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NOAA

Tropical Depression Gordon will shift north of the area today but decent rain chances will continue. Temperatures will be in the upper 80's with the threat for flash flooding remaining for upper portions of the ArkLaMiss Delta through the day today.

LUMCOM

Scientists recently returned from their annual cruise to measure hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico. An area of hypoxia, often called a 'dead zone', is where oxygen levels drop under a critical threshold below which marine life cannot survive.

 

From July 22 - 28, they mapped an area of low oxygen that was 2,720 square miles, about the size of Delaware and smaller than predicted. This is well below the 5,770 square mile average from 2014 - 2018 and only a third the size of the largest hypoxic zone ever measured, which was 8,776 square miles in July 2017.

Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Commission

Legislation to expand Interstate 14 from Texas through Central Louisiana and into Mississippi has been introduced in Washington, D.C. The highway would link numerous military bases.

The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham.

Tornado Touches Down In Mississippi, Louisiana

Apr 16, 2018
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The National Weather Service says a tornado ripped through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi causing some damage.

The weather service says a tornado touched down Saturday night in Meridian, Mississippi, with maximum winds of 115 mph knocking out power and uprooting trees. A storm survey confirmed another tornado blew through Richland Parish near Rayville, Louisiana, on Sunday afternoon.

The weather service says the "weak" tornado in Louisiana caused only minor tree damage.

Wilderness Store

Mar 19, 2018
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Less than three months after Union Parish was carved from Ouachita as a new political entity, William McKay died there intestate leaving a grieving widow and two-year old daughter.  In 1839, Union Parish was essentially wilderness and sparsely populated, the surge of immigration by settlers from eastern states just over the horizon.  McKay owned a store on the Ouachita River, either at what would later be called Alabama Landing or farther south at Ouachita City, or maybe even at the mouth of Bayou de l'Outre.

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KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

Report: Pontoon Boat Capsizes On Duck-Hunting Trip, 3 Dead

Jan 29, 2018
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Authorities say the bodies of two adults and a child have been found after their pontoon boat capsized in Mississippi during a duck-hunting trip.

Authorities told The Advocate of Baton Rouge the bodies were recovered Sunday afternoon on the Buffalo River in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, about an hour's drive north from Baton Rouge, Louisiana's capital city.

Mississippi's corrections department says Edgar Ray Killen, a former Ku Klux Klan leader who was convicted in the 1964 'Mississippi Burning' slayings of three civil rights workers, has died in prison at the age of 92.

The part-time preacher and lumber mill operator was 80 when a Neshoba County jury convicted him in 2005 of three counts of manslaughter.  

Burning Death Trial Goes To 2nd Day Of Jury Deliberations

Oct 16, 2017
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A second day of jury deliberation starts Monday in the trial of a Mississippi man charged in the burning death of a woman.

 Jurors deliberated more than four hours Sunday without reaching a verdict.

 Twenty-nine-year-old Quinton Tellis is charged with capital murder in the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. Defense attorneys argued the wrong man is on trial.

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