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SHREVEPORT, La.  Illegal alien and felon Shandy Salgado-Almendaris, 39, of Mexico, pleaded guilty today before Chief Judge S. Maurice Hicks Jr. to one count of re-entry of a removed alien and one count of felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced.  

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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.

Downtown Monroe
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A downtown renaissance is happening in Monroe and West Monroe. New businesses are flocking to once vacant buildings and food and night life are following. KEDM's Policy and a Pint took a look at what is encouraging investment our downtowns and how to market what we've got. 

Our expert panel joined a live audience at Trapp's in West Monroe for a lively discussion. 

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. 

 

 

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NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Authorities say two separate boaters have died in Louisiana.

 News outlets report the bodies of 58-year-old Leonard Norbert and 66-year-old Milton B. Gomez were both recovered Saturday.

 Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj. Wendell Raborn says Norbert and his boat were found in the Atchafalaya Basin. A search for the New Iberia man had begun when he didn't check in during a fishing tournament he was participating in. 

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The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana been chosen as one of the Top 200 nationwide finalists for the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant program. If the Food Bank makes the Top 40 most voted causes, it will use the $25,000 grant to expand Senior programs to provide over 200 more low income senior citizens with a monthly box of food. The Food Bank needs the support of the entire community to get the votes it will take to win!

Winn Parish – Yesterday evening, a crash involving two vehicles killed a man and a woman from Monroe, LA. Both were wearing a seat belt.

OPSO: Help Needed In West Monroe Burglary Case

Aug 1, 2018
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Ouachita Sheriff’s Investigators are 

investigating the attempted burglary of Outlaw Ordinance in West Monroe that occurred during the early morning hours of July 27, 2018. 

 

Authorities are asking for anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspects pictured is asked to contact the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-329-1200.

 

West Monroe Shooting Sends Woman To Hospital

Jul 23, 2018
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Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting in the 100 block of Keller St. in West Monroe at approx. 9:30 p.m. Sunday evening, July 22nd. 

Upon arrival, deputies determined a female victim had been shot in the hip and she was transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. 

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