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Shooting in Monroe claims the life of 18-year-old

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities are investigating a shooting that claimed the life of an 18-year-old. The incident happened on June 18, 2021, at around 9 p.m. According to the Monroe Police Department, they were called to the 5100 block of Wilton Drive where they found 18-year-old Michael Sherman suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest.
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Authorities respond to shooting on Standifer Avenue

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities are currently investigating a shooting that happened on June 19, 2021, at around 3:44 p.m. According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened on the 1700 block of Standifer Avenue in Monroe. They say two people were shot and are being treated...
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WMPD arrests West Monroe man for crack cocaine possession

West Monroe police arrested a West Monroe man on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine last week after authorities stopped the suspect’s vehicle for a traffic violation. The suspect was identified as Micheal Pritchard, 31, of 700 Evergreen St., West Monroe. Pritchard appeared to breathe heavily and had dilated pupils,...
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OPSO arrests woman for marijuana, ecstasy possession

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Monroe woman on suspicion of possession of a marijuana last week after authorities stopped the suspect’s vehicle for nearly striking a concrete guard rail on Interstate 20. Hailey Anne Kerry, 18, of 608 Tulip St., West Monroe, had a bag of one gram...
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OPSO stops bicyclist, arrests him for possession of crack cocaine rock

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Monroe man on suspicion of possession of crack cocaine last week after stopping the suspect for riding a bicycle at night with no reflectors. Keron Browhow, 53, of 610 Harris St., Monroe, appeared nervous to deputies but denied having any weapons or illegal items...
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LDWF Investigating Fatal Boating Incident in Caldwell Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a boating fatality that occurred in Caldwell Parish on June 15. LDWF agents recovered the body of Clifford Jewell, 69, of Columbia, from the Boeuf River around 8 a.m. on June 17. LDWF agents received information around 10:30 a.m. about...
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Body recovered after Boeuf River boating accident

CALDWELL PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Authorities say they have recovered the body of a man they believe drowned after an accident on the Boeuf River. The search began on June 15, 2021, in the area where Caldwell Parish meets Franklin Parish. According to Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb, the victim...
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Timeline: What's Happened In The Two Years Since 49-Year Old Black Motorist Roland Greene Died In Louisiana State Police Custody

It hass been more than two years since Ronald Greene died while in Louisiana StatePolice custody in West Monroe after a traffic stop. Greene, a Black man, was pulled over after a high-speed chase with troopers with LSP's Troop F in May of 2019 after he allegedly refused to stop. Conflicting reports were initially made concerning Greene's death, and we are only starting to get some answers as to how he died thanks in large part to investigative reporting from the Associated Press. After months of stonewalling and unanswered questions surrounding this case from LSP officials, it seems more details are released every week.
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Ouachita investigator explains how online predators victimize children

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Federal investigators say thousands of children become victims of internet crimes every year. Officials said since 2013, the number of internet crimes against children has only gone up. But there is something you can do. Investigators say the first line of defense starts with parents having...
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ACLU calls into question every death investigated by La. State Police

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The American Civil Liberties Union is calling into question every death Louisiana State Police has ever investigated while demanding the U.S. Department of Justice investigate the agency. This comes after several allegations surfaced that troopers in the Monroe area severely beat Black men during multiple encounters in 2019 and 2020. Those encounters led to the death of Ronald Greene and the firing of multiple state troopers.
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Stories of alleged police brutality shared at Monroe rally

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Black men from Monroe condemned police brutality at the Juneteenth Kickoff Rally For Justice at Harvey Benoit Community Center. They shared their experiences with community members gathered to protest at Harvey Benoit Community Center. “How long can you do wrong and accept to get away with...
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Suspect Arrested in Child Pornography Investigation

An investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit has led to the arrest of a suspect on child pornography charges. Tyler Scott Johnson has been arrested and charged with 1 ct. of Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor, 1 ct. of Pornography Involving Juveniles-Production, and 1 ct. of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles.
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OPSO arrests West Monroe woman for crack cocaine

Ouachita Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a West Monroe woman last week after finding about one gram of crack cocaine in her vehicle. Deputies pulled over Jessica White, 41, of 125 Splane Drive, West Monroe, after her vehicle drifted into grass on the side of the highway. Deputies found White to...
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West Monroe man accused of child sex crimes

WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities have arrested a West Monroe man accused of aggravated crime against nature. According to the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office, on April 21, 2021, they received a report from a woman claiming her 14-year-old daughter told her that her step-grandfather, 56-year-old Joseph M. Doiron, touched her inappropriately when she was 11 and 12 years old.
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Monroe firefighters quickly contain Garden District fire

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Monroe firefighters were able to contain a fire in a multi-family home soon after it began Thursday afternoon. The fire was reported on June 17, 2021, around 2 p.m. It was in the 800 block of Roselawn Avenue, which is in Monroe’s Garden District. Multiple fire...
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Lake fun ends with fatality

An outing on Lake D’Arbonne Saturday ended with a Downsville man drowning. According to Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates, 36-year-old Alonzo Walker was swimming with friends when he went under water and didn’t resurface. UPSO was called within minutes, around 8 p.m. Personnel with the sheriff ’s office, Wildlife and...
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MPD investigating break-in at Sparks in Monroe

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Authorities are investigating a late-night break-in at Sparks Nissan and Kia in Monroe. According to the Monroe Police Department, at least four vehicles were stolen. Investigators say the suspects smashed a window to gain access to the office area and took several keys. Sparks is conducting...