's own $20,000 pay raise. At the center of the ongoing fight between Slaughter and some... more »
  • Jindal sets date for Port Allen recall election

    September 20, 2013 4:26 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Governor Bobby Jindal set a Nov. 16 date today for the recall election involving Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Jindal noted in his proclamation that the Attorney General found the recall petition did meet state requirements, with more than one-third of Port Allen voters signing it.... more »
  • Trial involving Port Allen mayor pushed back

    September 11, 2013 11:46 AM

    PORT ALLEN - City officials said a bench trial involving Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter and Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain has been continued in hopes the two sides can come to an agreement outside the courtroom. Judge Alvin Batiste delayed the trial from Sept. 19 and 20 to... more »
  • Port Allen residents frustrated by back-to-back mayoral trouble Play Video

    September 9, 2013 10:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Some in Port Allen say they have had enough and want a mayor who's not cloaked in controversy. "It's very embarrassing," lifelong resident Walt Braud said. "I've gone down as far as Houma, Louisiana, and people have heard about Port Allen and just that we are... more »
  • Governor seeking AG's opinion on mayoral recall

    September 9, 2013 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson for Governor Bobby Jindal said today they asked for an Attorney General's opinion over the certified petition to recall Port Allen's mayor. Sean Lansing said they would ask the AG Buddy Caldwell's office to render an opinion on the validity of the signatures. ... more »
  • Slaughter "not overwhelmed" by recall certification Play Video

    September 9, 2013 5:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters submitted 1,387 certified signatures to Governor Bobby Jindal Monday, for people wanting Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter recalled. Organizers only needed to collect 1,273 signatures. The names were turned in to the Registrar of Voters last Tuesday. Parish... more »
  • Announcement today on Port Allen mayoral recall

    September 9, 2013 11:53 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Election officials said they'll have an announcement Monday afternoon about the recently-submitted petition to recall Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Organizers of the petition turned in their collected signatures last week to the Registrar of Voters in West Baton Rouge Parish. It was the first time... more »
  • Signatures certified for recall election of Port Allen Mayor

    September 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan turned in names to Governor Jindal today certifying signatures for a recall election for Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. More than 1,400 names were turned in last Tuesday. Over the course of the week, Ryan had help... more »
  • Mixed reaction in Port Allen to Judge's ruling Play Video

    July 3, 2013 5:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Opinions are mixed in Port Allen less than 24 hours after a Judge issued a late-night ruling involving the mayor. Three council members sued her to get a judge to rule on issues of concern for them. They were partially successful. "I just hope the... more »
  • Port Allen mayor slashes salaries for some, except herself Play Video

    June 12, 2013 10:59 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Few fireworks at the Port Allen City Council meeting Wednesday; and some say little business was done, too. Most were waiting for the introduction of the 2013-2014 city budget, due to start in July. But while Mayor Deedy Slaughter pulled the budget out of an envelope... more »
  • City attorney to resign during legal storm

    June 10, 2013 12:02 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The city attorney for Port Allen confirmed to News 2 today that he's submitted his resignation after serving the city for 16 years. Victor J. Woods, Jr. submitted his letter of resignation on May 29. It said he'd previously asked Mayor Deedy Slaughter that he be... more »
  • Recall petition filed against Port Allen's mayor

    June 7, 2013 2:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN- A recall petition has been filed against Port Allen Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter with the Secretary of State's Office. The petition was filed by Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson. John Michael Lockhart, one of the recall organizers, said they are hoping to get a recall election on the Oct.... more »
  • Mayor demands extra paycheck despite lack of funds Play Video

    June 3, 2013 5:12 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The Mayor of Port Allen demanded in a memo sent to the city's payroll clerk that she receive another check to make up the difference in her salary after money ran out. News 2 uncovered that Slaughter raised her salary $20,000 without council approval after she... more »
  • Port Allen CFO and auditor say mayor owes the city Play Video

    April 10, 2013 5:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Documents News 2 obtained show Chief Financial Officer Audrey McCain and the city's auditor agree Mayor Deedy Slaughter owes the city some money back. It comes after she took a taxpayer-funded trip to Washington D.C. this year to attend the president's inauguration. Documents News 2 obtained... more »
  • Attorneys want Port Allen mayor held in contempt Play Video

    April 8, 2013 4:33 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Attorneys for the Port Allen chief financial officer reinstated by a Judge two months ago want Mayor Deedy Slaughter held in contempt of court. In February Judge Alvin Batiste ruled that McCain was to be reinstated, and prohibited the Mayor from interfering with or affecting the... more »
  • Senator Mary Landrieu denies having meeting with Port Allen Mayor Play Video

    March 25, 2013 4:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Despite a picture Deedy Slaughter snapped with Senator Mary Landrieu for President Barack Obama's inauguration, Landrieu didn't remember ever discussing the City of Port Allen with Slaughter. "I don't know any of the details about this issue," Landrieu said. "I've heard a lot about it with a... more »
  • Councilman wants investigation into Port Allen mayor Play Video

