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Burnette's future as Bastrop coach in doubt
Bastrop High School could once again be looking for a new head football coach. While nothing is official, second-year coach Adrian Burnette was notified in writing by Morehouse Parish Schools that he was being let go as part of the district’s reduction in force plan.
Bastrop woman faces shoplifting, obscenity charge
A Bastrop woman accused of shoplifting is facing an additional charge of obscenity following an incident at Wal-Mart. According to an arrest report filed Saturday, Constance Sikes, age 31, Old Bonita Road, attempted to steal $790 in clothing and jewelry from Wal-Mart.
Athletic Association backs off 10-team district ruling
The Louisiana High School Athletic Association backed off an original ruling that would push Franklin Parish, Neville and Bastrop into a 10-team district, and split the district into two five-team districts.
Man pistol whipped, robbed group in Sterlington: SPD
A West Monroe man is allegedly one of three who entered a home in Sterlington Sunday and robbed multiple people. One man was pistol-whipped during the robbery and identified Thomas G. Jackson, age 18, Sylvan Lakes Drive as a suspect. At least two other suspects allegedly covered their faces with ski
Woman arrested for obscene acts, theft, drugs at Monroe Walmart
MONROE, La. - (12/10/2018) According to online arrest reports, a Bastrop woman is facing several charges after police say she tried to steal almost $800 worth of items at the Monroe Walmart on Saturday.
41 pounds of pot discovered in Bastrop man's truck: LSP
A Bastrop man is facing multiple charges after a Louisiana State Police trooper located over 40 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. According to an arrest report for Xavier Jenkins, age 31, Meeks Street, a state trooper patrolling on U.S. 80 saw a Ford truck with an Alabama license plate cross over
Velasquez pledges focus on finances
Sterlington Town Councilman Caesar Velasquez, who was elected mayor in Saturday’s election, says his first priority would be straightening out the town’s finances. Velasquez garnered 269 votes in the mayor’s race to hold off Sterlington Town Councilwoman Lucy Holtzclaw, who managed 253 votes.
Pedestrian killed on Keystone Road in Sterlington
A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and killed in Sterlington around 6 p.m. Tuesday night. According to a Sterlington Police Department Facebook post from approximately 8:30 p.m., the fatality happened on Keystone Road west of Sterlington High School.
Hepatitis A causes a scare in the Arklamiss, several cases found in Morehouse Parish
MOREHOUSE PARISH - MOREHOUSE PARISH (12/10/18) - A huge outbreak of Hepatitis A in Arkansas could be the reason Northeast Louisiana is seeing a spike in people infected. It's a virus that attacks the liver.
Woman busted Dollar General windows to call police: OPSO
A Monroe woman is facing one count of simple damage to property and an additional charge after an incident at Dollar General. According to an arrest report for Edaedria Wilson, age 31, Winnsboro Road, officers were dispatched to the Dollar General in reference to a woman breaking windows at the stor
WMPD needs your help to identify two suspects in connection to a hate crime
WEST MONROE, La. - The West Monroe Police Department needs your help to identify two suspects in connection to a hate crime. Police say the crime occurred at the West Monroe Walmart on November 29, 2018.
These Are The 10 Louisiana Cities With The Largest Black Population For 2019
We used science and data to determine which cities in Louisiana have the largest African American population. Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in Louisiana with the largest African American population.
Monroe man arrested for possession of crack cocaine, Clonazepam
Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine last week after authorities observed the suspect's vehicle drive through a red light.
STATE POLICE: Man urinates himself during traffic stop that yields 7,500 doses of ecstasy
MONROE, La. - (12/06/18) Louisiana State Police arrested a man and a woman for approximately 7,500 doses of ecstasy. Broderick Jack, 43 of Houston, and Crystal Bridges, 42 of Houston, were arrested on early Thursday morning around 3 a.m.
POLICE: Argument over potato chips leads to one man under arrest
OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (12/10/2018) A West Monroe man is facing Domestic Abuse Battery charges after police say he hit a woman because she was eating his potato chips. According to online arrest records, deputies from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office were called to a hom on Northwood Drive just
Monroe man accused of stalking, disturbing the peace
Monroe police arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of several charges including stalking on Saturday after the suspect's ex-girlfriend complained of the suspect causing a disturbance at her home.
Sterlington's Mayor-elect talks about the future
STERLINGTON, La. - (12/9/2018) It took two election, but Sterlington now has a new mayor. Caesar Velasquez defeated Lucy Holtzclaw, winning by 16 votes. "I really just want to say thank you to everyone to all my constituents. I had tremendous help that I am very proud of." says Velasquez.
Police ID suspect in Saturday shooting at Parkview Apartments
The Monroe Police Department is asking for help locating a suspect in a Saturday shooting at Parkview Apartments. Jeremy "JJ" Green is described as a black male, age 30, 5 feet, 7 inches tall and 135 pounds.
MPD arrest homeless man for organized retail theft
Monroe police arrested a homeless man on suspicion of organized retail theft on Sunday after authorities received a tip of stolen goods at Super One Foods in Monroe. The suspect was identified as Darrell D. Watts, 37, of Monroe, entered the store around 9 p.m. and concealed six Tide Pod capsules. A
CrimeStopper tip leads to drug dealing arrest
Metro Narcotics Unit agents arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute last week after authorities received a tip through CrimeStoppers of possible drug activity.