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FEMA extends deadline for MHU

FEMA extends deadline for MHU

Baton Rouge, LA (PPN)-Gov John Bel Edwards request to extend the amount of time flood victims who were impacted in 2016, to continue paying $50 per month was granted by FEMA. The deadline is August 15, the rent could then go up to as much as $1,000 per month. At this time there is no(…)

Manhunt underway for Waffle House killer

Manhunt underway for Waffle House killer

(CNN)Across Nashville, the mood oscillates from shock to grief to anxiety. More than a day after a semi-naked gunman shot up a Waffle House and killed four people, the suspect is still on the loose. Nashville public schools are following “lock-out” procedures while the killer is at large. Police say residents should keep their doors locked as(…)

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(…)

Politics is the reason that JUSTICE was not served for Alton Sterling

Politics is the reason that JUSTICE was not served for Alton Sterling

Baton Rouge- Today, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the decision whether or not the state would charge officers Howie Lake and Blane Salamoni for the killing of Alton Sterling. Who would have thought that July 5, 2016, would bring such a black cloud over the city of Baton Rouge? I can remember this day like it happened(…)

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(…)