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About: monroe, louisiana

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
Mayo, police chief: "Monroe is not the most dangerous city"

On Monday, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo and Police Chief Eugene Ellis announced that Monroe is not the most dangerous city in the country, as reported by Neighborhood Scout, last week. According to the CEO of Neighborhood Scout, Andrew Shilling it is.

West Monroe woman accused of stalking ex, leaving dog toy for new GF

A West Monroe woman is accused of stalking her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend for months. That stalking allegedly included dozens of visits to their home, constant phone calls, threatening online messages, and even leaving a dog toy for the new girlfriend to send her a message.

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The most dangerous city in America is a medium-size one that most people have probably never even heard of unless they've been there. The most dangerous city in America isn't Chicago, New York, or Los Angeles.

Principal change at St. Frederick High School in Monroe

Diocesan Superintendent of Schools Carol Shively announced an immediate change in the administration at St. Frederick High School this week. According to a press release, Dr. Carynn Wiggins has been serving as Principal of the Monroe school since March 9, 2018.

Crime is on the rise in these 10 cities

Violent crime surged by 85.5% in the Monroe, La., metro area over the last five years - the largest increase of any metro area in the country. The Mixon family enjoys the zoo's new splash pad, in Monroe, La., which is almost a weekly outing.

25 cities where crime is soaring

Violent crime is a broad designation consisting of the most egregious infractions - aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder. According to the FBI, there were 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 people in the United States in 2016.

LA representative hosts public meeting ahead of upcoming session

Louisiana Representative Katrina Jackson will host a legislative session update on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The meeting is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. at Rep. Jackson's Monroe office and will focus on the upcoming 2018 Regular and 2nd Special Legislative Sessions.

Busy winter at Landry Vineyards in West Monroe, La.

Busy winter at Landry Vineyards in West Monroe, La. 15 acres of grapevines must be pruned by hand.

West Monroe police officer accused of nonconsensual disclosure of private image

Authorities say a West Monroe police officer is accused of disclosing a private image without the consent of the subject. 42-year-old Dennis Edward Wall was arrested Wednesday, March 7th, 2018.

Monroe teachers not ruling out a strike if they don't get a pay increase

Area teachers are asking Louisiana lawmakers to make it a top priority to increase pay for teachers and state workers as they head into the regular session. Some teachers said it's no secret teachers are underpaid, but the question is why and how can that be changed.

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Should people on Medicaid have to work? The issue still being debated

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy, , said if you want to be on Medicaid, you'll have to work for it. "Maybe someday they won't need it.

Monroe mother accused of hitting & biting children

According to an arrest report, Muntaeha Ahmed admitted to hitting two of her children with a stick and biting one of them on the arm. Deputies reported seeing welts on the children as well as teeth marks.

Sandbagging locations open in Ouachita Parish

According to Juror Jack Clampit, the self-serve locations are at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe and the JPS location on Hwy 165 South, which is just past Richwood high school on the left before the overpass.

Sunny weather brings people to the second annual River Rumble

The second annual River Rumble gave local vendors a chance to compete for the best rum punch in the city. "Everything is local here everyone is from Monroe so it's great for the community to come out and support," Adrion Greenwood from Waterfront Grill says.

Temporary levees go up in south Monroe neighborhood

Folks in the Oregon Trail neighborhood south of I-20 watched crews put up temporary levee walls on Nutland Road near Young's Bayou because this area is no stranger to flooding. Lavell Marshall has lived in this neighborhood for 7 years and he was shocked to see this happening, but glad the city is being cautious this time around because 2016 was the first time he's ever dealt with a flooded home.

Tensas Basin Levee District lifted flood walls along the Ouachita

Tensas Basin Levee Disctrict crews were out Friday lifting the flood walls along the River Walk in downtown Monroe today, as a precaution. The river is forecast to crest at 46 feet, but water won't reach the flood walls unless the river reaches 50 feet.

Woman, 32, gets 60 years for shooting wildlife agent

A 32-year-old woman who pleaded guilty to shooting a wildlife agent has been sentenced to 60 years in prison without parole. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Amethyst Baird Rathore of Monroe was sentenced Friday by state District Judge Carl Sharp on charges including attempted murder of Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler.

Summersgill honored at retirement ceremony

A number of judges, attorneys, city of Monroe employees, friends and family members gathered last week to honor City Attorney Nanci Summersgill who retired on Wednesday. "I've been practicing not crying," Summersgill said.

The Arena Argument Pt. II - The Downtown Question

A brand new arena on Walnut Street in downtown Monroe: Mayor Jamie Mayo says it will be a reality in the next few years. The mayor has been working with a consulting firm out of Jackson, Mississippi, M3A Architecture, since 2012.

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