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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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Nick Floyd Named ULM Athletic Director

Jul 7, 2017

University of Louisiana Monroe President Nick J. Bruno announced Thursday the appointment of Nick Floyd of East Carolina University as ULM Athletic Director.

Since 2001, Floyd has been in athletics administration at ECU in Greenville, N.C. In 2004 he was named executive associate director of athletics.

“Nick has 33 years in collegiate athletics management,” said Bruno. “He brings the knowledge and experience to lead the ULM program to a new level of excellence.”

Suspect In Homicide May Be At Large In Lincoln Parish

Jul 6, 2017
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During the pre-dawn hours of Thursday, July 6, 2017, deputies with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department recovered a stolen 2001 Ford Taurus, gold in color that was earlier involved in a homicide in Jackson, MS. This vehicle, which was owned by the victim of the homicide, was recovered in the area of US 80 at Peachland Trailer Park. 

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Three medical centers in north Louisiana will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840.

Primary Health Services Center in Monroe has received $2,318,475.

Winn Community Health Center in Winnfield has received $1,713,013.

Congressman Ralph Abraham says the grants will help the medical centers continue to provide health services to patients who use their facilities.

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Authorities in Louisiana arrested three people after a woman tried to claim a suitcase filled with marijuana in an airport's lost and found section. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports deputies found about 10 pounds of marijuana in the suitcase at Louis Armstrong International Airport on June 29. The next day 38-year-old Safiya Zina attempted to claim the suitcase.  Zina told the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's deputies she was paid $1,000 to take the bag from California to New Orleans and exchange it for money.

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Thursday July 20th, KEDM and Tonore's Wine Cellar are hosting a Craft Festiv-ALE beer tasting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Tonore's for a twenty dollar donation to KEDM.

This craft beer tasting will include local, national, and imported brands. Russell Kicey, owner of Tonore's, shares that there will be beers that guest are familiar with and some they may have never heard of before. There will be appetizers served along with the beers. 

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Local beer fans rejoice. Summer's first craft beer tasting will bring 25 craft beers from outside our area for you to taste and discover. Join us for Craft Festiv-ALE on Thursday, July 20th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Tonore's Wine Cellar. This special event benefits KEDM Public Radio in partnership with Tonore's.  

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 Authorities say they've captured a Louisiana inmate at a motel in Natchez, Mississippi. 30-year-old Curtis O. Scott was arrested Monday at a Red Carpet Inn along with a woman who wasn't charged.

 Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten says Scott and two other inmates escaped from the Madison Parish facility by climbing over the fence and going through razor wire. He says the other two inmates were captured, but Scott escaped by stealing a vehicle. 

Patten says Scott also stole a cellphone, which allowed police to locate him at the motel.

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Laryssa Bonacquisti is ready to share her passion for people and for the state this year as Miss Louisiana 2017. Laryssa is a senior broadcasting journalism major at Louisiana State University, and is excited to be around the world of media promoting the Miss Louisiana Organization. 

ULM, Miss. College Plan Dual JD/MPA Program

Jun 30, 2017

The University of Louisiana at Monroe and Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss., have entered into an agreement that would provide an opportunity for students to attend both institutions concurrently in pursuit of both a Juris Doctorate (JD) and a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Students would apply separately to each institution, and receive the MPA from ULM and the JD from MC.

As part of the arrangement, students could apply up to six semester hours from the MPA toward their JD degree, and up to 12 hours from their JD toward their MPA degree.

Brain Eating Ameba Found In Monroe Tap Water

Jun 30, 2017

Routine drinking water testing by the Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed the presence of Naegleria fowleri, an ameba that occurs naturally in freshwater, in the North Monroe Water System. 

The tap water is safe for residents to drink, but the Department urges residents to avoid getting water in their noses. 

 

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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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