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The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is requiring a wood pellet manufacturing plant to install pollution control equipment.

 The Environmental Integrity Project released a letter from the DEQ on Tuesday about the Morehouse Parish plant. That comes after several groups filed written comments in 2018 over the renewal of the Drax Group's air pollution control permit, citing health concerns and other things.

 Environmental Integrity Project attorney Patrick Anderson says Drax can reduce the plant's emissions to legal levels without cutting jobs. 

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A recent study found the University of Louisiana Monroe contributed $566.8 million to the Northeast Louisiana* economy in Fiscal Year 2017-2018.

Conducted for ULM by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI), the compelling study shows how the university is unmatched in its positive impact to the students, the region and the state. The university supports a variety of businesses and it benefits society as an economic driver, among other contributions.

NOAA

Tropical Depression Gordon will shift north of the area today but decent rain chances will continue. Temperatures will be in the upper 80's with the threat for flash flooding remaining for upper portions of the ArkLaMiss Delta through the day today.

Morehouse Parish Arson Suspect Arrested

Aug 14, 2018
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State agriculture commissioner Mike Strain announces the arrest of a suspected serial arsonist in Morehouse Parish. Strain alleges between July 20th and August 3rd, 55-year-old Philbert Bowers of Bastrop intentionally set several wildlife fires near the Arkansas state line.  The fires burned nearly 28 acres and fire officials suspect they were set on July 22. 

Strain says Bowers was arrested on 4 counts of arson by the Department of Agriculture and Forestry and  3 counts of arson by the Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office. 

 

 

KEDM Public Radio takes a a look at Louisiana's changing climate on marijuana at Policy and a Pint: A Blunt Look At Louisiana Marijuana Policy on Tuesday, May 15, with a broadcast on Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. on 90.3 KEDM.

Our open public forum features panel with members who support legalization and those against the new proposals. Our experts are from the fields of addiction recovery and counseling, pharmacology and pharmacy law, and the marijuana lobby.  We discuss medical pot, legalization, health issues, and more. 

Our panel for the discussion:

Lake Wind Advisory Until 6 p.m. Thursday

Feb 15, 2018
NOAA / NWS Shreveport

A Lake Wind Advisory has been issued across a four-state area. A tight pressure gradient between surface low pressure to the North and surface high pressure to the Southeast will produce strong and gusty Southwest winds of 15-25 MPH gusts to 25-30 MPH today.

Via: National Weather Service Shreveport, LA

Winter Weather Update

Jan 15, 2018
NWS Shreveport / NOAA

Update 10:43 a.m. Wednesday, January 17

A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for much of the KEDM listening area for Wednesday night.

Freezing temperatures will continue across much of the region today, then plummeting shortly after sunset tonight back into the teens and possibly upper single digits in some outlying and more rural areas. * TIMING...9 PM tonight through 9 AM Thursday. * IMPACT...Take precautions to cover exposed pipes and bring pets indoors as well as protect any sensitive outdoor plants.

Update 5:14 p.m. Tuesday, January 16

A Bastrop farmer was sentenced to 108 months in prison for creating shell farms so he could receive more than $5.4 million in subsidy payments to which he was not entitled.

 

Jay Curtis / KEDM

Area children and their families will benefit from a new facility that will house an established community service: The Children’s Coalition for Northeast Louisiana. The Coalition kicked off the “Commit to the Brick” capital campaign, a fundraising initiative that will support the new building located at 117 Hall Street in downtown Monroe.

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