Florida, Alabama In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Updated at 7:01 p.m. ET Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in all 67 counties on Saturday in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto. "As we continue to monitor Subtropical Storm Alberto's northward path toward Florida, it is critically important that all Florida counties have every available resource to keep families safe and prepare for the torrential rain and severe flooding this storm will bring," Scott said in a written statement. He added, "If any Florida family...

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Lawmakers At Odds Over Partial-Penny Tax Increase

The first real tax debate of the second special session happened Thursday in Ways and Means. After hours of discussion, visibly drained and irritated committee members passed just one tax bill and rejected a slew of others, including those supported by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

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The first meeting of 100 Who Care NELA is at Flying Tiger Brewery Monday, May 14 at 5:30 p.m. The organization looks to support local non-profit organizations through micro crowd-funding.

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Saturday, May 12 is the day to help the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana and the U.S. Postal Service "Stamp Out Hunger" by participating in a nationwide single-day food drive.

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The 7th Annual Bayou Desiard Dragon Boat Festival is May 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bayou Desiard at the corner of Loop Road and Forsythe in Monroe.

Louisiana Department of Health announces that 37,000 medicaid enrollees eligibility may end on July 1, 2018.

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Whether you are an employer looking for talent, or a student looking for an internship, we all know there are things you can learn in the marketplace that can never be adequately communicated in a classroom or textbook.  

So far, so good.

But we have to go a bit deeper than that. If you simply aim at everything, you will inevitably aim at nothing.

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The LA'Opera is presenting The Tragedy of Carmen Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m. in the Emy-Lou Biedenharn Recital Hall.

Doug Duffey

National Blues Hall of Famer, Doug Duffey was born in Monroe, Louisiana.  Named as the “Louisiana Ambassador of the Blues,” Duffey was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Blues Hall of Fame in 2009.

Born in 1950 at St. Francis Medical Center, Duffey began performing Blues and playing the piano at the age of 14. Influenced by his aunt who also played the piano, Duffey started taking lessons from a local piano teacher and began combining his love of singing and playing music.

"Pro Bowl" of College Water Skiing Comes to ULM

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The University of Louisiana Monroe Water Ski team will host the National Collegiate Water Ski All Stars tournament on May 12-13, 2018, on historic Bayou DeSiard.

The tournament features the 10 best men and women skiers from across the U.S. in each of the events of slalom, trick and jump. Instead of competing as individual schools, the teams are composed of skiers based on their region.

The event will start at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, but spectators are encouraged to arrive around 2 p.m.

West Ouachita Senior Center

Commemorating May as the "Older Americans Month" began in 1963 after a meeting between President John F. Kennedy and members of the National Council of Senior Citizens.  It is a celebration of the wisdom, strength, resilience, and the vigor of old age. 

Each year, a different theme is used to mark the month. The theme for 2018 is "Engage at Every Age."  Jeanette Ellington, Executive Director of the West Ouachita Senior Center, encouraged the local community to "celebrate the many contributions that our elderly have made in the community and promote their skills and talents."

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$78.5 million in unclaimed property has been deposited to its rightful owners this year by the Louisiana Treasury Department. The success is the result of the department’s effort to upload 100,000 new names to the database that finds the heirs to property and other assets held by the state. Treasurer John Schroder says the big publicity push is finding the rightful owners of the money.

Follow this link to check the state database and claim your unclaimed money.

https://louisiana.findyourunclaimedproperty.com/

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NOAA Expects Hurricane Season For 2018 To Be Near Or Above Normal

Up to four major hurricanes could form in the Atlantic this hurricane season, according to the annual forecast from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Overall, the season will likely be normal or somewhat more intense than normal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says, with a 25 percent chance that hurricane activity will be below normal. Last year's hurricane season was one of the most active on record . NOAA is not...

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