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A Monroe man was arrested after allegedly stealing from his sister

MONROE, La. - (4/17/19) The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 400 block of St. John Street in Monroe pertaining to a potential theft suspect. Accord the the arrest report, Deputies made contact with the susect Eli Powell who admitted to stealing televisions, furniture, and


West Monroe man arrested for assault with a firearm

West Monroe police officers arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm last week after authorities were dispatched to the area of South 3rd Street and Ludwig Avenue because of an aggravated assault complaint.


Gardner joins Monroe Chamber of Commerce

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce recently announced the appointment of Kathy Gardner as the Executive Vice President for the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Gardner began work on April 2.


West Monroe woman arrested after aiding, housing fugitive

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe woman on one count of accessories after the fact last week after authorities investigated her for knowingly aiding a fugitive of justice.


Glenwood Regional Medical Center donates $50K to Boley Elementary

WEST MONROE, La. - (4/18/19) Local organizations are continuing the outpouring of support for Boley Elementary School. Today, Glenwood Regional Medical Center donated $50,000 to support teachers and students.


ULM closing early due to weather

MONROE, La. -- (4/18/19) The University of Louisiana at Monroe is closing early Thursday due to possible severe weather. The campus will close at 12:30 p.m.


Asbestos found at Boley Elementary after massive fire

WEST MONROE, La. (4/18/19) --- Barricades now blocking the entrance to Boley Elementary School. In a special meeting Thursday morning, Superintendent Dr. Don Coker revealed last weekend's massive fire caused by a powerful lightning strike exposed dangerous conditions.


Louisiana could ban most new freestanding emergency rooms

BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - A proposal to ban the creation of most new freestanding emergency rooms in Louisiana has won support from state senators. Backers of the proposal say the ERs threaten the survival of Louisiana’s fragile rural hospitals.


Louisiana authorities ID woman found in submerged car

MONROE, La. (AP) — A woman found inside a submerged car in Louisiana has been identified. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office says the victim found Saturday in floodwaters in Calhoun was 80-year-old Patsy Meeks, of Calhoun.


Family of 13-year-old Bawcomville drowning victim speaks out

BAWCOMVILLE, La. (4/17/19) Mary Ann Ramirez is crying out for her son 13-year-old Sebastian Martinez. "I just want my baby home," said Ramirez. Saturday, Ouachita Parish deputies say Martinez drowned in a drainage ditch in Bawcomville.


Storms cause damage in Louisiana, heading towards MS/AL/FL

SHREVEPORT, La. (CBS Newspath) - Storms that are headed towards the Gulf Coast hit Shreveport, Louisiana first. Crews are out trying to restore power after high winds blew over trees there. Residents are just happy it wasn't worse, "I hate to see it, especially all of these other houses, ours didn't


These are the best places to get wings in northeast Louisiana

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - In case you missed out Best Wings in the ArkLaMiss series, here's a recap. We asked you, on Facebook, to vote for what local business you thought has the best wings in the ArkLaMiss. All votes were write-in votes. Here's what you said:


The Latest: Power pole falls, hit 2 vehicles in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – The Latest on severe weather moving across the United States (all times local):. A utility pole has fall and hit two vehicles as stormy weather moved into the New Orleans area.


Weather forces Louisiana state offices to close on Thursday

BATON ROUGE, La. - Due to the threat of severe weather across the state of Louisiana, Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is making a rare move and closing all state offices on Thursday, April 18.


Tornado Watch Coming Soon For Portions Of Louisiana & Mississippi

The threat of severe storms is starting to flare up back to our west in Louisiana and eventually into southwestern Mississippi. SPC has drawn up a mesoscale discussion stating that a tornado watch will be issued by 11:00 am CDT.


These Louisiana shelter dogs boarded a flight Thursday in hopes of finding homes in the Midwest

An airplane carrying 86 adoptable dogs from shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi boarded a flight from the New Orleans Lakefront Airport on Thursday morning (April 18) hoping to find their “fur-ever” homes in Wisconsin.


Weather Forecast- Thursday, April 18th

WEST MONROE, La. - (4/18/2019) Good Thursday morning! It's a rainy start to the day with showers and storms beginning to enter the coverage area off to our west. We're going to be seeing a soggy forecast for today with showers and storms increasing in coverage through the remainder of the morning an


Monroe man killed in hit and run in Ouachita Parish

OUACHITA PARISH (4/16/19)--According to Louisiana State Police, 41-year-old Stanquan Young was killed shortly after midnight when he was struck by a car while riding a bike. Young was riding a bike across the northbound lanes of US Highway 165 when he was struck.


31 tons of trash now gone

Stuart Hodnett, director of Ouachita Green, gave a first quarter report to members of the Ouachita Business Alliance (OBA) recently during which he emphasized just how much can be accomplished in three months when all areas of Ouachita Parish work together. “After three years in existence, Ouachita


Monroe Public Works sets up auxiliary pumps to prepare for storms

MONROE, LA. (KNOE) - Monroe's Public Works Department is preparing for severe weather by placing five additional auxiliary pumps throughout the city. The auxiliary pumps are at McKinley Avenue, Calypso Street, Phillips Bayou, Forest Drive, and Standifer Place.