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March 14th, 2014

Man guilty of attempted murder

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An 18-month-old incident has been put to rest with a conviction taking place on Thursday.
District Attorney Bob Levy announced Jacques Patrick Williams, 48, formerly of 1202 MLK Drive, was convicted of attempted second-degree murder by a Lincoln Parish jury.
According to statements released by the DA’s office, it took approximately one hour for the jurors to reach their verdict. A polling of jurors reportedly indicated that the verdict was unanimous.

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Performance set for Dixie

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Lincoln Parish residents will have one more chance to party this weekend when the Krewe of Swing takes the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Dixie Center from the Arts.
The Dixie Center and Townsend House Gifts have joined together to present this swinging event.
“With their New Orleans influenced sound and energetic style, the diverse ensemble plays your favorites with the same fever pitch as heard on Bourbon Street,” John Emory Jr., event coordinator, said. “You don’t want to miss this show that’s always a hit everywhere the Krewe of Swing plays.”

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Shots fired at GSU

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The Grambling State University Police Department made an arrest on Thursday involving reported shots being fired on campus.
According to the arrest affidavit, GSUPD had received several complaints of someone discharging a firearm on campus near Frederick Douglas Hall.
Officers reportedly spoke with several students near the location and one stated witnessing two separate individuals to be involved in the incident.

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Club to host events

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana will be celebrating this coming week to emphasize the importance and value the club has to the community.
Chief Professional Officer Eldonta Osborne said the club plays an increasingly vital role in the lives of many young people.
“In today’s economic climate, we offer a positive place for kids whose parents are seeking an economical, safe and enriching environment for their children,” he said.

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Tech men move to C-USA semifinals

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Career high 20 points from Kyser leads Bulldogs past Charlotte, 86-65
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EL PASO, Texas — Michale Kyser scored a career-high 20 points and Alex Hamilton added 19 as No. 1 seed Louisiana Tech used a big second half to pull away from No. 9 seed Charlotte, 86-65, at the Don Haskins Center to advance in the 2014 Conference USA Tournament.

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NLW set to play Class C title game

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It’s worked so far, but New Living Word head coach Jerry Baldwin hopes the third time continues being the charm for his Lions.
No. 2 seed New Living Word takes on No. 4 seed Sicily Island at 4 p.m. today with the Class C boys’ state championship at stake at Barton Coliseum on the McNeese State University campus in Lake Charles.

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Bulldogs to kick off spring football practice

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Year two of the Skip Holtz era officially gets under way today as Louisiana Tech University begins spring football practice.
To day’s practice — along with most spring practices — will be open to fans and the media and is slated to being at 4 p.m. All practices will be held at Joe Aillet Stadium or the Tech Practice Fields with all dates and times subject to change. The NCAA allows each football program to hold 15 spring practices sessions and for Tech that will culminate in the annual T-Day Spring Game on April 12 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Lady Techsters fall against UTEP

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EL PASO, Texas — Louisiana Tech’s improbable run in the Conference USA Tournament came to an end Thursday night but not before the Lady Techsters gave the host UTEP Miners a scare.
But in the end the Lady Techsters fell 81-72.
Tech (12-20), which made history Wednesday night when it became the lowest seed (14) to ever advance to the quarterfinals of any conference tournament in Division I women’s basketball history, turned a five-point halftime deficit into a 48-43 lead with 11:10 to play.

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Sports Briefs

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Tech baseball travels to Florida Atlantic
With two straight wins under their belts, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will travel to the “Sunshine State” to take on Florida Atlantic in a three-game Conference USA road series beginning at 5:30 p.m. today in Boca Raton, Fla.
The Bulldogs come into this weekend with a 6-10 overall record and a 1-2 mark in league play, while FAU is 12-6 on the season and will also enter the series with a 1-2 league record.
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Tech’s Hadnot to compete in NCAA Championships

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Bearcats fall in pair of games

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Ruston High School’s Seth White (right) safely slid into second base Thursday, but that didn’t stop the Bearcats from falling 3-2 to Airline at the Vikings’ tournament. In an earlier game, Benton defeated Ruston 4-2.

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