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West Monroe road closures ahead of Krewe of Janus parade
WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - West Monroe police say the following roads will be closed ahead of the Krewe of Janus parade on Saturday. Any vehicles left on the parade route after 4:30 p.m. on Saturday will be towed, according to police. Police say no pedestrians will be allowed on the Lea-Joyner Bridge
Monroe man arrested for resisting an officer
Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man last week on charges of battery of a police officer, resisting an officer and disturbing the peace after authorities observed the suspect stumbling in the street.
Fish & Game Forecast- Friday, February 15th
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Deputies arrested two suspects in connection with storage building burglaries
OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (2/15/19) Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators arrested two suspects in connection with recent storage building burglaries. Terry J. Martin, 43, of West Monroe and Kristen Leigh Blakeney, 31, of Eros have been charged with three counts of Simple Burglary each and booked in
Here's how much money the three candidates for Louisiana governor have raised, have in the bank
Late to enter the Louisiana governor's race, Republican U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham has some catching up to do on the fundraising front. Abraham has less personal wealth than his GOP competitor Eddie Rispone, a Baton Rouge businessman and longtime political donor, and nowhere near the millions that Demo
Spray-on synthetic pot mailed to OCC leaves 7 facing charges
MONROE, La. (The News-Star) - (2/14/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, two Monroe women and five men are facing multiple charges after contraband was allegedly sent to inmates at Ouachita Correctional Center.
How a new synthetic drug is getting behind bars
WEST MONROE, LA - (2/15/19)-- A spritz and a piece of paper. That's all it took to land Andrianna Massey and Rontesha Powell behind bars. Officials with Ouachita Correctional Center identified a drug scheme inside the facility. Several inmates contacted people outside the jail to send in a synthetic
Valentine's Day the busiest day of the year for Bayou Chocolate in Monroe
MONROE, La (KNOE) “I come a long way to get this,” said Brian Rankin. Rankin is showing his love for his wife through chocolate dipped strawberries. “I drove all the way from Caldwell Parish and I’m going to take them to La Salle Parish where she works,” said Rankin.
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.
Deadly 'zombie' deer disease threat prompts Louisiana lawmaker to act: It's 'critical' to find a cure
Republican Rep. Ralph Abraham isn't going to wait for the deadly, so-called “zombie” deer disease to spread to his home state of Louisiana before taking action. Abraham, who represents the state’s 5th congressional district, recently introduced a bipartisan bill that aims to stop — and hopefully fin
Suspect arrested for armed robbery, children in victim's car nearby
MONROE, La. - (2/14/19) Deputies arrested a suspect accused of robbing a victim with two small children in a nearby vehicle at gunpoint during a phone purchase. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to meet with an armed robbery victim on Thursday. The victim drove from Arkansas to purc
Ouachita Parish office of Homeland Security preparing citizens for severe weather season
OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (2/15/19) The Ouachita Parish Office of Homeland Security wants citizens ready for severe weather season this year. Spring can bring anything from ice to torrential rain, tornadoes to flash flooding.
Louisiana man arrested for calling 911 on officers who pulled over his car, officials say
THIBODAUX, La. (WDSU) - A Thibodaux man is accused of calling 911 on police officers who pulled over a car that belonged to him overnight Friday, officials said. Bryce Quanstrom, 22, was arrested for unlawful use of the 911 system, according to the Thibodaux Police Department.
Father awaiting justice after daughter brutally murdered in West Monroe three years ago
It's been three years since Darrell Allred buried his daughter Selsey. Holding on to precious memories like this card keeps him going -- until the pain resurfaces. "It was like time stood still and i was just lost. I was like this cannot be. I kept saying no no it can't be," said Allred.
OPSO ask public's help searching for missing Calhoun resident
OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (2/15/19) The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office ask for the public's help in searching for a missing Calhoun resident. Terry J. Fletcher, 56, was last seen at Origin Bank in Calhoun on February 11, 2019. He is described as a white male, 5’8” tall, and weighing 162 lbs. He has g
Officer pleads guilty to covering up assault
Quintail Credit, a former officer at the Richwood Correctional Center, pleaded guilty in federal court last week for his role in a conspiracy to cover up the physical assault of five inmates by officers, according to U.S. Attorney David Joseph’s office.
Monroe area boasts one of the lowest costs of living in the state
MONROE, La. - (2/14/19) We may have a lot of crime and other issues in the top of Louisiana, but we have one of the lowest costs of living. The latest index puts the Monroe area's cost of living at 89.2% percent of the national average with affordable health care and transportation being the main fa
OPSO: West Monroe man charged with 10 counts of child pornography
OUACHITA PARISH, La. - (2/13/19) Authorities have arrested and charged a West Monroe man with 10 counts of child pornography. Acting on information received through a Cyber tip, a joint investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Victim’s Unit, the FBI, Louisiana State Police, and the Mon
Apartment fire investigation in Monroe
MONROE, La. - (2/13/19) Crews got the call around 5 o'clock this evening. Smoke billowed from the building's roof on Stacy Drive. According to officials, no one was living at the residence at the time of the fire.
Louisiana Department of Health encourages doctors to be alert to measles cases
(Louisiana of Health, Baton Rouge, La.) An upswing in measles cases across the country has the Louisiana Department of Health urging doctors to be on the lookout for the disease. Louisiana has yet to report a case of measles this year.