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A special appointed judge is expected to entertain oral arguments this week about whether judges and a law clerk at Fourth Judicial District Court can narrow the scope of a trial against them by disregarding certain evidence.

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Area farmers say the recent rainfall in northeastern Louisiana has damaged crops so badly that many will not be able to recover financially if the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not step in.

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The Sterlington Town Council is considering making larger payments to Cross Keys Bank to erase a $2-million debt the town incurred five years ago for its sports complex.

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Monroe residents under the Lakeshore Swartz Water System (LSWS) are expected to receive water from a different source possibly beginning on Oct. 12.

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Ned White, owner and president of Riverview Farm and Land Company in Monroe, says he plans to challenge state Sen. Stewart Cathey in 2023.

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The Monroe City Council agreed last week to commit a portion of its property tax and sales tax revenues from the downtown area so the Downtown Economic Development District could incur up to $12 million in bonded indebtedness.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to seek bids for a $1.6-million project to improve Ticheli Road in Monroe despite not knowing where it would obtain the money to pay for the repairs.

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The U.S. Economic Development Administration last week awarded a $1.8-million grant with matching state and local funds to the Biomedical Innovation and Research Park (BRIP).

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The area’s tourism bureau declined earlier this week to pledge some $3 million to expanding the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Museum in Monroe after disputing data that claimed the museum resulted in 2,900 overnight hotel stays each year.

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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash last week that killed 18-year-old Hunter Graham of Winnsboro, who was not wearing a seatbelt.

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Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two-vehicle crash last week that killed 72-year-old Beverly Justice of West Monroe.

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The Louisiana Department of Education has named the members of its 2022-2023 Teacher Advisory Council, including one Ouachita Parish educator, Allison Davis, a math teacher at Ouachita Parish High.

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The West Monroe Board of Aldermen last week agreed to spend some $1.4 million in state funds for two drainage improvement projects — one for mid-city drainage and one for Sunshine Heights drainage.

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How could a woman, who was not employed by the Fourth Judicial District Court, be allowed to remove court records from the Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court’s office?

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Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid up to 100 times more potent than morphine, is wreaking havoc on the streets of Ouachita Parish, triggering a spike of overdose deaths, law enforcement officials say.

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The Ouachita Parish School Board voted earlier this week to spend $2 million in federal funds for a new multi-purpose building at Richwood High School.

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The Monroe City Council agreed earlier this week to table deciding whether to sell two city-owned properties after several citizens voiced opposition to plans for a rehabilitation facility at 1400 and 1401 Stubbs Ave.

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The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and the Louisiana Department of Health deployed a four-person drinking water engineering team to Jackson, Mississippi, last week to assist with their daily operations. 

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A Louisiana commission charged with collecting sales and use taxes for remote sellers lacked adequate assurance over internal controls and failed to perform timely bank reconciliations in 2021, the Louisiana Legislative Auditor reported last week.

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Louisiana’s Transportation Trust Fund is expected to lose more than a half billion dollars in revenues over the next decade due to increasing fuel efficiency and electric vehicles, according to a recent report from the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Kenna Veronee, an assistant professor of music education at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, was invited to join the National Advisory Board of the Desert Skies Symposium on Research in Music Learning and Teaching.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced $35 million in grants last week going to 10 parishes over the next two years to expand broadband to nearly 15,000 locations.

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A $9-million project building a bridge and dam at Cheniere Lake in western Ouachita Parish encountered a new flood of delays after the recently built dam suffered a breach.

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The Ouachita Parish Police Jury agreed Tuesday to incur up to $3.5 million on behalf of the G.B. Cooley Hospital Service District to build a new inpatient facility for patients 18 years of age and under.

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City officials say Monroe residents were eager to see the return of the Twin City Queen, a steamboat traveling up and down the Ouachita River on which events could be hosted.

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The Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter is requesting donations from the community. The shelter is in need of puppy food, dog food, canned cat food, cat litter and bleach.

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Louisiana Superintendent Cade Brumley wants the state’s school leaders and athletic associations to know President Joe Biden’s proposed Title IX rules on sexual orientation and gender identity are not currently enforceable.