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  • Louisiana chef accused of stalking, threatening woman

    November 20, 2017 6:59 AM

    MONROE- A chef who was named the 2016 Louisiana Seafood King is accused of stalking a woman. News outlets report an arrest affidavit filed Saturday says 35-year-old William Blake Phillips texted and called the woman a total of 54 times, showed up at her home several times after being... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to 2 counts of molestation

    January 24, 2017 10:59 AM

    MONROE - A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to molesting a boy in Louisiana. The News-Star of Monroe reports that 52-year-old Charles Edward Milton Jr. of Magee, Mississippi pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of molestation of a juvenile. An arrest warrant says Milton traveled to suspect John Carter Jr.'s... more »
  • Quacked out; 'Duck Dynasty' to end after current season

    November 17, 2016 10:06 AM

    WEST MONROE - "Duck Dynasty," the hit TV show based on a northeast Louisiana family-run duck call business will end at the end of the current season, it's eleventh on TV. The announcement was made as the season started Wednesday evening. The show is shown on A&E, a cable... more »
  • Bail hearing scheduled for Frank Selas

    October 1, 2016 3:32 PM

    ALEXANDRIA- A bail hearing has been set for a former children's show host accused of sexually abusing a child during a 1979 camping trip in central Louisiana. State District Judge Mary Doggett will consider Nov. 3 the motion for bail that attorney Mike Small made on behalf of Frank Selas... more »
  • Stalemate emerges between state, north La. hospital operator

    September 19, 2016 5:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration appears to be in a stalemate with the manager of the state-owned charity hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana has refused to sign off on renegotiated terms of its deal with the state, financing and other... more »
  • Southern pushes UL Monroe, but falls short 38-21

    September 4, 2016 12:43 AM

    MONROE - Garrett Smith fired a touchdown pass to Marcus Green, then ran for another score as Louisiana Monroe broke open a close game after halftime while defeating Southern 38-21 Saturday night. Smith hit Green with a 28-yard pass, bumping the Warhawks' lead to 21-12, Craig Ford added a 24-yard... more »
  • Jags to hit the road for UL-Monroe season opener

    August 31, 2016 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Southern Jaguars will hit the road for the first two weeks of their 2016 campaign with their opener taking place at UL-Monroe this weekend. The Sept. 3 opener between the Jags and Warhawks will mark the first time the teams have ever met. It’s the... more »
  • 2 deputies shot during officer-involved shooting in Monroe

    June 23, 2016 9:53 AM

    MONROE - A sheriff in northeast Louisiana say two of his deputies are in stable condition after being shot while serving an arrest warrant. Ouachita Parish Sheriff Jay Russell said the deputies when to a home in south Monroe just after 6 a.m. Thursday to serve eight warrants ranging from... more »
  • Ex-astronaut free on bond after arrest in wreck

    June 7, 2016 12:25 PM

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A former astronaut is free on bond after being charged with murder in a wreck that killed two girls in Alabama. A spokesman for the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Andy Norris, says 59-year-old James Halsell Jr. of Huntsville is free on $150,000 bond. Norris... more »
  • Alabama football players arrested with pot, guns in Monroe

    May 17, 2016 4:40 AM

    WEST MONROE - A pair of Alabama Crimson Tide football players were arrested in Monroe early Tuesday morning. Police said left tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence “Hootie” Jones were taken into custody at around 2:30 a.m. after marijuana was found in a vehicle the players were in.... more »
  • Some Monroe residents dropped flood insurance, now regret it

    April 3, 2016 9:04 PM

    MONROE - Some Monroe homeowners dropped flood insurance when they got the choice, and are now regretting it. Frenchman's Bend Homeowners Association President Jonathan Oglesbee says some homeowners in the area got notices from their mortgage company saying they were no longer required to buy flood insurance. That happened after... more »
  • Disaster Recovery Centers open in Monroe and Slidell

    March 21, 2016 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two disaster recovery centers will be open Monday, Mar. 21 in Monroe and Slidell to help Louisiana residents recovering from flooding. The centers are open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The centers are closed on Easter... more »
  • Georgia deputies bring drivers to tears with $100 bills, not tickets

    December 19, 2015 7:56 PM

    FORSYTH - Sheriff's deputies in a central Georgia county have been surprising motorists, some of whom expect a ticket. Instead, they've gotten $100 bills. The Telegraph reports that Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick gave officers 54 $100 bills to hand out randomly over three days during the past week.... more »
  • LSU Shreveport hospital manager trying to get suit dismissed

    November 4, 2015 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The operator of the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe is trying to maintain its hold on the facilities, asking a judge to throw out a university lawsuit seeking to have it removed. A two-day court hearing in Baton Rouge began Wednesday over a request from... more »
  • Hearing on control of LSU hospitals to be held next month

    October 21, 2015 6:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It will be next month before it's determined who will control University Health hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. A hearing in state court in Baton Rouge had been scheduled for this week but was moved to Nov. 4-5. The News-Star reports it's the first hearing... more »
  • 2 dead in shooting at Monroe bail bond office

    September 30, 2015 11:24 AM

    MONROE - Police say a Monroe bail bondsman and his employee were shot and killed in their office. Detective Reggie Brown says the bodies of Ivan Webb and Catrina Wallace were found Tuesday morning in the main room of Coach's Bail Bonds. Brown told The Associated Press on Wednesday that... more »
  • LSU seeking to oust operator of Shreveport, Monroe hospitals

