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After climbing a display case at Walmart, on Lamy Lane in Monroe, Tremane Gordon, Former Monroe Mayoral candidate, began rapping and dancing. On lookers were disturbed and called the police.

 

Officers tried to verbally subdue Gordon by asking him to get on the ground and surrender several times. Gordon Responded to this by pouring a beer he was drinking on the ground.

Police deployed a tazer at him then arrested him.

 

Neville Selected As Louisiana's Most Beautiful High School

Sep 15, 2017
Neville High School

Neville High in Monroe has been named the most beautiful public high school in Louisiana by Architectural Digest. Dana Jefferson, Executive Director of the school’s Alumni Association, says Neville has undergone many renovations to preserve the 86-year-old building.

Jefferson says Neville is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and that’s something the students and staff are really proud of. She says they are glad they chose to renovate instead of tear down and build a new school.

Three bounty hunters were arrested after allegedly entering a West Monroe woman's home without permission. 

Bounty hunters Tyler Guimbellot, Michael Franks, and Richard Walker Jr. were jailed last week after allegedly barging into a woman's home with pistols drawn. 

Guimbellot, Franks, and Walker Jr. said they were looking for the man who had owned the home before her. The victim, who is remaining nameless, had just moved into the house two months earlier. 

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If you have plans on traveling through Atlanta out of Monroe Regional Airport then you might have problems the next few days. 

"Due to the weather, all the flights are cancelled throughout today," said Airport Director Ron Phillips. Flights to Atlanta are cancelled until further notice. It all depends on how fast Irma moves through Georgia.

Irma, now a Tropical Storm, is expected to bring a lot of rain and windy conditions to the Atlanta area today and overnight tonight. 

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BATON ROUGE  Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions.

Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board
The Louisiana Emergency Response Network Board serves to defend the public health, safety and welfare by protecting the people of the State of Louisiana against unnecessary deaths and morbidity due to trauma and time-sensitive illness.

At the turn of the 20th century, the science of wildlife management was in its infancy.  Reeling from the catastrophic human-induced losses of America's iconic fish and wildlife resources such as the vast bison herds and billions of passenger pigeons to market hunters and countless plumed wading birds for the sake of vanity, a growing contingent of citizens began demanding a counteractive response to the wholesale pillage of nature.

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Tropical Storm Harvey rolled through the Monroe area last week it left behind a lot of standing water. The results of this water not moving are mosquitoes. It takes roughly 8-10 days for mosquitoes to start taking over and that time has almost made it to the twin cities. 

"We don't exactly what will happen with the mosquitoes," said Shannon Rider, Director at The Ouachita Mosquito Abatement.

Some places will be a little worse off than others, "It's based on where we stood before and where we have standing water now and how long it sits there," Rider said. 

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Many Louisianans have likely noticed a serious uptick in the amount of lovebugs we’re seeing. LSU-Shreveport Associate professor of Biological Sciences Beverly Burden says the relatively mild summer can be to blame for this. She says these last few months are wetter and cooler than we typically see this time of year.

Monroe Police Chief Exam Process Announced

Sep 7, 2017

The Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has received official notice from the Office of the State Examiner for Fire & Civil Service, in Baton Rouge, that a posting period and date has been set for the Monroe Police Department Police Chief Exam.

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      A New Orleans fire truck has responded to an apparent fire at a Sewerage and Water Board plant. 

      The New Orleans Advocate reports that smoke could be smelled outside Wednesday, and city homeland security chief Aaron Miller was talking with fire personnel. 

      Board spokesman Robert Jackson tells The Associated Press he doesn't yet have any details. Fire department spokesmen did not immediately respond to phone and email messages. 

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