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National Hurricane Center

Tropical Depression Cindy Brings More Rain to NELA

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday ...CINDY WEAKENS BUT HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE... SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION -----------------------------------------------
ABOUT 165 MI...265 KM NW OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED...

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The Louisiana Attorney General’s office believes that a Minden woman may have stolen $400,000 from elderly patients at a nursing home.

Stephanie Hays, 49, of Minden has been arrested. She is accused of gaining access to the financial assets of a resident.

The Attorney General’s office say she had Power of Attorney and withdrew money from a bank account, retirement plan and proceeds from the sale of a home.

There are also allegations of forged retirement checks, missing social security payments pension payments, and German reparation payments.

Alan Barth / Camp Quality

Camp Quality is an international organization that helps serves families with kids dealing with cancer. This year is the Louisiana Camp Quality's 28th year of service to the community.

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Congratulations to Debra Blackman of Monroe! She is the lucky winner of the Culinary Getaway made possible by Cross Keys Bank, Friends of KEDM, and Daily Press. 

Be the One with your  tax deductible gift to KEDM and you'll be entered to win a Culinary Getaway! 

Drawing will be held on Saturday, June 10th.  

ULM AD Wickstrom to Pursue New Opportunities

May 18, 2017
ulmwarhawks.com

University of Louisiana Monroe Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom will not seek to renew his contract with the university, according to President Dr. Nick J. Bruno. Wickstrom’s contract runs through June 30, 2017.

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Saturday May 20th, the Ouachita Parish Public Libraries are kicking off their summer reading challenge at Summerfest. Summerfest will take place at the Main Branch library on 18th Street from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo / http://monroezoo.org/project/bald-eagle/

Saturday May 20th, the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo will be having an unveiling of their new interactive animal sculptures donated by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. The dedication will begin at 2:00 p.m. 

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We love it when things are convenient.

There’s a new car wash place that has opened up in my town. They say I can just drive through, never get out of my car and have a clean ride in just four minutes. I think I’ll give it a try. I mean, four minutes and never get out of the car – that’s convenient. And if it’s still dirty after I give it a try, I guess I’ll go someplace else and get it done. No big deal.

But convenience has its limits.

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Saturday May 27th, the Chennault Aviation Museum is kicking off Memorial Day Weekend with the 5th annual Run for the Red, White, and Blue. This 1k fun run and 5k run/walk will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Chennault Aviation Museum.

Bernadette Dayton / Georgia Street

The Monroe Quota Club is a local branch of Quota International that meets twice a month to discuss projects to help serve the community. Quota means to share, and this year,the Monroe Quota Club's annual fundraiser will be sharing something big.

Wild Bird Longevity

May 15, 2017
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While cleaning out wood duck boxes in anticipation of the upcoming nesting season, a biologist of Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge recently found a roosting screech owl in one of the boxes. Small owls are often found in the boxes and are occasionally banded during the encounter.

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Louisiana News

Coast Prepares For Tropical Storm Cindy

Cities and parishes across the coast are bracing for the potential impact of Tropical Storm Cindy and urging citizens to stay safe The National Hurricane Center says heavy rainfall and flooding are the biggest threats posed by this storm system. Cindy could drop anywhere from three to 12 inches over the next few days, with the heaviest rainfall expected Wednesday and Thursday. Areas areas along coast could see up to three feet of flooding. In New Orleans Tuesday morning, mayor Mitch...

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