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Major Eugene Ellis Named Interim Police Chief

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has named Major Eugene Ellis to the position of police chief. Ellis is a 31-year veteran of the Monroe Police Department. He will replace outgoing Monroe Police Chief Dr. Quentin Holmes, who recently announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2017. Major Ellis is a 31 year veteran of the department. He began his career in Monroe as a patrolman and held positions in narcotics, intelligence, administration and internal affairs. A new police chief will be hired in the...

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Uber Ready For Louisiana To Act On Ridesharing

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Monroe is getting a little closer to allowing ride sharing. At Tuesday night's council meeting held to discuss the possibility of obtaining Uber and Lyft a crowd came out for support. The council decided to proceed with the process, not everyone in attendance was happy about the news of Uber and Lyft. Local taxi companies think it will slow their business and could be dangerous to them.

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With another track season steadily approaching some major changes had to be made so that the University of Louisiana Monroe Track program could move forward. The biggest obstacle was the facility the track team had been using for fifty years.  In that time ULM has produced NCAA Champions , World Champions and American Record holders. The last few years the Warhawks have been doing it on a track that was falling apart. 

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Shannon Rider from Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement shares information on the different types of mosquitoes in our area and how to steer clear of bites this mosquito season.

When trying to avoid mosquitoes, it is important to take action. Shannon shares that wearing longer sleeves, lighter colors, EPA approved repellant, and avoiding scented lotions and perfumes can all help keep the mosquitoes away. Making sure that there is no standing water around you house in buckets or other containers can also help reduce the amount of mosquitoes around your house.

West Monroe Police Seek Rape Suspect

Jul 11, 2017
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West Monroe Police is needing your help in locating suspect Dacedric D. Randolph 

He is wanted on charges of First degree rape and False imprisonment.

 

Police believe he is in Winnsboro or nearby in Franklin Parish. 

If anyone has any information please contact Detective Ray Spoon at 318-396-2722 or Crime Stoppers of Ouachita by Facebook-CONTACT US/Submit a Tip tab, (318) 388-CASH (2274), or www.crimestopperstip.com

 

The restaurant on-demand platform Waitr debuts in the city of Monroe July 13. The app lets customers order food and have it delivered for a small fee. The Waitr app has proven to be wildly popular in cities across the Gulf States, including multiple locations throughout Louisiana.

 

Elio Motors To Appear Before Motor Vehicle Commission

Jul 10, 2017
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Elio Motors is scheduled to appear before the Louisiana Motor Vehicle Commission this morning. The company which that plans to build 3-wheel vehicles in Shreveport was summoned earlier this year to answer questions about possible state violations, but failed to appear.

The commission believes that Elio’s pre-purchase program may be breaking laws against car companies selling directly to consumers.

Elio has yet to start production at the old GM plant in Shreveport.

Good Hope Middle School student Tanner Bentz will be Louisiana’s flag bearer at the 2017 State Games of America.

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  A Louisiana state lawmaker says she's dropping out of the state treasurer's race because she's been diagnosed with breast cancer.Rep. Julie Stokes, a Jefferson Parish Republican, announced her decision and her diagnosis Thursday with a statement posted to her campaign website.Stokes says she'll have at least five months of chemotherapy treatment.

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  A lawsuit accuses Black Lives Matter and five of the movement's leaders of inciting violence that led to a gunman's deadly ambush of law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge last summer. DeRay Mckesson and four other Black Lives Matter leaders are named as defendants in the suit filed Friday on behalf of one of the officers wounded in the July 17 attack by a black military veteran, who killed three other officers before he was shot dead. The suit doesn't name the officer, but its description of the plaintiff matches East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas Tullier.  The attorneys

North Louisiana Economic Partnership

A $1.5 million dollar grant will help connect CenturyLink and IBM in Monroe. 

The federal Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded the City of Monroe with a grant that’s anticipated to stimulate $20 million in economic development.

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Franklin Parish Child Killed By Electric Fence

In Winnsboro seven-year old Brandon McFarland was found dead in a neighbor's yard. His parents told police that he was playing with sister in the front yard , and when they went outside he was missing. McFarland's parents and others from the neighborhood searched for the child until finding him in a neighbor's yard next to where they were visiting. Reports say that Brandon was playing with a ball when it went over a fence and when he went to go get the ball he hit a hot wire on the electric...

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