Ouachita Parish

Former Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney is scheduled for an ethics hearing March 4 in state district court in Monroe.

The News-Star reports the Louisiana Board of Ethics filed charges against Toney in November for failing to accurately disclose campaign finance reports.

The charges indicate Toney "knowingly and willfully" failed to accurately disclose the purpose of a $30,000 expenditure to his campaign manager, Kim Leija.

A 15-year-old student has been arrested after allegedly saying he would kill others at West Monroe High School.

West Monroe police say the boy was arrested Sunday. They say there was no indication he had taken any steps toward carrying out the threat allegedly made Friday afternoon.

Ouachita Parish School Superintendent Bob Webber tells The News-Star the student will probably be recommended for expulsion.

Ouachita Parish officials say they're seeking more than $165,000 in state funding for drainage improvement projects.

The News-Star reports that the parish typically receives $145,000 a year from the Local Government Assistance Program.

However, the Police Jury only gets $60,000 because the rest is divided among the cities of Monroe and West Monroe and the towns of Richwood and Sterlington.