West Monroe

Vehicle Burglary Investigation Leads To Arrest

Oct 9, 2018
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators has identified and located suspect, Christopher Perez, after doing a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Avant Road, Country Estates Road and Sadie Lane areas of West Monroe. Photos of Perez were identified on a surveillance camera at the location of the crime.

Monroe has led to the arrest of Christopher Perez, age 20, of West Monroe.  He is currently being held in OCC on 1 count of Vehicle Burglary and 6 counts of Identity Theft.  The investigation is continuing, more charges are pending and more arrests are expected.

Vehicle Burglary Investigation Leads To Arrest

Oct 9, 2018
Opso.net

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigate into the recent vehicle burglaries in the Avant Road, Country Estates Road and Sadie Lane areas of West Monroe has led to the arrest of Christopher Perez, age 20, of West Monroe.  He is currently being held in OCC on 1 count of Vehicle Burglary and 6 counts of Identity Theft.  The investigation is continuing, more charges are pending and more arrests are expected.

Northeast Louisiana Celtic Festival

Oct 3, 2018

This Saturday, October 6, the 15th annual Celtic Fest is returning to Kiroli Park to celebrate the presence of Irish and Scottish culture in the area. Beginning at 10 AM, you can experience three stages of live music, dancing shows, and local food vendors.

Downtown Gallery Crawl

Oct 2, 2018

This Thursday, October 4, downtown Monroe and West Monroe will be transformed for our downtown gallery crawl from 5-9. This free event involves 10 galleries opening up to show local art, vendors stationed downtown and live music. You can find their website here

There's a diverse group of artists to see, several food trucks and artisans to buy from available Thursday night. There will be a new gallery open called Edges, curated by Clinton Whitney. Ben Moss and Amanda Row are working together on the outside gallery as well. 

Downtown Monroe
B. Lenox / KEDM

A downtown renaissance is happening in Monroe and West Monroe. New businesses are flocking to once vacant buildings and food and night life are following. KEDM's Policy and a Pint took a look at what is encouraging investment our downtowns and how to market what we've got. 

Our expert panel joined a live audience at Trapp's in West Monroe for a lively discussion. 

Miller-Roy building in dowtown Monroe PRESTON LAUTERBACH / PRESTONLAUTERBACH.COM

Downtown areas sometimes struggle without a strong business base. Bill Roark is a long time commercial real estate broker. He knows what it takes to attract business and devolopment in downtown areas. Roark thinks there must be a "Uniqueness" to hook  people into using downtown areas.  KEDM Policy and a Pint: A Rebirth on the River will tackle downtown redevelopment  with an expert panel that will answer audience questions.

Jay Curtis / KEDM

A renaissance is happening along the banks of the Ouachita River. Downtown Monroe and West Monroe are seeing a rejuvenation of business and development. On Tuesday, September 18, KEDM will hold an open public forum on downtown development and use.  The event will feature an expert panel to answer your questions about future plans and what is working in other areas. 

WEST MONROE – The City of West Monroe has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to upgrade infrastructure at the West Monroe Commercial Park near the Ike Hamilton Exposition Center.

The City of West Monroe will match the DRA grant with funds to install pipes that will improve drainage, eliminate erosion and enhance development at the West Monroe Commercial Park as well as the city-owned property along Interstate 20 known as Pointe West.

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Bayou Jamb is Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 at ULM Malone Stadium. The event includes football games, activities, and community involvement. 

Bayou Jamb began as a way to raise money and give back to the community. The event centers around football, but features food, activities for kids, and live music as well. Bayou Jamb is the biggest high school sports event in Louisiana.

The football game line-ups are as follows:Friday, August 24

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Mosquito spraying will begin this evening around Ouachita Parish in the evening hours.  From 9:00 p.m. until midnight an airplane will traet areas currently affected by the West Nile virus. The spraying will happen in Monroe, West Monroe, Richwood, Swarts and Calhoun.

Poor weather conditions could postpone the spraying until another evening. 

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