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Raw Land

15 hours ago
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K. Ouchley

No doubt landscapes tug on our psyche. Whether a snow-capped Colorado mountain or a shimmering gulf coast beach, our brains react to certain topographies in peculiar ways. We are all different in our feelings toward distinctive terrains – some attract, some are foreboding. For me there is a landscape in northeastern Louisiana that never fails to stir something below the surface of my consciousness.

 

A Fort Polk soldier was sentenced Monday to 135 months in prison for manufacturing and detonating a chemical weapon in the Kisatchie National Forest adjacent to the Fort Polk Army installation.

Monroe Shooting leaves man Injured

18 hours ago
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A shooting in south Monroe has left one man injured in the hospital. The incident happened around 7pm lastnight at the Parkview Apartments. The man was shot in leg and was then immediately taken to LSU-Shreveport Hospital.

Monroe Police are seeking information.

Vandalism arrest made in Farmerville

18 hours ago
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An arrest has been made in Farmerville after an adult and some youths allegedly vandalized old Farmerville High School. There are 10 people ages 12-17 who are suspected of spraying fire extinguishers and causing damages throughout the unused building.

The campus insist on reopening and naming it LA Delta Community College.  

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Ann Bloxom Smith / The Schepis Museum

The Schepis Museum is hosting Water/Ways, an exhibit from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street, September 30-November 10. The exhibit explores the relationship between people and water.

"Water/Ways" is an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) Museum on Main Street (MoMS) series. Kristopher Kelley, Assistant Manager of the Schepis Museum, says the exhibit is about the nature of water in people's daily lives. From agriculture to processing, water affects every aspect of human life. 

ULM

The University of Louisiana at Monroe has won a $352,500 grant to study diabetes and obesity.

The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Hospitals and is awarded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

Louisiana had the sixth highest rate of obesity and the fourth highest rate of diabetes in the United States in 2017. Researchers at ULM hope to use this funding to improve therapies for treating obesity and diabetes, which will lead to a healthier Louisiana.

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A Jonesville man died this morning in a two-vehicle crash while fleeing police.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump staunchly defended his embattled Supreme Court nominee against a new allegation of sexual misconduct Monday, calling the accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh "totally political."

The president spoke a day after a second allegation emerged against Kavanaugh, a development that further imperiled his nomination to the Supreme Court, forced the White House and Senate Republicans onto the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Gov. Edwards' To Visit Monroe

Sep 24, 2018

LA Govenor John Bel Edwards will visit North Louisiana today to offically annouce the partnership concerns between LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner Health System regarding the operation of two hospitals and the medical school in North Louisiana. He will hold a ceremony to begin the transfer of the Univeristy health hospitals in Monroe to Shreveport to Ochsner Heath System. This takeover begins on October 1, 2018.

Details are as followed:

10:30 a.m. LSU and Ochsner Partnership Agreement - Shreveport (Open Press)

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