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West Monroe man arrested for threatening to shoot neighbor's dogs

West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of aggravated assault with a firearm last week after the suspect's neighbor claimed he felt threatened when the suspect pledged to shoot his dogs. Phillip Keith Hatten, 63, of 1105 Warren Drive, West Monroe, notified police of an animal dist

HANNAPUB.COM - 2017-09-20 16:15:00

Employees out of work after accidental fire at West Monroe restaurant

WEST MONROE, LA - A fire leaves a family and a group of employees without a paycheck. The Belle's Ole South Diner is closed and for now, workers and the owners are distraught. The restaurant owners were actually leasing the building from Harold Traylor. For many of their customers, the restaurant

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-19 11:28:16

Vantage presents Senior Education Series event on historic downtown West Monroe

Vantage Health and Wellness presents a Senior Education Series from 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Vantage Tower Banquet Room. Karen Laban, co-chairman of the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group, will lead attendees back in time with a digital look at historical downtown West Monroe.

HANNAPUB.COM - 2017-09-20 16:40:00

Report: Naked woman accused of arson threats

MONROE, La. - A Monroe woman has been arrested after threatening to children in the neighborhood and burn a house down. Tashonda Blakely, 30 of Monroe, was arrested on September 20, 2017. According to the arrest report, Deputies responded to a complaint about a woman without any clothes on. A witnes

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:56:37

Death toll in Mexico's earthquake rises

(CNN) - A sea of rescuers in hard hats and masks continue to descend upon the streets of Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," said President En

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:42:28

Family Promise: Mission grows for only family homeless shelter

Family Promise of Ouachita director Shawn Keyser said many of the homeless children the agency serves have never even had their own bed. "Our goal when families leave us is for them to finally be able to say, 'I want to go home and have a home to go to,'" Keyser said. Family Promise's mission has gr

NEWS-STAR - 2017-09-21 18:24:51

Authorities looking for mentally disabled man

Shreveport Police are searching for a man who they believe may have walked out of a local hospital Thursday afternoon in east Shreveport. The man, 47-year old Ronnie Thomason of West Monroe, was in Shreveport for a medical visit when family members noticed he was nowhere to be found inside the hospi

SHREVEPORT TIMES - 2017-09-22 02:36:40

Former NFL star training to be an FBI agent

(CNN) - As one of the best cornerbacks in the history of the Chicago Bears, former NFL star Charles "Peanut" Tillman, spent many years doing agility drills, tackling training and footwork practice. Now, the two-time Pro Bowl player is working on firearms training, interrogation skills and investigat

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 19:42:55

Community excited for grand opening of Murphy Arts District as time winds down

Construction workers are going into overtime, putting work into what will be the long-awaited Murphy Arts District. It's been all the buzz in El Dorado for six years, and now the dream is so close they can taste it, and the community is ready to see just what MAD is all about. "I think it's going to

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 22:13:00

North Korea's Kim: Trump 'will pay dearly' for comments at UN

(CNN) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump's remarks to the United Nations threatening the hermit country reflect "mentally deranged behavior," according to a statement released by North Korea's news agency, KCNA. In the statement, Kim says North Korea will make the US leade

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 23:58:03

GOP rep.: 'Terrible thing' to vote on health care without CBO score

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Rep. James Comer, R-Kentucky, expressed concern Thursday about the prospect of the Senate voting on a health care bill without an assessment from the Congressional Budget Office. "We're going to have no idea how many Americans might lose insurance as a result of this. Is it respon

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:47:04

What happens if North Korea tests a hydrogen bomb

(CNN) - North Korea just intimated that it may test a nuclear weapon somewhere above the Pacific Ocean. If Pyongyang follows through on the threat, it would be the first nuclear weapon detonated in the atmosphere in decades. The threat risks escalating an already volatile situation, and comes after

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-22 07:23:25

'Dotard' or 'old lunatic'? North Korea chooses its words carefully

(CNN) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had some choice words for US President Donald Trump Friday, accusing the American leader of "mentally deranged behavior." But it was Kim's use of the term "dotard," that has set the internet alight. While not widely used today, the insult is centuries old, ap

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-22 06:17:55

Ex-CIA operative apologizes for tweet of anti-Semitic article

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is apologizing after tweeting an anti-Semitic article titled "America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars" on Thursday. Wilson has been critical of President Donald Trump and his use of Twitter -- including a recent effort on GoFundMe to buy

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-22 05:37:17

Watchdog: Agencies run unauthorized security forces

(CNN) - The Homeland Security inspector general on Thursday dinged Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection for operating unauthorized, expensive protection details for its chiefs. The details, a practice since 2014, appear to be "more related to executive convenience an

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-22 04:51:05

Senators preparing bill to deal with online political advertising

LOS ANGELES (CNNMoney) - Amid growing concern over Facebook's sale of political ads to Russians, Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Mark Warner have formally called for new legislation to enhance the transparency of online political advertisements, CNN has learned. Klobuchar and Warner sent a let

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-22 01:32:22

Puerto Rico's weather forecasters fight worry, fatigue to stay focused

(CNN) - Stuck in their offices, lacking sleep food and water and unable to check on their families and friends, the staff at the National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico, remain focused on saving lives. That remained clear Thursday even as a chat room conversation between the staffers and t

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 22:49:45

Louisiana House leader: Surplus should refill rainy day fund

BATON ROUGE, La. (KLFY) - Louisiana's House speaker wants to use the lion's share of a $100 million-plus state surplus expected from the last budget year to repay the "rainy day" fund, which was used during the year to pay agency expenses. Lawmakers took $99 million from the fund, rather than make d

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 21:37:43

Congressman: God is telling flood victims to move

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - The U.S. government can't keep paying to repair homes that flood over and over, says a leading House Republican. "The federal government is encouraging and subsidizing people to live in harm's way," said Rep. Jeb Hensarling in an appearance on CNBC Thursday. "At some point God

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 20:12:50

Flake: Governors will keep pre-existing condition protections

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday that he doesn't believe that governors will weaken insurance protections for people with preexisting conditions -- though the Graham-Cassidy health care bill currently being pushed by Republicans in Congress allows gov

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2017-09-21 18:45:01