Cory Crowe

News and Public Affairs Director

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.

His radio career started in the 1980’s as a rock disk jockey before being "bit" by the news bug. In 1991 Cory started as a student news intern at the new public radio station, 90.3 KEDM. Although he left radio to open his own music store and recording studio, he later returned to worked as a radio program director, sports director, news director and talk show host. He also worked with national radio talk shows in syndication and satellite distribution.

Cory also has experience in digital advertising sales management, as well as social media marketing, behavioral advertising and audience research.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television/Film Production from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 1995.

In his spare time he serves as the public address announcer at The University of Louisiana Monroe and works in the entertainment industry. He is a classically trained musician and enjoys Texas Blues.

Cory lives in Monroe with his wife Mary Pat.

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Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies · Space Science and Engineering Center / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Watch Hurricane Irma via live cam on St. Barth at Port de Gustavia.  The forecast calls for a 100% chance of rain with 121 mph winds.

Video via youtube. 

 

Ralph Abraham

Congress Ralph Abraham has just returned to the United States after visiting American Allies In Iraq.  Abraham says the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces are holding back Isis attacks of refugee camps.

Abraham also says it is time for Louisiana to do what it can to help with storm recovery. He says citizens can learn how to help at abraham.house.gov.

NOAA

Harvey was downgraded overnight to Tropical Depression status but still  remains a dangerous storm for our area.  Flooding and tornadoes are the biggest risk for the waterlogged storm system.  

As of 5:30 am T.D. Harvey has maximum sustained winds of 35 M.P.H. and is moving to the northeast at 9 M.P.H.  The system is currently near Monroe, La and will continue into Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee later today. 

congotvnetwork.com

At a press conference today in New York City, Monroe native Ro Wright announced he has secured enough investors to launch a new television network. Congo TV Newtork will launch on October 1 and be available through many streaming devices. 

The network has also been preapproved for the production of two movies. Congo TV Network will also produce television series in Dallas, Texas  and New Orleans, Louisiana. 

 More information may be found at congotvnetwork.com.

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council join Public Works Director Tom Janway to announce we will begin our sandbagging operations at 9 am Wednesday, August 30 at four different locations across the city.

Senior citizens and those with disabilities can drive to the Public Works facility on Grammont Street, where employees will load bags for them.

ALL OTHERS can get sandbags at self-serve remote locations at Saul Adler, Marbles, or Emily P. Robinson Community Center. Shovels, sand and bags will be provided. 

volunteerlouisiana.gov

Louisiana and Texas are dealing with severe flooding and many people and businesses want to help. Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser  says it is important to stretch our recovery dollars and coordinate our efforts.  

Volunteerlouisiana.gov makes it easier to find options for donating time, goods, and money to Harvey relief  projects. 

Nungesser says the need will grow as people return to their homes and businesses. Working with coordination keeps volunteers safe and  can maximize efficiency. 

National Hurricane Center

Louisiana and Texas continue to be pounded by severe flooding rains and tornadoes.  

An additional 10-15 inches of rain will fall today in Texas and Louisiana.  Currently, T.S. Harvey has backed out of Texas and is strengthening in the Gulf of Mexico. 

The projected path of the storm has Harvey making a 3rd landfall near Lake Charles and the following a line to Alexandria. The center of the storm will continue to the north over Monroe on Thursday.

Seven airline flights to or from Houston via the Monroe Regional Airport have been cancelled.  Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport  and Houston Hobby Airport both are having flooding issues on their runways. The pooling of water on or over the runways in Houston is making it impossible for planes to takeoff or land. 

Both airports are closed until further notice.  This situation may continue for many days. 

Passengers are urged to check with airlines for the latest information. 

Foster Farms in Union Parish announces a $30 million investment to expand and upgrade the poultry processing facilities in Farmerville. Louisiana Economic Development expects this will create 50 new direct jobs. Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman says the town has a good relationship with the company.

The expansion will maintain the more than 1,000 existing jobs at the facility. LED estimates it will also result in an additional 42 indirect jobs for a total of more than 90 new jobs in North Louisiana. Baughman says this is huge for the town and the parish.

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