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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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1 min ago | The News-Star

Ouachita Correctional Center bookings spike over past four days

The number of arrests in Ouachita Parish increased dramatically over the past four days when compared to same period over each of previous two weeks in July.

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2 hrs ago | The News-Star

SMOKING: Louisiana hot sauce demand on fire

The U.S. hot sauce market has grown by 150 percent since 2000, according to a story by the Atlantic's Quartz.

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6 hrs ago | The News-Star

Incarcerated man accused of intimidation

A man already incarcerated in the Union Parish Detention Center is facing an additional charge of intimidating witnesses.

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8 hrs ago | The News-Star

St. Francis Medical Center CEO Bremer announces retirement

Louis Bremer, who announced his retirement Thursday, has been the president and chief executive at St. Francis Medical Center since 2008.

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9 hrs ago | The Times

Monroe teacher, his wife charged with abusing baby

A Carroll High School teacher and his wife were arrested after being accused of the repeated abuse of their 7-week old infant.

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10 hrs ago | The News-Star

Attempted WM abduction investigation continues

The investigation is continuing Thursday morning into the attempted abduction of two children in the Bawcomville area of West Monroe.

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14 hrs ago | The News-Star

Deaths

CALHOUN - William C. Carter, a maintenance worker for the Richland Parish School District, died Tuesday.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The News-Star

Two Delta College construction projects get green light

Louisiana Delta Community College is set to begin two major construction projects following bond sale approval by the Louisiana State Bond Commission this month.

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The News-Star

Suspect accused of having sex with 14-year-old

A Monroe man has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies have charged Purvis Williams, 26, of 343 Huenefeld Road, with two counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

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The News-Star

'Duck Dynasty' stars cheer up ailing fan in hospital

Judy Alvey, left, and Don Alvey, center, of Paducah, Kentucky, visit with 'Duck Dynasty' matriarch Kay Robertson on Wednesday at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe.

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The News-Star

ULM's Fellows named chair for national dean's conference

Dr. Judy Fellows, associate dean for the College of Health and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will serve as the Program Chair for the 69th annual National Conference of Academic Deans in July 2015 and hosted by the University of Central Arkansas.

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The News-Star

Monroe man gets 10 years for narcotics and firearms

A Monroe resident was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for illegal possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearms.

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The Town Talk

Your Mail 7-23-2014: Coliseum dispute

How could I and others say no to something that would enhance the entertainment quality of life for adults and children living in Central Louisiana and which would especially benefit Alexandria economically? Now, with what seems like a disagreement, or better yet, a feud escalating between the Rapides Parish Police Jury and the City of Alexandria ... (more)

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The News-Star

Glenn Beck interactive show challenges Common Core

A small group, mostly against implementation of the Common Core State Standards, assembled Tuesday night in West Monroe to participate in a nationwide interactive show hosted by Glenn Beck.

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The News-Star

Hart's attorneys question searches and seizures

Attorneys for Monroe businessman Dean Hart Jr. have asked the 4th Judicial District court to exclude evidence, including suspected narcotics, that were seized during searches conducted after Hart allegedly held his wife captive for five days last year.

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The News-Star

Hometown News

Birthdays George Curvin, 61; Glenn Frith, 44, Columbia; Paula Anderson Hinkle, Monroe: Tamika Howard, 46, Monroe; Myrtis Mophett Newkirk, 80 Anniversary Sonny and Shirley Freeman married 59 years, West Monroe Tuesday A new GriefShare support/recovery group is 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays at Louisiana Hospice, 1101 Hudson Lane, #D.

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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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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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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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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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