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  • "Kissing Congressman" fails to unseat incumbent senator

    October 25, 2015 12:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Former U.S. Representative Vance McAllister failed at his attempt to become a senator in the state legislative body. McAllister was the challenger in the north Louisiana district of West Monroe to the incumbent Mike Walsworth. McAllister has been unable to recover from a cheating scandal... more »
  • West Monroe High bans Confederate flag

    August 29, 2015 5:14 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. - A high school in Louisiana is restricting Confederate battle flags that have been displayed for decades at athletic events. West Monroe High School, where teams are called the rebels, has banned students from flying the flag from their vehicles on campus. Principal Shelby Ainsworth says clothing... more »
  • Man accused of uploading child porn to social media

    April 13, 2015 4:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities charged a West Monroe man with distributing child porn after an investigation by multiple state and federal authorities. The Louisiana Attorney General's Office said 28-year-old Jamison Harvey was charged Monday with eight counts of distributing and one count of possessing child pornography. The AG's... more »
  • Officer-involved shooting at West Monroe store

    December 5, 2014 7:17 AM

    WEST MONROE - Authorities say an officer was involved in a shooting at a West Monroe convenience store. Few details were available early Friday about the shooting. It occurred at the New Save Pik Pak store south of West Monroe High School. It happened about 7 p.m. Thursday. more »
  • Driver dies in Ouachita Parish crash

    October 22, 2014 5:46 AM

    WEST MONROE - State police say a Monroe man died when his car ran off the road into a ditch and overturned. The accident happened Tuesday on Louisiana Highway 143 near West Monroe. Senior Trooper Michael Reichardt says 32-year-old Jason Jones of Monroe was not wearing a seatbelt and was... more »
  • West Monroe rocked by severe thunderstorms

    October 13, 2014 1:07 PM

    MONROE - Strong thunderstorms moved through northeast Louisiana Monday morning and caused significant damage in West Monroe. MyArkLaMIss.com reported several tornado warnings were issued in the area throughout the morning, and strong winds caused widespread outages that left more than 39,000 people in the dark in Ouachita Parish. ... more »
  • Infant left on car hood, parents arrested

    August 14, 2014 8:12 AM

    VIDALIA - Police say two West Monroe residents face charges after leaving an infant unsupervised on the hood of their car at the Vidalia Riverfront while they fished in the Mississippi River. Police Chief Arthur Lewis says an officer noticed 32-year-old Marcella Cooper picking up the 2-week-old infant from a... more »
  • 'Duck Dynasty' relative running for Congress

    June 16, 2014 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's 5th District congressional race has a new candidate with a "Duck Dynasty" connection. Zach Dasher, a Republican whose uncle is the TV family patriarch Phil Robertson, announced Monday that he's running for the seat in the Nov. 4 election. Dasher, from Calhoun, has never run for... more »
  • Jindal signs anti-abortion bills in West Monroe

    June 12, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed new restrictions against abortion in Louisiana into law, including a requirement that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The Republican governor held the bill signing Thursday at a West Monroe Baptist church. He says the bill protects... more »
  • Central shocks West Monroe

    November 22, 2013 10:59 PM

    WEST MONROE - The Denham Springs Yellowjackets almost pulled the upset last week in West Monroe, this week another Baton Rouge-area team finished off the Rebels. Central, even though their high-powered offense only scored two touchdowns, downed West Monroe by a final score of 14-0 on the Rebels' home... more »
  • Classes resume at college after bridge collapse

    November 6, 2013 12:21 PM

    WEST MONROE - Classes at the Louisiana Delta Community College in West Monroe have resumed after a bridge collapse this weekend. Ouachita Parish Public Works employees have created a detour around the bridge. The News-Star reports that the bridge on Vocational Parkway collapsed late Saturday under the weight... more »
  • West Monroe woman arrested in shooting death of husband

    September 6, 2013 11:34 AM

    WEST MONROE - A West Monroe woman has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of her husband. The News-Star reports that Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 54-year-old Suzanne Black after her husband, 53-year-old Charles C. Black, was shot once in the back with... more »
  • Nation's top recruit picks Bama over LSU Play Video

    September 4, 2013 11:03 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. - When was the last time you thought LSU recruiting was falling behind? The Tigers started the 2014 recruiting year behind the usual SEC powers for the top preps around the country, and the nation's TOP recruit(according to 247 Composite rankings) just chose archrival Alabama over LSU.... more »
  • Man accused of burning child with heater

    March 19, 2013 8:37 AM

    WEST MONROE- Deputies say a 22 year-old West Monroe man was booked at Ouachita Correctional Center after being arrested on several charges, including burning his 3-year-old child with a space heater. Authorities tell The News-Star Vincent Tyler Froust allegedly threw a woman on a bed and choked her while their... more »
  • Officials identify 2 children killed in fire

    January 23, 2013 8:51 AM

    WEST MONROE- Ouachita Parish fire investigators have identified the two children who died in a West Monroe house fire on Monday. Investigator Curt Meachum tells The News-Star the victims were 16-month-old Josephine McMurry and 3-year-old Gwendolyn McMurry. Meachum says the girls' father, Morgan McMurry, is in a burn unit at... more »

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