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GOP Senator's 'Public Hanging' Comment Roils Mississippi Runoff Election

In a video posted on Twitter over the weekend, Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi is seen complimenting a supporter by saying, "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row." Hyde-Smith, who is white, is the appointed incumbent locked in a runoff for her Senate seat with Democratic challenger Mike Espy, a former congressman and U.S. agriculture secretary who is African-American. The now viral video was posted on Twitter Sunday by Lamar White Jr., publisher of a...

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Every year, KEDM offers you the chance to make a difference to the youth of our community by helping students in need.  

This holiday season, your tax-deductible year-end gift to KEDM will enrich your life with another year of great programming while helping children gain a brighter future.

This year, your gift will give the joy of learning. 

Through KEDM's Holiday Drive and Year End Campaign, you can help send local second graders home with a book for the holidays.   

Forecasters are warning about the potential for drenching rain and severe weather on the northern Gulf Coast. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch Monday for much of southern Alabama, the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia.

While repairs continue on one bridge that spans the Mississippi River in south Louisiana, a state lawmaker is pushing for a new bridge in the region. State Sen. Rick Ward, a Republican from Port Allen, near Baton Rouge, is featured in a new one-minute television ad calling for a new span.

The Advocate reports that the ad is paid for through Ward's campaign fund. It's getting praise from leaders of parishes that have been directly affected by the recent closure of the Sunshine Bridge.

Authorities in Louisiana say a woman's 5-year-old child found her shot dead after a stray bullet went through her apartment.

Bienville Parish Sheriff John Ballance tells KSLA-TV 31-year-old Shanette Carter was shot Saturday night in Ringgold. Ballance says a fight in the complex's parking lot led to the shooting.

A Gretna grand jury has charged the wife of a sheriff's deputy in southeastern Louisiana in his killing but the woman contends her husband shot himself in the head.

Local media report a Jefferson Parish grand jury charged Shantel Parria with second-degree murder Thursday in the shooting death of her husband, a Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sergeant. Parria pleaded not guilty during a court hearing Friday. /

Poet Richard Robbins visits University of Louisiana Monroe Tuesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. for a poetry reading featuring selections from his book Body Turn to Rain. 

Richard Robbins, a professor of creative writing at Minnesota State in Mankato, is touring the U.S. performing poetry readings. Over the course of two months, he visited 35 states on his tour and aims to visit the remaining 15.

Ouachita Council on Aging / Ouachita Council on Aging

Aging is a natural and a normal process.  Unfortunately, our society has a negative stereotype of aging.  The words “old” or “elderly” have a negative connotation for most people.   Education is the key to dispelling myths and removing stereotypes about aging.

Over 500,000 Americans are homeless and 1.5 million have used transitional housing in the last year. 90.3 KEDM Public radio will dive into the issues surrounding the problems homeless people experience at the next Policy and a Pint. 

Our expert panel will answer your questions on November 27 at 6 p.m at Miletello's Sports City Grill in West Monroe.  

5:30 p.m.  Policy and a Pint Meet and Greet

6 p.m.  Policy and a Pint Radio Forum

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Finding Solace Counseling is teaming up with Always Best Care Senior Services of Monroe to host Chennault Aviation & Military Museum's Annual Veteran's Day Event Saturday, November 10 from 3-6 p.m.

Delta Veteran's Expo and Celebration (DVEC) not only celebrates Veterans Day in the community, but also showcases opportunities for veterans in the Northeast Louisiana area. More information about the event is available here.

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Biedenharn Museum features artist Don Cincone and the Images of Christ exhibit Tuesday, Nov. 13. Museum Director Ralph Calhoun takes guests on a journey through the Nativity story Thursday, November 15.

"An Evening with Don Cincone" looks the life, works, and faith of artist Don Cincone. The event reached capacity for attendees over a week in advance. Funded through a grant from the Northeast Louisiana Art Council, the artist talk focuses on the pieces by Cincone featured in the Images of Christ exhibit.


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