OPSO Searching for Burglary Suspect

Aug 7, 2018 / Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating a business burglary on Austin Street in Monroe reported on August 6, 2018.  A large amount of tools and computer equipment was taken in the burglary.


Winn Parish – Yesterday evening, a crash involving two vehicles killed a man and a woman from Monroe, LA. Both were wearing a seat belt.

Marilyn Ludwig Wilhite, Union Museum of History and Art /

Union Museum of History and Art is hosting "A Call to Arms: Louisiana Preps for WWII" July 20 through September 7. The exhibit showcases the part North Louisiana played in preparing the nation for World War II through photographs, artifacts, and guest presentations.

According to Jean Jones, the museum has drawn together unique elements from the events shortly before WWII. "North Louisiana can be so proud of its accomplishments in helping to prepare for war and ultimately succeed." Jones is the Vice-Chair of Board of Directors at the museum.

Pedestrian Killed On U.S. 165 In Hit-And-Run

Aug 3, 2018
Tomás Del Coro /

Ouachita Parish – On August 1, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a hit and run crash involving a pedestrian on US Hwy 165 at the intersection of Ticheli Road in south Monroe.

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On August 2, 2018 at approximately 7:20 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a fatal crash involving a bicyclist on LA 548 in Jackson Parish.

The preliminary investigation revealed 53-year-old Clint Caraway of Eros was riding a Trek bicycle westbound on LA 548 in the lane of travel. At the same time, 64-year-old Shelby Berry of Eros was driving a 2005 GMC Yukon westbound on LA 548 behind Caraway. Berry’s Yukon struck the year of the bicycle in the lane of travel. After impact, Caraway was thrown from the bicycle into a ditch.

LaSalle Lumber Job Fair For New Urania Mill

Aug 1, 2018

LaSalle Lumber Company, supported by LED FastStart®, will conduct a job fair on Tuesday, Aug. 7 to identify potential employees for salaried positions at its new state-of-the-art sawmill in Urania. The job fair will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Urania Recreation Center located at 6635 Tannehill Drive.

OPSO: Help Needed In West Monroe Burglary Case

Aug 1, 2018

Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are 

investigating the attempted burglary of Outlaw Ordinance in West Monroe that occurred during the early morning hours of July 27, 2018. 


Authorities are asking for anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects pictured is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.



Scientists recently returned from their annual cruise to measure hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico. An area of hypoxia, often called a 'dead zone', is where oxygen levels drop under a critical threshold below which marine life cannot survive.


From July 22 - 28, they mapped an area of low oxygen that was 2,720 square miles, about the size of Delaware and smaller than predicted. This is well below the 5,770 square mile average from 2014 - 2018 and only a third the size of the largest hypoxic zone ever measured, which was 8,776 square miles in July 2017.

West Monroe Man Arrested In Theft Investigation

Aug 1, 2018 / Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

An investigation by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators into a recent theft and burglary at a trailer park on Arkansas Road in West Monroe has led to the arrest of Monty Shane Crawford, age 42 of West Monroe. Crawford is accused of taking air conditioner coils and a utility trailer loaded with aluminum windows from the trailer park.  The utility trailer has been recovered.

Crawford has been booked in OCC on one count of Felony Simple Burglary, one count of Simple Theft and one count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.  The investigation by OPSO is continuing. 

401(K) 2012 /

Annuities may be a useful tool in your retirement income toolkit. But they are no substitute for a plan.

An annuity is guaranteed money in your mailbox every month.


The most common way to get that check coming your way is to make a contract with an insurance company (that’s what’s happening when you buy an annuity). You may either give them a lump sum of money (for example, $100,000) or you may make a series of payments to them (such as $1,000 per month).