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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The University of Louisiana at Monroe Campus Activities Board and Student Government Association will host a special presentation with former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young Jr. Tuesday, Feb. 27 in Brown Auditorium.

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The National Weather Service in Shreveport has continued the flood warning for the Ouachita River Monroe and Farmerville areas. The warning will persist until further notice.

At 1100 AM Monday the stage was 35.4 feet.The river will rise above flood stage by late Friday morning and continue to rise to near 46 feet by March 11. Additional rises remain possible thereafter.

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A Vidalia man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine Tuesday.

Demond Fleming, 40, of Vidalia, La pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. According to the the guilty plea, officers noticed Fleming parked in the middle of Concordia Park Drive in Vidalia. Agents searched his car and found 82.18 grams of cocaine, two hydrocodone pills and $4,751. They also discovered that he was on supervised release for a previous drug conviction.

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A Monroe man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine Wednesday.

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The National Weather Service out of Shreveport has issued a flood warning for the Ouachita River in Monroe, La.

At this time, the river's stage is at 30 feet and is expected to rise more than 12 feet within the next few days. By Tuesday morning, the river will be at 42 feet, well over the flooding stage. The areas expected to flood are the Bawconville and Moon Lake recreational areas and both the Forsythe and Lazarre recreational areas (with very minor lowland flooding immediately next to the river). When the flooding occurs, these areas will be closed from the public.

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. 

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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.

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