'Doomsday' Budget Debuts Today

Gov. John Bel Edwards presents the executive budget for the upcoming fiscal year to lawmakers this morning. " The budget proposal will be in balance," Edwards states. "It will be premised upon give-or-take a billion dollars less next year than this year. And those cuts are horrific."

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'Criminal Cabal'? FBI Fears Political Attacks May Imperil Work Of Field Agents

It has been called a "criminal cabal" rife with corruption. It's been said that its leaders need to be taken out in "handcuffs." And its reputation, one high-placed official has charged, is "in tatters." The FBI has come under criticism before, but the ongoing barrage of allegations has left its current and former officials shaken. It also has fueled concerns that the bureau's reputation with the public could begin to crumble. "We're very concerned about the credibility of the FBI because we...

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Updated 10:25 a.m. Wednesday, January 17

As road conditions continue to get worse due to snowfall, drivers should use extreme caution. 

  • Lea Joyner expressway near the Monroe Civic Center
  • North 18th Street extension overpass
  • Endom Bridge over the Ouachita River
  • I-20 Eastbound ramp at Garrett Road/Pecanland Mall
  • I-20 eleveated ramps in downtown Monroe and West Monroe

La. Highway 546 at Interstate 20 and bridge south of I-20 have both reopened.

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Updated 7 a.m. Tuesday

Schools and businesses across northeast Louisiana have shut down in anticipation of winter weather in northeast Louisiana.

Winter Weather Update

Jan 15, 2018
NWS Shreveport / NOAA

Update 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, January 17

A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for much of the KEDM listening area for Wednesday night.

Freezing temperatures will continue across much of the region today, then plummeting shortly after sunset tonight back into the teens and possibly upper single digits in some outlying and more rural areas. * TIMING...9 PM tonight through 9 AM Thursday. * IMPACT...Take precautions to cover exposed pipes and bring pets indoors as well as protect any sensitive outdoor plants.

Update 5:14 p.m. Tuesday, January 16

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

Forecasters at the National Weather Service are predicting winter weather will move into the region Monday night and into Tuesday morning. An Arctic cold front will bring extreme cold after sunset on Monday. Rain will transition to sleet and snow. 1/2 to 2" of snow are possible with 2-3" in northwest Louisiana and southwest Arkansas. 

Travel could become difficult because of slushy roadways and bridges.  Temps won't get back above freezing until Wednesday afternoon. The system will produce temperatures low as 15 degrees.

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A Lafayette woman pleaded guilty to stealing almost $1.5 million from a Broussard oilfield related company.

 

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A Tullos man pleaded guilty Thursday to possessing a homemade silencer that he had not registered.

 

Kathy Wyatt / Won in One

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to give a one-minute "elevator pitch" and compete to win a grand prize of $1,000 in the "Won in One," idea pitch competition on Thursday, January 18, at 6 p.m. at the Robert H. Rawle Enterprise Center in Ruston.

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On New Year's Day, Mayor Jamie Mayo announced that the City of Monroe's 2018 focus is City Employee Community Benevolent Projects.

Mississippi's corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92.

The part-time preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when a Neshoba County jury convicted him in 2005 of three counts of manslaughter.  

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