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Record unemployment insurance claims have thrown state unemployment insurance systems into financial distress. Three million American workers filed for unemployment insurance in the week ending May 9, according to the Department of Labor, bringing the total number of initial claims up to 36 …

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BATON ROUGE—The House Education Committee advanced a resolution last week asking Louisiana universities to adopt a flexible and holistic admissions approach amid the COVID-19 epidemic.

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BATON ROUGE—A Senate committee rejected legislation proposed by state Sen. Regina Barrow, D-Baton Rouge, last week that would have expanded mail-in voting in Louisiana.

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The Ouachita Parish School Board is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children under 18 years of age without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, nati…

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BATON ROUGE—The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted, 5-1, last week in favor of House Bill 819, legislation to make medical marijuana more widely available.

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BATON ROUGE—A House committee last week pushed forward a package of bills that closely reflected the revised budget plan that Gov. John Bel Edwards presented in response to a loss of more $1 billion in revenue from the Coronavirus shutdown.

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The First Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge thumped Anadarko Petroleum Corp. last week by opening the door for Monroe businessman Stanley Palowsky III to pursue legal claims against the oil and gas company in an ongoing racketeering lawsuit.

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Makayla Thomas, a West Ouachita High School senior looking forward to prom and graduation, says she was shocked when the school closed in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe woman on suspicion of child desertion last week after someone found a 2-year-old child wandering without supervision.

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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe woman for simple robbery and theft last week after authorities learned of a disturbance at a motel on Constitution Drive.

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Monroe police arrested a homeless man on suspicion of criminal trespass and vagrancy last week after authorities were notified the suspect was banned from the Wal-Mart Super Center on Louisville Avenue.

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The city of Monroe’s finances could take a dive because of lost sales tax collections of some $3.6 million to $10.8 million thanks to the COVID-19 crisis, the state auditor says.

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University of Louisiana-Monroe students say they’re pleased to see the university plans to issue a $300 check in COVID-19-related aid to some 3,900 students instead of making them prove they needed the money.

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Fourth Judicial District Court reopened to the public earlier this week, ending a limited court closure that lasted more than two months and left the court with a case backlog and uncertainty about its financial health.

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West Monroe Police Chief Jeff Terrell says his department and other civil service agencies cannot quickly recruit entry-level officers or firefighters thanks to state laws that lengthen their hiring process with delays as long as eight months

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Beginning earlier this week, the Office of Motor Vehicles will begin providing limited office services at 11 locations across the state, including in Monroe.

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s investigators arrested a West Monroe man for second-degree murder in connection to a homicide that occurred on May 15 in the 100 block of Courtney Street in West Monroe.

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The state Department of Corrections (DOC) terminated former Louisiana State Penitentiary employee Lieutenant Barrett Boeker last week.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man for aggravated assault and domestic abuse involving a dangerous weapon last week after investigating a disturbance at an apartment in Town and Country.

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Richwood police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of aggravated assault last week after authorities received an incident complaint from a convenience store on Standifer Avenue and Reddix Lane.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of domestic abuse battery (strangulation) last week after authorities received complaints of a disturbance at a home on Barlow Street.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of simple burglary last Saturday after authorities received a burglary complaint from Morris Street.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested two Monroe men last week after authorities received a complaint of a man walking down McGee Street while carrying a “sawed-off” shotgun.

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