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KEDM held an open community forum on Crime Prevention on Monday, Feburary 25.

The discussion was held at 2Dudes Brew & Que, 436 DeSiard Street in Monroe. The expert panel of police and community members answered questions and talked about  problems and solutions with those attending. Topics ranged from the goals of community policing, to social media, to practical steps citizens can take to prevent crime.

The conversation aired on 90.3 KEDM on Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m. 

Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint on Monday, Feburary 25. In this open community forum we will discuss crime in the Twin Cities.

We will meet at 2Dudes Brew & Que, 436 DeSiard Street in Monroe. Our expert panel of police and community members will be ready to answer you questions and we will hear about problems and solutions from our guests. The "Meet and Greet" begins at 5:30 p.m. The radio event begins at 6 p.m. 

A DeRidder man was sentenced last week to 120 months in prison for possessing child pornography after previously being convicted of that same crime. 

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness month in Louisiana. In addition, the Governor’s Mansion will also be lit purple October 15-22 to raise awareness about this violent crime which impacts over four million Americans every year. 

Teenagers Accused Of Damaging Christmas Trees

Sep 27, 2017
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Five teenagers are accused of damaging over 50 Christmas trees at the Shady Pond Farm in St. Tammany Parish. Owner Clarke Gernon says 10 trees were destroyed during Labor Day weekend and the perpetrators came back last weekend, but this time the state forestry department set up motion-detection cameras and the vandalism was caught on video

An alleged kidnapping happened in Monroe on Monday morning.  The police were called to an incident on Lincoln Road in Monroe. An Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office release says a woman was taken against her will by her estranged husband and was traveling in a vehicle.

OPSO Deputies made a traffic stop and found the woman with minor injuries.

Anthony Cooper, age 36 of Monroe, was arrested.

He was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on charges of False Imprisonment and Simple Battery. Cooper also had four outstanding warrants. 

Louisiana Ranked Third Most Dangerous State for Online Dating

Jan 30, 2017

A report released by finds Louisiana is the third most dangerous state for online dating. Researcher for the website, Kaz weida, said the Bayou State received a high ranking because of its high rate of adults with STDs.

Weida said another factor that makes the Bayou State so dangerous for online dating is the extremely high rate of crime.

“There is a high correlation between rapes and prostitution, STD rates, and in fact crime rates because it is also considered crime,” said Weida.