Kandace Moss

Student Reporter

Kandace Moss is a Senior Psychology and Communication double major with a concentration in Journalism at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Originally from Monroe, she intends to graduate in the fall of 2018 and pursue a masters of arts in marriage and family therapy.

Kandace has become involved in many extracurricular activities on the ULM campus including the Campus Activities Board, ULM Scouts, ULM's chapter of NAACP, editor and writer for the student newspaper, The Hawkeye, and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

In her free time, Kandace enjoys going on long runs, journaling, and listening to a wide range of music genres. She also loves volunteering with her beloved sorority and spending time with friends and family.

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Two Tensas Parish residents dead after the vehicle they were in traveled off the road and struck a ditch embankment.


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Police in Ruston are investigating a fatal accident that involved a school bus. 

Police believe the deceased male was sitting in the roadway, and the driver of the school bus was unable to see him. The victim was killed by the Lincoln Parish Bus.  The preliminary investigation shows the school bus was traveling eastbound on Second Avenue and was turning southbound onto Gill Street. Five Ruston police units were on the scene of the accident. 


A Louisiana Tech University student has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting that took place during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.  On Friday, Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed Eddie Dingle, 21, was arrested for second degree murder.

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In celebration of Women's History Month, the University of Louisiana at Monroe is set to host their third annual Women's Symposium in the new event center.

The symposium was created in an effort to empower girls and women to strive for their professional goals, pursue their passions and seek all leadership roles. Although the women's symposium emphasizes women empowerment, men are strongly encouraged to attend the event. The symposium will feature discussions about issues women face everyday in a panelist/moderator format as well as a keynote speaker.

Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions last Friday.

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The Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation was established to employ financing techniques to eliminate risks as to a portion of the monies to be received as a result of the master tobacco settlement agreement.

A West Carroll parish man, who was missing, has been found dead. Officers found Roy Lee Thomas's body early Sunday morning in a remote area inside his vehicle. No foul play is suspected.

The body will be sent in for an autopsy and authorities are waiting for the results to confirm the cause of death.


A West Monroe Man driving drunk with an open container told a Louisiana State trooper that he was "Ubering"  on his way to pick up his next rider during a traffic stop.

Last Thursday, around 1:15 a.m., a trooper noticed a red Dodge Charger drifting from lane to lane and off the shoulders on North Sixth Street in Monroe. When the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver, Mark Brandon Walker, was holding a phone out the window showing driving directions and navigation.

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Hunger is a huge problem in the Northeast Louisiana area. To combat this issue, The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is kicking off an area-wide "Spread the Love" peanut butter drive to benefit children, families and seniors who face hunger in Northeast Louisiana.

Members of the NELA community are encouraged to donate peanut butter in plastic jars or funds to the Food Bank by Wednesday Feb.28. Donations of peanut butter can be dropped off at the Food Bank's distribution center locate at 4600 Central Avenue in Monroe.

A Ouachita Parish juvenile is suspected of striking his school bus driver in the face. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the reported battery of a school employee while on a Ouachita Parish School bus in West Monroe.

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CenturyLink will open a new outbound sales center in Monroe staffed by 150 employees to serve small business customers in the U.S. This new center will be located in the company’s Forsythe Avenue location.