Louisiana’s Class of 2020 earned an average ACT Composite score of 18.7.
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.
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.”
The Ouachita Parish Police Jury recorded a surplus of almost $682,000 in its general fund for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2019, a recent audit shows.
The number of reported cases of COVID-19 tied to K-12 schools holding in-person classes has been “fairly encouraging,” a Louisiana health official said last week.
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.
Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a six-vehicle crash on Oct. 16 on Interstate 20 eastbound west of the village of Delta that claimed the lives of two people.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, recently joined fellow senators in filing an amicus brief supporting Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s position in the case of Capitol Hill Baptist Church v. Bowser.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
West Monroe voters will entertain two candidates for West Monroe City Marshal in the Nov. 3 election, including the incumbent, William Guyton, and his sole opponent, John Rutledge Jr.
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.
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.
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.
In the Nov. 3 election, voters from 20 parishes will entertain bids from two state appellate court judges to succeed Associate Justice Marcus Clark at the state Supreme Court.
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.
All branches of the Ouachita Parish Public Library will close at noon on Friday, October 9 due to impending weather. Branches will remain closed through the weekend and reopen Monday, October 12.
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.
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.
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.
West Monroe officials say they have secured commitments from three businesses to set up shop at the old Trenton Street golf course property once the city finishes some $900,000 in infrastructure improvements.
A Louisiana Senate judiciary committee on Tuesday advanced two measures that would limit the governor’s authority over declared emergencies.
Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding Louisianians that the deadlines to register to vote in the Nov. 3 Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election are fast approaching.
The University of Louisiana Monroe has received a grant of over $1 million as part of the federal government’s Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) initiative.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeal recently reversed a ruling by Monroe City Court Judge Tammy Lee, finding the judge had erred by saddling the full fault of a parking lot collision to only one of two drivers.
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.
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.
Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell says he will support plans by two rural electric cooperatives in northern Louisiana to compete for federal grants to develop internet service.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
After previously deciding not to name names, Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson last week claimed an area bank president and pastor reached out to him on behalf of 5th District congressional candidate Luke Letlow’s campaign to lure him into exiting the congressional race.
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