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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Man arrested on warrant, faces several new charges
A man arrested on an outstanding warrant Thursday evening faces several new charges, including felony theft.
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.
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.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Thomas E. Brim of West Monroe, a television repairman, died Monday. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Charges upgraded in Catahoula Parish murder case
The Natchez Democrat reports law enforcement officials upgraded the charges from second-degree murder on Tuesday.
Three House hopefuls raise more than $100K
Monroe businessman Harris Brown, "Duck Dynasty" cousin Zach Dasher and Richland Parish Dr. Ralph Abraham, all Republicans, all either have reported or said they have raised more than $100,000 to compete in the 5th Congressional District race.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Smiley: See how they grow
"On one visit in 1945, my sister asked him why he did that, and he told her it made things grow.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Birthdays Kathleen Brown, Hebert; Cameron Byargeon, Oak Grove; Connie Dtier, Mangham; Makayla Carol, Monroe James Floyd Sr., Monroe; Amy Humble, West Monroe; Linda Richard, 60, Bastrop; Will Rinicker, 9, Kilbourne; Brandy White, West Monroe; Ruby Williams, West Monroe Belated Amber Mann Blocker, 30, West Monroe Anniversary Jeff and Tanya ... (more)