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Monroe, Louisiana is located in Ouachita Parish. Zip codes in Monroe, LA include 71211, 71207, and 71201. The median home price in Monroe is $137,500 which is roughly $77/per square foot. More Monroe information.

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37 min ago | The News-Star

West Monroe to propose sales tax increase

West Monroe's Board of Aldermen is expected to vote this week on a ballot initiative to raise the city's sales tax.

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2 hrs ago | The News-Star

Man disobeys stop sign, faces slew of drug and weapons charges

Romero Brown, 27, of 306 Garfield Drive, Monroe, is accused of aggravated battery, flight from an officer, aggravated battery on a police officer, possession of marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled and dangerous substance with intent, possession of a firearm in the presence of a controlled and and dangerous substance, illegal ... (more)

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4 hrs ago | The News-Star

Letter: Twin Cities Mayors' Committee on Disabilities offers up thank-you's

The Twin Cities Mayors' Committee on Disabilities would like to express appreciation to this community for their support of our commitment to the disabled in the area.

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8 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

Puff, puff - passed?

While New Orleans' "Smoke-Free Week" begins this week , New Orleans City Council District B Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is preparing to introduce legislation in the fall to prohibit smoking in bars and public buildings citywide.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The News-Star

Cruising with the 'Duck Dynasty' stars

Al Robertson, the oldest 'Duck Dynasty' son of Kay and Phil Robertson, did some preaching on the Duck Commander cruise.

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Ledger-Enquirer.com

Federal inquiries delay BancorpSouth takeovers

BancorpSouth said it's being delayed in gaining regulatory approvals to acquire Ouachita Bancshares Corp. of Monroe, Louisiana, which owns Ouachita Independent Bank, as well as and Central Community Corp. of Temple, Texas, which owns First State Bank of Central Texas.

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The News-Star

Court to hear Dalton Fletcher appeal in August

The appeal of a convicted teen murder will be heard by the Second Circuit Court of Appeal in August in Shreveport.

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The News-Star

MPD looking for man wanted for attempted murder in stick attack

The Monroe Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for a man wanted for attempted second-degree murder.

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The News-Star

West Ouachita Senior Center

Lisa Dixon with TruCare Home Health will be at the West Ouachita Senior Center 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday to host an "Eat This, Not That!" Dixon will provide tips to equip seniors to become an expert in every eating situation.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The News-Star

Hometown News

Birthdays Betty Allen, West Monroe; Erma Bordon; Anna Cannon, West Monroe; Peggy Dunn; Annette Elliott, West Monroe; John Grigson, West Monroe; Linda Parker; Adam White, 20, Ruston Anniversary Randy and Debbie McKinnie, married 39 years, Sterlington Friday The Family History Club meets at 2 p.m. at the Snyder Museum at Bastrop.

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The Times

Wife of Monroe businessman recants allegations of rape, kidnapping

Barbara Hart, wife of Dean Hart Jr., no longer believes that Hart raped or kidnapped her, according to a sworn statement she made to Hart's attorneys in June.

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KNOE-TV Monroe

High Speed Chase Rips through West Monroe

The Obama administration has approved the use of sonic cannons to explore for oil and gas off the Eastern Shore.

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The News-Star

Man arrested on warrant, faces several new charges

A man arrested on an outstanding warrant Thursday evening faces several new charges, including felony theft.

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The News-Star

Calhoun man arrested after high-speed chase, barricade

A Calhoun man is in custody after a high-speed chase followed by a barricade situation early Friday morning.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Town Talk

Meet the staff: Bret H. McCormick, sports editor

There's just something about Central Louisiana. Once it gets in you, it's hard to get it out.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The News-Star

African American Museum a plus

The June 2014 edition of Ouachita Life magazine reminded the public that the African American Museum and the Chennault Aviation Museum are valuable resources for personal edification.

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Examiner.com

From 'Duck Dynasty' to 'Duck & Dressing' Korie Robertson brings you fashion

The women of " Duck Dynasty " Korie Robertson and daughter Rebecca Robertson are taking a break from the Duck Commander business and is running a successful boutique in West Monroe, La.

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The News-Star

Restaurants signal strength

Anytime The News-Star reports on restaurants, like the speculation of what's coming in a story earlier this week or that three Monroe partners plan to open a Doe's Eat Place this fall, our digital readership spikes.

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The News-Star

Deaths

Thomas E. Brim of West Monroe, a television repairman, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.

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KSLA-TV Shreveport

Charges upgraded in Catahoula Parish murder case

The Natchez Democrat reports law enforcement officials upgraded the charges from second-degree murder on Tuesday.

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