Monroe

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.

Workforce Development is something The University of Louisiana Monroe is always working to accomplish.  Roslynn Pogue, Director of the ULM Office of Career Connections, says our area is growing and there are shortages of employees in many areas.  

"Accounting, nursing and other medical fields are in high demand," says Pogue.  She says many employers are looking to ULM to ask about potential graduates. ULM Career Connections helps student with skills to land these lucrative jobs. 

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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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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.

Monroe resident, Amethyst Baird, is looking at a variety of charges after allegedly shooting a Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Agent multiple times earlier this year.

Baird has a history of drug use and has already pled guilty to possession of stolen items and possession of meth. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison. 

Baird was also charged with attempted first degree murder after she allegedly shot Wildlife Agent Tyler Wheeler multiple times.

90.3 KEDM's Policy and a Pint: Workforce Development  will be aired on September 19 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. The radio broadcast will feature a discussion on how schools, colleges, and universities in the area are training their students for prospected occupations. Area business leaders joined our discussions and we learned more about their needs.

The public forum was held  Tuesday, September 12 at Monterrey Grill, 3610 Desiard Street in Monroe.  

The panelist for the discussion were: 

Ralph Abraham

Congress Ralph Abraham has just returned to the United States after visiting American Allies In Iraq.  Abraham says the Kurdish Peshmerga Forces are holding back Isis attacks of refugee camps.

Abraham also says it is time for Louisiana to do what it can to help with storm recovery. He says citizens can learn how to help at abraham.house.gov.

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