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Past articles by Gabrielle:

State Senator Jay Morris Optimistic of Concealed Carry Veto Overturn

This bill that Republican Senator Jay Morris has proposed wants to clear citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit. KTVE/KARD got the chance to speak with Senator Morris today and he feels very strongly about keeping this bill alive saying that with this bill being pushed so far through the legislative process, […] → Read More

Tyson chicken recall grows to nearly 9 million pounds of meat

The potentially-contaminated "ready-to-eat" chicken products were shipped to schools, nursing facilities, hospitals, restaurants, various retailers and Department of Defense locations. → Read More

Seniors in their late 80s and early 90s still active, says playing golf keeps them young

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) 7/3/21– If you think you’re too old to be active, well think again. We caught up with three seniors in Union County who say weekly trips to the golf course keeps them young. “Yes. Yes. It certainly is. Golf keeps me going. It keeps me going,” Bobbie Whisenhunt, 89, said. Check […] → Read More

Riverfield Academy two-sport star inks baseball scholarship with LSU-Alexandria

With the abnormalities of the last athletic school year, thanks to COVID-19, many athletes are still signing collegiate scholarships. Add Riverfield Academy’s Brier Williamson to the list. The Raiders football and baseball star has signed a letter of intent to continue his career on the diamond, with LSU-Alexandria. The first-team All-State selection homered seven times […] → Read More

Rayville advances to fifth straight Class 2A Championship, Neville’s run ends

Entering Wednesday, four area basketball teams are still fighting for state championships. Two of those four, Rayville and Neville played in different venues, with the eventual hope of hoisting a trophy inside Lake Charles’ Burton Coliseum. Rayville advances to their fifth straight appearance in the Class 2A Championship Game. This comes after the top-seeded Hornets […] → Read More

UPDATE: Wife of late Mayor Dane Weindorf has died

UPDATE: HAMBURG, Ark (KTVE/KARD) — The City of Hamburg is now mourning the loss of its Mayor and his wife. Last month, Mayor Dane Winedorf passed way on February 20th and ten days after his sudden death, his wife of 38 years suddenly died. The City Council will hold a special meeting this Thursday to […] → Read More

Arkansas State Spelling Bee to be held March 13

(KARK) (03/03/21)— The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas will sponsor the Arkansas State Spelling Bee on Saturday, March 13 at the Arkansas 4-H Center in Little Rock. The event will be closed to the public due to current pandemic protocols. According to officials with the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, approximately 42,243 students from 294 schools in […] → Read More

Danville community mourns life of teacher and son after car accident

(KARK) (03/03/21)— The Danville community is mourning the lives of an elementary school teacher and her son after they were killed in a car crash on Highway 154. If you need a perfect example of Danville school spirit, Superintendent Gregg Grant will tell you to look no further than Kayla Morris. “Mom and sister and […] → Read More

UPDATE: Sumac Mart sets date for grand re-opening

UPDATE: SMACKOVER, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — The owners of Sumac Mart in Smackover have set a date for their grand re-opening. A representative from the store says they are planning a celebration March 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The public is invited to join in a celebration of restoration. SMACKOVER, Ark. (KTVE/KARD)(August 13, 2020) (6:48 p.m.) […] → Read More

Honda recalls 1.4 million U.S. vehicles for software, other problems

Honda (NBC) (12/17/20)— Honda is recalling over 1.4 million vehicles in the U.S. to repair drive shafts that can break, window switches that can overheat and a software flaw. The software recall includes 737,000 Accords from 2018 to 2020 and Insights from 2019 and 2020. A programming flaw in a control computer can cause the […] → Read More

Caldwell Parish murder suspect captured in Monroe

Monroe, La. (KTVE/KARD) (11/25/20)— On 11/24/20, investigators with the Monroe Police were notified by the Caldwell Parish Sheriffs regarding information they received on the whereabouts of Deon O. Thompson, the suspect wanted in connection with the November 19, 2020 homicide that occurred in Caldwell Parish. Officers with the Monroe Police, the Caldwell Parish Sheriff’s Office, and […] → Read More

How sports bars are being COVID-19 safe during the World Series

WEST MONROE, La (KTVE/KARD) –Tuesday night marks day one of the World Series, and a lot of sports bars including Walk-ons are jam-packed getting ready for fans. The manager inside of Walk-ons, he let KTVE/KARD go inside take a look at all the COVID-19 precautions. They have partitions separating tables and guests and say they […] → Read More

Entergy: 57k currently without power in North Louisiana

WEST MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) UPDATE 1:00 PM– According to Entergy Louisiana’s website, these are the number of power outages in the following parishes: Caldwell: 1,918 Catahoula: 10 Claiborne: 3 Concordia: 565 East Carroll: 65 Franklin: 428 Jackson: 2,336 La Salle: 1,222 Lincoln: 6,324 Morehouse: 8,570 Ouachita: 27,439 Richland: 2,057 Tensas: 1,558 Union: 925 West Carroll: […] → Read More

Ouachita Parish crash claims life of West Monroe woman

Ouachita Parish (KTVE/KARD) (10/08/20)— On October 7, 2020, shortly before 2:30 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a three-vehicle crash on Louisiana Highway 557 near Dulaney Road. This crash killed 73-year-old Mildred Rawls of West Monroe. The initial investigation revealed a 2006 GMC pickup truck, driven by 45-year-old Donnie Rawls of West Monroe, […] → Read More

“It’s ‘fake’ meth”: Monroe man arrested on several charges

Monroe, La. (KTVE/KARD) (09/24/20)— On 09/23/20, at around 5 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked in front of the gate of the home. Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with the driver, Zachary McVay. He made no sense as to why he was parked in front […] → Read More

Alert: Phone Calls to WMPD

WEST MONROE, La. — The City of West Monroe says they’re experiencing issues with their service provider. Due to an issue with their service provider they’re currently to accept calls directly to the West Monroe Police Department. If you have an emergency please dial 911. For non-emergency services please dial 318-322-3970 to contact their dispatch […] → Read More

68-year-old grandmother pleads for peace in the streets of Crossett following the shooting death of her grandson

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — The city of Crossett is still mourning the loss of 28-year-old Dominic Lewis who was shot and killed last week. So much so that police say some individuals are causing trouble as an act of retaliation. According to police reports, a woman’s home was shot into during the early morning hours following […] → Read More

Spa-Con canceled due to COVID-19

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Spa-Con V has been canceled due to COVID-19. The multi-genre comics and pop culture convention that was scheduled for September 18 – 20. Spa-Con 2021 will be held on September 23-26 for next year. “There are many factors that led to this decision,” said Bill Solleder, marketing director for Visit Hot […] → Read More

UAMS doctor awarded more than $3 million to further myeloma research

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received two grants that total almost $3.14 million to study the molecular genetics and drug resistance of multiply myeloma, the second-most common blood-related cancer. Dr. Fenghuang “Frank” Zhan the Myeloma Center research director for UAMS is the one who received the grant […] → Read More

COVID-19 surge: Confirmed coronavirus cases in U.S. exceed 4 million

The U.S. tally of confirmed infections hit 4 million Thursday as new cases continued to surge across the majority of states. → Read More