City of Monroe

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ouachita is hosting their 64th annual Pancake Day at First United Methodist Monroe (FUMC) on Tuesday, November 5. Pancakes will be served all day from 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m., and all proceeds will be used to support the children in our area. FUMC is located on 3900 Loop Road in Monroe. /

Glenn Springfield, the Public Information Officer at the Sherrif's Office, came into the station to share some tips and tricks for people going out on Halloween night. 

Children and Adults:

ULM's School of Visual and Performing Arts is presenting two fantastic one act music-dramas by Gian-Carlo Menotti, The Medium and Amelia Goes to the Ball, in the ULM Spyker Theatre on October 30, 31 and November 1 and 2, at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket availability is limited, as their are only 152 seats in the Spyker Theater. Admission will be free to ULM students, $5 for faculty, and $15 for general admission.

A group of different organizations have come together to sponsor National Prescription Take-Back Day in Northeast Louisiana this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 am - 2 pm. Everyone is encouraged to bring their outdated perscription drugs, especially narcotics, in order to properly dispose of them.

The drop-off sites include: Super 1 Foods - Bastrop, Ruston, Monroe, and West Monroe; Brookshire's - Monroe, West Monroe, and Farmerville; and La. State Police, Troop F - Monroe.

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra is beginning its 49th season this Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. with a full orchestra concert. The theme for the concert will be "Sound of New Worlds" which will highlight music associated with science fiction and fantasy.

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is comprised of local professional musicians that come together each year to continue the tradition of classical music in northeast Louisiana. This concert is geared towards getting more and more of the community involved with a fascinating theme: fantasy.

SOS Pets of Ouachita and Flying Tiger Brewery are teaming up to host Raise the Woof 2019! at the Flying Tiger Brewery on 506 N. 2nd St, Monroe. Raise the Woof was created to help raise money for a new Monroe animal shelter that can accomodate a higher number of animals. The event will be on Thursday, Oct. 24, and last from 6pm - 10pm.

The Ouachita Parish Public Library is hosting the 41st annual Pumpkin Bash at their main branch on North 18th St this Saturday, Oct. 19. The bash is from 10 am - 2 pm and free to the public (no library card needed). A costume contest will start at 12 pm, and there will be prizes for the winners. All other libraries in Ouachita Parish will be closed to help out at the event. 

Latest Numbers: Monroe Violent Crime Down

Oct 16, 2019
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Crime is down in Monroe according to the latest FBI numbers for 2018. Violent Crime in Monroe fell 38 percent compared to 2017. 

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo announced the latest numbers at a press conference on Tuesday.

Mayo said, " Our homicides are already ahead of our 2018 numbers with two and a half months to go." 

Police Chief Eugene Ellis was also at the press conference and stressed that there is still work to be done for the city.

"These homicides, these murders, senseless violence, we're going to make sure it stops," Ellis said.

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Monroe Water System Manager Sean Benton states “The City of Monroe understands the value of water service and strives to provide the best service possible to our residents and businesses.  As a result, in order to perform a rapid emergency repair to a leaking 16-inch waterline located on the south side of U.S. Highway165N near Power Church at the Forsythe Extension.  The City of Monroe Water Distribution Department, along with the project contractor will be shutting down that segment of the line heading north of Highway 165 at 11pm tonight.

The Chennault Aviation and Military Museum is hosting their annual Chennault Gala this Thursday, October 19th. The Gala will begin at 7 pm at the Hub Music Hall in downtown Monroe.

The theme for the gala this year is "East Meets West" and will feature entertainment from a number of different Chinese and America entertainers. Tickets for the event are $75, but tables are available as well at $700.