Bastrop – Shortly before 3:30 p.m. August 8, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Stevenson Road, just west of LA Hwy 142. This crash claimed the life of 17-year-old Wesley Clay of Bastrop.

The initial investigation revealed a 2007 Ford Ranger, driven by Clay, was traveling eastbound on Stevenson Road around a slight left hand curve. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle traveled off the road and through a ditch where it began to rollover.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West today reminded small nonfarm businesses in 21 parishes of the Aug. 2, 2021, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by Hurricane Laura and winds in the following primary parishes that occurred Aug. 26-28, 2020.

NWS Shreveport

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Noon Thursday. Expect mixed precipitation for the entire event but the higher snow totals should be north of the I-20 Corridor with the higher freezing rain totals likely near and south of the I-20 Corridor.

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Tuesday, November 3 - As polls begin to close across the country KEDM and NPR News will offer special coverage of Election Night 2020.

The will feature a special breaking news blog with analysis from NPR's team of expert reporters. It will also include a live-updating election results map, with tools that allow users to view returns by state and key areas, as well as historical results from previous elections. 

Survivors who purchased or rented a generator and/or chainsaw as a result of Hurricane Laura may be able to receive FEMA reimbursement.

FEMA cannot reimburse equipment paid for by another source, such as homeowner’s, flood, or other types of insurance. Duplicate payments or reimbursements for assistance provided by insurance or any other source are prohibited by law. / Prachatai /

Click here for intormation on where to receive COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana. The Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccincation Hotline is 1-855-453-0774 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Callers can find vaccination sites near them and schedule a vaccination.

Here is the daily updated data from the Louisiana Department of Health. These numbers are updated at 12 noon each day.

NWS Shreveport

Forecasters are warning of hurricane-force wind gusts and hail across the region as a potent storm threatens to spin up tornadoes and drench  Louisiana and Arkansas with heavy rains up to 3 inches.  The storm system will form a squall line in Texas and move into North Louisiana after midnight. The National Weather Service says wind gusts could top 80 mph — the speed of a Category 1 hurricane.

Take time now to prepare. Have multiple ways to recieve weather warnings including a battery power radio tuned to 90.3 KEDM Public Radio. 

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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.


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.