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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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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!

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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!

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.

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.

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 ...

Ouachita school board approves office move  Monroe News Star

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

Neville takes first game of series with West Ouachita  Monroe News Star

The Neville Tigers scored three runs in the top of the seventh and held on in the bottom half of the inning to claim a 7-5 victory over the West Ouachita Chiefs in ...

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.

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.

Thibodaux girls end West Monroe's season  Monroe News Star

The 16th-seeded West Monroe Lady Rebels battled to the final whistle as the Lady Rebels' season came to an end with a 51-42 Class 5A first round girls' ...

Colvin relishes return to Sterlington backfield  Monroe News Star

Sterlington's senior tailback ready for productive 2018.

District Reservation(s): Neville opens 2-4A slate at West Ouachita  Monroe News Star

The Neville Tigers step into district play for this first time on Friday at West Ouachita. Better late than never right? The politics of redistricting left District 2-4A with ...

Louisiana State Police Troop F names a new commander  MyArkLaMiss

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

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 ...

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

Warhawks shot blistering 52 percent behind 23 points from Munnings.

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"

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

West Ouachita gets memorable win  Monroe News Star

The West Ouachita basketball program cut the ribbon on its new gymnasium and then diced up the Weston Lady Wolves for a 48-34 victory Friday night.

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 ...

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 ...

Incoming throwers look to fill out roster

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, ...

Monroe area Thursday high school football scores  Monroe News Star

Thursday night football scores: West Monroe 14, Ouachita 13. Neville 51, Franklin Parish 14. Wossman 8, Carroll 7. Ouachita Christian 26, St. Frederick 16.

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.

Teen seriously hurt after falling behind levee near Forsythe Park  MyArkLaMiss

Parents are thinking twice about safety after a teen fell and sustained serious injuries behind a levee near Forsythe Park.

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 ...

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.

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.

Zach Watson Bio

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

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 ...

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Cheerleading: Only for the wealthy?  Monroe News Star

Wossman High School cheerleader sponsor Tonya Small has no doubt that the cost of cheerleading at the high school makes it impossible for some of the girls ...

LSU draft prospects fall to day 3 as pitcher Nick Bush is only one taken through 10 rounds  The Daily Advertiser

Pitcher Nick Bush so far is the only LSU draftee through 10 rounds of Major League Baseball Draft.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Ruston's Billy Laird dies  Monroe News Star

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

Cain settling in as top recruiter

Last week, coach Paul Mainieri announced the players in LSU's 2017 baseball recruiting class. There will be 18 newcomers to the Tigers program – meaning ...

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 ...

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