What's Happening in Big Z-Country


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

Lifeshare Blood Drive

Hometown Heroes Blood Drive This Weekend

LifeShare Blood Centers will hold its Hometown Heroes Blood Drives through noon July 2 at 2909 Kilpatrick Blvd., in Monroe. During the Hometown Heroes Blood Drive, blood donors will receive a flag and a patriotic shirt, while giving blood to …Read More

2016 Louisiana Peach Festival

First Cobbler Gobbler Crowned at Peach Festival

Caylan “The Ginger Binger” Dowden gobbled the most peach cobbler during the Louisiana Peach Festival’s first Cobbler Gobbler contest on Saturday. Participants attempted to eat two pounds of professionally baked cobbler in five minutes. Dowden ate all of his cobbler …Read More