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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on a hate crime charge last weekend after he allegedly threatened a victim and approached the victim in a threatening manner.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man last week on suspicion of simple assault of a police officer after the suspect allegedly moved toward a deputy in a threatening manner.

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West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell and members of the West Monroe Board of Aldermen were sworn into office Tuesday night at West Monroe City Hall.

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Some Ouachita Parish Police Jury members say the parish governing authority should host forums seeking public input about how to redraw parish districts that would control who can qualify as a candidate for police juror.

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Monroe businessman Stanley Palowsky III says the court should not stop him from examining a mysteriously sealed envelope filed in an ongoing racketeering lawsuit since no judge ordered the envelope be hidden from the public.

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The Golden Knights Parachute Team, a team which has been taking part in airshows for more than 60 years, performed three diving shows for the Red, White and Blue Airshow, Monroe’s first airshow in five decades, last weekend, with one show Saturday morning and one in the afternoon.

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A Dubach man was sentenced on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as well as possession of firearm in the furtherance of drug trafficking last week.

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Louisiana State Police troopers arrested a West Monroe man for hit and run after he allegedly fled the scene of a car crash.

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More than $340,000 in funds were improperly taken by a former Ouachita Parish deputy clerk, the state Legislative Auditor says.

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The Ouachita Parish School Board announced its new district director of safety and security at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.

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THE RED, White and Blue Airshow on June 17 and June 18 is a fundraiser for the Chennault museum—the first in Monroe in more than five decades. The spectacle will feature a wide variety of aircraft and other military marvels.

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Mayor Friday Ellis introduced Craig “Morgan” McCallister as the city of Monroe's new head engineer last week at a press conference.

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The bridge over a waterway connected to North Cheniere Creek on Britton Road in West Monroe is expected to be closed for replacement beginning June 20, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.

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West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe man for home invasion after the suspect allegedly forced his way into a house and threatened its owner with a gun.

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