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A new audit of the Town of Sterlington has found some irregularities that may violate state law. 

The town overestimated revenue projections used by financial institutions that provided bonds according to the audit.

The audit says that over $3 million from bonds were improperly used on purposes other than what the bonds were authorized to be used for. 

A third finding says the light and water system for the sports complex was not publicly bid.

The town will not generate enough revenue to pay back the lease purchase agreement.

New Senior Assisted Living Center For Sterlington

Aug 21, 2019
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The town of Sterlington will see more growth soon, and just in time for the cash strapped town. A new 32 million dollar assisted living center will be built near the high school. Sterlington Mayor  Caesar Velasquez said this on the new developement, "The town of Sterlington is still growing, and it's still growing in a good way. Even though we continue to work through some of our financial challenges, we're going to continue to grow and come out of this, and this is a big shot in the arm for that."

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian on Keystone Road in Monroe reported at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday evening, December 11th.  The preliminary investigation indicates Luz Alvarino, age 76 of Monroe was fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle while walking in the traffic lane of Keystone Road.

 

The accident is still under investigation however no charges have been filed as of this writing. The identity of the driver is not being released at this time. 

 

No further details are available.

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KEDM and the Strelington Chamber of Commerce teamed up to present a candidate forum. The event featured the candidates for Aldermen, Police Chief, and Mayor. A large crowd gathered at the Sterlington Middle School to learn more about the vision, leadership qualities, and issues facing the town. 

MONROE, La. (AP) — A North Louisiana government has approved Sunday liquor sales for unincorporated parts of its area. The News-Star reports the Ouachita Parish Police Jury voted 4-2 Monday for the ordinance which takes effect immediately. The changes allow package sales for beverages with high- and low-alcohol content on Sunday afternoons. The vote does not change anything for incorporated areas of the parish including West Monroe, Monroe, Richwood and Sterlington. Several people spoke against the change, citing religious beliefs and the desire to maintain Sunday as holy.

Meet the Candidates: Sterlington

Oct 15, 2018
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Sterlington residents have the chance to meet candidates for Mayor, Police Chief, and Alderman at the KEDM Meet the Candidates event on Tuesday, October 16. 

Candidates will answer questions about their qualifications and the future of the town of Sterlington. 

Send us your questions! Just email them to news@KEDM.org, then make plans to join us Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m. at Sterlington Middle School Auditorium. 

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Strauss Theatre Center is presenting "The Cover of Life," a play based in Louisiana during World War II, Oct. 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. The play tells the story of three women keeping the home fires burning while their husbands are at war.

Bayou Jamb Rocks ULM Malone Stadium

Aug 24, 2018
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Bayou Jamb is Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25 at ULM Malone Stadium. The event includes football games, activities, and community involvement. 

Bayou Jamb began as a way to raise money and give back to the community. The event centers around football, but features food, activities for kids, and live music as well. Bayou Jamb is the biggest high school sports event in Louisiana.

The football game line-ups are as follows:Friday, August 24

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The man who struck and killed a Sterlington police officer, David Elahi with his car in 2016 was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. 46-year-old Tracy Govan was found guilty of vehicular homicide and vehicular negligent injury in February. Govan’s Attorney, Louis Scott, says it’s a shocking sentence considering his client’s clean record and the fact that the crime was an accident.

"I think it was extremely excessive, and I've been trying to figure out what was it that caused the judge to impose a sentence of that nature", said Scott. 

NWS Shreveport / NOAA

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a

Flood Warning for Urban Areas and Small Streams in...
Southern Union County in south central Arkansas...
Central Jackson Parish in north central Louisiana...
Union Parish in north central Louisiana...
Ouachita Parish in north central Louisiana...
Northeastern Claiborne Parish in northwestern Louisiana...
Lincoln Parish in north central Louisiana...

Until 1115 AM CDT Thursday

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