Richwood, LAKNOE TV8

Richwood hosting Juneteenth Celebration June 18-20

RICHWOOD, La. (KNOE) - A Juneteenth Celebration is happening on Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20, in Richwood. It includes free activities all weekend. It comes a day after President Joe Biden signed a bill to make Juneteenth a national holiday and Richwood didn’t waste time putting together a celebration.
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West Monroe, LAKNOE TV8

Historic West Monroe building to be restored

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - When 201 Trenton Street was built in 1911, the world was a very different place. William Howard Taft was in the middle of his only term as President of the United States, and a person’s average income was only $520 a year. While a lot has...
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Atchafalaya, Heart of Pilot win Night 2 Miss Louisiana preliminaries

Miss Atchafalaya McKenzie Connelly and Miss Heart of Pilot Julia Claire Williams won preliminaries on the second evening of competition for the Miss Louisiana title. The pageant is underway in Monroe this week with 30 young women vying for the 2021 crown. Connelly won a $500 eveningwear award, and Williams...
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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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Bastrop, LAKNOE TV8

Betty Alford-Olive sworn in as Mayor of Bastrop

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - It’s a new day in Bastrop. Betty Alford-Olive was sworn in as Mayor of Bastrop in a ceremony on June 17th at Bastrop Municipal Center. Alford won April’s runoff election with nearly 60% of the vote. This is Alford-Olive’s second stint as Mayor after serving one...
Monroe, LAKNOE TV8

5 NELA cities & towns win 2021 Cleanest City Contest awards

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - For the first time, the Northeast Louisiana district won five out of ten categories in the Cleanest City Contest. Monroe, West Monroe, Winnsboro, Farmerville and Marion each took the top spot in their population categories. The Louisiana Garden Club presented the plaques. Mayor Friday Ellis says...
Monroe, LAKNOE TV8

Rally for Justice in Monroe

Richwood hosting Juneteenth Celebration June 18-20 The historical exhibit displays items nearly 200-years-old 5 NELA cities & towns win 2021 Cleanest City Contest awards. Monroe, West Monroe, Winnsboro, Farmerville and Marion each took the top spot in their population categories. Adopt a Pet: Pilgrim!. Updated: 11 hours ago. A recurring...
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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,...