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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of resisting arrest and possession of methamphetamine last week after authorities learned of a 911 hang-up call on Ervin Cotton Road.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign fixed large Trump/Pence 2020 flags to wooden house flag poles and PVC pipes outside the Monroe Civic Center Tuesday as they prepared to wait in line for the president’s rally Wednesday night.

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The Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club elected a new club president and other officers to serve a two-year term leading the group’s educational and political activist programs.

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Monroe City Schools has completed its replacement of every desktop computer in the school system in light of a cyber-attack in July that afflicted several school systems.

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First Horizon National Corp. and IberiaBank Corporation recently announced reaching a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals.

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In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, throughout the month of November, Louisiana Healthcare Connections is promoting awareness of, and education about, diabetes in Louisiana.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Calhoun woman on suspicion of possession of heroin with intent to distribute last week after authorities stopped the suspect's vehicle for a traffic violation.

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The cities of Monroe and West Monroe are teaming up to provide Christmas events for citizens on Dec. 7 for what will be Twin Cities Christmas Festival Day.

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President Donald Trump called on voters in northern Louisiana to vote for Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone in the Nov. 16 gubernatorial election to replace the “radical, liberal Democrat” Gov. John Bel Edwards campaigning for re-election.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of disturbing the peace through drunkenness last Saturday after authorities learned of a naked man tearing up a chicken coop on West Olive Street.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe woman on suspicion of criminal mischief (giving a false report to police) on Sunday after the suspect reported an assault by her husband.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man for resisting an officer and making an aggravated assault on an officer on Sunday after authorities received a loud noise complaint from Carroll Drive.

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A project installing a reinforced concrete box culvert to fill a ditch along Interstate 20 Frontage Road near the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe benefited from a Delta Regional Authority, or DRA, grant of $336,884.

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A company owned by Monroe businessman Eddie Hakim sued the Ouachita Parish Police Jury last week, claiming the parish is refusing to issue a building permit for two hotel developments without surface drainage.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of cruelty to juveniles last week after authorities received a complaint the suspect struck his 11-year-old daughter with a belt several times.

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No judge has yet determined the fate of a request for a new trial by a man previously sentenced for killing a Sterlington police officer in a vehicular crash after the man raised an objection about a local police chief’s testimony.

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Monroe officials grappling with the 14 homicides that have plagued the city this year say the local judicial system cannot prevent the worst violent offenders, particularly offenders with past convictions, from returning to the streets to wreak havoc.

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Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson says he plans to become a candidate for the 5th Congressional District next year in light of the current congressman’s pledge to serve only three terms in office.

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Ouachita Parish police jurors say housing more state Department of Corrections (DOC) inmates at the parish prison could improve the prison’s financial health in light of the number of illegal immigrants taking up bunk space at prisons across the state.

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The Monroe man accused of shooting two people and killing one of them in a botched drug deal at a home in Monroe’s Treasure Island neighborhood in May also removed all the drugs from his home before notifying authorities, a sheriff’s investigator says.

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U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Bob Casey have introduced a bill to provide parents and prospective students with better information about universities’ histories of hazing in an effort to eliminate hazing nationwide.

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A Monroe resident with a long list of past narcotics offenses was recently arrested by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies on additional drug counts.

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The state Office of Community Development unveiled its proposed action plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, mitigation funds last week at a public hearing in West Monroe.

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A Monroe man lost his life last week after he lost control of his motorcycle and was struck by another vehicle.   

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Dwight Delbert “Del” Vines, PhD., died Saturday, Oct. 26, at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy that friends, family and colleagues say was critical to the success of his greatest passion: the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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