Monroe

Group Protests Officer's Reinstatement

May 13, 2015

About 40 people gathered in front of the Monroe Public Safety Center to protest the reinstatement of a Monroe police officer Tuesday. 

 

Student Artwork To Brighten Seawall

May 6, 2015

Over 200 works of art from area students are set to be reproduced on a mile-long stretch of the Trenton Street Seawall in West Monroe.  

The concept was pulled together by University of Louisiana at Monroe art instructor Brooke Foy.  "I had grown up in West Monroe and was familiar with the wall.  I moved back a couple years ago, to a neighborhood near the seawall, and began looking at this project as a possibility," she said.  

The Downtown West Monroe Revitalization Group was created by community and business leaders to address development and beautification projects.  

The area includes sites from the Louisville Bridge to the Endom Bridge and several blocks deep to where downtown meets North 3rd Street.  "This area is key to very important to overall development," says DWMR member Courtney Hornsby.

Two Boer goats at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo in Monroe were attacked by a pack of stray dogs over the weekend and suffered injuries so severe they had to be euthanized.

Zoo Director Joe Clawson tells The News-Star the dogs dug under a fence Sunday morning to enter the field where the goats were grazing. No other animals were injured. He said the fence has been secured.