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May 17th, 2013

Responders work multiple wrecks: Officials work five accidents

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The Ruston Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services and Ruston Police Department officers responded reports of five motor vehicle crashes within city limits Thursday.
Pictured are officials working the scene of a crash at the intersection of East Georgia Avenue and Willow Glen Street. Two vehicles collided in that accident, causing one to roll over on its side and come to rest against another car. Five patients were treated on the scene with two being transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

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Trio facing theft charges

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Arrests made in Grambling Post Office burglary case
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After several weeks of investigation work and forensic processing, Grambling Police Department investigators and U.S. Postal Inspector agents have arrested one woman and two men in connection with a burglary that occurred on April 23 at the Grambling Post Office.
During the early stages of the investigation into the burglary, Elizabeth R. Hardyway, 24, of the 200 block of Igoe Inn Road in Grambling, was arrested and charged with two counts of illegal possession of stolen property and was also charged with two additional unrelated bench warrants for failure to appear at Ruston City Court.

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Home damaged by blaze

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The Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 was called out to an early morning fire in the Ruston/Grambling area, with most of the structure considered a total loss.
According to reports, the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 was called out at approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning to 3792 Fletcher Lane.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a mobile home with an adjacent permanent structure completely engulfed.
The mobile home portion is currently considered a complete loss with extensive smoke and fire damage to the permanent structure.

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Hazardous Materials Collection Day set for Saturday

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Residents with old paint, medicine or sharps lying around the house will have an opportunity to safely dispose of these items this weekend.
The City of Ruston and Lincoln Parish’s annual Household Hazardous Material Collection Day is set from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the North Louisiana Exposition Center, located on Fairgrounds Road off Louisiana Highway 33.
One day in May is set aside each year to collect various items that should not be placed into the regular trash.
Camille Mize, Ruston’s environmental services manager, said the event is very important for the local environment.

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Farmers’ Market group to hold fundraising dinner

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The community is invited to attend the first annual North Louisiana Farm Fresh and Ruston Farmers’ Market Fundraising Dinner from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on June 29. Guests will enjoy a dinner prepared by the chefs at Rosemary’s Kitchen using fresh produce and products from Ruston Farmers’ Market vendors. Guests will dine by candlelight under a banquet tent, enjoy live music and get to know fellow farmers and market supporters.

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Summer movie night is coming to the Dixie

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Have you heard about the movies that have been showing at the Dixie Center for the Arts? The Dixie Center is such a versatile venue: touring musical acts, community theatre, art classes and movie showings, as well as rentals for weddings and church events.

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’Cats, Calvary collide today

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Ruston brings curtain down on spring football drills
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Ruston High School’s football players met their fans on Thursday.
Tonight, it’s a “dress rehearsal” of a different sort.
The Bearcats will go from a Thursday night inaugural “Open House/Supper” at the Jimmy “Chick” Childress Fieldhouse to a 6 p.m. spring-ending game against Calvary Baptist High in Shreveport.
For new Head Coach Brad Laird and his squad, it will mark the end of 10 days of spring drills that will serve as a tune-up for a 2013 regular season opener at Monroe Neville on Sept. 6.

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Techsters: An easy pick for Walter

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The instant Chrisstasia Walter set foot on Louisiana Tech University’s campus, the Hutchinson Community College sophomore knew she found her next school. Walter, arguably the best point guard in school history, signed her letter-of-intent with the longtime nationally-prominent program earlier this week at the HCC Sports Arena to play when the Lady Techsters’ affiliation with Conference USA tips off with the 2013-14 season.

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Bulldogs suffer shutout, 4-0

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Texas-San Antonio scored one run in the sixth and plated three additional runs in the eighth to seal a 4-0 victory for the Roadrunners over Louisiana Tech University Thursday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Senior left hander James Ferguson started and threw five scoreless innings until UTSA (29-23, 13-11 WAC) designated hitter Tony Ramirez homered to right-center field to give the Roadrunners a 1-0 lead over Tech (19-35, 6-19 WAC) in the top half of the sixth inning.

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Kipp on All-Region team

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Louisiana Tech University junior Erin Kipp picked up another honor on Thursday as she was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Central Region second team.
The awards honor softball student-athletes from the Association’s 10 regions with first and second teams selected for each region. The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams.

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