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Bastrop man killed in a single vehicle crash

MOREHOUSE PARISH, La. - (2/15/19) Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F began investigating a single vehicle fatal crash on US Hwy 425 just south of LA Hwy 142, shortly before 11 a.m. Friday morning.


Louisiana rapper Eric ‘Vicious’ Johnson dies of cancer

Louisiana rapper Eric ‘Vicious’ Johnson died of Stage 4 cancer earlier today, after months of unsuccessful treatment. The rappers friends and associates took to social media to confirm Johnson’s death and express their condolences.


Enterprise begins music contest this week in 1928

The Bastrop Enterprise has entertained and interacted with its readers in numerous ways throughout the years, and one of the ways it did this was with a music contest that began this week on February 12, 1928.


WMPD ask public's help identifying theft suspect

WEST MONROE, La. - (2/19/19) West Monroe Police were contacted in reference to a theft which occurred in the parking lot of a business within the city limits of West Monroe on Tuesday.


Louisiana ethics board: Lawmaker can receive free guns, ammo

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana lawmaker with a competitive pistol shooting hobby can continue to receive free guns and ammunition and sponsorships from the firearms industry, with some conditions.


Bastrop parents upset after school failed to tell them a gun was brought to school

BASTROP, La. (KNOE) - Concerned parents flooded the Morehouse Parish School Board Friday night demanding answers. They wanted to know how a student brought an empty gun to Morehouse Magnet and the school didn't call them.


Pickup hit by lightning while driving on 165 in Sterlington

STERLINGTON, La. - (2/19/2019) One Morehouse Parish man is probably counting his lucky stars today after his truck was hit by lightning while he was driving down the road, and then caught fire.


Bastrop Police looking to identify suspected laundromat burglar

BASTROP, La. - (2/8/19) The Bastrop Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect accused of burglarizing a local laundromat. The subject in the above photo is wanted in a burglary that occurred at the Family Laundromat located on Park Loop in Bastrop.


Monroe man attempted to rob a Dollar General store with a large rock

MONROE, La. - (2/19/19) A Monroe man attempted to rob a Dollar General store with a large rock. Deputies said the suspect entered the Dollar General at 3415 Reddix Lane, holding a rock roughly the size of a baseball.


Louisiana 2019 governor's race: GOP official says 'movement' afoot to get another candidate

A high ranking official in the Louisiana GOP has revealed that some Republicans are holding out hope that another candidate will enter the governor's race this fall, after two candidates already in the race reported raising less than $1 million combined in 2018.


Serial Killer Confesses To 3 Louisiana Murders [Video]

Samuel Little is a convicted murderer. The 78-year-old former boxer is serving three consecutive life sentences without parole. He's confessed to 93 murders, including three in Louisiana, according to onlyinyourstate.com. 34 of Little's confessions have been verified. The FBI is seeking to confirm t


Bastrop residents upset over closed bridges; mayor says he has a plan

BASTROP, La. - It all started with a plan that was created back in 1998 and has been untouched since 2006. of Bastrop, Henry Cotton stated that he caught the error and his plan could have these bridges fixed between 2019 and 2020.


Good Samaritans rescue woman from burning car in Louisiana

A group of good Samaritans are being hailed as heroes after rescuing a woman from a burning vehicle in Louisiana on Monday after it was struck by a suspected drunk driver. Louisiana State Police told WBRZ-TV the crash was reported around 7 a.m. along Airline Highway in Garyville, about 40 miles west


3-year-old Louisiana boy rocks Luke Combs song in adorable video with his overalls, guitar

NEW ORLEANS — Y’all, we’re CRYING!. This Louisiana boy, Cooper Schackai, just turned 3 years old at the end of December. December 29 to be exact. Well, Cooper got a guitar for Christmas. His mother posted a video of him on Facebook saying he chooses his songs that he’s obsessed with and currently he


As heavy rain, winds moves in to Southeast Louisiana Tuesday, hail and tornadoes possible

Southeastern Louisiana will see heavy rain, damaging winds and possibly hail or an isolated tornado or two on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A warm front will move north across the area, creating conditions for a marginal risk of severe weather, according to the National Weather Service.


WMHS student caught bringing 132 adderall pills to campus on Feb. 14

WEST MONROE, La. - (2/19/19) A West Monroe teen was arrested by officers after a drug investigation at West Monroe High Shool for bringing 132 Adderall pills to campus on Feb. 14.


Flu spikes in Louisiana: 'It's bad everywhere'

MONROE, La. (The News-Star) - (2/19/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, Louisiana is suffering a spike in the flu this week from Acadiana to Alexandria, Monroe to Shreveport and all points beyond with more than double the cases reported just a month ago.


Regulators eliminate THC restrictions for medical marijuana, first batch passes state lab tests

MONROE, LA (WVUE) - A doctor who treats patients who may benefit from medical marijuana said a decision by the Louisiana Pharmacy Board is a step in the right direction when the Board of Pharmacy made changes when it comes to the allowed concentration of THC in medical marijuana.


Crimestoppers & Monroe Police Team up for P3 'Campus Mobile App'

MONROE, La. - (2/20/19) Crime Stoppers of North Delta has teamed up with Monroe Police to roll out the "P3 Campus Mobile" app. It is designed to allow students and faculty to report potetnial threats that could put everyone in harms way.


Louisiana congressman's aide arrested in prostitution sting

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — An aide to Louisiana's U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins has been arrested on charges officials say are tied to an investigation into prostitution and human trafficking at massage parlors.