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The ride sharing services of Lyft are expected to be in affect in the Monroe area next week according to Mayor Jamie Mayo. Lyft, for those who don't know, is a service that upon request will pick you up and take you to your designated location. You can request a ride through the Lyft app on your phone.

Some things about Lyft you may want to know are the following.

Lyft is available around the clock. No matter what time of the day or night a driver is ready to pick you up upon request.

The investigation for the murder of Hunter Adams, in August, has given rise to three suspects; ages 13, 14, and 15.

Names of the suspects have not been given as they are all juveniles. The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s investigators have arrested the three suspects and booked them in Green Oaks detention center on October 1st. All three have each been charged with second degree murder.

Spokesperson Glenn Springfield says no further information has been given as the investigation is still ongoing.

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Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a former bookkeeper for a Sulphur oil field company was sentenced to 87 months in prison for stealing more than $4 million while working there.

Elizabeth “Missy” Istre, 52, of Sulphur, La., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on three counts of wire fraud. She was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay $4,348,490.18 restitution.

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 A Lafayette man is in custody after a domestic dispute turned deadly.

 Twenty-five-year-old Damarkus Adams is accused of fatally shooting his father, 48-year-old John Adams, during an altercation.

 KATC-TV reports Lafayette police responded to a residence. in reference to a shooting at 10:15 p.m. Friday. Upon arrival, officers discovered the elder Adams dead inside the home from an apparent gunshot wound.

 Damarkus Adams was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder. Jail records did not show if he's represented by an attorney. 

Texas Man Sentenced to Five Years for Drug Charges

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LAKE CHARLES, La. – Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Houston man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for selling and possessing methamphetamine in the Lake Charles area.

 
Raymond Earl Neal, 26, of Houston, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter on one count of distribution of controlled substances and one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substances. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release.

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     MORGAN CITY, La. (AP) - A Louisiana State University doctoral student is hoping solar-powered GPS transmitters help her track down what sort of territory mottled ducks prefer for their nests.

 Elizabeth Bonczek tells The Daily Review that populations are declining along much of the upper Texas coastline, apparently due to habitat loss. But she says there's very little known about what's best for their nests.

 She and state wildlife biologists went out into Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge while Hurricane Harvey was in the western Gulf to get the transmitters onto ducks.

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A New Orleans candidate for mayor has been charged with lewd conduct in Santa Monica, California, according to multiple reports.Businessman and mayoral candidate Frank Scurlock said he has no idea what he is being charged with.

Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White says Scurlock was allegedly caught masturbating by an Uber driver taking him to a hotel in West Hollywood on Feb. 10.

Scurlock’s arraignment is set for October 16th with is just two days after the mayoral primary.

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 A ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School will feature former President Bill Clinton.

 Monday's event at the school will also include the eight surviving members of the nine students who entered the school on Sept. 25, 1957, under escort by federal troops.

 The integration came after then-Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the nine from entering the school.

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An employee for the U.S. Social Security Administration has been charged with making a false statement to the government in order to qualify for low-income housing subsidies.

 Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, in a news release Friday, said 31-year-old Perneita Price, of New Orleans, was charged in a bill of information and, if convicted, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

 According to Evans' office, Price, from 2013 through 2016, submitted false income and employment information to get the housing subsidies at a mixed-income residential complex.

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Grambling Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Grambling State University's campus.

 According to police, it happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

 Local media outlets report university spokesman Will Sutton confirms a student let another person into a dorm room and there was an altercation that ended with one man shot in the left arm. The victim was transported to Lincoln Memorial before being transferred to University Health Shreveport for surgery.

 Neither of the men's names has been released.

 Police are still looking for the shooter. 

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