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City of Monroe Announces Closures for Holiday

MONROE – The City of Monroe has announced the following facilities and departments will be closed for the Independence Holiday on Monday. Monroe City Hall Monroe Transit System Monroe Civic Center (with the exception of previously scheduled events) Public Works …Read More

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Pedestrian Killed in Bienville Parish Crash

Lucky, LA—A Coushatta man was killed last night after he was hit by a vehicle while walking on Louisiana Highway 4. Around 11:50 p.m. Thursday Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop G responded to a fatality crash on Louisiana Highway 4 approximately 1 …Read More


One Suspect Shot dead by Deputies

Officer-involved shooting leaves one suspect dead Michael Reichardt, Troop F public information officer, said a man is dead following an officer-involved shooting south of Monroe. The  Louisiana State Police will be handling the investigation. On Wednesday night, deputies with the …Read More


Union Parish Deputy almost stuck

Two men are accused of nearly striking a Union Parish sheriff’s deputy’s car head-on with a truck. The driver, Michael Dakota Stanley, 20, 147 Clarence Road, Farmerville, was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on Monday on eight charges, …Read More


Tech Agri and Forestry gets Director

Tech School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry gets Director William Green, professor of agricultural sciences and interim director of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry at Louisiana Tech University, will assume permanent leadership of the school as its new …Read More


2016 Legislative Session Discussion

Join the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Louisiana Legislative delegation on July 14 to discuss this year’s legislative outcomes and to ask important questions about impact of this year’s session and what is ahead for Louisiana.  The event …Read More

Monroe Police Department

Monroe Police Needs Your Help

The Monroe Police Department is seeking information from the public in a homicide investigation. According to Crime Stoppers of Ouachita Parish, Rafael Henry, 38, was shot and killed in the area of North 23rd and Short Washington early Sunday morning. …Read More

Monroe Regional Airport

Second Runway Planned for Monroe Regional Airport

FAA officials provided approval for Monroe Regional Airport to launch the planning phase for a second runway last week. Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Public Works Director Tom Janway and airport director Ron Phillips attended a meeting with Federal Aviation Administration …Read More