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West Monroe man arrested on drug, illegal possession charges

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Monroe suspect on several suspected charges after deputies observed a vehicle with expired motor vehicle inspection stickers.


"I seen him stomp and stab the dog"

BASTROP, La. (4/19/19)-- "I'm doing this to get justice for this dog here, because that is wrong, that is sad. That dog did not ask to lose his life like that," Through tears, Glenda Ricks remembers her neighbor's dog, Prince. Her son Gerald says he watched in horror, as Prince's owner killed him.


Louisiana school district to end school year early

MONROE, La. (AP) - Students in one North Louisiana school district are getting out for summer a few days early. The News-Star reports the Ouachita (WAH-shi-taw) Parish School Board this week unanimously voted to let students out on May 21, instead of May 23.


Louisiana man facing Manslaughter charge after allegedly shooting and killing a 13-year-old

NATALBANY, La. - (4/19/19) A Louisiana man is facing Manslaughter charges after allegedly shooting a teenager. According to reports, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office arrested 54-year-old Rickey Nelson after he allegedly shot and killed 13-year-old Robert Stevenson Thursday night in Natalbany.


Caught on camera: Bastrop officer rescues woman from stranded vehicle in high water

BASTROP, La. (4/16/19) --- A Bastrop police officer is being hailed a hero after his swift action saved a young woman stranded in this weekend's flooding. "If we were doing something bad ten cameras would have been on us, so I didn't know it was being recorded," said Capt. Carl Givens.


Monroe man arrested for 86 pounds of marijuana in Texas

(4/18/19) A Monroe man was arrested in Carthage after police say they found 86 pounds of suspected marijuana in his vehicle. According to the Carthage Police Department, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, Officer David Fitts saw a white semi truck pulling a flatbed trailer on Sabine Street and off of the


Louisiana starts medical marijuana-related research

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana State University’s first medical marijuana-related research dollars are paying for work aimed at treating epilepsy. GB Sciences, the contractor hired by the LSU AgCenter to grow therapeutic cannabis, provides $500,000 annually for marijuana-related studies, on top of its othe


Morehouse Parish declares state of emergency after severe storms

BASTROP, La. (KNOE) - Morehouse Parish declared a state of emergency due to flooding from Saturday's storm. Residents say some houses and roads are still taking on water. “We panic you kind of have this sense of dread that our house is going to flood again," said resident Debbie Rogers. "You have th


The Community Ministers of Bastrop hold prayer vigil to promote unity

BASTROP, La. (KNOE) - The Community Ministers of Bastrop say it’s time to take their city back. Leaders and members from the community stood on the steps of the Morehouse Parish Courthouse to pray and promote change for the place they call home.


Louisiana man gets jail time for threatening President Trump

BATON ROUGE, La. – A Louisiana man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison for making threats against President Donald Trump. The U.S. attorney's office in Baton Rouge says 63-year-old Henry Rayborn, of Baton Rouge, was sentenced Wednesday.


Parkview neighborhood residents sue to block Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

MONROE, La. (4/19/19) --- 75-year-old John Ethel Minnifield said her area is prone to flooding and with the construction of the new $14-million Martin Luther King Junior Middle School, her neighborhood will be under water more often.


April 12: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana docket for personal injury cases

The following personal injury-related cases were on the docket in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on April 12. All case details are allegations only and should not be taken as fact:


ARRESTED: 3 accused of creating and placing fake bombs at Louisiana schools, business

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two men and a woman were arrested and accused of creating and planting fake bombs at two north Louisiana schools and at a business, according to a Friday release from the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshall.


Louisiana spring festival to feature Poverty Point

OAK GROVE, La. (AP) - A northeast Louisiana chamber of commerce says that starting next year, its spring festival will celebrate the Poverty Point World Heritage Site instead of sweet potatoes.


Planned power outage required as Entergy Louisiana continues upgrade

WELSH, La. – A temporary power outage is planned for the town of Welsh the night of April 22 as Entergy Louisiana continues work on a $106 million upgrade to its transmission system in Jefferson Davis Parish.


Crossett man dies in vehicle accident in Ashley County

A Crossett man died Friday as the result of a single-vehicle accident on Arkansas 133 in Ashley County. Joe Larry Grayson, 64, was traveling north on Arkansas 133 near Ashley Road 4 when his vehicle ran off the road to the right and overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle, according to an Arkansas


Thousands of pounds of crawfish boiled on Good Friday in southeast Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS — Good Friday is considered the busiest day for seafood sales in the metro area. One seafood distributor in Bucktown tells WDSU that they boiled 750 pounds of crawfish on Good Friday.


18-wheeler carrying wood chips overturns on Cheniere-Drew Road

WEST MONROE, La. - (4/19/19) An 18-wheeler rolled over this morning leaving one homeowner with a massive mess. According to Louisiana State Police, the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. on Cheniere-Drew Road.


Rayville man arrested after leading deputies on foot pursuit, causing property damage

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Rayville man on several charges including two counts of criminal damage to property and resisting an officer last week after leading deputies on a lengthy foot chase.


Driver dies after car overturns in Ashley County

A vehicle overturned on a state highway in Ashley County on Friday afternoon, killing the driver. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Joe Larry Grayson, 64, was driving a 2016 model Infinity QX 50 north on Arkansas 133 near Ashley County Road 4. The vehicle ran off the right sid