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11/17/2017 - 11:58am
Louis Cross, the Ruston man wanted in connection with wounding his brother and another man early Sunday morning following a birthday party at Lake D’Arbonne State Park, was arrested here Thursday without incident. Cross faces two counts of attempted second-degree murder. Major Stephen Williams,...
11/17/2017 - 12:00pm
The man who died Friday evening after walking into oncoming traffic on Interstate 20 has been identified as 69-year-old James Knox of Riverside, California. The victim’s name was released Thursday by Louisiana State Police after Knox next of kin had been identified. Investigators did not elaborate...
11/17/2017 - 12:03pm
Northern Louisiana Medical Center is offering free assistance to people who are shopping for or renewing health insurance through the health care marketplace. Open enrollment goes through Dec. 15. “There are always questions concerning changes to premiums, deductibles and out-of-pocket limits...
11/17/2017 - 12:04pm
Louisiana Tech University is one of a select group of institutions across the country designated for a $299,178 award under the Regional Innovation Strategies Program of the Federal Economic Development Administration. The award is for an innovative program developed by Louisiana Tech to help...
11/16/2017 - 12:02pm
Lincoln Parish voters join their peers across the state Saturday in returning to the polls to elect the state’s next treasurer. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters must bring photo ID. The race between Republican John Schroder, of Covington, and Democrat Derrick Edwards, of New Orleans...

Announcements

Chandler Grace Haddox and David Michael Burkhalter, both of Ruston, exchanged wedding vows at 5 p.m. Nov. 4 at The Pond in Douglas. The bride is the daughter of Lee Jay and Sharon Haddox, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Doug and Debbie Haddox, of Ruston; Guy and Faye Barnes, of Ruston; and...
Tommy and Jackie Jenkins, of Ruston, were married October 20, 1967. The ceremony took place at The Ruston Church of Christ, then located on West California Avenue. Officiating was Leo Powers Jr. Tommy’s parents are the late Troy and Reba Jenkins. Jackie’s parents are Eloise Mathewes and the late...

Sports

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Bowl eligibility will be on the line when head coach Skip Holtz (above) and his Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (4-6) hit the road to face Texas El Paso...

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Grambling State University volleyball program placed two student-athletes on the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference teams...

Louisiana Tech will conclude its three-game home stand to open the regular season on Saturday night when they face off against Montana State at 7...

Editorials

Let’s face it, Saturday’s runoff election for Louisiana’s treasure isn’t the most exciting contest we’ve ever seen, at least not here in North Louisiana. Fact is, there’s...
Louisianans sure do love their fishing. That was recently evident during the “Get Out and Fish” event hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the...