MONROE, La. (AP) — A trial has been delayed again for a man accused of fatally stabbing a Taiwanese woman who had just received a graduate degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe .
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana has dropped its case against a Black man whose severe beating before his arrest in 2019 led to criminal charges and lawsuits against a state trooper.
MONROE, La. (AP) — A $25 million facility for juvenile offenders deemed to be “high risk” is being built in northeast Louisiana at the Swanson Center for Youth at Monroe.
The News-Star reports that the Swanson center has a history of escapes and violence, a point noted by some critics of putting the new facility there.
MONROE, La. (AP) — A former north Louisiana police officer pleaded guilty Friday to kicking a man in the face as he lay on the ground with his hands behind his back during an arrest in 2020, federal prosecutors said.
MONROE, Mich. (AP) _ La-Z-Boy Inc. (LZB) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $57.5 million.
The Monroe, Michigan-based company said it had profit of $1.33 per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.07 per share.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that would make doctors who perform abortions subject to prison terms of one to 10 years — a measure that would take effect when and if the 1973 Supreme Court decision establishing abortion rights is overturned.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Contenders vying for the title of Miss Louisiana 2022 are in the City of Monroe this week for the 58th annual competition.
Twenty-nine women were introduced by the Miss Louisiana Organization at a news conference Monday at the Jack Howard Theatre in the Monroe Civic Center, The News Star reported.
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — For the first time in decades, the City of West Monroe is hosting a fair.
The city used to host such a big, family-friendly event back in the 1970s known as the Ouachita Valley Fair.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Cooksey, who served three terms representing Louisiana in the House and treated thousands as an eye surgeon, has died at the age of 80.
Cooksey, a Republican who served the 5th District from 1997 to 2003, died Saturday.
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man has been sentenced to death for the 2019 murder of his teenage daughter, according to the local prosecutor's office.
The Union County District Attorney's Office said in a news release Friday that a jury handed the sentence down after about three hours of deliberations following the three-week trial of 35-year-old Joshua Lee Burgess.
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A man and a 4-month-old baby boy are dead following a shooting in North Carolina, police said.
Officers responded to a home in Monroe just after 10 p.m. Sunday. WSOC-TV reports that police found 25-year-old Darion McClendon and 4-month-old Da’mari McClendon dead at the scene.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Two women are getting graduate degrees from a Louisiana university on the same day their children are graduating.
Shannon Dozier Ballew, of Monroe, and Krisha Williams, of Many, each received a Master of Arts in teaching on Saturday from the University of Louisiana at Monroe.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Three years ago, when a beaten and bloody Ronald Greene drew his final breath on a rural roadside, his death in Louisiana State Police custody seemed destined for obscurity.
Family members were told — falsely — that he died in a car crash after a high-speed chase.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest position battle in the Big 12 is at Texas quarterback.
No position carries more expectations in pursuit of getting the once-proud Longhorns back to the top of the league.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Several law enforcement agencies on Thursday searched for an inmate on a work release detail who stabbed and killed a co-worker at the job site and fled, state corrections officials said.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for a series of armed robberies involving pharmacies in North Carolina, a federal prosecutor says.
Christopher Michaud, 43, of Chesterfield, South Carolina, was sentenced on Wednesday, said U.S.
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A driver who was shot by a North Carolina sheriff's deputy as he tried to flee a traffic stop has died, authorities said Friday.
After a Union County sheriff’s deputy stopped a sedan in the parking lot of a convenience store in Monroe on Tuesday, the driver tried to flee and hit at least three department vehicles, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A driver was shot as he tried to flee a traffic stop in North Carolina on Tuesday evening, striking sheriff’s deputies’ vehicles, officials said.
As a Union County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a stop on a sedan in the parking lot of the Sunny Food Mart in Monroe, the driver tried to flee and hit at least three deputy vehicles, the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.
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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Kobe Julien had a career-high 26 points plus 10 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette narrowly beat Louisiana-Monroe 79-74 on Saturday night.
MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana prosecutor says a murder trial has been delayed while a defense attorney tries to discredit a piece of evidence.
Quinton Tellis, now 33, was indicted in May 2019 in the 2015 stabbing death of Meing-Chen Hsiao.
MONROE, La. (AP) — Kobe Julien hit the first of two free throws with two seconds left to lift Louisiana-Lafayette to a 78-77 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Thursday night.
Jordan Brown had 26 points and Jalen Dalcourt added 16 points for Louisiana-Lafayette (11-13, 6-8 Sun Belt Conference).
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kris Monroe had a career-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help North Carolina Central hold off Coppin State 77-74 on Monday night.
Monroe hit 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range for NCC's Eagles (12-11, 7-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
MONROE, Mich. (AP) — A Ypsilanti man was sentenced to serve 25 to 50 years in prison Thursday under a plea agreement for a shooting that injured a Monroe police officer and put her in a coma.
Kordney McDonald, 21, pleaded no contest in November to charges of assault with intent to murder, carjacking and assaulting/resisting a police officer causing serious impairment.
WEST MONROE, La. (AP) — A northeast Louisiana city has improved and created 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) of walking and bicycle trails around wetlands at a former golf course, and the lieutenant governor is scheduled to be there this weekend for the official opening.
MONROE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man has received the maximum 10-year sentence for trying to hire a hit man to kill his ex-wife while he was jailed on charges of sexually assaulting her two young daughters.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Veteran center Greg Monroe is back with the Milwaukee Bucks on a 10-day contract.
Monroe, 31, played 165 games for the Bucks from 2015-17. He played five games earlier this season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Washington Wizards while on 10-day contracts with each of those teams.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting forward Hunter Tyson is out indefinitely with a broken clavicle.
Tyson sustained the injury in the first half of the Tigers' 75-69 victory over Florida State on Wednesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Three students who last year won the right to refuse COVID-19 vaccinations while attending a north Louisiana medical school have lost their latest legal battle with the school over mask, testing and travel policies.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is barred permanently from working as a tax preparer in Louisiana after she pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges and the Louisiana Department of Revenue sued her, the state said Tuesday.
MONROE, N.C. (AP) — A man and woman are facing charges in North Carolina after a 14-month-old child overdosed on what's believed to be fentanyl, police said.
The Monroe Police Department said the child was taken to the hospital Tuesday, prompting investigators to execute a search warrant at a local home, news outlets reported.
MONROE, La. (AP) — President Joe Biden cannot require teachers in the Head Start early education program to be vaccinated against COVID-19, a Louisiana federal judge ruled Saturday, handing a victory to 24 states that had sued the federal government.