A University of Louisiana Monroe student has been arrested by the ULM Police Department in connection with allegations of raping a fellow student. Samuel Alan Hudgens, an 18 year old student from Pollock, was arrested after a female ULM student went to authorities.

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What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum will feature leaders from business and government answering you questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that can mean for our local economy. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. Policy and a Pint will begin at 5:30 pm with a meet and greet for our listeners. The radio discussion begins at 6 p.m. 

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The 24-billion-dollar acquisition of Level 3 Communications by Monroe based CenturyLink is now complete, expanding the largest public trading company in Louisiana to more than 350 metropolitan areas. CenturyLink Spokesperson Ann Marie Sartor says the merger allows them to continue leading the telecommunications industry.

Sartor says besides expansion in the U.S., CenturyLink will be able to focus on overseas operations as a result of the merger with the added assets and manpower the former Level 3 Communications is able to provide.

Police in Louisiana say actor and musician Corey Feldman has been charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license after his tour bus was pulled over for speeding over the weekend.

Mangham, Louisiana, police say they pulled over a recreational vehicle driven by Feldman on Saturday and took him to a police station after discovering his license was suspended. Police say an officer at the station smelled marijuana and the drug was found in the RV following a search.

Police say Feldman was released after paying a fine.


ULM To Host "Browse On The Bayou" Nov. 4

Oct 19, 2017

On Saturday, Nov. 4, beginning at 7:30 a.m., the University of Louisiana Monroe will host its annual Browse on the Bayou, a specially designed campus visit day for high school juniors and seniors and transfer students.

This campus preview day is a great opportunity for potential students to meet with faculty, staff and other students as they tour campus and learn about various academic opportunities, student organizations and scholarships at ULM.

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo announced today that Planning and Urban Development Director Chris Fisher has resigned his position effective Friday, October 13th, 2017. Fisher had served as PUD Director since 2008.

Mayo said, “There have been a number of advancements in the department during Fisher’s term; including, but not limited to, an update of the comprehensive plan for the City of Monroe and zoning changes. The Flight the Blight effort was also initiated under Fisher’s watch.”

Chief Operations Officer Jimmie Bryant will serve as the interim department head.

Monroe Police Chief Process Narrows Field To 13

Oct 18, 2017

The Monroe Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board has ended the application period for those interested in participating in the competitive civil service examination for Monroe Police Chief. Applications to take the exam were accepted between September 16 and October 15, 2017.  A total of 13 candidates have officially signed up to take the exam. The Civil Service Board approved the list of qualified candidates at a 4 pm meeting yesterday at the City of Monroe's Public Safety Center.

ULM Breaks Ground On New Alumni Affairs Center

Oct 17, 2017

“This is an incredibly great time to be on the campus of ULM and it is an incredibly great time to be involved and invested at ULM,” said Susan Hoffmann, President of the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Foundation Board of Trustees.

Hoffmann made remarks at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday for the new Foundation and Alumni Affairs center at 4400 Bon Aire Dr.

ULM Responds To Offensive Social Media Incident

Oct 13, 2017

Wednesday it was brought to the attention of University of Louisiana Monroe administration that an offensive social media exchange on private accounts had been made public.

The comments were in violation of the ULM Code of Student Conduct and were reportedly made by members of a campus fraternity.

The matter was turned over to President Nick J. Bruno and the Office of Student Affairs.

Bruno’s statement is as follows: