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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Congress Ralph Abraham thinks the new President will immediately get down to work on his first day in office. Abraham says Donald Trump will have to wait long to sign his first bill.  

"We have accommodated that in Congress and have legislation on his desk to be signed," said Abraham. 

"He is waiting with pen in hand to reverse or strike out many of these crazy executive orders that Obama has put in place." 

Dr. Abraham also spoke out against the pardon of Chelsea Manning. He thinks the outgoing president set a dangerous precedent by releasing her early.


UPDATE: A suspect has been arrested in an Arson at the ULM Ski House.

Michael Daquilla of Centerville, Mississippi was arrested based on video evidence.


The video shows the suspect sitting on the dock at the Ski House. The police report states Daquilla poured gasoline along a structure wall and lit the gas to start a fire. 


The video showed the suspect wearing a camo jacket, blue jeans and a LSU hat. 


UPDATE: 12/16/16 

ULM will be open on Friday except for Walker Hall. Employees of Walker hall are asked to report to work on Monday.


The University of Louisiana Monroe has closed campus for Thursday afternoon because of a power outage.

Power delivery problems started around 10:00 a.m. and have caused outages throughout the day.  Technicians are currently working on a connection point at Walker Hall. 

The Fall semester concluded with graduation on Saturday.

ULM expects to reopen Friday morning.  

Bastrop Police is seeking help in finding the perpetrators of an armed robbery.

The retailer was entered by two armed men on Monday night. The robbers were wearing mask and hoods. One robber had a handgun and the other had a rifle. 

Walgreens employees were locked in a room and the criminals stole an unknown amount of money.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers. 

Bastrop Bank Robbed

Dec 15, 2016

The Ouachita Independent Bank (OIB) in Bastrop was robbed on Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the incident occured  at 3:30 p.m. in the bank's lobby. A teller was approached by an African-American man who said he had a gun. The robber then passed a demand note to the employee.

Police are seeking assistance finding the robber.

He is described as a medium-tone black man who is 5"6" and 240 pounds. The robber was wearing a baseball hat, sweatshirt, and jeans. 

WM/WO Convention and Visitors Bureau

Due to rainfall earlier in the month, the West Monroe Christmas Parade has been moved to this Saturday.

The rescheduled Kiwanis Club of West Monroe Christmas Parade will follow a different route this year.

The parade, sponsored by Origin Bank, will begin this Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 AM and travel along this route. 

· Depart from parking lots of First West (First Baptist Church of West Monroe)

· South onto Cypress Street

· Left (east) onto Wood Street

· Left (north) onto Trenton Street (Antique Alley)

· Left (west) onto Stella St

During the holiday season the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office Special Crimes Apprehension Team (SCAT) will be working undercover at various retail outlets in Ouachita Parish keeping a vigilant eye for those desiring to commit thefts or other criminal activity victimizing area shoppers and businesses.

This unique patrol involves members of this unit wearing plain clothes and driving unmarked vehicles to frequent retail stores and parking lots that are busy with holiday shoppers. 


A West Monroe man has been arrested for an alleged hit and run accident that left a pedestrian and infant injured. 

Michael Ethan Dunn, age 19 of West Monroe, has been booked into Ouachita Correction Center on one count of Felony Hit and Run Driving and one count of Reckless Operation. 

 The accident happened at a school bus stop in Calhoun.  

A woman and infant were standing at a bus stop while a child was exiting a school bus. A car veered off the road and hit the woman and infant and the drove away. 

A new bill being filed in Arkansas will make it harder for food stamp users to buy junk food. 

Representative Mary Bentley wants a waiver from the S.N.A.P. program to prohibit chips, soda, and candy bars.

An Arkansas retail association has said they will fight the proposal.

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President-elect Donald Trump is signaling Congress he is going to make the most of his time in office.  

Congressman Ralph Abraham says, "They want things done and they want it in a hurry." 

Abraham says the new president will make revamping The Affordable Care Act a priority.  Syria and the Middle East are also pressing issues along with the U.S. debt and tax reform.

He says his Democrat colleagues think they can work with a Trump administration.  Abraham says,  "I have seen a change in their mood in the few weeks since the election."