PARISH BY PARISH: Police Officer honored; new smoking fines; city is storm ready

Parish by Parish
Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 12:30pm

LIVINGSTON PARISH - A Denham Springs Police Officer was honored for going into a burning building. Officer Jerod Kraymer rushed into this duplex on Summer Street near Range and pulled the woman inside to safety. Officer Kreamer is getting recognition from State Fire Marshall Butch Browning along with city leaders and the police chief. A private citizen was also recognized for his efforts.

RAPIDES PARISH - People in Alexandria who ignore the city's no smoking ordinance will need to pay up! According to reports, anyone caught lighting up in a bar or within 25 feet of city property will be slapped with a $100 fine. That's just for the first offense. The fines jump to $250 for a second offense and $500 for each additional. The same fines will apply to business owners who allow smoking in their facilities.

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH - The National Weather Service says the parish is storm ready. That means the parish is prepared to handle a weather situation when it comes through. City officials will get a recognition letter, along with storm ready signs at a council meeting tomorrow. The StormReady program is designed to help communities improve communication and safety skills needed to save lives.


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