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Monroe, LA, United States

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We're moving on up!

Big changes are on the horizon for The Daily Advertiser → Read More

Saturday newspapers arriving late

Mechanical issues will cause Saturday editions of The News Star and The Shreveport Times to arrive later than your normal delivery times. We apologize for any inconvenience and will have your newspaper to you as soon as possible. → Read More

Election 2020: Make your voice heard

On Election Day on Nov. 3, you’ll have a chance to make your voice heard. Don't take that privilege lightly. → Read More

'Individual' dies following vehicle crash, arrest by Monroe Police

Louisiana State Police is the investigating agency. → Read More

Best of the Delta nominations open

Nominations will remain open through Sunday, August 16. → Read More

Blame it on the racoon: Thousands lost power overnight in Monroe

Crews worked through the early morning hours to restore service. → Read More

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