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West Monroe man accused of contractor fraud

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of residential contractor fraud last month after an investigation showed the suspect was paid some $11,000 for a roof he never replaced.Roy Edwards Caples, 65, of 400 Crosley St., West Monroe, was paid $11,725 in October 2017

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-06-20 21:28:00

West Monroe woman accused of striking husband with wine glass

Ouachita Parish sheriffs' deputies arrested a West Monroe woman on suspicion of domestic abuse battery and child endangerment on Monday after authorities were notified of a domestic dispute.The victim said he and his wife, Kendra King Dawson, 30, Murray Circle, West Monroe, were arguing but then Daw

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-06-20 14:15:00

Monroe man gets five years for negligent homicide

A Monroe man was sentenced to five years in prison after a trial last month was cut short by the man’s guilty plea for the death of another man in a horrific wreck in December 2013.Robert Earl Porter Jr., 42, of Monroe, faced counts of vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated (second offense

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-06-20 20:51:00

Weather Forecast- Thursday, June 21st

WEST MONROE, La. - Good Thursday morning! It's a rainy start outside and we're going to be seeing on and off showers & storms throughout the day. The bulk of the rain should fall this morning, which some drying and a more isolated look on radar this afternoon.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-21 11:38:57

Report: Man hid from officers in stereo cabinet

According to an arrest report for Ricky Patrick, age 49, South Riverfront, deputies with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office were attempted to pick Patrick up on multiple outstanding warrants.

NEWS-STAR - 2018-06-20 20:22:00

Monroe man jailed for murder for 41 years to be released

A case from the 1970s involving George Manning, age 59, was taken on by the Innocence Project several years ago.

NEWS-STAR - 2018-06-19 17:11:00

Louisiana News: MONROE, Illegal alien, Medardo Zuniga, from Honduras pleads guilty to possessing pistol after West Monroe arrest | STL.News

Medardo Zuniga, 36, of Honduras, pleaded guilty June 13, 2018 before U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty to one count of possession of a firearm by an illegal alien. According to the guilty plea, a West Monroe police officer conducted a traffic stop on a truck Zuniga was a passenger in on September

WWW.STL.NEWS - 2018-06-20 20:22:28

Cutting off food stamps could impact thousands of households, change school meal policy

Stephanie Weaver, President-elect of the School Nutrition Association of Louisiana, has been helping to feed kids in Monroe for 30 years. She says no food stamps means more paperwork.

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-20 00:23:11

West Monroe woman accused of prostitution

A West Monroe woman was recently taken into custody on suspicion of soliciting for prostitution in light of a December 2017 undercover operation targeting prostitution in Ouachita Parish.Briana L. Duke, 39, of Oliece Street, West Monroe, also was charged with two counts of possession of methamphetam

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-06-19 12:45:00

Innocent Monroe teen sentenced to life is freed after 40 years

Innocence Project New Orleans and Louisiana Center for Children's Rights, in a news release, said Gerald Manning - now 59 - walked out of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola on Tuesday

KALB.COM - 2018-06-19 20:29:00

Weather Forecast- Wednesday, June 20th

WEST MONROE, La. - Good Wednesday morning it's a cloudy start again with temps in the low to mid 70's and some light, spotty showers. We're seeing a rainy look again to today's forecast. Showers and storms will be passing through during the late morning and afternoon so be sure to grab the rain jack

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-06-20 11:47:16

Police: 10-year-old shot in his Monroe home

MONROE, La. (KNOE) -Monroe police say that a 10-year-old boy was shot in the leg early Monday morning inside his home.He was air-lifted to a hospital in Shreveport with non-life threatening injuries.Police said it happened on the 1100 block of South 3rd Street.No word yet on what lead up to the shoo


Monroe man to be set free after over 40 years in prison

To get that information, we contacted Manning's defense team. His defense team said he pleaded guilty to lesser charges, something the DA's office did not mention.

KTBS - 2018-06-20 08:44:00

Northeast Louisiana reacts to immigration crisis

MONROE, La. (KNOE) -Thousands of families are being torn apart at the United States-Mexico border. The crisis has sparked a lot of interest out of people, like Kerry Cahill, in Northeast Louisiana.Cahill knows a lot about immigration. He is an attorney with the office of Escamilla and Poneck in Monr

KNOE TV8 - 2018-06-19 22:56:00

Monroe mother charged with hitting sleeping 5-year-old with a shoe

MONROE, La. - (6/18/2018) A Monroe mother has a $200,000 bond after Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies say she hit her sleeping child with a shoe.According to arrest records,21-year-old Julexis Wiley was arrested on June 13, 2018. She is charged with Second Degree Battery and Cruelty to Juveniles. B


State Police drug buy operation yields two arrests

Louisiana State Police troopers arrested two Monroe men on drug charges after an investigation of a suspected marijuana dealer working in parts of Ouachita Parish.Four controlled drug buys were made with Zeandrea Demond Harris, 20, of 313 Walters St., West Monroe, who sold marijuana to a confidentia


West Monroe woman accused of shoplifting at Wal-Mart

A West Monroe woman was arrested on suspicion of theft and six other criminal charges last week after the Wal-Mart store in West Monroe reported the suspect stealing merchandise.Wal-Mart's asset protection team reported Stephanie Lynne Thornhill, 35, of 130 Rebecca Drive, West Monroe, taking several


Man wanted on stalking, vehicle burglary charges in West Monroe

WEST MONROE, La. (WWLTV) -West Monroe Police are looking for a man named Marquis Oliver.Oliver is facing stalking, vehicle burglary and theft of a motor vehicle charges.There is an active warrant out for his arrest.If anyone has information on Oliver's whereabouts, call West Monroe Police or Crime S


Weather Update - Sunday June 17th

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LSP: West Monroe OMV worker issued licenses, IDs to illegal aliens

WEST MONROE, La. (The News-Star) -According to our partners at The News-Star, a woman who worked at the Office of Motor Vehicles in West Monroe is facing multiple charges after she reportedly provided driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants in the United States illegally.