Barbara Leader, The News-Star

Barbara Leader

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Monroe, LA, United States

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Recent articles by Barbara:

Pineville plane crash kills two Sunday afternoon

The FAA will investigate the cause of the crash. Names are being withheld pending notification of relatives of the victims. → Read More

Alexandria's Victoria Paul danced her way to another rose on 'The Bachelor'

The next episode of the show airs Monday night. → Read More

Who won Best of the Delta? The winners list is here.

Northeast Louisiana businesses and services honored at sell-out event. → Read More

North Louisiana legislative seats: Fannin, Morris in runoff for Senate 35

Most north Louisiana legislative races result in run-offs → Read More

Red Sims, longtime OPSB member, died Friday at 99

He served eight consecutive terms on the school board and advocated on behalf of students he loved. → Read More

Firefighters battle blaze at Boley Elementary

Ouachita Parish Schools Superintendent Don Coker said the building is on fire, and they're trying to keep people away from the structure for safety. → Read More

Monroe mayor announces endorsement of Rodney McFarland

Mayo's announcement came Thursday in Monroe. → Read More

'I'm hungry,' she said. Won't you help through Goodfellows?

Please help Goodfellows provide food for those in need this holiday season. → Read More

Baby's death motivates family to help others

A fundraiser for the Zoey Renee Project has been scheduled Saturday in Sterlington. → Read More

Northern Louisiana stakeholders visit State Capitol

Northern Exposure is an annual citizen lobbying caravan to the Capitol. → Read More

See video: Possible tornado damages homes, trees in Calhoun area

The National Weather Service has not officially confirmed the tornado → Read More

6 vehicle pile-up snarls rush hour traffic on I-20

One lane of I-20 eastbound will be closed for most of the morning. → Read More

Monroe mayor: Most dangerous city moniker 'fake news'

Mayor and police chief speak out in news conference → Read More

West Monroe candidates for mayor discuss change for city

There are four candidates for West Monroe mayor. → Read More

OPSO: Teen arrested after battering bus driver

The incident happened on Thursday. → Read More

Louisiana woman dies after pit bull attack at pet boarding facility

Woman dies after pit bull attack at boarding facility → Read More

WM woman killed by pit bull at WM kennel

This is a developing story. We will update this article as more information becomes available. A West Monroe woman died after being attacked by a pit bull Tuesday night. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of an injured person at The Happy Hound Hotel, 517 Smith St.,West Monroe at approximately 11 p.m. Deputies found a female victim who appeared to have been severely… → Read More

VIDEO: Aaron's manager discusses officer-involved WM shooting

John Lick, manager of Aaron's furniture in West Monroe, discusses what he heard and saw during an officer-involved shooting. → Read More

Two dead at university in Louisiana; shooter at large

A manhunt for the suspect is underway. → Read More

Two dead at university in Louisiana; shooter at large

Campus police and media relations offices had no more details they could share immediately. → Read More