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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies were notified by Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office that the Zachary Naranjo was operating a vehicle northbound on U.S. Hwy 165 South headed into Ouachita Parish, under observation of Caldwell deputies who were following him. 

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Jack Holmes and Tyler Moses say they barely remember life before becoming friends. The pair went from playing together in kindergarten to co-owning a restaurant in their hometown.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man earlier this month for aggravated assault after authorities received a report about a domestic disturbance.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man last week after authorities received a call about a 70-year-old woman being battered and another victim being threatened with a knife by the same suspect.

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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe man last week on several drug charges after authorities received a call from the suspect’s girlfriend reporting a domestic battery.

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West Monroe police arrested a Rayville man last week for obscenity after authorities received a report that the suspect was walking down the street with his pants down.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man last week on suspicion of domestic abuse battery after authorities received a call from his girlfriend that he had physically abused her and was causing a disturbance.

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Fourth Judicial District Attorney Steve Tew says he is considering recusing his office from prosecuting a Monroe woman for five counts of attempted second-degree murder in light of promotional work the suspect's company performed for his re-election campaign.

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The band director at Good Hope Middle School in West Monroe last week asked the Ouachita Parish School Board to consider expanding the band program at her school and others.

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State Rep. Fred Jones was elected to the bench at Fourth Judicial District Court last week after not drawing any opposition during qualifying.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury approved an ordinance this week revoking certain parish roads as public roadways.

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Fourth Judicial District Attorney Robert “Steve” Tew was recently elected president of the Louisiana District Attorneys Association (LDAA) Board of Directors. 

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Two inmates who escaped the Swanson Correctional Center—a facility operated under the state Office of Juvenile Justice—last week were taken into custody in Lafourche Parish.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that occurred last week in the 300 block of Woodale Drive in Monroe that left one woman wounded.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies working with the Special Crimes Apprehension Team, or SCAT, arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute earlier this month after authorities received a complaint about the suspect selling drugs.

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The state Legislature will convene a veto override session today (Tuesday) at 12 noon to consider votes overriding Gov. John Bel Edwards' vetoes of legislative instruments previously approved.

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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe woman last week on suspicion of breaking into a house and hitting three children who live there after authorities received a call from the children's father about a burglary.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man earlier this month for illegal possession of a firearm after authorities stopped the suspect for a traffic violation and found a handgun in his vehicle.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe woman last week on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after authorities received a call from a McDonald’s employee saying the suspect refused to leave the drive-thru.

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West Monroe police arrested a Urania woman last Saturday on suspicion of threatening to burn down the LaQuinta Inn, where she was staying, after authorities received a complaint from a hotel employee.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Winnsboro woman in Monroe last Sunday on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery after authorities received a call from one of the victims saying the suspect shot her vehicle three times.

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Citing the rising costs of building materials, Ouachita Parish School Board officials say the $42 million in bonds approved by voters last year was not enough to complete its project wish list and they need to take on another $20 million in debt for the work.

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The town of Sterlington plans to launch an environmental court in August where a local justice of the peace may impose fines on violations of property maintenance standards in the town.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury agreed last week to raise the fee to claim any stray, homeless, abandoned or unwanted animal impounded at the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter.

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Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis and U.S. Rep. Julia Letlow are planning to tour the Baton Rouge Water Campus Institute this week in hopes of launching a similar outfit to study watershed challenges in northeastern Louisiana.

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Monroe police are investigating a home invasion on Arkansas Avenue that occurred last week, resulting in the theft of money and the battery of at least one victim in the residence.

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