To be Miss Louisiana, it takes more than just a pretty face, and Justine Ker, the newly crowned winner of the pageant, has the brains and inspirational quality to earn her title.
The Ruston native — who now lives in Choudrant — said she is proud to be from Lincoln Parish.
“I was born and raised in Ruston,” Ker said. “I now live in Choudrant, but I went to Cedar Creek from kindergarten to 12th grade, so I am a Ruston native. “
Her heritage is also a point of pride and uniqueness for the beauty queen.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies apprehended another suspect in connection with a burglary in Union Parish.
According to the arrest affidavit, on April 29 the LPSO received information that Tommy Harrell, 17, of 7003 U.S. Highway 80 Lot No. 216, was attempting to sell stolen property — including firearms — at his residence.