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Parole Fee Bill Prompts Verbal Battle

When House Republican Caucus chair Lance Harris squared off with New Orleans Senator Karen Carter Peterson – who is the chair of the state Democratic Party, it was partisan pugilism of the verbal variety. Harris’ bill to increase parole fees by 50% was the issue.

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A lawmaker fears Louisiana's domestic violence protections could be declared unconstitutional if his colleagues refuse to widen the safeguards to include same-sex couples.

  Rep. Patrick Connick wants to remove the requirement that a victim be of the opposite sex of the alleged offender to be considered a victim of domestic violence.  

 The Marrero Republican's bill narrowly passed the House, but fell six votes short Tuesday in the Senate. Seven senators were absent, including five Democrats   

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A Kansas food distributor has recalled nearly 100,000 pounds of precooked sausage products that might contain metal. 

The recall was announced Wednesday by Armour Eckrich Meats in Junction City. 

 

The Food Safety and Inspection Service says the recall includes more than 8,000 cases of 16.6 ounce packages of "Eckrich Smok-y Cheddar Breakfast sausage, Naturally Hardwood Smoked." The labels have the case or UPC code and a "27815 17984" with a use-by date of Aug. 17. The products also have the number "EST. 3JC" inside the USDA mark of inspection. 

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This year the Ronald McDonald House is holding its 26th annual Big Bass Tournament. June 10th and 11th, the community is invited to fish the Ouachita River for their chance at winning some of the many prizes offered throughout the competition. 

The Louisiana Attorney General’s office believes that a Minden woman may have stolen $400,000 from elderly patients at a nursing home.

Stephanie Hays, 49, of Minden has been arrested. She is accused of gaining access to the financial assets of a resident.

The Attorney General’s office say she had Power of Attorney and withdrew money from a bank account, retirement plan and proceeds from the sale of a home.

There are also allegations of forged retirement checks, missing social security payments pension payments, and German reparation payments.

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Camp Quality is an international organization that helps serves families with kids dealing with cancer. This year is the Louisiana Camp Quality's 28th year of service to the community.

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ULM AD Wickstrom to Pursue New Opportunities

May 18, 2017
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University of Louisiana Monroe Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom will not seek to renew his contract with the university, according to President Dr. Nick J. Bruno. Wickstrom’s contract runs through June 30, 2017.

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Saturday May 20th, the Ouachita Parish Public Libraries are kicking off their summer reading challenge at Summerfest. Summerfest will take place at the Main Branch library on 18th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

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Saturday May 20th, the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo will be having an unveiling of their new interactive animal sculptures donated by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The dedication will begin at 2:00 p.m. 

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We love it when things are convenient.

There’s a new car wash place that has opened up in my town. They say I can just drive through, never get out of my car and have a clean ride in just four minutes. I think I’ll give it a try. I mean, four minutes and never get out of the car – that’s convenient. And if it’s still dirty after I give it a try, I guess I’ll go someplace else and get it done. No big deal.

But convenience has its limits.

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KEDM HD2 Simulcasts KEDM During Transition

KEDM2 Ideas will be simulcasting programming from the main channel for a few days during some infrastructure upgrades. The all news and information channel will return as soon as possible. Thanks you for your patience during this transition.

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