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West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell is laying the groundwork to levy taxes in two separate areas of the city as part of an effort to stimulate economic development.

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BATON ROUGE — Judge Trudy White ruled against The Ouachita Citizen this week in the newspaper’s quest to force the state Division of Administration to disclose how much taxpayer money had been spent on the legal defense for Fourth Judicial District law clerk Allyson Campbell.

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A Fourth Judicial District Court judge setting bail for two men accused of carrying guns at West Monroe High School questioned whether the district attorney’s office was using the incident to garner media attention.

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The Monroe City School Board agreed last week to spend some $558,000 to buy a state-of-the-art digital scoreboard for Neville High School’s Bill Ruple Stadium.

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Investigators from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit – Baton Rouge Field Office arrested an East Baton Rouge Parish man last week after they learned of his participation in child exploitation on a social media app.

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Gold Star families, the surviving family members of military personnel who died while in an active-duty status, often times fear their loved ones will be forgotten. The Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs (LDVA) is committed to ensuring that does not happen for Louisiana Gold Star famil…

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell says Deputy John “Tommy” Garrett has been assigned to the duty of Calhoun Zone Deputy, working with Cpl. Jackie Kindrix in this capacity.

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Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe held a ribbon cutting last week to unveil a new addition to the campus’ Advanced Technology Center.

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The state of Louisiana finished the most recent fiscal year with a surplus of about $500 million, Gov. John Bel Edwards’ administration says. Republican lawmakers say it’s a sign taxes are too high.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder last week after authorities responded to reports of a shooting at a house on Tanglewood Drive in southern Monroe.

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Monroe police arrested a Thibodeaux man on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle last week after an ambulance driver at St. Francis Medical Center reported someone stealing his ambulance.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested an Arcadia woman on suspicion of possession of Suboxone with intent to distribute as well as criminal conspiracy last week after authorities found the drug at a job site for inmates in the work release program.

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In response to complaints about lower water pressure in parts of Monroe, city officials claimed last week the water pressure issues stemmed from higher demand for water and hotter temperatures.

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The Louisiana National Guard’s G Company and D Company, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment held a deployment ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility #2 at Esler Field in Pineville, Sept. 6.

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The Sterlington Town Council took the initial step earlier this week to raise sewer rates by $20 to $30 a month for most customers as part of an effort to pay down the town’s debt.

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Candidates in three state Senate races sought to distinguish themselves at a forum last week at the University of Louisiana-Monroe by touting how their personal or professional experience set them apart from others.

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Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a fatal crash just west of Delhi in Richland Parish. This crash claimed the life of 51-year-old Patrick Guin of Sterlington.

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The Monroe City Council voted earlier this week to finally adopt a measure incurring $11 million in bonded indebtedness to pay for infrastructure projects in the Tower Drive-Armand Street district.

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Monroe businessman Stanley Palowsky III says the special appointed judge presiding over his lawsuit against Fourth Judicial District Court officials engaged in ex parte communications with court officials’ attorneys to thwart Palowsky’s efforts in a separate case.

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The Secretary of State’s office unveiled the 2019 “I Voted” sticker at a news conference this morning at the Hilliard University Art Museum on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of disturbing the peace through drunkenness last month after a woman told authorities of a man lying in a ditch on Prairie Road.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of cruelty to the infirmed last month after a 70-year-old woman told authorities her son attacked her.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of misdemeanor theft last week after a New Natchitoches Road resident reported seeing the suspect try to steal a washer and dryer.

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The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that the debtors’ prison scheme run by the Orleans Parish Criminal District Court (OPCDC), where indigent people are jailed for being unable to pay court debts, gave judges an unconstitutional conflict of interest.

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Monroe police arrested a Baton Rouge man on suspicion of home invasion and criminal damage to property last month after someone at the front office of Monroe Inn on Louisville Avenue reported a break-in.

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