Katherine ‘Kathy’ Davis Alger
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.
The Monroe City Council set the stage this week to give free transportation to citizens traveling on city buses to make their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
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.
Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man earlier this month for aggravated assault after authorities received a report about a domestic disturbance.
Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Monroe man and Columbia woman earlier this month after authorities received a report that the two were selling or using narcotics at 107 Willow Branch Drive in West Monroe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Morehouse Parish School Board considered a plan to upgrade health safety equipment in schools in advance of the 2021-2022 school year beginning next month.
Residents from the city of Monroe's District 3 say they feel unsafe around their homes because of gunshots, speeding vehicles, litter and an overgrown abandoned lot.
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.
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.
Monroe police arrested a Monroe man and woman last week for possession of several drugs including heroin with intent to distribute after officers received a tip about illegal drug activity at a local hotel.
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.
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.
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.
Monroe police arrested three individuals on suspicion of drug-dealing charges earlier this month after authorities received a complaint about the sale of crack cocaine from a house on Morton Street.
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.
Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of filing a false public record last Saturday after authorities received a complaint about an armed robbery on Bail Drive in Monroe.
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.
Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Monroe man last week on suspicion of methamphetamine possession with intent to distribute after authorities claimed the suspect refused to stop his bicycle for police and dropped the suspected drug on the ground.
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.
The mayor of West Monroe and members of the Board of Aldermen will receive hefty pay raises beginning next year following the spring 2022 municipal election.
The Morehouse Parish Police Jury entertained a request earlier this week to open up the parish landfill’s restrictions to accept household waste and do so without charging residents.
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.
Customers and members at Walmart and Sam’s Club and elsewhere raised some $109,000 for the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana earlier this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Federal agents seized nearly 500 grams of methamphetamines during an inspection of a shipment of roasted peanuts headed from Mexico to Texas last month.
Gov. John Bel Edwards last week vetoed an education transparency bill that critics said would have shined a light on billions of dollars flooding Louisiana schools.
Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies with the Street Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) conducted traffic enforcement operations on Interstate 20 prior to the holiday weekend.
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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