Jimmon Felton

Student Reporter

Jimmon Felton is a senior communications major at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

He was born in Monroe and graduated from Wossman High School. Jimmon plans on becoming a sports analyst. He also works with the ULM Hawkeye writing articles and columns.

Growing up, he played soccer and baseball and ran track. Jimmon was part of the ULM track team his freshman year. In his free time he likes to watch movies, listen to music and watch sports.

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Three medical centers in north Louisiana will benefit from nearly $5.1 million in combined grants awarded by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Morehouse Community Medical Centers, Inc., in Bastrop has received $1,025,840.

Primary Health Services Center in Monroe has received $2,318,475.

Winn Community Health Center in Winnfield has received $1,713,013.

Congressman Ralph Abraham says the grants will help the medical centers continue to provide health services to patients who use their facilities.

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The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office has received reports from parish residents of a scam currently working in Ouachita Parish.  The residents received a call from someone identifying themselves as calling from the Sheriff’s Office, saying the resident has missed jury duty and have to pay a fine.  The caller will usually have a strong language accent.

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The Monroe City School Board has declined to renew the charter of Excellence Academy. Excellence lost the vote 4 to 1, and  1 member recused.  The school was seeking a 5th year. The board followed a recommendation from an outside expert who evaluated the school. The executive director of Excellence Rosevelt Wright says the school will continue to fight in court.

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The Louisiana Board of Regents approved the application for licensure submitted by New York Institute of Technology to operate a College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. The two parties have a non-binding memorandum to bring New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on the ULM campus.  

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A Shreveport man pleaded guilty Monday to possessing a firearm. 

 

Neikedrian Edwards, 27, of Shreveport, La., pleaded guilty  to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to the guilty plea, Edwards who pawned a .45 caliber pistol on November 14, 2014 in Shreveport. He had a prior felony conviction and was not lawfully allowed to possess a firearm. Records showed that Edwards had filled out paperwork and used his identification card at the pawnshop.

 

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Gena Armstrong, 20, of Georgetown, La., pleaded guilty Friday to one count of manufacturing counterfeit U.S. securities. According to the guilty plea, Armstrong bought a copy machine and paper on March 29, 2016 from an Alexandria office supply business. She then entered a vehicle driven by a friend. While driving around the city, Armstrong copied a genuine $20 bill (Federal Reserve Note) and began printing counterfeit money. In total, she printed a two-sided cut $20 bill, 30 two-sided uncut $20 bills and nine one-sided uncut $20 bills.

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U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a Farmerville man pleaded guilty to possessing a sawed-off shotgun.

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The Board of Supervisors approved a recommendation to appoint Dennis Epps as the permanent Chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College.

Dennis Epps has been the acting chancellor at LDCC, and is now ready to take on the role as permanent chancellor.

"Dennis is the right fit for the college and the community it serves. He possesses the needed skill set to address existing challenges, maximize talents, and develop a vision to continue moving the college forward." said Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Monty Sullivan.

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A man is jailed after shooting co-worker over a performance review.

Madison W. Goins, 65, of Richwood was arrested after allegedly shooting his son.

The police report states there was a verbal altercations between the two when the younger Goins tried to leave in his vehicle, but was blocked. He then challenged his father who allegedly retrieved a shot gun and shot the victim in the shoulder.

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Louisiana is holding a state wide mosquito survey. Shannon Rider of the Ouachita Parish Mosquito Abatement District says “the survey is being held to determine if Aedes Aegypti (which is a known vector of the Zika and other viruses) has spread throughout the state.” The Aedes Aegypti is only known to have been in the Greater New Orleans Region.

If the weather stays the same and the ground doesn’t soak up the water then there can be an expected increase in mosquitos.

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