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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Man accused of being drunk, deer-stand squatting arrested

    December 12, 2012 3:30 PM

    WEST MONROE- One man learned a hard lesson: don't use another man's deer stand. Michael Ray Heisler was arrested after someone called authorities and reported him for being in their deer stand. Heisler was booked into jail on charges of trespassing and possession of a weapon by a convicted... more »
  • Man accused of kidnapping wife

    December 10, 2012 11:05 AM

    WEST MONROE- A 39-year-old West Monroe man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his wife and forcing her to buy crack cocaine. The News-Star reports Marvin Christopher Jenkins was booked with battery-domestic violence abuse, simple kidnapping, possession of cocaine and obstruction of justice. The arrest report states that Jenkins hit... more »
  • West Monroe man accused of broom attack

    November 5, 2012 2:12 PM

    WEST MONROE - Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies have booked a 39-year-old West Monroe man with domestic abuse battery and aggravated battery. Deputies were called to St. Francis Medical Center Sunday where a woman said James Lee McDaniel, her ex-husband, allegedly pushed her down and hit her on the right side... more »
  • Fire destroys 3 million crickets

    April 25, 2012 9:56 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. (AP) - The owner of Armstrong's Cricket Farm in West Monroe says Monday night's fire destroyed 3 million crickets. Jack Armstrong estimates his loss to the building and the inventory at $500,000. Fire investigator Charlie Simmons says the fire was confined to only one of the multiple... more »
  • Beer salute leads to arrest on 4th DWI charge

    August 9, 2011 12:19 PM

    WEST MONROE, La. - West Monroe police booked a man with fourth-offense DWI after another driver reported that he lifted a beer in salute, then wove off and onto the road. The sheriff's office website showed 32-year-old Larry C. Baker of Chatham was in jail Monday in lieu of... more »
  • Police cast doubt on 'puppy patrol' pitch

    February 27, 2011 10:59 AM

    WEST MONROE- West Monroe police are warning Ouachita Parish residents to disregard calls asking them to donate to an organization claiming to raise money to pay for police dogs. People identifying their organization as "Puppy Patrol" have been calling local residents, asking them to donate to an address in... more »

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