13 hrs ago
The Town Talk
Lawmakers hope to block plan for abortion clinic in New Orleans
Louisiana lawmakers are looking for ways to create roadblocks for Planned Parenthood's construction of a new facility in New Orleans that would provide abortions and health-care services for women.
17 hrs ago
The Town Talk
Louisiana Senate panel rejects new school funding formula
State senators on Tuesday killed a $3.5 billion public school funding proposal submitted to lawmakers by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, because of concerns about proposed changes to payments for special education and gifted students.
22 hrs ago
Fee schedule for Early Steps program backed by Senate health panel
The Senate Committee on Health and Welfare approved a measure Wednesday building a cost participation schedule for a program providing therapy services to developmentally disabled toddlers and infants under the age of 3. House Bill 375 by Rep.
Sat May 18, 2013
"Duck Dynasty" stars make a call on Castle Rock for school benefit
This undated photo provided by A&E, shows Willie Robertson, star of A&E s Duck Dynasty, at his desk in his office at the Duck Commander warehouse in West Monroe, La.
Thu May 16, 2013
Les Miles makes impact on West Monroe's Cameron Robinson, mother too
Miles would love to add Robinson, a consensus five star, to a recruiting class that's already ranked No.
Tue May 14, 2013
Woman Arrested For Threatening Husband, Child with Box Cutter
Around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Department arrested 22-year-old West Monroe woman, Jimmie Janae Wilburn, for Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault and Domestic Abuse Battery.
Mon May 13, 2013
Notes from the Legislature's regular session
BATON ROUGE -- Local school districts could choose their own textbooks rather than having to follow a state-approved list in order to use state dollars to pay for them, under a bill that received approval from the House in a 73-22 vote.
PAWS of NELA 10th Anniversary Celebration
PAWS of Northeast Louisiana, a local organization striving to help homeless animals in the region find good homes, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the organization's existence this Thursday, May 16th.
Police: Suspects Bring Child Along While Shoplifting
West Monroe Police Detectives need your help in identifying local shoplifting suspects.
Ouachita Parish Public Library Gears Up for Children's Book Week
The Ouachita Parish Public Library is participating in the nearly 94th Annual Children's Book Week, May 13-19, with a week-long celebration of the children and young adult authors and illustrators of Louisiana, hosting two young adult authors and a children's author at two of their branches.
Sun May 12, 2013
Textbook bill draws criticism
Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, said Friday his bill to give local school districts more flexibility in selecting textbooks has been wrongfully characterized as being about teaching creationism in the classroom.
Sat May 11, 2013
Bunn and Austin
Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Cox and Mr. Jeffrey Bunn of West Monroe, La. are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, to Jonathan David Austin, son of Mr.
Police arrest man accused of 3rd DWI
Calvin Browhow, 55, of 2710 Bennie Breece St., West Monroe, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of driving while intoxicated , driving under suspension, no turn signal and an open container.
Reality TV's new stars: Small businesses
This undated photo provided by A&E, shows Willie Robertson, star of A&E's ?Duck Dynasty,? at his desk in his office at the Duck Commander warehouse in West Monroe, La.
Fri May 10, 2013
Prep Baseball: State tournament updates
After downpours in the New Orleans area, West Monroe is still unable to resume its game against No.
Crawfish, music keep seniors smiling
Some got up and danced in the aisles to songs of yesterday while many sat laughing and talking with friends in a packed West Monroe Convention Center.
The Town Talk
Bills to revamp La. early childhood education advance
Proposals to tie public funding to student performance and issue letter grades to Louisiana's public and private early childhood education programs are finding easy passage through the Legislature.
PJ approves Brown for homeland security post
Monroe native Archie Neal Brown will take up the duties of homeland security director for Ouachita Parish after Tracy Hilburn resigned from the position March 31.
Woman disturbs peace in drunken manhunt
West Monroe police responded to a call Monday night at Motel 6 where a white female was screaming at customers about someone raping her daughter.
Thu May 09, 2013
Police arrest man with illegal prescription
Larry Hendrix, 34, of 114 Patsy Ann Drive, West Monroe, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on a possession of Clonazepam charge.