West Side Journal Review: Port Allen mother murdered, LA 1/415 Connector House Bill and more

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Last weekend, a 76-year-old woman reported missing was found in a shallow grave near her home. Detectives arrested her son, 44-year-old Louis Moore, Jr. for second-degree murder. 

Port Allen woman allegedly murdered by son.

On a much different note, Conn’s HomePlus announced it will build a $5.7 million distribution warehouse in a complex to be built on Commercial Drive right outside of Port Allen. The new facility will create about 125 jobs in the Capital Region.

Conn’s HomePlus distribution center coming to WBR.

This week, House Bill 578 passed in the House Appropriations Committee following local leaders and organizations rallying together to support the bill, authored by Reps. Tanner Magee and Rick Ward. The bill provides funding for the long overdue LA 1 / 415 Connector.

LA 1 / 415 Connector House Bill.

Get your walking shoes on this weekend West Baton Rouge, the Running for Rachael organization will host its first 5K on Saturday and the 8th annual Asthma Walk will be happening at Alexander Park as well. If you’re not into running but you’re into making money, check out the Journey to Entrepreneurship small business expo starting at 10 a.m. 

Check out our community calendar for details on each of those events.

Community Calendar link, here

Brusly softball team named 3-A State Champions.

Congratulations to the Brusly High Lady Panthers, who clinched the 3A State Title for the first time since 2013!

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The West Side Journal, located in Port Allen, Louisiana serves as the official journal of West Baton Rouge Parish. The newspaper’s roots run deep in the West Baton Rouge community, as the earliest dates of publication reach back to the mid-1800s.

The current editor is Breanna Smith, an alumna of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication and native of Baton Rouge. Contributing writers to the Journal are members of the West Side community.

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