West 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. 

The U.S. Navy Commodores to Perform in West Monroe

Oct 17, 2017
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America's Navy is coming to West Monroe, Louisiana, one of 17 cities in six states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2017 tour -- one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.

The U.S. Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble performance is scheduled for Nov. 1, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the West Monroe High School Auditorium.

West Monroe man was sentenced Wednesday to 151 months in prison for receiving child pornography.

John D. Owen, 30, of West Monroe, La, was sentenced on one count of receiving child pornography. He was also sentenced to 10 years of supervised release and is required to register as a sex offender.

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A driver was shot and killed Monday by a Ouachita Parish Sheriff's deputy.  The deputy stopped the driver of a vehicle at a traffic stop. The incident happened on Guyton road just south of West Monroe. 

The area around the scene was closed for many hours. Louisiana State Police is investigating the incident. The identity of both the driver and the officer have not been released.

More information will be released as soon as it is available. 

Glenwood Regional Medical Center

The company that operates West Monroe's Glenwood Hospital is now part of the largest private hospital operator in the United States. Glenwood Regional Medical Center is owned by Tennessee based IASIS Healthcare. IASIS and Steward Healthcare have agreed to merge operations.   

Steward operates 18 hospitals in the northeast and Florida. IASIS operates 17 hospitals and 139 clinics in 6 states. A May 2017 Wall Street Journal story reported the deal to be worth $1.9 billion dollars according to sources familiar with the deal.  

Bounty Hunters Arrested in West Monroe

Sep 13, 2017

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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Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies responded to a reported armed robbery at the Circle K convenience store on Thomas Rd at approximately 4:30 p.m.

An OPSO investigation revealed a white male armed with a handgun allegedly entered the business demanding cash. He took an undetermined amount of cash and fled the scene. No one was injured.

A few minutes later, based on evidence in the investigation, the suspect was apprehended.

James M. Hayes, age 64 of West Monroe, has been arrested 1 ct. if Armed Robbery. He is currently in OCC on the charge.

The Downtown Gallery Crawl will celebrate 10 years this Thursday night in Monroe and West Monroe.  The crawl features art, music, food and fun. 

The event will happen at nine downtown art galleries that will host special exhibitions from local artist.  The crawl runs from 5-9 p.m. and will happen rain or shine. Original art will be for sale and many artist will be on hand to answer questions about their work. 

Cheniere Lake Tree Trimming

Jul 20, 2017
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When it comes to saving the planet the last thing people think about doing is cutting trees. To better help Cheniere Lake prosper trimming trees is the only way that sees fit. Don Plunk Jr. the Chairman for the Cheniere Lake Advisory Board says, “It’s a plan that would pay for itself, a timber company has signed to cut many of the trees which would prevent leaves from piling up in the water and damaging the lake’s ecosystem.” The trees that are cut would be sold and the money would be used to pay the timber company.

West Monroe Police Seek Rape Suspect

Jul 11, 2017
WMPD

West Monroe Police is needing your help in locating suspect Dacedric D. Randolph 

He is wanted on charges of First degree rape and False imprisonment.

 

Police believe he is in Winnsboro or nearby in Franklin Parish. 

If anyone has any information please contact Detective Ray Spoon at 318-396-2722 or Crime Stoppers of Ouachita by Facebook-CONTACT US/Submit a Tip tab, (318) 388-CASH (2274), or www.crimestopperstip.com

 

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