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 end enjoys Texas Blues.

Cory lives in Monroe with his wife Mary Pat.

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A Giraffe at a New York  Zoo is drawing millions of online views waiting for it to give birth. 

This update from the Animal Adventure Park on 3/24:  Morning Update: All is well in Giraffe Land. Nothing beyond the normal to report. As I update, significant kicks and movements occurring on April's left side. 

Some notes from the Animal Adventure Park:

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The Ouachita River may be in trouble due to lack of commercial use.  The ”Low Use” designation  means funds could be scarce for dredging and locks and dams.  The funding relies on a formula  of lock usage and tonnage.

Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks the formula for funding should be based on other factors.

Abraham thinks more commercial river traffic is a great thing.  He thinks the Ouachita River has a bigger impact than commercial traffic alone.

Jonathan Williamson, 43, of Harrisonburg was involved in an incident on Monday that left his girlfriend dead.

Police say Williamson flagged them down and said he accidentally shot 44 year old Shelly Mixon with a 22 rifle. Mixon was taken by ambulance to Alexandria where she later died.

Williamson was arrested and booked for attempted manslaughter. More charges may be coming.    

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A doomsday situation could be just around the corner for North Louisiana and South Arkansas.  The Ouachita River could be defunded by the Corp of Engineers because of a lack of barge traffic.

Terry Baugh of the Ouachita Port says, “We are one pen swipe from disaster.”

Last week concerned local citizens attended KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The event featured a panel of local experts to answer questions about reducing waste going into our landfill.

The discussion includes information on curbside recycling and where to take items for reuse.

The Krewe of Janus Parade will roll through the streets of the Twin Cities this weekend. The parade starts at 6:00 pm in West Monroe and then crosses into Monroe via the Lee Joyner Bridge. 

The theme for this years parade is Around the World with Janus. 

The Grand Marshal of the parade is Dillon Day. Day is a tackle for the Denver Broncos and played football at West Monroe High School.

The Krewe of Janus was established in 1984. It was organized by the Twin Cities’ Jaycees and became an independent organization in 1989.

Louisville Avenue is now open following a train derailment on Thursday afternoon.

A train derailed at Louisville Avenue near Hixon BMW.  The event happened around 2:30 p.m Thursday.

Emergency agencies reported that five cars of propane have derailed. There is no report of leakage.

Louisville Avenue is now open.

According to Monroe officials, no injuries occurred and it took several hours to get the train cars back on the track. 

Police evacuated nearby residences and businesses within one block of the train as a precautionary measure.

On Monday General Michael Flynn resigned from his post as National Security Advisor after questions about his involvement with Russia.

Congressman Ralph Abraham thinks there are forces within the government leaking classified information to the media.  

"The leakers are the problem not General Flynn," said Abraham. 

He said over 60,000 people have access to our national secrets but less than a dozen are revealing our secrets.

"Finding these people will be like looking for a needle in a haystack, but we have to look."

The Lake Oroville Dam spillway in California is in danger of collapsing. The emergency spillway is being over-topped and more than 200,000 people are being moved to higher ground.

Live video is switching between 3 cameras located on the dam.

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The enemies of America are working together according to U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham.  He thinks the challengers of the U.S. are sharing information on military programs and missile technology.  

"All these guys are in bed together," said Abraham.

Congressman Abraham believes the recent missile testing in Iran could be using information from a partnership with North Korea.

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