    March 13, 2013 4:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Councilman Hugh Riviere wants a thorough investigation into Mayor Deedy Slaughter. He's pushing for that at a meeting tonight. It stems from a series of News 2 reports that showed she billed taxpayers 2,400 dollars for her trip to Washington D.C. for the President's inauguration where... more »
  • Lawmaker taking action against Port Allen mayor Play Video

    March 6, 2013 5:40 PM

    PORT ALLEN- State Senator Troy Brown is taking matters into his own hands after being flooded with phone calls about Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter. Brown said Slaughter's appointment of her brother-in-law, Ralph Slaughter, as her chief of staff went against common sense, but didn't violate the state nepotism... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Port Allen mayor faces tough questions

    February 20, 2013 5:50 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The chief financial officer for Port Allen was reinstated today by a state district judge, who ruled the city's mayor didn't have the authority to fire her last week. Audrey McCain was fired by Mayor Deedy Slaughter after News 2 received public records requests involving finances... more »
  • Judge rules for fired Port Allen financial officer

    February 20, 2013 12:52 PM

    PORT ALLEN - A judge ruled today that Port Allen's mayor had no authority to fire the city's chief financial officer, and ordered she give her job back. Judge Alvin Batiste said Audrey McCain was a department head, so Mayor "Deedy" Slaughter could not have fired her. Slaughter... more »
  • WBRZ heckled when asking questions at council meeting Play Video

    February 13, 2013 10:39 PM

    PORT ALLEN- Two days after Mayor Deedy Slaughter shut a door in our crew's face, she refused to answer any questions by our crew at a public meeting. It prompted the Port Allen Police Chief to threaten to have our crew removed from the building. At the heated meeting,... more »
  • Port Allen still talking about trash

    August 2, 2012 10:37 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Port Allen Mayor Roger Bergeron told the city council that as of Aug. 1 and lacking a trash service rate increase, the city stands to lose about $316,000 during the four years left in its contract with Progressive Waste Solutions. Bergeron attributed the loss to a $3.29... more »
  • Former Port Allen mayor sentenced to 40 months

    June 12, 2012 1:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge sentenced former Port Allen Mayor Derek Lewis to 40 months in prison Tuesday, after Lewis pleaded guilty to racketeering charges. He testified against former New Roads Mayor Tommy Nelson and former St. Gabriel Mayor George Grace in exchange for a lighter sentence. ... more »
  • New Port Allen Police Chief to be named

    November 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Five candidates are on the "short list" for Interim Port Allen Police Chief, according to Interim Mayor R.J. Loupe. The list isn't official, just names some council members have thrown around. Loupe said all five candidates come from within the Port Allen Police Department. Former Port... more »
  • Former Port Allen mayor takes stand in police chief's trial

    October 25, 2011 6:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE-- Port Allen Police Chief Fred Smith was "ready to go" on bribes, according to former Port Allen Mayor Derek Lewis, who took the stand Tuesday afternoon against his former friend. Lewis described the trip he and Smith took to New Orleans on the dime of undercover FBI... more »
  • Official fuming over Port Allen chemical incident

    July 19, 2011 7:20 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Acting Mayor R. J. Loupe is raising a stink after he says there was a communications breakdown during a chemical leak in Port Allen. It happened last night when asphalt was being loaded into a storage tank at the Center Point Terminal. A water-based additive was... more »
  • Port Allen Mayor resigns, admits he did "illegal things"

    June 28, 2011 9:10 AM

    PORT ALLEN- Port Allen Mayor Derek Lewis resigned this morning shortly before pleading guilty to federal racketeering charges in Baton Rouge. Lewis called a staff meeting this morning to announce his resignation. Sources tell News 2 he cleaned out his desk in the middle of the night Monday. ... more »
  • Port Allen officials indicted in Cifer 5000 scheme

    September 1, 2010 10:20 PM

    The top two leaders in Port Allen face corruption charges as a federal investigation grows. Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Fred Smith face a combined 22 charges. The scheme is known as Cifer 5000, and other public officials have been accused of taking bribes. In this indictment, it's... more »
  • Port Allen mayor, police chief accused in "Blighted Officials"

    September 1, 2010 3:33 PM

    U. S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux announced today that two more public officials had been indicted in the ongoing federal investigation called "Operation Blighted Officials". Cazayoux said Mayor Derek Lewis and Police Chief Fred Smith of Port Allen have been accused of racketeering, mail fraud, wire fraud, and other... more »
  • Feds investigating Port Allen mayor

    July 7, 2010 10:14 PM

    Port Allen's mayor Derek Lewis signed a letter of intent to do business with Cifer 5000. The mayor of Port Allen hasn't been called into federal court yet, but the investigation is hitting close to home. He minced no words, admitting he is the subject of a federal investigation.... more »
  • White Castle town council mum about FBI investigation

    June 28, 2010 10:03 PM

    A week after a federal raid, mum's still the word in White Castle. The council met for the first time since the FBI raided the town hall. "No comment" was all anyone would say when asked what happened, who was involved and why. The meeting was business, as... more »

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