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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Five arrests have been made in connection to alleged prostitution at two massage parlors in the West Monroe area.

The arrests were made Tuesday after a several month investigation. Search warrants for three locations were obtained. Employees at the China Massage and Spa on Blanchard Street and Shangri La Spa in the 1400 block of North Seventh were taken into custody.

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The Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies are investigating the mysterious thefts of packages delivered to residences in the Arkansas Road Area.

The suspect is apparently tracking the delivery trucks and steals the packages as soon as they are delivered to a residence. He is possibly driving a Honda SUV, blue in color.  No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 329-1200.

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A Ruston man has been arrested and charged with seven counts of attempted second degree murder after purposely driving his vehicle into a crowd of people.

Early Saturday evening, Jason Rockett, 47,  got into an altercation with several people at a residence in the North Village Mobile Park area in Ruston. Witnesses of the altercation say that Rockett backed out of the driveway and then drove forward, crashing into multiple people and hitting a residence. The suspect then fled the scene before deputies arrived.

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The Easter Bunny is making it's annual stop in Monroe at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to join the Department of Community Affairs and Louisiana Purchase Zoological Society to present Easter Eggstravaganza 2018.


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A Richwood Correctional Center Officer was arrested Saturday during a routine shake-down at the jail for having contraband on his person in the institution.

According to the police report, 41-year-old Tyre D. Manning was discovered with two packs of cigarette tobacco, a cell phone and two sandwich bags of synthetic marijuana. The synthetic marijuana was concealed in a potato chip bag. Manning was then arrested and transported to the Ouachita Correctional Center for booking and confinement.

There is no further information at this time.

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The flood warning continues for the Ouachita River in the Northeast Louisiana areas of Monroe and Colombia until further notice.

In Monroe, the river level was at 46.1 feet at 7 p.m. Sunday and in Colombia at 6 a.m. Sunday the Ouachita River was at 66 feet. These levels are expected to rise throughout the week.

Cory Crowe

Bestschools.org ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online college, eULM, as one of the best online colleges in the country. The university was the only school from Louisiana that made the top 100 listing as number 58.

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A temporary levee wall will be installed in the northbound lane of Nutland Rd. between Oregon Trail on the south and Nevada Dr. on the north in South Monroe.

Due to increased water levels of Young’s Bayou and forecast for more rain in the watershed, the Public Works Department made a decision to install a temporary levee wall to prevent heavy flooding. 

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Bastrop Police need the public's help in relation to a shooting case.

The incident happened at Family Laundry next to Johnny's Pizza in Bastrop. Two people at the laundromat were shot, one in the neck and one in the arm. 

Authorities are looking for Freddie Sutton and Skyler Sutton. Police believe they could be driving a silver 2007 Chrysler. 

If you have any information about their location, please call Crimestoppers. 

The victims of the shooting were taken to a Jackson hospital for treatment. 

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Hunt Forest Products announced the company will build a new $115 million lumber mill in Urania, a LaSalle Parish community.

The sawmill project will create 110 new direct jobs with an average annual salary of more than $46,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project also will also result in another 307 new indirect jobs, for a total of over 400 new jobs in Central Louisiana.