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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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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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Rally for Justice in Monroe

For many rural residents with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, it’s difficult to find and afford healthy foods. The preliminary competition is June 17-18, 2021. The finals are Saturday, June 19. Ouachita Parish Library system to be fully operational next week. Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 10:31 PM CDT.
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Betty Alford-Olive sworn in as Mayor of Bastrop

KALB's Julie Sober speaks with author Patrick Carman about the perks of introducing podcasts for storytelling to children with autism. Rural residents on SNAP lack access to healthy foods. Updated: 14 hours ago. For many rural residents with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, it’s difficult to find and afford...
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Looking ahead to the Miss Louisiana finale

MONROE, La. - The 2021 Miss Louisiana Competition started on Thursday, June 17 and will be wrapping up on Saturday, June 19 at the Monroe Civic Center’s WL “Jack” Howard Theatre. This year’s show will feature Miss Louisiana 2020, Courtney Hammons, the Miss Louisiana Band & Dancers, Miss Louisiana 2007,...
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Miss Louisiana Competition starts in Monroe

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Miss Louisiana Competition begins Thursday, June 17 at the Monroe Civic Center. Thirty candidates from across the state are competing in preliminary competition Thursday and Friday. “Miss Louisiana is not just a competition, but it’s someone who embodies service, scholarship, style, and success,” Miss Louisiana...
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Installation of GGSC Officers for 2021-2022

Garden Gate Study Club held its May 14th meeting at Boeuf Prairie Methodist Church in Fort Necessity. The business meeting was called to order by president, Tami Boyd. After a silent roll call, the minutes were read by Julia GIlmore. The treasurer’s report was given by Mary Belle White. The Cleanest City report was given by Naomi Cordill. She shared that Winnsboro won the 2021 LGCF District V CC Contest. Marguerete McLemore gave the Community Pride report.
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Ouachita Parish Public Library recovering from malware attack

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The computer systems at the Ouachita Parish Public Library are expected to be up and running by next week according to Ouachita Parish Police Jury President Shane Smiley. The outages which began after a malware attack on April 21st include the online catalog, phone systems, public...
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Miss Louisiana returns to Monroe after pausing for pandemic

MONROE, La. (AP) — The Miss Louisiana Pageant is returning to Monroe after taking the year off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is being held this weekend at the W.L. “Jack” Howard Theatre. It will be the 57th annual competition. The Miss Louisiana Organization this week introduced the...
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Citizens holler foul over shoddy roads

Citizens peppered Police Jury members with questions and expressed their concerns over substandard parish roads in a nearly three-hour meeting June 10. Pothole riddled roads damaging vehicles and creating driving hazards have become widespread issues for drivers in Franklin Parish. Those in attendance showed vehicle repair bills and wanted to know a plan of action for road repairs.
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Group tours local parks for possible rehabilitation

Franklin Parish Economic Development members and a group from LSU Community Playground Project toured Winnsboro’s parks developing ideas in hopes of future rehabilitation. Marybeth Lima, LSU department chair in Biological & Agricultural Engineers, along with two of her students visited Davis, Rollins and Landis parks June 11. Lima, along with...