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NCAA rules GSU-JSU game ‘no contest’

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The NCAA is recognizing the canceled game between Grambling State and Jackson State on Oct. 19 as a no contest, not with a win and a loss.
Grambling State’s players refused to travel to the game during a six-day player walkout. The Southwestern Athletic Conference then declared the game a forfeit.
The SWAC is allowed to give Jackson State a win and Grambling State a loss in its conference standings, but it can’t count the game toward the teams’ overall records.
The NCAA recognizes Jackson State as 6-2 overall and Grambling State as 0-8 overall.

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Dunkin’ Dogs net exhibition victory

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Louisiana Tech had four players score in double figures to go along with Michale Kyser’s seven blocks, as the Bulldogs took down Arkansas-Monticello 85-64 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game played in Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym.
The Bulldogs used an 11-3 run to pull away from the Boll Weevils midway through the first half, as Tech led 43-28 at the break and never looked back. Arkansas-Monticello cut the Bulldog lead to eight early on in the second half, but a 13-4 run increased the lead to 27 for Louisiana Tech.

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Dauzat honored by Tech

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Jo Ann Dauzat, dean emerita of Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, was recognized as the Vantage Health Plan Visionary Educator during the University’s home football game against North Texas two weeks ago.
Dauzat was joined on the Joe Aillet Stadium field for the recognition by Billy Justice, Director of Marketing and Sales for Vantage Health Plan.
“I am truly humbled to have been selected for this inaugural award,” Dauzat said. “I have been a professional educator for over 40 years, and this is a truly treasured award to me. Thanks to all who made this possible.”

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Bradshaw to be recognized as ‘Hometown Hall of Famer’

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Former Louisiana Tech and Pittsburgh Steelers standout Terry Bradshaw will be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company in Shreveport.
Tuesday’s event will be part of “Hometown Hall of Famers,” a national program honoring the hometown roots of the sport’s greatest coaches, players, and contributors with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.

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Downtown Howl'oween cancelled

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The Annual Downtown Howl’oween event, which was originally set to kick off at 4 p.m. today, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Kristi Lumpkin, economic development administrator, said while the weather may clear, the city didn’t want to take a chance.
“We were hoping for the best,” Lumpkin said. “While the rain may still clear out early afternoon, we feel conditions will be too wet for Downtown Howl’oween activities. I really appreciate your willingness to participate, and we look forward to next year.”

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DART remembers those lost to domestic violence

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While children are out trick-or-treating around the neighborhoods this Halloween, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team will be having a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Randy Ewing, former Louisiana senator, will be this year’s key speaker.
At 6 p.m. Thursday DART will wrap up Domestic Abuse Awareness Month by hosting a candlelight vigil in the community room at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Terrie Queen Autrey, community advocate for DART, said the purpose of the vigil is for the community to remember victims of domestic violence.

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Nine arrested at La. Tech

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A 9 p.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested nine Louisiana Tech University students on charges of possession of marijuana after police located the students allegedly smoking marijuana in a courtyard at Pierce Hall on Tech’s campus.

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Firefighters complete training for LPFD

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This fall’s firefighter school for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department produced eight new volunteer firefighters who are now equipped with the training necessary to protect Lincoln Parish.
Danny Cross, district chief for LPFD, said the firefighter school began with 13 people, and eight completed the training.
“After completing nine days of firefighter school, we came out with eight volunteers,” Cross said. “Usually we only have a couple that stick around, but this is a really energetic group.
“This is the best class we ever had. We should be able to keep all of these volunteers.

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Gas leak detours traffic

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At 11 a.m. Tuesday a natural gas line ruptured at the Ruston Fire Department Headquarters on Georgia Avenue.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer for RFD, said traffic was redirected and Georgia Avenue was shut down at Willow Glen Boulevard and Louisiana Highway 33 because of the gas leak.
“We are doing construction at the (Georgia Avenue) fire station,” Brazzel said. “We are using a construction company and they ruptured it with a backhoe.”
Brazzel said the fire department evacuated Price Tire, which is across the street from the RFD headquarters.

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Rain expected tomorrow

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Lincoln Parish could be in for some heavy rainfall tonight and Thursday in advance of a cold front that’s beginning to make its way across the country.
Kip Franklin, director of Lincoln Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said this morning that though the chance of severe weather still exists, the threat appears to be lessening.
“It’ just going to be a typical cold front coming through,” Franklin said.
The National Weather Service predicts a 60 percent chance of rain tonight and a 100 percent chance of rain on Thursday.

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