Monroe homeless shelter to close this month
Posted on 8/2/2017 10:59:00 AM.

The only homeless shelter in the Monroe area will close its doors later this month. On August 26, the Salvation Army will discontinue its overnight shelter services. Spokesperson Jon Kalahar says the shelter serves an average of 30 people each night.
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Waitr launches in Monroe
Posted on 7/13/2017 5:13:00 AM.

The Waitr app is making its debut in Monroe today. The food delivery service has become wildly popular in south Louisiana and other states after its 2015 launch in Lake Charles. Co-founder and Launch Director Addison Killebrew says after adding new markets like Baton Rouge, they’re thrilled to put another Waitr location on the map.
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ULM ranked number one university in Louisiana by Schools.com
Posted on 6/30/2017 4:43:00 AM.

Schools.com ranks the University of Louisiana at Monroe the best four year college in the state. ULM president Dr. Nick Bruno says it is exciting and satisfying to be recognized this way. He says ULM is a small institution that has a very big attitude.
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Board of Regents grants license for ULM to host new med school
Posted on 6/22/2017 11:50:00 AM.

The Board of Regents has granted a license for ULM to host New York Institute of Technology’s new medical school in northeast Louisiana. ULM President Dr. Nick Bruno says this will give students throughout north Louisiana the opportunity to attend medical school right on the ULM campus.
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ULM looking to bring medical school to Monroe
Posted on 4/28/2017 5:47:00 AM.

Northeast Louisiana could become the future home of a new medical school. University of Louisiana Monroe President Dr. Nick Bruno says the university is actively engaged in discussions with a private medical school they hope to partner with, but they still have to work out a lot of details.
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New movie to begin filming in Monroe
Posted on 2/22/2017 5:50:00 AM.

A movie is being filmed in Monroe that highlights the importance of mentorship and fatherhood. Executive Producer Rodney Ray says “Cowboy & Indiana” follows a troubled bull rider named Tulsa as he chases a million dollar bounty on a killer bull no one has been able to ride. He says Tulsa’s life spins out of control as he struggles with an addition to pain pills and finds himself charged with a DUI. 

(photo courtesy of R-Squared Productions Facebook) 
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Graphic Packaging could build new facility in Monroe
Posted on 1/7/2017 12:24:00 PM.

Monroe is a top contender for a new Graphic Packaging facility. Senior Manager of Corporate Communications, Sue Appleyard, says while they are still looking at other potential locations, the company reached a conceptual agreement with the local union to build the facility in the Monroe area.
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CenturyLink purchases Colorado-based telecommunications company for $34B
Posted on 10/31/2016 1:06:00 PM.
Monroe-based CenturyLink announces they've purchased Level 3 Communications for 34-billion dollars. CenturyLink offers internet, TV and phone services to residents and data and IT services for businesses.
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Report: Monroe is fourth poorest city in the country
Posted on 10/9/2016 10:18:00 AM.

A new report from the finance website 24/7 Wall Street finds Monroe is the fourth poorest city in the country. ULM economics professor Dr. Robert Eisenstaedt says this isn’t surprising because Louisiana as a whole is a poor state, and the northeast part of the state tends to be even poorer.
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Many north Louisiana flood victims still can't get into homes
Posted on 10/4/2016 5:30:00 AM.

While flood victims in south Louisiana are struggling to recover from the August flood, many north Louisianans have still not recovered from the flooding there in March. Monroe Police Juror Pat Moore says many people still have not gotten back into their homes. She says some of the people didn’t know how to get the assistance they need.
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