Ahead Of The Holiday Season, Toys R Us Files For Bankruptcy Protection

The retail landscape has changed dramatically in recent years, and Toys R Us has been trying to maintain its foothold in the industry amid a heavy debt load and the rise of online shopping. Late Monday, the largest U.S. toy chain filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Richmond, Va. The move had been expected. Toys R Us plans to use $3 billion in bankruptcy financing to buy merchandise from vendors and fund operations. The new financing is subject to court approval. As the holiday...

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Listen Tuesday at 6 p.m. as KEDM Policy And A Pint Discusses Workforce Development

90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Workforce Development will be aired on September 19 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. The radio broadcast will feature a discussion on how schools, colleges, and universities in the area are training their students for prospected occupations. Area business leaders joined our discussions and we learned more about their needs. The public forum was held Tuesday, September 12 at Monterrey Grill, 3610 Desiard Street in Monroe. The panelist for the discussion were:...

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'Person Of Interest' In Baton Rouge Homicides Released From Jail

Crawfish; The other White Meat

Sep 16, 2017
Louisiana State University

LSU AgCenter Researchers are studying the benefits of crawfish, as more than just a tailgating treat. Researcher and food processing and engineering professor Subramaniam Sathivel says currently, the tail meat from a crawfish is what is consumed. He says they wanted to see what could be done with the undersized mud bugs, which have virtually no economic value.


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Cooking a great Thanksgiving dinner is a chore. Let KEDM help relieve the holiday stress and mess!

Entertaining is a large part of our mission at 90.3 KEDM. We're happy to provide you with educational opportunities, musical programming, and information on the arts and community events for your family's enjoyment.

We love the memories and traditions you've shared, and how KEDM continues to be a favorite pastime for your family.

Neville Selected As Louisiana's Most Beautiful High School

Sep 15, 2017
Neville High School

Neville High in Monroe has been named the most beautiful public high school in Louisiana by Architectural Digest. Dana Jefferson, Executive Director of the school’s Alumni Association, says Neville has undergone many renovations to preserve the 86-year-old building.

Jefferson says Neville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and that’s something the students and staff are really proud of. She says they are glad they chose to renovate instead of tear down and build a new school.

Hazing and Alcohol Possibly lead to Death of LSU student

Sep 15, 2017

An 18-year-old LSU freshman from Georgia has died in what university officials are calling a possible hazing incident at Phi Delta Theta Fraternity House. LSU System President F King Alexander says the death of Maxwell Gruver is tragic and untimely.

Gruver was pronounced dead at a local hospital and Alexander says it is believed alcohol is involved. Alexander says hazing will not be tolerated at LSU.


Two Unrestrained Men Killed in Winn Parish Crash

Sep 15, 2017

Early yesterday morning, 14th September, a crash involving two vehicles killed two men that were not wearing a seat belt.

Alleged Burglary Thief taken into Custody

Sep 15, 2017

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Patrol Deputies responded to a burglary in progress complaint this afternoon on Washington Street in West Monroe. Upon searching the location, deputies located the suspect during the commission of the crime, hiding inside the residence.

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The Northeast Louisiana Arts Council is continuing its long standing tradition of Brown Bag Concerts this fall. Every Wednesday of October from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Ana Gray Noe Park there will be a free concert put on for the the community.

Monroe Police Department

A shooting on Peach Street on Sunday resulted in the murder of Gary Gardner. Monroe Police have been given a warrant for the arrest of Robert I. Shelton III who is believed to have murdered Gary Gardner.

Monroe Police warns that he is believed to be armed and dangerous, so the public should be cautious if they come across him.

If anyone has information on his whereabouts please contact the Monroe Police at 318-329-2600 or Crime Stoppers at 318-388-2274.

Monroe Police Department

Edzavion Miller, 25, has been identified as a suspect in an ongoing case for a shooting which took place on Tuesday night in a Monroe night club. The shooting happened at about 11 pm at The Carter 2 Lounge on 2300 block of Desiard Street.

Nearby residents said they heard about 10-13 gun shots. The identity of the victim has not been released.

Detective Chris Bates, of the Monroe Police department, says the victim was taken to a local hospital and treated after being found with several gunshot wounds.

Bates also added:

Three bounty hunters were arrested after allegedly entering a West Monroe woman's home without permission. 

Bounty hunters Tyler Guimbellot, Michael Franks, and Richard Walker Jr. were jailed last week after allegedly barging into a woman's home with pistols drawn. 

Guimbellot, Franks, and Walker Jr. said they were looking for the man who had owned the home before her. The victim, who is remaining nameless, had just moved into the house two months earlier. 


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Former Mayoral Candidate Tazed at Walmart

After climbing a display case at Walmart, on Lamy Lane in Monroe, Tremane Gordon, Former Monroe Mayoral candidate, began rapping and dancing. On lookers were disturbed and called the police. Officers tried to verbally subdue Gordon by asking him to get on the ground and surrender several times. Gordon Responded to this by pouring a beer he was drinking on the ground. Police deployed a tazer at him then arrested him. Lieutenant Glenn Kramel, of the Monroe police Department, said the officers...

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