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Unrestrained man killed in single-vehicle crash near West Ouachita High School, driver injured  MyArkLaMiss

(7/4/19) WEST MONROE, La. — A single vehicle crash has claimed the life of one West Monroe man and injured another. According to Louisiana State Police, ...

West Ouachita students ready to perform at Carnegie Hall

The West Ouachita High School choir is getting ready to perform at Carnegie Hall Sunday with the National Festival Chorus.

Battle fought on "daily basis," West Ouachita High School trying to stop vaping epidemic

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - West Ouachita school officials say vaping has become a big problem in schools across the area. Students are now sneaking ...

West Ouachita High School teacher putting on prom for people with special needs

OUACHITA PARISH, La, (KNOE) - Dawn Stanfield is a special needs teacher at West Ouachita High School. Her group, called "My Feet Your Dream" is hosting ...

Parish school enrollment continues decline | Local/State Headlines  The Franklin Sun

The Ouachita Parish School Board could realize a $2.9-million deficit in its general fund at the end of the current school year, mostly because of the loss of some ...

Meet the Ouachita Parish Students of the Year  Monroe News Star

Ouachita Parish Schools celebrated 34 students at the annual Student of the Year Celebration Luncheon.

OPSB buys more property around West Monroe High School  The Franklin Sun

The Ouachita Parish School Board agreed earlier this week to buy more property around West Monroe High School for additional parking and future expansion.

West Ouachita HS juvenile facing hate crime over noose

According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's office, a juvenile was arrested on September 14th for Battery under the Louisiana Hate Crime Statute. Officers say the ...

Update: Human remains found in west Ouachita ID'd as man missing since 2010  Monroe News Star

Skeletal remains found by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office on Caples Road Sunday have been identified.

SCHOOL CRIBS: West Ouachita High School

In our new series School Cribs, we're taking a look at some of the awesome, creative and innovative classrooms around the area.

West Ouachita High School honors Purple Heart recipients while raising funds for the school choir  MyArkLaMiss

West Ouachita High School held a fundraiser today for their school's choir, but they did it in a way that also honors Purple Heart recipients.

Louisiana school performance grades: Search here for your school's score

These schools top the list in the Monroe/West Monroe area.

West Ouachita leads Class 4A All-State baseball, softball teams  Monroe News Star

West Ouachita High School has placed three softball players and two baseball players on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Class 4A All-State teams.

NELA Signing Day roundup  Monroe News Star

A jam-packed crowd inside the Don Shows Field House celebrated four West Monroe Rebels who will continue their football careers at the collegiate level.

Ouachita schools continuing sex ed to bring awareness to STDs

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - With sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Northeast Louisiana, educators are making sure they keep students aware.

OPSB agrees to rebuild Boley at current site  The Franklin Sun

Destroyed by a fire a month ago, Boley Elementary School in West Monroe will be rebuilt on the same plot of land the school has occupied for decades.

OPSO: Man kidnapped, robbed after stopping to help person lying beside roadway

Authorities in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, say three people have been arrested after a ploy that involved someone pretending to be injured near a roadway.

UPDATE: Bomb threat causes evacuation at West Ouachita High School

A Bomb Threat resulted in the evacuation of West Ouachita High School Wednesday afternoon. No bomb was found and police say they may have a suspect in ...

Mom of two wants traffic light put in at ‘dangerous’ West Ouachita High School intersection  MyArkLaMiss

One mother worries every day she takes her child to and from West Ouachita Middle School. She says where Highway 546 meets 151 is dangerous, and ...

West Ouachita High School Student Arrested for Drugs  MyArkLaMiss

A 17 year old West Ouachita High School student is accused of having drugs on campus.

Grand jury indicts WM man for negligent homicide  The Franklin Sun

A Ouachita Parish grand jury indicted a West Monroe man on negligent homicide and three counts of negligent injury last week stemming from a May 7 wreck at ...

Chance to win a custom painted guitar while helping out West Ouachita High’s art program  MyArkLaMiss

The West Ouachita High School art program designed and painted a custom guitar, that could be yours for only $1!

White student accused of putting noose around black classmate's neck at school  WDSU New Orleans

A white Louisiana teen accused of putting a noose around a black student's neck is facing hate crime charges. The victim's mother told The Monroe Free Press ...

5 takeaways from Sterlington's win over West Ouachita  Monroe News Star

The Sterlington Panthers (1-0) racked up more than 500 yards offense en route to their 45-13 season-opening win over the West Ouachita Chiefs (0-1) before a ...

Shannon Jordan wins Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week

WEST MONROE, La. Shannon Jordan is this week's winner of the Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week Award!

Burnette leaves Carroll with no regrets, several championships  Monroe News Star

Burnette is stepping down as Carroll boys basketball coach.

UPDATE: Student bonds out on drug charges  Monroe News Star

Bond was set Wednesday at $10500 for a West Ouachita High School student facing multiple drug charges following a Tuesday arrest by LSP.

West Monroe woman accused of stealing cell phone from WOHS  The Franklin Sun

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a West Monroe woman on suspicion of stealing an iPhone from the front lobby at West Ouachita High School last ...

Hidden gun at WOHS leads to arrest | Crime  The Franklin Sun

Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested a Downsville man on suspicion of carrying a firearm on school property last week after authorities received reports of ...

