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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of simple assault on a police officer last week after authorities questioned the suspect as part of another investigation.

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Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of simple battery of the infirm earlier this month after authorities received a complaint of a disturbance at a home on Nory Lane.

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The Second Circuit Court of Appeal reinstated a Monroe man’s commercial driver’s license last week after finding that a local judge erred by disqualifying the man’s commercial driving privileges on the basis of a sheriff deputy’s contradictory testimony.

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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo chastised local businessman Friday Ellis last week, claiming the mayoral candidate lied in his campaign announcement about his previous work for the city of Monroe.

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Four newly elected senators from Northeastern Louisiana gained assignments last week to a combined 10 committees in the state Senate, including the Senate’s “money committees” where decisions are made about how to spend taxpayer dollars.

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Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Hwy 80 near Calhoun Middle School before 4 p.m. on Jan. 16.  This crash claimed the life of a West Monroe teenager and a Choudrant man.

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s detectives are investigating two deaths that occurred Saturday, involving an infant and an adult, at a residence on Wallace Dean Road in West Monroe.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of disturbing the peace last week after authorities received a complaint from a local church about a suspect disrupting the service.

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Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of soliciting for prostitutes and simple battery last week after the suspect's Uber driver reported the suspect's inappropriate remarks.

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Extremely dark-tinted windows on a vehicle driven by a Union Parish resident resulted in an arrest for illegal carrying of weapons.

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The National Right to Life Committee and Louisiana Right to Life recently filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Louisiana’s Act 620 “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act,” which requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges with a local hospital.

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Monroe police arrested four juveniles on suspicion of vehicle burglary last week after authorities received a suspicious person complaint on Valencia Avenue.

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The six members of the Ouachita Parish Police Jury, including three new members, took the oath of office Monday night and accepted their new responsibilities on parish committees and local boards of directors.

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Monroe businessman Douglas Harvey was elected to represent District 1 on the Monroe City Council after not drawing any opposition during qualifying last week.

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The Monroe City Council voted earlier this week to spend nearly $500,000 on a new facility where the city’s transit system buses could be washed.

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In special inaugural ceremonies in the Louisiana State Senate Chamber, members of the 2020-2024 State Senate took the oath of office and were officially seated as State Senators. Among the 39 members are 20 new State Senators, including nine who are beginning their first term in the Louisian…

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University of Louisiana-Monroe President Nick Bruno informed university employees and supporters on Tuesday he planned to retire no later than June 30, after serving nine years in the university’s top post.

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CASA of Northeast Louisiana is holding a new volunteer training class beginning January 30 in Ouachita Parish to ready volunteers to serve local children currently in need of an advocate.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury accepted a some $1.7 million bid this week from a West Monroe contractor to build a new fire station on Whites Ferry Road in West Monroe.

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Monroe businessman Stanley Palowsky III recently withdrew his motion to recuse ad hoc Judge Jerome “Jerry” Barbera from presiding over his ongoing lawsuit against local judges and a law clerk.

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Through a partnership with RIP Medical Debt, First West and the attendees of the recent Northeast Louisiana Christmas Celebration will help eradicate $3.5 million in medical debt in Ouachita Parish.

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BATON ROUGE — If Anadarko Petroleum Corp. allowed certain employees to over-bill on environmental remediation projects, could the company or its stock prices have benefited from knocking off millions of dollars in false remediation costs?

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A traffic stop by a Union Parish sheriff’s patrol deputy has resulted in the arrest of two adults and a juvenile on narcotics charges.

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Katie Corkern is a mother of three sons in Amite. One of her sons is Connor, 13, who has a birth defect in his brain. For most of his life, he has experienced between 50 to 200 seizures each day.

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A tip received by a Union Parish sheriff’s deputy about suspicious activity on property along Williams Colony Road near Downsville has led to the arrest of one man on weapons and drug charges.

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After nearly three years, a local non-profit dedicated to improving conditions for homeless animals has raised some $1.1 million to build a new facility for the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter.

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Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office recently filed Louisiana’s legal brief in defense of Act 620, the state’s admitting privileges law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, at the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The passenger in a car stopped by a Union Parish sheriff’s deputy ended up being arrested on a drug possession charge.

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A West Monroe businessman seeking to liquidate assets and erase his debt now faces a motion for contempt and sanctions in federal bankruptcy court in the wake of state court lawsuits and federal authorities investigating his two home health agencies.

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Mayor Jamie Mayo says his administration’s focus during the new year would be on an initiative called “Operation Ceasefire” but neither the mayor nor the police department could provide specifics on what the initiative might entail.

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Possible criminal charges are pending following the death of a Louisiana State Penitentiary inmate. West Feliciana Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Department of Corrections investigators are investigating the death of 32-year-old Major Jones.

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