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A special appointed judge is expected to entertain oral arguments this week about whether judges and a law clerk at Fourth Judicial District Court can narrow the scope of a trial against them by disregarding certain evidence.

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Area farmers say the recent rainfall in northeastern Louisiana has damaged crops so badly that many will not be able to recover financially if the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not step in.

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The Sterlington Town Council is considering making larger payments to Cross Keys Bank to erase a $2-million debt the town incurred five years ago for its sports complex.

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Monroe residents under the Lakeshore Swartz Water System (LSWS) are expected to receive water from a different source possibly beginning on Oct. 12.

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Ned White, owner and president of Riverview Farm and Land Company in Monroe, says he plans to challenge state Sen. Stewart Cathey in 2023.

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The Monroe City Council agreed last week to commit a portion of its property tax and sales tax revenues from the downtown area so the Downtown Economic Development District could incur up to $12 million in bonded indebtedness.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to seek bids for a $1.6-million project to improve Ticheli Road in Monroe despite not knowing where it would obtain the money to pay for the repairs.

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration last week awarded a $1.8-million grant with matching state and local funds to the Biomedical Innovation and Research Park (BRIP).

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The area’s tourism bureau declined earlier this week to pledge some $3 million to expanding the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum in Monroe after disputing data that claimed the museum resulted in 2,900 overnight hotel stays each year.

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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash last week that killed 18-year-old Hunter Graham of Winnsboro, who was not wearing a seatbelt.

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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash last week that killed 72-year-old Beverly Justice of West Monroe.

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The Louisiana Department of Education has named the members of its 2022-2023 Teacher Advisory Council, including one Ouachita Parish educator, Allison Davis, a math teacher at Ouachita Parish High.

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