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Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne says “inappropriate” comments on social media

Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne says “inappropriate” comments on social media

Plaquemine, LA (PPN)-  On Friday, April 7, 2018 during a live news conference on KCRA 3, Cat Brooks of the Anti-Police Terror Project  was discussing a proposed bill that would tighten the standards for lethal force on the part of police officers. The measure, state Assembly Bill 931, is co-sponsored by Democrats Shirley Weber and Kevin(…)

NAACP members and community activists demands ‘justice’ at the Attorney General’s Office-wants Alton Sterling shooter tried by a Grand Jury

NAACP members and community activists demands ‘justice’ at the Attorney General’s Office-wants Alton Sterling shooter tried by a Grand Jury

Baton Rouge (PPN)- The state president of the NAACP, Mike McClanahan, and local community activist brought lunch to the Attorney General’s Office in an attempt to have a peaceful dialogue regarding their disapproval of Attorney General Jeff Landry decision not to pursue charges against Blane Salamoni. Community members believed that Jeff Landry did not follow the correct process(…)

Baton Rouge Police Officer Robin Ducote is under investigation for writing a “BOGUS” Police Report

Baton Rouge Police Officer Robin Ducote is under investigation for writing a “BOGUS” Police Report

BATON ROUGE-According to the WBRZ Investigative Unit, an internal investigation is currently pending after Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Robin Ducote was recorded on body camera audio stating that she would search a vehicle despite having probable cause. According to the body camera audio recording, it recorded Ducote saying, “whatever she found she would report(…)

BREC Commissioners unanimously voted “NO” on relocating the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC Commissioners unanimously voted “NO” on relocating the Baton Rouge Zoo

Today, BREC Commissioners unanimously voted “NO” to the relocation of the Baton Rouge Zoo. Councilwoman Chauna Banks, in opposition to the move, spoke with Pen Point News regarding her position. “Today we had elected officials from all of the parish standing together in opposition to the zoo moving. For the past few months, I wasn’t sure(…)

Prison bus parked outside of “Lil Boosie” inaugural Boosie Bash Concert

Prison bus parked outside of “Lil Boosie” inaugural Boosie Bash Concert

(PPN)-Saturday, March 10, 2018, rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch hosted his inaugural hometown concert called “Boosie Bash” which was held at Southern University.  The concert featured over 20 local rappers and entertainers that held attendees attention from beginning to end. Lil Boosie decided to give his hometown an annual event so that he could personally(…)

Louisiana State Representative Edmond Jordan seeks to legalize marijuana

Louisiana State Representative Edmond Jordan seeks to legalize marijuana

(PPN) – Louisiana State Representative Edmond Jordan is proposing a way to help minimize the state’s budget deficit.  Jordan represents District 29, which encompasses parts of East and West Baton Rouge Parish. Jordan is seeking a bill that would legalize and tax the recreational use of marijuana. “I couldn’t tell you exactly how much revenue(…)

Secretary of State Tom Schedler accused of sexual harassment

Secretary of State Tom Schedler accused of sexual harassment

NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A lawsuit accuses Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler of sexually harassing a female employee, saying he propositioned the woman multiple times over a decade. She describes a “sexually hostile and abusive working environment” in the suit, filed Thursday (Feb. 22) in 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge. After she(…)

Capitol City Ques hosted its annual Talent Hunt Program

Capitol City Ques hosted its annual Talent Hunt Program

BATON ROUGE, LA (PPN) -Yesterday, February 18, 2018, the local chapters of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. hosted its annual Talent Hunt Program at Southern University A&M College. The Talent Hunt Program provides exposure, encouragement and financial assistance to talented young people participating in the performing arts. The event was organized by the Capitol(…)