Going From Bad To Worse
What began as a reported carjacking in rural Union Parish led to the arrest of two West Monroe residents with lengthy criminal histories for their roles in the death of a West Monroe woman. »»

Parish gets new emergency director
A retired trooper with Louisiana State Police who also has a background in the trucking industry has been appointed as the new director of the Union Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. »»

Icy at noon, gone at 5 p.m.
This is one that even has the experts wondering how it happened. Roadways and bridges that were iced over at noon were, for the most part, dry by 5 p.m. »»

Projects moving forward
In the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day in 2014, consulting engineer for the town of Farmerville Markay Brown learned an application for a project that would dramatically overhaul sidewalks in the town’s central business district had been approved. »»

McCallum moves to appelate court
Third Judicial District Judge Jay McCallum is going to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. McCallum drew no opposition in candidate qualifying that ended Friday for the seat left opened when Appeals Court Judge Harmon Drew of Minden announced his retirement. In Louisiana, running unopposed is tantamount to election. »»