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Bill triggers discussion

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Leaders comment on proposed gun law
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While Senate Bill 303 may give hunters and gun enthusiasts more freedom to own a firearm, many area leaders are concerned the removal of certain language from the state’s Constitution concerning concealed weapons may be an area of concern down the road.
The bill, which would set tougher standards for restricting the use of firearms, was passed easily through both the House and Senate, and now awaits final approval from Louisiana voters in a November election.

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Two critically injured in wreck

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A single-car crash occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the west bound lanes of Interstate 20.

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RPD looks into death

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Ruston Police Department is investigating the death of a woman to see if the circumstances were suspicious.
At about 8 a.m. Friday, Ruston Police received a call in reference to a welfare concern at 2901 Paynter Drive. Police were advised by a neighbor that he had been contacted by a relative of Susan E. Hashway, age 63, of Ruston and asked to check on her well-being.

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Two home invasions examined

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Ruston Police are currently investigating two apparent home invasions that occurred within the past week in Ruston.
The first occurred in the early morning hours on June 4 on Robert Street. The second was reported on Friday, at a residence on Paynter Drive. This is the same residence where a woman was found dead on Friday. Police are currently uncertain about whether the invasion and death are related.

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Antique car show revs up for Peach Festival

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Car enthusiasts rejoice. Along with other main attractions, the Ruston Antique Car Club will host the Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Antique Classic Car Show on June 23 in downtown Ruston at the BancorpSouth parking lot, located on the corner of Trenton Street and East Georgia Avenue.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. and lasts until 9 a.m. Vehicle display will take place between 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., and judging will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. There is no pre- registration.

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Parish LEAP scores are good

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In this past week’s regularly scheduled Lincoln Parish School Board meeting, good news came for parents, students and residents of Lincoln Parish in the form of test scores.
School Improvement and Accountability Coordinator Donna Doss reported an improvement in eighth- and fourth-grade students’ LEAP scores as compared to last year.

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Don’t fall victim to investment ‘biases’

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If you’re like most people, you go through many complex thoughts and emotions when choosing investments. In fact, a field of study called “behavioral finance” is devoted to understanding why people make their investment decisions.
As part of their work, behavioral finance researchers examine “biases” that affect people’s investment selections.

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Does my mom need long-term care insurance?

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Question: My mother is in her late 60’s and very healthy. My father died a few years ago. She and I are very close and I have told her repeatedly that I would never let her go into a nursing home. Even so, she is considering buying long-term care insurance. Is this really something she needs?
 
Answer: If you can guarantee Mom that she’ll be healthy until the day she dies and that nothing will ever, ever happen to you, then tell her to skip the long-term care insurance.

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Are you doing enough to keep your identity safe?

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Every year, thousands of unsuspecting individuals are targeted for fraud and identity theft in a number of ways via mail, telephone, the Internet, conversations — even sifting through victims’ trash. We’ve all heard the horror stories resulting from these scams.
Hopefully, the gruesome details convinced you to heed warnings from financial institutions, credit card companies and government agencies to take basic necessary precautions for protecting your good name and credit.

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Fifth annual Cyber Discovery event hosted at Tech

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Learning about engineering, computer science and the humanities does not seem like a typical summer camp but for the past week, 60 students and 20 teachers from around the region were immersed in these topics and relished the opportunity.
These students were not in a lecture setting but rather an interactive, project-driven learning environment where robotics, computer programming, cryptology, architecture, cyber ethics and technical writing activities helped provide a reason for learning ­— context for the content.

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