Monroe man arrested for allegedly blackmailing woman with explicit photographs and videos
MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On March 25, 2023, the Monroe Police Department arrested 20-year-old Owen Mullins for Extortion. Authorities made contact with the victim at Wood Street in regards to alleged blackmail by Mullins. The victim notified authorities that Mullins allegedly possessed nude photographs and sex videos of her and was continuously threatening to send […]
Monroe man accused of sending text messages threatening to shoot the mother of his daughter
MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On January 5, 2023, the victim’s daughter ran away from their home and now stays with her father, 35-year-old Damian Harris. The morning of January 21, Harris was angry with the victim because she reached out to his girlfriend to check on the well-being of her daughter.
Woman killed in Ouachita Parish crash
West Monroe – On Saturday, March 25, 2023, at approximately 4:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a three-vehicle crash which occurred on Interstate 20 west of Louisiana Highway 546. This crash claimed the life of 71-year-old Linda Watson Tillis of Dallas, Texas. The preliminary investigation revealed...
Here’s what northeast Louisiana health experts are saying about the country’s medication shortage
The medicine and drug shortage has been a problem for many years across the United States and has especially grown after the pandemic.
Four children attempt to escape home where their mother is being held at gunpoint by Monroe man
Disclaimer: “All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty.” UPDATE (03/26/2023): On March 25, 2023, the Monroe Police Department responded to a call of a barricaded subject in the 1900 block of Cagle Drive. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim and her four children standing outside their residence. The victim notified […]
4-year-old dies in Monroe fire, State Fire Marshal investigating
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal says deputies are currently investigating a fire that happened in Monroe on March 25 just before 6 a.m. and claimed the life of a child. The Monroe Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire near the 4000 block...
Husband and wife arrested on warrants
A Dubach woman and her husband were arrested early Thursday morning on a traffic stop when warrants were discovered for both of them. Amanda B. Williams, 42, was stopped for speeding just after midnight Thursday for speeding 60 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone on North Trenton Street. A records check indicated a Ruston City Court warrant for failure to appear in court on a driving under suspension case.
Black Bayou experiencing Cyanobacteria bloom
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge said in a Facebook post that they are experiencing a Cyanobacteria bloom in the lake. The post says staff have collected samples and are waiting for test results. Some species of Cyanobacteria can be toxic. Black Bayou staff say people...
Union Parish Sheriff’s Office appoints new Chief Criminal Deputy and Patrol Captain
UNION PARISH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On March 20, 2023, Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates promoted two workers with the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office, Captain James Fuller and Detective Sergeant Sam Snyder. Captain Fuller was promoted to Chief Criminal Deputy, and Detective Snyder was named Captain of Patrol. The Chief Criminal Deputy’s duty is to […]
B&E Wholesale now accepting donations for Rolling Fork tornado survivors
WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — B&E Wholesale is currently accepting donations for tornado survivors in the Rolling Fork, Mississippi community. Times use to be hard and I would scratch up a few things at auctions in that community. I would often go to auctions there in the community and it would help me through tough […]
Numerous NELA educators in the running for 2024 Teacher and Principal of the Year
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Numerous Northeast Louisiana community members have been nominated as 2024 Teacher and Principal of the Year Semifinalists because of their exceptional work fostering success within future generations. The Louisiana Department of Education (DOE) recently announced the semifinalist list. “These educators are making exceptional gains with students,...
Here are the results of Saturday's elections in Northeast Louisiana
Northeast Louisiana voters participated in municipal elections on Saturday. Voters in Ouachita Parish voted to renew a 1.75-mill tax that will continue the operation of the parish animal shelter and health unit, as well as construction for a new shelter. ...
BBB: Voice recording scams
MONROE, La. (KNOE) - April Fools’ Day is approaching, and the Better Business Bureau doesn’t want you to get fooled out of your hard-earned money. A new scheme has scammers using artificial intelligence to clone people’s voices and use it later to dupe one of their loved ones out of money.
Buc-ee’s Franchise share update on Louisiana store
Buc-ee's first Louisiana store is on the brink of a groundbreaking, pending approval from state authorities and commissioning of an essential traffic study. Ruston is set to gain enhanced infrastructure along its western I20 boundary in support of the mammoth travel center project. USA Today Network was the first to...
Deadline to sign up for the Spring Tee Ball League is April 3rd
MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Monday, April 3, 2023, will be the final day to register your children for the Spring Tee Ball League. Registration is listed below:
City of West Monroe and Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group to host ribbon cutting on March 29th
WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Wednesday, March 29, 2023, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held by the City of West Monroe and the Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group to celebrate Campbell’s Landing’s opening. This event will occur at 120 North Riverfront street in the West Monroe, La area at 2:00 PM.
Evening Forecast – Sunday, March 26th
WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Quite an active weather day we’ve had, well mostly this afternoon but it felt like lasted all day. Tonight, showers and a thunderstorm or two will start too fizzle out as the night progresses. The chance for severe weather will also diminish as the shower and storm activity does. Overnight lows fall to the mid 50s as clouds start to clear and winds calm slightly.
1.75 Mills Property Tax for Ouachita Parish animal shelters received a “yes” vote
OUACHITA PARISH (KTVE/KARD) — The election results are in for the March 25, 2023, Northeast Louisiana Municipal Primary elections. Officials announce that the 1.75 Mills Property Tax for animal shelters was granted.
15th Annual Senior Expo Set for April 20
The 15th annual Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Senior Expo will be held n Thursday, April 20 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Ruston Sports Complex (Indoor Complex) at 2103 Champion Way. The event will include speakers, age-related information, entertainment, great food and prizes (must be 55 years...
Lady Techsters Softball gets Sunday Funday vibes after defeating Middle Tennessee 4-1 in the series finale
WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Louisiana Tech Softball got the ball rolling with timely hits to get a 3-1 lead over Middle Tennessee before a lightning delay would pause the game in the 5th inning. The contest gets delayed for nearly two hours at Dr. Billy Bundrick Field Sunday afternoon. Lady Techsters and Blue Raiders […]
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