the republic logo
rss feed
Stories with place: Monroe
  • Woman arrested in death of boyfriend's father 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 12:50 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - A Monroe woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after police say she allegedly struck her boyfriend and his father with a car, killing the father.

  • Monroe mayor expects transit contract next month 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 9:43 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said he expects the city to enter into a contract with a management firm to run the city's transit system by the end of May.

  • Staffer accused of leaking McAllister video quits 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 10:45 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - The staff member of U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister who is accused of leaking a video that captured him kissing an aide has resigned.

  • Regional health group expands into more parishes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:37 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Northeast Delta Human Services Authority has joined efforts with Franklin Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 and Morehouse Community Medical Centers to provide services for patients who need both behavioral and primary health care.

  • Woman faces cruelty charges 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:49 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Police say a 39-year-old Monroe woman has been arrested on charges of cruelty to a juvenile.

  • Disappointment, forgiveness mix in La. scandal 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:42 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - To Louisiana voters accustomed to tawdry scandals involving elected officials, disappointment with an eye toward forgiveness is the prevailing sentiment about their new congressman, caught on video embracing an aide married to one of his friends.

  • Pipeline owner seeks OK for pipeline abandonment 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:37 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Federal regulators have denied a request from American Midstream Partners to speed up consideration of its proposed abandonment of the Midla natural gas pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • AP source: GOP chair pushes McAllister resignation 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:58 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Captured on tape kissing another man's wife, a married Republican congressman was urged Wednesday by the leader of the Louisiana GOP to resign from the seat he's only held since November.

  • Drainage concerns upstage budget at Monroe meeting 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:17 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - The Monroe City Council easily passed its 2014-15 operating budget, but drainage concerns took most of the focus during the meeting.

  • Downsville man gets 15 years for child porn 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 8:07 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - A 34-yeaer-old Downsville man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and probation for five years for receiving child pornography.

  • Ouachita schools OK superintendent's extension 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 7:40 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - The Ouachita Parish School Board has approved a contract extension for its superintendent, Bob Webber.

  • Monroe officials plan to address flooding issues 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:46 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Record rains over the weekend caused flooding throughout Monroe. City officials discussed Monday their long-term strategy for reducing such flooding in the future.

  • Monroe council to vote on new budget 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 8:34 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - The Monroe City Council is set to adopt the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

  • Rotting Ouachita bridge closed for repairs 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:17 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - The state transportation department has shut down a bridge in Ouachita Parish while repairs are made.

  • 'Food & Wine' honors Monroe chef 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 7:01 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Food and Wine magazine has named Cory Bahr as the Gulf Coast region's People's Best New Chef 2014.

  • Monroe school board asks superintendent to stay 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 9:55 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Monroe City School Board members voted 6-1 to ask Superintendent Brent Vidrine to remain in charge of the school district until December 2016.

  • La.-Monroe names Dow as women's coach 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:42 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Louisiana-Monroe athletic director Brian Wickstrom says Jeff Dow is the Warhawks' new women's basketball coach.

  • Ex-sheriff pleads guilty to aiding and abetting 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:46 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Former East Carroll Sheriff Mark Shumate has entered a conditional guilty plea in federal court in Monroe to aiding and abetting a person convicted of a crime to possess a firearm.

  • Higher interest but complicated signups for ACA 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 6:10 pm
  • NEW ORLEANS - A surge in last-hour interest and problems with the healthcare.gov website slowed the process of signing up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act in Louisiana.

  • Bill barring anti-gay housing discrimination fails 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 5:22 pm
  • BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers rejected a bill Monday that would have prohibited housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • YMCA ends agreement to run swimming pool at ULM 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:40 pm
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Chief executive Ronita Ross says the YMCA of Northeast Louisiana is ending its contract to run the swimming pool at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

  • Ouachita animal shelter taps inmate labor 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:43 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Inmates at the Ouachita Parish prison are helping upgrade pens for animals at the parish animal shelter.

  • Tallulah Mayor Eddie Beckwith Jr. dies 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 8:22 pm
  • TALLULAH, Louisiana - The funeral director handling services for Tallulah Mayor Eddie Beckwith Jr. said Friday that the mayor's body will lie at City Hall next week for a public viewing.

  • CenturyLink wins $1.7 million defense contract 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:47 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - CenturyLink has won a contract from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency in which the company is charged with providing a communications system that could survive a nuclear attack.

  • Schools tax would build new school in Swartz area 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 10:10 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Money generated by the continuation of an existing property tax on the east side of Ouachita Parish would focus on building a middle school and increasing safety at existing schools.