City of West Monroe

The City of West Monroe will host a team from the University of Southern Mississippi this Saturday, May 15 to use ground-penetrating radar to locate unmarked graves at Hasley Cemetery, which is owned and operated by the City of West Monroe.

A geography professor from USM and five USM students will be working at Hasley Cemetery to assist the City of West Monroe with assessing the cemetery, documenting existing headstones and markers and creating a digital map of the cemetery.

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. 

Tropical Weather Updates

Jul 11, 2019


Louisiana National Guard

  • Nearly 3,000 Louisiana National Guard soldiers remain deployed around the state and ready to assist in emergency response situations. 

Department of Transportation and Development

  • Motorist Assistance Patrol trucks will continue extended 24-hour operations on US 90 between Lafayette and Houma. 

Louisiana State Police

ULM Gets Nearly $275K For Mobile Weather Lab

Aug 25, 2018
Todd Murphy / ULM

The University of Louisiana Monroe received a $275,000 federal grant to buy new weather satellite equipment.

The National Science Foundation awarded the Major Research Instrumentation award to ULM so that the university can by a compact, portable Doppler Wind Lidar system. This equipment uses lasers to study atmospheric characteristics such as wind, turbulence and aerosols. It will allow ULM to better research storms and air quality to improve public safety and human health.