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A Scott man was sentenced Tuesday to five years and seven months in prison for possessing child pornography on a Dropbox account. 

An illegal alien from Honduras was indicted on multiple firearms violations and illegally re-entering the country.

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The Louisiana Department of Education and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today released the

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KEDM met with the candidates for Ouachita Parish and Monroe City School Boards. The public forum was held at the Monroe Civic Center on October 9.  

It was hosted by the Monroe and West Monroe - West Ouachita Chambers of Commerce and KEDM Public Radio. It was moderated by KEDM News Director Cory Crowe and ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley.

Louisiana students who successfully complete sequences of coursework in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) may soon be eligible to receive special endorsements on their high school diplomas.

Free Flu Vaccine Available to Veterans

Oct 11, 2018
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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, including the VA Outpatient Clinics in Monroe, Louisiana; Texarkana, Arkansas; and Longview, Texas will offer flu shots to enrolled Veterans during scheduled clinic appointments and in special walk-in flu shot clinics as outlined below.  There is no charge for the flu shot and Veterans are reminded to bring their VA identification card.

 

Overton Brooks VAMC (Shreveport) Walk-in Flu Clinic (no appointment needed)

Every Wednesday - October 3 to November 14 from 1-3 p.m.

A Lafayette man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for making threats through interstate communications to the Lafayette office of U.S. Representative Clay Higgins.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University is holding a free conference about black women's health Friday and Saturday. The topic is "Matters of the Heart: Cardiovascular Disease, Health and Healing." Most sessions of the third Biennial Black Women's Health Conference will be held at Myra Clara Rogers Memorial Chapel, with the keynote luncheon Saturday at the Lavin-Bernick Center. Organizers ask that people who can register online do so, so they know how many to expect. The five speakers include the dean of Tulane's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and a Baton Rouge cardiologist.

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A 42-year-old Louisiana man has been convicted of making a video without telling the woman he was having sex with, and then posting the video on a website for porn. District Attorney Warren Montgomery says in a news release Wednesday that a St. Tammany Parish jury took only 20 minutes Tuesday to convict Sean T. Bass of Slidell on the charge of video voyeurism. Montgomery says the sex last year was consensual, but the woman did not know about the video until a friend of hers saw it online months later, and told her about it.

AMITE, La. (AP) — A truck driver has been killed in a crash involving an Amtrak train in Louisiana. A press release from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says the accident happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday at a railway crossing on Louisiana Highway 51. Details have not been released. The train was carrying 98 passengers. The sheriff's office said some suffered minor injuries. Dawn Panepinto, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, told The Advocate that the driver of the 18-wheeler was killed.

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