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Task Force Arrests 112 In Ouachita Crime Crackdown

The Ouachita Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force conducted street operations on June 8 th and 9 th , 2017. Different areas of Ouachita Parish were targeted. The Task force is comprised of sheriff’s deputies and police officers representing Ouachita Parish, surrounding parishes and the 4 th Judicial Court District Attorney’s Office. Ouachita Parish Multi-jurisdictional Task Force Statistics for the operation: Arrests: Warrant Arrests (Felony) 45 Drug Arrests 67 Total Arrests: 112 Citations:...

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The Ouachita Parish Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force conducted street operations on June 8th and 9th, 2017.   Different areas of Ouachita Parish were targeted. The Task force is comprised of sheriff’s deputies and police officers representing Ouachita Parish, surrounding parishes and the 4th Judicial Court District Attorney’s Office.

Ouachita Parish Multi-jurisdictional Task Force

Statistics for the operation:

Arrests:

Warrant Arrests (Felony)                             45

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An alleged kidnapping happened in Monroe on Monday morning.  The police were called to an incident on Lincoln Road in Monroe. An Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office release says a woman was taken against her will by her estranged husband and was traveling in a vehicle.

OPSO Deputies made a traffic stop and found the woman with minor injuries.

Anthony Cooper, age 36 of Monroe, was arrested.

He was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of False Imprisonment and Simple Battery. Cooper also had four outstanding warrants. 

The Hampstead Stage Company

The Ouachita Parish Public Library will be hosting the Hampstead Stage Company’s performances of Pinocchio Monday, June 26th. There will be one performance at the Ouachita Valley Branch in West Monroe at 10:30 a.m., and another performance at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Branch in Monroe. 

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The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the application for licensure submitted by New York Institute of Technology to operate a College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The two parties have a non-binding memorandum to bring New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ULM campus.  

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A Shreveport man pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a firearm. 

 

Neikedrian Edwards, 27, of Shreveport, La., pleaded guilty  to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty plea, Edwards who pawned a .45 caliber pistol on November 14, 2014 in Shreveport. He had a prior felony conviction and was not lawfully allowed to possess a firearm. Records showed that Edwards had filled out paperwork and used his identification card at the pawnshop.

 

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Gena Armstrong, 20, of Georgetown, La., pleaded guilty Friday to one count of manufacturing counterfeit U.S. securities. According to the guilty plea, Armstrong bought a copy machine and paper on March 29, 2016 from an Alexandria office supply business. She then entered a vehicle driven by a friend. While driving around the city, Armstrong copied a genuine $20 bill (Federal Reserve Note) and began printing counterfeit money. In total, she printed a two-sided cut $20 bill, 30 two-sided uncut $20 bills and nine one-sided uncut $20 bills.

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday

...CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE...

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION

NWS Shreveport

...A Flash Flood Watch has been posted for the southern half ofNortheast Texas and all of Northern Louisiana beginning at 7 pmWednesday and continuing through 7 am Friday.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued

a Flash Flood Watch for portions of Louisiana and Texas, including the following areas, in Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union, Webster, and Winn. 

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Three men have been arrested in a counterfeit art scheme that stole about $400,000 from unsuspecting buyers world-wide who believed they were getting limited edition prints signed by British artist Damien Hirst.

Manhattan prosecutors on Monday announced the indictment of 52-year-old Vincent Lopreto, of New Orleans, 34-year-old Marco Saverino, of Cottonwood, Arizona and 50-year-old Paul Motta, of Sedona, Arizona on grand larceny and scheme to defraud charges.

Information on their lawyers wasn't immediately available.

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Board of Regents Approves License For Medical School at ULM

The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the application for licensure submitted by New York Institute of Technology to operate a College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The two parties have a non-binding memorandum to bring New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ULM campus. With the opening of NYITCOM much needed medical assistance will be brought to the Monroe region. According to the feature article from the Louisiana Board of...

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