Top left: Robby Earle; Top Middle: Pictured is Dylan Spain, who won second-grade grand champion at the JA Dinner and a Movie; Top Right: John McCallum (center) received the Tulane University Book Award. Bottom: Pictured are the state science fair winners.
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An 18-year veteran Louisiana State Police sergeant was arrested Monday by troopers from the agency’s Bureau of Investigation and charged him with a variety of criminal violations including narcotics distribution, according to Superintendent of State Police Colonel Mike Edmonson.
Edmonson disclosed the details of the arrest after flying to Monroe on Tuesday afternoon to personally take possession of the sergeant’s badge, credentials and state-issued weapon. At the time of his arrest, Thomas was immediately suspended from duty pending the outcome of an administrative investigation.
The Ruston Daily Leader continued its tradition of excellence, when the Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editors announced the winners of its annual writing, photography and digital contest.
The Daily Leader took home a total of 26 awards, with nine of those being first places. Daily Leader staff members took home awards in a wide range of areas from editorials and columns to continuing coverage and sports writing.
The awards were presented during the annual awards banquet, which was held at the University of Mississippi this year.