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Located in northeastern Louisiana about midway between New Orleans and Memphis, this area is actually known as the Twin Cities of Monroe and West Monroe. The Ouachita River runs through the Twin Cities, and has been rated by National Geographic as one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Ouachita River is a great source for water recreation, ranging from boating to water-skiing to bass fishing.

Population: 54208
Local Newspapers: The News-Star
Local Sports Teams: Warhawks
Local Colleges: University of Louisiana at Monroe

Zip Codes associated with monroe, louisiana: 71201 71202 71203 71225 71291 71292
Towns/Cities near monroe, louisiana : Claiborne Richwood Swartz Rayville Richwood

Monroe News
Inmates free from paying child support in Louisiana

The law is part of Gov. John Bel Edwards' criminal justice reform package and suspends child support while a parent is in jail for more than six months on charges unrelated to domestic violence or failure to pay child support in the first place. "They've been in prison for 20 years, and they have thousands of dollars worth of child support... they're more likely to go in and commit another crime to pay that off," says Lamar Walters, a divorce attorney and partner at Breithaupt, Dunn, DuBos, Shafto & Wolleson, LLC in Monroe.

Bulls in the Streets' set loose June 24 in Monroe

BULLS IN the Streets will bring the spirit of Spain's Running of the Bulls to participants and spectators alike on June 24. The event is a fundraiser for Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and Monroe's Roe City Rollers roller derby team. BULLS IN the Streets will bring the spirit of Spain's Running of the Bulls to participants and spectators alike on June 24. The event is a fundraiser for Chennault Aviation and Military Museum and Monroe's Roe City Rollers roller derby team.

ULM closer to getting College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Louisiana Board of Regents has approved the application for licensure submitted by the New York Institute of Technology to operate a College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Louisiana Monroe. NYIT and ULM have a nonbinding Memorandum of Understanding through which the two entities are exploring establishing a Monroe site of NYITCOM on the ULM campus.

Darren Lambert sentenced to thirty-five years for setting his pregnant girlfriend on fire

Darren Lambert has been sentenced to 35 years for setting his girlfriend on fire back in 2015. Police say it happened on May 30th, 2015 at a home on Paige Circle in Sterlington.

Sacred Heart of Jesus School hires new junior high English teacher

"I look forward to sharing a lifelong passion for learning and the English language with the students at Sacred Heart of Jesus School," she said. Wright is originally from Calhoun.

OPSO makes an arrest for a 2014 homicide, body remains found

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Investigators are currently investigating a three year old homicide. This Investigation has led Investigators to an abandoned residence in Western Ouachita Parish where human remains have been located.

Monroe, Ouachita leaders: Prepare for potential heavy rainfall

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join officials from Ouachita Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, the Ouachita Parish Police Jury and local agencies to urge residents of Monroe and all of Ouachita Parish to prepare for potential heavy rainfall related to the tropical storm and potential hurricane brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. At this time, meteorologists are predicting local rainfall through Sunday, June 25. Potential flash flooding and other serious weather systems are possible throughout the Louisiana.

Miss Louisiana weeks starts with news conference

Preliminary competition will be held on Thursday and Friday evening, and the live statewide telecast will be held on Saturday. Miss Louisiana week starts with news conference Preliminary competition will be held on Thursday and Friday evening, and the live statewide telecast will be held on Saturday.

Man accused of burglarizing homes in Monroe

On June 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM a Monroe police officer responded to a call for service from a citizen regarding a suspicious person who was walking in and out of resident's yards in the 500 block of Eason Place in Monroe. The caller gave out the description of the suspicious person; as the officer arrived in the area they immediately observed the person in question.

Gov. John Bel Edwards vetoes school name change bill - but not the one you're thinking of

With only a single no vote from either chamber, the Legislature easily approved a bill that would name the Lincoln Elementary School Auditorium in Monroe after Roy Neal Shelling Sr., a former principal. But on Thursday, Edwards vetoed the bill.

Monroe Police seek woman wanted in connection with vehicle theft

Monroe Police investigators have obtained an arrest warrant for twenty-eight-year-old Kayla Ravee Holden for theft of a motor vehicle. The incident occurred on May 31, 2017, in the 400 block of Rochelle Avenue between the hours of midnight and 1:00 AM.

Monroe man shoots son after work performance argument

The News Star reports 65-year-old Madison W. Goins was booked on Monday into Ouachita Correctional Center. Goins turned himself into the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office after deputies were dispatched to a hospital for a shooting victim.

Castle Hall getting a face lift: How it's adding value to Downtown Monroe

Castle Hall is more than one hundred years old, and officials say restoring it will hopefully bring a little more value to the downtown area. The three story building was built in 1892 and was first inhabited by the Knights of Pythias, an organization whose mission was to take care of sick families and widows of the war.

Religious leaders, political expert speak out on Scalise shooting

Today's shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is calling into question the state of American politics; is it too hateful? Dennis Hensley is a pastor at Bethel Baptist Church in West Monroe, and he says events like this are moments to speak out against violence.' "When we get to the point where we can't talk to each other without going to blows, the whole fabric of our society is in danger," Hensley says.

Year of the Locust Announce Tour Dates with Devour the Day and Sons of Texas

Hard Rock band Year of the Locust- YOTL has announced tour dates with Devour the Day and Sons of Texas. The tour will kick off on June 27th in Monroe, LA at Live Oaks.

Going to jail for a good cause: How you can help kids special needs

There may not be a lot of wiggle room in a jail cell, but some say that's nothing compared to those who can barely move at all. It's a fundraising event held in Monroe each year, and the money raised goes toward sending disabled children to summer camp.

West Monroe residents mop up flood damage

Brittany Mitchell is eight months pregnant. She's suppose to be on bed rest. Instead, she's cleaning up mother nature's mess.

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