Slavery Didn't End On Juneteenth. Here's What You Should Know About This Important Day

It goes by many names. Whether you call it Emancipation Day, Freedom Day or the country's second Independence Day, Juneteenth is one of the most important anniversaries in our nation's history. On June 19, 1865, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, who had fought for the Union, led a force of soldiers to Galveston, Texas, to deliver a very important message: the war was finally over, the Union had won, and it now had the manpower to enforce the end of slavery. The announcement came two months after the...

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Suspect Arrested In Child Pornography Investigation

An investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit has led to the arrest of a suspect on child pornography charges. Tyler Scott Johnson has been arrested and charged with 1 ct. of Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor, 1 ct. of Pornography Involving Juveniles-Production, and 1 ct. of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles. The OPSO investigation revealed the suspect allegedly contacted a juvenile female using Snapchat, under the account name of kevinbolsey20. The suspect...

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Updated June 17, 2021 at 5:04 PM ET

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Catholic Social Services in a battle that pitted religious freedom against anti-discrimination laws in Philadelphia and across the country. The court declared that the private Catholic agency was entitled to renewal of its contract with the city for screening foster parents, even though the agency violated city law by refusing to consider married LGBTQ couples.

Cajun Classic Softball Event June 18-20

Jun 17, 2021

The Under Armour Softball Factory’s Cajun Classic will be held at the Ouachita Sportsplex on June 18-20.  The event is expected to bring an economic impact of over $154,000  to Ouachita Parish.

Four divisions will compete in the Cajun Classic. The divisions include 14U, 16U, 18uA, and 18U.

Each team will be guaranteed five games. Games will be 90 minutes or 7 innings in length. 

Suspect Arrested In Child Pornography Investigation

Jun 17, 2021
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

An investigation by the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit has led to the arrest of a suspect on child pornography charges.

Tyler Scott Johnson has been arrested and charged with 1 ct. of Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor, 1 ct. of Pornography Involving Juveniles-Production, and 1 ct. of Indecent Behavior with Juveniles.

The OPSO investigation revealed the suspect allegedly contacted a juvenile female using Snapchat, under the account name of kevinbolsey20.  The suspect exchanged messages and eventually asked for pornographic photographs.

Alleging a widespread conspiracy to inflate and manipulate the prices of insulin, Mississippi attorney general Lynn Fitch announced last week that she filed a lawsuit against drug makers and pharmaceutical executives.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with STAT senior writer Ed Silverman about the lawsuit.

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Juneteenth commerates the end of slavery in the United States. Ross Slacks, Director of The Northeast Louisiana African-American Heritage Museum explains the holiday and how it will be celebrated in Monroe.

ULM & LDCC Flags Coming To Monroe

Jun 16, 2021

Monroe mayor Friday Ellis and the City of Monroe is announcing the installation of 300 University of Louisiana Monroe and Delta Community College flags throughout the city.

 

60 flags will be installed in each of the five districts. This project is a partnership with ULM and Delta Community College that promotes a relationship between the city and its colleges.

 

 

Community Hiring Fair On Monday, June 21

Jun 15, 2021

The WMWO Chamber and the City of West Monroe are hosting a free community hiring fair. Over 50 local businesses will be on site and in person at the free event. Businesses will be hiring on the spot and participants can apply online for other jobs in our community.  Each attendee will be entered to win our hourly door prizes.

 

West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell strongly encourages the public to spread the word about this free opportunity.

 

Southern Baptists are gathered this week in Nashville, Tenn., for an annual meeting that could prove a turning point as the faithful square off on an array of divisive issues that some fear could drive a wedge into the largest Protestant denomination in the United States.

Tuesday marks the first full day for the event in which the voting members of the Southern Baptist Convention could tackle high-profile issues including racial discrimination, gender inequality and sexual abuse.

Whidbey Island is a lovely place about 30 miles north of Seattle on the Puget Sound. Most days the tranquil sounds of rolling waves and chirping birds provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. But these days, all is not so serene. Residents are complaining about the ruckus created by humongous container ships anchored off their shore.

VCOM

MONROE, LA –Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) has added an interview agreement with Centenary College in Shreveport, LA, to its growing list of partnerships with collegiate institutions across the country. The new agreement provides a guaranteed on-campus interview at one of four VCOM campuses for Centenary students who meet both the general admission requirements for the medical college and a set of additional benchmarks, including GPA, competitive MCAT scores and community service hours.

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Community Hiring Fair On Monday, June 21

The WMWO Chamber and the City of West Monroe are hosting a free community hiring fair. Over 50 local businesses will be on site and in person at the free event. Businesses will be hiring on the spot and participants can apply online for other jobs in our community. Each attendee will be entered to win our hourly door prizes. West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell strongly encourages the public to spread the word about this free opportunity. “ We know local businesses are struggling to find...

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