Ouachita Parish

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The man who struck and killed a Sterlington police officer, David Elahi with his car in 2016 was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. 46-year-old Tracy Govan was found guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injury in February. Govan’s Attorney, Louis Scott, says it’s a shocking sentence considering his client’s clean record and the fact that the crime was an accident.

"I think it was extremely excessive, and I've been trying to figure out what was it that caused the judge to impose a sentence of that nature", said Scott. 

KEDM Public Radio takes a a look at Louisiana's changing climate on marijuana at Policy and a Pint: A Blunt Look At Louisiana Marijuana Policy on Tuesday, May 15, with a broadcast on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM.

Our open public forum features panel with members who support legalization and those against the new proposals. Our experts are from the fields of addiction recovery and counseling, pharmacology and pharmacy law, and the marijuana lobby.  We discuss medical pot, legalization, health issues, and more. 

Our panel for the discussion:

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The investigation by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators into the recent theft of two UTV’s has led to the arrest of one suspect and a warrant for a second.  Jeremy Burton, Jr., age 17 of Monroe, has been arrested and booked into OCC charged with two counts of Theft of a Motor Vehicle.

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Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating the death of a 3 month old infant.  Deputies responded to the Ouachita Fire Dept. Station on Blankston Road at approx. 11:30 pm.  Wednesday evening. 

 

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Greyhound is looking for a new place to house a bus terminal. The bus service currently is located on Desiard Street at Hwy 165 in Monroe.  Mayor Jamie Mayo says the City of Monroe has been working to add Greyhound bus services to the Monroe Regional Airport and become a multi-mode terminal facility.  

"We are asking for the council's help and are very excited by this," says Mayo. 

Warrants Issued in WM Package Thefts

Mar 22, 2018
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The investigation into the theft of commercially delivered packages at residences in the Arkansas Road and other areas has led to warrants being issued for two suspects believed responsible.

Juvenille Strikes School Bus Driver In Face

Feb 2, 2018

A Ouachita Parish juvenile is suspected of striking his school bus driver in the face. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the reported battery of a school employee while on a Ouachita Parish School bus in West Monroe.

Delinquent Property Taxes List

Nov 27, 2017

The following link is to a list of businesses in the parish that have property taxes delinquent for one or more years. These taxes are for inventory, furniture and fixtures, and machinery/equipment. Owners of these businesses need to contact the tax collector at (318) 324-2436 to pay these taxes or make payment arrangements to avoid any possible legal actions.

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

The event was held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. 

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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