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  • NWS confirms tornado hit Ouachita Parish

    October 15, 2014 1:11 PM

    MONROE - A meteorologist with the National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado struck Ouachita Parish during Monday's storm that downed trees and power lines and heavily damaged Monroe's Garden District. Bill Parker of the weather service's Shreveport office Wednesday confirmed the tornado touched down in the parish's... more »
  • Small plane crashes in Ouachita Parish

    June 3, 2014 12:08 PM

    MONROE - Louisiana State Police are assisting the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and Monroe PD after a plane crashed in a parking lot on Tuesday morning. Officials said the crash occurred in the parking lot of a McDonalds near the intersection of U.S. Hwy 80 and LA Hwy 139... more »
  • School committee supports partial hiring freeze

    August 7, 2012 9:57 AM

    MONROE - The Ouachita Parish School Board's finance committee has voted to recommend the board continue the district's partial hiring freeze through the 2012-13 fiscal year. The board will consider the recommendation in its meeting Thursday. Committee members will also recommend the district continue its suspension on accepting... more »
  • Ouachita Parish bans roadside sale of animals

    July 19, 2011 9:15 AM

    MONROE- The roadside sale of animals in the unincorporated areas of Ouachita Parish is now illegal. At its regular meeting Monday, The News-Star reports the Ouachita Parish Police Jury voted to adopt a ban on the roadside sale of animals. A bill in the state Legislature allowing the Police... more »
  • Ouachita Parish sheriff won't seek re-election

    February 19, 2011 9:52 AM

    MONROE- Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney says he won't seek re-election in the fall. Friday's announcement came less than two weeks after FBI agents raided his office and seized boxes of unspecified documents. He wouldn't comment on those events, but said he doesn't want to cause further harm to... more »

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