Officials Preparing for Zika Outbreak in Louisiana

Shannon Rider is hard at work. She is going door to door in a West Monroe neighborhood looking for dangerous diseases in people’s flowerpots, buckets and birdbaths. She and her team at Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement are serving as a sentinel against an unseen danger. On Friday, July 22, the Louisiana Department of Health received confirmation of another travel related case of Zika in Louisiana. The Zika virus can cause deformities of the heads of the babies of infected pregnant women....
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19 Die In Knife Attack At Care Facility West Of Tokyo

A 26-year-old man is under arrest for going on a rampage in an assisted care facility near Tokyo, in a shocking attack that's being called the worst mass killing in postwar Japan. Police say the man turned himself in after he killed 19 people and injured more than 20.Satoshi Uematsu, 26, is a former employee of the facility in the city of Sagamihara; police say he broke into its building around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, committed murder, and later drove to the local police station. Multiple Japanese...
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Former State Representative Rick Gallot has been named the new President of Grambling State University.  

Gallot was approved today by the Louisiana System Board.  The finalist were Gallot, a Ruston attorney, and the President of Tuskegee University Gilbert Rochon.

Grambling State University has been leaderless since the June resignation of former President Willie Larkin. There have been three leaders in the last two years at the school. Gallot becomes the tenth president of the university.

Shannon Rider is hard at work. She is going door to door in a West Monroe neighborhood looking for dangerous diseases in people’s flowerpots, buckets and birdbaths. She and her team at Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement are serving as a sentinel against an unseen danger.

Join us at the 90.3 KEDM Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 18! We'll look back at the year's accomplishments and look forward to what KEDM can do in Fiscal Year 2017 to improve the quality of life in northeast Louisiana.

Food service and reception begin 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at 12 noon at the University of Louisiana Monroe Library Conference Center.

Tickets:

$25 per person
$200 sponsor table for 4
$400 sponsor table for 8

  Every year about 8,000 students spend their summers marching in drum corps. They compete against other bands at competitions throughout the hot days of summer. The Louisiana Stars are no exception. The Corps is based in Lafayette, Louisiana and will tour the United States this summer. They are a member of Drum Corps International.

Louisiana State Police are investigating a shooting involving a Kentwood Police Department officer. Trooper Dustin Dwight says the officer shot a woman during an incident Tuesday night on Louisiana Highway 38. Dwight says the woman suffered non-life threating injuries.

He says circumstances leading to the shooting are under investigation and have not been released.

Kentwood is located in Tangipahoa Parish on Interstate 55 just south of the Mississippi state line.

If you’re one of those souls who get out of bed each day and can’t wait to get to work – good for you!

But even if you feel like you enjoy your work so much you can never imagine stopping – don’t for one second think that gives you a pass on responsibly planning your financial future.

Why?

Because there is a world of difference between “get to” and “got to.”

Right now you “get to” go to work. That’s as much a reflection of your attitude as it is of your circumstances.

Nestled in south Monroe lies the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. The "Monroe Zoo" as it is often affectionately called, debuts a new member to its animal family, and hosts a day of festivities at its annual Zoobilation event on Saturday, August 6. 

Moving into the Australia Exhibit that day is the zoo's newest addition, The New Guinea Singing Dog. Looking like a smaller version of a dingo, this is the rarest breed of dog in the world, and is known for its unique howl. There are fewer than 200 of these dogs in the world.

The Vidalia Board of Aldermen has voted to seek a line of credit to borrow up to $3.5 million to keep the town's government operating.

Mayor Buz Craft tells The Natchez Democrat the town would go before the state bond commission to get a line of credit to get a loan from Concordia Bank and Trust at a rate of 1.5 percent.

Craft said the town would have until March to pay back the funds or renew the line of credit for the remaining balance. The town had a $4.9 million deficit in the 2015-16 fiscal year which ended June 30. The annual budget was $37.3 million.

CHICAGO (AP) - The former Marine who killed three Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers in an ambush-style attack identified with a growing sovereign citizen movement whose adherents believe they're immune to most federal and state laws, including paying taxes and getting driver's licenses.

Gavin Long of Kansas City, Missouri, filed documents last year declaring himself a member of the United Washitaw de Dugdahmoundyah, a group that believes black people were the original inhabitants of the U.S

The University of Louisiana Monroe received a donation of $262,000 from representatives from the Louisiana Licensing Board for Construction Management (LLBCM) and the Contractors Educational Trust Fund (CETF). The money was donated to Louisiana Monroe’s School of Construction Management during a press conference on Wednesday.

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#ZikaQA: Your Questions On The Zika Virus, Answered

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv_AQcUZmEU What do you want to know about the Zika virus?We asked our audience, and on Jan. 26 we posed their questions to NPR global health correspondent Jason Beaubien and South America correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro in a live video Q&A, moderated by Goats and Soda editor Malaka Gharib. Garcia-Navarro participated from Rio de Janeiro.Beaubien and Garcia-Navarro are covering the disease for NPR.More than 100 people submitted questions via social media...
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KEDM Drawing

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Congratulations to winners Sue and Tom Nicholson of Monroe!