University of Louisiana Monroe

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.

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana been chosen as one of the Top 200 nationwide finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. If the Food Bank makes the Top 40 most voted causes, it will use the $25,000 grant to expand Senior programs to provide over 200 more low income senior citizens with a monthly box of food. The Food Bank needs the support of the entire community to get the votes it will take to win!

GG Shinn

KEDM will air a tribute to the music of GG Shinn Sunday Night at 7 p.m.

OPSO Searching for Burglary Suspect

Aug 7, 2018 / Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently investigating a business burglary on Austin Street in Monroe reported on August 6, 2018.  A large amount of tools and computer equipment was taken in the burglary.


Winn Parish – Yesterday evening, a crash involving two vehicles killed a man and a woman from Monroe, LA. Both were wearing a seat belt.

West Monroe Man Arrested In Theft Investigation

Aug 1, 2018 / Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

An investigation by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators into a recent theft and burglary at a trailer park on Arkansas Road in West Monroe has led to the arrest of Monty Shane Crawford, age 42 of West Monroe. Crawford is accused of taking air conditioner coils and a utility trailer loaded with aluminum windows from the trailer park.  The utility trailer has been recovered.

Crawford has been booked in OCC on one count of Felony Simple Burglary, one count of Simple Theft and one count of Illegal Possession of Stolen Things.  The investigation by OPSO is continuing. 

Community Meetings To Fight Monroe's Blight

Jul 27, 2018
1001 DeSaird Street, Monroe, LA
Lila Strode

The City of Monroe is announcing a series of community development seminars aimed at helping in the Fight the Blight effort.


The seminars will be conducted by the Southern University Center tor Economic and Entrepreneurial Development. They will be held on consecutive Saturdays, August 4th and 11th from 9 am until 1 pm. The seminars will take place at the City of Monroe Pubic Safety Center located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (U.S. Hwy 165 South).



The investigation into a recent residential burglary of a Ouachita Parish residence has led to the arrest of Julian Kristofer Dawkins, age 26 of West Monroe. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators have arrested Dawkins in connection with the burglary in which several firearms were taken.  A subsequent search of the suspect’s residence led to the recovery of the stolen firearms.  Dawkins has been booked in OCC on the charges of Simple Burglary and Poss. of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.


A Joint investigation between the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of two suspects and a warrant being issued for a third suspect by Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators. The suspects are allegedly responsible for the recent thefts of mowing equipment, utility trailers and other items taken from locations in western Ouachita and Union Parishes.

Jeremy Rogers Begins as CFO for St. Francis Medical Center

Jul 24, 2018
St. Francis Medical Center

Jeremy Rogers assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer at St. Francis Medical Center this week. Rogers will succeed Dan Macksood who has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer for nearly two years.Rogers joins St. Francis from Baton Rouge General Health System. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Baton Rouge General Physicians.