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What We Know About That Tropical Storm In The Gulf

The tropical depression the National Hurricane Center (NHS) has been monitoring in the Gulf of Mexican is now a tropical storm by the name of Cristobal.

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Louisiana authorities say there's a $6,000 reward for information about whoever killed a Louisiana black bear last month.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that someone shot the bear a few days before May 17, when agents were told about the bear and collected its body from St. Mary Parish south of Franklin.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators are currently searching for a juvenile reported as a runaway.

Gage Cameron Jeselink, age 17, was last seen at his home in Swartz on May 29, 2020.

He is described as a White male, 5’-8” tall and weighing 150 lbs.  A current clothing description is not available.  Gage may still be in the Swartz area of Ouachita Parish.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Gage Jeselink is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

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The head of Louisiana’s gambling regulatory board has been ousted by state senators who refused to confirm his reappointment on the final day of the regular legislative session.

Ronnie Jones has been chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board since August 2013. He was among 11 appointees selected to serve on state boards who didn’t receive approval Monday from the Senate. Senators debated the confirmation decisions behind closed doors in an executive session. They voted on a list of confirmations in bulk.

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A north Louisiana prosecutor is investigating allegations that two men died two weeks apart in April while in custody of one police department.

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West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell says her city is ready to get back to work.  She joined KEDM News Director Cory Crowe to explain how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the City of West Monroe. 

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Monday, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that following continued improvement in Louisiana’s COVID-19 outlook and a significant increase in testing capacity and contact tracing, Louisiana is ready to move to Phase 2 of the White House’s reopening strategy on June 5.

The tropical depression the National Hurricane Center (NHS) has been monitoring in the Gulf of Mexican is now a tropical storm by the name of Cristobal.

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“The videotaped killing of George Floyd was heartbreaking. People across this country are in pain and they want to see necessary and meaningful changes in the criminal justice system. Black people want and deserve the same thing as every American citizen - fair and equal treatment under the law.  The repeated absence of fair and equal treatment is why so many people have had such an emotional reaction.  However, violence and looting are not the answer.  It is wrong, unacceptable, and does not fix anything.

CONTROVERSIAL FACEBOOK POST?-  The incident of the Minneapolis man who died  during an arrest has made headlines all across the nation if not the world over and its impact has been felt in Shreveport due to a recent social media post made by a Shreveport police officer that made waves  the past couple of days.  According to a report by the Shreveport Times,  Sergeant Brent Mason allegedly made a post on his personal Facebook account and gave the opinion  the Minneapolis police officers' actions during the arrest (specifically placing a knee across the neck of the suspect Ge

Robin Rokobauer doesn't like to chance it. When there's a hurricane, she almost always evacuates.

Rokobauer lives in Cocoa Beach, Fla., on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the 153-mile-long Indian River Lagoon. Her mother is 93.

"She's got to have flushing toilets," Rokobauer says of her mother. "She's got to have fresh water. She's just got some physical needs that require that."

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Prosecutor Probes Reports 2 Died In Police Custody

A north Louisiana prosecutor is investigating allegations that two men died two weeks apart in April while in custody of one police department. Caddo Parish District Attorney James E. Stewart Sr. is asking the public for any video or witness accounts of the arrests and deaths of Tommie McGlothen on April 5 and Wavey Austin on April 19. He also says in a news release that Shreveport Police Department files about the cases "are missing reports, statements, downloads and other vital information...

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