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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards addressed a packed house at the Historic Ruston Fire Station this morning. He announced a new initiave to establish a technology park in Ruston to be anchored by a new campus of Louisiana Delta Community College - Ruston. 

ULM Gets Nearly $275K For Mobile Weather Lab

Aug 25, 2018
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The University of Louisiana Monroe received a $275,000 federal grant to buy new weather satellite equipment.

The National Science Foundation awarded the Major Research Instrumentation award to ULM so that the university can by a compact, portable Doppler Wind Lidar system. This equipment uses lasers to study atmospheric characteristics such as wind, turbulence and aerosols. It will allow ULM to better research storms and air quality to improve public safety and human health.

With only a few doctors signing up to dispense medical marijuana, Louisiana regulators are considering whether to change rules limiting how many cannabis patients each doctor can treat before the product becomes available later this year.

Louisiana's State Board of Medical Examiners established a limit of 100 medical marijuana patients per physician in 2016, with doctors allowed to seek waivers for more. Vincent Culotta, the board's executive director, said that cap could be boosted higher at the panel's September meeting amid concerns the current limit is too low.

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Mosquito spraying will begin this evening around Ouachita Parish in the evening hours.  From 9:00 p.m. until midnight an airplane will traet areas currently affected by the West Nile virus. The spraying will happen in Monroe, West Monroe, Richwood, Swarts and Calhoun.

Poor weather conditions could postpone the spraying until another evening. 

VA To Hold Monroe Town Hall Event For Local Veterans

Aug 21, 2018
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Overton Brooks VA Medical Center (OBVAMC) will host a Town Hall and outreach event on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, from 5-6 p.m., at the Monroe VA Clinic, 1691 Bienville Dr., Monroe, Louisiana 71201.

 

Veterans and their families, congressional and senatorial stakeholders, Veteran Service Organizations, local media partners, and other organizations in our community are invited to attend.

 

This Town Hall is an opportunity to provide information, answer questions, and strengthen our relationship with our Veterans and community partners.

 

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University of Louisiana Monroe Director of Athletics Nick Floyd has announced his decision to step down from his position, effective Sept. 4, in order to focus on managing a physical health issue. Floyd will be assigned a position within the University administration through Dec. 31, 2018.
 
Scott McDonald, who became ULM's Chief Administrative Officer on July 16, will continue to have day-to-day oversight of the Athletics Department.
 

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A body was discovered Saturday morning behind a flood protection seawall near I-20. The remains were found near a set of stairs over the seawall at the site of the former Howard-Griffin building in Monroe. The 40 to 50 year old white male was found hanging from a rope.

American Routes Shortcuts: Cedric Burnside

Aug 17, 2018

Cedric Burnside heard hill country blues from his grandfather, R.L. Burnside, also known as Big Daddy. As a youth, Cedric toured with Big Daddy playing drums in his band and with elders Junior Kimbrough and Jessie Mae Hemphill. Once of age, Cedric formed the “Juke Joint Duo” with friend Lightnin’ Malcolm, and later the Cedric Burnside Project. His 2015 album Descendants of Hill Country was nominated for a Grammy. But it began for him living with his grandparents in Holly Springs, MS.

 

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Fox Sports commentator Tim Brando thinks this could be a pivitol year for the University of Louisiana Monroe football program. Brando knows the Warhawks and Monroe very well. He is one of the most famous voices to study broadcasting at ULM. 

I had a chance to talk with Brando about the Warhawks upcoming season.

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