Should members of the LSU Board of Supervisors disclose who receives their scholarships?|
|Former councilman Gilmore to appeal conviction|
SHREVEPORT -- The attorney for former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr., who was convicted of racketeering Thursday in U.S. District Court, said his client would continue fighting.
|Todd Newton indicted for 'moonshining'|
A Ouachita Parish grand jury returned indictments against Todd R. Newton Thursday, charging him with one count of intimidating witnesses and several other misdemeanor counts.
|Former councilman Gilmore found guilty|
SHREVEPORT -- Former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore was found guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
|Police 'take down' violent WM man|
A West Monroe man who caused a disturbance at Waffle House on Thomas Road last Sunday resisted arrest and was grounded by a West Monroe police officer's "straight arm bar take down."
|Tallulah man starts fight at WM police station|
West Monroe police responded to a dispatch last week regarding a Tallulah man who started a physical confrontation with a woman outside the West Monroe police station at 2301 North 7th St.
|WM police arrest 'foreigner' for DWI|
A Ruston man was arrested last Sunday for DWI after West Monroe police noticed the man driving fast on Bridge Street, making an improper lane change and nearly striking another vehicle on Stella Street.
|Defense: Payments weren't bribes|
SHREVEPORT — Closing arguments were scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Thursday (today) in the extortion and racketeering trial of former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr.
|WM eyes 'stand-still' budget|
Retirement contributions will consume some 13 percent of the city of West Monroe's general fund budget in the fiscal year that begins July 1, but the city's accumulated surplus will rise to about $6.9 million over the next year.
|Recent DeltaFest event spurs content rating ordinance|
The Monroe City Council's regular meeting Tuesday night broke down into a heated debate between Mayor Jamie Mayo and Councilman Ray Armstrong as the two argued over whether to assign a "rating" to events held at city facilities.
|PJ claims town missed deadline to challenge tax|
The town of Sterlington missed the deadline to constitutionally challenge a 1-cent sales tax the Ouachita Parish Police Jury has levied throughout the parish except in Monroe and West Monroe for more than three decades.
|Stop nets 382 pounds of marijuana|
A Florida man transporting 382 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to Florida was nabbed along Interstate 20 Saturday by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office.
|Man arrested in Peking incident|
A West Monroe man was arrested last week on charges of theft and disturbing the peace after the man told police he was "f---ed up" from smoking synthetic marijuana.
|Obituaries published on May 16, 2013|
Ruby Hellen Jones Nations
Ruby Hellen Jones Nations, 82, of West Monroe, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. Her funeral was at 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe. Interment was at Alexandria Memorial Gardens in Alexandria.Visitation was Sunday.
|Sterlington responds to annexation suit|
Greater Ouachita Water Co. has no right to challenge the town of Sterlington's annexation of property along U.S. Hwy 165 since Greater Ouachita is not a citizen or a public body, said Sterlington Mayor Vern Breland.
|Standoff ends with suspect shooting himself|
A standoff between a West Monroe man and deputies with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office ended before 11 a.m. Wednesday after deputies gassed the man's residence and found the suspect with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
|Annual dragon boat races Saturday|
The Ouachita Independent Bank Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival is taking place along the banks of Bayou Desiard on Saturday, May 18, at the corner of Forsythe and Loop Road.
|Dianne Cage: May 16, 2013|
Hope all had a wonderful Mothers Day! I loved all my phone calls from near and far, the pretty cards, candles, lotions and candies. One of my favorite letters was from my granddaughter, SALLIE JAYNE SNELLINGS:
|Upholding responsibility important|
f you have more than one child, get ready to hear things like, "It wasn't my fault! He started it!" We ask ourselves, "Why can't they take responsibility for themselves?" It probably isn't as important to ask why they do something as it is to figure out how to deal with the behavior.
|Cedar Creek School builds teaching garden|
Cedar Creek School in Ruston recently became the first northeast Louisiana school to build a teaching garden that will be incorporated into the elementary curriculum.
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|Two jackasses in a mirror|
Former Monroe city councilmen Arthur Gilmore and Robert "Red" Stevens may see a couple of jackasses when they look in the mirror.
|Look into future for another glimpse of insanity|
If the proof of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result then that may well be the definition of our government's involvement in the world of financing and especially as related to real estate mortgages.
|When unknowns wreck life|
There are some experiences in my life that changed me from my heart right out through my soul. When Dr. Sidney Seegars and Coach Van Leigh called me into Dr. Seegars' office to tell me that my father had just died, the world went black.
|Our 'instant everything' mania|
Never, in our history, has there been a time when leaders were so instantly open to public exposure as today. Radio and television have developed a huge army of "newshounds," sniffing around for anything "newsworthy."
|Harper steps down as OCS skipper|
After six state titles and 22 district crowns, Micah Harper has stepped down as head coach of the Ouachita Christian baseball team.
|Claiborne Christian advances, falls to Family Christian|
The Claiborne Christian Crusaders (12-19) experienced a little déjà vu in the LHSAA Class C State Baseball Tournament in Sulphur last weekend. In a rematch of the 2012 title game, the Family Christian Flames (26-4) racked up seven runs in route to a 7-2 victory at Sulphur's McMurray Park on Saturday.
|Local football teams gear up for spring training|
As the final state championships are settled in baseball, track and field and tennis, the last of the Louisiana prep seasons is well under way. In the Bayou State, parish prep gridiron gangs are dusting off the old helmet and shoulder pads gearing up for the 2013 season.
|MDA partners with ULM Warhawks baseball|
In honor of ALS Awareness Month, MDA has partnered with the ULM Warhawks Baseball Team and coach Jeff Schexnaider to sponsor a special baseball game to "Strike Out ALS."
|LSU cruises past New Orleans, 11-2|
Five runs in the first inning boosted No.2 LSU (46-7) to an 11-2 win over the University of New Orleans (7-41) Tuesday night at Alex Box Stadium.
LSU's 46 regular-season wins mark the most regular-season victories in school history since the NCAA adopted a standardized 56-game regular-season schedule in 1992.