Our View: Work for the good of the region
In the coming weeks, lawmakers will come to grips with education reform, especially whether to keep or abandon Common Core Standards.
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Trail Life USA finds foothold in North La.
A relatively new Christian outdoor organization, Trail Life USA, is starting to take root across northern Louisiana.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Woman arrested with BAC more than three times the legal limit
A West Monroe woman was arrested late Friday night after reportedly coming close to causing a head-on traffic accident and having a blood-alcohol content more than three times the legal limit.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Louisiana considers abortion restriction that closed Texas clinics
State Rep. Katrina Jackson is introducing new abortion regulations in Louisiana's upcoming legislation session that people in the anti-abortion movement support.
Man solicited sex from girl, 13, police say
SPRINGHILL- A 26-year-old West Monroe man is currently sitting behind bars after the teenage girl he thought he was meeting for a sexual rendezvous turned out to be a badge-carrying Springhill police detective.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
LSU pushes back start of spring football practice to Saturday
LSU will start spring football practice on Saturday, a day later than previously scheduled, so the Tiger coaching staff can attend a memorial service for former West Monroe coach Don Shows .
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Engaged couple arrested on traffic, drug charges
An engaged couple was arrested Tuesday evening following a domestic disturbance during which the woman reportedly ran the man's car off the road.
4 arrested after fight in parking lot
Four were arrested Tuesday at the Wal-Mart in West Monroe after an fight over two children.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Seven charged with disturbing the peace at West Monroe Wal-Mart
West Monroe police officers were dispatched to Wal-Mart at approximately 8:30 p.m. in reference to seven black males causing a disturbance in the store, throwing items and using profanity.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Education plans could create a volatile mix
While Common Core is expected to dominate legislative education debates, battles are shaping up on teacher tenure, educator job evaluations and an overhaul of Louisiana's public-school leadership.
The event was hosted by Pat and Kay Carroll. Pastor Greg Clark, of Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe, La.
Local students honored for academic achievements at University of Arkansas
Several local students have been recognized by the University of Arkansas for their academic achievements during the 2013 fall semester.
The Town Talk
Jindal honors 'Duck Dynasty' family with entrepreneurial award
Gov. Bobby Jindal said he and first lady Supriya Jindal rarely can convince their three children to join them when he travels the state, but this time was different.
People on the Move: Regions Bank
He previously served as Regions' Northeast Louisiana sales manager in West Monroe and managed various branch locations in Rankin County.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
The following crimes were among those reported to the Monroe and West Monroe police departments and the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office from noon Thursday through noon Friday.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Bobby Jindal gives award to 'Duck Dynasty' family
Gov. Bobby Jindal is giving the Robertson family and their business Duck Commander a business award Thursday afternoon.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
When it comes to corporate sponsorship and sports, some things are sacred: Ron's Fast Break
Can you imagine any sort of advertising patch on these clean, white traditional LSU jerseys? It seemed like just yesterday when college football purists like myself got in an uproar over college bowl games selling their names to corporate sponsors.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Driver who sent 5 to hospital arrested for fourth DWI
The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident that sent five people to the hospital after a collision on Cypress Street in West Monroe on Monday night has been arrested for his fourth DWI.
2 WM men face felony theft charges
Two West Monroe men face felony theft charges following their arrests Monday morning.