'The Power Of YOUth' Summit

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The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority is holding a virtual youth summit. The summit will focus on the impact youth can make in their community and families with an emphasis on the inner power of themselves. The goal of this event is to raise awareness on underage drinking and to help youth recognize the power they have for positive change.

WM Street Crimes Unit Is Back

May 14, 2021
City of West Monroe

The West Monroe Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit is back on the streets. Since May 6, three police officers from the West Monroe Police Department have been assignedto the department’s Street Crimes Unit, which operates out of the Metro Narcotics Building. The Street Crimes Unit operates as part of Metro Narcotics in cooperation with the Monroe Police Department and Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office.

City of West Monroe

The City of West Monroe will host a team from the University of Southern Mississippi this Saturday, May 15 to use ground-penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves at Hasley Cemetery, which is owned and operated by the City of West Monroe.

A geography professor from USM and five USM students will be working at Hasley Cemetery to assist the City of West Monroe with assessing the cemetery, documenting existing headstones and markers and creating a digital map of the cemetery.

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Today, HB 199, which is the first of a package of bills to streamline the state’s sales tax system, cleared another hurtle, passing through the Louisiana Senate. Authored by House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, HB 199 seeks to streamline the state’s outdated sales tax collection system, in the hope of bringing Louisiana closer to practices seen in other states throughout the country.

U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona today announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, recognizing 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.

The Louisiana scholars include (hometown, scholar, school, location):

Louisiana Senate Bill 118 would allow most Louisiana citizens to carry a concealed firearm without going through a concealed weaps course.  Senator Jay Morris of West Monroe spoke with KEDM's Cory Crowe about what approval would mean and safeguards built into the bill.

The bill is sponsored by: Jay Morris (R)*, Stewart Cathey (R), Heather Cloud (R), Michael Fesi (R), Sharon Hewitt (R), Robert Mills (R), Barrow Peacock (R), Mack White (R), Glen Womack (R),

GULF OF ALASKA (May 4, 2021) U.S. Navy Boatswain’s Mate Shateria Young, from Monroe, La., looks through binoculars aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in support of Northern Edge 2021.

Banned Chinese Bird Eggs Found At Southern Port

May 12, 2021

On Tuesday, April 20, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agriculture Specialists at the port of Memphis, TN were inspecting a shipment from China en route to New York City that was manifested as “The Scarf” when they noticed organic anomalies. Upon further inspection, the 25 small boxes in the shipment were found to contain 750 unfertilized Avian Eggs placed inside foam cartons.

The COVID-19 testing schedule for sites operated by the Louisiana Army National Guard (LANG) for the week of May 10-15 is listed below. No LANG-operated sites will be open in Region 3 (Houma-Thibodaux), Region 4 (Acadiana), Region 6 (Cenla), Region 7 (Northwest Louisiana) and Region 9 (North Shore). 

The City of West Monroe and West Monroe Police Department will host the Second Annual Bicycle Safety Expo on Thursday, May 20. This free event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of City Hall, located at 2305 N. 7 th Street in West Monroe.

The Bicycle Safety Expo will be held in celebration of National Bike Month, which is recognized throughout the month of May. During the event, members of the West Monroe Police Department Bicycle Patrol will do helmet checks, offer safe riding tips and lead children through several bicycle obstacle courses.