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Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says the accusations that he was involved in purposefully turning off the air conditioning or depriving attendees of concession stand goods during President Trump’s rally at the Monroe Civic Center last week are false and politicized.

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A task force is looking into whether Louisiana should establish a “business court,” which they say could become a selling point for companies considering a move to the state.

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Nearly 21,000 people from Ouachita Parish participated in early voting for the Nov. 16 general election to be held Saturday, according to the Secretary of State’s office.

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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeast Louisiana has been awarded accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance aw…

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A state official on Tuesday suggested Louisiana should enact stricter home construction standards to mitigate flood risk, but an industry representative said that would make houses unaffordable for the middle class.

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The West Monroe police officer accused of sharing a homemade sex video will stand trial for a felony revenge porn offense next week though text messages recently obtained by The Ouachita Citizen show a West Monroe High School teacher admitting guilt for widely sharing the video or images from it.

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The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office recently recovered the body of Justin Dilmore, 31, of Monroe, from Bayou DeSiard.

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Supporters of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign fixed large Trump/Pence 2020 flags to wooden house flag poles and PVC pipes outside the Monroe Civic Center Tuesday as they prepared to wait in line for the president’s rally Wednesday night.

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The Ouachita Parish Women’s Republican Club elected a new club president and other officers to serve a two-year term leading the group’s educational and political activist programs.

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Monroe City Schools has completed its replacement of every desktop computer in the school system in light of a cyber-attack in July that afflicted several school systems.

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First Horizon National Corp. and IberiaBank Corporation recently announced reaching a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals.

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In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, throughout the month of November, Louisiana Healthcare Connections is promoting awareness of, and education about, diabetes in Louisiana.

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The cities of Monroe and West Monroe are teaming up to provide Christmas events for citizens on Dec. 7 for what will be Twin Cities Christmas Festival Day.

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President Donald Trump called on voters in northern Louisiana to vote for Baton Rouge businessman Eddie Rispone in the Nov. 16 gubernatorial election to replace the “radical, liberal Democrat” Gov. John Bel Edwards campaigning for re-election.

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A project installing a reinforced concrete box culvert to fill a ditch along Interstate 20 Frontage Road near the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe benefited from a Delta Regional Authority, or DRA, grant of $336,884.

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A company owned by Monroe businessman Eddie Hakim sued the Ouachita Parish Police Jury last week, claiming the parish is refusing to issue a building permit for two hotel developments without surface drainage.

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No judge has yet determined the fate of a request for a new trial by a man previously sentenced for killing a Sterlington police officer in a vehicular crash after the man raised an objection about a local police chief’s testimony.

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Monroe officials grappling with the 14 homicides that have plagued the city this year say the local judicial system cannot prevent the worst violent offenders, particularly offenders with past convictions, from returning to the streets to wreak havoc.

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Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson says he plans to become a candidate for the 5th Congressional District next year in light of the current congressman’s pledge to serve only three terms in office.

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Ouachita Parish police jurors say housing more state Department of Corrections (DOC) inmates at the parish prison could improve the prison’s financial health in light of the number of illegal immigrants taking up bunk space at prisons across the state.

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The Monroe man accused of shooting two people and killing one of them in a botched drug deal at a home in Monroe’s Treasure Island neighborhood in May also removed all the drugs from his home before notifying authorities, a sheriff’s investigator says.

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U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy and Bob Casey have introduced a bill to provide parents and prospective students with better information about universities’ histories of hazing in an effort to eliminate hazing nationwide.

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The state Office of Community Development unveiled its proposed action plan to spend $1.2 billion in Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG, mitigation funds last week at a public hearing in West Monroe.

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A Monroe man lost his life last week after he lost control of his motorcycle and was struck by another vehicle.   

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Dwight Delbert “Del” Vines, PhD., died Saturday, Oct. 26, at the age of 88, leaving behind a legacy that friends, family and colleagues say was critical to the success of his greatest passion: the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

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The West Monroe woman who evaded prosecution for allegedly sharing a homemade sex video of two other people violated the terms of her diversion agreement with the district attorney, says the female victim shown in the video.

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Mayor Staci Mitchell says an online survey is available to anyone, whether a city resident or not, who has an interest in the future shape of downtown West Monroe.

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Ouachita Parish Police Jury Vice President Jack Clampit says police jurors should consider moving costs before it relocates from the Ouachita Parish Courthouse a block away to the Ouachita Parish School Board’s Central Office.

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