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A guilty verdict was handed down for Cameron Mays on Thursday afternoon. Cameron Kinte Mays, 29, was found guilty by a six-man and six-woman jury on all three charges — aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The 3rd Judicial District Court Trial began Monday with jury selection, and proceeded with testimonies by the victim, roommate of the victim, Ruston Police Department officers and forensic investigators. The jury’s verdict was unanimous on the first two counts, and 11-1 on the rape charge. Deliberations lasted about an hour and a half. The...

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04/29/2016
A guilty verdict was handed down for Cameron Mays on Thursday afternoon. Cameron Kinte Mays, 29, was found guilty by a six-man and six-woman jury on all three charges — aggravated rape, aggravated...
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04/29/2016
If residents want to go somewhere for a Broadway-style musical, they would usually have to go to New York. This time, the Lincoln Parish Library is bringing the New York tunes to Lincoln Parish, said...
04/29/2016
Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home will celebrate Lemonade Day by selling lemonade from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at six different locations in Ruston with a portion of proceeds benefiting Life Choices,...
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04/28/2016
The prosecution in the case against alleged rapist Cameron Mays rested during Wednesday’s court proceedings. Prosecutor Mike Ruddick alleged that Mays, on or about June 4, 2012, committed aggravated...
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04/28/2016
At 7 p.m. on Friday, members of the Choudrant High School Drama Club will gather backstage in the auditorium to prepare to put on two different plays for the public. Jane Wallace, drama club sponsor...
04/28/2016
The Louisiana Tech University’s Science and Technology Education Center in the College of Education will lead an online Cyber Education program for K-12 educators. In a partnership with the Cyber...
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04/28/2016
Winners for the eighth annual Adopt-A-School End-of-Year Celebration and Luncheon were announced Tuesday. Photo left: From left are Brenda Brister, Choudrant Elementary School, fourth place; Patrice...
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04/28/2016
Third grade news Cypress Springs’ third graders have been busy. Students are reading the book “Because of Winn Dixie.” All students agree this is the best book they have read this year. They cannot...
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04/27/2016
A Ruston man was charged in the distribution of pornography involving juveniles after law enforcement agencies located him through his IP address. According to the arrest affidavit, Adam Reading...
04/27/2016
Lincoln Parish has been added to the federal disaster declaration for Louisiana that allows entities to recoup money for repairs to roads, bridges and other infrastructure damaged by the early March...