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

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 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.



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

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 ...



West Ouachita HS juvenile facing hate crime over noose  Knoe.com

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.



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 ...



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  Knoe.com

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



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

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



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!



School Board raises stipend for tennis, volleyball coach  The Franklin Sun

The Ouachita Parish School Board signed off on raising stipends for tennis and volleyball coaches earlier this week in light of more robust participation in the two ...



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 ...



SCHOOL CRIBS: West Ouachita High School  Knoe.com

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



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

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



Injured West Ouachita player airlifted from field  Monroe News Star

A West Ouachita football player was injured Friday during a football game with the Bastrop Rams. The player has been identified as Jakobe Holland, who was ...



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 ...



Shannon Jordan wins Hixson Ford Golden Apple Teacher of the Week  Knoe.com

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



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



DOE: These NELA schools need intervention  Monroe News Star

The Louisiana Department of Education identified at least one school in all 13 northeastern Louisiana school districts in need of intervention to help struggling ...



Ouachita school board approves office move  Monroe News Star

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



West Ouachita senior overcomes tragic loss, leads team to 1-0 district start  The Franklin Sun

Saxton Becker is currently on the most extraordinary streak of his career, averaging 27 points per game since the Don Redden Tournament began Jan. 6.



Louisiana State Police Troop F names a new commander  MyArkLaMiss

Captain John Peters will head Troop F due to Captain Tommy Lewis' retirement.



Colvin relishes return to Sterlington backfield  Monroe News Star

Sterlington's senior tailback ready for productive 2018.



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.



Ouachita Parish Schools name "Students of the Year"  Knoe.com

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



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 ...



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.



Mock crash shows dangers of distracted driving  Monroe News Star

Scroll to the bottom of the article to see a photo gallery from the mock crash.



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 ...



Students named to WMWO Chamber Board of Directors  Knoe.com

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



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 ...



West Monroe stadium to get upgrade  Monroe News Star

Plans for renovations to Rebel Stadium at West Monroe High School are moving forward with construction expected to begin following the final home game of ...



Clean up your act, Louisiana  Monroe News Star

Louisiana, this has to stop. You know better than to throw your trash on the ground and leave cigarette butts all over town. You've seen the public *service* ...



ULM finds touch in second half, crushes Millsaps College  Monroe News Star

Warhawks shot blistering 52 percent behind 23 points from Munnings.



Incoming throwers look to fill out roster  nsudemons.com

NATCHITOCHES -- Louisiana natives make up five of six new throwers for Northwestern State as the track and field program wraps up the 2018 recruiting class, ...



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.



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.



New lifesaving equipment for student athletes coming to Morehouse Parish  MyArkLaMiss

Morehouse Parish school board member Louis Melton brought up concerns over the safety of high school and junior high student athletes. The school board ...



West Ouachita snaps ASH's 15 game win streak | The Ouachita Citizen  The Franklin Sun

The West Ouachita Chiefs (16-6, 3-0) could only muster two hits off Alexandria Senior High's sophomore pitcher Mathew Beck.



CLOSER LOOK: West Monroe Teen Heads to Hollywood on 'American Idol'  MyArkLaMiss

We sat down with 18-year old Ricky Hendricks to see what his audition was like and how it feels to be heading to Hollywood on American Idol.



1 of 3 tornadoes that hit Louisiana last Monday was on ground for 9 miles  The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

The most severe of the twisters, which stayed on the ground for nine miles, started at 11:16 a.m. west of the West Monroe city limits.



15 minutes with Byron Bailey  Monroe News Star

Byron Bailey is a Louisiana-raised man that has a passion for cuisine and coffee. He is the local owner of RoeLa Roaster where you can find some of the best ...



Zach Watson Bio  LSUSports.net

2018 U.S. Collegiate National Team Member 2018 ABCA Gold Glove Team 2018 SEC All-Defensive Team 2017 Freshman All-American (Collegiate Baseball, ...



ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran  Knoe.com

Lawyers say a U.S.-born Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation after pleading guilty to a ...



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 ...



West Monroe Cotton Land Marathon event runs through the weekend  Monroe News Star

The Cotton Land Marathon event kicks off with a 5K race on Saturday, Nov. 12 beginning at 8 a.m. Both the marathon and half marathon will take place on ...



Christmas parade float contest awards announced  Monroe News Star

The Kiwanis Club of West Monroe Christmas Parade sponsored by Origin Bank rolled through downtown West Monroe on December 17. Floats were decorated ...



ULM hosts annual math competition for regional high schools  ULM NewsCenter

MONROE, La. — The Mathematics Program in the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences hosted the 2016 ULM High School Mathematics Competition on Dec ...



Oaks-White  Monroe News Star

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Etherige Oaks IV of Calhoun, Louisiana, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kristen Oaks to Landon White, son of ...



ULM announces winners of Region III social studies fair | ULM University of Louisiana at Monroe  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 ...



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 ...



Grad rates low but improving at area high school  Monroe News Star

Nearly half of the students at Carroll High School won't graduate in 4 years, according to Louisiana Department of Education information released by Monroe ...



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 ...



Ruston's Billy Laird dies  Monroe News Star

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



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.



ACT for everyone scores mixed results  Monroe News Star

Fewer than half of the students taking the ACT in 14 northeastern Louisiana high schools during the 2013-14 school year earned scores that would qualify them ...



ULM alumna named World Language Teacher of the Year  Knoe.com

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



Taylor Cormier weds Millard Conques | AcadiaParishToday.com  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 ...



Meet the Northwestern State signees  Shreveport Times

NSU Demon Football Class of 2016 – signee bios. Quadry Antoine, LB, 5-10, 225, Belle Chasse, LA-Belle Chasse HS (Mississippi State). Will be a graduate ...



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 ...



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