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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of obscenity last week after authorities received a complaint about a naked man walking around on Trenton Street.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on several charges including resisting an officer last week after authorities received a complaint about the sale of crack cocaine on Bethune Street.

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Bastrop City Attorney Ricky Smith recently resigned from his position as the city’s legal counsel after a dispute among city officials about last month’s failed vote to appoint Bastrop Police Capt. Carl Givens as chief of police.

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The West Monroe Board of Aldermen authorized an agreement with a local developer last week that could lead to a residential development on six to seven acres on the old Trenton Street golf course property.

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Area lawmakers say they hope the process of redrawing the state’s six congressional districts to match data from the 2020 Census does not result in the loss of the 5th District, anchored in northeastern Louisiana.

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Mayor Friday Ellis says his administration is weighing a plan to commit tax revenues from Monroe’s mid-city area to the construction of a research park aimed at attracting biomedical, science and technology companies to the region.

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Kevin M. Berken, 60, of Lake Arthur, has been sentenced by Magistrate Judge Kathleen Kay for violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, according to acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook.

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Sunday evening, West Monroe Police responded to a shooting that took place in front of 306 South 2nd Street. A person was parked in the road in front of the residence was approached by Christopher D. Williams. Williams asked the person for money. When the person refused to give Williams mone…

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West Monroe businessman Mike Mulhearn may continue to serve on the Hospital Service District No. 1’s board of commissioners though board members may be restricted in how long they serve in the future, a police juror says.

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Using a contractor selection process without advertising public bids, West Monroe chose Lincoln Builders of Ruston last week to build an indoor sports complex costing more than $18 million, city officials say.

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Four suspects will serve time in federal prison for drug and gun offenses prosecuted in the U.S. District Court of the Western District of Louisiana, according to acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook’s office.

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The Morehouse Parish Police Jury zipped through an agenda of routine household matters last week, including an application for state funding to support recreational spaces.

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Monroe police arrested a Rayville man on suspicion of third-degree rape on Monday after authorities found a woman who claimed she had been battered and raped by the suspect.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe woman on suspicion of domestic abuse (aggravated assault) last week after authorities received a complaint from the suspect that her 17-year-old son would not return home.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm and other charges last week after authorities received a complaint from a woman who said her boyfriend threatened her life.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of obscenity last week after authorities received a complaint the suspect exposed himself to his neighbors.

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Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin met with Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday and asked the governor to reschedule the Oct. 9 election for Nov. 13 and the Nove. 13 election for Dec. 11.

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West Monroe City Marshal William Guyton’s office realized a general fund surplus of some $8,000 for the 2019-2020 fiscal year as well as one finding for spending training and equipment funds on operations, a recent audit shows.

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A state appeal court recently shot down part of Monroe businessman Stanley Palowsky III’s appeal in an ongoing lawsuit against Fourth Judicial District Court officials accused of conspiring to conceal illegal activity at the court.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury may reconsider reappointing West Monroe businessman Mike Mulhearn to the Hospital Service District No. 1’s board of commissioners after the board requested Mulhearn’s reappointment Tuesday.

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A Caddo Parish bank sued the town of Sterlington earlier this year claiming the town owed some $1.8 million it borrowed to finance the launch of a water treatment system that never materialized.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards recently announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

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