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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
In repeat of 2016, governor's public school bills buried with little notice

For the second consecutive year, the key parts of Gov. John Bel Edwards' public schools agenda have died with little fanfare. A plan to revamp the way public school teachers are evaluated -- House Bill 532 -- has not gotten a hearing in the House Education Committee with just over two weeks left in the session.

Rita's on the River goes on despite the rain

It might have been a little wet on Saturday in Monroe, but local restaurants still got to show off their machismo during Rita's on the River.

Chennault plans 5K run for May 27

The Chennault Aviation & Military Museum plans to host its annual "Run for the Red, White and Blue" 5K & 1K run/walk later this month. The event will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, May 27, at the museum at 701 Kansas Lane, Monroe.

Man arrested for attempted break-in at WM home

A Monroe man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling after a woman claimed the suspect tried to force his way inside her home in West Monroe. The woman told Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies that Charles Alan George, 27, of 1604 Hwy 134, Monroe, tried to raise the windows of her home or to pry open her door after he tried to jerk her door open.

Waterless Vicksburg waits for water to return

Crews have been on the scene of Vicksburg's broken water line for more than 24 hours, trucking in dirt to build a dam around the broken pipe, which is submerged under at least 10 feet of Mississippi River floodwater. "This is something we didn't ask for," Mayor George Flaggs said during a conference Thursday afternoon.

Two senior dogs in need of finding their home

Renee stopped by to GoodMorningArkLaMiss, in need of finding the owners of two senior dogs. The pomeranian is approx.

OPSO books man on drug charges, resisting arrest

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Monroe man on several charges last week including resisting an officer after a lengthy car chase as well as a pursuit on foot. An automobile carrying a passenger identified as Louis J. Greenburg Jr., 37, of 530 Woodhaven Drive, Monroe, was found to be traveling without brake lights, according to a May 13 arrest report.

Single bid for Cheniere timber work

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire a West Monroe logging company to thin timber along the banks of Cheniere Lake. A bid from Louisiana Environmental Group LLC was the only bid submitted for the Police Jury's consideration.

Free little library comes to Smiles Park

It's in the Civitan's Smiles Park at Kiroli in West Monroe. The park and small library includes wheelchair access.

West Monroe man booked on attempted automobile theft

A West Monroe man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of attempted automobile theft after the suspect was observed sitting inside another man's truck. The complainant told Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies he saw Dustin Allen Rose, 23, of 802 Janna Drive, West Monroe, inside his truck.

Family ties knee deep in lawsuit

Fifth Judicial District Court Judge Terry Doughty, who is being groomed by U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham's office for a possible appointment to the U.S. District Court bench, also is presiding over a case directly affecting the congressman's family and finances. The case in question is a 2014 lawsuit, KT Farms and others v.

Union Parish man accused of molesting teenager

A 21-year-old Bernice man has been arrested accused of molesting a 16-year-old juvenile for the past several years. Erick Logan Walker, 350 Weldon Church Rd., was arrested after an investigation by Union Parish sheriff's detectives who had received a complaint from the Department of Children and Family Services.

Richland Parish authorities searching for murder suspect

The sheriff's department is looking for 21-year-old Monteco Kentrell Frost. Investigators say he played a part in a fatal shooting that happened on May 9th in Rayville.

Monroe community mourns shooting victims, call for an end to violence

A "Stop the Violence" march in south Monroe called for an end to violence following the death of three victims in a shooting on South 3rd St. on Mother's Day. "Words can't explain it, because I knew all the victims," says Green.

Man dies after May 9th crash on I-20 in West Monroe.

On May 9, 2017, at 1609 hours, the West Monroe Police Department responded to a crash on Interstate 20 westbound just east of Stella Street. At the time of the crash, traffic had backed up due to a stalled motorist on the shoulder of the roadway just east of Thomas Road.

Library kicks off summer reading program on May 20

The Ouachita Parish Public Library plans to host its free event "SummerFest" on Saturday, May 20, as its kickoff to the 2017 Summer Reading Challenges for all age groups. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside and outside the Main Branch at the corner of North 19th and Hudson Lane in Monroe.

Body found in West Monroe

The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office tells us around 3:30 on Saturday afternoon deputies recovered the body of a dead man inside a car on the shoulder of I-20 in West Monroe. The man has been identified as Johnathan Darden who was listed as a missing person by the Shreveport Police Department.

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