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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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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 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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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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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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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury recently gave its approval for the G.B. Cooley Hospital Service District to incur $1.5 million in bonded indebtedness to build two new health care facilities.

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Three candidate forums for Senate, House and parish elections are scheduled Sept. 5, 12 and 17, hosted by 90.3 KEDM Public Radio, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce and the ULM Student Government Association.

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The Monroe City Council awarded a bid of some $2.3 million to Amethyst Construction earlier this week to build turn lanes on U.S. Hwy 165 and rebuild Venable Lane near CenturyLink’s headquarters.

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GULFPORT, Ms. – Petty Officer 2nd Class D’Marvia Wilks, a 2013 Carroll High School graduate and native of Monroe, builds and fights around the world as a member of naval construction battalion center located in Gulfport, Mississippi. 

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Law enforcement agents are patrolling Louisiana’s roads for impaired drivers through Labor Day, and the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is backing up the enforcement wave with a multi-media “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” public awareness campaign.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in coordination with the USACE St. Paul District, recently deployed the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana.

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Three doctors and one medical practice entered into settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations that they referred patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks from a Seattle-area testing company, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. 

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Louisiana State Police recently arrested 38-year-old Taurus Bray of Monroe for hit-and-run driving and failure to report a crash in April that led to the death of a bicyclist.

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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash last week on LA Hwy 3051, just east of LA Hwy 138, that claimed the life of a 78-year-old Mer Rouge man.

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MAYOR JAMIE Mayo, at center, stands with representatives from Wossman High School, the Children’s Coalition of Northeast Louisiana and convicted felon Tyrone “K-9” Dickens, with K-9 Outreach. The Monroe Fire Department provided school supplies to the above organizations, who are expected to …

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The hype continues to build for what’s become an annual event at ULM’s Malone Stadium, as 12 local head coaches represented their schools at the Bayou Jamb 2019 Media Day at St. Francis Medical Center Tuesday. 

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University of Louisiana Monroe President Dr. Nick J. Bruno welcomed a full house of faculty, staff and community members to his annual State of the University address Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 at Brown Auditorium.

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