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Lincoln Parish narcotics agents recovered 2 pounds of marijuana, THC edibles; 3 arrested

LINCOLN PARISH, La. - (2/21/19) Licoln Parish narcotics agents recovered approximately two pounds of marijuana, along with THC edibles and drug paraphernalia. Agents arrested three men during this investigation on Wednesday.


New ridesharing service coming to Ruston

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - A new ridesharing company will soon be hitting the streets of Ruston. It's called EZ RYDR. It targets rural college cities with limited transportation, according to its website.


Louisiana Tech student hospitalized after being hit in crosswalk

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - A Louisiana Tech University student is hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle in a campus crosswalk, Wednesday morning. Campus Police Chief Randal Hermes says the incident happened around 8:00 A.M.


ATV, log truck collide, killing 13-year-old Louisiana boy

JENA, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a 13-year-old boy died when his ATV moved from the shoulder of a state highway into the path of an empty log truck. Master Trooper Scott Moreau says in a news release that the trucker was unable to avoid hitting the ATV driven by Wayden Savell of Jena.


Louisiana cannabis crop on brink; dispute may end up in court

MONROE, La. (The News-Star) - (2/21/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, Louisiana's Department of Agriculture this week denied the LSU AgCenter's request to "immediately" begin full production of medical marijuana, saying the AgCenter's private partner GB Sciences remains in arrears prov


Man shoots woman, carjacks 3 vehicles, crashes into pond in Louisiana

ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) - A woman is injured after a shooting that led police on a wild chase in Acadiana Wednesday, according to KLFY-TV in Lafayette. Police say Manuel King, 29, shot a 21-year-old woman on Friendship Street and fled on foot. Cpl. Bridgette Dugas with the Lafayette Police Depa


Louisiana man accused of breaking into home while wearing gorilla suit

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - A Louisiana man has been arrested by Sulphur Police after allegedly breaking into a home while wearing a gorilla suit, according to Mel Estess with Sulphur Police.


Louisiana mom arrested after posting viral video of school fight for ‘notoriety’: cops

A Louisiana mom faces charges in connection to a school fistfight — though it’s unclear if she was present for the brawl, according to officials. Maegan Adkins-Barras, 32, was arrested Wednesday for sharing a viral video showing a fight between two students at Acadiana High School in Lafayette, the


Louisiana teen uses disability to inspire others

RUSTON, LA (KSLA) - High school is a challenge. From classwork to relationships, it’s not always a simple time. But one Ruston sophomore faces a unique challenge on a daily basis, one that she will continue to confront for the foreseeable future.


Quinton Tellis faces grand jury for Louisiana murder

MONROE, La. (AP) - A man accused of killing women in Louisiana and Mississippi is back in northeast Louisiana, where a prosecutor says a grand jury will consider charges in a Taiwanese woman's death.


2 Texans caught with enough fentanyl 'to kill every person in the state of Louisiana' get 5 years in prison

Two Texas men have been sentenced to more than five years each in federal prison for transporting a massive amount of fentanyl in the U.S., apparently at the behest of Mexican drug traffickers.


Monroe man arrested for suspected armed robbery

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man last week for suspected armed robbery. Deputies were dispatched to meet with the victim of the armed robbery. The victim claimed they drove from Arkansas to purchase a phone that was listed on Facebook.


A look at humidity and what's to come for your Louisiana summer

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Humid weather is nothing new in Louisiana, but it’s a reminder of what’s to come during the upcoming summer months. Louisiana is described as a humid and subtropical climate. The Gulf of Mexico is a big player in the overall climate throughout the year. The southerly winds t


Looking at where UNT stands heading into C-USA bonus play

North Texas will begin Conference USA bonus play on Saturday, when the Mean Green face Louisiana Tech in Ruston. UNT appeared destined to land a spot in the top group of five teams for bonus play before a three-game losing streak dropped the Mean Green into the second pod.


West Monroe native becomes first drill sergeant in La. Guard

NEW ORLEANS, La. (LANG) - Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Nappier, of West Monroe, was the first Louisiana Army National Guard noncommissioned officer to graduate from the United States Army Drill Sergeant Academy at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Dec. 12, 2018.


OPSO investigates WM shooting death

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a West Monroe man who was believed to have been in a fight with his wife prior to his death. Deputies responded to a reported shooting in the 100 block of Seminole Drive in West Monroe at approximately 8:40 p.m. on Feb. 12.


"Fit Feet Project" encourages exercise with new shoes

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A group in Ouachita Parish is fighting childhood obesity while also making a fashion statement with new shoes. It's called the Fit Feet Project. The Ouachita Parish Healthy Communities Coalition wants to help kids get more active to bring down the obesity rate. Area nutrition ag


From poverty in Africa to an engineering degree at La Tech, Mo Muhammed shares his story

Mubarak "Mo" Muhammed is navigating through his first year with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Mubarak Muhammed said, "I feel like I've been able to like find my place on this team as a motor, as an energy guy, and I really love it."


Union Parish man charged with cruelty to animals, theft of horse; investigation ongoing

UNION PARISH, La. - (2/19/19) Union Parish sheriff’s investigators have taken into custody one of the parish’s best known horsemen on warrants charging him with cruelty to animals and the theft of a horse.


Country singer and Pro-Angler Garrett Steele in studio

MONROE, La (KNOE) - Garrett will be at Lake D'Arbonne for Crappie Masters Tournament Feb 17th-24th. He has been busy with his music and fishing since the last time, Garrett was nominated for Male Artist of the Year and had his song "Right Here" nominated for Song of the Year & Radio Single of the Ye