Ouachita school board approves office move  Monroe News Star

Offices will move to current Ouachita Parish Alternative Center in mid-2019.

Middleton named head coach at West Ouachita  Monroe News Star

Prairie View Academy coach Matt Middleton was introduced as the next football coach at West Ouachita High School on Wednesday.

OPSB member Red Sims, 96: Honored for service  Monroe News Star

OPSB member Red Sims was honored by the LSBA for being the oldest elected official in the state. He's served 8 consecutive terms.

Students named to WMWO Chamber Board of Directors

The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce has announced that four student board members from West Monroe and West Ouachita High Schools ...

Zach Watson wins another Gold Glove Award  247Sports

LSU junior centerfielder Zach Watson was named as one of three outfielders on the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association Gold Glove team for NCAA ...

Some customers of the Cadeville Water System are under a limited boil advisory  MyArkLaMiss

Officials with the Cadeville Water System say they have a limited boil advisory in effect in Ouachita Parish. They say due to a loss of power to the water supply, ...

Monroe Chamber recognizes Northeast Louisiana Top 20 Young Professionals  Monroe News Star

Tuesday evening, the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, the News-Star, the Northeast Louisiana Young Professionals, Origin Bank and Thomas and Farr Agency ...

Ouachita Parish Schools name "Students of the Year"

Ouachita Parish Schools announced winners of the 2016-2017 Students of the Year Awards. Elementary winner is Alli Beach. Middle school winner is Madison ...

Louisiana State Police Troop F names a new commander  MyArkLaMiss

(7/10/2018) There is a new man heading Troop F here in Northeast Louisiana. Louisiana State Police announced Tuesday that Colonel Kevin Reeves has ...

October: Rodents, roaches and dishes washed in the mop sink among restaurant woes  Monroe News Star

Safety information includes grocery stores, restaurants and other food *service* providers.

Astros 2019 Draft Prospect: Speedy LSU Center Fielder Zach Watson  The Runner Sports

A speedster with a great eye and strength at the plate, LSU's Zach Watson seems like a prime target for the Houston Astros in the 2019 MLB Draft.

Belue, Lee to wed | Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries  The Franklin Sun

Lauren Brooke Lee of Calhoun and Charles Michael Belue of Ruston will wed January 2, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the groom's childhood home in Dubach.

15 minutes with Byron Bailey  Monroe News Star

We sit down and discuss life with RoeLa Roaster owner.

CenturyLink Foundation awards $1.4M in technology grants to schools  Monroe News Star

To enhance educational opportunities across the country, CenturyLink, Inc. is awarding $1.4 million to fund more than 330 projects as part of the CenturyLink ...

Court upholds life sentences for teen murderer  Monroe News Star

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a 4th Judicial District Court's decision to hold a teenaged killer in Angola for life without parole in what lead felony ...

Jimbo Murphy named NELA Girls Coach of the Year  Monroe News Star

West Ouachita coach Jimbo Murphy wins All-NELA Big School Girls Coach of the Year.

WOHS Band Students Gear up for a Busy Marching Season  MyArkLaMiss

Some talented musicians are gearing up for a busy marching season this fall at West Ouachita High School. Their 2016 half-time show re-tells the story of a ...

ULM announces winners of Region III social studies fair  ULM NewsCenter

The University of Louisiana at Monroe hosted the 2014 Region III Social Studies Fair on Thursday, March 13 at Fant-Ewing Coliseum. Participants included ...

Zach Watson Bio

2019 ABCA Gold Glove Team 2019 SEC All-Defensive Team 2019 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team 2018 U.S. Collegiate National Team Member

ULM alumna named World Language Teacher of the Year

ULM alumna Bonnie Baxter is the 2015 World Language Teacher of the Year, named by the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association.

Cheerleading: Only for the wealthy?  The Daily Advertiser

Area cheerleading fees vary from $750 to $3500 per year.

West Ouachita teen secures American Idol golden ticket  Monroe News Star

West Ouachita High School senior Ricky Hendricks grabbed an American Idol golden ticket during his New Orleans audition sending him into the next round of ...

How Federico’s ‘stepkids’ brought pride back to ULM baseball  Monroe News Star

No longer haunted by history, ULM's seniors are having fun again.

Local teen not selected in American Idol finals  Monroe News Star

Ricky Hendricks made top 40 but not the final 24 for American Idol competition.

Deer Creek Harvest Revival sparks long-awaited decision  The Baptist Message

Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer. WINNSBORO – For three years, Zach Smith planted Gospel seeds in the life of his father-in-law, Frank Knox, with the ...

Ruston's Billy Laird dies  Monroe News Star

Laird was head coach at Ruston until 2013, staying on as athletic director.

A Modern-Day Johnny and June love story  Monroe News Star

“It all depends on how [he's] feeling…If we go back on the road, we will go together. I'll go where he goes, and he'll go where I go.” – June Carter Cash.

Taylor Cormier weds Millard Conques |  Crowley Post-Signal

RAYNE - A six o'clock evening wedding ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, united in marriage Taylor Mareé Cormier and Millard Leo Conques, both of Rayne ...

Defending the Rule of Law  Monroe News Star

Robert “Bob” Kostelka has never been one to be idle for long. Throughout his life, this man has filled every moment of every day with a zest for living that is the ...

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