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If you have plans on traveling through Atlanta out of Monroe Regional Airport then you might have problems the next few days. 

"Due to the weather, all the flights are cancelled throughout today," said Airport Director Ron Phillips. Flights to Atlanta are cancelled until further notice. It all depends on how fast Irma moves through Georgia.

Irma, now a Tropical Storm, is expected to bring a lot of rain and windy conditions to the Atlanta area today and overnight tonight. 

Three Arrested in OPSO Homicide Investigation

Sep 11, 2017
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested three suspects, ages 13, 14 & 15, in connection with the homicide of Hunter Adams reported August 21, 2017.  The identity of the suspects is being withheld as they are all juveniles.  All three have been booked in Green Oaks Detention Center on 1 ct. of 2nd Degree Murder each.  The investigation is continuing. 

No further information is available at this time.

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Here she is: Miss North Dakota has been crowned Miss America 2018.

 She bested a field of 51 competitors from each state and the District of Columbia during the weeklong event's finale Sunday night in Atlantic City.

 

Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, former Miss Arkansas, placed the crown on her teary-eyed successor's head as the new Miss America accepted applause and cheers from the audience and judges.

 

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BATON ROUGE, La. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has agreed to extend by one year the eligible reimbursement period for the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program.

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BATON ROUGE  Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board
The Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board serves to defend the public health, safety and welfare by protecting the people of the State of Louisiana against unnecessary deaths and morbidity due to trauma and time-sensitive illness.

Forsythe Chauvin Levee Repairs Underway

Sep 11, 2017
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The City of Monroe has started the drawdown of the water level of the retention pond which is known as Lake Deborah, in the River Oaks area.  This is necessary to allow contractor access to repair several areas of the Forsythe Chauvin levee which was damaged during the historic March 2016 flood.  The $318,188 project will consist of replacing the slide gate, repairing slides on the levee with material dug from the lake, and making the lake deeper in certain areas.  

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards today highlighted the efforts of technology leader CSRA to quickly establish a call center in Bossier City, Louisiana, that will assist the federal government’s response to Hurricane Harvey.

 

At the turn of the 20th century, the science of wildlife management was in its infancy.  Reeling from the catastrophic human-induced losses of America's iconic fish and wildlife resources such as the vast bison herds and billions of passenger pigeons to market hunters and countless plumed wading birds for the sake of vanity, a growing contingent of citizens began demanding a counteractive response to the wholesale pillage of nature.

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Tropical Storm Harvey rolled through the Monroe area last week it left behind a lot of standing water. The results of this water not moving are mosquitoes. It takes roughly 8-10 days for mosquitoes to start taking over and that time has almost made it to the twin cities. 

"We don't exactly what will happen with the mosquitoes," said Shannon Rider, Director at The Ouachita Mosquito Abatement.

Some places will be a little worse off than others, "It's based on where we stood before and where we have standing water now and how long it sits there," Rider said. 

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Ouachita River Valley Animal League (ORVAL) has announced the 2017 Bark in the Park, to be held on Saturday, October 7th at Forsythe Park in Monroe.  Bark in the Park is the Annual 5K Run, 1K Fun Run & 1K Walk for people and their pets. 

Registration for the 5k run begins at 7am, with the race beginning at 8am.  Registration for the 1k run and 1k walk begins at 7:30am, with both 1k events starting as soon as the last 5k runner departs.  The ceremonial Blessing of the Pets will be held at 8:30am.

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