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Worth a second listen: KEDM Meet the Candidates: Local School Boards

KEDM met with the candidates for Ouachita Parish and Monroe City School Boards. The public forum was held at the Monroe Civic Center on October 9. It was hosted by the Monroe and West Monroe - West Ouachita Chambers of Commerce and KEDM Public Radio. It was moderated by KEDM News Director Cory Crowe and ULM Political Science Professor Dr. Joshua Stockley.

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Worried meteorologists now expect a strengthening Hurricane Michael to slam into the Florida Panhandle as one of the worst storms in the region's history. The National Hurricane Center's late Tuesday forecast predicted the storm would approach the central Panhandle region Wednesday as a Category 4 storm with sustained winds around 130 mph (210 kph) . Says meteorologist Ryan Maue of weathermodels.com, "I guess it's the worst case scenario.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police say two passengers in a car involved in a crash have died. News outlets report 20-year-old Deshon Murphy died on the scene, while 19-year-old Tyrin Carter later died. Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. says Murphy and Carter were passengers in a 2010 Honda Accord at about 1:35 p.m. Monday, when the 21-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed a double yellow line. They were hit by an oncoming 2019 Freightliner tow truck. Police say Murphy was the front seat passenger, and Carter was in a backseat.

Intra-family Loans

Oct 10, 2018
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Banks and other financial institutions play a wonderful, indispensable role in our economy. They are the intermediaries that most efficiently bring together large numbers of savers looking for a safe place to store their money and borrowers, looking for money to spend they do not presently have.

Our economy couldn’t do without banks.

But that doesn’t mean you’ve got to use them every time for every transaction. There are a few occasions where getting rid of the middle man makes sense.


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Dogue: Getting Chic for Our Shelter is a runway show benefiting SOS Pets of Ouachita. The party is Saturday, October 20, at 8 p.m., and features live music, dancing, and a silent auction.

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Michael quickly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as an even stronger hurricane. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit.

MONROE, La. (AP) — Deputies say a Louisiana man who called 911 to report an ax attack was found uninjured and in possession of meth he says was planted by a ghost.

News outlets report Michael L. Auttenberry is charged with giving a false police report and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Ouachita Parish Sheriff's deputies say Auttenberry called authorities this month to report that he had been hit in the head with an ax.

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — A former police officer in Louisiana who was arrested last year has pleaded guilty to one felony count of abuse of office. News outlets in Alexandria say Kenneth Seth Thomas entered the plea Monday morning. A marijuana distribution charge against the former Alexandria Police Department member was dropped. When authorities arrested the 43-year-old Thomas in September of last year, they said investigators learned that he had distributed marijuana and that, while on duty, he had sex with at least one woman. Thomas is to be sentenced Nov. 26.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard says a helicopter crew has rescued four people from a burning passenger vessel off Louisiana.

A news release says people on the Grand Sun reported the fire about 2:40 a.m. Monday from the Chandeleur Sound, and a helicopter arrived before 4 a.m.

The aircrew took all four to emergency medical services at Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans.

Petty Officer Travis MaGee says he doesn't know where they went from there, or their conditions.

Vehicle Burglary Investigation Leads To Arrest

Oct 9, 2018

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Investigators has identified and located suspect, Christopher Perez, after doing a series of vehicle burglaries that occurred in the Avant Road, Country Estates Road and Sadie Lane areas of West Monroe. Photos of Perez were identified on a surveillance camera at the location of the crime.

Monroe has led to the arrest of Christopher Perez, age 20, of West Monroe.  He is currently being held in OCC on 1 count of Vehicle Burglary and 6 counts of Identity Theft.  The investigation is continuing, more charges are pending and more arrests are expected.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a man convicted of joining a New Orleans police officer in the killing of her fellow officer and two other people during a 1995 robbery.

The justices on Tuesday declined to review a Louisiana Supreme Court ruling that upheld the man's convictions, despite questions about the impartiality of several jurors and the judge who presided over the trial.


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Department releases Spring 2019 Application for Teachers to take Tuition-free College Courses

The Louisiana Department of Education and the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) today released the application for the BESE Tuition Program for Teachers, a competitive program that provides funding for selected teachers who enroll in courses at regionally accredited colleges or universities in Louisiana. Teachers selected to participate in this round will have their tuition for courses offered in Spring 2019 paid by the state. All teachers, particularly those who teach...

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