    September 24, 2015 1:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU is seeking to end its deal with the private operator of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals. The university system sent formal notice Thursday to the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana that it considers the hospital manager in breach of its contract. It gave the... more »
  • Hospital manager offers rebuttal to LSU mismanagement claims

    July 31, 2015 9:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The manager of LSU's Shreveport and Monroe hospitals, accused by university leaders of not fulfilling its contract terms, says it has sought to bring in an outside mediator to work out the disputes. But the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF, says LSU has refused... more »
  • LSU outlines grievances about hospitals' management

    July 14, 2015 11:05 AM

    MONROE - In a 10-page breach notice, LSU outlines three primary claims of why it believes Biomedical Research Foundation has failed to live up to its contract responsibilities as the operator of public hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe. The three primary claims from LSU against the foundation include: failure to... more »
  • Hospital operator says LSU will declare contract breached

    July 10, 2015 3:49 PM

    MONROE - The operator of hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says LSU intends to push out the group. Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana Chairman Steve Skrivanos told the News-Star Friday after a meeting with LSU administrators that the university intends to declare that the foundation has breached its contract.... more »
  • Downsville man sentenced to over 28 years for child porn

    June 15, 2015 6:24 PM

    MONROE - Federal prosecutors say a man from Downsville in north Louisiana has been sentenced to more than 28 years in prison for producing child pornography. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced on Monday that Michael S. Golden, 53, was sentenced to 342 months in prison by U.S. District Judge... more »
  • Woman lying in middle of road with beer arrested in Monroe

    June 12, 2015 12:48 PM

    MONROE - A woman who authorities say was laying in the middle of the street with a beer can laying next to her was arrested Thursday. According to a report by TheNewsStar , Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Evelyn Spence, 71, of West Monroe for lying in the middle... more »
  • Soldiers coming home

    April 24, 2015 4:41 AM

    MONROE- A weekend welcome-home event is set in Monroe for members of the Louisiana National Guard's 528th Engineer Battalion. More than 150 soldiers are returning to friends and family after deploying to Kuwait for construction and engineering projects in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Some of the soldiers went to... more »
  • Gay student refuses to go to prom due to school rule

    April 4, 2015 5:28 PM

    MONROE - A gay student in Louisiana says she is going to skip her prom because the school principal won't let her wear a tuxedo. Claudettia Love is a senior and one of the top students at Carroll High in Monroe. She says she was planning on going to the... more »
  • IBM to create 400 jobs in Monroe

    February 16, 2015 3:09 PM

    MONROE - IBM will create 400 new jobs in Monroe during the next 10 years. Gov. Bobby Jindal says the state also will provide $4.5 million in higher education funding at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University to create more computer science graduates... more »
  • Monroe plans chlorine burn against killer amoeba

    October 29, 2014 3:16 AM

    MONROE - The city of Monroe will be adding extra chlorine to its water next month as part of statewide precautions against an amoeba that has killed three people in Louisiana. The free chlorine burn will start around Nov. 12 and last about 60 days. It's a precaution against Naegleria... more »
  • Storms blamed for 2 deaths sweep across the South

    October 14, 2014 10:30 AM

    ATLANTA - A severe storm system is roughing up much of the South for a second day. It knocked out power to tens of thousands and snarled morning commutes. The storm system claimed two lives yesterday after spinning off tornadoes in Arkansas and Missouri. And it sent heavy thunderstorms across... more »
  • Monroe man killed in attempted robbery

    September 29, 2014 7:40 AM

    MONROE - Police say a 29-year-old Monroe man was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. Three men in a vehicle had been approached by three armed men who demanded valuables from them early Sunday morning. When they refused, police say Marcus Montgomery, one of the people in the vehicle,... more »
  • Monroe man killed in 3 vehicle crash

    September 29, 2014 6:06 AM

    MONROE - Authorities are investigating a three vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 139 in Ouachita Parish that claimed the life of a Monroe man. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 59-year-old Mark Dent was southbound on Highway 139 Sunday afternoon when his car struck the rear of another car that a... more »
  • LSU board to discuss dispute with hospital manager

    September 11, 2014 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An ongoing financial disagreement between LSU and the manager of its Shreveport and Monroe hospitals will be talked about by the university system's governing board. LSU claims it's owed more than $25 million for services rendered from the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, known as BRF.... more »
  • Democrats pledge strong push in 5th District race

    September 10, 2014 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Democratic Party says it will have a strong get-out-the vote effort for the lone Democrat running for the congressional seat representing northeast Louisiana. The party announced Tuesday that its governing body voted to endorse Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo in the 5th District race. State Democratic Party... more »
  • Hospital manager says it paid LSU $7M in dispute

    August 22, 2014 3:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The research foundation running the LSU hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe says it has paid the university system $7 million, after LSU sent a collection letter demanding $25 million. The Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, or BRF, said Friday it placed another nearly $11 million into... more »
  • LSU sends collection letter to hospital manager

    August 21, 2014 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU has sent a collection letter to the nonprofit foundation running the university's hospitals in Monroe and Shreveport, saying it owes the LSU System more than $25 million. The money is for physician, transition and other services related to the privatization that should have been paid by... more »

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