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LSP arrest West Monroe man on $11,500 bond

WEST MONROE, La. - (2/17/19) Louisiana State Police have arrested a man during a traffic stop for driving while intoxicated, speeding, and resisting an officer. On February 16, 2019, Louisiana State Police observed Brian Lee Willis merge on to I-20 Eastbound while weaving in between cars attempting


New ordinance in West Monroe for visible addresses

WEST MONROE, La. - (2/17/19)-- They say to always expect the unexpected, but how do you prepare for the worst?. Imagine being at home when an emergency happens. You call 9-1-1 but first responders can't get to you because they can't find your address.


POLICE: Louisiana woman dragged into ditch, mauled by pack of 8 dogs

ST. HELENA PARISH, LA (WAFB) - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Department reports a woman was dragged into a ditch and mauled by a pack made up of as many as 8 dogs. Officials say they were alerted to the incident by an individual who stopped to assist the victim after he noticed she’d been injured.


Heart to Heart Health Fair being held on Thursday, free health screenings will be available

MONROE, La. - (2/18/19) The Heart to Heart Health Fair is being held this Thursday, February 21st from 9 a.m. until noon at the historic Gardens at Georgia Tucker Assisted Living Community at 405 Stubbs Ave.


OPSO: Residential search leads deputies to find 2.5 gallons of codeine

WEST MONROE, La. - (2/18/19) Members of the OPSO Special Crimes Apprehension Team found two gallons of codeine while searching for a man wanted in Texas. Authorities received an anonymous complaint on Friday in reference to a wanted person who has federal warrants with the Eastern District of Texas


Weather Forecast: Monday, February 18th

WEST MONROE, LA - (2/18/19) Happy Monday and Happy Presidents day! We're starting off the morning on the chillier side with temperatures in the 30's and 40's across the ArkLaMiss. There are quite a few clouds out there this morning as well, but we are starting off dry.


Krewe of Janus parade takes twin cities

WEST MONROE, La. - (2/16/19)-- Despite the winter weather, hundreds were out and about in the twin cities ready to celebrate the Mardi Gras season. Some kept warm huddled up by the fire, while others huddled around each other.


'Severe Weather Awareness' week in Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA - It's Severe Weather Awareness Week in Louisiana and the state wants you to make sure you have a plan in case of severe weather. Families and individuals should have an emergency plan that outlines what they will do if they have to shelter in place because of severe weather and what


Swanson Center inmate assaulted guard with bleach spray

MONROE, La. - (2/18/19) An offender from the Swanson Center for Youth assaulted a Juvenile Justice Specialist when he sprayed bleach in her face. 17-year-old Anta Johnson of Baton Rouge assaulted a Juvenile Justice Specialist on Sunday at approximately 4:26 p.m. The written report documented that Jo


Sasol chemical plant opens operations in southwest Louisiana

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The first of Sasol's seven chemical product manufacturing plants is up and running in southwest Louisiana. The American Press reports a second plant is set to start up later this year at Sasol's Westlake site, with the remaining manufacturing units to begin operations later


MISSING: MPD ask public's help locating 52-year-old missing man

MONROE, La. - (2/18/19) The Monroe Police Department asks the public's help locating 52-year-old David Robinson who was reported missing on Feb. 15, 2019. Robinson was last seen on Feb. 7 at about 3 p.m at his residence on Wiley St. wearing a dark blue insulated coveralls. He is 6' tall and weighs 1


Man Arrested After Viral Video Shows Him Kicking Alleged Shoplifter at Mall of Louisiana

A man was arrested over the weekend after a video made the social media rounds showing him kicking and yelling at a restrained shoplifter fleeing Macy's at the Mall of Louisiana.


Monroe PD searching for missing woman who has medical conditions

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities in Monroe need your help to find a missing woman. They are looking for 49-year-old Leslie Kelly. Police say she was reported missing on Feb. 15. She was last seen around 9 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the 3900 block of Polk Street. She was wearing blue jeans and a gray jacket


Louisiana congressman's aide arrested in prostitution sting

LAFAYETTE (AP) - An aide to Louisiana's U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins has been arrested on charges officials say are tied to an investigation into prostitution and human trafficking at massage parlors.


Town of Richwood fights to make Hwy 165 safer for pedestrians

RICHWOOD, La. (KNOE) - The town of Richwood and the Ouachita Parish Police Jury are coming together to end pedestrian accidents long US Hwy 165 South. The Town of Richwood says this has been an ongoing issue and there were six crashes in the area in 2018 alone. Five of those accidents were fatal.


Trash delays could start again despite truck purchases

MONROE, La. (The News-Star) - (2/18/19) According to our partners at The News-Star, trash collection in the city of Monroe may be delayed again during the warm weather months despite the city attempting to secure three new trash trucks.


Ouachita Parish Special Crimes Apprehension Team captures wanted man

WEST MONROE, La. - (2/16/19) On February 15, 2019, members of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office (OPSO) Special Crimes Apprehension Team (S.C.A.T.) received a complaint about a man with Federal Warrants with the Eastern Disctrict of Texas.


Little Louisiana boy born with several heart defects lights up the hearts around him

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) - Dylan Dishon is your typical 8-year-old boy. He loves sports and playing in the mud and, these days, has a slight infatuation with the Statue of Liberty.


Ouachita claims No. 2 seed as LHSAA releases brackets

After the brackets finally released Monday afternoon, all eyes locally fixated on a potential second-round matchup between the West Monroe Rebels and Ouachita Parish Lions in the 5A bracket.


Romance scams are not limited to Valentine's Day

MONROE, La (KNOE) - Romance scams are not limited to Valentine's Day, so be smart about who you connect with, and save yourself the worry about Cupid's arrow striking your wallet instead of your heart! In February 2018, BBB issued an in-depth investigative study on romance scams, describing how frau