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Interstate 20 eastbound in Monroe is blocked due to crash

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The eastbound lanes of I-20 are blocked near the Jackson St./Civic Center exits. All traffic is exiting the interstate to proceed at this time. This story is still developing. Refresh this page for updates. Update: 4:05 pm: Eastbound traffic in West Monroe is backed up to the

KNOE TV8 - 2017-10-18 22:59:00

Ferriday residents want recall in at the Mayor's office

FERRIDAY, La. - A little over a year after Ferriday Mayor Sherrie Jacobs took office, some residents say they are already fed up. "Looking around I see piles of trash debris everywhere our sidewalks are not even walkable due to grass that's growing up between the creeks it's just horrible," resident

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-20 04:18:24

Salmonella Outbreak in Caldwell Parish

Columbia, La - A fundraiser selling plates of Jambalaya by the Caldwell High School softball team gone sour, as reports from the Louisiana Department of health deem a salmonella outbreak. At least 300 people in Columbia were served a plat and late Tuesday afternoon people began to get sick. The Lou

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 23:42:34

#MeToo movement brings to light how common sexual assault is

WEST MONROE, La - Everyone can agree that sexual assaults need to be stopped and prevented. The simple hashtag on social media is allowing victims to come together but it is not the only way. The "hashtag me too" signifies people who are rising up and telling their stories of sexual assault, harassm

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 23:26:57

Reading for the Record kicks off in West Monroe

WEST MONROE, La. - 'Reading for the Record' a national campaign which included Kiroli Elementary and more than 25 other elementary schools across 12 states began today in West Monroe. CITGO Petroleum Corporation is participating in the day-long campaign across 12 states in the Central and Southern

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 18:39:53

West Monroe man pleads guilty to illegal firearm possession

A West Monroe man pleaded guilty last week to illegally possessing four firearms and ammunition, according to acting U.S. Attorney Alexander Van Hook. Calvin E. Braswell Jr., 58, of West Monroe, pleaded guilty Oct. 10 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen L. Hayes to one count of possession of a firear

HANNAPUB.COM - 2017-10-19 00:36:00

West Monroe wins grant worth $20,000 for public art

West Monroe, La - One out of only 16 grants across the Delta was awarded to West Monroe. Courtney Hornsby President of The West Monroe chamber of commerce says they want this grant to help attract and retain residents here in Ouachita Parish with the creation of new sculpture art. "It increases attr

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-18 23:28:55

Our guide to weekend fun October 19-22

Where: Marsala Beverage Event Pavilion, 825 Stone Ave.; When: 6-8 p.m.; Admission: $15; Info: 318-342-5556 Friends of KEDM will host its 10th Annual Beer Tasting, sponsored by Marsala Beverage and with all proceeds benefitting the public radio station. Guests are invited to sample a variety of over

NEWS-STAR - 2017-10-19 13:30:01

Police: Unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads to ID theft ring

PEARL RIVER, La. (KLFY) - Louisiana police say an unpaid $7 Waffle House bill has led them to make two arrests and break a Los Angeles-based identity theft ring. Pearl River police say investigators were told two men drove off in a U-Haul van after stiffing the restaurant Saturday. Police say patrol

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 17:12:45

Natchitoches Parish man charged with abusing dogs

Alvin Helaire NATCHITOCHES, La. (KTAL) - A Natchitoches Parish man accused of abusing nine dogs now sits behind bars. Alvin Ray Helaire, 27, of Natchez, was taken into custody Tuesday after Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's deputies found several malnourished dogs at a home in the the 100 block of Johns

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 03:53:41

Caldwell Parish dealing with possible food-related gastrointestinal disease outbreak

CALDWELL PARISH, La. - CALDWELL PARISH, La. - (10/18/17) The Louisiana Department of Health is investigating what they are calling "a possible food-related gastrointestinal disease outbreak" in Caldwell Parish. According to Robert Johannessen, Communications Director with the Louisiana Department of

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-18 23:17:23

Police chief candidate list creates controversy

MONROE, La. - It's a decision that's leaving some people scratching their heads. 14 candidates are on a list to be the city of Monroe's next police chief. However, you can't help but notice one name is scratched out. That name, Reggie Brown, a 17-year vet and Executive Officer with Monroe Police De

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 04:26:30

Volunteers come together for United Way of Union County's annual Celebration of Caring

EL DORADO, Ark. - 2017 October 19 People in El Dorado are in the giving spirit, and they are not just opening their wallets. The United Way of Union County's annual Celebration of Caring event brings together volunteers for community service projects. Sixty volunteers from local businesses helped pa

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 21:16:46

Trial dates set for parents of infant bit by rats

MAGNOLIA, Ark. - 2017 October 19 Trial dates have been set for a Magnolia, Arkansas mother and father whose newborn baby suffered more than 100 rat bites. Erika Shyrock and Charles Elliott's baby girl suffered such severe bites that she needed reconstructive surgery One bite was all the way down to

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-19 21:01:13

ULM partners with Segue Science

MONROE, La - ULM hosted a press conference to announce their new agreement with Segue Science Management to license an olive oil-based nutraceutical developed by Dr. Khalid El Sayed. The collaboration is important because it will open many doors for the university and for the Pharmacy Department. Ou

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-18 23:24:11

Ruston is starting the long recovery journey after Head Start fire

RUSTON, La - The fire and smoke has cleared away from the scene, but the burning memory lingers on the minds of many. It's been more than a day since the devastating fire consumed head start and local officials are doing everything they can to help the recovery process. Mayor Ronny Walker and the ci

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-10-18 23:19:01

National fishing tour comes to Monroe

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Hundreds of fishermen will be scattered across the Ouachita River for the next three days, competing to win the AFT National Championship, and for some of them, it won't be an easy task. Courtesy: KNOE 8 News "Some of these guys are used to fishing in crystal clear water

KNOE TV8 - 2017-10-18 19:31:00

Civil Service Board releases names for Monroe Police Chief exam

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - On Tuesday, the Monroe Civil Service Board released the names of the men qualified to take the Monroe Police Chief exam. In order to take the test, the applicants had to meet specific qualifications. According to the Civil Service Board, they had to possess either: A) a bachel


Monroe Fire investigating house fires

MONROE, La. - The Monroe Fire Department is investigating after two houses caught fire in Monroe. Officials say the fire broke out around 11:25 p.m. Monday night (10/16/17) on South 10th and Ouachita street. Two homes, that appear to be abandoned, burned to the ground completely. Officials say nob


ULM to host District High School Marching Band Festival Oct. 24

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts hosts the District High School Marching Festival at Malone Stadium on Tuesday, Oct. 24. Approximately 13 high school bands from throughout northeast Louisiana will participate. The first performance begins at 3:30 p.m. The festi

NEWS-STAR - 2017-10-19 22:02:29