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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe woman on three charges of child desertion last week after authorities learned about a five-, three-, and one-year-old being left alone at the suspect's home.

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A Ouachita Parish official who spoke out last week about discrepancies in Louisiana Department of Health’s COVID-19 case totals can no longer speak about the matter. That’s the case because LDH forced the parish official to choose between silence or jeopardizing the safety of local first res…

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Three newspapers asked a special appointed judge earlier this week to deny any attempts to seal the court record in a Monroe businessman’s lawsuit against five Fourth Judicial District Court judges and a law clerk.

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BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today that he will extend his Phase Two order, including the statewide mask mandate, closure of bars to on-site consumption and crowd size limits of no more than 50 people for at least another 21 days. 

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to seek applications for the director position at Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Center in Monroe in light of the director’s resignation last week.

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A Louisiana State Trooper uncovered a deceased body in a vehicle last week after stopping the vehicle’s driver for a traffic violation.

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators have charged a fifth person in connection with the investigation into the disappearance of Donald Atkins.

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Monroe officials commended Mayor Friday Ellis last week for his handling of new duties as mayor as well as his commitment to family, including a daughter struggling from health issues.

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Citing COVID-19 health safety concerns the 2020 Ark-La-Miss Fair, annually sponsored by the West Monroe Civitan Club, has been canceled for this year, fair board chairman Mike Shields announced Tuesday.

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Fifth District Congressman Ralph Abraham, R-Alto, commended his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA) to authorize water supply as a key mission of the Ouachita and Black Rivers Navigation Project, upon completion of …

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AT&T recently highlighted its investment of some $45 million in wireless and wireline networks in the Monroe area.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on drug charges on Sunday after authorities responded to a single vehicle crash on Outlet Road.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe woman on suspicion of four counts of battery of a police officer on Saturday after officers reported observing the suspect's manic state and tried to transport her to a local hospital.

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Nine people qualified last week as candidates to represent the 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives in light of U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham’s decision not to seek re-election.

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The Monroe City School Board’s committee of community members considered a number of suggestions to rename Robert E. Lee Junior High earlier this week in light of the School Board’s decision to erase the school’s ties to a controversial historical figure.

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Early voting for the Aug. 15 municipal primary election is underway with a Monroe City Council race and a $42-million bond issue for the parish school system in eastern Ouachita Parish on the ballot.

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Origin Bank recently announced $700,000 in donations to be distributed to a variety of charitable organizations and educational institutions in its markets in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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Third Judicial District Attorney John Belton’s office says it did not find any legal grounds to challenge Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell’s re-election bid as requested by a local attorney earlier this week

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Monroe police began investigating the death of a homeless man originally from Lafayette whose body was found floating in the Ouachita River on Monday.

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Several judges at Fourth Judicial District Court in Monroe as well as judges at local city courts secured re-election without opposition after drawing no challengers during qualifying last week for the Nov. 3 election.

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Fourth Judicial District Attorney Steve Tew, who was seeking re-election, drew one opponent during qualifying last week for the Nov. 3 election.

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The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday the appointment of U.S. Attorney David Joseph as an Alexandria-based judge at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

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Second Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Jay McCallum qualified Wednesday, July 22, to run for the open Louisiana Supreme Court position, formerly held by retired Justice Marcus Clark. Judge McCallum received a big campaign kick-off boost with endorsements from law enforcement in 15 of the 20 pa…

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe woman on several charges including four counts of aggravated assault on a police officer on Saturday after authorities stopped the suspect's automobile for a traffic violation.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of disturbing the peace through violent manner and other charges last week after authorities learned of a disturbance at a business on Oliver Road.

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