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An illegal alien from Honduras pleaded guilty last week to possessing a pistol after being arrested in West Monroe.

OPSO Searches For Burglary Suspects

May 2, 2018
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for two suspects in connection with a robbery in West Monroe.

Law enforcement responded to a burglar alarm at a West Monroe business April 29 at 10:00 p.m.  Upon arrival, deputies found the front door glass broken out. After Further investigation, the deputies discovered two unidentified suspects  rode bicycles to the store, then broke the door glass and entered the business.

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in...
Southern Union County in south central Arkansas...
Central Jackson Parish in north central Louisiana...
Union Parish in north central Louisiana...
Ouachita Parish in north central Louisiana...
Northeastern Claiborne Parish in northwestern Louisiana...
Lincoln Parish in north central Louisiana...

Until 1115 AM CDT Thursday

Warrants Issued in WM Package Thefts

Mar 22, 2018
OPSO

The investigation into the theft of commercially delivered packages at residences in the Arkansas Road and other areas has led to warrants being issued for two suspects believed responsible.

Multiple Arrests in West Monroe Prostitution Ring

Mar 21, 2018
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Five arrests have been made in connection to alleged prostitution at two massage parlors in the West Monroe area.

The arrests were made Tuesday after a several month investigation. Search warrants for three locations were obtained. Employees at the China Massage and Spa on Blanchard Street and Shangri La Spa in the 1400 block of North Seventh were taken into custody.

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Monroe's Southside Economic Development District (SEDD) is in the planning phase to lure a casino to the Ouachita River in Monroe. Monroe lawmaker Marcus Hunter  has indicated he will  introduce a bill to make the Ouachita River eligible to house a riverboat casino.  Numerous reports say the  DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier is a likely target.  If SEDD is courting DiamondJacks it better hurry and put a ring on it because Robert is also calling on the casino and is much closer to sealing the deal.

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Research shows that one in three young people will go through an abusive or unhealthy relationship. 90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Dating Violence Prevention looks at those issues with a panel of local experts. The live radio discussion was recorded Tuesday, March 6 at Planter's Gastropub at 101 North Grand Street in Monroe.  

Panelists include Daryl Johns from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Melanie Clark from the Wellspring Alliance, and Valerie Bowman of the Family Justice Center. 

Ouachita River Will Crest Wednesday In Monroe

Mar 12, 2018
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The flood warning continues for the Ouachita River in the Northeast Louisiana areas of Monroe and Colombia until further notice.

In Monroe, the river level was at 46.1 feet at 7 p.m. Sunday and in Colombia at 6 a.m. Sunday the Ouachita River was at 66 feet. These levels are expected to rise throughout the week.

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Governor John Bel Edwards released his legislative agenda aimed at improving the well-being of children and seniors. One of the bills included is West Monroe Representative Frank Hoffman’s proposal to reduce the requirements necessary for public school teachers to obtain tenure. Hoffman says the current requirements are unfair to educators.

 

Hoffman says that the bill still won't make obtaining tenure a "piece of cake." He says that if obtaining tenure is an option, it needs to be "fair to the teachers." 

 

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The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce / KEDM Public Radio "Meet The Candidates" forum was held Thursday night at the West Monroe High School Edgewood Facility. The event was attended by all four candidates for mayor and 6 aldermen hopefuls. 

The election will be held on March 24. 

West Monroe Mayoral Candidates

Tremaine Donte Gordon 
Dave Norris (D)*
Staci Albritton Mitchell (R)
Jennifer Schmeer 
*     Incumbent candidate

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