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Sterlington police arrest Farmerville man on drug charges

Sterlington police arrested a Farmerville man on several charges including possession of hydrocodone last week after officers observed a speeding automobile on La. Hwy 2. The driver was identified as Gabriel Ogden, 18, of 6975 Hwy 33, Farmerville. "...Ogden appeared highly nervous and was fidgeting

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-03-23 13:15:00

Suspended ULM professor speaking up after his arrest

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - A suspended ULM professor is speaking up. Courtesy OPSO Kilian Garvey was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace on March 5. Arrest records say Garvey was spit on by another professor. They also say he used inappropriate language after the incident. "I was arrested. My

KNOE TV8 - 2018-03-24 01:37:00

West Monroe man accused of throwing kitchen knife block at victim

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of aggravated battery after a victim informed authorities the suspect threw a kitchen knife block at him. The victim said the knife block was full of knives and struck his hand, causing a cut. Deputies observed the knife bloc

HANNAPUB.COM - 2018-03-22 13:45:00

Jail to pay HIV-infected inmate who was isolated for months

FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) - A settlement agreement has resolved a complaint that a Louisiana parish jail kept an HIV-infected prisoner isolated in segregated housing for approximately six months because he has the virus. The Justice Department's agreement Thursday with the Union Parish Detention Center

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-22 21:29:57

Ouachita Parish man accused of illegal possession of stolen property

OUACHITA Parish - Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry enforcement agents said a Monroe man is under arrest for being in possession of a stolen wood chip trailer from a truck repair shop. In February, forestry enforcement agents received a complaint that a 2010 Innovative 46 foot wood ch

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-22 16:33:01

Detention Center to pay $27,500 to inmate in settlement

UNION Parish - The Justice Department today reached a settlement agreement with Union Parish Detention Center (UPDC), a correctional facility located in Farmerville, Louisiana. The settlement agreement resolves a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that UPDC held a detainee wit

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-23 21:35:09

WMPD officer arrested for sharing sexual videos

Ouachita Parish sheriff's investigators arrested West Monroe police patrol officer Dennis Wall earlier this month on suspicion of non-consensual disclosure of a private image. Dennis Edward Wall, 42, of 301 Kiroli Road, Apt. 128, West Monroe, was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center on the charge.


Monroe fire: Two fatal March fires remain under investigation

It'll soon be harder to find news from The News-Star on Facebook. Here's a step-by-step guide to help ensure you'll keep getting the latest local news in your feed. Wochit Two fatal fires in early March remain under investigation by the Monroe Fire Department. At a special-called meeting of the Mo

NEWS-STAR - 2018-03-22 15:33:11

Lobbyists seek to expand Louisiana's Medical Cannabis law

MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana's current medical cannabis law allows doctors to recommend marijuana for six different diseases, but there are some who say that still isn't good enough. Courtesy: KNOE 8 News According to lobbyist Tim Hit, the law currently allows doctors to recommend medical

KNOE TV8 - 2018-03-22 15:28:00

Staci Albritton Mitchell is looking to provide new leadership for West Monroe

WEST MONROE, La, (KNOE) - Staci Albritton Mitchell says it's time for new blood at West Monroe's city hall and she believes it should be her. "I have accepted that challenge to be that mayor," said Mitchell. Mitchell already has a hand in city decisions. She is an Alderwoman for West Monroe. But she

KNOE TV8 - 2018-03-23 06:57:00

Tremaine Gordon explains why he should be West Monroe's next mayor

West Monroe, La (KNOE)- Tremaine Gordon has self-proclaimed himself as 'the mayor' and will not stop until he gets there. "I don't want to be in city council, I want to be the mayor," said Gordon. Gordon says he was raised to always go for that number one spot. He believes his leadership experience


Calypso Street reopens after 2 years

MONROE, La. - After two years, a popular street in downtown Monroe is finally reopening. The floods of March 2016 created a sinkhole on Calypso Street, to South Grand Corridor. The fix cost $178,000 and took only a month, city leaders say they had to find the money first. "Always before you do a

MYARKLAMISS.COM - 2018-03-22 22:58:54

Monroe Police searching for armed robbery suspect

Marcus Drumgole MONROE, La. - The Monroe Police Department and Crime Stoppers of North Delta are asking for the public's assistance in located an armed robbery suspect. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of 28-year-old Marcus Drumgole. Drumgole is wanted in regards to an armed robbery that too


Police: Pot secured in back seat, but not toddler

A Monroe man was arrested Thursday night after police say he was driving with drugs in the car and an unrestrained toddler in the back seat. Monroe Police say Daniel D. Madison, Jr., 30, was driving a car which crossed the side fog line and was stopped by officers. According to the arrest report,


Man arrested after honking at, flipping off daycare

Subscribed, but don't have a login? A West Monroe man was arrested Friday morning after Ouachita Parish Deputies say he kept driving by a daycare and using obscene hand gestures. Michael Anthony Disotell, 50, of 401 Little Lake Road, West Monroe was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting an


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do