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The Ouachita Parish School Board secured a historically low interest rate of 2.48 percent on the sale of $21 million in bonded indebtedness to begin facility construction projects in eastern Ouachita.

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Monroe businessman Stanley Palowsky III amended his lawsuit against Fourth Judicial District Court officials last week to expand the allegations to include “illegal case fixing.”

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Louisiana legislators continue to try and shield businesses and workers from tax increases set to kick in because of a low unemployment fund balance, though there is some disagreement about how to proceed.

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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on Interstate 20 near milepost 182 in Madison Parish on Oct. 12 that claimed the life of a man from Fort Worth, Texas.

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Louisiana taxpayers will save some $43.2 million in interest from refinancing the state’s general obligation bonds, state Treasurer John Schroder announced earlier this month.

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State Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell's campaign for re-election to a fourth term on the utility regulatory agency faces a challenge from Ouachita Parish Police Jury President Shane Smiley on Nov. 3.

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards last week said Louisiana would remain in Phase 3 of the White House-approved restrictions meant to control the spread of COVID-19 until Nov. 6.

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A local judge altered a court ruling in 2015 after the Fourth Judicial District Court’s administrator sent a previously confidential note warning the judge’s proposed ruling could tarnish the court, at a time when the pair were being sued for allegedly conspiring to conceal illegal activity …

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Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis says he will not pursue plans to build a new $100-million arena to replace Monroe Civic Center.

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Early voting for the Nov. 3 presidential general election and congressional primary election begins Friday and will continue until Oct. 27, except on Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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The city of West Monroe is pursuing grant funding to rehabilitate two streets near Ike Hamilton Expo Center and a replace an aging sewer lift station that often floods during heavy rain storms.

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The North Louisiana Economic Partnership (NLEP) recently announced the addition of six new investors and increased investments from three existing investors.

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Second Circuit Court of Appeal Judge Milton Moore III, of Monroe, took the oath of office as chief judge of the appeal court last week.

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Voters from Ouachita and Morehouse parishes will entertain two candidates on Nov. 3 to serve as judge for the Division E seat at the Fourth Judicial District Court: West Monroe attorney Walt Caldwell IV and Monroe City Attorney Angie Sturdivant.

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In the Nov. 3 election, Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Sharon Marchman will face a one challenge to her re-election bid from Monroe attorney Tommy Hayes IV.

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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a three-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 557 near Dulaney Road that killed 73-year-old Mildred Rawls of West Monroe on Oct. 7 shortly before 2:30 p.m.

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Fourth Judicial District Attorney Steve Tew will meet one opponent, Monroe attorney Mennon Campbell Jr., in the district attorney’s race on Nov. 3 election.

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State Rep. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi, was recently selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree.

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The University of Louisiana Monroe will remain open Friday, while monitoring Hurricane Delta. University offices and classes will keep regular hours of 7:30-11:30 a.m.

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Superintendent Don Coker announced Thursday that Ouachita Parish Schools will close at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020 in order to get students and employees home safely prior to the inclement weather expected in our area with Hurricane Delta.

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State Rep. Lance Harris last week called on his fellow 5th Congressional District candidate, Luke Letlow, to exit the race and find legal representation in light of recent allegations that Letlow’s campaign tried to ‘buy out’ a Ouachita Parish police juror in the race.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury earlier this week agreed to award a $484,502-bid to Amethyst Construction, of West Monroe, to rebuild Tanglewood Drive in southeastern Ouachita Parish.

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State Sen. Katrina Jackson, of Monroe, lead author of the pro-life Love Life Constitutional amendment, spoke at several pro-life rallies across southern Louisiana last week.

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U.S. Sen. John Kennedy recently welcomed the introduction of the House companion of S.4756, the Don’t Push My Buttons Act.

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A state grand jury indicted a Louisiana State Police trooper for aggravated second-degree battery last week in light of a shooting on Perkins Road in Baton Rouge.

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The last place Donald “Don” Simpson, Ph.D., imagined he’d be on a hot day in late August was standing on the roof of the home of people he did not know. The new dean of the University of Louisiana Monroe College of Health Sciences, high-powered leaf-blower in hand, removed limbs and debris f…

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Second Circuit Court of Appeal Chief Judge Felicia Toney Williams, of Tallulah, retired from the court on Wednesday, marking the end of a 30-year judicial career.

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Monroe City Attorney Angie Deal Sturdivant officially launched her campaign for the Fourth Judicial District Judge, Division E, in the election to be held Nov. 3.

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Louisiana taxpayers affected by Hurricane Laura may be eligible for automatic tax filing and payment extensions if their homes, principal places of business, critical tax records or paid tax preparers are located in parishes that have been declared federal disaster areas.

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Former Monroe police Cpl. Jared DeSadier recently pleaded not guilty to charges arising out of a police brutality complaint while new court documents show other officers attempted to conceal the incident.