- Associated Press - Friday, May 8, 2015

ST. JOSEPH, La. (AP) - Gas is being restored to St. Joseph residents after they were forced to go without gas for a week following a dispute between their town and the town of Newellton over payments for gas service.

KNOE TV reports (https://bit.ly/1P6bY7k ) crews started restoring gas service late Thursday.

An agreement has been signed with the Locust Ridge Gas Co. for a new contract after the city council gave the mayor approval to do so.

Gas was shut off after a lengthy dispute with Newellton over a gas line provided by Locust Ridge. Newellton said St. Joseph’s gas was shut off by court order because there was no payment for gas service.

KNOE reports that St. Joseph residents are upset with Mayor Edward Brown for not preventing the shut off.

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Information from: KNOE-TV, https://knoe.com

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