Latest Monroe News

West Monroe riverfront development on the way

Jan. 16, 2022 00:13 AM EST

WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — Downtown West Monroe is one step closer to getting an exciting new look. The City of West Monroe is working on a development that will give citizens recreational access to the Ouachita River. The city has raised the money for the first phase of its ambitious...

How many days can a child miss? COVID complicates truancy

Jan. 15, 2022 00:03 AM EST

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — After learning her daughter, Cricket, had been exposed to COVID-19 at school, Sherrie Lindsey-Jones made sure to keep her home and her classmates safe. One day during their quarantine, Lindsey-Jones heard someone at their front door. A truancy officer had paid...

Asberry carries Texas State past Louisiana-Monroe 80-56

Jan. 13, 2022 22:43 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Caleb Asberry tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead Texas State to an 80-56 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday night. Asberry shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers. Shelby Adams had 14 points for Texas State (10-4, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference). Mason Harrell added...

Eaton carries Arkansas St. past ULM 90-83

Jan. 08, 2022 17:26 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Marquis Eaton had a season-high 25 points as Arkansas State beat Louisiana-Monroe 90-83 on Saturday. Norchad Omier added 24 points for the Red Wolves. Omier also had 11 rebounds and four blocks. Caleb Fields had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists for Arkansas...

2 charged in North Carolina after 14-month-old overdoses

Jan. 07, 2022 15:43 PM EST

MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A man and woman are facing charges in North Carolina after a 14-month-old child overdosed on what's believed to be fentanyl, police said. The Monroe Police Department said the child was taken to the hospital Tuesday, prompting investigators to execute a search...

Harrison scores 28 to carry ULM over UALR 80-72

Jan. 07, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Russell Harrison had a career-high 28 points plus 12 rebounds as ULM beat Arkansas-Little Rock 80-72 on Thursday night. Andre Jones had 16 points and nine assists for ULM (9-6, 1-2 Sun Belt Conference), which earned its sixth straight home victory. Koreem Ozier...

Judge blocks COVID vaccine mandate for Head Start program

Jan. 01, 2022 23:28 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — President Joe Biden cannot require teachers in the Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Saturday, handing a victory to 24 states that had sued the federal government. U.S. District Judge Terry...

Man flees Monroe County deputies in stolen school bus

Dec. 29, 2021 11:16 AM EST

MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A man has been arrested after leading police in southeastern Michigan on a chase in a stolen school bus. A Monroe County sheriff's deputy spotted the school bus late Tuesday morning after county dispatchers broadcast a “be on the lookout” message regarding...

Grants awarded to help restore historic Louisiana buildings

Dec. 25, 2021 09:44 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — People and businesses across Louisiana are getting $92,000 to help restore 11 historic commercial buildings in Main Street districts. The grants will help with more than $964,000 that owners plan to spend on restoring those buildings, the Louisiana Main...

In Ronald Greene's death, a mother's defiant quest for truth

Dec. 23, 2021 12:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mona Hardin calls it her walking nightmare. She’s haunted by the body-camera images of her son Ronald Greene being punched, stunned and dragged by Louisiana State Police, and she’s enraged that troopers initially tried to explain away the Black man’s...