Louisiana

Courtesy of Poverty Point World Heritage Site

Poverty Point World Heritage Site in West Carroll Parish is Northeast Louisiana’s global treasure. One of only 24 sites in the United States and 1,121 worldwide, it was approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2014.      

Much of the research, documentation and preservation of the site is a result of the work of station archeologist Diana Greenlee, Ph.D., an adjunct professor at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Greenlee led the process to nominate and secure the UNESCO designation. 

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KEDM Policy and a Pint will talk about the menace of feral hogs with local scientist, biologist, land owners and farmers. Learn about land and crop damage, disease, and cost to consumers. Meet and Greet at 5:30 p.m. and the radio event starts at 6:00 p.m.

The event will be held at River Grille, 2538 River Landing, Monroe, Louisiana. The open public forum will be moderated by KEDM News Director Cory Crowe. Call 90.3KEDM at 318-342-5556 for more information. 

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President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the nation's last governor's race of the year.

 "It may be 120 degrees in this room," Trump told the crowd at the end of a rally in the northeastern Louisiana city of Monroe. 

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With voting complete in Mississippi and Kentucky, President Donald Trump is turning attention to the last gubernatorial contest of the year, bidding to drive out Louisiana's Democratic governor in a display of political influence ahead of the 2020 elections.

The president is to travel Wednesday to the northeastern Louisiana city of Monroe hoping to muster votes for Republican businessman Eddie Rispone and keep Democrat John Bel Edwards from a second term in a crimson state Trump won by 20 percentage points. Early voting ends Saturday in the Nov. 16 election.

Monroe Regional Airport Director Ron Phillips says, “The emergency repairs have been completed and our main runway is now open.  We thank local air travelers for their patience and apologize for the inconvenience.  Air travel can now return to normal at the Monroe Regional Airport.”

Services will be held Tuesday morning for University of Louisiana at Monroe President Emeritus Dr. Dwight "Del" Vines.

The University of Louisiana Monroe has lost a beloved President Emeritus and Northeast Louisiana has lost one of its most ardent supporters with the death of Dwight D. Vines, Ph.D.

Vines served as president from 1976-1991. He joined the university, then Northeast Louisiana State University, in 1958 as an instructor of management and became a full professor. Vines served as dean of the College of Business from 1964 until he was named president.

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Tuesday evening Monroe Police made an arrest in the case of the hit-and-run death of 15 year-old Neville High School student Ashley Dorsey. Authorities arrested 51 year-old Daniel Lynn Ross, Jr. and charged him with Negligent Homicide and Felony Hit-and-Run. Detectives found Ross was driving a white Chevy Equinox when Dorsey was hit on Park Avenue. Ross is currently being held in the Ouachita Correction Center. 

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In the early morning of October 18, 2019, at approximately 1:30 AM, Grambling State University authorities responded to an in-door firearm discharge at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on Grambling State University’s campus. Two  individuals, one non-student and one police officer, were transported to North Louisiana Medical Center to receive care for injuries.

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In the early morning of October 18, 2019, at approximately 1:30 AM, Grambling State University authorities responded to an in-door firearm discharge at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on Grambling State University’s campus. Two (2) individuals, one non-student and one police officer, were transported to North Louisiana Medical Center to receive care for injuries.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an agreement between Louisiana Economic Development and the Madison Parish Port to expand port infrastructure in support of future economic development. With investments of $3.6 million by LED, $500,000 by the port and $4 million by Complex Chemical, the port’s anchor tenant, the $8.1 million project will provide for the installation of an 8-inch natural gas pipeline to serve port facilities along the Mississippi River. 

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